Tag Archive for Republican Obstruction

Obama Weekly Address: Strengthening Education, Not Cutting It

In this week’s address, President Obama said that, even as we work to rebuild our economy and jumpstart job creation, it is imperative that we offer our children a quality education in order for America to succeed in the 21st century. While Republicans in Congress are looking to cut education funding by 20 percent, the President remains committed to enacting reforms that provide every child with a world-class education while at the same time equipping them with the skills and training they need to compete in the new global economy. The President will continue fighting for an education system that helps to build a strong middle class and gives our children the best possible chance in life.

Obama Weekly Address: GOP Leadership Blocking Fixes for the Citizens United Decision

After the Supreme Court overturned decades of law and precedent in the Citizens United decision, the administration tried to fix the new loopholes in the campaign finance system with a common sense law. But, the GOP leadership has blocked a vote on the law in the Senate in hopes that the special interests will reward them by funding attack ads against their opponents.

Obama Weekly Address: No Corporate Takeover of our Democracy

In this week’s address, the President urged Republican leaders in Congress to end their obstruction of a bipartisan bill that will reduce the influence wielded by corporations and foreign entities. The President vowed to continue the fight for reform and transparency, and said elected officials who benefit from corporate or foreign-funded ads should either defend the ads or join the bipartisan effort to stop them.

Obama Pushes for Up-or-Down Vote on Help for Our Laid Off Friends & Neighbors

Today, President Obama called on Congress to extend critical unemployment insurance to millions of Americans looking for a job. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will vote on extending unemployment benefits for Americans still struggling to find work and overcome the lingering effects of the recession. In the three previous efforts, Senate Republicans have blocked the extension of emergency relief for the unemployed.

Obama Weekly Address: GOP Filibustering Recovery & Obstructing Progress

In this week’s address, the President blasts Republicans in the Senate who are blocking unemployment insurance and small business tax breaks to create jobs — even as they push for permanent, massive tax cuts for the richest Americans. The Republican leadership in the United States Senate chooses to filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress. And that has very real consequences.

Schwarzenegger: Democrats are wasting time

Just up on the LATimes.com Arnold Schwarzenegger says Democrats are wasting time on flawed budget plans The California governor says he will veto the Legislature-approved package, which includes tax hikes. The state is days away from having to issue IOUs. By Shane Goldmacher, Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today scolded Democrats for squandering…

Senate Republicans Block Budget Solutions

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Budget Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) highlights bipartisan Assembly action on Thursday to produce $4 billion in cash solutions that can prevent California from having to issue IOU’s as early as next week. However, echoing disappointment in Senate Republican obstructionism seen in February’s state budget situation, Evans…