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  • House Democrats include removal of Confederate statues in funding bill

    07/07/2020 6:28:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft of a funding bill that includes a provision to remove statues and busts of those who served the Confederacy or have "unambiguous records of racial intolerance" from the U.S. Capitol, setting up a potential fight over the issue as President Trump emphasizes preserving such tributes in at least some circumstances. The bill, which provides more than $4 billion to fund the legislative branch as part of the fiscal year that begins in October, is almost certain not to pass in its current form due to how Congress has run...
  • House passes Dems' sweeping police-reform bill 1 day after Senate GOP bill stalls

    06/25/2020 11:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | Caitlin McFall, Chad Pergram
    The House approved a wide-ranging police-reform bill Thursday night, by a vote of 236-181, sending it to the Senate, one day after Democrats stalled a GOP-backed bill there. All 233 Democrats voted in favor of the House bill, along with three Republicans: Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Will Hurd of Texas and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. The bill, titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, came amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
  • ABC, NBC, CBS newscasts skip Democrats opposing GOP-authored police reform bill

    06/25/2020 10:26:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | Brian Flood, Adam Shaw
    Democrats opposed the Republican-authored police reform bill Wednesday – but anyone who relies on the evening newscasts of ABC, NBC or CBS for information would have no idea. ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News” and CBS’ “Evening News” all ignored the story on Wednesday night, according to NewsBusters. The Democrats, who opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough, sparked a furious war of words on the floor, marking an apparent impasse just weeks after George Floyd's death while under the study of Minneapolis police led to calls for new legislation.
  • Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

    06/24/2020 11:07:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24 2020 | Adam Shaw
    A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough – sparking a furious war of words on the floor and marking an apparent impasse just weeks after George Floyd's death led to calls for new legislation. The procedural vote on whether to start debate was 55-45; it needed 60 votes in order to proceed. Republicans had 53 votes, but not enough Democrats joined them. This effectively freezes police reform in Congress for now, even if the House approves its own measure on Thursday.
  • Hawley introduces bill targeting Big Tech companies over political censorship concerns

    06/17/2020 11:08:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | Adam Shaw, Jake Gibson
    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation Wednesday to give Americans the ability to sue major tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter if they engage in selective censorship of political speech. The Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act, cosponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., would stop such companies from receiving immunity under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, unless they update their terms of service to promise to operate in good faith. “For too long, Big Tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook have used their power to silence political...
  • AOC allegedly on hook for unpaid seven-year-old tax bill: report

    05/18/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 5/18/20 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As the Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes...
  • House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

    05/16/2020 12:06:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The House of Representatives on Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved by that body in history, that Democrats hailed as the unprecedented response needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic fallout. The record-breaking bill narrowly passed by a 208-199 vote. Fourteen Democrats defied their party and voted "no," while one Republican, Rep. Pete King of New York, broke with the GOP and voted “yes.” “I’m thrilled," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the bill's passage. "I'm so proud of my members. They just did something so monumental for the American...
  • House Dems unveil coronavirus bill estimated to cost $3T, in largest stimulus package yet

    05/12/2020 2:08:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    House Democrats' latest coronavirus relief proposal unveiled Tuesday includes more than $3 trillion in new spending, amounting to the biggest and most expensive aid package yet to deal with the global pandemic, Fox News has learned. Of the more than $3 trillion package, about $1 trillion would go to state, local and tribal governments, according to three sources briefed on the proposal. Another round of $1,200 stimulus payments also would go out to most Americans under the plan, with a maximum of $6,000 per household.
  • Pelosi reportedly drafting $750B bill to aid state, local governments

    05/11/2020 2:03:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly drafting legislation that would assist states and local governments that have seen their economy contract amid the coronavirus pandemic, but any new bill is expected to face resistance from Republicans who’ve said they have been largely left out of negotiations. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the legislation may be completed this week and inject more than $750 billion into state and local governments’ coffers. The report pointed out that House Democrats have not engaged with the GOP-controlled Senate and Republican representatives. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said, “We’ve really not been invited into...
  • Senate passes $484B coronavirus bill aimed to help businesses, hospitals

    04/21/2020 11:51:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21 2020 | Steven Nelson
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed a near half-trillion-dollar coronavirus bill on Tuesday to replenish a small-business loan program and fund hospitals and testing efforts. The $484 billion bill is the fourth large coronavirus deal since last month — and comes after a political standoff caused a lapse last week in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, which gives businesses loans that will be forgiven if they don’t lay off workers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought unsuccessfully to pass a $250 billion expansion of the loan program this month, but was blocked by Democrats who wanted a larger package...
  • How the House approved the coronavirus bill

    03/31/2020 1:36:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30 2020 | Chad Pergram
    Perhaps you’re exhausted from debates on Twitter about “My Pillow.” And those sports reruns. Was Duke really the only school to play in every meaningful basketball game of the past three decades? So now you’re wondering exactly what in the world went on the other day on Capitol Hill. That’s when Congress struggled to adopt the coronavirus bill. What was going on with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)? And why, oh why couldn’t lawmakers vote from the comfort of their living rooms – while watching Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and Mike Krzyzewski, of course?
  • Coronavirus Bill Vs Massie KY

