Tag: Senate

Joe Manchin Shows Senate Dems Why he is the Voice of Reason

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia showed why he is the voice of reason among Senate Democrats by pushing back against calls to pack the court and end the filibuster. According to The Daily Caller: Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday that he opposes packing the Supreme Court or ending the

Democrats Back Down From Attempts to Reverse Trump Legacy Legislation

Democrats have decided to back away from a push to reverse President Trump’s tax cuts. The legislation is something that will be viewed as a legacy moment for President Trump. According to The Hill: Democrats are backing away from vows to reverse President Trump’s tax cuts if they take control of the Senate and White House.

Senate Confirms Mark Menezes as Energy Department’s Second in Command

The Senate, in a surprising 79-16 vote has confirmed Mark Menezes to be the second in command. According to The Hill: The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Menezes for the No. 2 spot at the Energy Department in a 79-16 vote. President Trump nominated Menezes to be the department’s deputy secretary in March. He will replace Dan Brouillette, who previously held

White House Considering ‘Unilateral’ Action on Coronavirus Relief

The White House is reportedly considering “unilateral” action to get coronavirus relief to Americans after attempts by Congress have continuously stalled. According to The Daily Wire: Monday morning, a White House official told Fox News that, while the president is hopeful that Congressional negotiations may continue, the administration is preparing for exigent circumstances. “As the negotiations continue

Trump Endorsed Senate Candidate Defeats Former AG Sessions

Trump endorsed Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville defeated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to Fox News: Tommy Tuberville and President Trump were the winners in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary runoff in Alabama. Tuberville, a first-time politician and former Auburn University football coach, defeated former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thanks, in part, to an endorsement from the president. The Associated Press projected

China Sanctions GOP Senators Cruz and Rubio

China has placed sanctions on Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz for their criticism of the communist regime’s human rights abuses. According to The Washington Free Beacon: In response to U.S. sanctions on party officials over the country’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims, China unleashed sanctions of its own on Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marco

Grassley Predicts Senate Would Override Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

Senator Chuck Grassley has predicted that the Senate would likely override President Trump’s veto of the defense bill over the fight to rename American military bases. According to The Hill: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that Congress would likely override President Trump if he vetoes a mammoth defense policy bill amid the fight over a plan to rename Army bases

Trump Could Leave Mark on Federal Courts for Decades to Come

President Trump has appointed a record number of judges to the federal bench and this could shape the courts for decades to come. According to The Hill: Trump last week saw the Senate confirm his 200th judicial appointment, marking a significant milestone for the administration, the conservative legal movement and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who

Senate GOP Reveal Proposal to Reform the Police

Senate GOP members revealed their plan to reform the police on Wednesday. According to The Hill: The bill comes amid growing signs of urgency from within the Senate GOP caucus to respond to weeks of calls for reforms sparked by the death of George Floyd, who was killed while detained by Minneapolis police. “We find

Trump Nominee for Navy Secretary Advances Past Senate Panel

President Trump’s nominee to be the next Secretary of the Navy has cleared a major hurdle in the confirmation process. According to The Hill: The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of Kenneth Braithwaite to be secretary of the Navy, the committee said Tuesday. In a voice vote Tuesday, the committee advanced Braithwaite’s