McConnell Files Cloture On Kavanaugh Nomination. Senate Will Vote On Saturday.

ㅤ"On Wednesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for cloture on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the vacancy on the Supreme Court, which means that after the vote on cloture by the Senate on Friday, the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation will take place on Saturday."

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted on 10/4/18. See "kavanaugh, mcconnell."

Senate GOP, Dems reach deal to move major domestic spending bill


ㅤ”The Labor-HHS spending bill, as it’s known, is the biggest domestic spending appropriations bill passed by Congress, and it usually languishes until the end of the year because of partisan fights over the cost of social programs.
ㅤBut McConnell wants to move it to the floor in August, along with a bill funding the Defense Department, a top Republican priority, months earlier than in recent years.
‘We have an agreement with the Democrats to take up in a few weeks a combination of Labor[-HHS] and Defense,’ McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
ㅤ’Our hope is by the end of August the Senate will approve nine of 12 appropriations bills, which means 90 percent of the funding of the federal government — from the Senate point of view — will be done through the regular order before we get to Labor Day,’ he added.”ㅤ

Full story at The Hill, image from snoopn4pnuts(.com) – 7/31/18. See “spending, mcconnell, senate.”ㅤHomeOptions

McConnell: Bill reining in Trump's tariff powers 'an exercise in futility'


ㅤ"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Wednesday that he will not support legislation reining in President Trump’s tariff authority and that the President will not sign such a bill.
ㅤ’Yeah, I don’t think we need to be trying to rein in the President through legislation. No. 1, it would be an exercise in futility because he wouldn’t sign it,’ McConnell told SiriusXM when asked if he opposed the bill.
ㅤMcConnell was asked about legislation, spearheaded by GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), that would require Trump to get congressional approval for any tariffs invoked under the national security sections of the trade law, known as Section 232."ㅤ

Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 6/6/18. See "tariffs, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell."ㅤHome

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Senate to vote on two-year budget Thursday


ㅤ”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) hailed it as a breakthrough after months of partisan fighting that stalled spending legislation and caused a three-day shutdown last month.”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/7/18.ㅤTags: budget, senate, mcconnell, schumer, debt ceiling.

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Strzok And Page: Paul Ryan’s A ‘Jerk,’ McConnell A ‘Turtle,’ Comey Too ‘Boyscoutish’


ㅤ”During the third Presidential debate, Oct. 20, 2016, Strzok said, ‘I am riled up. Trump is a fucking idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer… WHAT THE FU¢K HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY, LIS?!?!?!’
ㅤ’Chris Wallace is a turd,’ he added.
ㅤ’Trump is a disaster. I have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be,’ Page said.'”

ㅤô¿ô …I suppose The Resistance is right about one thing.

Full story at The Daily Caller, image from ebaumsworld(.com) – 2/7/18.ㅤTags: paul ryan, mcconnell, trey gowdy, comey.

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McConnell tees up vote on 20-week abortion ban

ㅤ”The legislation, from GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), would make it illegal for any person to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possible penalty of five years in prison, fines or both.”

Full story at The Hill, image from (tags abortion, abortion ban, anti-abortion, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, pro-life, 20-week abortion ban) – 1/24/18

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Senate votes to end shutdown


ㅤ”The three-week funding bill still needs to pass on a final up-or-down vote, but that is a formality now that the Senate has voted to end dilatory debate. The House is expected to approve the bill quickly.”

ㅤô¿ô …The federal government had a snow day.

Full story at The Hill, image from (tags chuck schumer, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, schumer, senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress) – 1/22/18

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McConnell promises immigration debate if government reopens


ㅤ”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday promised to take up an immigration bill protecting an estimated 800,000 Dreamers from deportation and allow an open amendment process if Democrats agree to reopen the government.
ㅤThe Senate will vote at noon on a three-week funding resolution to end the government shutdown that began at midnight Saturday. The legislation includes an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
ㅤDemocrats have been pressing McConnell for a vote on the Dreamers legislation, and it is unclear whether his latest commitments will be enough to win them over.
ㅤWith some Republicans expected to vote against the bill, nearly a dozen Democratic votes will likely be needed to clear a 60-vote procedural hurdle.”

Full story at The Hill, image from (tags daca, democratic party, democratic socialists, democrats, dreamers, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, progressives, senate, senate republicans, senators, socialists, u.s. congress) – 1/22/18

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Senate to vote at 10 p.m. on doomed spending bill


ㅤô¿ô …This is the final act of the farce. The Dems have to prove to the open-border nut jobs that they didn’t go down without a fight. But the plan concocted by both parties will get the bill passed. Expect a lot of staged screaming from Dems.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (tags chuck schumer, donald trump, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, potus, president, schumer, senate, senate republicans, senators, trump, u.s. congress, john cornyn) – 1/19/18

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McConnell Hits Back at Reporter: I Understand Your Job Is to Use the Democratic Talking Points

ㅤ”Look, we believe that this product will do two extremely important things for the country. Number one, provide middle class with tax relief, and number two, provide business changes that make us more competitive.” — Mitch McConnell

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr(.com) • mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes ㅤ Home

After Obamacare failure, Senate gets a second chance with tax vote

ㅤ”Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hasn’t officially scheduled a vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the Senate Finance Committee approved earlier this month. But a vote is planned for next week, a top GOP aide told the Washington Examiner.”

ㅤô¿ô …It looks like there will be something worth reporting next week.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from form9465(.com) • mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, senate, senate republicans, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, u.s. congress