Congressman Brendan Boyle Demands Action for Hard-Working Families After 100 Unproductive Days into the Republicans’ “Special Interest First” Congress
Washington, D.C. – “Republicans have spent the first 100 days of this Congress stacking the deck for the special interests at the expense of hard-working American families,” said Congressman Brendan Boyle. “Hard-working Americans deserve better from their Congress. We should be championing bigger paychecks and better infrastructure for everyone, not serving the special interests.”
In the first 100 days of the 114th Congress, with control of both the House and the Senate, Republicans have racked up a breathtaking record of manufactured crises, special interest giveaways, and assaults on women, seniors, young immigrants, and hard-working families. The Republican Congress brought the Department of Homeland Security dangerously close to the brink of a shutdown, endangering the security of our entire nation to satisfy the angriest anti-immigrant voices in their party. House Republicans have voted for unprecedented attacks on women’s comprehensive health care, for deporting young DREAMers, and for a budget that would end the Medicare guarantee and hand a $200,000 tax break to millionaires while raising taxes by $2,000 on middle class families.
“It is long past time for Republicans to stop empowering the special interests on the backs of hard-working American families,” continued Congressman Boyle. “Democrats believe in making it easier to buy a home, easier to send a kid to college, and easier to have a secure and enjoyable retirement. I will continue to stand for the hard-working people of Pennsylvania, and fight for a bright future of opportunity and prosperity for every American – not just the wealthy and well connected.”