Minnesota taxpayers will pay $60,000 in legal fees for those who successfully fought an executive order by Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a unionization vote of home child care providers.
Franken's Political Career Tied to Unpopular Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Al Franken is one of ObamaCare's biggest proponents, but the unpopular law is already hurting the middle class and increasing health care costs in Minnesota," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "The result of Al Franken's relentless support of ObamaCare is that dysfunctional Washington now stands between doctors and patients, which raises costs and lowers the quality of care."
As the Democrats in Washington play hardball to...
In 2006, then-Senator Obama said this: "America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Obama, U.S. President
November 17, 2004:
"We can't just give a blank check over and over and over again."
~ Nancy Pelosi, Democrat House Minority Leader
March 1, 2006: "Most Americans know that increasing the debt is the last thing we should be doing."
~ Harry Reid, Democrat U.S. Senator
November 18, 2004:
~ Charles Rangel, Democrat U.S. Representative
| July 7, 2011:
"As a nation, we have accumulated $14.3 trillion in debt. This in itself is a very bad and dangerous thing."
~ Al Franken, Democrat U.S. Senator from Minnesota
... but he is standing firmly by the side of President Obama and will vote to raise the debt ceiling again! The nation's debt is now over $17 trillion. When will it stop?
Over the last few years, career Democrats in D.C. have had a lot to say about raising the debt ceiling. Stand with us to help reign in out-of-control spending in Washington.
Some time between the middle and the end of October, the federal government will reach a hard limit on the amount of debt it can issue, and its ability to finance governmental operations will be affected. Confusion about the debt limit abounds, and this Issue Brief will address some common questions.
MNSure rates 22% higher... than health insurance already available.
Asking the right question is just as important as getting the right answer.
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE REPORT
Instead I will report on:
September 29, 2013
Last night in Congress, I supported legislation which passed the U.S. House of Representatives, H.J.Res. 59, to keep the government running and protect all Americans from the devastating affects of ObamaCare by delaying the President's health care law for one year.
This is the second time in eight days the House has voted successfully to keep the government running, ensuring basic services essential to millions of Americans continue to get funded. I encourage the Senate to take up this critical legislation and send it to the President. But in the event the Senate does not stop a government shutdown by Monday night, I was pleased to support additional legislation yesterday (H.R. 3175) that ensures our sons and daughters in uniform would still get paid.
I am disappointed it has come to this. Washington must set aside the partisan bickering and political brinkmanship and do what's best for our country so critical government services and programs keep running.
Member of Congress
The REAL TRUTH about the government shutdown is that Senate democrats REFUSE to act!
September 20 - House Republicans pass a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (230-189) to keep government running at current spending levels and defund the Affordable Care Act. SENATE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ACT!
September 28 - House passes another Continuing Resolution to keep government open and avoid a shutdown.
Republicans attempt to negotiate with Democrats and agree to delay implementation of Obamacare for 1 year. SENATE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ACT!