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Jul 11 4 tweets 1 min read
204-210:House defeated FL GOP Rep. Luna's inherent contempt resolution to fine Attorney General Garland $10,000 a day for failing to comply with a subpoena to provide Special Counsel Hur’s audiotapes of President Biden's interview.4Rs voted No: Duarte, Joyce, McClintock & Turner. Image 12 House Republicans and 7 Democrats missed the full House vote on Florida GOP Rep. Luna's inherent contempt resolution against AG Garland.
Apr 30 6 tweets 2 min read
Education Sec. Cardona on whether what's happening to Jewish students at Columbia & other colleges & universities is okay:"Absolutely not. I think what's happening on our campuses is abhorrent. Hate has no place on our campuses & I'm very concerned w/the reports of antisemitism."
Image Cardona:"I've spoken to Jewish students who have feared going to class as a result of some of the harassment that they're facing on campuses. It's unacceptable and we're committed as a Department of Education to adhering to Titile VI enforcement. We have 137 open cases."
Oct 25, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
5 Republicans are running for House Speaker tonight. Hern, who filed by the deadline, dropped out. Down to 4 GOP Speaker candidates in the second round. Fleischmann out after the first round.
Sep 8, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Justice Alito responds to Senate Judiciary Chair Durbin: "There is no valid reason for my recusal in this case. Sen. Durbin’s letter expressed the view recusal is necessary because I participated in 2 interviews that resulted in 2 articles about my work that appeared in the WSJ." Alito: "There was nothing out of the ordinary about the interviews in question. Over the years, many Justices have participated in interviews with representatives of media entities that have frequently been parties in cases before the Court."
Jan 10, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
220-213: House on a near party line votes approved the rules for 118th Congress under a Republican majority. Rules package allows 1 mbr to force a vote on removing the House Speaker by offering a motion to vacate the chair. TX Rep Tony Gonzales was the only Republican to vote No. McCarthy: House-approved rules package for the 118th includes “Rules that empower Members to debate & legislate are replacing rules that silenced their voice & centralized power. Rules that increase transparency are replacing rules that kept lawmaking hidden behind closed doors.”
Dec 9, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Diaz-Balart:"I am a long-standing advocate against discrimination of all types. I, however, cannot support any effort that undermines religious liberties by failing to provide legitimate safeguards for Faith-Based orgs. that object based on their deeply-held religious beliefs." Diaz-Balart (R-FL) on his Yes to No vote on final marriage equality bill: "It is unfortunate the Senate missed an opportunity to protect marriage equality while also guaranteeing religious freedom."
Dec 8, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Senate unanimously passed legislation tonight to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall with a bust in the U.S. Capitol, replacing the bust of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, author of the Dred Scott decision, located near the old Supreme Court Chamber. The bill specifically “directs the Joint Committee on Congress on the Library to remove the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the Capitol and to obtain a bust of Thurgood Marshall for installation in the Capitol or on the Capitol Grounds.”
Dec 8, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
258-169-1: House passed marriage equality legislation to protect same-sex & interracial marriage under federal law.39 Republicans voted Yes.Owens (R-UT) voted Present.Passed Senate 61-36 w/12 Republicans voting Yes last month.Respect for Marriage Act now heads to President Biden. Image 47 Republicans voted in July voted for the House version of the Respect for Marriage Act. The Senate changed the bill to include the bipartisan Baldwin-Collins compromise, which 39 House Republicans voted for today.
Dec 7, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Schumer on Warnock's GA Senate runoff win & 2022 Senate elections: "After one year, 10 months and 17 days of the longest 50-50 Senate in history, 51, a slim majority, that is great and we are so happy about it." Schumer on Senate Democrats defying history in 2022 midterm elections: "It's the first time since 1934 where every Democratic incumbent won with being the party in power. That hasn't happened since 1934 that every incumbent of the party in power won."
