Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Pennsylvania Republicans baffled by celebrity doctor’s Senate bid

“People are still uneasy about everyone that’s there,” said Christopher Nicholas, a longtime Pennsylvania-based GOP consultant. “There’s no 600-pound gorilla” in the race, “let alone an 800-pound gorilla.” The frontrunner so far, Sean Parnell, has been accused by his estranged wife of domestic violence in a high-profile child custody case. He has denied the allegations. […]

Senate urged to reject Biden’s ‘poor choice’ for FDA chief over ties to Big Pharma

Image Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File Ignoring concerns about the influence of Big Pharma, U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday nominated former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to reclaim the post—which he held during the Obama administration, when Biden was vice president. “The Senate… must reject Califf’s […]

TikTok Bans Australian Anti-CCP Activist, Senate Candidate Drew Pavlou

Chinese-owned social media company TikTok has temporarily blocked Australian human rights activist and Senate candidate Drew Pavlou from posting on the platform on the same day he discussed his anti-Chinese Communist Party activism on a popular podcast. “It’s very peculiar. I haven’t posted [on TikTok] in weeks so I think I’ve been banned because my […]

‘But he’s Jewish’: Opponent questions Mandel’s faith in Ohio Senate primary debate

“In terms of antisemitism, all I did in an ad was pointed out that Josh is going around saying he’s got the Bible in one hand and the constitution in the other. But he’s Jewish,” Pukita said. “Everybody should know that though, right?” Pukita was referring to a radio ad created by his campaign that […]

Pennsylvania Republicans eye top investment CEO for Senate primary

A native of the Pittsburgh area, McCormick currently runs Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund with over $140 billion in assets. He boasts a glittering resume — after graduating from West Point and Army Ranger School, McCormick served in the Gulf War, where he won the Bronze Star, went on to earn his Ph.D. […]

Poland’s senate approves €350 million wall along Belarus border

Poland’s senate has approved a plan to build a €350 million wall along its border with Belarus to prevent migrants from illegally entering the country. The upper house of parliament gave final approval to the proposed 100-kilometre border wall on Friday after a second vote. President Andrzej Duda has said that he will immediately sign […]

Wisconsin Senate to launch its own 2020 election investigation

Wisconsin Senate to launch its own 2020 election investigation Date: October 26, 2021Author: Nwo Report Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu says probe prompted by audit bureau probe finding numerous failures in the election. There will be more questions from lawmakers in Madison as to just what happened before and during last year’s election.Senate Majority Leader […]

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to Hear from Ambassador-At-Large Nominee Rashad Hussain Tuesday

10/25/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear from Rashad Hussain, who the Biden administration nominated to serve as the next ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. The post was previously held by Ambassador Sam Brownback under President Trump.   The agenda for […]

Disgraced former governor is recast as MAGA warrior in Senate bid

“Heaven forbid Eric Greitens ever did get into the United States Senate,” said Gregg Keller, a Missouri political strategist who briefly served as an adviser to GOP Sen. Josh Hawley’s 2018 campaign. Pointing to Greitens’ baggage — he resigned the governorship in 2018, midway through his first term, following allegations that he sexually assaulted a […]

Nevada Senate hopeful Laxalt testifies at campaign finance trial

Under questioning by a prosecutor, Laxalt described how he was introduced to Parnas, saying he first met Parnas at the Trump International Hotel in Washington in 2018 over cigars and drinks in the company of one of then-President Donald Trump’s lawyers, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Laxalt said Parnas eventually pledged $10,000 and […]

Senate introduces John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was recently introduced in the Senate after it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212 in August. The introduction of the bill is a chance to garner the votes needed to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was invalidated in the 2013 Shelby […]

New Senate Bill Addresses Afghanistan Crisis

Senator Portman Introduces Legislation to Address Taliban Takeover 09/29/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that, on September 27, 2021, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act to address issues lingering from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The bill is co-sponsored by 21 […]

Senate attempt to reform U.S. police fails

Senate attempt to reform U.S. police fails – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Negotiations in the U.S. Congress to reform police practices following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have collapsed, Democratic Senator Cory Booker says, as President Joe Biden blamed Republicans for the failure. The end of congressional negotiations, at least for now, marked […]

PA GOP State Senate Forensic Investigation of 2020 Election Faces Partisan Democrat Attacks, GOP Infighting

The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania State Senate committee conducting hearings this month as part of a forensic investigation of the 2020 election has subpoenaed the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) to provide a number of documents, and Democrats have responded with a lawsuit and highly partisan attacks. The partisan fight between Democrats and Republicans over the investigation […]

Senate Medical Affairs Committee listens to testimony about therapeutic COVID treatments

By Lauren Adams Published: Sep. 16, 2021 COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – The Senate Medical Affairs Committee heard testimonies Wednesday from citizens who have concerns over the way South Carolina is handling therapeutic options for COVID-19. The main message from those who spoke is to encourage the committee to investigate further guidance on treatments like ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and […]

