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  • GOP senators disavow Trump on debt ceiling, signaling growing rift

    05/12/2023 8:34:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republicans are disavowing former President Trump’s call to let the federal government default on its debts unless President Biden agrees to “massive” spending cuts, dismissing Trump’s suggestion as something far too risky to seriously consider. The cold reception to Trump’s bold statement is the latest sign of the widening rift between Trump and his party’s Washington establishment. While Trump maintains strong influence in the House, where he helped Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) nail down enough votes to be elected Speaker, it’s a different story in the Senate. GOP senators largely ignored Trump’s participation in a CNN’s town hall Wednesday and...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 4-27-23 [Prayer]

    04/26/2023 8:52:02 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 20 replies
    4-27-23 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Democratic senators grill Norfolk Southern CEO on deregulatory lobbying

    03/09/2023 10:53:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/2023 | ZACK BUDRYK
    Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) pressed Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw Thursday on the railroad’s history of lobbying against stricter safety regulations at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio. Whitehouse specifically cited a 2015 Obama-era regulation that required more modern electronic brakes for trains carrying hazardous materials, which Norfolk Southern called “not in the public interest” and lobbied to weaken before the Trump administration scrapped it outright in 2018.
  • Nolte: GOP Senators Angry Tucker Carlson Accurately Described January 6 as ‘Mostly Peaceful’

    03/08/2023 11:53:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-08-2023 | John Nolte
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), among other RINOs, lashed out at Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson for accurately describing the mostly peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as “mostly peaceful.” Here we go: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans lashed out at conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday after he characterized the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as “mostly peaceful chaos.” … A handful of other Senate Republicans on Tuesday pushed back against Carlson’s claim that Jan. 6 was “peaceful chaos,” with Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina blasting...
  • Senators call out Buttigieg at Southwest hearing

    02/09/2023 9:16:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-09-2023 | KARL EVERS-HILLSTROM
    The top lawmakers on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee called out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during a Thursday hearing on the Southwest Airlines meltdown. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the committee’s chairwoman, said that the Department of Transportation (DOT) isn’t doing enough to crack down on poor airline service. “This sector needs a more effective policeman on the beat. They need someone over at the Department of Transportation who is going to get the job done,” Cantwell said in her opening remarks. Buttigieg has come under fire from some Democrats and consumer advocates who say that he hasn’t been...
  • Senators to be briefed on Chinese balloon next week, Schumer says

    02/05/2023 12:32:11 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/05/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Senators on Feb. 15 will receive a classified briefing on the Chinese balloon that was shot down by the U.S. military, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), which will also include information on how the U.S. stacks up against China militarily. The briefing for all 50 senators comes after some lawmakers in recent days called on the Biden administration for more details on the matter. Republicans spent the week criticizing Biden for not taking the balloon down sooner, allowing it to fly over much of the United States before it was shot down over South Carolina. But Schumer...
  • Ten Establishment Senators Help Mike Lee’s Title 42 Amendment Fail, Enabling Omnibus Advancement

    12/22/2022 10:29:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/22/2022 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Ten establishment senators on Thursday helped Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) Title 42 amendment fail, enabling the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill advance in the Senate, while providing political cover for 2024 endangered Democrat senators. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) worked with Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) Thursday morning to circumvent Lee’s amendment by crafting a side-by-side amendment to provide political cover for ten senators to ignore Lee’s Title 42 amendment, which was thawing a wrench into the passage of the omnibus bill. Lee’s Title 42 amendment tied funds for the Department of Homeland Security to the Biden administration maintaining...
  • China Threatens To Fire Senators Who Voted For TikTok Ban

    12/16/2022 2:51:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 15, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    BEIJING — China's President Xi issued a stern warning to American politicians this week, vowing that any members of Congress who dare to vote for a ban on TikTok will be fired from their jobs. "We hired all you American legislators to do one job: weaken and destroy America from within," said Xi gravely. "If you can't prove your fealty to the glorious CCP who graciously put you in your position, it will go on your performance review, and trust me — you don't want that to happen." Already, lawmakers in Washington are backing away from supporting legislation that would...
  • These 7 Trump-Critical GOP Senators Have No Plan To Deal With Unconstitutional, Election-Altering Censorship

    12/08/2022 9:12:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/2022 | Evita Duffy
    The Federalist asked the seven senators if they have a plan to remedy the unconstitutional censorship of voters and news during the 2020 election. Not one of them responded.Seven Republican U.S. senators who slammed former President Trump for suggesting that new censorship revelations warranted a reconsideration of the 2020 presidential election results have no plan to address the First Amendment-violating censorship Trump was reacting to in “The Twitter Files.”More and more evidence is exposing how our corrupt FBI brazenly violated the Constitution by dictating to social media monopolies what speech to censor from public and private discourse ahead of the...
  • Schumer pledges to keep senators in Washington until rail deal is done

    12/01/2022 9:49:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday he will keep senators working in Washington until they pass legislation to avoid a nationwide rail strike, which he warned could begin disrupting the nation’s supply chain as soon as next week. “The Senate cannot leave until we get the job done and Democrats will keep working with Republicans to find a path forward that everyone can support,” he announced on the Senate floor. The Democratic leader began the so-called Rule 14 process on Wednesday evening to put a House-passed bill to avert the rail strike on the Senate calendar. The legislation...
  • Senators grill Kroger and Albertsons CEOs over grocery megamerger

