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  • Oregon's Earl Blumenauer to skip State of the Union, will send DREAMer instead

    01/23/2018 11:29:14 AM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    oregonlive ^ | Jan. 23, 2018 | Kale Williams
    On Monday, Blumenauer took to Facebook again, to announce he'll be sending a DACA recipient, or DREAMer, to "remind Trump that these are real people with families and jobs, who are vital to our communities."...In social media posts, the congressman has called the president's actions, specifically his use of a vulgar term to describe some countries in Africa, "shameful," "disgraceful" and "racist." Last year, he introduced legislation called the "No TRUMP Act" after reports that federal officials spent taxpayer dollars at Trump-owned properties. Additionally, he introduced a bill that would make it easier to remove the president via the 25th...
  • Here Are The Democrats Boycotting The State Of The Union Because Trump Is A Liar And A Racist

    01/16/2018 10:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    President Donald J. Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union on January 30. To no one’s surprise, a few Democrats will be boycotting the event. Well, five total—all the typical loudmouths of the Democratic Party.1. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)2. Maxine Waters (D-CA)3. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)4. John Lewis (D-GA)5. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Lewis thinks Trump is a racist after the “s**thole countries remark”: Lewis, 77, said he cannot go forward with attending the address to Congress, after what President Donald Trump "has said about so many Americans... I wouldn't be honest with myself."He also told NBC News he believes...
  • Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address

    01/15/2018 10:31:23 AM PST · by familyop · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty, Adam Shaw
    Wilson joins Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., in boycotting the event..."Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this years annual address to Congress," Blumenauer said in a statement. "Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I'll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."
  • OR Dem Blumenauer Becomes First to Announce 'State of the Union' Boycott

    01/06/2018 5:38:14 PM PST · by randita · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/18 | Fox News Insider
    An Oregon Democrat has become the first member of Congress to announce a boycott of the State of the Union address. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents much of Portland and its eastern suburbs, announced he will not attend the presidential tradition on January 30, Pete Hegseth reported. Blumenauer said on Twitter that he would instead be "working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union [address]." He warned that the speech would be another example of President Donald Trump's "destructive, divisive" dialogue.
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress consideration of tax reform legislation. Improving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety, Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the states largest city...
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right according to international law to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures

    04/18/2017 6:38:16 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/17 | Cristina Marcos
    ... Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the Houses two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office. ...
  • Rep. Blumenauer: Marijuana Sales Taxes in Oregon to Be Spent on Drug Addiction Treatment

    06/03/2015 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday on C-SPANs Newsmakers that the tax revenue from legalized marijuana sales in his state will go in part towards treating drug addiction. When asked how much Oregon will tax legalized marijuana and how the tax revenue will be spent, Blumenauer said it will be allocated among a number of things, one of which will be to deal with addiction. Voters decided that its available to deal with addiction, people who are addictedwhether its to a drug or alcohol, gamblingwe need more resources, he said, adding that some voters want it to go towards law...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Ral Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutirrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Top Lawmakers Launch Counterattack on Obama Anti-Israel Campaign

    02/14/2015 7:29:08 AM PST · by kindred · 6 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Republicans voice support for Netanyahu congressional speech Top Republican leaders took to public and private channels Thursday to expose a coordinated campaign by the Obama administration to attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his acceptance of an invitation to speak before Congress, according to conversations with multiple lawmakers and leading pro-Israel insiders. The statements, many of which were obtained by the Washington Free Beacon in conversations with leaders in Congress, come in the aftermath of a widely cited New York Times report in which Obama administration officials accused Netanyahu of breaking diplomatic protocol by agreeing to speak before receiving...
  • Egypt poised for Libya evacuations as Isis hostage photos emerge (21 Christians in orange jumpsuits)

