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  • Graham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020

    08/08/2019 12:11:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that Republicans would push to repeal ObamaCare if they win back the House and President Trump is reelected in 2020. "If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we're going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner," Graham said in an interview with a South Carolina radio station. "We've got to remind people that we're not for ObamaCare." Graham's repeal bill, introduced...
  • Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet

    07/15/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2019 | CNN
    Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President's comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "If he issues a statement on this we'll be sure to forward," said McConnell spokesman David Popp in response to a question from CNN. While many Republican leaders in Congress have thus far not spoken out, some GOP members...
  • Sen. Susan Collins joins effort to honor fallen journalists

    07/10/2019 7:38:50 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 37 replies
    Pen Bay Pilot ^ | July 9, 2019 | Unspecified
    <p>U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in cosponsoring legislation introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to establish a new memorial to honor fallen journalists. The privately funded memorial would be constructed on federal lands within Washington, D.C., to honor journalists, photographers, and broadcasters who have been killed in the line of duty.</p>
  • Senate rejects attempt to curb Trump's Iran war powers

    06/28/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senators blocked an effort on Friday to restrict President Trump’s ability to go to war with Iran, handing a victory to Republicans and the White House. More than 40 have voted against the proposal from Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine (Va.) and Tom Udall (N.M.), which would block the president from using funding to carry out military action without congressional authorization. Though the vote remains open, the opposition blocks the proposal from getting the 60 yes votes it needed to be added as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a round of unusual procedural maneuvering, senators passed...
  • Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

    06/20/2019 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-20-19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate voted to block President Trump’s Saudi arms deal on Thursday, paving the way for a veto clash with the White House. The Senate voted 53-45 on resolutions to block two of the sales, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.) joining Democrats. They voted 51-45 to block the additional 20 arms sales. Murkwoski flipped to vote for the sale, while Lee did not vote. The 22 arms sales, estimated to be worth more than $8 billion, would provide weapons to...
  • Susan Collins casts her 7,000th consecutive Senate vote

    06/19/2019 6:59:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Republican senator from Maine hit another milestone with the first floor vote Tuesday Tuesday brings a new milestone: The first roll call vote of the day was the 7,000th in a row for the Republican from Maine, who takes pride in having never missed a vote since arriving in the Senate back in 1997. “Mainers are known for their work ethic and diligence, and by showing up for every vote, I hope that I am carrying out that Maine tradition,” she said in an interview on Monday. After casting the vote, colleagues from both sides of the aisle commended Collins...
  • Multiple GOP Senators Defend Richard Burr and his Decision to Subpoena Donald Trump Jr.

    05/10/2019 7:47:48 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Hill Reporter ^ | May 10, 2019 1hr ago | CHRIS WALKER
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wouldn’t speak about the subpoena itself, but defended the character of Burr in leading the Intelligence Committee. “I support his leadership and think that he has done a good job,” she said, the Washington Post reported. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), another member of the committee, also defended Burr’s leadership, and questioned whether some of his colleagues understood that their work was different from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that concluded earlier this year. “Mueller is a criminal justice investigation. Ours is an intelligence investigation about the Russia threat and about the way our agencies performed,” Rubio...
  • No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr

    05/09/2019 8:13:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    These Senate offices include Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for re-election in Texas in 2020; Tom Cotton (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Not one of those senators would publicly stand by Burr on Wednesday evening, when asked where they stand both on the subpoena and on whether Burr should remain chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Not only has the entire Senate Intelligence Committee GOP membership basically abandoned defending Burr publicly, it appears no Republicans anywhere have his back on this. What’s more, while Burr himself...
  • These Senate seats are up for election in 2020

    05/06/2019 11:00:26 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 110 replies
    Axios ^ | 5/6/19 | Rashaan Ayeh
    There are 34 Senate seats up for election in 2020 — including a special election in Arizona — many of which are expected to be brutally competitive as Democrats vie for control of the Senate. Quick take: The U.S. Senate is currently made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats. Dems must win 3 or 4 seats to take control of the Senate — 4 to recapture control — or 3, if they also win the vice presidency. Some of the fiercest races will come from Virginia, North Carolina and New Hampshire, according...
  • 'Queer Feminist Mermaid' Running For Maine Senate Seat

    05/04/2019 9:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Bre Kidman, a Saco, ME attorney who enjoys spending weekends dressed as a "queer feminist mermaid" and splashing around in kiddie pools filled with glitter, recently announced a campaign run for the Maine Democratic Senate nomination in hopes of unseating incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins. According to Steve Collins of the Sun Journal, "Kidman said they have been fat since they were 7, gay since age 10 and figuring out what it all means ever since." The attorney does not use traditional gender pronouns, Kidman instead asks people to use "they/them" as pronouns. “Like all other politicians, whether or not they want...
  • Queer Feminist Mermaid is Set to Challenge GOP Sen. Susan Collins in Maine

