Divided government, congressional election year put brakes on most legislation in Congress

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 10:40 PM

WASHINGTON — Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at least until the results of the fall elections are known.

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jpcooperFeb. 9, 1410:00 AM

Republicans stay put until you take over the Senate in 2014! Then you can push Immigration and Tax overhaul,

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bblheadFeb. 9, 1411:22 AM

I would be okay with Nancy Pelosi packing up and going home, but she'd have to take Boehner with her. They are both very obstructionist and need to get out of the way.

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crystalbayFeb. 9, 1412:18 PM

No other president in US history has encountered or endured a GOPTP strategy to obstruct every action he's taken from the first day in office. Republicans, in their all-out zeal to stop Obama, have even voted against their own positions prior to the election. Anything to defeat the president. There are reliable reports that 15 of the top GOPTP leadership met for hours on Obama's first day in office to create this agenda. If it has his name on it, vote against it has been their strategy since the very beginning. No Congress in history has done less or taken more time off than this one either. It's disgraceful and anti-democratic to abandon governing simply because they don't like the man in charge.

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boozlesFeb. 9, 1412:47 PM

Nothing gets done win the minority wants to hurt America's economy in order to win back the White House.

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avejoeconFeb. 9, 14 1:02 PM

No other president in US history has encountered or endured a GOPTP strategy to obstruct every action he's taken from the first day in office. Republicans, in their all-out zeal to stop Obama, have even voted against their own positions prior to the election. Anything to defeat the president. There are reliable reports that 15 of the top GOPTP leadership met for hours on Obama's first day in office to create this agenda. If it has his name on it, vote against it has been their strategy since the very beginning. No Congress in history has done less or taken more time off than this one either. It's disgraceful and anti-democratic to abandon governing simply because they don't like the man in charge.-----------Crystal, your hate precludes you from seeing the truth. No other president in history has been as abusive towards anyone that dares to disagree with him. He is the ONLY preisdent in hisotry to refuse to negotiate the debt ceiling, which tells you about his willingness to negotiate in general. As for voting against everything, you are completely wrong. 94% of the bills passes are passed by overwhelming majority of BOTH parties. the big newsworthy ones are voted down, not because of Obama's name, but because Obama refuses to allow input by any Republicans. You can make up as many rumors as you want about "meetings to oppose everything", its what the left does. Tries to win by lying.

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mariannebFeb. 9, 14 1:40 PM

avejoecon-"tries to win by lying". You must mean the GOP do-nothings in Congress. If you are speaking of President Obama-he has won the Presidency twice. So- you can make statements that are untrue all you want but they are usually warped or totally incorrect.

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dogmanFeb. 9, 14 1:48 PM

"He is the ONLY preisdent in hisotry to refuse to negotiate the debt ceiling," -- you're confused again, Joe... have you forgotten the many, many times I reminded you about Ronnie Reagan? _____ "94% of the bills passes are passed by overwhelming majority of BOTH parties" -- you're misinformed again, Joe... I just checked the 71 bills passed by the 113th Congress... the first ten included nine that were opposed by a large majority of republicans, and one opposed by a slight majority of democrats in the House... I quit disproving you at that point

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firefight41Feb. 9, 14 1:55 PM

There are reliable reports that 15 of the top GOPTP leadership met for hours on Obama's first day in office to create this agenda. ************* If you call the huffington report a reliable reporting agency. The tea party did not have a leadership in Washington DC in 2009. The Tea Party Caucus was a congressional caucus of the United States House of Representatives and Senate first launched and chaired by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on July 16, 2010

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texas_technomanFeb. 9, 14 3:31 PM

If they don't get anything done...will anyone notice? They will be too busy fund raising and running for re-election...that comes first, for both parties.

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conniemercerFeb. 9, 14 3:36 PM

We are fortunate to have a divided government. One party rule has never worked. The fewer laws and tax increases passed the better off the tax paying citizens of this country are.

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