Israel Repeats Dem Talking Points on Taxes

Rep. Steve Israel (D., N.Y.) appeared on CNN this afternoon to discuss the discharge petition circulating in the House to force a vote on tax rate extensions for earners under $250,000. Rep. Israel stated that he believes current rates should be extended for some high income individuals, but Congress should pass an extension for everyone …

Israel Silent on Dems’ Chevron Cash

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Rep. Steve Israel (D., N.Y.), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, slammed Chevron for donating to a GOP-affiliated Super PAC—but has said nothing about the oil company’s donations to Democrats.

Skipping Charlotte

Dems encouraged to play hooky from DNC

Democratic members of Congress are being urged by their party leader to avoid the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte so that they can remain in their districts and campaign for votes, Reuters reports.