Posts Tagged ‘bipartisan’

Sanctions Are Destructive, Illegitimate, And Totally Bipartisan

What right does the United States have to starve civilians to achieve political goals? Despite its obvious importance, this question is largely absent from mainstream discourse. Through economic sanctions, or economic warfare, the U.S. can unilaterally collapse economies and generate famine in foreign countries. The civilian death toll from sanctions is often equal to—and sometimes greater […]

Bipartisan Gun Deal Announced: No ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, No Raised Minimum Rifle Age

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal on gun control legislation Sunday in the wake of recent mass shootings — though the compromise excludes President Joe Biden’s “assault weapons” ban and a raised minimum age for rifle purchases.

Joe Biden: Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Agreement Not Enough but ‘Let’s Get this Done’

The agreement does not include Biden’s demands for a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” raising the minimum age to 21 for the purchase of some semi-automatic rifles, or banning high capacity magazines.

Maxine Waters: House Will ‘Quickly’ Pass Senate’s Bipartisan Deal on Guns

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said on this week’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” that the House of Representatives would “quickly” pass “whatever” is in the Senate’s just announced bipartisan gun safety proposal.

Cruz: Dems Have Blocked Bipartisan Measures to Keep Guns from Criminals Because They Want to ‘Disarm Law-Abiding Citizens’

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to President Joe Biden accusing Republicans of blocking debate on gun legislation by pointing to legislation he proposed to increase school security and help keep firearms

Bipartisan Congressmen Call Out Biden on Mandates Leading to Food Shortages

#StopPlannedStarvation Cindy Axne is a Democrat, Randy Feenstra is a Republican. They called the situation “dire.” The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is the executive branch agency charged with overseeing the federally regulated rails. Chairman Martin Oberman is a Biden political appointee. Press release from Congresswoman Cindy Axne, April 22, 2022: “Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) […]

Biden signs $1T infrastructure bill with bipartisan audience

President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion (€880 billion) infrastructure deal into law Monday on the White House lawn, hailing it as an example of what bipartisanship can achieve. The president hopes to use the law to build back his popularity, which has taken a hit amid rising inflation and the inability to fully shake […]

Democrat Disarray: Democrat Senators Warn of ‘Bipartisan’ Infrastructure Bill Not Passing the House

The Hill reported that two Democrat senators familiar with the bipartisan infrastructure bill voting talks in the House are expecting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to cancel Thursday’s scheduled vote due to not having enough votes. The report noted that two senators, who are remaining anonymous, claim they are in contact with Democrat members in the House who believe […]

Jeffries: Still Support Pelosi Tying Bipartisan Bill to Reconciliation Bill

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) expressed support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) strategy of refusing to hold a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill until the reconciliation bill passes the Senate. Jeffries said, “Continue to support the strategy that has been laid out by Speaker […]

Study: ‘Blue Hydrogen’ In Bipartisan Plan More Polluting Than Coal

Above Photo: “Blue hydrogen is a nice marketing term that the oil and gas industry is keen to push but it’s far from carbon free.” Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images. “Blue hydrogen has large climatic consequences.” “We see no way that blue hydrogen can be considered ‘green,’” says the report. While celebrated as a climate victory by the […]

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 […]

So-Called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Stalls as Sen. Bill Hagerty Leads Opposition

The so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill has stalled Saturday as Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) leads the Republican opposition. “I wasn’t elected by the people of Tennessee to be the most popular person in the Senate. I was elected to stand up for their interests,” Hagerty told the Washington Times’ Haris Alic. “I can’t in good conscience […]

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 […]

‘This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill’: Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (5th L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) listen during a news conference on a bipartisan […]

Bipartisan ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Allows Feds to Bypass ‘Buy American’ Rules, Outsource U.S. Manufacturing

An infrastructure package, crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans and first obtained by Breitbart News, would allow federal bureaucrats to bypass “Buy American” requirements for projects funded by the legislation. The bill requires, no later than 180 days after its enactment, the heads of federal agencies to ensure that “none of the funds […]

Exclusive: Bipartisan So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill 2,700 Pages Long

If the United States Senate votes this week on the bipartisan so-called “infrastructure” bill, it would be humanly impossible for any U.S. senator to read it before voting on it. The text of a draft of the bill, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News from U.S. Senate sources not authorized to leak it, shows the plan […]

