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  • WATCH: GOP Leader McCarthy EXPLODES From House Floor As Congress Holds First Ever ‘Vote by Proxy’ – One Democrat Voted SEVEN TIMES

    05/28/2020 8:01:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    The House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789 and GOP leader Kevin McCarthy sued to stop the constitutional abomination.
  • House Republicans sue to stop Pelosi's designated-voter plans

    05/26/2020 8:14:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/26/2020 | stephen dinan
    House Republicans asked a federal judge Tuesday to intervene and block Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s designated-voter plans, which would allow members to give cast votes on legislation on the House floor by proxy during the coronavirus crisis. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican, said proxy-voting — which was expected to be used for the first time ever in votes this week — breaks with 231 years of House history. Under the new rules, which Mrs. Pelosi pushed through the chamber earlier this month, lawmakers are allowed to designate a colleague to vote in their stead during floor action. As of Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • Heroes Act Would Extend $1200 Stimulus Payments to Illegal Aliens, Even Retroactively

    05/15/2020 9:52:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 15, 2020 | Melanie Arter
    According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the Heroes Act also includes a retroactive change to the CARES Act, which included the first round of stimulus checks. The change allows illegal immigrants who file taxes using an ITIN to receive money from initial payments. The group estimated that “more than 4.3 million adults and 3.5 million children would benefit from this change.” Because of the retroactive clause, an additional $7 billion in aid would be disbursed.
  • House Democrats signal they could recess until July 21

    05/15/2020 8:08:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats are preparing to pass a resolution Friday that would set up a recess lasting until July 21. . . . "Even as the American people want to get back to work and for Congress to do its job in Washington, Speaker Pelosi is preparing the House for extended recess — even beyond the initial 45-day proxy voting period,” Mark Bednar, a spokesman for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, said.
  • Trump claims Dems trying to ‘steal’ California House seat

    05/11/2020 10:27:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | Ronn Blitzer, Marisa Schultz
    President Trump called on Republicans to head to the polls for Tuesday’s special congressional election in California after the leader of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) told House Republicans in a memo that Democrats were trying to “steal” the race. The congressional seat was left vacant by Democrat Katie Hill, who resigned in October 2019 amid an ethics scandal involving a relationship with a staffer. The race is being contested between Republican Mike Garcia and Democrat Christy Smith. “Dems are trying to steal the Mike Garcia Congressional Race in California,” Trump tweeted Monday morning, echoing the NRCC memo. “Republicans,...
  • California Democrats who flipped seats in 2018 have plenty of cash for 2020

    05/10/2020 10:39:12 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 20 replies
    MSN news ^ | 4/18/2020 | John Wildermuth
    California Democrats are building a wall of money to defend the congressional seats they took from Republicans in 2018, new Federal Election Commission financial reports show *** In the Central Valley, Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock (Stanislaus County), took in $789,093 in the quarter that ended March 31, leaving him with $3.5 million in campaign cash. His Republican opponent, veterinarian Ted Howze, raised $71,147 in the first quarter, leaving him with $100,575 in the bank. *** Brian Maryott, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, is challenging Democratic Rep. Mike Levin in a district that bridges San Diego and Orange counties. But...
  • DNI to Schiff: The transcripts are ready to be released.

    05/06/2020 6:43:13 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/20 | Byron York
    A big development in the fight over 53 secret interviews the House Intelligence Committee(under Nunes) conducted during its Russia-Trump investigation.
  • Waffle House CEO says dine-in service will be limited for ‘some time’ as states reopen

    04/28/2020 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/20 | Kevin Stankiewicz
    Waffle House anticipates operating with limited dine-in service for “some time” as some U.S. states lift restrictions on businesses, CEO Walt Ehmer told CNBC on Tuesday. “I think we’ll gradually start welcoming more and more customers back,” Ehmer said on “The Exchange.” Waffle House on Monday began to offer limited dine-in capacity at 330 of its restaurants in Georgia and around 70 in Tennessee, following the relaxation of some coronavirus-related restrictions in those states. The locations that now have partial dine-in service had remained open for carryout during the Covid-19 crisis, Ehmer said. He said those that were temporarily shuttered...
  • U.S. CONGRESS HOUSE OF MASKS ... Eerie Session Underway

    04/23/2020 10:39:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    tmz ^ | 4/23/2020 | tmz
    ancy Pelosi looked more like she was on the set of "Contagion" the sequel than the U.S. Capitol building ... as she and her entourage all strolled in wearing masks. The House Speaker arrived Thursday to the nation's capital as the House of Representatives begin debating several coronavirus-related issues and, hopefully, vote and approve the new stimulus package to help the reeling economy and specifically small businesses. The Senate already approved the nearly $500 billion relief bill.
  • House Democrats Retreat on Remote Voting as Republicans Clamor to Reopen

