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  • Dems pass bill to keep Trump from ordering travel bans during virus crisis

    03/12/2020 8:32:32 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 67 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | 3-12-2020 | M.Dowling
    The House and Senate Democrats are so concerned about the American public that they decided to pass a bill stripping the President of his legal authority to impose travel bans to protect American citizens. CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear that the China travel ban greatly slowed the spread of coronavirus in this country. This evening the President stopped travel from Europe except the UK since Europe did not institute China travel bans and are in much worse shape than we are. Europeans coming into the United States and spreading the illness. While the spreading of Wuhan Virus continues,...
  • Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

    02/26/2020 11:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2020 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the committee’s top Republican warned Defense Secretary Mark Esper that overturning congressional funding decisions to shift money for the wall is an enormous problem that will have consequences. The plan to shift money has triggered rare Republican opposition to one of Trump’s priorities. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said the result may be that Congress...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Pentagon Funds Targeted for Border Wall

    12/11/2019 9:30:20 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 12/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump's dream of building a "big, beautiful wall" along the southern border took a hit yesterday when a federal judge ruled that Pentagon funds totaling $3.6 billion diverted for 11 construction projects along the southern border could not be used for wall construction. Significantly, the judge, David Briones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, ruled that other funds, already approved by the Supreme Court, could be spent. Those funds, which come from a Pentagon counter-narcotics fund, could still be used for wall construction. The argument being used by the city of El Paso was...
  • Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019

    11/21/2019 11:21:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY NIV ELIS - 11/21/19 12:13 PM EST
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019. “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish,” she said, referencing an end-of-year timeline many had hoped for on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Pelosi was scheduled to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in her office later in the day to try to hammer out final details...If passed, USMCA would be a central achievement for Trump going into the 2020 elections. As a...
  • Democrats withhold support for minority judges nominated by Trump (Democrats are racists!)

    07/14/2019 5:28:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 7/14/19 | Alex Swoyer
    Amul Thapar broke new ground when he became the first federal judge of South Asian descent in 2007, and over the next decade he built a record as a well-respected jurist. When President Trump nominated Judge Thapar to a seat on a federal appeals court, the American Bar Association unanimously graded him “well qualified.” Yet when the son of Indian immigrants came up for a vote on the Senate floor, not a single Democrat backed him. The process played out the same way for Neomi Rao, a daughter of Indian immigrants whom the ABA rated “well qualified” but who was...
  • Republican Lawmakers Refuse to Support Trump or His Voters — Is It Time for a New Party?

    06/07/2019 12:15:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 147 replies
    GP ^ | June 7,2019 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican Party never much liked Donald Trump or what he represented. The GOP and establishment conservative groups never much liked Trump’s supporters. Republicans were fine at cowering behind their desks at the first sign of adversity. They were used to making promises and not following through. They were happy to cede power to a radical fascist left that continues to tear away at the fabric of this great nation. When Trump won Paul Ryan said he would build a wall. Paul Ryan lied… repeatedly. He never had any intention of building a wall. Either did Mitch McConnell. When Trump...
  • Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill (Rep Chip Roy)

    05/24/2019 8:49:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/2019 | JulieGrace Brufke
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, blocked a disaster relief bill in the House on Friday by objecting to a unanimous consent vote. The Texas Republican who previously worked for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), argued the House should not have recessed before debating the legislation and holding a vote. “I'm here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our nation's capital to vote on it,” he said on the floor. “Secondly,...
  • Romney Explains Why He Voted to Block Trump's National Emergency During Border 'Crisis'

    05/20/2019 8:49:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/20/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who voted to block President Donald Trump's border national emergency declaration, has said there is a "real crisis" on the southern border. "I hope people in both parties, as well as people across the country, realize there's a real crisis right now at our southern border. We are at a rate of about 1 million people a year trying to cross into the country," Romney said in a Facebook video posted in April. "These are folks we're not able to properly evaluate, investigate and to vet and as a result, we don't know exactly who they...
  • Pelosi: Trump obstructing justice 'on a daily basis' amid standoff over Barr testimony

    04/29/2019 11:02:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29 2019 | Frank Miles
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday night that President Trump "has demonstrated on a daily basis his obstruction of justice" amid a conflict between the White House and Congress over the terms of scheduled testimony by Attorney General William Barr before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr is scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Judiciary panels this week on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. However, the Justice Department informed the House committee on Sunday that Barr would not attend the scheduled Thursday hearing if committee lawyers seek to question him. When asked if she had a message for...
  • Lawmakers block Pentagon move to transfer $1 billion for Trump's border wall [Misleading Title]

