Tag Archives: House of Representatives

US Rep. Michael Michaud Comes Out

Via Chris Geidner on Buzzfeed: Rep. Mike Michaud, a Maine Democrat, told residents of the state he is hoping to govern that he is gay on Monday in op-eds running in newspapers across the state. Running for governor in 2014, Michaud told residents he “wasn’t surprised to learn about the whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls some of the people opposed ...

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GOP Rep. Tom Price (GA) To Introduce Bill To Prohibit Lame-Duck House Session

Today Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) plans to introduce a resolution demanding that the House of Representatives suspend all business in between election day and the day in January 2011 when Congress is rightfully returned to the God-fearing hands of the Republican Party. Because the Marxist/Socialist/Communist Democrats plan to go crazy during the lame-duck session. Leftists do not think ObamaCare’s unconstitutional ...

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Today In Crazy Teabaggers

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Photo Of The Day – Rep. Aaron Schock

This photo of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) at a White House picnic has been flying around the net for the last 24 hours. Rep. Schock would like to remind you that he is totally straight. For realz! RELATED: Check out Rep. Abs in his bathing suit.

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FLORIDA: Conservative GOP Transgender Woman Running For Congress

Donna Milo, 48, a conservative Republican transgender Cuban-American from Miami, has declared her candidacy for Congress. “I’m an American. I make my way on the basis of ability. My triumphs are based on my abilities, not on a label or a crutch,” said Milo, a Miami Planning Advisory Board member running to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, ...

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16 Senate Dems Uncommitted On ENDA

The long overdue vote on ENDA does appear to be coming, but support is lacking in the Senate where 16 Democrats have not signed on as co-sponsors. DC Agenda reports: As of this week, there were 45 Senate co-sponsors of ENDA, along with chief sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), bringing the total committed votes to 46. Of the 46, 42 ...

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Openly Gay NY Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell Considering Run For Congress

Openly gay NY Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, who is widely credited with his chamber’s multiple approvals of same-sex marriage, is considering a run for the seat of beleaguered Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY). Today the 20-term Rangel resigned as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee over allegations of ethics violations. Via Elizabeth Benjamin at NY Daily News: If elected, ...

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Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) To Retire Amid Male Sexual Harassment Rumors

First term Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) will not seek a second term in 2010. Although Massa cites a recent cancer diagnosis as part of the reason for his retirement, as yet unsubstantiated rumors in the U.S. House are flying that opposite-married Massa is being investigated by the Ethics Committee for sexually harassing a male staffer. Massa, whose departure endangers Democrats’ ...

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Fireworks At Obama Q&A With House GOP

The president met with House GOP members today for an extended question and answer session that we’re hearing got quite hot and heavy. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch much of it yet, but here’s the entire meeting. In a session that resembled the British custom where a prime minister responds to questions in Parliament, Mr. Obama took questions ...

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Pelosi: I Have The Health Care Votes

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2010 Census To Bring U.S. House Changes

The coming 2010 Census will bring the usual end-of-decade re-allocation of seats in the U.S. House. According to what is known about the decade’s population trends right now, here’s how the changes are expected to break down. Although a decades-old population shift favoring Sun Belt states slowed this year, the South continues to seize political power once held by the ...

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): The GOP Passed The Civil Rights Act

Somebody really really doesn’t know her history. Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) gets up to set her straight. Good stuff.

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House Committee Approves Bill Granting Partner Benefits To Federal Employees

Yesterday the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-12 to approve Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s bill granting benefits for the partners of federal employees. The bill is now likely to move to a full House floor vote, which many anticipate could take place before the end of the year. “Last I talked to the majority leader who sets the floor ...

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About That Renegade Republican….

After his lone GOP “yes” vote on the U.S. House’s health care reform bill helped its approval by only a two vote margin yesterday, right wing sites such as Free Republic and others have already launched a campaign against Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), branding him a “traitor” and calling for his deportation back to Vietnam, among other unrepeatable things. Cao ...

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U.S. House Passes Health Care Reform, GOP Calls Bill “Dead On Arrival” In Senate

Late last night the U.S. House narrowly approved its version of the health care reform bill by a vote of 220-215. Only one Republican, first termer Rep. Joseph Cao (LA), voted yes and 39 Democrats voted no. Roll call here. A triumphant Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened the legislation to the passage of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare 30 years ...

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Chris Matthews On NY-23

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House Bill Would Cut Funding To States That Oppose LGBT Adoption

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would restrict federal child welfare funding from any state that discriminates against LGBT people attempting to adopt. Stark said in an interview that he introduced the legislation, H.R. 3827, in part because thousands of children each year “age out” of the child welfare system without finding homes. “We got 25,000 kids ...

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DOMA Repeal Fight: Act On Principles

A new website called ACT On Principles has been launched for us to continuously monitor in real time our House representative’s position on the repeal of DOMA. The LGBT community is often told that there is not the support needed to pass, or even introduce, certain pieces of legislation. Rarely are we told who needs to be persuaded to gain ...

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Hate Crimes Bill On Verge Of Passage

Last night the House of Representatives voted down a GOP motion to strip the hate crimes act from the defense authorization bill to which it’s attached. The vote was 234-178, virtually exactly along party lines. Tomorrow the House will see a final conference vote on the bill, after which the Senate will see a conference vote before the bill lands ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): Hate Crimes Act Is Holding Soldiers Hostage

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) vehemently opposes the Matthew Shepard Act and says attaching it to a defense appropriations act is “holding soldiers hostage.” He then go on to spout the usual lies that preachers will be dragged from the pulpits and charged with hate crimes for preaching against homosexuality.

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