Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'
September 15th, 2011
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday brushed off the two special election losses Democrats suffered on Tuesday, saying the party was still on track with plans to regain control of the House of Representatives next fall.

"It does not alter our plan for taking back the House," Pelosi said, when asked about the GOP upset in a traditionally Democratic district in New York, and the wide margin the Republican received over the Democratic candidate in Nevada.
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The other 'American Jobs Act'
September 14th, 2011
05:21 PM ET
3 years ago

The other 'American Jobs Act'

Washington (CNNMoney) – At least one House Republican is having a chuckle over the "American Jobs Act." Earlier this week, no House Democrat had officially filed a bill introducing the $447 billion jobs package that President Obama had sent to Congress.

The president, of course, dubbed his proposal the American Jobs Act. Well, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, liked that moniker so much he slapped it on a bill of his own - one that would never be embraced by any Democrat.

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Filed under: Congress • House Democrats • House Republicans • Jobs
House Democrats say they know what Ronald Reagan would do
July 19th, 2011
07:18 PM ET
3 years ago

House Democrats say they know what Ronald Reagan would do

WASHINGTON (CNN) - What would Ronald Reagan do? It's a question many Republicans often ask, but on Tuesday Democrats turned to the former president's words to argue he would raise the debt limit.

House Democrats released new video that features a Reagan radio address from September 1987 during which he called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • House Democrats • Ronald Reagan
House Democrats: No dice on Medicare, Social Security cuts
July 8th, 2011
09:23 PM ET
2 years ago

House Democrats: No dice on Medicare, Social Security cuts

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Democrats, frustrated that President Obama is including entitlement changes in debt negotiations, pushed back Friday, insisting they will not support any benefit cuts to Medicare or Social Security.

They also reminded the White House it should heed their concerns if it wants to get Democratic votes necessary to pass any agreement.
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Filed under: Debt • House Democrats • Medicare • Social Security
House Democrats react to Weiner resignation
June 16th, 2011
06:17 PM ET
3 years ago

House Democrats react to Weiner resignation

Washington (CNN) - The news of Weiner’s resignation was met with reaction that ranged from relief to sadness on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

CNN caught up with up with several Democratic lawmakers during votes off the House floor just before Weiner made his resignation official in New York. These Democrats, who noted that they are close to Weiner, were quick to point out that while he will no longer be a member of Congress, they believe Weiner still has a promising future ahead, possibly including another political office.

Read reaction from several of Rep. Weiner's colleagues after the jump:
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Weiner resigns after sexting scandal
June 16th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Weiner resigns after sexting scandal

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office Thursday, saying, "Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created" has made it "impossible" to continue his work in Congress.

Weiner apologized "for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused" to his neighbors, his constituents, and his wife.

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Democrats unload Weiner campaign donations
June 7th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats unload Weiner campaign donations

Washington (CNN)–In a sign of widening political fallout from so-called “Weinergate,” two House Democrats who represent competitive districts announced Tuesday they were donating campaign contributions from Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to charity.

Weiner confessed Monday that he had lied about sending inappropriate text messages and photos to several women. He said he is not resigning, but top House Democrats called for the House ethics committee to investigate the matter.
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House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner
June 3rd, 2011
05:25 PM ET
3 years ago

House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner

Washington (CNN) - Members of the House Democratic leadership have talked repeatedly to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to try to get him to end what several Democrats call an unwelcome political distraction, a member of the party's leadership tells CNN.

"It's frustrating because we'll talk to him, and say clean it up, and then he goes out and does stuff," said the member of the House Democratic leadership, who declined to speak for the record about private discussions with Weiner.
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Democrats (HEART) Elizabeth Warren
June 2nd, 2011
02:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats (HEART) Elizabeth Warren

Washington (CNNMoney) – House Democrats are calling on President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the next Senate recess.

Eighty-nine House Democrats have sent the president a letter dismissing a Senate Republican threat to block any nomination of a director to the new consumer bureau. They urged the president to "nominate Professor Warren as the CFPB's first director anyway," the letter released Thursday stated.

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Budget, debt standoff on agenda for Obama and Hill Democrats
June 2nd, 2011
01:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Budget, debt standoff on agenda for Obama and Hill Democrats

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with congressional Democrats Thursday to discuss ongoing deficit reduction negotiations and the looming deadline to raise the federal government's debt ceiling.

The president has challenged a controversial GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare, but told congressional Republicans on Wednesday that entitlement reforms are under discussion as part of a deficit reduction deal.

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Filed under: Debt • House Democrats • Medicare • President Obama
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