Month: April 2012

Legislation over congressional pay brings King, Cutler together

WMTW News 8 (Portland, ME) PORTLAND, Maine – U.S. Senate candidate and former Maine Gov. Angus King and former gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler joined together to support a bill that would tie congressional pay to the federal budget. King and Cutler both spoke in support of the “No Budget, No Pay” legislation at the “No …

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Voinovich joins No Budget, No Pay effortCapitol Collapse: Of 138 Budget Reform Bills, Only 6 Were Heard

As if you needed any more proof that Washington is broke and broken, check out these statistics from the 112th Congress: More than 6,700 bills were proposed, most of them involving some form of spending. Approximately 138 budget reform bills have been introduced. 132 of those budget reform bills failed to receive a hearing. Of …

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Senate filibuster no longer requires long floor speech

In 1957, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina decided to filibuster a civil rights voting act, even though his fellow Southerners had already agreed to a compromise. For the next 24 hours and 18 minutes, speaking softly so he wouldn’t lose his voice, Thurmond read each state’s election laws, the nation’s founding documents and anything …

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