Tag Archives: #GOPSHUTDOWN

Another Week of Devastating Polling Hits Republicans

CNN’s newly released poll shows the lasting damage the #GOPShutdown and the Republican Congress’s dysfunction and extreme policies have done. Democrats have taken a significant lead in the generic Congressional ballot, and voters want to oust Republicans in Congress because they’ve done harm to the country and are far too extreme. Democrats lead the generic congressional ballot

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Devastating: Congressman Pearce’s Shutdown

The Republicans’ government shutdown has been devastating for New Mexico. Forbes compiled a list of the states most negatively impacted by the GOP shutdown and New Mexico came in at number seven. Among the hardest hit, southern New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range where 2700 civilian employees were furloughed; thousands of workers at NASA’s Johnson

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President Obama: The Government Shutdown Is Over

Last night, President Obama signed legislation to reopen our government and pay our bills. “Because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the first government shutdown in 17 years is now over,” he said today in the White House Press Briefing room. “The first default in more than 200 years will not happen.  These twin threats to our

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Votes to Reopen Government and Avert Default

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), a member of the House Budget Committee, this evening released the following statement after voting for a bipartisan bill to end the government shutdown and avert a debt default: “For the past 16 days, countless innocent New Mexicans have suffered due to an irresponsible and completely avoidable government shutdown. Today,

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján’s Statement Following the Vote to End the Shutdown

Congressman Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement after casting his vote with the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the shutdown and avert default: “While I would have preferred legislation that extends the debt limit for a longer period of time and that funds the government at a higher level, this

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Steve Pearce Votes for Default

STEVE PEARCE JOINED HIS FELLOW TEA PARTY EXTREMISTS ONCE AGAIN AND VOTED AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF HIS 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CONSTITUENTS AND ALL HARD WORKING NEW MEXICANS: After sixteen days of the House Republican shutdown, Steve Pearce joined his fellow Tea Party extremists and voted to continue the shutdown and, and for the first time

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U.S. Senator Tom Udall Hails Senate Vote to Re-Open Federal Government

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), issued the following statement on the Senate vote to end the government shutdown: “Reason has finally prevailed in Congress, and we have a bipartisan agreement that will enable us to re-open the government, pay our bills and begin to restore the damage the shutdown caused to our economy. I’m

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Congressman Steve Pearce Continues To Ignore Constituents—Tells Federal Workers ‘Take Out A Loan’

Reckless action hurts New Mexicans and threatens serious damage to state’s economy The government shutdown enters week 3 and in a few days the debt ceiling deadline arrives. Tea Party Rep. Steve Pearce continues to push the country to the edge of the cliff, saying ‘faster.’ Once again Congressman Pearce has failed to step up

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich: New Mexicans Want Their Government To Function Again

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor to underline the devastating impacts of the government shutdown on New Mexico’s economy and middle-class families. Below are Senator Heinrich’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “Mr. President, in the midst of the current crises there have been some who have questioned the relevance

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