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  • 1 месяц, 4 недели назад 07.03.2021Congress
    Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he is open to altering the Senate filibuster to make it more “painful” for the minority party to wield, while reiterating his opposition to ending the procedural hurdle altogether. “The filibuster should be painful, it really should be painful and we’ve made it more comfortable over the years,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Maybe it has to be more painful.” Manchin (D-W.Va.) has previously supported efforts to require senators to filibuster by talking on…
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  • 1 месяц, 4 недели назад 07.03.2021Congress
    In a joint intelligence bulletin earlier this week, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security delivered a jarring warning to state and local law enforcement: violent domestic extremists “motivated by the QAnon conspiracy theory” might be mobilized to action because they believed Donald Trump would be inaugurated on March 4. But the date came and went without serious incident. It wasn’t that the false and sprawling conspiracy theory that accuses “Deep State elites” of running a secret pedophile ring was…
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  • 2 месяца назад 07.03.2021Congress
    Chuck Schumer put it bluntly to Joe Manchin: If you side with Republicans, you could jeopardize everything. The West Virginia senator was delaying consideration of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan as he mulled whether to back a GOP bid to shave more than a month off the bill’s $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits. Democrats thought they already had corralled Manchin for their more generous proposal. “We had what we thought was an agreement. But then Joe…
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  • 2 месяца назад 06.03.2021Congress
    The Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday morning, delivering on the White House’s first major legislative priority. The 50-49 vote, entirely along party lines, came after the Senate remained in session, holding marathon votes for more than 24 hours. Senate Republicans sought to amend the legislation but Senate Democrats largely stuck together to defeat any major changes to the bill. “A new day has come and we tell the American people help is on…
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  • 2 месяца назад 06.03.2021Congress
    The Senate was more than two hours into a vote on Friday afternoon as Jon Tester and several fellow Democrats pleaded with Joe Manchin. The voluble West Virginian was talking with his colleagues, but even after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) implored him to move forward on a compromise approach to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid aid bill, she and Tester weren’t getting anywhere with Manchin. Tester didn’t understand quite where Manchin was coming from as he resisted what Democratic…
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  • 2 месяца назад 06.03.2021Congress
    Joan Higginbotham, a former NASA astronaut and the third Black woman to go to space, is seriously considering running for Senate in North Carolina as a Democrat, according to multiple people familiar with her deliberations. Higginbotham, 56, has never run for political office before and would be entering what is expected to be one of the most expensive and high-profile Senate races in the country next year. North Carolina is an open race and is among Democrats top targets, alongside…
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  • 2 месяца назад 05.03.2021Congress
    The Senate on Friday is set to squash a bid to tack a $15 minimum wage to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, with eight Democratic caucus members joining all 50 Republicans in rejecting the change. The Senate parliamentarian had ruled that the wage increase could not be added to the bill and approved by a simple majority of senators despite House passage of the provision last week. After Senate Democrats stripped it from the Covid package, a…
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  • 2 месяца назад 05.03.2021Congress
    The House GOP’s No. 3 leader recently urged Republicans to make clear they’re not the party of white supremacy. Two days later, one of their members spoke at a conference organized by a known white nationalist. The whiplash between Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) plea and Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) public speech underscores just how tough it is for GOP leaders to rein in members who cater to the extreme wings of the party. As Republicans increasingly grapple with how —…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    Senate Republicans are leaning on Lisa Murkowski to reject President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, hoping they can get unanimous GOP opposition and prevent Democrats from claiming the bill is bipartisan. Most in the GOP think that the senator will ultimately side with them on the Covid measure. In particular, they expected Murkowski to vote no on the first procedural vote on the measure on Thursday — and she met those expectations. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) will slow down the confirmation of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Justice. In a series of tweets Wednesday evening, Cotton said that Garland refused “to answer basic questions” in his written answers on immigration, the death penalty and guns. “Ensuring the Senate has time to debate these issues and get answers is the same thing that Senate Democrats did for Bill Barr,” Cotton wrote. “We’re not going to have one…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    The Capitol Police has asked the National Guard to extend its deployment to the Capitol beyond next week amid mounting concerns over domestic extremists seeking to target Congress, according to two sources familiar with the matter. A congressional official familiar with the Capitol Police’s request described the timetable for the troop presence as “indefinite,” with no specific end date. More than 5,200 Guard members, drawn from multiple states, are currently deployed to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the Jan.…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    Senate Democrats are confident they can pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill well before the official March 14 deadline. But Republicans are setting up a grueling debate that appears likely to carry the partisan battle into the weekend. Early Thursday afternoon, Senate Democrats are expecting to rally their 50 senators to kick off debate on their own version of the stimulus bill, a key test vote that will demonstrate that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has the…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    House Democrats late Wednesday approved a momentous overhaul of American policing, responding to decades of frustration over racial injustice in law enforcement. But their plan is headed for a roadblock: the U.S. Senate. Even as Democrats control all of Washington for the first time in a decade, a series of priorities that are hugely important to their liberal base — and to making good on President Joe Biden’s campaign promises — have begun piling up in the Senate. That backlog…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    The House passed a sweeping police reform bill Wednesday, nine months after George Floyd’s death galvanized the nation into protests for racial justice and days before his killer goes on trial. The vote was 220-212, with all but two Democrats, Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Ron Kind of Wisconsin, supporting it. Just one Republican, Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas, voted to pass the bill. Gooden later tweeted that he doesn’t support the bill and said he “changed the official…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping package of election and government reforms, amplifying the issue of voting rights amid a contentious national debate in the wake of the November elections. Nearly every Democrat voted for the bill, which includes a slew of ballot access, campaign finance and ethics reforms that came under renewed scrutiny after four years of the Trump administration. It would also require states to provide same-day voter registration, to allow at least two weeks of early…
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  • 2 месяца назад 04.03.2021Congress
    “Disturbing.” “Serious.” “Troubling.” Senate Democrats use those words to describe the three allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. But calling for his resignation is another matter entirely. Cuomo’s own party, outside of New York politicos, is largely staying out of the controversy as Democrats say that they are waiting for the New York attorney general to complete her investigation into his actions. While Cuomo is a prominent Democratic official, senators see little reason to weigh in…
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