    04/23/2020 3:00:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/22/20 | Catie Edmondson, Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders backed away on Wednesday from a plan to change the rules of the House to allow lawmakers to cast votes remotely for the first time in history, after Republicans who are clamoring to reopen Congress registered their sharp opposition. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a conference call that the House would no longer vote on Thursday as planned on a proposal to allow members to designate another lawmaker to cast votes for them by proxy, according to two officials familiar with the announcement. Instead, she said she and Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican...
  • Pelosi postpones plans for historic change in House voting after Republicans object

    04/22/2020 4:01:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | April 22, 2020 | Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly postponed plans Wednesday to change the House rules this week to allow a form of remote voting for the first time in the chamber’s 230-year history after Republicans raised objections to a plan meant to reconcile the need for legislative action with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Pelosi told fellow House Democratic leaders on a Wednesday morning conference call, the issue would be closely studied by a bipartisan group led by Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Pelosi’s decision, described by two Democratic aides familiar with the call...
  • Pelosi Issues Plea For Urgent Donations

    04/21/2020 11:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    John Cardillo twitter ^ | Apr 19, 2020 | John Cardillo
    After showing up on late-night TV in front of her $24K refrigerators, showing off her $13 ice cream a visibly disheveled, filthy-rich Pelosi is back in front of the cameras, this time begging for money.
  • fter Congressional Coronavirus Meetings, Pelosi Bought $5 Million in Amazon Stock Before U.S. Retailers Were Forced to Close; And She Already Made Millions

    04/05/2020 8:33:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/5/2020
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband are cashing in already on $5 million of Amazon stock purchased during the time frame that closed-door coronavirus meetings were being conducted in Congress. As of Tuesday morning, the Pelosi stock purchase had already earned the couple $1.1 million in less than 10 weeks. The Amazon share price climbed close to $2,000 on Tuesday. Paul Pelosi, the speaker’s husband, got in at a price of $1,600 per share and grabbed 3,000 shares on Jan. 17, according to financial disclosure filings. Additionally, Paul Pelosi held 40 additional call options on Amazon stock...
  • 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?
  • Nancy Pelosi: Domestic Enemy

    03/29/2020 11:57:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 51 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    In an appearance with Jake Tapper on CNN Sunday morning, despicable and depraved Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said this: Breaking911 @Breaking911 Pelosi: "As the president fiddles, people are dying" In response, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, appearing on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo, said this: “What she said, she’s blaming the president for people dying because of the way he’s led the country. That’s the most shameful disgusting statement by any politician in modern history. Let me tell you we’ve seen the best of America from our citizens helping each other, delivering groceries, having special shopping hours for senior...
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

    03/27/2020 9:10:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)Effective today, in accordance with section 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631), section 12302 of title 10, United States Code and sections 2127, 2308, 2314, 3735 of title 14, United States Code, I am authorizing the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the Coast Guard, to order units and individual members of the Selected Reserve, and certain Individual Ready Reserve members, to active duty to augment the active forces for the effective conduct of coronavirus disease response.  This authority is necessary to ensure the Department of Defense...
  • Ahead of coronavirus stimulus vote, House lawmakers concerned Rep. Massie may trigger delay

    03/27/2020 12:24:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Gregg Re, Chad Pergram, Marisa Schultz
    Furious lawmakers voiced serious concerns on Capitol Hill late Thursday that a Republican House member could “go rogue” and possibly scuttle a vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, and potentially endanger other House members in the process, Fox News has learned. Fox News is told there is deep worry on both sides of the aisle that Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., could try to sidetrack House plans to quickly approve the coronavirus bill via a “voice vote” -- a verbal exercise in which those in favor shout yea, and those opposed holler nay. The loudest side would prevail. “It’s...
  • Republicans Cave To Pelosi, Unanimously Vote To Give $350 Million To Refugees, Migrants

    03/26/2020 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 278 replies
    dailycaller ^ | March 26, 2020 | justincaruso
    Republican and Democratic senators unanimously voted to pass a coronavirus relief bill late Wednesday that gives $350,000,000 to assist refugees and migrants.Earlier this week, it was revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s relief package would include $300,000,000 for refugee assistance. The new bill, approved by the Senate and now headed to the House, includes an additional $50 million on top of Pelosi’s initial $300 million for refugees.On page 817 of the 880-page bill, the measure calls for “an additional amount for ‘Migration and Refugee Assistance’, $350,000,000, to remain available until expended, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”Excerpt, read...
  • Good News: Relief Bill Saves Kennedy Center For Performing Arts From COVID-19

    03/25/2020 10:43:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    Rachel Bovard ^ | 3/26/2020