Republicans confirming Trump's court nominees at record pace

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ㅤ”The fast pace comes as Republicans have increasingly pointed to their ability to confirm Trump’s nominees as a key reason they should keep control of the Senate heading into the midterm election.”

ㅤô¿ô …I often need to remind myself that in the long run, conservatives are winning. Liberals are losers and they must remain losers in November!


Full story…at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 5/1/18. Tags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, circuit court picks. 𑗉𑗉

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Trump Endorses Congressional Term Limits

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ㅤ"I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts." — the President


Full story…at Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, image from youtube(.com) – 4/30/18. Tags: congress, house, house republicans, senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, term limits. 𑗉𑗉

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GOP advances proposal to change Senate rules

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ㅤ"The Senate Rules and Administration Committee on a party-line 10-9 vote passed a resolution on Wednesday from Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would substantially cut down on the amount of debate time needed for hundreds of nominations…"


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Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

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ㅤô¿ô …Scumbags. Not a single one of them cited the Republicans’ FAILURE to pass healthcare reform, which the real reason they have slim chance of being re-elected.
ㅤCongress also failed to fund the border wall, pass immigration reform or provide country-wide infrastructure funding. They did manage to pass the biggest spending bill in GOP history, which included funding for planned parenthood, funding for New York City infrastructure and a huge increase in defense spending to please the egomaniac John McCain.
ㅤThen these pussies have the gall to claim President Trump made them quit before being defeated.


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Rand Paul Says Congressional Votes Are Rigged: They’re Counting The Votes In Advance (VIDEO)

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ㅤ”Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claimed Tuesday on ‘Fox & Friends’ that Congress will only call for votes if they already know the outcome in advance.”

ㅤô¿ô …I think this has been been going on among legislatures from their inception. The trouble these days is getting honest feedback in social media and the polls about their trial balloons.


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) – 4/3/18. Tags: congress, house, house republicans, senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress, rand paul. 𑗉

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Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump

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ㅤ”Senators voted 65-32 on the measure, well over the simple majority needed to approve it, despite late drama after the bill easily cleared the House on Thursday afternoon. It now goes to the White House where Trump is expected to sign it.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/23/18. Tags: senate, senate republicans, senators, us-congress. 𑗉

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McConnell shelves gun bills for banking reform

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ㅤ”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is moving to banking reform legislation — not gun control or other responses to the high school shooting in Florida — next week in the Senate.
ㅤMcConnell has filed a motion to have a procedural vote Tuesday on legislation sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). After that, McConnell hopes to move to legislation addressing sex trafficking, according to GOP sources.
ㅤLegislation addressing the Florida high school shooting, the subject of contentious conversations between President Trump and GOP lawmakers at a White House meeting televised live on cable news Wednesday, will wait.”


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The days of the filibuster are numbered

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ㅤ”The default assumption that the next time Democrats control Congress and the White House they’ll kill the filibuster is prompting a growing number of conservatives to argue in favor of striking first.”


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Senate votes to end shutdown

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ㅤ”The three-week funding bill still needs to pass on a final up-or-down vote, but that is a formality now that the Senate has voted to end dilatory debate. The House is expected to approve the bill quickly.”

ㅤô¿ô …The federal government had a snow day.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags chuck schumer, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, schumer, senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress) – 1/22/18

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McConnell promises immigration debate if government reopens

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ㅤ”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday promised to take up an immigration bill protecting an estimated 800,000 Dreamers from deportation and allow an open amendment process if Democrats agree to reopen the government.
ㅤThe Senate will vote at noon on a three-week funding resolution to end the government shutdown that began at midnight Saturday. The legislation includes an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
ㅤDemocrats have been pressing McConnell for a vote on the Dreamers legislation, and it is unclear whether his latest commitments will be enough to win them over.
ㅤWith some Republicans expected to vote against the bill, nearly a dozen Democratic votes will likely be needed to clear a 60-vote procedural hurdle.”


