Money in Politics – Donor Information on Congress

Open Secrets has interesting data on the major contributors for all Senate and House members. Influence, earmarks and Lobbying. It is fascinating that the GA 6 special election to be held June 20, 2017 is awash in money. The Dems apparently counting on this election to shore up their losing streak. $8 Mil raised opposed to less than half a Mil for the GOP as of the end of March.

“Here’s the place for head-to-head campaign finance comparisons of candidates in every U.S. House and Senate race since the 1999-2000 election cycle. You can explore the relative size of their contributions, the top industries and interest groups supporting them, where the money came from geographically, and much more”.

View our coverage of special elections held in 2017.

Funding of candidate reports.

See how much incumbents, challengers and those gunning for open seats — including in this year’s special elections — have raised so far. Be sure an chose what year for each candidate to get info.

SEE THE DATA HERE  for all races

Try this one as an example:  Charles Schumer below:

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Scalise: fractured bones, injured internal organs, severe bleeding, condition critical

Prayers for Rep Scalise. Of course, the Alt-Left’s rhetoric has nothing to do with this.

Rep. Scalise is reported by MedStar Washington to have fractured bones, internal organs injured and severe bleeding. Scalise remains in critical condition, all thanks to a left wing extremist who hunted down Republicans.

From America’s Watchotower:

Here are 15 examples of celebrities wishing or threatening violence against Donald Trump, and if the left-wing on Twitter can be used as an example they are only upset it was not worse than it was. But the left are the tolerant ones…

Bernie Saunders?

“Today in the White house we have perhaps the worst and most dangerous President in the history of our country.  Bernie Saunders.

Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. We will provide periodic updates.

Vote tally Count House vote of gov funding bill until September 2017

I finally tracked down the individual votes for the government funding. Names of bills are never helpful. From Gov Track. 102 GOPers defected. Most Republicans did vote for the measure, but the caucus was split significantly, 132-103. Democrats in much more in favor of the bill, as 178 voted for it, and just 15 voted against it.

(CNN)The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a $1.1 trillion government funding bill that keep agencies operating through the end of September.

The vote was 309 to 118.

VOTE DETAILS With INDIVIDUAL VOTES CLICK  HERE and scroll down. Site of GOV TRACK

The final vote tally was 309-118 and 103 Republicans voted against the bill, meaning more Democrats voted for the bill than Republicans.
House Vote #249
May 3, 2017 4:19 p.m.
Passed 309/118
This vote was on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, that is, through the end of September 2017. Prior to this vote, this bill, H.R. 244, was the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of …

H.R. 244: Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017

 

Paul Ryan on tape: ‘will never defend Donald Trump, not now, not in the future’

Paul Ryan is Donald Trump’s wolf in sheep’s clothes. Ryan thinks he will outlast Trump.Thats what happens in the swamp.They have been there for years. He should remember his buddy Rep. Cantor who was cocky enough not to even stop by his district on election day and was primaried out. This tape tells us all we need to know about Ryan. When asked about it, he admits it was his statement and it was ‘old history’

NewsMax reports House Speaker Paul Ryan is identified as the man in an October 2016 audio recording telling others he would never defend Donald Trump again.

Breitbart News said it obtained the tape recording of the man it says is Ryan talking by phone to fellow Republicans in the House. The recording was made Oct. 10, right after the controversial Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Trump was leaked, according to the website.

“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” the man identified as Ryan can be heard saying.

“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”

Breitbart reported the call was intended for just House Republicans, but it was unclear how many took part in the call.

On the tape, a woman can be heard opening the call, but it is unclear who she is.

More here

Hat Tip goes to Last Tradition which is a great blog… stop by if you haven’t had a chance

Nancy Pelosi ‘American people don’t want a new direction’

We couldn’t pick better leadership for the Dems. They are toying with radical Muslim Ellison for heading up the party after the old war-horse Howard Dean decided to hang it up. We have Elizabeth Warren beating the war drums. Speaking of war horses, now Nancy was re-elected for the House leadership. Her ‘debut’ on Sunday of the new look was simply amazing. The prowess of her intellectual acumen almost matched “you have to see what’s in the bill to know what’s in it.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that despite Democrats losing the House, Senate, and almost two-thirds of state houses, the American people don’t want a new direction.

The California congressman appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday and instead said the issue facing Democrats is simply a failure of communication.

DICKERSON: “The Democratic Party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the House. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and then, go to you, what are you going to do differently?”
PELOSI: “Well, I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families in our country, and that clearly in the election showed that that message wasn’t coming through. But we are united in terms of the security of our country, which is our first responsibility. To be smart and strong and not reckless in how we protect the American people, strong in how we protect our economy.”

Pelosi also downplayed her party’s losses in 2010 and 2016, telling CBS’s John Dickerson “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008.”

DICKERSON: “Here’s my question, though, Democrats since 2008, the numbers are ghastly for Democrats. Democrats are down 10 percent, in the House down 19.3 percent and in governors 35 percent. The Democrats are getting clobbered at every level over multiple elections. That seems like a real crisis for the party?”
PELOSI: “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008, and let me just put that in perspective. When President Clinton was elected, Republicans came in big in the next election. When President Bush was president, we came in big in the next election. When President Obama became president, the Republicans came in big in the next election.”

Vote Tally Count Immigration funding full fiscal year

 

(Reuters) – The House of Representatives approved full fiscal-year funding for the U.S. domestic security agency on Tuesday, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who had wanted the bill to include language blocking President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. (167 GOPers voted no)

The House, in a 257-167 vote, backed a Senate-passed funding bill stripped of any immigration provisions, ending a bitter fight that raised new questions about House Speaker John Boehner’s ability to manage fractious conservatives and brought the agency within hours of a partial shutdown last week.

Obama has said he will sign the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts. Spending authority for the department was scheduled to end at midnight onFriday.More at Reuters

Click on “Blue” Yea and Nay below for individual votes. Added gov track link for easier to read results with breakdown by States. and party.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h109

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 109(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 240      YEA-AND-NAY      3-Mar-2015      3:14 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

 

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 75 167 3
DEMOCRATIC 182 6
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 257 167   9

 

Vote tally count final Keystone pipeline vote

Click on Yeas and Nays in box for individual votes. When Gov Track posts, will add that site for easier reading.

UPDATE: Gov Track link that breaks down the vote by State and Party

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h75

YEA-AND-NAY      11-Feb-2015      5:13 PM

QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 241 1 2
DEMOCRATIC 29 151 8
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 270 152   10
75 11-Feb S 1 On Passage P Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
74 11-Feb S 1 On Motion to Commit with Instructions F Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome a veto.

H/T: Congress passes Keystone XL pipeline bill, sending it to Obama

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