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"It’s Grinch Time in Washington," warned Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyTrump abandons plan to dissolve Office of Personnel Management: report Democrats debate scope of impeachment charges House Democrats rebuke State Department for 'reversal' on Israeli settlements MORE (D-Va.), quoting from a floor speech.


Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellSenate must take up Voting Rights Advancement Act without delay The missing piece of the current health care debate House passes bill meant to restore Voting Rights Act MORE (D-Ala.) also used the hashtag #GOPGrinch, tweeting: "This latest #Republican grandstand will cost the #American public dearly."

President Obama has previously used a reference to the character from Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" holiday tale. In a speech at the end of November, Obama urged Americans to contact their members of Congress, “Tell them: Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays."