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  • Senate passes bill guaranteeing back pay for workers after shutdown ends

    01/10/2019 7:45:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2019 7:09 PM | Laura Italiano
    The Senate had good news and bad news for the 800,000 federal employees who won’t get paychecks on Friday because of the partial government shutdown: Yes, they will be paid, but no, not until there’s a deal to restore funding. The mixed news came Thursday afternoon, when senators voted unanimously to authorize the eventual post-shutdown funding of back pay. Once the House passes its own bill, President Trump will sign it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in calling the measure to a voice vote. “I had an opportunity to talk to President Trump a few moments ago, and wanted...
  • McConnell blocks Senate Democrats move to reopen the government

    01/10/2019 11:43:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/2019 | By Clare Foran and Ted Barrett, CNN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a move by Senate Democrats on Thursday to get the chamber to vote on spending bills to reopen the government on day 20 of the ongoing partial shutdown. In a back-and-forth on the Senate floor, Senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on Thursday called for the Senate to take up legislation advanced by House Democrats to reopen shuttered parts of the federal government and argued that parts of the federal government not related to the border wall should be re-opened immediately as negotiations continue over the border wall, but Senate Majority Leader...

    01/03/2019 7:30:57 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday rejected incoming House Democrats’ government funding proposal, calling it a “non-starter” if the Democrats do not “get serious about border security.” McConnell went to the floor of the Senate and reminded his Democratic colleagues that any proposal passed in the House will need 60 votes to pass the upper chamber as well as receive a presidential signature. (Related: Pelosi: Dems Won’t Agree To Money For Wall, But Shutdown Isn’t Dems’ Fault) “All three of these things are needed. One partisan vote in the House tomorrow won’t solve anything. The legislation that House...
  • The Senate Will Not Waste Its Time Considering a Democrat Bill Which the President Won’t Sign

    01/02/2019 6:41:00 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 40 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 2, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title : McConnell Thumps Pelosi: The Senate Will Not Waste Its Time Considering a Democrat Bill Which the President Won’t Sign (VIDEO)McConnell said the Senate won’t even consider legislation passed by the House Democrats this week because it won’t include border wall funding. “Democrats will have to get serious about border security so that a government funding agreement can pass the House, earn 60 votes in the Senate, and receive a presidential signature,” McConnell said, adding, “All three of these things are needed. One partisan vote in the House won’t solve anything.” “As I’ve said consistently for the last...
  • Driver arrested in deadly Chapman Highway crash held on immigration charge

    12/31/2018 10:54:02 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies ABC6 (Knoxville, TN) ^ | Posted: Dec 30, 2018 09:34 AM EST Updated: Dec 31, 2018 12:44 PM EST | WATE 6 On Your Side staff
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The driver charged in a deadly three-car accident on Chapman Highway Saturday night now also faces an immigration violation. Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, was charged with No Drivers License and No Proof of Financial Responsibility. His booking record shows he is being held for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Officers responded to the accident in the 4700 block of Chapman Highway at Gwinfield Drive around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the investigation, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on Chapman Highway when it crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic striking a Honda Civic that was...
  • McConnell: The Senate Will Reconvene on Thursday, December 27th

    12/22/2018 8:27:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2018569 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking on the Senate floor on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that the Senate will reconvene for its next scheduled session on Thursday, December 27th. McConnell said, “So, Mr. President, here’s where we are. The Senate will next meet for a pro forma session on Monday, that’s the 24th. The next scheduled session will be on the 27th of December.” He added that he is pleased that “productive discussions are continuing.” McConnell continued that there will be no votes on funding the government until a deal is reached that will pass the House and the Senate...
  • Senate adjourns through Christmas with government partially shut down — live updates

    12/22/2018 1:14:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    It's official: The government will be partially shut down through Christmas. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday that there is no deal, and the Senate is adjourned until Thursday, Dec. 27. The White House and Capitol Hill have made little progress towards finding a compromise -- President Trump is demanding $5 billion for his border wall, and Democrats insist they won't give him any of that funding. The government partially shut down at midnight Friday.
  • McConnell says no vote until Trump and Democrats reach a deal

    12/22/2018 10:14:12 AM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    WP ^ | December 22, 2018 12:21 PM
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Dec. 22 spoke about the impasse over funding which has triggered a partial government shutdown.
  • Trump doesn’t need 60 Senate votes to fix the border and short-circuit a shutdown

    12/21/2018 8:49:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 21, 2018 | Daniel Horrowitz
    Here’s how it works. Senators don’t need unanimous consent to bring up a bill. The lack of unanimous consent or 60 votes doesn’t table a bill. It’s just that opposing senators in the minority can request to be recognized and continuously hold the floor. In recent years, majority parties have never made the minority do that. Sometimes it makes sense to pre-emptively achieve an agreement because the majority just can’t afford to chew up endless days on debate of a single issue. But sometimes there are issues worth fighting for. Either way, this is the end of the line for...
  • Schumer, Pence and McConnell reach deal, says Senator Corker