    04/29/2019 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | Bonchie
    Man, they are really ticked about that Kavanaugh vote. After Susan Collins voted to affirm the latest justice to join the Supreme Court, Democrats vowed to make her re-election campaign a nightmare. Maybe they are actually just planning to have her die of laughter? Sensing the lack of a Democratic candidate willing to challenge Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), a “queer feminist mermaid” named Bre Kidman—politically mobilized by the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight—has filed to enter the race. Here’s how her bio describes her. On Facebook, Kidman is described as a “criminal defense attorney by day and radical fat queer/performance artist/model/musician/activist most...
  • ‘Queer Feminist Mermaid’ Surfaces to Challenge Susan Collins

    04/29/2019 9:24:51 AM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 4/29/2019 | Brent Scher
    Bre Kidman is first Democrat to file in Maine senate election Sensing the lack of a Democratic candidate willing to challenge Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), a "queer feminist mermaid" named Bre Kidman—politically mobilized by the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight—has filed to enter the race. Collins has represented Maine in the Senate since 1997, and each of her three reelection fights have ended with double-digit margin victories. But Democrats responded to her deciding vote to confirm Kavanaugh by vowing to make her run for a fifth term a real challenge, expecting a crowded field of candidates to step up to...
  • Dems Having Trouble Recruiting Quality Candidates for Senate in 2020

    04/06/2019 5:38:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/06/2019 | Rick Moran
    On paper, the Republican hold on the Senate in 2020 appears tenuous at best. With 34 seats being contested, Republicans must defend 22 while Democrats need to protect only 12. Currently, Republicans hold 53 seats while Democrats possess 45 with two independents caucusing with them. That means Democrats would have to win at least three seats to gain control. But two things are working against Democrats in their bid to control the Senate. First, only two Republican incumbents are considered to be in trouble: Colorado's Cory Gardner and Arizona's Martha McSally. Georgia's David Perdue's seat is shaky, as is the...
  • Collins urges DOJ to defend ObamaCare protections

    04/01/2019 8:15:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 1, 2019
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday asking that the Department of Justice reverse its course and defend the Affordable Care Act against the Trump administration intent on using courts to bypass Congress on the repeal. -snip Collins told Barr in the letter that the department's decision not to defend the law "puts at risk not only critical consumer provisions such as those protecting individuals suffering from pre-existing conditions, but also other important provisions of that law, such as the Medicaid expansion, dependent coverage for young adults to age 26, coverage for preventive services, and the regulatory pathway for FDA...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Senate confirms Ohio’s Chad Readler as federal appeals judge over objections from Democrats

    03/06/2019 10:17:58 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    www.cleveland.com ^ | Mar 6, 4:38 PM | Sabrina Eaton
    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Columbus attorney Chad Readler to be a judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals over objections from Democrats including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who portrayed Readler as a right-wing idealogue who has “actively worked to strip Ohioans of their rights.”The Senate voted 52 to 47 to approve Readler’s nomination to fill a vacancy created when Judge Deborah Cook took senior status. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican who opposed Readler. Readler has held several high profile roles in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil division, where he led a...
  • Maine senators want a bump in work visas due to tight market

    03/06/2019 1:32:58 AM PST · by blueplum · 102 replies
    AP ^ | 06 Mar 2019 | uncredited
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are working with a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for an increased number of work visas to help small businesses find seasonal workers. Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King are asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to bump the number of H-2B visas...They want the department to increase the 66,000 cap on the visas to more than 135,000.
  • Trump on brink of GOP rebellion over emergency declaration

    03/04/2019 12:13:38 PM PST · by detective · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/19 | Jordain Carney
    President Trump is facing a potential revolt among Senate Republicans over his decision to declare a national emergency to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) public announcement over the weekend that he will oppose Trump’s declaration ensures a resolution blocking it will be approved by the Senate after already passing the House — unless Senate Republicans can find some kind of last-minute way out of the showdown. Republicans have been hunting for a way out of a fight over the declaration that has badly fractured the caucus, but Paul’s decision underscores the difficulty leadership faces in finding...
  • Senate has votes to block Trump’s emergency declaration: McConnell

    03/04/2019 10:32:42 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-04-19 | Mark Moore March 4, 2019 | 12:19pm | Updated
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects his chamber will have the votes to pass a resolution blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration, but an effort to override a presidential veto will fail in the House. “I think what is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell said Monday. He said the Senate vote would happen before the lawmakers go on a one-week recess March 15.