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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:52 PM

Grijalva, Ellison and Kucinich all voted for the deal.

Actually it looks like most, if not all, of the Progressive Caucus voted for it. I didn't check every single member, but I checked a bunch of em.

So I guess that means they all get to join Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders and Al Franken under the "more progressive than thou" bus.

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Reply Grijalva, Ellison and Kucinich all voted for the deal. (Original post)
phleshdef Jan 2013 OP
jenmito Jan 2013 #1
Cha Jan 2013 #2
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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:53 PM

1. Good to know. K&R. n/t

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:05 AM

2. Thanks phleshdef, Wow! that's quite the lineup standing with

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:08 AM

3. Backmann, Walsh, and Quayle voted no.

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:14 AM

4. Excellent. Thanks for the info, phleshdef.

Has anyone from HOFU taken note of this phenomenon yet?

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:22 AM

5. Bus? What bus? Nice, the CPC (or the 'communist party' said Allen West) usually get voted down:

Congressional Progressive Caucus. not updated, yet...

...Of the 20 standing committees of the House in the 111th Congress, 10 were chaired by members of the CPC. Those chairmen were replaced when the Republicans took control of the House in the 112th Congress...

All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently 76 declared Progressives, including 73 voting Representatives, two non-voting Delegates, and one Senator.

House members:

Arizona

* Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
* Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair

California

* Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa) Retired in 2012
* George Miller (CA-7, Richmond)
* Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland)
* Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont) Defeated in 2012
* Janice Hahn (CA-36, San Pedro)
* Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
* Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
* Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
* Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
* Karen Bass (CA-33, Baldwin Hills)
* Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
* Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
* Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach) Defeated in 2012
* Linda Sánchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
* Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego)

Colorado

* Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)

Connecticut

* Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)

Florida

* Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
* Frederica Wilson (FL-17, Miami)

Georgia

* Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
* John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)

Hawaii

* Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu) Elected to the Senate

Illinois

* Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
* Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights), resigned his house seat on November 21, 2012
* Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
* Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
* Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)

Indiana

* André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)

Iowa

* Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)

Maine

* Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)

Maryland

* Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
* Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)

Massachusetts

* John Olver (MA-1, Amherst) Retired in 2012
* Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
* Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton) Retired in 2012
* John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
* Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
* Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)

Michigan

* John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit)
* Hansen Clarke (MI-13, Detroit) Defeated in 2012 - primary

Minnesota

* Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis) - Co-Chair

Mississippi

* Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton)

Missouri

* William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
* Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City) - Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus

New Jersey

* Frank Pallone (NJ-06, Long Branch)
* Rush Holt (NJ-12, Hopewell Township)

New Mexico

* Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)

New York

* Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
* Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
* Nydia Velázquez (NY-12, Brooklyn)
* Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
* Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem)
* José Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
* Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties) Retired in 2012
* Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester)

North Carolina

* Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)
* Brad Miller (NC-13, Raleigh) Retired in 2012

Ohio

* Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
* Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland) Defeated in 2012 - primary
* Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)

Oregon

* Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
* Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1, Beaverton)
* Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)

Pennsylvania

* Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia)
* Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)

Rhode Island

* David Cicilline (RI-1, Providence)

Tennessee

* Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)

Texas

* Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18, Houston)
* Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)

Vermont

* Peter Welch (VT-At Large)

Virginia

* Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)

Washington

* Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)

Wisconsin

* Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison) Elected to the Senate
* Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)

Non-voting

* Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
* Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

Senate members:

* Bernie Sanders (Vermont)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Progressive_Caucus

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:25 AM

6. Also note Ellison's earlier bill, which I hope is somehow included in there:

Actions taken on financial transaction taxes:

The Better Bargain: Transaction Tax, Not Austerity


On the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary, Congressman Keith Ellison introduced a much-needed common sense bill: HR 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act. The bill taxes financial transactions to generate revenue for social needs. Amid our consensus-narrowed, deficit-obsessed political debate, it’s a call to arms, and a breath of fresh air.

As I’ve often argued, a financial transaction tax is deeply pragmatic, broadly popular and sorely needed. At a time when budget slashing is a bipartisan obsession, it offers vital revenue. As we struggle to escape the recession wrought by the 1 percent, it presents a simple solution to discourage speculation. As progressives fight too many defensive battles, the financial transaction tax presents an urgent opportunity to go on offense...

But the FTT would never have made it thus far without sustained and savvy organizing. Groups like National Nurses United, National People’s Action, and Health GAP have been tenacious in forcing the FTT onto the agenda. Their European counterparts have forged a critical mass of support within the EU. And they’re backed on both sides of the pond by a slew of economists and financial professionals who wield common sense against Chicken Little lobbyists...

Ellison’s bill would raise up to $350 billion through a small tax on stock, bond, derivative and currency trading.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/26-10

That is from the link, that I found here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021424128

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:42 AM

7. Grijalva is a corporate/DLC/Blue Dog/sellout. Waaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!

I feel so betrayed!!!

(obligatory :sarcasm

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:03 AM

8. So did Paul Ryan and John Boehner. nt

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Response to phleshdef (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:22 AM

9. Maybe they believe in Progress

which might be why those of us who call ourselves Progressives can live with this. It's progress in the right direction and that is good. If you wait until you get every single little thing you want you'll be waiting forever and die a bitter and beaten person.

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