In gift to rich tax cheats, Republicans strip IRS funds from bipartisan infrastructure bill

Under pressure from well-heeled conservative advocacy organizations and donors, Republican senators have removed funding for IRS enforcement from an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, threatening to tank a proposed crackdown on rich tax cheats. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), part of the 22-member bipartisan group that’s rushing to hash out the details of the infrastructure bill ahead of […]

Opinion | Republicans Shouldn’t Sign on to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The conventional wisdom is that the Senate has to prove that it can work, and the test of its functioning is how much of Biden’s spending Republicans endorse. This is a distorted view of the Senate’s role, which shouldn’t be to get on board a historic spending spree for which Biden won no mandate and […]

Dem Rep. Porter: Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Bill

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed a meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had with her caucus earlier in the day and stated that Pelosi will hold the bipartisan infrastructure bill and not bring it up for a vote until the budget reconciliation vote is ready to be […]

Bipartisan Senators Reach Deal on Infrastructure ‘Framework,’ to Meet Biden

A bipartisan senators’ group working on a major infrastructure package said Wednesday it had crafted a “framework” for a deal, and that members plan to meet President Joe Biden on Thursday for further discussion. Emerging from a meeting with top White House officials, lawmakers said talks had been productive but cautioned that unresolved issues remained. […]

Senators to pitch bipartisan infrastructure plan to Biden

A bipartisan gang of senators is seeking President Joe Biden’s support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the group of 21 senators, Republicans and Democrats to the White House on Thursday. The pared-down plan, with $559 […]

Bipartisan senators reach tentative plan on infrastructure

A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on an infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private talks. Biden has invited members from the group of […]

Bipartisan Senators, Joe Biden Strike Infrastructure Deal

A group of Republican and Democrat lawmakers announced Wednesday that they had struck a deal with President Joe Biden on a potential infrastructure package. The senators will meet with Biden Thursday, although they said that his advisers confirmed that they had signed off on the compromise. The plan would reportedly include $579 billion in new […]

Longtime C-SPAN anchor Steve Scully to depart for bipartisan think tank

C-SPAN placed Scully on administrative leave last October after he admitted to lying about an exchange on social media with Anthony Scaramucci, a former communications director to former President Donald Trump who has since become a fierce Trump critic. Scully returned to work in January. The controversy unfolded shortly after Scully — who served as […]

Bipartisan Senators Strike Tentative Infrastructure Deal

Ten Senate Republicans and Democrats struck a deal Thursday in what they believe is a “realistic” compromise on an infrastructure framework. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) said in […]

Manchin: ‘I Don’t Think You Should’ Pass Infrastructure with Just Democrats, ‘We Need to Be Bipartisan’

During a portion of an interview with NBC on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that he doesn’t think infrastructure should be passed with solely Democratic support and that “we need to be bipartisan. … I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it.” NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Garrett Haake […]

Dem Rep. Crow: Still a Chance for GOP to Show a Fraction of ‘Courage’ with Bipartisan 1/6 Commission

Representative Jason Crow (D-CO) said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that Republican lawmakers can “show a very small fraction of the courage that is shown every day by our troops to do the right thing for our country” by creating a bipartisan January 6 commission. When asked about the failed 1/6 commission Senate vote, Crow said, […]

Biden Will ‘Change Course’ If Bipartisan Talks on Infrastructure Bill Stall: White House Adviser

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said Sunday that President Joe Biden intends to “change course” if the current approach of bipartisan talks with Republicans on achieving an infrastructure package stall. Richmond’s comments come as Biden and his administration are endeavoring to convince Republicans to accept their scope of what an infrastructure package should entail […]

Bipartisan Letter Opposing Conditions on US Aid to Israel Joined by 75% of US House Members

The US Capitol dome is seen in Washington, US, December 17, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Erin Scott A bipartisan group of 331 US House members — comprising more than three-quarters of the body — signed a letter Thursday rejecting any conditions placed on US aid to Israel, one week after controversial legislation that would do so was […]

Biden-Led Bipartisan Meeting on Infrastructure Gets Positive Reviews

Doubts still linger about size of plan, which includes $400 billion for the care of the elderly and disabled A meeting on Monday led by President Joe Biden that featured legislators from both sides of the aisle received positive reviews from Republicans and Democrats as Congress tries to hammer out a major infrastructure package that […]

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