90 Days: The 115th Republican Congress By the Numbers


90: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of April 2, 2017

51: Days the GOP House has been in session, 9 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was completed

ZERO: Number of bills to create jobs the House Republican Leadership has brought to the House Floor

ZERO: Number of bills that have been considered under an open rule so far this Congress

Only 18: Number of bills signed into law, including 8 partisan GOP special-interest bills, overturning key Obama-era protections (including special interest gifts to the coal industry, the Gun Lobby, and Big Oil and Gas); and 9 noncontroversial suspensions.  

93: Percent of Republicans who voted to allow internet service providers to collect and sell Americans’ sensitive personal information without consent

62: Members – 61 Democrats and 1 Republican – have called for GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to recuse himself from the House investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia after his bizarre actions that have proven he is incapable of conducting an honest, credible and impartial investigation

3: Times Republicans have blocked a vote on a bill to require Presidents and candidates for President to disclose their tax returns – despite the fact that 72 percent of Americans want Presidents to disclose their tax returns (2017 Vote #62, 2017 Vote #103, 2017 Vote #199)

6: Times Republicans have voted to block bringing up a bill to create a bipartisan, independent, outside commission to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election (2017 Vote #26, 2017 Vote #88, 2017 Vote #93, 2017 Vote #115, 2017 Vote #197, 2017 Vote #204)

130: House Democrats have called for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions for lying under oath to the Senate and the American people about his communications with the Russians during the presidential campaign

Only 2: House Republicans joined 163 House Democrats on a letter urging the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to ask for copies of President Trump’s tax returns

233: Republicans voted against an amendment to that would hold government officials to a high ethical standard by ensuring they are not exempt from any civil action related to their public service

ZERO: Times Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out in opposition to President Trump’s dangerous and unconstitutional Muslim and Refugee Ban

4: Times House Republicans blocked bringing up a bill to rescind President Trump’s dangerous and unconstitutional Muslim and Refugee Ban; days later 2 GOP-appointed and 2 Democratic-appointed federal judges ruled that enforcement of the ban must stop (Congressional Record H717, 2017 Vote #68, 2017 Vote #70, 2017 Vote #74)

3: Times Republicans voted for measures attacking women’s health care so far in this Congress, including votes to start the ACA repeal process, place restrictions on how women can spend private dollars in purchasing health insurance, and reduce the access of millions of women to family planning  (2017 Vote #56, 2017 Vote #65, 2017 Vote #99)

ZERO: Public hearings on the House Republican backed TrumpCare bill, where lawmakers could hear from outside experts on the implications and consequences of the bill, before it was reported to the House Floor

24 million: Americans would lose health insurance under the House Republican backed TrumpCare bill that was pulled from the House floor abruptly on March 24 before coming to a vote

As many as 7 million: Veterans would be blocked from getting tax credits to go toward private health insurance under TrumpCare

5: Times the amount the GOP-backed TrumpCare would force older Americans in the individual market to pay in premiums compared to what younger Americans pay for health coverage

227: Republicans blocked a vote on a bill to exempt the entire Department of Veterans Affairs from President Trump’s federal hiring freeze

229: Republicans voted to overturn a critical rule to make Brady background checks more effective and efficient, by ensuring the names of those prohibited from having guns under federal law are submitted to the background check system – despite 93 percent of Americans supporting these background checks

230: Republicans voted to overturn key anti-corruption provisions that require disclosure of payments by big oil and gas companies to foreign governments for access to natural resources, provisions strongly opposed by Big Oil and Gas

224: Republicans voted to overturn, at the behest of corporate interests, a key rule to protect the drinking water, health, and environment of the people of Appalachia who live near mountaintop removal mining sites, who have suffered elevated levels of lung cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, and birth defects

234: Republicans voted to strike a critical rule to uphold the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act, thereby undoing key protections for disadvantaged students

100: Percent of Republicans who voted against an amendment that would stop efforts to weaken commonsense rules that limit conflicts of interests between Executive Branch employees

233: Republicans voted against an amendment requiring Association Health Plans to provide coverage for substance abuse treatment as an essential health benefit even as communities across the nation struggle to combat the opioid epidemic

119: Republicans (a majority) voted in an internal House Conference meeting to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) before public outrage forced GOP leadership to change course

231: Republicans voted to prohibit agencies from publicly discussing or disclosing any information that could be interpreted as promoting or generating support for any regulatory action by an agency

100: Percent of Republicans that voted to prevent independent agencies from moving forward with safeguards and regulations without a stamp of approval from the White House

227: Republicans voted to overturn a critical workplace safety rule that clarified employers have a continuing obligation to record injuries and illness even if they are not always in compliance with OSHA’s recordkeeping requirement

99: Percent of Republicans voted against an amendment to protect Americans’ public health by prohibiting members of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board from being employed by any corporation or company that has an interest before the Board

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