Instead of doing his job, Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning on using the month of September shame and smear Democrats.
According to Roll Call:
Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.”
The most pressing item on the agenda is a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30, but Boehner also spoke strongly and at length, according to a read-out from a source on the call, in favor of using the remaining legislative days before the November elections to draw “a very stark contrast between ourselves and the Democrats who run Washington.”
John Boehner won’t be trying to pass any legislation, or working to erase the negative perception that the American people have of his do nothing House. Speaker Boehner won’t be doing any actual work. Instead, he is going to be filing his lawsuit against President Obama and trying to shame the Senate Democrats because they have refused to go along with the tea party-driven crackpot House agenda.
In case Speaker Boehner didn’t realize it, Republicans control the House of Representatives which means that they also control Washington along with the Senate Democrats and President Obama. Even when Republicans have a majority, they still find a way to play the victim. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell seems confident that the Senate will pass a bill that funds the government into December. However, some House Republicans are already objecting to any funding bill that doesn’t go through the rest of 2014.
Rep. Boehner let it be known today that the House Republicans intend to stick to their usual schedule. They plan on doing nothing in September. Boehner will use the House as a platform to help make the case that his party should be handed the majority in the Senate. The Republican Party is banking everything on taking back control of the Senate. If Democrats keep the majority, Republicans will have empty hands to match their empty agenda.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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