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  • House passes annual defense funding bill

    12/08/2022 11:14:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2022 | ELLEN MITCHELL AND MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    The House on Thursday passed the annual defense authorization bill, sending the mammoth, $847 billion measure to the Senate for consideration ahead of the year-end deadline. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in a bipartisan 350-80 vote. It was approved under suspension of the rules, an expedited process to pass legislation in the House that requires a two-thirds majority. “I can’t go through every single item that is in this bill, but I can tell you that just about every member of this House has something in this bill that is important for policy, important in their district,” House...
  • House sends marriage equality bill to Biden’s desk

    12/08/2022 9:20:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2022 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    The House on Thursday passed a bill to safeguard marriage equality, sending the measure to President Biden’s desk and marking the first time Congress has provided federal protections for same-sex marriage. The legislation, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, passed in a 258-169-1 vote. Thirty-nine Republicans joined all Democrats in supporting the measure. The Senate approved the measure in a bipartisan 61-36 vote last week, notching a significant win for negotiators after months of talks that followed Justice Clarence Thomas floating the idea of overturning the Supreme Court decision protecting same-sex marriage. Twelve Senate Republicans joined all voting Democrats to...
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul weighs bill to let criminals work in New York casinos

    12/08/2022 7:21:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/07/2022 | By Carl Campanile and Zach Williams
    Gov. Kathy Hochul has a piece of legislation sitting on her desk that would allow casino operators to hire a diverse range of convicted felons — from drug peddlers to killers. The measure was sent on Tuesday to the governor for her signature or veto after passing the state Senate and Assembly by big bipartisan margins in June. Current law bars licensed casino operators from hiring anyone convicted of any felony. Critics blasted the bill as an another example of a Democrats’ bleeding heart, criminal friendly proposal run amok. “That’s just wrong. This is another example of the New York...
  • Amy Klobuchar Claims Flailing Media Cartel Bill Is ‘National Security,’ Should Be Included in Defense Bill

    12/06/2022 3:28:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/06/2022 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) claimed that the flailing media cartel bill is important for “national security” as Senate Democrats weigh trying to attach it to a defense bill. “We literally are going to lose one-third of the nation’s newspapers by the year 2025. It is about our own national future and national security,” Klobuchar said, according to a Bloomberg Government reporter.
  • McConnell pans proposals to add marijuana, permitting provisions to defense bill

    12/06/2022 9:55:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Tuesday poured cold water on Democratic efforts to add language allowing banks to do business with state-approved marijuana businesses and permitting reform, a priority of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), to the annual defense authorization bill. McConnell called on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to strip the pot-related language and Manchin’s permitting reform proposal, which he dismissed as reform “in name only,” from the defense bill.
  • Joe Biden signs bill axing rail-worker sick days plea before royals meeting

    12/02/2022 8:48:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/02/2022 | Steve Nelson
    WASHINGTON — President Biden signed legislation Friday forcing railway unions to accept a labor agreement despite worker objections to a lack of paid sick days — hours before hobnobbing with visiting British royals. Biden regularly calls himself the “most pro-union president” in history but asked Congress to intervene Monday, saying the US economy could not bear a railway shutdown. The president will meet Friday afternoon in Boston with Prince William, the heir to the UK crown, and his wife Kate Middleton — creating awkward optics after the president also hosted billionaires and Hollywood stars Thursday night for a lux state...
  • McCarthy: People Haven’t Read Rail Strike Bill

    11/30/2022 6:33:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2022 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) accused President Joe Biden of lying when he claimed that a rail strike had been averted back in September and now is begging Congress to avert a strike and “take the bill up tomorrow when people have not even read it.” McCarthy said President Biden called the leaders to the White House because he “intentionally misled us. He said he had a rail strike solved…in September, when he knew that he didn’t want the American public to know before the election that he didn’t....
  • In a lawsuit between Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, judge unseals names of anonymous 'John Does'

    11/19/2022 8:07:41 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    INSIDER.COM ^ | 11/18/2022 | staff
    A judge unsealed identities of anonymous "John Does" in Ghislaine Maxwell litigation. Several names were of Jeffrey Epstein victims, not powerful associates. One, a subject of "intense media coverage," was allowed to remain anonymous and pursue an appeal. A judge agreed to make public the names of several "John Does" who tried to keep their identities secret in the long-running litigation between Jeffrey Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, an Epstein victim. One of them, however — identified as "John Doe 183" in court filings — will remain anonymous despite being the subject of "intense media coverage" and was...
  • New Jersey Democrats Pass Bill Banning Grenades, Firearms in ‘Sensitive Places’

    11/16/2022 8:52:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    New Jersey Democrats advanced a bill Monday to ban the carry of grenades, firearms, and other types of weapons in “sensitive places.” The New Jersey Monitor reports that Democrats focused on “grenades” and “propelled explosives,” in addition to “certain firearms,” in order to try to stave off legal challenges. The gun control bill is a reworking of an earlier version that “could have seen residents face steep penalties for carrying daggers, brass knuckles, and other non-ballistic weaponry in parks, schools, and bars, among a host of other locations.”
  • Biden to announce first bill he’d send to new Democratic Congress would codify Roe v. Wade