    03/26/2019 1:27:27 PM PDT · by dhuls · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/26/2019 | Ryan Pickrell
    Lawmakers blocked the Department of Defense's move to transfer $1 billion for the construction of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, the latest showdown in the battle over the border wall that President Trump has vowed to build. On Monday, the Pentagon authorized the transfer of funds to Army engineers for projects along the border, which include building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting in support of Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol. The move was carried out under the president's declaration of a national emergency, the department said in...
  • Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

    03/17/2019 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/19 | John Bowden
    Washington's state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state's 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns. The bill, which advanced Tuesday to the state's House of Representatives, according to CBS News, would require any candidate on the ballot for president in the state to release five years of tax returns before appearing in a general or primary election. Senators voted by a 28-21 margin to approve the bill, according to CBS. The state's attorney general and solicitor told lawmakers in a letter this week that the proposal likely was constitutional, but...
  • Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    02/22/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a "handful" of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "A handful. …[But] there will be enough to sustain a veto," Graham told Fox News , asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate. Graham didn't offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution. He said that he would "absolutely not" vote for the Democrat-led resolution, adding that he is "100 percent with the president." Graham, who has emerged as...
  • House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict

    02/22/2019 6:59:14 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    APNews ^ | 02/22/2019 | Andrew Taylor
    House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could result in Trump’s first veto. It starts the clock on a constitutional clash between Trump and Democrats and sets up a vote by the full House as soon as next week. The Democratic-controlled House is sure to pass the measure, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well despite Trump’s opposition. Any Trump veto would likely be sustained, but the upcoming battle will test...
  • Schumer blocks bill to pay Coast Guard

    01/25/2019 10:32:31 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a request to pay the Coast Guard on Thursday after Republicans refused to also open the rest of the federal government. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) tried to take up legislation to pay the Coast Guard, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Schumer blocked the request after first asking if Kennedy would modify his request to instead reopen the quarter of the government currently closed. "President Trump is responsible not only for thousands of Coast Guard personnel not getting paid but hundreds of thousands of other federal employees also not getting...
  • Senate blocks White House-backed bill to end shutdown [fails 50-47]

    01/24/2019 12:23:06 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats blocked a White House backed-plan to end the 34-day partial shutdown, turning it down in a 51-47 vote on Thursday. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with Republicans to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster. In an unexpected development, Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) voted against Trump's plan. Lee is considered a fiscal hawk and Cotton is one of the Senate’s most conservative members on immigration. The Senate is expected to hold a second vote Thursday on a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the quarter...
  • Twice Dems Voted Against Paying Federal Workers During the Shutdown

    01/25/2019 5:47:47 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    Independent ^ | anuary 23, 20192 | S.Noble
    Last week and today, Democrats voted against a measure that would pay federal workers during the partial shutdown. Republicans brought the bill to the floor. Democrats want Americans to suffer so they blame President Trump. Six Democrats broke with leadership and voted with Republicans last week, and ten this week. Did you even know this happened ? I doubt it. The media is barely reporting it. Rep. Crenshaw reported it last week and every Republican should have been tweeting. Crenshaw wrote on Twitter: “Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite the...
  • Liz Peek: Two years of Trump hatred and Democrats' 'resistance' has accomplished what, exactly?

    01/23/2019 4:38:30 AM PST · by gattaca · 20 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | January 22, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Barron’s reports that the cost of the partial government shutdown has now exceeded the $5.7 billion President Trump requested for his wall. That is how stupid Democrats’ “resistance” has become.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building

    01/22/2019 2:30:49 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 410 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 22, 2019 | Sundance
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building – Confirms State of Union Speech Cancellation… It looks like Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi has no intention of allowing the House chamber to be used for a State of the Union address. Speaker Pelosi has informed the House Sergeant at Arms that no executive branch official will be permitted entry into the Capitol building. Earlier Fox News reported Pelosi cancelled a walkthrough last week, and a second request for reconsideration from the White House is expected to meet the same fate. The House Speaker controls who is,...
  • This is why the Shutdown won't end

    01/17/2019 5:02:45 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    AXIOS ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows a big part of the reason why the standoff over funding President Trump's border wall has been so impossible to solve: Republican support for the wall is higher than at any time since Trump's election, while Democratic support has dwindled to almost nothing. The big picture: When the divide has gotten this big, it's hard to see how the government shutdown ends. Although a majority of the public still opposes the wall, Republican support is so high that Trump and GOP leaders would face a furious backlash if they reopen the...
  • 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...