Leftists Rage After Senate Parliamentarian Blocks Pathway to Citizenship

Leftists erupted with outrage on Twitter Sunday after news broke that the Senate parliamentarian said the reconciliation bill will not include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, including DREAMers, torpedoing President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. As the Associated Press noted, the Senate parliamentarian said, “Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and […]

Senate Parliamentarian Crushes Democrat Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has reportedly ruled that Democrats’ plan to slip a massive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens into a budget reconciliation package is outside the scope of budgetary matters, likely crushing the plan. On Sunday evening, MacDonough ruled the amnesty plan can likely not be included in a budget reconciliation package — a […]

Former Football Star Herschel Walker Launches Senate Bid

WASHINGTON—Retired football star Herschel Walker, an ally of former President Donald Trump, filed paperwork on Tuesday to run for Senate in Georgia, as Republicans try to win back one of the two seats they lost in January runoff elections. Walker filed the documentation with the Federal Election Commission to seek the Republican nomination to challenge […]

Will Senate Democrats stoop to confirming Rahm Emanuel as ambassador?

When President Biden announced late Friday afternoon that he will nominate Rahm Emanuel to be the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the timing just before the weekend was clearly intended to minimize attention to the swift rebukes that were sure to come. The White House described Emanuel as having “a distinguished career in public service,” but several progressive […]

Four Senate Republicans wait on reelection bids as majority hangs in balance

The GOP is already defending five Senate seats opened up by retirements — two in the battlegrounds of Pennsylvania and North Carolina and three in GOP strongholds Ohio, Alabama and Missouri. Although Republicans are increasingly favored to win the House next year, further retirements would undoubtedly complicate their path back to power in the Senate. […]

Republicans Extract Wins on Critical Race Theory, Immigration, Out of Senate Budget Fight

Senate Republicans extracted victories from Democrats on critical race theory, immigration, and defunding the police during Tuesday’s late-night budget resolution fight. As the Senate prepared to vote on the budget resolution, conservatives introduced many amendments to the $3.5 trillion resolution to have some conservative wins from the mammoth bill. The series of amendments votes is […]

Senate approves bipartisan $1T infrastructure plan in win for Biden

The Senate on Tuesday passed a major $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill in a significant show of bipartisan force that marked a big step forward for President Biden‘s domestic agenda.  The vote was 69-30, with 19 Republicans – including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – joining all Democrats to approve major investments to the nation’s roads, bridges, railways […]

Senate Confirms Biden Nominee for Navy Secretary

The Senate on Aug. 7 confirmed Carlos Del Toro as the secretary of the Navy. President Joe Biden nominated Del Toro for the position on June 11. The Senate confirmed him on a voice vote on Saturday. During his confirmation hearing, Del Toro told senators that he would be “exclusively focused” on the threat from China. […]

Senate slog to pass infrastructure bill goes on over weekend

Senators will resume a weekend session toward passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after running into opposition from a few Republicans who want to drag out final votes on one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. The measure would provide what Biden has called a “historic investment” in public works programs, from roads […]

Infrastructure bill clears Senate in bipartisan vote but final passage remains uncertain

President Joe Biden’s $1trillion infrastructure package came one step closer to passing on Saturday after the Senate voted 67-27 in its favour. Republicans joined Democrats to overcome the 60 vote threshold needed to advance the measure toward final votes and, if approved, the bill would go to the House. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act […]

Conor Lamb launching Senate bid in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is critical for Democrats’ Senate hopes in next year’s midterms. They are defending four vulnerable incumbents, all in states President Joe Biden carried, and are on offense in two Republican-held seats Biden won: Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is retiring, and Republicans have a competitive primary to replace him. Lamb is hosting […]

Josh Mandel Vows to ‘Blow Up the System’ if Elected to US Senate, Says ‘The Time for Civility Has Passed’

Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel appeared on “The Pete Santilli Show” last month, where he declared that if elected to office, his mission will be to “blow up the system” because “the time for civility has passed,” bragging that “evil will find no worse nightmare than having me, Josh Mandel, in the U.S. […]

Bill to Give Israel Billions of Dollars Passes House, Now on to Senate

By Alison Weir A bill that would expend over $6.4 billion on behalf of Israel, which was advanced earlier by a House committee, has now been passed by the whole House of Representatives. The bill will next be taken up by the Senate. The bill was passed on July 28th, in the midst of an Israeli […]

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday

Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan. A bipartisan group of senators helped it clear one more hurdle Friday and braced to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to […]

House Republicans & Their Staffers March Maskless To Senate To Protest New Mask Mandate

House Republicans and their staffers marched bare faced out of the House to the Senate floor on Thursday in protest against the recently reinstated mask mandate in the House of Representatives. Dozens of GOP members of Congress traveled across the Capitol to protest the fact that Capitol Police have been ordered to arrest staffers and […]

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