ㅤ”The fast pace comes as Republicans have increasingly pointed to their ability to confirm Trump’s nominees as a key reason they should keep control of the Senate heading into the midterm election.”
ㅤô¿ô …I often need to remind myself that in the long run, conservatives are winning. Liberals are losers and they must remain losers in November!
Full story…at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 5/1/18.
Tags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, circuit court picks. 𑗉𑗉
ㅤ"I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts." — the President
Full story…at Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, image from youtube(.com) – 4/30/18.
Tags: congress, house, house republicans, senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, term limits. 𑗉𑗉
ㅤ"The Senate Rules and Administration Committee on a party-line 10-9 vote passed a resolution on Wednesday from Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would substantially cut down on the amount of debate time needed for hundreds of nominations…"
Full story…at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 4/25/18.
Tags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, senate rules. 𑗉
ㅤô¿ô …Scumbags. Not a single one of them cited the Republicans’ FAILURE to pass healthcare reform, which the real reason they have slim chance of being re-elected.
ㅤCongress also failed to fund the border wall, pass immigration reform or provide country-wide infrastructure funding. They did manage to pass the biggest spending bill in GOP history, which included funding for planned parenthood, funding for New York City infrastructure and a huge increase in defense spending to please the egomaniac John McCain.
ㅤThen these pussies have the gall to claim President Trump made them quit before being defeated.
Full story…at The Hill, image from onionstatic(.com) – 4/8/18.
Tags: congress, house, house republicans, senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress. 𑗉
ㅤ”Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claimed Tuesday on ‘Fox & Friends’ that Congress will only call for votes if they already know the outcome in advance.”
ㅤô¿ô …I think this has been been going on among legislatures from their inception. The trouble these days is getting honest feedback in social media and the polls about their trial balloons.
Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) – 4/3/18.
Tags: congress, house, house republicans, senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, rand paul. 𑗉
ㅤ”Senators voted 65-32 on the measure, well over the simple majority needed to approve it, despite late drama after the bill easily cleared the House on Thursday afternoon. It now goes to the White House where Trump is expected to sign it.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/23/18.
Tags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress. 𑗉
ㅤ”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is moving to banking reform legislation — not gun control or other responses to the high school shooting in Florida — next week in the Senate.
ㅤMcConnell has filed a motion to have a procedural vote Tuesday on legislation sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). After that, McConnell hopes to move to legislation addressing sex trafficking, according to GOP sources.
ㅤLegislation addressing the Florida high school shooting, the subject of contentious conversations between President Trump and GOP lawmakers at a White House meeting televised live on cable news Wednesday, will wait.”
Full story at The Hill, image from bridgeporttxhistorical(.org) – 3/1/18.
ㅤTags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress.
ㅤ”The default assumption that the next time Democrats control Congress and the White House they’ll kill the filibuster is prompting a growing number of conservatives to argue in favor of striking first.”
Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from slidesharecdn.com
(tags cruz, senate, senate republicans, senators, ted cruz, us-congress, filibuster, conservatives) – 1/26/18
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 thehill.com
(tags chuck schumer, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, schumer, senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress) – 1/22/18
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 pinterest.com
(tags daca, democratic party, democratic socialists, democrats, dreamers, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, progressives, senate, senate republicans, senators, socialists, u.s. congress) – 1/22/18
ㅤ”The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote at 1 a.m. Monday on a three-week stopgap measure to reopen the government.
ㅤSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had warned earlier that he would force a procedural vote if senators could not reach an agreement. Absent a deal, 1 a.m. is the earliest the Senate would be able to hold such a vote.
ㅤSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he thinks negotiators could be close to a breakthrough, but immigration issues are still a sticking point.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com
(tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, stopgap, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/21/18
ㅤ”Congress has missed a midnight deadline to prevent a government shutdown, though efforts to quickly end a shutdown appear to be underway.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com
(tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/20/18
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 wnd.com
(tags chuck schumer, donald trump, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, potus, president, schumer, senate, senate republicans, senators, trump, u.s. congress, john cornyn) – 1/19/18
ㅤ”Republicans are mulling changing the Senate’s rules to speed up consideration of President Trump’s nominees.
ㅤGOP senators want to cut down the amount of debate time needed to confirm hundreds of the President’s picks, arguing Democrats are using the Senate’s rulebook to stonewall and slow-walk nominees and the GOP agenda.
ㅤRepublicans have been privately discussing the potential changes for months, but support for the move appears to be growing amid mounting frustration about the pace of nomination votes.
ㅤ’It merely shortens what is currently an unreasonably long process,’ said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.
ㅤThe panel held its first hearing of the year before the holidays to discuss the measure from GOP Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).
ㅤThe freshman senator wants to limit the amount of debate time on nominations after they’ve already cleared a procedural hurdle and shown they have enough support to pass.
ㅤUnder Lankford’s resolution, post-cloture debate for non-Cabinet nominees would shrink from 30 hours down to eight hours. For district court nominees—whose decisions can be overturned by federal circuit courts or the Supreme Court—debate would be limited to two hours.”
ㅤ”Speaker Paul Ryan signaled that next year he wants to tackle entitlement reform, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Republicans should move on from repealing Obamacare. Republicans will only have a one-seat majority in the Senate in 2018, which will make more contentious issues such as welfare reform and Obamacare repeal less politically viable, although some conservatives have argued that Republicans should focus on repealing Obamacare.
ㅤRep. Dave Brat, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, contended, ‘When I go back home, the No. 1 issue, by far, is still ObamaCare and major health-care reform that’s needed to bring these skyrocketing premiums to an end.'”
ㅤFull story at Breitbart, image from gettyimages(.com) • aca, congress, dave brat, freedom caucus, house, house republicans, mark meadows, meadows, obamacare, senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress ㅤ Home
ㅤô¿ô …The usual gang of obstructionists. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were among them.
ㅤFull story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) • daca, democratic party, democratic socialists, democrats, dreamers, progressives, senate, senate republicans, senators, socialists, u.s. congress, continuing resolution ㅤ Home
ㅤ”The latest series of events lands in what has already been a very unpredictable Senate election cycle. On its face, 2018 should be a banner year for Senate Republicans, with just nine seats to defend and 25 Democratic seats (not counting the now-open Minnesota seat) to target. Of those 23 Democratic seats, almost half — 10 — were carried by President Trump in 2016 including five (Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia) where Trump won by double digits.”