Tag: Senate

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

Senate Intel Committee Approves Trump’s Pick for Spy Chief

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve Representative John Ratcliffe to be the next Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe will now move to the full Senate for a vote. According to The Hill: The Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Tuesday to approve President Trump’s spy chief nominee, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas). Three members of the panel confirmed coming

Defense Secretary Esper Fires Back at Critical Democrats

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper fired back at Senate Democrats who were critical of the response to the coronavirus. According to The Hill: Defense Secretary Mark Esper shot back Tuesday at a group of Democratic senators who last week panned him for what they described as a failure to sufficiently respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “I am

Trump Answers Why he Won’t Let Fauci Testify Before the House

President Trump has openly answered that he will not allow Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before the House because they are a “bunch of Trump haters.” He will let him testify before the Senate. According to The Hill: President Trump on Tuesday said Anthony Fauci will be allowed to testify before the Senate next week, but that he

President Trump Confirms Romney Intentionally Left off of Task Force

President Trump has confirmed that he intentionally left Senator Mitt Romney off of the bipartisan coronavirus task force. This is likely confirmation that Trump continues to hold a grudge against Romney for his vote to remove President Trump from office. According to The Hill: President Trump on Sunday said he intentionally left Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) off his congressional

Top GOP Senators Close Down Senate Offices

Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton have decided to close their Senate offices out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus. According to The Hill: Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Thursday that they will temporarily close their offices after a staffer in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s (D-Wash.) office tested positive for COVID-19, the disease

GOP Senators Move Forward With Biden Investigation

Two GOP senators are charging ahead with their investigation into the Bidens and their connections with Ukraine and China. According to The Hill: A pair of influential GOP Senate chairmen are plowing ahead with a wide-ranging probe related to the Bidens and Ukraine, sparking a new round of tensions.. With the months-long impeachment fight in

Senate Report Claims Obama Admin Wasn’t Prepared to Respond to Russian Hacking

A new Senate report has indicated that the Obama administration what unprepared to respond to the hacking attempts of the Russians. According to The Hill: The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Thursday that found that the U.S. government was “not well-postured” to counter Russian interference attempts in 2016, and strongly encouraged the Trump administration

Murkowski Announces She Will Vote to Acquit President Trump

Senator Lisa Murkowski, who is a swing vote in the Senate, has announced that she will vote to acquit President Trump. Murkowski did use the opportunity to scold the President’s actions. According to The Hill: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Monday that she will vote to acquit President Trump on the two House-passed articles of impeachment. Murkowski is