Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘rigging’ elections as divided Senate to consider voting rights bill

A sweeping voting rights and campaign finance reform bill is headed for a vote in the Senate, after Republicans filed several amendments to try to strip critical elements from the For The People Act during a contentious, day-long committee hearing that underscored the GOP’s acutely partisan barricade. Senators cast a series of party-line votes on […]

Medical Doctors Testify Before State Senate in Texas!

No Vaccine Passports in Texas! Medical Doctors Testify Before State Senate to Oppose Mandatory COVID Shots by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact NewsThis past week the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs took testimony from Texas physicians regarding SB 1669: Stop Forced Vaccination and Vaccine Passports in Texas.SB 1669 was sponsored by Senator Bob Hall. You […]

Senate pushes FBI on intelligence ‘fail’ on Proud Boys at Capitol Riots

The US Senate Judiciary Committee chair is pressing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to explain how it failed to anticipate the violence of Jan. 6, despite having contact with several members of the far right Proud Boys in the months before the insurrection.On Monday, the committee chair, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, wrote to FBI director […]

Host Laughs as Pete Buttigieg Predicts 30 Senate Republicans May Vote for ‘Infrastructure’ Plan

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was met with a laugh when he predicted as many as 30 Republican senators may vote for the “infrastructure” plan. Appearing on the New York Times “Sway” podcast Monday, Buttigieg was asked about the prospect of a bipartisan deal. The secretary claimed 70 percent of Americans support the $2.5 trillion spending […]

Poll: 52 Percent Support Senate Filibuster to Block Tax Increases

A Monmouth University poll reported Thursday 52 percent of Americans support the Senate filibuster when used to block tax increases. The polls asked whether the filibuster should be used to block “tax rate change” legislation. In this instance, the majority of Americans support the filibuster. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points and […]

Senate confirms shaper of Iran nuclear deal to senior defense post

The Senate confirmed Colin Kahl to be undersecretary of defense for policy, a Biden nomination that survived a fierce challenge from the pro-Israel right, which targeted Kahl for his role in shaping the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Kahl was confirmed 49-45 in Tuesday’s vote along party lines. Republicans, spurred by the right-wing pro-Israel community, targeted […]

Collins won’t run for Senate or Georgia governor in 2022

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins a favorite of former President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to run for governor or U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2022. Collins’ announcement Monday makes it less likely there will be a top-drawer Republican primary challenger to Gov. Brian Kemp In the separate U.S. Senate race, it could […]

US Senate passes legislation to improve hate crime reporting

The Senate passed a bill to help law enforcement respond to hate crimes and report them to the federal government, alongside legislation that specifically combats anti-Asian hate crimes. As antisemitism has risen in recent years, national Jewish organizations have urged the government to improve the hate crime reporting process. Passed Thursday by an overwhelming bipartisan […]

UNRWA must enact ‘true reform’ to get US funding, Senate Republicans say

WASHINGTON – US Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has spearheaded a letter by 20 senators to Secretary of State Antony Blinken “expressing concern” over the Biden administration’s decision to renew funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).The […]

Israel seeks an unchecked nuclear monopoly: ex-Senate candidate

TEHRAN – A former U.S. Senate candidate says Israel resorts to assassination and sabotage because it needs an unchecked nuclear monopoly in West Asia. “This demonic agenda involves the need for an unchecked nuclear monopoly in the Middle East (West Asia) and one not under the scrutiny of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPF) as Iran is,” […]

Senate Republicans, Democrats Meet to Discuss Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats met privately this week to discuss striking a deal on immigration – mainly on providing amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a meeting with […]

‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he’s got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian roots on his way to success. “I think he can talk in a way that […]

As Vienna talks resume, Senate Republicans seek a congressional review

WASHINGTON – As indirect negotiations between Iran and the US are under way, Senate Republicans seek a congressional review of “executive branch proposals to terminate or waive sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.”Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member, announced on Wednesday that he is joining Sen. Bill Hagerty’s (R-Tenn.) Iran […]

California’s fracking ban fails in the Senate

Fracking will continue in California. A bill to ban oil and gas production within 2,500 feet of a home, school, hospital or other residential facility fell short of the five votes it needed to move forth after the Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee failed to get the vote. While California is a major U.S. […]

Blinken, Senate leaders join Israel Independence Day virtual event

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell participated on Wednesday night in a virtual celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day. According to Israel’s embassy in Washington, which hosted the event, more than 20,000 people watch it online. “In your 73rd year of freedom, we salute Israel’s […]

