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  • Bipartisan Senate Effort Predictably Kills Rand Paul's Plan to Balance the Federal Budget

    06/09/2019 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | June 3, 2019 | Eric Boehm
    This year, Sen. Rand Paul's (R–Ky.) effort to balance the federal budget didn't even get a floor vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Paul's so-called "Pennies Plan" failed a procedural vote on Monday evening when only 22 senators voted in favor of a cloture motion that would have brought the bill to a final vote. A majority of Republicans and all Democrats voted against proceeding to a floor vote on the bill. It's another sign that fiscal responsibility is all but dead in Congress, even as the national debt heads toward record highs and the budget deficit approaches $1 trillion this...
  • Trump-picked 9th Circuit judge clears last hurdle to confirmation, with more nominees in pipeline

    03/25/2019 7:31:49 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Another of President Trump's nominees to the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday, as the White House continues its push to transform the key left-leaning appellate court that the president repeatedly has derided as hopelessly biased and "disgraceful." By a 77-20 vote, the Senate invoked cloture to end debate on Trump's nomination of Arizona-based Magistrate Judge Bridget Bade, a former clerk to conservative 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones. Bade is slated to replace Bill Clinton-nominated Judge Barry Silverman, who has been on senior status since late 2016 -- effectively...
  • New Mexico is again the piss hole of the southwest

    10/05/2018 7:47:06 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 43 replies
    Vanity
    Just announced, both New Mexico senators voted to destroy the US and butt lick Schumer and Pelosi. Heinrich and Udall both voted NO on Judge Kavanaugh. People of New Mexico, you better wake up or we will sink even further into the abyss. VOTE RED!!!
  • Kavanaugh 51 Votes for Cloture

    10/05/2018 7:49:19 AM PDT · by edwinland · 93 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | New York Times
    See vote live stream
  • Kavanaugh has 51 votes for cloture -- Murkowski no, Manchin, Collins, Flake yes

    10/05/2018 7:53:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 271 replies
    Bloomberg | October 5, 2018 10:51 AM
    No link from Bloomberg allowed -- story here.
  • KAVANAUGH CLOTURE VOTE THREAD 10:30 AM ET (CSPAN-2)

    10/05/2018 6:40:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 372 replies
    SENATE JUST GAVELED IN. CLOTURE VOTE TODAY.
  • Grassley: This is almost 'rock-bottom'

    10/05/2018 1:07:01 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/4/18 | CNN
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) showed his frustration with the nomination process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, chastising the media's coverage and saying he trusted the FBI's latest investigation.
  • Up Or Down, Here’s The Road To Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Vote

    10/04/2018 10:00:52 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2018 | Tim Pearce
    The cloture motion will “ripen” through Thursday and Friday morning until 1 p.m., the latest the cloture vote will likely be held. All 100 Senators may agree to cut the “ripening” period short and hold the cloture vote at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, however, Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) policy director Rachel Bovard told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Basically, all the senators have to agree” to cut cloture short, Bovard said. “What is probably going on is they all want to go home. They have evening events or they have an afternoon event or whatever. They just want to have...
  • [Twitter Phil Mattingly CNN] McConnell Files for Cloture NOW, Cloture Vote Friday

    10/03/2018 7:20:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 66 replies
    Phil Mattingly, Twitter ^ | October 3, 2018 | Phil Mattingly
    Phil Mattingly ‏ Verified account @Phil_Mattingly Follow Follow @Phil_Mattingly More McConnell is filing cloture NOW on the Kavanaugh nomination. Sets up Friday cloture vote Final confirmation vote on Saturday 6:54 PM - 3 Oct 2018
  • Breaking- McConnell files cloture.

    10/03/2018 6:57:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 144 replies
    10-03-2018
    Just reported on Hannity.
  • No Cloture Today?

    10/03/2018 3:37:09 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 31 replies
    Vanity | 10/2/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Does anyone else think the FIB is holding the report so that Cloture cannot be done and then the vote cannot be done this week? It is my understanding that, unless Cloture is done today and is done tomorrow, they will not be able to vote on Kavanaugh until Sunday.
  • With Kavanaugh on track for confirmation, Democrats regret triggering 'nuclear option'

    09/03/2018 4:55:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2018 | Stephen Dinan and Valerie Richardson
    With attempts to attack Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s record failing, Democrats over the weekend mounted a last-ditch bid to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court by claiming that the vetting process is so bad that it demands a do-over. ... Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, expressed remorse that her party eviscerated the power of the filibuster five years ago, leaving them no path to stop Judge Kavanaugh, barring Republican defections. Ms. Klobuchar, who voted with fellow Democrats in 2013 to trigger the “nuclear option” and curtail the filibuster, said she would support reverting to the 60-vote rule should her...
  • Republican Sen. must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R Party, allows 8 Dems to control...

