a message from Tarryl Clark


Since 1994 The Violence Against Women Act has protected women and their families by:
This week Chip Cravaack voted to kill it. To say the least I am outraged, I have worked hard on these issues in the legislature and before that as an attorney and an advocate – and this isn’t even the only action the Tea Party Congress has taken against women this week.
Yesterday when the Republicans in Congress voted along party lines to approve the Ryan budget, they were also casting a vote against women.
The Ryan budget will destroy Medicare and fundamentally alter Medicaid. Women account for 55% of people on Medicare and nearly 70% of people on Medicaid. In their quest to find a way to pay for all of the tax breaks they are proposing for billionaires and multinational companies exporting our jobs, Congressional Republicans have largely targeted women and our families with their cuts.
This year alone Congressional Republicans have attacked women’s access to contraception and preventative healthcare, voted to cut Medicaid and Medicare, and now won’t even consider reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. And its only March.
We can’t afford to sit on the sidelines now. If we do, the Tea Party will turn the clock back on all of the progress that we have made.  Join me today in fighting back.
Sincerely,
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Congress: the Republican led House continues to pass bills that will go no where,wasting taxpayer $$$ – Senate Convenes Monday,4/16/2012


the Senate Convenes: 2:00pm April 16, 2012

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2240, the Paying a Fair Share Act.
  • As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act on Thursday, March 29th.
  • At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #460, Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of WV, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit with up to 60 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.
  • Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Thacker nomination.  There will then be a 2nd roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act.
  • If the House does not adopt S.Con.Res.38, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will also meet on the following dates at the following times in pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted:
  • Monday, April 2nd at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, April 5th at 11:00am
  • Monday, April 9th at 10:00am
  • Thursday, April 12th at 2:00pm

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Tell Republicans Compromise is NOT a dirty word

 CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGSLEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 30, 2012 112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION en-usPursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, this file is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:00:03 EDTYes11:08:36 A.M. -The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 38. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 16, 2012.11:08:35 A.M. -On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.11:08:19 A.M. -Mr. Dreier moved that the House do now adjourn.11:07:01 A.M. -COMMITTEE FILING AUTHORITY – Mr. Dreier asked unanimous consent that all committees have until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012, to file reports to accompany measures. Agreed to without objection.11:06:52 A.M. -S. Con. Res. 38Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.11:06:48 A.M. -S. Con. Res. 38On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.11:05:03 A.M. -S. Con. Res. 38Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 38 — “Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.”11:03:46 A.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 38 and passed H.R. 2297 with an amendment.11:03:10 A.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Dreier to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.11:03:04 A.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.11:01:09 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Barry Black, Chaplain, United States Senate, Washington DC.11:00:38 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.11:00:25 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

a message from Senator Patty Murray


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You know what keeps me awake at night?

The GOP‘s war on women.

We’ve got so many things we need to focus on right now in the Senate — jobs, boosting the economy, and  rebuilding our nation’s roads and bridges.

But the Republicans don’t care about any of that. They’re focused solely on turning back the clock to the 1950s when it comes to women’s rights. And it needs to stop.

We’ve held the line for now — but there’s surely more to come. Please contribute $5 to help me fight even harder in the months to come.

Despite our successes stopping the Blunt amendment and a number of other harsh political attacks directed at women, we’re already looking at difficult fights ahead:

  • We need to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
  • The House GOP’s budget includes radical changes to Medicare that will disproportionately harm women
  • The version of the draconian Blunt amendment in the House which has over 200 sponsors may return to the Senate
  • Every day we’re seeing more and more reprehensible attacks on women’s health in states across the country

We shouldn’t have to focus on these kinds of assaults on our basic rights — but they’re giving us no choice.

And, with your support, I’m going to keep fighting tooth-and-nail to stop them from gutting decades of progress on women’s health.

Please contribute $5 now to help me do just that.

I can’t wait until this is over and we can get back to creating jobs and boosting the economy — but I’m glad that you’re right there with me.

Thanks again,


Patty Murray
U.S. Senator

leading GOP candidates … new low


DemocratsFriend —

One of the leading GOP candidates put out a vicious attack ad this week that hits a new low as far as campaign ads go — and if you blink, you may just miss it.

About 40 seconds in, we see an image of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then the words “Sworn American Enemy” are spoken, and the image flips to a picture of … our President.

Watch it here, then fight back against this slick GOP attack with $3 or more today:

Video: Sworn American Enemy?

If this is what the candidates are doing before one of them even becomes the nominee, you can expect Karl Rove and the Republican Super PACs to be even more out of line in the general election.

So if you’re as fed up with this fear mongering as I am, fight it, and give to the party that’ll hit back every time:

https://my.democrats.org/Fight-Back

Thanks,

Debbie

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair
Democratic National Committee