Tag Archive for House of Representatives

Cantor Sings the TEA Party Blues

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Yesterday, Congressman Eric Cantor and the leadership of the GOP learned a big, and painful, lesson. When creating a monster, be careful what you wish for. The lesson came in the form of Cantor’s stunning and unprecedented defeat at the hands of TEA Party challenger Dave Brat. Never before has a sitting majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives been defeated in an election contest.

Dream Act Passes the House

  The Dream Act, legislation designed to give undocumented residents an easier path to citizenship, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives tonight.  The legislation moves on to the Senate where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid will push for passage. From the LA Times story: The House passed the bill 216 to 198. The Senate…

On Election Day and Beyond: Now What?

Being witness to Democracy in Action is a privilege and an honor. I have had that privilege for the past five elections. Besides the Presidential Election, this past Tuesday, November 2, 2010, was truly different in many ways. I wanted to begin this with how I ended a very long but wonderful day. After I concluded my duties as Elections Coordinator for Area 47C (covering Laguna Niguel),

Senate Restores Emergency Jobless Benefits for Unemployed

The Senate, beating back partisan objections from Republicans, has approved legislation that restores emergency jobless benefits to millions of people  who have ben unemployed for more than six months.  The Republican senators who contniue to push for tax cuits for the wealthiest Americans delayed action to help the unemployed for weeks. The measure moves into the House of Representatives for approval…

Loretta Sanchez Co-Sponsors Dream Act

This big news of the day is Loretta Sanchez finally co-sponsoring the DREAM Act, which would allow for the legalization of undocumented immigrants who were brought here when they were young and went through the school system to obtain a college degree. Honestly, I cannot think of any immigration change that is more deserving. I am glad Loretta Sanchez has given her name as a co-sponsor even though she has stated endlessly that she would vote for it if it were to come up for a vote.

Katherine Smith For Congress, What Happens Now

If you believe the hype in the media, the word is that 2010 is going to be a harsh year for Democrats. For Republicans in Orange County, they believed it to be the perfect opportunity to take out the hated Loretta Sanchez. They recruited Assemblyman Van Tran to be the candidate and since that time, it has blown up in their faces. Now the final death knell to his campaign may have arrived in the form of AUHSD Boardmember Katherine Smith.

House Passes Health Care Reform Bill

After months of debate, the House of Representatives is set to vote on major health care reform legislation today. Keep updating this page for breaking news updates, read the overview AP coverage HERE, and follow live streaming video of the fierce House debate and Twitter updates HERE. 11:07 PM ET — House health care bill…