All posts tagged "Senate"

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham said he didn't know about the Niger operation.
    Senators Had No Clue U.S. Troops Were In Niger

    In interviews given on CNN and NBC, a number of key Senators are saying they had no idea that the United States had deployed troops to Niger despite a claim from the Pentagon that Congress had been kept...

    • Posted October 23, 2017
  • Lawmakers aren't taking action on CHIP.
    CHIP: Three Weeks Later, Still No Fix

    Nearly three weeks after letting funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expire, it doesn’t appear the GOP-led Congress is on fire to fix the situation. To the outside observer, it might look like the Senate is...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
  • Sen. Susan Collins
    Susan Collins Won’t Run for Governor

    An unlikely ally in the fight against Trumpcare, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) could have left the ranks of the upper chamber if she had managed to put together a successful gubernatorial run in Maine. She announced Friday,...

    • Posted October 13, 2017
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    Can Dems Really Take Back the Senate?

    Just two years ago it would have been unthinkable, but given the developments that have unfolded so far under the Trump administration, Democrats are now seeing a real possibility of taking back the Senate as early as...

    • Posted October 12, 2017
  • Susan Collins Says No — Graham-Cassidy Fails To get 50 Votes

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is the third Republican U.S. Senator to signal she will vote against the latest incarnation of TrumpCare, also known as Graham-Cassidy. Collins made her announcement on Monday evening, noting that the process by...

    • Posted September 25, 2017
  • John McCain
    Will McCain Foil the GOP Again?

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was the deciding vote against Trumpcare the last time the GOP came within an eyelash of repealing Obamacare. Now that the Republicans have somehow found a way to make one last pass at...

    • Posted September 21, 2017
  • Lobby Group To GOP: Let State Legislatures (Not The People) Pick U.S. Senators

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative lobbyist group that advocates and authors bills for Republican state legislators to introduce in their home states, is promoting an outrageous and radical Constitutional amendment that would take away...

    • Posted August 10, 2017
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    Senate Invokes Plan to Prevent Recess Appointments

    The Senate unanimously approved a plan to hold pro forma sessions during its recess in order to prevent President Trump from making any appointments that would presumably skirt confirmation procedures. The President is publicly attacking his attorney...

    • Posted August 4, 2017
  • trumpcare
    New GOP Defections Spell Epic Fail for Trumpcare

    After barely clearing a procedural hurdle Tuesday afternoon, Trumpcare suffered a major blow later in the evening as nine Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to put down the bill in the first major Senate vote of its...

    • Posted July 27, 2017
  • Senate Dems “Punk” Secretive Republicans, Offer Up 31 Rooms Available for Healthcare Hearings

    Republicans aren’t holding hearings on their version of the proposed TrumpCare healthcare bill. Though it will undoubtedly mirror the House version in many ways (passed in May), there are expected differences that will be important for legislative leaders...

    • Posted June 20, 2017