    11/30/2022 1:38:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2022 | BEN JOHANSEN
    The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate’s antitrust committee led a grilling of the CEOs of Kroger and Albertsons on Tuesday over their planned $25 billion grocery megamerger, which comes after months of rising inflation that has hit consumers hard. “The companies assure us that this is the merger that will make everything better,” said Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights.
  • Mitch McConnell Confident GOP Senators Will Reelect Him as Leader

    11/15/2022 8:00:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2022 | Wendell Husebo
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday said he is confident Republican senators will reelect him as GOP Senate leader on Wednesday after failing to reclaim the Senate from Democrats. “Of course,” McConnell responded to Capitol Hill reporters. McConnell only needs a simple majority of the Republican conference votes to remain the GOP leader. The vote will take place by secret ballot and behind closed doors. No Republican appears to be challenging McConnell.
  • Look your legislators up by address or use your current location.

    10/20/2022 11:48:54 AM PDT · by packagingguy · 2 replies
    Open States ^ | October 20, 2022 | Open States Staff
    Worried about the COVID vaccine for your children or grandchildren? The only way you can stop it is to contact your state representatives and senators to ensure state law does not simply follow the CDC recommendations. Some states do just that, meaning the schoolchildren will be mandated to get the vaccine. Otherwise they cannot attend school. This applies to both public and private schools. Many say home school is the answer, but there are many out there who simply cannot do this due to finances, being a single parent or grandparent, having a child with special needs who needs in-school...
  • These senators defended traditional marriage in 2015. What’s changed since?

    07/26/2022 8:49:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2022 | Tony Perkins
    When the Supreme Court delivered its blow to marriage in 2015, burning down three dozen state laws and tearing up 50 million ballots, the GOP’s reaction was straightforward. Outrage. With a handful of exceptions, the response that echoed across the two coasts was a collective “How dare they?” As far as Republicans were concerned, what the five justices did on that June day was a betrayal of the people, our system of government, and the pillar that’s upheld society since the beginning of time. “It’s an injustice,” they railed. Now, seven years later, they finally have a chance to prove...
  • Democratic senators say Biden not too old for second term

    06/16/2022 7:58:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/16/2022 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic senators are pushing back on whispers within their party that President Biden, 79, is too old to run for a second term. Senators say they will strongly support Biden if he opts to run for reelection, despite growing concerns over his low public approval rating and his ability to win a grueling presidential election when he will be 81 years old.
  • Matthew McConaughey Meets with Senators After Endorsing Gun Control as ‘Acceptable Sacrifice’

    06/07/2022 9:17:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    Actor Matthew McConaughey was spotted on Capitol Hill on Monday and Tuesday, after endorsing gun control laws in an op-ed in the Austin American-Stateman. The Failure to Launch star was seen by reporters meeting with Senate Democrats Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Republicans Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Susan Collins (R-ME).
  • McConnell overestimated number of GOP senators who’d vote to convict Trump: book

    04/28/2022 2:26:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/28/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) overestimated the number of Republican senators he thought would vote to convict former President Trump during his second impeachment trial in the upper chamber, according to a new book. In the book, “This Will Not Pass,” New York Times journalists Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report that McConnell thought there would be 17 GOP votes to convict Trump the weeekend after Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
  • George Will points to Hawley while arguing senators should be barred from presidency

    04/28/2022 8:40:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/28/2022 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Longtime Washington Post columnist George Will says the Constitution should be amended to bar senators from running for president, specifically pointing to Sen. Josh Hawley. “The 328 senators of the previous 50 years have illustrated the tyranny of the bell-shaped curve: a few of them dreadful, a few excellent, most mediocre,” Will wrote in the Post on Wednesday. “Although Josh Hawley, Missouri’s freshman Republican, might not be worse than all the other 327, he exemplifies the worst about would-be presidents incubated in the Senate.”
  • US Senators Call Out AT&T For Refusing To Renew OAN Contract…Cite AT&T Board Chairman’s Ties To Dominion Voting Machines

    03/23/2022 2:17:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | Mar 23, 2022 | Amber Crawford
    Two U.S. Senators, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, have written an official letter to AT&T inquiring into its politically-motivated decision to cut One America News Network (OANN) from DirectTV. Cruz and Lee both press the AT&T Board of Directors for answers regarding the “personal financial” influences that may have swayed the company’s decision. The decision to not renew its contract with OANN was announced by DirecTV in mid-January. DirecTV, which is primarily run by AT&T, has a contract with OANN that is set to expire in early April. In response to this major decision, President Trump spoke out at an...
  • Behar: ‘Dense’ Biden Thought Other White Privileged Senators Would Work with Him

    01/20/2022 11:23:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2021 | Pam Key
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that President Joe Biden was “dense” for thinking his fellow “white privileged” senators would work with him. Whoopi Goldberg said, “Part of the problem for Joe is none of us, none of us ever anticipated we would be sitting in front of senators and congresspeople who are denying the fact that someone won an election. I never saw that before. I don’t think it occurred to him that would ever be Republicans who would go that far to say this was a lie. I think a lot of this, he...