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Senate plans vote on three-week stopgap measure

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ㅤ”The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote at 1 a.m. Monday on a three-week stopgap measure to reopen the government.
ㅤSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had warned earlier that he would force a procedural vote if senators could not reach an agreement. Absent a deal, 1 a.m. is the earliest the Senate would be able to hold such a vote.
ㅤSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he thinks negotiators could be close to a breakthrough, but immigration issues are still a sticking point.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, stopgap, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/21/18

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Congress misses deadline to prevent shutdown

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ㅤ”Congress has missed a midnight deadline to prevent a government shutdown, though efforts to quickly end a shutdown appear to be underway.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/20/18

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House-Passed Gov’t Funding Bill Fails In Senate Hours Ahead Of Shutdown

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ㅤ”Lawmakers are weighing a shorter-term spending bill to keep the funding while negotiations continue.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, government shutdown, shutdown) – 1/19/18

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Senate to vote at 10 p.m. on doomed spending bill

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ㅤô¿ô …This is the final act of the farce. The Dems have to prove to the open-border nut jobs that they didn’t go down without a fight. But the plan concocted by both parties will get the bill passed. Expect a lot of staged screaming from Dems.


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Senate Confirms Trump’s Judicial Nominees Despite Democrats’ Opposition

ㅤ”The fact that at least 40 Democrats voted against all of them suggests that Senate Democrats will vote against any Trump nominee. This will only serve to push Senate Republican leadership closer to revising Senate rules to end this obstruction.”

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Tax reform bill doesn’t include repeal of Obamacare mandate, sources say

ㅤ”The President touted the idea in a tweet on Wednesday, and the concept is still being toyed with in the Senate Republicans’ version of tax reform.”

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Here’s How Mike Pence Could Pass Tax Reform Without A Single Concession To Democrats

ㅤ”Congress adopted the ‘Byrd Rule’ in 1985, which bars any ‘extraneous measures’ that do not directly change revenues or expenditures from getting included in a reconciliation bill. Typically, the Senate parliamentarian makes a judgment on each provision of a bill to see if it has a direct impact on the federal budget.
ㅤCustomarily, before leadership moves forward with a bill under reconciliation rules, the Senate’s parliamentarian analyzes any objections that senators raise to provisions in the bill they feel do not meet reconciliation requirements. All provisions have to be germane to the bill and have a direct impact on the budget. The Senate parliamentarian typically makes a ruling on whether or not each provision meets those requirements and advises the presiding officer (Pence or another senator in his absence) on which provisions should stay.
ㅤPence has the ability to work around the parliamentarian. It is the President of the Senate, not the parliamentarian, who makes the ruling on what is permissible under reconciliation and what is not, a historian at the U.S. Senate Historical Office told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The parliamentarian has a purely advisory role.”

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Flake retirement could help GOP save the Senate


Arizona

ㅤ”Democrats’ narrow path back to the Senate majority in 2018 runs directly through Arizona, and a Republican hold there would close it completely. Democrats currently have 48 senators, three seats shy of a majority, and have to defend 10 states Trump won. But they are attacking Republican seats in Nevada and Arizona and hold out hope for an upset in a deep-red state like Texas or Tennessee.”

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GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader

ㅤ”The candidate survey underscores the tricky balancing act facing Republican Senate candidates in 2018, which is shaping up to be a proxy war between the party establishment and its grass-roots base.
ㅤOn one side is McConnell and his deep ties to the national party’s donor network, a prized asset for any candidate facing a tough primary. On the other side is Breitbart chairman and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, the anti-establishment provocateur with an influential news outlet who is asking candidates to oppose the majority leader.”

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Schumer: Bipartisan health care bill ‘has a majority’

ㅤ”This is a good compromise. It took months to work out. It has a majority. It has 60 senators supporting it. We have all 48 Democrats, 12 Republicans,’ Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on ‘Meet the Press’ on NBC. ‘I would urge Senator McConnell to put it on the floor immediately, this week. It will pass and it will pass by a large number of votes.”

ㅤô¿ô …Sure thing Chuck. HAHA !!

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Freedom Caucus will back Senate budget — in exchange for tax promise


ㅤFreedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows

ㅤ”In exchange for their votes, the Freedom Caucus wants a promise that GOP tax writers will hold their first committee markup the following week, with a House floor vote on the tax bill in the second week of November.”

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