Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
RULING OUT: With the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act coming down yesterday, many are wondering how the ruling will impact independent voters come November. No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon suggests that Obama's standing has improved among this group commenting, "Independent voters will see [Obama] as stronger, which will help him in November." Linda Killian, meanwhile, argues that independent voters aren't likely to be swayed by the ruling, instead viewing the whole episode as politics as usual.
HOLDER IN CONTEMPT: Yesterday the House voted by a wide margin to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The 'Fast and Furious' scandal has led to much finger-pointing in Congress over the past few weeks, deepening party divides: Jordy Yager and Pete Kasperowicz for The Hill: In 255-67 vote, House places Holder in contempt of Congress
BATTLE OVER HIGHWAY BILL: The highway bill will have one final roadblock on its way to the White House. The bill calls for $120 billion in transportation spending, which some groups oppose. Members of Congress should remember that the interests of the American people should come before those of special interest groups: Keith Laing for The Hill: Conservative groups rev up opposition to highway bill
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: Last night, Democrats defeated Republicans 18-5 in the annual Congressional Baseball Game. No Budget, No Pay co-sponsors who played include: Tim Bishop (D-NY), Bruce Braley (D-IA), John Carney (D-DE), Ben Chandler (D-KY), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Tom Rooney (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Marlin Stutzman (R-IN): Alexandria Jaffe for National Journal: Dems Dominate GOP, 18-5, in Congressional Baseball Game
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STAT OF THE DAY: In order to pass the highway bill on time, the House is waiving the rule that calls for every bill to be available for public reading for 72 hours before a vote can take place. Although some are upset, Congress wouldn't have had to waive the rule to begin with if members hadn't waited until the last minute to finish work on the bill: Kathryn Wolf and Burgess Everett for POLITICO: Transportation bill inching forward to passage