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The Trump agenda stands to drain hundreds of billions of dollars from the national balance sheet, and Republicans on Capitol Hill have little to say about it.
D.C. federal judge dismisses case that argued senators had “created a constitutional crisis” by refusing to take up Garland’s nomination.
House Republicans bowed to the president-elect’s wishes and announced plans to extend government funding through March of next year.
Donald Trump is coming to Washington promising to “drain the swamp,” but House Republicans came very close to reinstating one of Capitol Hill’s swampiest institutions: the appropriations earmark.
Feinstein has taken on the gun industry, the CIA and civil-liberties advocates in her own party during her long tenure in the Senate.
Schumer becomes the first New Yorker and first Jewish man to serve as a Senate leader.
While Donald Trump’s victory might have eased the internal politics of the House GOP, it has not eliminated them entirely.
Paul Ryan’s leadership of the House GOP now appears no longer at risk when Republicans meet this week on Capitol Hill to choose their leaders for the next Congress.
While Reid will no longer be at the tip of Democrat’s spear -- or perhaps because he won’t -- he is in no mood to join the chorus of conciliatory well-wishers hoping and praying for Trump’s success.
“What people don’t realize is that Medicare is going broke, that Medicare is going to have price controls,” Ryan said Thursday. “Because of Obamacare, Medicaid is in fiscal straits. So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
The backing is a big boost to an expected candidate who already has the support of some liberal lawmakers.
Obama’s signature global trade deal had been on life support for months as both Democrats and Republicans campaigned against unfair trade policies ahead of the Nov. 8 election. And Donald Trump’s triumph in the presidential race cemented its fate.
“It’s Defcon 1,” said Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), who has led House Democrats’ messaging, in an interview held before the conference call. “I think we Democrats need to learn how to tap into acute middle class anxieties constructively or else House Republicans will continue to tap into those anxieties destructively.“
Republicans are now positioned to not only undo much of the Obama administration’s accomplishments but to also pursue their own generational remaking of the federal government’s role in American life and commerce.
Trump’s presidential nomination did not prompt the anti-GOP wave Democrats hoped for
Ryan’s future has been thrown in doubt by tensions over how he, as the most senior elected Republican in the country, has handled the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.
“It is my honest opinion that the Clinton Foundation represents potentially one of the greatest examples of political corruption in American history,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who leads the Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee.
Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson are separated by a point, according to a new Marquette Law School poll.
The simple truth is this: it’s unlikely lawmakers will do anything more than vent, rant, and beg for Comey to release new information about either Clinton or Trump.