Tag: Senate

Senators Murkowski and Collins Vow to Work With Democrats on Abortion

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) declared Friday they would prioritize federal pro-abortion legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In a statement posted to her website, Murkowski said, “In the wake of this ruling, it is up to Congress to respond. Legislation to accomplish that must be a priority.”

Senate Republicans See Opportunity for Blue State ‘Sleeper’ Wins

National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chair Rick Scott (R-FL) says the GOP is ready to take back the Senate majority in November. “I think we’re going to have some sleepers, where people are going to say, boy, we didn’t anticipate that one,” Scott told The Hill. Asked which states he believes could become competitive in

Inhofe’s Retirement Triggers Frantic Shuffle in Oklahoma

Senator James Inhofe’s (R-OK) Friday announcement that he would retire early next year set off a flurry of activity in Oklahoma. Candidates are clambering to join the special election for an open Senate seat in a state which rarely sees one. According to The Hill: Two candidates have already jumped into the race since the announcement, and others are

Manchin Declares: “It’s Dead”

As Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill before lunch, Joe Manchin (D-WV) crashed the party. In the middle of Wyden’s reassurances that Build Back Better would find common ground among Democrats and their moderate party members, Manchin walked around the corner. Asked about the legislation, Manchin pointedly responded, “What Build Back

5 Seats That Will Decide Senate Control

Democrats currently control the bare minimum 50 Senate seats needed to pass legislation with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie breaking vote. Just one seat flipped in favor of Republicans would allow the GOP to take back control. The president’s party typically isn’t as susceptible in the Senate as it is in the House, but how

Biden Lobbying Against Sanctions for Treatment of Uyghurs

The Biden administration is lobbying against including sanctions for Chinese treatment of Uyghurs in order to protect a possible climate deal. According to The Washington Free Beacon: Republican senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Democratic senator Jeff Merkley (Ore.) introduced a bill in January prohibiting the importation of goods made with forced labor from the Xinjiang

REPORT Dem Senator Gave Biden Ultimatum on Infrastructure

Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema reportedly gave Joe Biden an ultimatum on infrastructure. According to Townhall: According to Politico’s Playbook, she delivered a “tough message” to the president during a private meeting last week: “If the House delays its scheduled Sept. 27 vote on the bipartisan infrastructure plan — or if the vote fails — she

Franken Eyeing Comeback?

Disgraced Democrat Al Franken could be eyeing a comeback. At least according to reports. According to The Washington Free Beacon: Disgraced former Democratic senator Al Franken says he is keeping his political “options open.” Franken, who has returned to stand-up comedy since he resigned from the U.S. Senate in 2018 after multiple women accused him

Iowa’s Senators Fight for Bacon

California is going anti-bacon and Iowa’s Senators want a word. According to The Washington Free Beacon: Iowa senators Joni Ernst (R.) and Chuck Grassley (R.) are pushing back against a California law that will cut off the Golden State’s supply of pork and harm Iowa farmers. The California law, Proposition 12, will ban the sale