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If the Flyers lose this game they will 100% deserve it. What a joke.


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Feb 12
Sen. Tillis is going off on GOP critics of the supplemental

“I mean really guys? Sending billions of dollars to Ukraine so oligarchs can buy yachts? Is that all you’ve got?”

He also says it’s not a “forever war” in Ukraine because the funding only lasts 10 months
Tillis: “This is not a stalemate. This guy [Putin] is on life support… He will not survive if NATO gets stronger.”
Tillis: “You will see the alliance that is supporting Ukraine crumble” if this bill doesn’t pass. “I am not going to be on that page in history.”
Read 4 tweets
Feb 12
New — Senate GOP Ukraine hawks dig in

Tillis: “Our base cannot possibly know what’s at stake at the level that any well-briefed U.S. senator should know about what’s at stake if Putin wins”

McConnell slams “dimmest & most shortsighted views” of critics…
Tillis says a majority of R’s back the supp & some are voting no bc of politics

“Take a look at filing periods for some states—if we don’t need [their vote], it’s very difficult to explain this to people...The minority of our conference has an outsized volume on the issue”
The 18 GOP “yes” votes are part of what Sen. Young described as “the governing coalition” in the Senate GOP — a “core group” of Republicans who “want to see this place run effectively.”
Read 5 tweets
Feb 7
NEWS here — Schumer will force a vote on a clean foreign aid bill after GOP blocks the border supplemental this afternoon. McConnell & other top R’s called for this yesterday.

Package would be Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan + FEND Off Fentanyl Act

Senate likely to stay if this gets 60
Schumer informed Dems & WH last week that this was his backup plan if Republicans killed the border security compromise.

There is a path to 60 here. Several Republicans told me yesterday that they’d vote for the clean foreign aid package w/o border. McConnell endorsed too.
R’s who tanked border deal were already threatening to derail this

Sen. Schmitt: “Groundhog Day was last week, but in some ways, we could be back reliving the Bill Murray classic. Because you’re still going to have the same dynamic, our conference is pretty split on Ukraine”
Read 4 tweets
Jan 3
Schumer just gaggled outside the Senate chamber. Some highlights.

Schumer dinged Johnson for his border trip: “It’s very nice that you go to the border. But the way to get something done is work, as we are in the Senate, on a bipartisan solution to the border crisis.”
“When the House clings to H.R. 2 as the only solution… we’re not going to get a deal,” he added. “If the Senate gets something done in a bipartisan way, it will put enormous pressure on the House to get something done as well, and not just let these hard-right people dictate...”
On Johnson not being directly involved in the Senate negotiations, Schumer said: “Since their position has been they’re not budging off HR 2, we want to get the Senate to come to an agreement first.”

He also suggested the border/Ukraine supp may have to be paired w/govt funding
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Oct 9, 2023

Top admin officials told senators to prepare their constituents for a long war in Israel & the Gaza Strip, indicating that U.S. support — both tangible & political — will be necessary in the coming weeks

Admin looking to establish domestic political expectations

The officials, Acting Deputy SecState Victoria Nuland & Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker, suggested an imminent funding package isn’t necessary

BUT they said new security assistance for Israel should be included in Ukraine-focused supplemental

Specifically, the officials added, Israel will need precision-guided missiles as well as replenishments for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

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Apr 25, 2023
Warren now asking Senate to approve the promotion for the next U.S. military representative in NATO.

Tuberville objects.
Tuberville: “This is not about abortion... This is about a tyrannical executive branch walking all over the United States Senate and doing our jobs.”
Tuberville: “I am keeping my word. This is Secretary Austin’s choice, not mine. He knew the consequences for months.”

He says nothing in the law allows for the military to “facilitate elective abortions.”

“I’ll come down here as many time as it takes.”
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