Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Jayapal: Senate Dems Should Overrule Parliamentarian if Needed to Raise Minimum Wage

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) stated that if the Senate parliamentarian votes that a minimum wage increase cannot be passed via budget reconciliation, Senate Democrats should vote to overrule the parliamentarian. Host Rachel Maddow asked Jayapal if she thinks “Democrats in the Senate should use […]

Senate Confirms Biden Nominee Tom Vilsack to Lead Agriculture Department

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture in Joe Biden’s administration, making him the ninth cabinet member to be confirmed. Vilsack, who previously served as Iowa’s governor and also as former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, was met with a bipartisan vote of 92-7. “We’re going to be a […]

Perdue rules out Georgia Senate comeback in 2022

David Perdue speaks to the crowd during a campaign rally. | Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Former Republican Sen. David Perdue will not run for Senate in 2022, he said in a statement Tuesday, ruling out another campaign in Georgia less than two months after losing a runoff election for a second term. The decision comes just […]

Joe Biden Once Claimed He Was Arrested at Capitol for Trespassing, Sitting in Senate Presiding Officer’s Chair

President Joe Biden once claimed that he had been arrested at the age of 21 for trespassing in the Capitol, describing a crime that is similar to those for which some participants in the January 6 Capitol riot currently face federal charges. Fox News reported Sunday: In a 2007 appearance on David Letterman, then-Sen. Joe […]

Senate GOP: Biden Amnesty Floods U.S. Workforce During Coronavirus Crisis

Senate Republicans are lining up to oppose President Joe Biden’s massive amnesty plan that would legalize between 11 to 22 million illegal aliens and increase legal immigration levels, all while more than 17 million Americans remain jobless. On Thursday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced Biden’s amnesty plan to Congress, seeking to hugely inflate the United […]

Menendez: With Senate, House Control Dems Will Finally Pass Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Live” that President Joe Biden’s major immigration reform will finally pass because Democrats control the House, Senate, and move forward votes. Menendez said, “We have a president in President Biden who has leaned into this. The legislation that I introduced today and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez has introduced […]

Seven Senate Republicans Vote to Convict Donald Trump, Two Flip Previous Vote

Seven Senate Republicans voted to convict former President Donald Trump, even though he was ultimately acquitted in his second impeachment trial. Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection on January 6, after a mob of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill as Congress began certifying the 2020 presidential election vote. The Senate vote failed 57-43, failing […]

Donald Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial after Democrats fail to secure enough votes

Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in the US Senate impeachment trial of inciting the assault on the Capitol on January 6. Senators voted that he was guilty by 57 in favour to 43 against, not enough to convict on the single charge of incitement to insurrection. Although seven Republicans crossed party lines […]

Senate decides to allow witnesses in Trump impeachment, extending trial

US senators voted on Saturday in favor of allowing witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, extending the proceedings as lawmakers weigh whether to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The development came after news that Trump told a top congressional Republican during the deadly assault by […]

Senate moves to grant Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal

“Here in this trial, we saw new video, powerful video showing calmness under pressure, his courage in the line of duty, his foresight in the midst of chaos, and his willingness to make himself a target of the mob’s rage so that others might reach safety,” Schumer said. “Officer Goodman, thank you.” Goodman was present […]

Senate moves to grant Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal

“Here in this trial, we saw new video, powerful video showing calmness under pressure, his courage in the line of duty, his foresight in the midst of chaos, and his willingness to make himself a target of the mob’s rage so that others might reach safety,” Schumer said. “Officer Goodman, thank you.” Goodman was present […]

Hillary: Senate Republicans Are Trump’s ‘Co-Conspirators’

The former head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center has suggested that counterinsurgency tactics used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan should be applied to ‘domestic extremists’ inside the US. NPR reports that Robert Grenier, who directed the CIA’s Counterterrorism program from 2004 to 2006, declared “We may be witnessing the dawn of a sustained […]

US Senate declares in vote that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

The US Senate voted that the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional. The vote was 56-44 with six Republican Senators joining Democrats to determine the trial can move forward even though Trump has left office, US media reported. The trial began in the Senate with a jarring video of the Capitol […]

Poll: 64% Say It Is Not Likely the Senate Will Convict Trump

A solid majority of U.S. voters believe it is unlikely the Senate will convict former President Donald Trump, a Rasmussen Reports survey released on the first day of the impeachment trial revealed. “How likely is it that the Senate will vote to convict former President Trump of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?” the survey, taken February […]

US Senate to Pause Trump Impeachment Trial at End of Week for Jewish Sabbath

US senators cast their votes on the first article of impeachment abuse of power during the final votes in the Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump in this frame grab from video shot in the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2020. Photo: US Senate TV / Handout […]

U.S. Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Browse > Home / News / U.S. Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem February 7, 2021 Agencies Read on for article The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday night in favour of an amendment to the COVID-19 budget resolution to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. A view of the U.S. embassy in […]

