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Congress Returns for Important Business

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

House Republican leadership has indicated that they may take some sort of action against House Democrats who waged a sit-in protest back in June before Congress departed for a 7-week recess.

Congress returns to Washington today and punishment for Democrats who demanded a vote on several common sense gun safety measures is apparently near the top of the GOP's priorities.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) indicated to the New York Times on Tuesday that House Republicans may punish House Democrats in some way for their June sit-in over gun control.

Politico also reported last week that House leadership was considering punishing democrats for the sit-in, citing unnamed sources.

As you know, our Republican-controlled Congress has not passed a bill to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Congress has not passed any appropriations bills. Congress has not funded the federal government beyond the end of this month.

Congress has done nothing to tackle gun violence, or workplace discrimination, or dozens of other very important things that Republicans don't care about.

We're 24 days away from a possible government shutdown.

  • Victor the Crab

    Congress has done nothing to tackle gun violence, or workplace discrimination, or dozens of other very important things that Republicans don’t care about.

    Which will be immediately blamed on Obama, Hillary, and the Democrat machine and its bumhole lickers from the mainstream media as proof that they themselves are not to be trusted with any way that would harm their image.

  • ninjaf

    And once again, Republicans will claim that government can’t work.

  • muselet

    Congress has done nothing to tackle gun violence, or workplace discrimination, or dozens of other very important things that Republicans don’t care about.

    Which is why it’s vitally important to punish the Ds for protesting the Rs’ lack of action on … well, pretty much everything.

    –alopecia