Norwood: Democrats Break Campaign Pledges on First Day in Power

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WASHINGTON — After waging a 2006 congressional campaign demanding and pledging minority party input in the House, Democrats used their first day in the majority to deny Republicans any legislative input on a liberal Democrat agenda, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., said.

Within minutes of taking power, Democrats under new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forced floor votes on a partisan agenda without any committee action, and barred minority members from offering any amendments on the floor, Norwood said.

“The American people are now learning the true nature of the so-called Democratic party,” Norwood said. “Today we witnessed Speaker Pelosi publicly cast aside the promises she and her fellow Democrats made to the voters just weeks ago. This is deceitful, unjust, and intolerable. It is time for all Americans to unite in demanding Speaker Pelosi honor her word.”

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