Eleanor's Blog

May 20, 2013 Blog

When the White House released the administration’s emails on Benghazi last week, they snatched what was left of headlines for Benghazi. Republicans are still looking, though, and they have put out a call for whistleblowers. Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to tar anyone they can find.  Democrats have asked that former U.S.

May 17, 2013 Blog

I went to New York this week to accept a “Gloria Award” from Gloria Steinem, Letty Pogrebin and Pat Carbine, the founding mothers of the Ms. Foundation, as I serve in the Republican-led House, which couldn’t less about women’s concerns. This is all the more reason to be grateful to the Ms. Foundation for its determined focus on today’s women.

May 2, 2013 Blog

The air traffic controllers crisis, brought to us by the sequester cuts, offers both a warning of more like it to come and a pathway to a possible compromise.  Congress solved the controllers crisis the easy way – by simply moving money from one account (the Airport Improvement Program) to pay the controllers.  This was far from an ideal solution, but it is what Congress ha

Apr 4, 2013 Blog

Today is April 4th, the day that Martin Luther King Jr.

Mar 26, 2013 Blog

The District of Columbia, along with nine states, did not wait for the Supreme Court to do the right thing.  We passed our own marriage equality law in 2009.  Yet some would use D.C.

Mar 6, 2013 Blog

Snow is keeping federal workers at home today, and Congress will keep up to a million at home with the sequester cuts in today’s continuing resolution.

Mar 5, 2013 Blog

Republicans cry that the President and Democrats are crying wolf about sequester cuts and furloughs.  But, the wolf is already biting. The U.S.

Jan 30, 2013 Blog

The great majority of Americans now want to move our country from the outskirts of civilization into the civilized world of nations that protect their children from assault weapons, limit the number of bullets that magazines can hold, perform background checks for every gun purchase, and routinely cover mental health in insurance plans.

Dec 3, 2012 Blog

When you attend a military ceremony, you see no difference among the service members in attendance except for rank.