Republicans in Congress have been staging a work slowdown of sorts as a tactical maneuver in response to what they view as unfair actions by Democrats. This kind of thing has been happening a lot in the last 20 years as whomever is in the minority tries to make a point.
But in this case, the result was a vote killing a bill supporting recognition of Mother's Day. Thus, news media across the land have been chirping "Republicans Vote Against Mothers." There just had to be some wincing and whingeing going on at Republican National Committee HQ when the Washington Post ran this hed yesterday:
Republicans Vote Against Moms;
No Word Yet on Puppies, Kittens