What have been the Republican congress accomplishments since Obama has been in office?
I wish more people would begin using the proper terminology anymore when it comes to the two houses of Congress. It seems many forget that Congress is two houses and not just the House of Representatives.
By having the dialogue shift in this manner of Congress being synonymous with the House, but not the Senate, it gives the Senate a free pass. Especially when furthering the agenda of saying the Republican House is being the obstructionist, not the Democratically run Senate that won't even bring to the floor for vote what was passed in the House.
I guess the biggest accomplishment of the Republican House has been to do its best to have matters slow down, or even come to a stop in certain circumstance. I know this isn't what people like or want, but at times it is needed to try to prevent perhaps disastrous actions and courses.
NONE in 2007, 2008 Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. Result, no legislation by Republicans were allowed to be introduced in either house. The only option to delay legislation was a filibuster on bills up for a vote.
President Barak Obama
NONE in 2009,2010 Democrats had 100% control of any and ALL legislation including super majorities in both the House and the Senate. The Democrat Congress passed major legislation without the need or approval of the Republicans in both Houses of Congress.
Democrats continue to have a majority in the Senate under Senator Reid, 2007-2012
Republicans win control of the House in 2011-2012.
It appears that the ‘’do nothing’’ Republican charges from the President now resides with the Democrat Senate. House passed 27 Jobs bills and have sent them to the Senate for LEGISLATION action .
, Obama or Reid telling the truth?
On the campaign trail, the President continues to refer to the mess he inherited when his administration took over in the whitehouse. Somehow those comments seem disingenuous since Obama was in the Senate and his party ( the Democrats ) controlled 2/3s of the government and 100% control of Congress.
One can be the judge as to who accomplished anything in the last 5 years.
Pay-go legislation should have been a good thing if Congress would follow the law.
Senate Democrats Vote No To Extend The Payroll Tax Deduction
Republicans proposed a bill that would extend the pay roll deductions without increasing the deficit.
http://jon-ewall.hubpages.com/hub/Senat … xDeduction
ARe you trying to suck us in to saying that the Republicans have been responsible for the gridlock that keeps most anything useful/beneficial from being accomplished by Congress???????
This is a good question to ask. The Republican house has sought to listen to the people and have passed numerous legislative acts which had in some cases bi-partisan support but the Senate would not even bring them up for a vote. The Accomplishments have been to pass legislation and force the Senate to either bring them to a vote or show the public they are the obstructionists. Granted there were some legislative acts which addressed critical issues and there can be differences to address issues for which the Senate may not agree totally. In these instances committees from both bodies of Congress worked together to get needed legislation passed.
Oveall accomplishments amount the the number of legislative acts passed in the House of Representatives. Some may say these are not accomplishments since many of them did not become law for various reasons but they were successful in completing legislative acts.
Another accomplishment is the passing of budgets which the Senate has failed to do. Though allocations have taken place for specific legislation an oveall budget has not been generated by the Senate in conjunction with the budgets passed by the House of Representatives.
by Mike Russo 6 years ago
I'm curious to know what have been the Republican congress accomplishments since Obama has been in office? It seems to me all they have done is criticsize everything that he has done and say no to any bill or legislation that he wanted passed.
by LucidDreams 5 years ago
I am not saying ALL Republicans are, I am just wondering why anyone would actually stay with a party that is clearly not on the same page as most of America? Most (not all) but most who are die hard right Republicans watch Fox news. Not sure if you have noticed, they can't even get along with each...
by Mike Russo 5 years ago
In your opinion, what has the republican congress done to create or pass legislation since Obama has been president?
by Ralph Deeds 9 years ago
Paul Krugman's column in the NYTimes today 1-5-08 is entitled "Fighting Off Depression." In it he called the recent economic numbers "terrifying," not just in the U.S. but around the world. Manufacturing in particular is plunging everywhere; banks aren't lending; businesses and...
by My Esoteric 17 months ago
I'll let you answer that but provide this insight from a recent CNN poll. Q16. If you had to choose, would you rather see Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress mostlyimplement Republican policies and pay little attention to the positions taken by the Democraticleaders in Congress, or...
by bahersadek 7 years ago
Fighting back against Republican calls for greater spending cuts, President Obama said Friday that the government doesn’t need to make major changes to get its budget back on track and called for that solution to include some trims coupled with tax increases.“Here’s the good news: that it...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|