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Republican record in Congress

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August 7, 2005: Money laundering scheme

From a CapitolBuzz post:

Before Congress left Washington for the summer, Republicans quietly inserted a provision into the Transportation Appropriations bill that would repeal the cap on the amount of money a "Leadership PAC" can donate to a political party.
By repealing the caps, Senators and Representatives will be able to raise substantial sums of money for their leadership PACs from the same donors who have already maxed out to their campaign committees. As a result, they will be able to launder these contributions backs to their campaigns through the RNC, NRSC or NRCC.

September 9, 2005: Opposition to Relief Package for Hurricane Katrina Victims


Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Joe Wineke today blasted Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Menomonee Falls) for voting against emergency aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Sensenbrenner was one of 11 heartless Republican Representatives who voted against the $51.8 billion relief package

September 13, 2005: Refusal to revisit bankruptcy codes for Katrina victims

Routers: [1]

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday he had no intention of reopening a sweeping bankruptcy law passed by Congress earlier this year, despite proposals to exempt Hurricane Katrina victims from some of its provisions.

The new, more stringent bankruptcy law will not harm people left "down and out" by the storm, Wisconsin Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner said.

He said he would not hold a hearing in his committee on a bill by the panel's ranking Democrat, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, and 31 other Democrats who want to exempt Hurricane Katrina victims from parts of the new bankruptcy law. A chairman's decision not to hold a hearing usually prevents a House bill form advancing.

Congress last spring passed the new bankruptcy law, which makes it harder for heavily indebted Americans to wipe out their obligations. It goes into effect on Oct. 17.

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