There is no legitimate reason for this inquiry. Individuals and organizations are being unfairly targeted and placed at risk. Mr. Ryan, who took office with talk of wanting to change how the House does business, should put an end to these sordid proceedings.
And this week was epically messy for Speaker Ryan and House Republicans who left town without addressing the three terrifying public health crises and drowned their own appropriations bill in order to show their thirst for discriminating against the LGBT community.
On Memorial Day, we honor the courageous women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.
Republicans are treating the threat of Zika with so little seriousness as they decided to use the crisis as an opportunity to eliminate protections for the water that our children drink.
“Our top public health officials have been extremely clear: $1.9 billion is the amount needed to protect American children and families from Zika. Anything less will severely damage our ability to respond to this virus, and endanger Americans across the country.”
The Republican Congress is about to leave for an almost two-week recess. Republicans are leaving Washington without having completed any of the urgent business before Congress.
While House Republicans enable polluters, Democrats will stand for clean energy, a healthy environment and good-paying jobs for future generations.
House Republicans’ thirst to discriminate against the LGBT community is so strong that they are willing to vote down their own appropriations bill in order to prevent progress over bigotry.
Republicans, again, have had time for almost five weeks of recess in this spring period, no time to act on the crisis with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.
With this bill, the House GOP is trying to override the democratic will of 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia, and insert Republicans’ ceaseless dysfunction into the operations and finances of the District.