Skip to comments.While in Congress, Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills with Pelosi
Posted on 12/07/2011 6:29:55 PM PST by Fred
DES MOINES, Iowa Newt Gingrich has taken heat on the campaign trail from conservatives for filming a 2008 commercial on climate change with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
But that was hardly the first time the Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker collaborated with Pelosi.
Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills in Congress with Pelosi during the 12 years they served together in the House, according to the Library of Congresss THOMAS database.
Gingrich was in Congress from 1979 to 1999. Pelosi has served since 1987.
As a matter of comparison, House Speaker John Boehner, who has served in Congress with Pelosi for more than 20 years, has only co-sponsored 104 bills with her.
Many of the bills Gingrich and Pelosi co-sponsored were hardly divisive: authorizing an award for Mother Teresa, giving a congressional gold medal to former President Gerald Ford and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
But one piece of legislation could be problematic for Gingrich with conservatives: the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989, which never made it out of committee.
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I know it is not only me but others have said the same.
Why is it that certain times we come on here now we see a certain candidates supporters always putting up negatives about our top runners.
So do you think Paul will win the election with what he stands on against bozo the clown?
Speaking of RINOs...
I guess that part doesn’t bother me that much. I’m sure that he and the Queen can find something to agree on, and there is of course a lot of pressure to be bipartisan on both sides.
But when you look at the actual issues, that is the problem. Of course, it’s a problem with all these jokers. Romney brags that he can work with Democrats. That’s the last thing I want them to do. I’d like a candidate who says he’ll stick his finger in their eyes. Who says that though?
The Romneybots just don’t get it. We are fully aware of these things Gingrich has done. They are baked into our calculations. He’s still the better choice to Romney simply because he has conservative bona fides. It was not Romney who carted and directed the attack on the dems and their culture of corruption in `94. It was not Romney who authored the Contract with America. It was not Romney who forced Clinton’s hand on welfare reform and it was not Romney who attempted to hold Clinton accountable for his illegal actions through impeachment.
It WAS Romney who birthed Romneycare which was the blue print to Obamacare. It WAS Romney who disavowed Reagan in 1994 while running against Teddy. It was Romney who advocated gun control and abortion.
No matter what the Romneybots say and/or do, they can not make Romney have conservative bona fides and they can not take away from Newt his conservative bona fides.
Therefore, game over for Romney.,
How many bills did Obama co-sponsor with anyone?
Nobody who could actually solve America’s problems could ever get elected. We have grown a dependent class that will reduce us to anarchy before America can be re-instituted.
That’s awful. Let’s re-elect Mr. Obama just to show how upset we are.
20 bills on defense, justice, treasury, and interstate commerce is the limit. That would limit the nonsense. Also no amendment may be introduced unless it is specific in nature to the business of the bill. Adding a $600,000 appropriation for a guppy research pond at Mississippi State University as an amendment to a bill detailing oil and gas leases in Alaska is pure Washington Crapola.
The only legislative co-sponsor for the entire Obama record is some guy named Louis Cypher. Who is that?
you’re liberal on certain social and foreign issues, yes so out of curiosity can you tell me please.
Does libertarians not have their own ticket?
Do they now have their own websites?
Do they not have their own debates/
I ask because we never hear anything about them and is that the reason why the likes of Paul uses the republican ticket to promote his idea which are not conservative or republican at all.
No one has any business sponsoring 418 bills for any reason. This is another example of why we need to return to a congress of citizen volunteers.
It’s due to the political system we currently inhabit. Sure there are many other parties, but in our two-party legislature different groups have to congeal with the party they find that their beliefs align.
Which is why Communists/Socialists (Maxine Waters, BHO) have joined the democratic party and Libertarians (Ron Paul, Jeff Flake) affiliate themselves more closely with Republicans.
Yeah, let’s be happy eating a **** sandwich over a **** taco.
Well, I’m NOT a Romneybot, but have lived a few years (63) and have learned from too many past experiences that Newt cannot be trusted. He knows what to say to what group. Like the Bible says that we like to have people around us that tell us what we want to hear? Well, Newt has mastered the game of telling us what we wanted to hear. He got a COUPLE concessions from Clinton, but by that time, he was so over the conservatives and so into Newt that he blew everything off. Nothing lasted that he got. If anything, everything is worse today. So, it’s not that we’re all for Romney. Stop the crap about that and listen! No votes have been counted in any primary or caucus yet. And, like Sean Hannity says, this is the time to get the stuff out there so people know the good and the bad, let people sort it out now so we can ponder these things BEFORE we go to vote starting in January. I’m also tired of everybody saying that Newt is the only one who can take on Obama. There is no guarantee that Newt could win, given his baggage and flip-flops in the past. Obama has lots of ammunition from his (Newt’s) record to nail him on a lot of things. Newt’s ego is another issue. If he falls badly in a debate with Obama, it would be bad, especially with everybody talking about him like he’s the messiah, or something. Folks, we’ve been there, done that. Don’t even have a stupid t-shirt to take home, either. I’m alarmed that Newt might get it. You wait long enough and you’ll see why. The debates do NOT show the real Newt. He’s great and has great ideas he offers in them, but they area dime a dozen and don’t expect him to follow through with much of it because he’ll already be onto something else, and not necessarily something better. He spouts conservative ideas because he has realized that is what we want to hear. He does not lead by example, though. That is the troubling part. Listen to Mark Steyn, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck. There are a LOT of reasons to take a pause in this rush to anoint him. This is the time to look at all the candidates and try to get the word out about the more conservative ones. I don’t want a repeat of 2008. It would be all over.
first let me say thank you not causing this into an argument.
I can answer why Walters is in the Dem party just like many of her socialist pals.
Long time ago they wanted to take over a party and boy did they do that.
You’ll see on that link that way back they wanted to take over a party.
As for libertarians running on a republican ticket using our debates , CPAC etc well I ma curious as to why.
Do they look to impose and take over like the socialist have with the Dems?
I don’t know and that is why I asked you as a libertarian.
Surely you must see that libertarians views are not socially or internally in line with the GOP but they are not in line fiscally with the left so why not set your own debates, your own ticket and get your message out that way .
I can only speak for me and others who I know or who I have talked to on here and at conservative events but conservatives are getting pissed off .
Again I am no mood for an argument, it’;s late and I ma tired plus I have to get up really early UCK
Has anyone noticed how many conservatives have an impossible purity test?
Has anyone noticed how many conservatives are engaged in a suicide pact?
Yes, they are the same. Fools.
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