All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘U.S. Congress’

Another Democratic Congressman Announces Retirement

Congressman Bill Owens today announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives this fall. Owens is the Democratic representative from New York’s 21st District. Owens has served in the House since 2009, when he won a special election for his district that took place after Congressman John McHugh took a position as Secretary of the …

Read More

Congressman George Miller Announces His Retirement

U.S. Representative George Miller today announced that he will not be seeking re-election for his California district seat this fall. Miller is currently one of the longest-serving Democratic representatives in congress, having first been elected to his seat in 1974. He is the fifth most senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ‚ÄúThis is a great institution and I …

Read More

Congressional Approval Dropped to a New Low in 2013

Though it seems as though congress has always had low approval ratings, Americans’ views of the legislative branch actually increased throughout the 90s. According to Gallup‘s yearly congressional approval ratings, however, that goodwill took a nosedive after peaking at 56% approval in 2011. This year congressional approval ratings have hit the lowest point ever recorded by Gallup since the company …

Read More

Congressman Reviews Jay-Z’s New Album on Twitter

On Twitter, Florida Republican Congressman Trey Radel describes himself as a “husband, father, entrepreneur, champion of conservative causes.” Maybe he should add “aspiring hip hop head” to the list. For the past couple of hours, in a series of tweets, Radel has been reviewing Jay-Z’s new album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Yep, you heard that correctly. He had some time …

Read More

Pregnant Congresswoman Announces Via Facebook

Jamie Herrera Beutler, the Republican congresswoman from Washington’s 3rd district, has announced that she is pregnant. The 34-year-old Beutler was elected to congress in 2010, making her the second youngest female in the current U.S. Congress. She is married to Daniel Beutler, and the couple do not yet have any children. In a sign of the times, Beutler announced that …

Read More

United States Postal Service Losing $25M a Day

It’s no secret that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been struggling for years. The company has seen its revenues fall in the face of email and the new internet economy. In February, the USPS announced that it would be dropping Saturday mail delivery to try and cut its losses. However, congress just this month passed a resolution barring …

Read More

Charlie Wilson Dies; Congressman Was 70

Former U.S. Representative Charlie A. Wilson has died at the age of 70. According to an Associated Press report, Wilson had a stroke in February and had been recovering since that time. He reportedly became sick over the weekend and died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Wilson owned funeral home and furniture store businesses before entering …

Read More

Obamacare ‘Kills’ Says Michelle Bachmann

Michele Bachmann, the U.S. congressional representative from Minnesota’s 6th district, is well-known for saying things that strike Americans in the middle or on the left of the U.S. political spectrum as inflammatory and pandering. Though her posturing rings true with the most conservative Americans, it has also made her the subject of many a joke. This week, Bachmann continued her …

Read More

Repeal Obamacare Bill Introduced by Michelle Bachmann

The 113th U.S. Congress were just sworn-in yesterday, and already House Republicans are reiterating their feelings about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare.” Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann has introduced a bill that would repeal Obamacare “in its entirety.” She also notes that her bill, currently known as H.R. 45, is the first bill introduced in …

Read More

Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman

On the eve of the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, we say our goodbyes to a very loyal Florida congressman, Sam Gibbons, who passed away yesterday (October 10th, 2012). Prior to his involvement with politics, Gibbons joined the U.S. Army in 1941, where he became Second Lieutenant, and was involved with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D. …

Read More

Google Issues a Call For Legislative Transparency

Google has issued a statement announcing that it believes public policy should be based on sound data analysis. Seth Webb, a senior policy manager for Google, stated that Google takes transparency seriously, and that it also believes citizens can be more active in politics when more data is made public. Webb announced Google’s transparency stance in a post on the …

Read More

26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts

According to 26-year-old Patrick Kelly, Washington needs more engineers and less lawyers. That’s why he has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the 6th district of the great state of Kentucky. This congressional district covers Lexington as well as the state’s capital, Frankfort. Kelly, whose unique draw (other than his age) is the fact that he’s a software engineer, …

Read More