    12/21/2018 2:32:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 171 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 mins ago
    CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on a deal between Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence.
  • Mitch McConnell Rejects Trump Call for ‘Nuclear Option’ to Fund the Wall

    12/21/2018 10:07:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2018 | by Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected President Donald Trump’s call to partially fund the border wall with a simple majority vote on Friday, suggesting not enough Senate Republicans support the measure. President Trump called on McConnell to use the “nuclear option,” or switch to a simple majority vote in the Senate, to pass the continuing resolution (CR) that would partially fund the border wall...
  • House GOP approves Trump’s wall money as shutdown looms

    12/20/2018 5:22:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 79 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down. More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing furloughs or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight Friday.
  • Senate approves funding bill, preventing partial government shutdown

    12/19/2018 7:20:19 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate approved a seven-week funding bill on Wednesday, preventing a partial government shutdown that was expected to begin on Saturday. Senators passed the legislation by voice vote, which represented the final item on the Senate's to-do list as they wrap up their work for the year this week It still needs to pass the House, which returned to Washington on Wednesday night, and be signed by President Trump. Republican senators say that while they believe Trump is unhappy with Congress passing a short-term fix, they believe he will sign it because they were able to keep other controversial policy...
  • Senate set to vote on competing Saudi Arabia measures; McConnell urges restraint

    12/12/2018 9:27:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    With the chamber set to take up two competing measures denouncing Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning urged his colleagues to show restraint and embrace a more modest bill that would condemn Riyadh for the killing of a U.S. journalist but wouldn’t formally cut off all backing for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told fellow senators they should vote against a bipartisan bill that would end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Instead, he said lawmakers should...
  • McConnell is lobbying Arizona's governor to name McSally as Kyl replacement

    11/19/2018 5:51:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 137 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2018 | Devan Cole and John King
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leveraging his political power to try to convince Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to choose Rep. Martha McSally to replace Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who is considering leaving his seat before his term ends, several Republican sources familiar with the conversations tell CNN. McSally, a Republican congresswoman who once worked for Kyl, lost her Senate bid two weeks ago to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Kyl, who was picked by the governor in September to fill the seat vacated by the late Sen. John McCain. told CNN last week he has decided whether to leave office...
  • McConnell sets up votes on worst of Trump nominees, gives the finger to Jeff Flake over his threats

    11/17/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies ^ | 11/16/18 | John McCarter
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently decided to give a middle finger to Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona Republican who says he'll vote against judicial nominees in committee and on the floor until McConnell allows a floor vote on his legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. At the end of the day Thursday, McConnell filed cloture on two of the very worst of Trump's nominees: district court nominee Thomas Farr of North Carolina and 8th Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. The votes will happen when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving. Farr has been waiting for a vote since the...
  • McConnell rejects Mueller protection bill

    11/14/2018 3:07:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected the need to approve legislation protecting the special counsel’s probe into the 2016 election, saying Wednesday there’s no evidence the investigation needs protection. Mr. McConnell laid out Republicans’ goals for the lame-duck session of Congress, saying preventing a government shutdown is tops on the list, along with passing new rules to stop sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and approving a farm bill. He flatly ruled out the chance of a partial government shutdown over border wall money and other spending fights.
  • Senate will confirm Trump judicial picks, working through Christmas New Years Eve: Cotton

    11/14/2018 8:24:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Wednesday GOP senators will work through New Years Eve to confirm all of President Trump’s pending judicial nominees before the end of the year if Democrats try to obstruct the confirmation votes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, has made it a priority to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent, and has more than 40 judicial nominees awaiting floor votes. Before leaving Capitol Hill prior to the midterms, Republicans vowed to get them all confirmed once they returned during the lame duck session before the incoming Congress begins in January. “I...
  • With Senate majority intact, Trump will keep loading federal courts with conservative judges

    11/07/2018 6:02:03 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    In his first two years in office, President Donald Trump has moved to appoint dozens of conservative judges to the federal bench, moving faster than any president since at least Ronald Reagan. On top of two Supreme Court justices, Trump has appointed 29 judges to U.S. appeals courts across the country, according to a Reuters tally. The appointments, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell has said, are his "top priority." Now, unleashed by a decisive Republican victory in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, the president's ability to shape the ideological makeup of the federal judiciary has only increased. To be...
  • President Trump Immediate Lame Duck Actions To Protect The United States From Catastrophe

    11/07/2018 4:04:00 AM PST · by yefragetuwrabrumuy · 67 replies
    vanity ^ | 11/7/2018 | yefragetuwrabrumuy
    President Trump only has a brief, lame duck congress ability to protect the nation from a Democrat-caused catastrophe. Here are suggestions for what he might do.