Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) likely gave Republicans attempting to overturn Obamacare heartburn during a recent full committee hearing of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension. It turns out that all three witnesses saw merit to Sen. Show More Summary
Washington State Legislature Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima), Kill-Bertha-bill-killer. Rawr! To recap: On Monday, two Republican state senators, Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) and Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) floated a bill that would mandate the Bertha tunnel's demise. Show More Summary
Senate Democrats are setting the terms of the debate on the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. They don't want any of the anti-immigrant riders that House Republicans attached to that bill, reports Seung Min Kim. In...Show More Summary
Interesting doings in Washington state: The bills by Republican Sen. Sharon Brown go to a public hearing before the Senate Environment, Energy & Telecommunications Committee on Tuesday. Four committee members also belong to a House-Senate task force studying whether nuclear power should be expanded in Washington. Show More Summary
Matt Bevin (R), who lost a Republican Senate primary loss to Mitch McConnell (R), “launched another statewide race Tuesday, this time for Kentucky governor,” National Journal reports. “Bevin’s unexpected and late entry—he officially joined the race less than two hours [...] The post Bevin Announces Bid for Kentucky Governor appeared first on Political Wire.
Washington State Department of Transportation Governor Inslee used to be all-smiles about the deep-bore tunnel project. Now he's facing flack from Senate Republicans. On Monday, we caught wind that Senate Republicans Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale)...Show More Summary
Democrats are pressing Mitch McConnell to keep the debate going. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America (Jan 21, 2015) Keystone XL Rides Shotgun On State Of The Union Night (Jan 21, 2015) Time For President Obama To Trade Keystone Pipeline For [...]
And the award for this week's best Christie Apologist goes to......State Senator Sam Thompson (R - Old Bridge) This week, Senator Thompson declared that now is the time for Christie to prove himself if the governor wants to pursue the White House. Show More Summary
Tar sands bitumen would be moved through the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. Just four Senate Democrats voted Monday with the Republicans for cloture on a bill that would have approved Keystone XL pipeline. The bill would have transferred authority from the president over the pipeline to Congress. Show More Summary
The New York Times reported last week that in the closed-door Republican Senate Caucus retreat, Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell "encouraged the Republican troops to refocus policy on the stagnant middle class." That would be...Show More Summary
State Rep. Patricia Todd doesn’t want to stand by while so-called “family values” politicians oppose gay marriage while not respecting their own. Please “like” Liberaland on Facebook Now read this:Republican State Senator Says He Shouldn’t Have DUI Charge Because He’s In Office (Jan 25, 2015) Joni Ernst’s Family Received Hundreds Of Thousands In Farm Subsidies [...]
Senate Democrats prevented Republicans from ending debate on the Keystone pipeline bill, although it is almost guaranteed to pass.
Washington State Department of Transportation Bertha's rescue pit, uploaded January 16. The Senate Repblicans' bill cites concerns about the rescue pit as reason to kill Bertha for good. We didn't see this one coming. According to the...Show More Summary
Swift Senate passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline ran into trouble Monday after Democrats temporarily blocked the measure from advancing.
Republicans in Congress last week introduced three new anti-abortion bills in the House and one in the Senate, one of which would force a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before receiving abortion care. Image: Shutterstock The post Mandatory Ultrasound, Other Anti-Choice Bills Introduced in U.S. Congress appeared first on RH Reality Check.
(Paul Mirengoff) Some Republican Senators are contemplating an attempt to change the rules for confirming Supreme Court Justices. Under their proposal, confirmation could occur with only a bare majority, as it now can for lower court judges and cabinet members. Show More Summary
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has ambitious plans this week. As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. Show More Summary
Well, they’re being honest, you have to give them that: Senate Republicans revealed this week that they have eliminated the phrase “civil rights and human rights” from the title of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee charged with overseeing those issues. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee this month and announced the […]
On Friday, Jan. 23, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz filed for new legislation to ban American citizens who leave the country to fight overseas with the Islamic State (IS) and any other terrorist groups that may pose a significant threat to the United States. Show More Summary
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Until last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee had a subcommittee on "the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights." Now, it just has a Subcommittee on the Constitution. Because screw civil rights and human rights. Show More Summary