    03/27/2020 7:08:27 AM PDT · by LowNslow · 26 replies
    Media and Congress have bowels in up roar over Republican Rep Massie may force members of congress to return to Washington for a vote on the Coronavirus bill. The Garbage men are still doing they jobs, young teens are working the Grocery checkout for less than $15.00 an hour. But Congress earning $178,000 a year is afraid of the big bad virus to do their constitutional job to show up and vote. Constitution requires a quorum for members to pass a bill, not 2 or 3 people yelling Yah then claiming the bill passed by a quorum majority. Do your...
  • White House eyes massive $850B stimulus package next, as Senate moves on latest coronavirus bill

    03/17/2020 6:36:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17 2020 | Tyler Olson, John Roberts
    White House officials and congressional lawmakers are signaling they will attempt to push through a third coronavirus spending package worth hundreds of billions of dollars even as the Senate works to move along the more modest second relief bill that focuses on leave for workers and expedited testing for the disease officially known as COVID-19. Fox News has learned that the White House specifically is pushing an $850 billion stimulus, largely in the form of tax relief measures. Roughly $500 billion of this would be tied to a payroll tax cut, while $250 billion would come in the form of...
  • House approves retooled coronavirus bill; Senate to consider it Tuesday

    03/17/2020 12:13:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16 2020 | Chad Pergram, Louis Casiano
    House lawmakers approved a revamped multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief package Monday that was initially passed over the early morning hours of the weekend after negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration. Lawmakers OK'd the measure containing technical corrections via unanimous consent. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation Tuesday. Senators will have to approve both plans to avoid sending the fixed bill back to the House.
  • Based On Tax Filings, Bill Kristol’s Been A Democrat For Years

    Kristol, currently editor-at-large of the decidedly anti-Trump media outlet The Bulwark, has been funded from the start of his rebellion by big left-of-center donors like Pierre Omidyar and the Hewlett Foundation. As of 2018, he’s also been backed by a nonprofit connected to a massive network of left-wing groups funding the anti-Trump “Resistance.” Specifically, Kristol’s Bulwark website is run by the 501(c)(3) Defending Democracy Together Institute (DDTI), the sister organization of his 501(c)(4) Defending Democracy Together (DDT), which runs the Never Trump attack group Republicans for the Rule of Law. The Hopewell Fund, which is one of the four main...
  • Wyoming 2020 Bill Would Eliminate most “Gun Free Zones”

    02/13/2020 5:22:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In Wyoming, Second Amendment supporters have been working to repeal “gun free zones” for years. Bill SF0088 in Wyoming would eliminate most “gun free zones” in the state in 2020. Here are the relevant portions of the bill: (b)  Persons lawfully carrying concealed weapons in Wyoming under W.S. 6‑8‑104(a)(ii) through (iv) may carry a concealed weapon in the following places:(i)  Any meeting of a governmental entity;(ii)  Any meeting of the legislature or a committee thereof. (c)  Persons lawfully carrying concealed weapons in Wyoming under W.S. 6‑8‑104(a)(ii) or (iii) may carry a concealed weapon in the following places: (i)  Any public school, public college or university or professional...
  • BREAKING: House Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Sue Employers

    02/07/2020 5:41:05 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 74 replies ^ | Feb 7 2020 | David Rufful
    On Thursday, House lawmakers passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to be able to sue their employer for damages if their labor rights are violated but rejected a measure that would prevent the possibility of unions from recruiting other illegal immigrants.
  • ‘It’s Not Fair’: Idaho Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Barring Biological Males From Girls Sports

    01/21/2020 6:48:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 21, 2020 | Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    An Idaho state legislator plans to introduce a bill that would require biologically male athletes to compete on boys sports teams, regardless of whether they identify as a transgender girl or not. Idaho state Rep. Barbara Ehardt is the latest Republican lawmaker across the country to introduce legislation ensuring girls aren’t forced to compete against biologically male athletes. The wave of proposed legislation comes as biological males have piled up victories in female athletics. “Boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it’s not fair. We cannot physically compete against...
  • New Mexico Becomes the Latest 2A Confiscation State

    01/19/2020 4:37:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Any Freepers in New Mexico aware of this legislation?  
  • Sen. Mitt Romney proposes bill to fight sending opioids, fentanyl through mail

    12/06/2019 6:47:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    ksl ^ | 12/05/2019 | Dennis Romboy and Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Drug traffickers often use the post office and private shipping companies to send opioids, including fentanyl, to people across the country. Now, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., have introduced a bill to curtail the circulation of illicit drugs through the mail. The bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday would require the U.S. Postal Service to develop a comprehensive plan to combat the use of the mail in illicit drug distribution, identify areas for improvement, enhance coordination across departments and proactively meet new challenges