Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 130: U.S. Senate votes to send additional $14 billion to Israel as catastrophic ground invasion of Rafah appears imminent

As Palestinians prepare for a catastrophic ground invasion of Rafah, the U.S. Senate votes to send an additional $14 billion to Israel. Amnesty International warns Palestinians in southern Gaza are “facing the real and imminent risk of genocide.” Source

Senate Passes $95.3B Aid Package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan With Nothing for U.S. Border Security

The Senate worked through the dead of night on Monday to pass a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan with nothing for securing the US border. The Senate worked through the dead of night on Monday to pass a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan with nothing for securing […]

Senate to vote on Plan B: Ukraine funding without border security  

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to strip the bipartisan border security deal from the emergency defense spending bill, and bring a package funding the war in Ukraine, Israel, the Indo-Pacific region and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and Gaza to the Senate floor Wednesday. Senators expect the legislation to pass without the border security… […]

New Senate funding bill would send $14 billion to Israel and cut all funding to UNRWA

A new Senate spending bill supported by the Biden administration would rush $14 billion in military aid to Israel while blocking funding to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. Source

US Senate unveils aid bill amidst criticism over support for Netanyahu’s military actions

The unfolding scenario brings to light the complexity of U.S. foreign aid and its ramifications on international relations and human rights. Source

Troubles grow for bipartisan border bill amid Senate GOP opposition

The bipartisan border bill is looking increasingly like it’s in trouble as Republicans call for more time to review the legislation and a growing number make clear they have no intention of allowing it to proceed in its current form. Senate Republicans on Monday huddled to discuss the nascent bill and members almost universally called… […]

How Biden’s power to turn away migrants at the border would work under the Senate deal

A central piece of the Senate’s bipartisan border deal is a new authority for the administration to close the border to most migrants in certain circumstances. Proponents of the bill say it would cut in half the number of migrants being allowed into the country, which is a top priority for Republicans, while not closing… […]

Acting CBP chief, Border Patrol union back Senate border deal

The acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and the union representing Border Patrol agents both endorsed the bipartisan Senate border security bill on Monday, adding support for the plan from those who would enforce key aspects of it. The endorsements, both first reported by Fox News, come as the Senate deal faces… […]

Capitol Police Decline to Charge Senate Staffer Who Filmed Gay Sex Tape in Senate Hearing Room

Though Trump supporters are still being arrested years later for walking through the Capitol building on January 6th, the Democratic staffer who disgraced the Capitol last month by filming a gay sex tape inside the Senate hearing room will not face any punishment. Source

Senate Democrats likely to bury Mayorkas impeachment  

Senate Democrats are likely to bury articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a Senate committee if they are approved by the House, allowing vulnerable members to avoid a tough vote in an election year, say sources in both parties.   Senate Democrats could vote immediately to dismiss articles of impeachment against… […]

Split-screen of Mayorkas impeachment, border bill frustrates Senate GOP

Frustration is mounting for Senate Republicans over the House GOP’s dual push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas while trying to kill the bipartisan border bill, a split-screen they believe is colored by presidential election politics. Senators are hopeful the bipartisan border deal will be released this week after months of negotiations, but the… […]

Pro-war Senate blacks measure proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders to FREEZE Israel aid and probe Gaza war crimes

Pro-war Senate blacks measure proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders to FREEZE Israel aid and probe Gaza war crimes Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed a resolution to potentially freeze U.S. military aid to Israel and mandate the Biden administration to investigate war crimes in the Gaza Strip – a measure that was unfortunately set aside. […]

Schiff riding high amidst a fierce scramble for 2nd place in CA Senate race

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Adam Schiff holds a clear lead in the race to represent California in the U.S. Senate, according to a new POLITICO | Morning Consult poll, leaving him well-positioned to advance after the upcoming March primary. The fiercer fight is for the number two spot in the general election, with Republican Steve […]

Schiff holds clear lead in CA Senate race with Garvey, Porter and Lee in a dead heat

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Adam Schiff holds a clear lead in the race to represent California in the U.S. Senate, according to a new POLITICO | Morning Consult poll, leaving him well-positioned to advance after the upcoming March primary. The fiercer fight is for the number two spot in the general election, with Republican Steve […]