Dec 7, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock won reelection over Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the #GASen runoff tonight per AP, giving Democrats a 51-49 outright majority in the U.S. Senate. c-span.org/election/#elec… "I'm not going to make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight."-Herschel Walker after his Georgia Senate runoff loss. "The best thing I've ever done in my whole entire life is to run for the Senate seat right here." c-span.org/video/?524639-… Image
Dec 7, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW:Tomorrow afternoon,House plans to take up the final version of #FY23NDAA defense programs & policy bill,filed tonight. Bill named after retiring Senate Armed Srvcs Ranking Mbr James Inhofe will 1st be considered by House Rules Cmte tomorrow at 11:30am. docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/… Marijuana banking legislation (the SAFE Banking Act) included IN the House version of the defense bill is NOT in the final version. Image
Dec 7, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Senate unanimously passed the Big Cat Safety Act by voice vote tonight. House approved this “Tiger King” bill banning the private ownership of big cats like lions & tigers 278-134 in July. It now heads to President Biden for his signature. Illinois Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act in the House.
Dec 6, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
"Anyone seeking the presidency who thinks that the Constitution could somehow be suspended or not followed,it seems to me would have a very hard time being sworn in as president of the United States."-McConnell on former President Trump's recent tweet on the Constitution. Image McConnell on NDAA & December 16th gov't funding deadline: "We're at a pretty significant impasse. I think job one is try to get the NDAA approved w/o any extraneous matters included in it...Time is ticking. We have not been able to agree on a topline yet."
Oct 13, 2022 22 tweets 7 min read
January 6th Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney arrive for their expected last committee hearing. ImageImageImageImage Members of Congress attending today's January 6th Committee hearing including North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield. Image
Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Senate Armed Services Chair Jack Reed in opening Senate floor debate on #FY23NDAA defense bill: "As we have seen with disturbing clarity, Putin has demonstrated his willingness to inflict violence and undermine the global order for his own benefit." Image Reed (D-RI): "The importance of U.S. support for the Ukranian people cannot be overstated. They are fighting our fight and we must aid them."
Sep 27, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
72-23: Senate advances a short-term spending bill funding gov't past Fri's deadline thru Dec. 16th to avert a shutdown.60 votes were needed. CR includes $12.3B for Ukraine & 5-yr FDA user fee reauthorization. Manchin's permitting reform bill was removed from CR prior to the vote. 22 Senate Republicans including McConnell joined all Democrats in voting Yes for advancing the short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown Friday at midnight. All 23 voting No were Republicans. senate.gov/legislative/LI…
Sep 27, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Senate NOW voting to advance the short-term spending bill funding the federal government past Friday's deadline to avert a shutdown. 60 votes are needed. CR will now not include Manchin's permitting reform bill. withdrawn by Schumer before the vote. Sanders votes Yes on CR with Manchin permitting reform bill language now removed, which he had called a "disastrous side deal."
Sep 27, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
14-1: Senate Rules & Administration Cmte approved the bipartisan Electoral Count Act reform bill, favorably reporting it out to the full Senate. Cruz (R-TX) was the only Senator to vote No. Merkley and Schumer were both absent, but would have voted Aye if they were present today. Cruz opposing the Senate Electoral Count Act reform bill: "What this bill is trying to do is take Congress out of the business of trying to correct fraud. I understand why Democrats are supporting this bill. I don't understand why Republicans are."
Sep 27, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
CR Just Released: Short-term spending bill funding the federal government through December 16th to avoid a Friday midnight shutdown now out ahead of the Senate’s 1st vote to advance the CR later today at 5:30pm. (237 pages) appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/… CR currently includes Manchin’s permitting reform bill (Section 212. Streamlining Process for Authorizations and Reviews of Energy and Natural Resources Projects).
Sep 26, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
CBO responds to the House & Senate Education Committees top Republicans request on the cost of President Biden's August 24th executive actions on suspending student loan payments and canceling debt Schumer/Warren: “Today’s CBO estimate makes clear that millions of middle class Americans have more breathing room thanks to President Biden’s historic decision to cancel student debt.”
Sep 13, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Today at the White House: James Taylor