60+ groups and unions to Senate Democrats: End harmful ‘gridlock and dysfunction’ by eliminating the filibuster

A diverse coalition of more than 60 progressive advocacy organizations and labor unions representing millions of people across the U.S. sent a letter Friday urging Senate Democrats to eliminate the legislative filibuster, a procedural relic that the groups describe as a “weapon of pure partisan gridlock” and a major obstacle to necessary change. Addressed to […]

Senate Democrats Expressed Prejudice Ahead of Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz Investigation

Senate Ethics Committee Democrats have already expressed judgments about Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) regarding their move to object to the 2020 presidential election ahead of the committee’s investigation. The Senate Ethics Committee will investigate Hawley and Cruz’s objection to the certification of the election results. The investigation resulted from seven Senate […]

Senate confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security secretary

The US Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-born son of a Holocaust survivor, as Homeland Security secretary on Tuesday. National Jewish groups had sought the confirmation of Mayorkas, who had served under President Barack Obama as deputy Homeland Security secretary and was known to the groups. The nomination had been subject to partisan tussling and […]

Arizona State Senate Hires Its Own Independent, Qualified, Forensic, Auditing Firm To Analyze 2020 Election Results

The Arizona State Senate announced on Friday that it will be hiring its own independent, qualified, forensic, auditing firm to analyze the 2020 presidential election results. Senate leaders said they were not satisfied with the new audit of voting systems that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had approved earlier this week. On Wednesday the […]

Senate Kabuki theater and a joke impeachment trial — The Duran

[embedded content] Senate Kabuki theater and a joke impeachment trial The Duran: Episode 872 John Roberts’ refusal to sit for Trump impeachment sparks constitutional concerns John Roberts’ refusal to sit for Trump impeachment sparks constitutional concerns… 135 more words Senate Kabuki theater and a joke impeachment trial — The Duran Share this: Like this: Like Loading… […]

24 Senate Republicans Back Cynthia Lummis’ Bill to Block Biden Energy Ban

Twenty-four Senate Republicans backed Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ (R-WY) legislation Thursday that would prevent President Joe Biden and his administration from blocking energy or mineral leasing permits on federal lands without explicit congressional approval. Lummis, who won election to the Senate last November, unveiled the Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2021. The […]

Democrats’ ‘divide and conquer’ Senate show trial may jeopardize duopoly

Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., right, and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., confer during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Raimondo, nominee for Secretary of Commerce, in Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC on January 26, 2021. / AFP / POOL / Tom Williams (Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) is currently covering the US […]

Senate confirms Tony Blinken as US secretary of state

Browse > Home / News / Senate confirms Tony Blinken as US secretary of state January 27, 2021 by JNS Read on for article The U.S. Senate confirmed Tony Blinken on Tuesday as the 71st U.S. secretary of state. Antony Blinken in 2015 at the U.S. State Department. Credit: Perfect 5hot The final tally was […]

Senate Judiciary Democrats Refuse to Hold Hearings on Mayorkas Nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are refusing to hold hearings on Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden’s nominee to helm the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and several top Republicans sent a letter to the committee’s incoming chairman, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), arguing the panel should hold its […]

Senate confirms Blinken as the next Secretary of State

WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Antony Blinken as the next secretary of state. Seventy-eight senators from both parties voted to approve his nomination, and 22 opposed. Blinken is one of Biden’s closest advisers. In 2009, when Biden was vice president, he served as his national security advisor. Later, he became […]

Brooks: ‘Not Clear’ that Senate Can Convict Trump after He’s Left Office

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said it’s unclear to him whether the Senate even has the constitutional authority to convict former President Donald Trump after he’s out of office given that the Constitution discusses impeachment in the context of removing someone from office. Brooks said, “I’d like to know if it’s even […]

Trump’s Former DHS Secretary Lobbies Senate to Approve Biden’s DHS Pick

Kevin McAleenan, former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Trump administration, is lobbying senators to approve President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the agency, Alejandro Mayorkas. In a letter leaked to CNN’s Jake Tapper, McAleenan writes to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asking members to quickly approve […]

Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin as First Black Defense Secretary

The Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd Austin as the Pentagon’s first black defense secretary in a bipartisan 93-2 vote. Only two Republicans, voted no — Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Mike Lee (UT). Those not voting included Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC); Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV); Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS); Jerry Moran (R-KS); and Thom Tillis (R-NC). […]

D.C. Mayor Bowser: Dem-Led House, Senate Will Pass D.C. Statehood, Bring It to Biden’s Desk

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told  “Just the News” on Friday that the Democratic-led Senate and House will vote in favor of statehood for the District of Columbia and send the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has expressed support for D.C. statehood in the past. Bowser said, “The nation’s capital, the federal enclave, continues to exist […]

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