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Speaker Ryan tells congressmen to quit being late

  • 5:56 pm Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Like a teacher in a classroom, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday had to remind the 434 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives to make sure they are on time to vote.

The Hill reported that the speaker had to remind lawmakers that the rules have a 15 minute vote for the first vote in a seris and five or two minutes for other votes.

“Members should be reminded, members should attempt to come to the floor within the 15-minute period as prescribed by the first ring of the bells. All sides of the aisle,” Ryan said.

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Democrats slam Turner for endorsement of lawmaker who spoke to white supremacist group

  • 11:58 am Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner drew criticism from local Democrats for endorsing Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for a House leadership position Tuesday.

In 2002, Scalise spoke to the European American Unity and Rights Organization formed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

“Steve Scalise and the David Duke wing of the Republican Party do not represent the values of Montgomery County and the Ohio 10th Congressional District,” said Owens. “If Mike Turner believes that a person who admires the beliefs of the leader of the Ku Klux Klan is right for leadership in this country, he has lost touch with the voters [More]