    10/18/2022 8:05:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2022 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden on Tuesday will announce that the first bill he would send to Congress if Democrats retain their majorities would be one to codify the Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights. Biden is set to make the remarks at an event in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Democratic National Committee. It illustrates how Democrats and Biden want to put the emphasis on abortion rights ahead of the midterms as new polls suggest the party is losing momentum in its effort to retain the Senate and House. Biden’s announcement has caveats. Sending the bill is dependent on Democrats retaining...
  • U.S. Congressman Introduces Gold Standard Bill as Inflation Spirals Out of Control

    10/10/2022 8:56:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 10/9/2022 |
    Rep. Alex Mooney proposes the United States adopt a new gold standard after U.S. government officials first disclose all gold holdings and secret gold transactions, allowing the gold price to adjust to its fair market value. WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2022 / America's currency would regain stable footing for the first time in half a century if a bill just introduced by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) becomes law. Referred to as the "Gold Standard Restoration Act" by sound money activists, H.R. 9157 calls for the repegging of the Federal Reserve note to gold in order to...
  • Kaine to vote against Manchin permitting bill

    09/27/2022 12:53:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) announced Tuesday morning that he will vote against a motion to begin debate on Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) permitting reform bill, dealing a blow to Manchin’s hopes of passing the measure. Kaine said he will vote against a motion to proceed to a legislative vehicle that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to use to advance a short-term government funding measure and Manchin’s permitting reform legislation.
  • Biden endorses bill to disclose super PAC donors: ‘Dark money erodes’ trust

    09/20/2022 11:36:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2022 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden on Tuesday endorsed legislation to disclose super PAC donors, arguing that so-called dark money erodes public trust. “Dark money erodes public trust. We need to erode public trust and I’m determined to do that,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “Dark money has become so common in our politics. I believe sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
  • Jan. 6 panel members offer long-awaited elections reform bill

    09/19/2022 12:45:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/2022 | REBECCA BEITSCH
    Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), two members of the Jan. 6 House panel, introduced a bill Monday to reform the Electoral College Act, offering a number of provisions to protect elections from interference by state and federal lawmakers. The Presidential Election Reform Act (PERA) would make clear that the role of the vice president in presiding over the counting of electoral votes is purely “ministerial.” It also takes aim at potential action from the lawmakers’ colleagues to object to states’ electoral slates, requiring that a third of the members from both chambers must object to the certification,...
  • Lindsey Graham: My Bill Protecting Pain-Capable Babies Puts Us in Line ‘with the Science’

    09/13/2022 11:01:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2022 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday introduced his bill protecting pain-capable babies in the womb, describing it as a means to push back against the radical left’s desire to allow a woman to abort her child even up until the moment of birth. Flanked by a group of pro-life advocates, Graham offered his reasoning for the proposed legislation, which would create a federal standard. He displayed charts showing babies at the 15-week period as he explained that if one is to operate on a baby at that time to save his or her life — which occasionally happens — “the...
  • Who’s In Charge?

    07/02/2022 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    WFB ^ | 1 July 2022 | Matthew Continetti
    "Which way am I going?" asked President Biden when he ended Thursday's press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid. He began to exit stage right, before someone redirected him toward stage left. This combination of ignorance and indecision was not new. Throughout his 18 months as president, Biden has been confused, uncertain, sluggish. He behaves as if he is guided by unseen forces. He moves on a course set by hidden captains.People notice. Every time I speak to a conservative audience, I am asked who is really in charge in the White House. My answer has been that the...
  • California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

    08/30/2022 7:36:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/30/2022 | AP
    California lawmakers on Monday approved a nation-leading measure that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, over the objections of restaurant owners who warn it would drive up consumers’ costs. The bill will create a new 10-member Fast Food Council with equal numbers of workers’ delegates and employers’ representatives, along with two state officials, empowered to set minimum standards for wages, hours and working conditions in California. A late amendment would cap any minimum wage increase for fast food workers at chains with more than 100 restaurants at $22 an hour next year, compared...
  • Horrific Biden Consequence, 20 Million American Households Behind on Electricity Bills, Pending Shutoff

    08/25/2022 9:05:54 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 24Aug | Sundance
    Long-term CTH readers might remember in 2014 when President Obama claimed U.S. families had been paying too little for electricity for too long. As soon as Joe Biden took office, he began implementing the Green New Deal energy policy that, (a) directly forces higher costs for energy; and (b) is now creating massive problems. In July I noted my own electricity bill had jumped 28% in a single month. That bill was followed by another almost identical increase this month. A review of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July [Data Here] shows that nationally the same thing is happening....
  • Aspiring GOP Leader Sen. John Thune Backs Cartel Bill Bailout for Discredited Fake News Media

    08/24/2022 1:51:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2022 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the Senate GOP whip and a likely contender in any future battle to replace Mitch McConnell as GOP leader, is backing a bill that is effectively a bailout for the discredited corporate media. The bill is called the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), and has been extensively covered by Breitbart News in the past. It is unclear if Thune notified his GOP colleagues before he decided to co-sponsor the controversial Democrat-pushed bill. His office did not answer that question.
  • Joe Biden Signs $430 Billion Climate and Health Care Spending Bill to ‘Fight Inflation’

    08/16/2022 3:23:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden signed a $430 billion climate spending bill on Tuesday, insisting it would fight inflation. “We’re cutting deficits to fight inflation by having the wealthy and big corporations finally pay their fair share,” Biden said at the signing ceremony at the White House.