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Mitch McConnell To Introduce Short-Term Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday he would be introducing a short-term funding bill that would fund the government until Feb. 8, as funding is set to expire Friday. The passing of the legislation is supposed to give both sides time to debate funding for a border wall, which has become the main issue for government funding. Republicans have ...

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Senate Passes Trump-Backed Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a criminal justice reform bill backed by President Donald Trump, on the Senate floor Tuesday night. The bill, titled the “First Step Act,” includes both prison and sentencing reforms, in which many Republicans had been pushing to pass before Democrats take control of the House on Jan. 3. The vote ended up being… One amendment in the bill which was defeated ...

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Lamar Alexander Is Leaving The Senate After 2020

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander will not run for re-election in 2020, he announced Monday. “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” he said in a statement. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. ...

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Jon Kyl To Resign From US Senate At End Of December, McSally Favored to Replace

Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate at the end of December, he announced Friday. Kyl, who replaced Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain after his death, told The Arizona Republic that he will be leaving office on Dec. 31, when the legislative calendar ends. He said he agreed to finish working until the 115th Congress concluded, ...

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McCaskill Trashes The Senate During Candid Farewell Address

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill blasted the U.S Senate Thursday during the Democrat’s farewell address, calling the legislative body a “dysfunctional,” and bitterly partisan mess. “The United States Senate is no longer the world’s greatest deliberative body. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was worried about the place…It puts the fun in dysfunctional,” she said during a surprisingly candid speech. ...

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Senate To Take Up Trump-Backed Criminal Justice Reform Bill, McConnell Says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the U.S. Senate will take up a criminal justice reform bill backed by President Donald Trump, on the House floor Tuesday morning. McConnell said in his speech it is likely the Senate will work between Christmas and New Year’s, “if necessary,” in order to pass criminal justice reform legislation before 2019. The Senate will ...

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Senate Approves Trump’s CFPB Director Nominee Kathy Kraninger In Tight Vote

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 50-49 Thursday. Kathy Kraninger, 43, will head the agency after years of working for the federal government, including the departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, reported NPR. Kraninger has worked for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) since March 2017, and she’s taking ...

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CONFIRMED! Kavanaugh 102nd Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

At the end of a vote Saturday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence announced that by a 50-48 tally, Brett M. Kavanaugh is confirmed as the 102nd Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The roll call had been interrupted a few times by protesters in the gallery. One who aimed her shrieks at Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), calling him ...

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Watch Live: Senate holds votes to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate will convene Saturday to vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Senate will first make a procedural vote, called the “motion to proceed” at Noon Eastern Time and the final confirmation vote is expected between 3 and 5 p.m. ET. Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good ...

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Watch: Senate Convenes Friday to vote on Kavanaugh

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. EST Friday and, among other business, will vote on ending debate on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The vote is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and is widely expected to pass along party lines. Today’s vote will set up the final confirmation vote that is expected Saturday. Live Streams of the Cloture Vote on ...

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Juan Williams has no idea how Congress or presidential elections work

Fox News co-host, on-air contributor and political pundit Juan Williams wrote an entire article to tell America that the Senate does not accurately represent America, Trump didn’t really win, and that we should be governed by political polling … or something. Mr. Williams, that’s not how it works, that’s not how any of this works. Williams starts out quoting another ...

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Mitch McConnell Is Just a Clerk at Heart

Curator of the Senate Mitch McConnell has decided to re-define his role in public life. McConnell is moving away from characterizing himself as a conservative legislative titan. According to an obsequious profile in The Weekly Standard (a Never–Trumper hotbed), McConnell has found his true calling. The curator believes the best use of his talents is to serve as the Human ...

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Pro-Trump Congressman Wins Republican Senate Nomination Pennsylvania

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  by Henry Rodgers GOP Rep. Lou Barletta defeated state Rep. Jim Christiana to win the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary Tuesday night. The Associated Press called the race for Barletta after 52 percent of precincts had reported their numbers, which showed he had 59 percent of the votes. Barletta will now take on Democratic incumbent Bob Casey Jr. in the high-stakes race for U.S. ...

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Russell Vought Confirmation Vote Is a Rejection of Bernie Sanders’ Religious Test

Wednesday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm Russell Vought, the Trump administration’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Vought’s nomination drew national attention after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) deemed Vought unfit for public service due to his Christian belief that salvation is found through Jesus Christ alone. In response to Senator Sanders’ religious bigotry, Family Research Council ...

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