What have been the Republican congress accomplishments since Obama has been in o

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  1. JON EWALL profile image75
    JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

    What have been the Republican congress accomplishments since Obama has been in office?

  2. Keith Engel profile image81
    Keith Engelposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. JON EWALL profile image75
    JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

    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?
    http://www.majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

    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

  4. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    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???????

    1. Keith Engel profile image81
      Keith Engelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes such gridlock is needed.

  5. Dennis AuBuchon profile image82
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 6 years ago

    Jon,

    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.

 
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