The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the electoral arm of the House Democrats, sent out a release chronicling votes that Representatives Michael Grimm and Nan Hayworth cast over the last year and unsurprisingly finds them somewhat wanting.
“The first year of Representative [Michael Grimm’s/Nan Hayworth's] Republican Congress is marked by extreme partisanship and unbending protection of Big Oil and the ultra wealthy,” a DCCC press secretary said in two releases. “[Grimm/Hayworth] and House Republicans have spent this first year in chronic chaos — failing to protect the middle class or create jobs — and are now off on vacation rather than putting Americans back to work.”
The litany of votes by Representatives Grimm and Hayworth that the DCCC opposes includes voting against a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, voting for the Medicare-impacting Ryan Plan, and voting to repeal health care reform. The DCCC also criticized both Representatives for being part of a caucus that “refused to introduce a comprehensive jobs agenda” for the past 365 days.
For what it’s worth, Republicans would likely disagree with a claim that they’ve little nothing for jobs. A few weeks ago Congressman Grimm posted a message citing all of the jobs legislation the GOP’s passed in the House this past year, and when discussing jobs bills, often places the blame on Senate Democrats for failing to advance them.
Both Republicans defeated incumbent members of the opposite party to win swing districts in 2010 and the DCCC has been engaging in a consistent media barrage against the two Republicans in order to help their efforts taking back their overall House majority.