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) University Student Senate (USS) voted down a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and another resolution supporting a watered-down definition of anti-Semitism after a five-hour debate. The resolution with the watered-down definition of anti-Semitism, which was being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law […]

Tell the Senate to pass the For the People Act

More than 200 bills have been introduced in many states nationwide taking away voting rights that now more than ever the For the People Act needs to be passed in the Senate. The bill, which passed in the House on March 3, is a comprehensive reform package that will help protect and expand access to […]

CUNY Student Senate to Vote on Resolution Rejecting IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Student Senate will be voting on a resolution that rejects the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism on April 11. The resolution is being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a March resolution adopting […]

Senate Filibuster Is the Only Thing Protecting US From Demonic Evil, Claim Tony Perkins and Jim Garlow

Religious-right leader Jim Garlow appeared on Tony Perkins’ “Pray Vote Stand” podcast Wednesday night, where Garlow said that the possibility that Senate Democrats might do away with filibuster rules that allow a minority to block legislation is a question of “good versus evil, of the struggle of angelic beings against the demonic forces.” He warned […]

Amy Acton, who faced antisemitic backlash, won’t run for senate

Calling for a “kinder” civil society, Dr. Amy Acton, the Jewish Ohio Department of Health director who resigned last year after her pandemic shutdown orders sparked rage and an antisemitic backlash, said she was no longer considering a U.S. Senate run. “I know many of us are tired of the vitriol and hate,” Acton, a […]

NY Senate just passed a concentration camp bill to forcibly throw people in camps, just like the Nazis did in World War II

NY Senate just passed a concentration camp bill to forcibly throw people in camps, just like the Nazis did in World War II NaturalNews.com / Ethan Huff (Natural News) The Democrat-dominated New York state Senate has passed a bill “allowing” government officials to throw people in concentration camps indefinitely if they are deemed to be […]

Senate seeks to enhance Arab-Israeli normalization at the expense of the Palestinians

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill last week to advance the normalization of ties between Israel and Arab governments in a move to further politically isolate the Palestinian people and give Israel greater latitude to entrench its ongoing settler-colonialism against them. S.1061, the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, was introduced on March […]

Republican to Challenge Lisa Murkowski for Alaska Senate Seat

A Republican candidate announced her plans Monday to run for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat held since 2002 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R). “Kelly Tshibaka, who has led the Alaska Department of Administration since early 2019, in a statement said she is running ‘for the Alaskans who believe government is of the people, by the […]

US Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Greek Bicentennial

US Senator and noted philhellene Sen. Bob Menendez sponsored a resolution commemorating the Greek Bicentennial this week. Credit: Scrumshus /Wikimedia Commons/ Public Domain The US Senate passed an official resolution honoring the Greek Bicentennial, with Record Support from a long list of senators from all over the United States, on Wednesday. On the eve of Greece’s […]

A first: U.S. Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

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Poll: Doug Collins Leads Republicans in Hypothetical Georgia Senate Primary

According to an OnMessage Inc. poll, former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) leads the Republican Senate primary in a hypothetical match-up. The survey found the former representative would start at the front of the Republican field. When the survey asked, “if the election were held today and the candidates were Doug Collins and Kelly Loeffler, for whom […]

Eric Greitens announces Missouri Senate run

Eric Greitens, the disgraced former Republican governor of Missouri, announced Monday he is running for Senate next year. | AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Eric Greitens, the disgraced former Republican governor of Missouri, announced Monday he is running for Senate next year. Greitens, who resigned in the middle of his term following allegations that he sexually assaulted […]

7 Pro-Life Bills Head to Full Texas Senate

Texas lawmakers this week advanced seven pro-life bills out of committee and into the full Senate chamber for hearings. Tomorrow is #WorldDownSyndromeDay! Did you know most preborn babies with Down syndrome are aborted in the U.S.? And in Iceland, that figure is 100%. TX must stand against the evil of abortion & defend the lives […]

Sen. Brian Schatz and why Senate Democrats are walking on eggshells

POLITICO Illustration/AP Photo POLITICO Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza interviews Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to talk the next bill on the Democrats’ agenda, whether or not Democrats will have to go around Republicans to get anything done and what his philosophy degree can tell us about this moment. Come for the policy, stay for the Kant*. […]

NRA: Democrat Gun Control Likely to Get Senate Hearing Next Week

The NRA is warning that “Senate Insiders” believe a Democrat gun control bill “will likely get” a hearing in the Senate next week after it passed the House on March 12. The NRA tweeted: 🚨BREAKING: U.S. Senate insiders are reporting that Biden’s extreme gun control will likely get a hearing NEXT WEEK. Anti-gun bills just […]

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