Category Legislation

Humanitarian Crisis: 50,000 undocumented children in need of help at U.S. border

Following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, President Obama makes a statement on immigration reform in Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2014. “The first thing we can think of is to send our children to the United States,” said a mother of two in La Pradera, who declined to give her name because […]

Three Ways for President Obama to Turn Affordable Care Act Website Around from the Brink

President Obama can and will bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or what Republicans like to call “Obamacare” around. Here is how he can take a more hands-on approach to it’s revival and stability.  Here is how I would approach the issue. President Obama should personally visit CGI, and any firm or hired programmers responsible […]

Senate Bill H.R. 2775 (Debt Limit/CR), Has Passed 81-18 to End U.S. Government Shutdown

The U.S. Senate has made great progress at the last moment. Hopefully the U.S. House will pass the bill as well, and this government shutdown can come to an end. Also, I hope that the next time it comes up in 2014, they will fund the government for a full year instead of just a […]

New Jersey’s Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. on House Floor: “GOP Protest is Height of Hypocrisy”

William James “Bill” Pascrell, Jr. (born January 25, 1937) is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district. He represented New Jersey’s 8th congressional district from January 1997 to January 2013 and is a member of the Democratic Party.  Subscribe to him on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RepPascrell?feature=watch or Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillPascrell UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013

California’s Rep. Adam Schiff Talks About Government Shutdown and Raising the Debt Ceiling #AskAdam

Rep. Adam Schiff answers a constituent’s question in his video segment #AskAdam on the the government shutdown and need to raise the debt ceiling. UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Speech on the Debt Ceiling

Senator Warren’s speech about the debt ceiling on the Senate floor on October 9, 2013. UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013

U.S. 2013 Government Shutdown: The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice

Bless Chris Van Hollen for telling it like it is. See video. UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013 “Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote […]

A U.S. Default on Debt Seen as Catastrophe, to Have Worldwide Affects

A U.S. default on it’s debt would be devastating to not only the U.S. but also it’s affects would ripple around the world. There is often talk of “slippery slopes” in politics, well this is one that the United States should not go down. Republicans are not letting on how devastating this could be to […]

President Obama Speaks on Syria and Meets With Lawmakers

President Obama speaks on the situation in Syria from the White House Rose Garden. August 31, 2013. President Obama said Tuesday he is confident that Congress will vote to authorize military action against Syria, and that he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. “We have high confidence that […]