HOUSE DEMOCRATS LAUNCH ‘DRAIN-THE-SWAMP’ AGENDA

House Democrats on Friday introduced a sweeping government reform package designed to weed Washington of corruption and bolster…

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The Hill: House Democrats on Friday introduced a sweeping government reform package designed to weed Washington of corruption and bolster voting rights across the country two of the party’s principal campaign promises as its top legislative priority.

Central to the package is a provision requiring the president and vice president to disclose their finances and tax forms going back 10 years a direct shot at President Trump, who has defied historic precedent by refusing to release his tax returns.

“Over the last two years, President Trump set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying with the law is optional,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee.

“This is our watch, and the American people are looking for us to take action.”

The reforms have little chance of moving through the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stands in staunch opposition to the proposals.

But the legislation — and the Democrats’ decision to launch it as their first act of business — signals that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intends to use her gavel to move quickly on the campaign vows that won Democrats the House majority, while putting Senate GOP leaders in the tough spot of explaining their inaction on “drain-the-swamp” reforms that enjoy overwhelming public support.

“We are introducing … legislation to clean up corruption and restore integrity to government,” Pelosi, flanked by dozens of Democratic lawmakers, said during a packed press briefing in the Capitol.

“The American people will know that this is an option that the House has given the Senate of the United States and the president of the United States to take action in support of the American people.”

The package features dozens of proposals, grouped broadly into three categories: limiting the influence of money in politics, making it easier to vote, and adopting tougher ethics rules for Washington policymakers.

Democratic leaders are moving the package quickly under the premise that reforming how the government operates will boost the public’s trust in Congress, thereby greasing the skids for the issue-based reforms Democrats are promising later in the year, including big-ticket items addressing infrastructure, immigration and health care concerns.

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11 Comments on HOUSE DEMOCRATS LAUNCH ‘DRAIN-THE-SWAMP’ AGENDA

  1. Democrats obviously have another motive because whatever they do will involve trying to go against President Trump. They need to show their income taxes for the past few years and their statistics and then they can ask for President Trumps. They lie – the American people don’t care about the President’s income taxes, etc. It’s the liberal Democrats who want to make a big deal about these things. They lie, cheat and steal and like to accuse others of the things they practice and do. Pretty sick of the whole party and they need to be absolved because they are nothing but trouble makers.

  2. This would be a great joke if it were not so serious. They, as well as all corrupticians, never mean what they say or redefine terms. When they say “clean up corruption”, they really mean make more laws they are exempt from.

    They’re wining since most people have been indoctrinated to believe the last thing they hear from the political crooks.

  3. Democrats and a square wheel, the same.

  4. She appointed Maxine Waters:Chair House Financial Services Committee. Remember, Waters was named the most corrupt member of Congress in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2011 by the group of citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. This is pretty insane..& scary!

  5. Democrats say this is their watch and the American people want them to take action. The only action I want to see out of the democratic party is for them to croak and get the hell out of our lives forever.

  6. Sally J Becker // January 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm // Reply

    TALK ABOUT PLAGIARISYM! SAUL ALINSKY 101 – THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE THE SWAMP! LET ME REMIND THEM THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS FILED 3 FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORMS. THIS IS AN OPINION FROM FACT CHECK: We checked in with Thorndike, at Tax Analysts, again on this point. The question, he said, is “more of what?”
    “You’re not going to get a statement of net worth or asset value on a tax return,” he said. The financial disclosure form does a much better job of telling you how rich someone is. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE CHUCKY & NANCY’S RETURNS ARE. THEY TALK ABOUT DRAINING THE SWAMP THEN WHY DON’T THEY LEAVE-THEY ARE PART OF THE SWAMP. THEY COMMIT CRIME AFTER CRIME AFTER CRIME & TOTALLY GET AWAY WITH IT. SPEAKING OF TAX RETURNS LOOK AT HC’S FROM 2014-THEY DONATED $1 MILLION TO CHARITY (THAT SOUNDS GREAT & WONDERFUL) BUT THAT CHARITY WAS “THE CLINTON FOUNDATION”. THEY GAVE THAT MONEY BACK TO “THEMSELVES”!

  7. Isn’t that the domain and responsibility of the IRS? Not Madam Pelosi…

  8. well.
    this is like calling the KETTLE BLACK, these SCUMBAGS ARE INSANE FANATICS, trust me, i strongly feel that BEFORE the next two years we the people will be into a WAR AGAINST ALL OF THEM, i mean if we want ALL OF OUR STOLEN FREEDOMS BACK HOW CAN IT MISS.

  9. Shirley Manning // January 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm // Reply

    This means they are going to turn themselves in for TREASON? Sick of this witch already and it has only been 4 days into the New Year!

  10. What do these numbskulls think they are going to do??? They have to be the most Ignorant, Stupid, Greedy couple of people alive today!! Simple Solution: Agree with Sen Ted Cruz to put Term Limits into effect!!! You’re right, the DemocRAT’s don’t want that, OMG they would lose all their power!!! Serious D.A. Syndrome!!!

  11. This is the issue: Do we believe in our capacity for self-government, or do we abandon the American Revolution and acknowledge that a few intellectual elites in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better then we can ourselves? We are not ignorant citizen incapable of determining what is best for ourselves. Nor are we blind to the flagrant misuse by, and inappropriate conduct of our elected public leaders. All leaders must be held completely accountable for their actions that break the laws which we have established by our legislators and mandated by the will of the people. The moral and ethical corruption must not be allowed to continue and unchallenged and it must be punished to the fullest extent of our laws so that the world will see that the government of the United States is still responsible and answerable to, We the people! High crimes and misdemeanors Traders Of the United States The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order.
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