    07/29/2017 5:09:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | July 29, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R Party, allows 8 Dems to control country. 200 Bills sit in Senate. A JOKE!
  • Gorsuch and the Ghost of Harry Reid

    04/04/2017 6:03:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    What goes around comes around is one of life's undeniable truisms and never more than in the politics of Washington, D.C. (the "D.C." increasingly standing for dysfunctional city). Last week was Cherry Blossom week in D.C. This week it's Neil Gorsuch week. Republicans must now decide whether to use the "nuclear option," a parliamentary procedure that allows the U.S. Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes, as a tool for confirming President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. For those whose primary diet is...
  • Friendly Reminder: If Democrats Float Another Deal On Gorsuch And The Filibuster. Don't Take It.

    04/04/2017 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Guy had post on this last month, but now that Gorsuch has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee vote—it’s conceivable that some senators might want to strike a deal to avoid the nuclear option. Yes, Democrats have the 41 required senators to block Gorsuch through that procedural hurdle. But cloture motion aside, there are a multitude of senators, Democratic and Republican, who are adherents to Senate protocol and might not want to blow that up. So, what was the deal that as initially floated last month? Oh, it was just Democrats agreeing to confirm Gorsuch, while making sure the GOP can’t...
  • Colorado Dem to oppose Gorsuch filibuster

    04/03/2017 9:33:38 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | April 3, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said on Monday that he will buck party leadership and oppose a Democratic effort to block Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination. “I will oppose efforts to filibuster the nomination, and strongly encourage my colleagues not to use the nuclear option,” he said in a statement.
  • GOP Cheers DeVos Confirmation After Pence Casts Rare Tie-Breaking Vote

    02/07/2017 4:41:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 02/07/2017 | Todd Beamon
    Republicans cheered Tuesday's historic confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote — slamming Democrats as obstructionists and saying that President Donald Trump was entitled to his Cabinet picks. "President Trump has assembled a first-class team for his Cabinet, and obstructing all of these confirmation votes is only delaying the important work that needs to be done," Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said. "In my conversation with Betsy DeVos, I found her to have a deep appreciation for the value of public schools and a special concern for the needs of the...
  • Senate Democrats are bluffing, they are powerless to block Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    01/28/2017 4:11:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | January 28, 2017 | Marc Thiessen
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has threatened to stonewall Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, telling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schumer said: “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support.” When Maddow asked, “You will do your best to hold the seat open?” Schumer replied, “Absolutely.” The fact is, Senate Democrats are powerless to stop Trump from appointing and confirming a rock-ribbed conservative to replace Scalia. Here is what Trump should tell Schumer in so uncertain terms: •As you know, I have put out a...
  • Cruz: GOP should do ‘whatever it takes’ to confirm Trump Supreme Court pick

    01/24/2017 8:57:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2017 | Evelyn Rupert
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said Republicans should fight to get President Trump's coming Supreme Court nominee confirmed by any means necessary. Trump has said he will be announcing his choice to fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench next week. Republicans will need at least eight Democrats to support Trump's nominee to overcome the 60-vote filibuster hurdle. But Cruz suggested the GOP shouldn't rule out the so-called "nuclear option" to reduce the threshold to a majority. The move would be a gamble, setting a precedent that could weaken the GOP's position if Democrats come back into power....
  • Help! Can Someone Exlain What a "Procedural Vote" Is in the U.S. Senate?

    08/19/2016 6:48:11 PM PDT · by MrChips · 22 replies
    August 19, 2016 | vanity
    OK, so I understand that the Republicans in the Senate passed a vote on the Zike virus legislation 52 to 48, but that "because it was a procedural vote, it required 60 to pass. Thus, the Democrats blocked it (for various reasons I don't need to get into). Just what does it mean for it to be a "procedural vote"? I don't understand.