    02/14/2015 6:46:50 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13, 2015 | Chris Stephen and Jared Malsin in Cairo
    Egypt has offered to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (Isis) released pictures showing 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians paraded in orange jumpsuits. Egypt said it had no choice but take urgent measures on Friday with Isis expanding fast across Libya, its war-stricken neighbour. “We are helping them,” Cairo’s foreign ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelatty, said. “If they would like to come back from Libya, we are facilitating their return to their home country.” The Coptic Christian guest workers were kidnapped in Sirte, on Libya’s coast, by Isis units based there in two operations in December and January....
  • Lawmaker wants pot off federal drug list

    01/25/2014 3:02:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2014 | Ben Goad
    The Justice Department should cross marijuana off the government's list of most dangerous drugs, says a House Democrat now trying to build congressional support for the action. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is making the case to remove pot from the list of "Schedule I" drugs, a day after Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Justice Department would adjust existing rules to allow legal marijuana businesses to access the banking system. Recreational pot use became legal in Colorado this month, and 20 other states allow it for medicinal purposes. Blumenauer said the Obama administration was unquestionably making the right call...
  • Who Read 1,582-Page $1.1T Spending Bill? Congressman: Nobody Did

    01/17/2014 12:34:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2014 - 5:20 PM | Barbara Boland
    When asked whether he read the 1,528-page, $1.1 trillion government spending bill before he voted for it yesterday, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said, Nobody did! [] In an e-mail to CNSNews.com, Blumenauers communications director, Patrick Malone, said: A reminder that the Republicans complained and complained about not having time to read bills when the Dems were in charge and then keep dropping bombs like this on us.
  • Democrat: Raise Gas Tax To Make Up Lost Revenue From Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    12/05/2013 7:21:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) says his plan to nearly double the federal gas tax is needed because the tax hasnt been raised in years and a decrease in fuel tax revenues has occurred due to the improved fuel efficiency of vehicles. Blumenauer introduced a House bill this week that would raise the federal gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon to 33.4 per gallon. The measure also would raise the federal tax on diesel fuel from 24.4 cents to 42.8 cents per gallon.
  • (Rep. Earl Blumenauer RAT-Ore.) Bill would nearly double federal gasoline tax

    12/02/2013 4:50:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Keith Laing
    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is introducing legislation that would nearly double the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax that is traditionally used to pay for federal transportation projects. Blumenauer's bill would increase the gas tax by 15 cents, matching a proposal that was included in the 2011 Simpson-Bowles budget reform recommendations. The legislation would result in drivers paying an extra 33.4 cents per gallon on their purchases, in addition to state taxes. Transportation advocates have pushed for a gas tax increase to close an approximately $20 billion shortfall in infrastructure funding that has developed as cars have grown more fuel efficient. The...
  • Democrat Defends IRS Targeting of Traditional Marriage Group

    06/06/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 5, 2013 11:21 AM | Penny Starr
    Calling the tax-exempt status of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) a charade, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said it should not qualify for 501(c)(4) status with the Internal Revenue Service, because it is not a social welfare group but political in nature. Its everybodys right to participate in politics, and well you should, Blumenauer said on Tuesday at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing into allegations that the IRS targeted conservative organizations, including NOM. But I think having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in political combat harkens back to why the [IRS 501(c)(4)]...
  • Video: Blumenauer, D-Ore., uses hearing on IRS wrongdoing to trash victims (and gets told off)

    06/05/2013 10:26:27 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/5/13 | David Freddoso
    Some Democrats participating in the House IRS hearings have used the opportunity to ask tough questions and promise to punish any government employees who unfairly singled out conservative non-profit applicants for unfair treatment. Not Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore...He even took the opportunity to trash 501 c(4) advocacy groups that advocate things he doesnt like, such as the traditional legal definition of marriage:
  • Congresswoman: Global Warming 'Will Destroy' Maryland

    02/16/2013 7:55:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 97 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) A group of House Democrats labeling themselves the Safe Climate Caucus held a press conference today to warn that if Congress does not address global warming, the country could face dire consequences, including detrimental effects to California wines and an end to Vermont skiing. One Democratic representative even worried that global warming could destroy the state of Maryland. If we do nothing about what is happening, it will destroy our economy, it will destroy our state, and it will have a broad impact not just here in this country but around the world, Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)...