Manchin’s retirement a buzzkill for Senate Democrats’ 2024 hopes 

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) on Thursday made official what his colleagues had privately suspected for months, that he won’t be returning to Washington as a senator in 2025, putting Democrats on an uphill path to keeping their Senate majority in next year’s election.   The news that Manchin will walk away from the… […]

Danica Roem Becomes First Transgender Elected to State Senate in South

Delegate Danica Roem speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates about an amendment to a bill she introduced Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Richmond, Va. (Photo by Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images) Source

Virginia Democrats Keep Senate, Projected to Win House of Delegates in Blow to Youngkin

Virginia Democrats kept the Senate and are projected to capture the House of delegates Tuesday in a blow to Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) and Republicans in Virginia, and beyond, hoping to fight the state’s two-decade lurch towards the Democrat Party. Source

Senate Banking panel chair hails conviction of Bankman-Fried as ‘victory’ 

Senate Banking Committee Chair Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Friday hailed the conviction of one-time cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried on seven charges of fraud and conspiracy as a “victory.”  “This verdict is a victory for everyone fighting fraud and scams in crypto. In this trial, we saw how crypto companies like FT think the law doesn’t… […]

Meta whistleblower to testify in Senate hearing on child safety, social media

Senators will hear testimony Tuesday from a former Facebook employee who is alleging the company failed to act on reports of harassment and harm facing teens on the platform.   Arturo Bejar, a former Facebook engineering director who later worked as a company consultant, will testify before a Senate subcommittee about social media and its… […]

U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning pro-Palestinian campus activism amidst escalating speech suppression

Amidst rising tensions and a national debate, voices on U.S. campuses and workplaces face severe backlash for speaking out on the Israel-Gaza conflict, raising pivotal questions about free speech and the price of political expression in America. Source

Senator Rand Paul Calls on U.S. Senate to Audit the Fed

On Wednesday, November 1, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul urged the U.S. Senate to vote “yes” to an amendment that would require a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year. Here is his full statement: The Federal Reserve effectively controls the economy but without scrutiny. No other institution has so much unchecked power. The […]

Watch: Mayorkas Stonewalls Senate on HAMAS-Backing Asylum Officer

Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas belligerently refused to answer questions about the agency’s appointment of a HAMAS supporter to an office that he created to fast-track citizenship approvals for migrants. Source

Senate Approves Jack Lew, Who Backed Obama’s Anti-Israel Policies, as Israel Ambassador

The Senate confirmed former treasury secretary Jack Lew as the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel on Tuesday, filling the position with an argumentative partisan who backed President Barack Obama’s anti-Israel policies to the hilt. Source

US Senate Staffer Robbed At Gunpoint In DC As Crime Crisis Spirals Out-Of-Control

READ HERE: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/us-senate-staffer-robbed-gunpoint-dc-crime-crisis-spirals-out-control   Source

Senate GOP warms to idea of Speaker Jordan 

Senate Republicans embarrassed by the prolonged stalemate in the House over electing a new Speaker are warming up to the idea of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) taking the job in hopes that he’ll be able to corral conservative House rebels.  Jordan has long been regarded in Washington as one of the most hard-line conservatives in… […]

Texas Senate Passes Bill Allowing Local and State Police To Arrest Illegal Immigrants

The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a bill that will give local and state police the authority to arrest illegal migrants by making it a state crime to cross illegally into the United States. The bill, SB11, enables law enforcement to arrest those who violate the law. Under current law, state and local authorities must […]

Don’t Mess With Texas: Senate Passes Bill Allowing Local, State Police To Arrest Illegal Immigrants

The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a bill that will give local and state police the authority to arrest illegal migrants by making it a state crime to cross illegally into the United States. The bill, SB11, enables law enforcement to arrest those who violate the law. Under current law, state and local authorities must seek federal permission before […]

Kari Lake launches Senate bid in Arizona

Kari Lake launches Senate bid in Arizona lead image Source

Trump endorses Lake in Arizona Senate race

Former President Trump endorsed Kari Lake, an ardent supporter of his, in the Arizona Senate race on Tuesday evening.  “When I’m back in the White House, I need strong fighters like Kari in the Senate. She is a fighter. She’s strong and she’s good. She’s got a great heart by the way,” Trump said in a… […]

Republican Kari Lake Announces Run for Arizona Senate Seat

Former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announced her bid for the Arizona Senate on Tuesday with the aim of ousting Kyrsten Sinema. Source

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