Category: Senate

Joe Biden: Senate Should Not Vote on SCOTUS Nominee Before Election
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Joe Biden: Senate Should Not Vote on SCOTUS Nominee Before Election

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jolted the presidential campaign just six weeks before the election and as…

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Joe Biden: Senate Records Detail Meetings with Putin, Need ‘Context’
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Joe Biden: Senate Records Detail Meetings with Putin, Need ‘Context’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday said he would not authorize the release of his Senate records, currently in the possession of the University of Delaware. In an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, Biden denied accusations of sexual assault from Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer. But he refused to release his Senate records…

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Senate passes new $484 billion relief bill to replenish small business loans, fund hospitals and testing
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Senate passes new $484 billion relief bill to replenish small business loans, fund hospitals and testing

A new federal aid package designed to provide economic relief to businesses still immobilized by the coronavirus just passed in the Senate. The $484 billion in total aid passed after two weeks of negotiations between Republicans, who wanted to press additional small business funding forward without much reevaluation, and Democrats, who were eventually able to…

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Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact
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Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact

After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and the Trump administration the White House said early Wednesday morning that Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help relieve the economic impact of COVID-19. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are done. We have a deal,” White House…

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Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks
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Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks

The U.S. Senate today voted unanimously to pass the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Networks Act. Written as a response to recent concerns around Chinese hardware manufacturers, the bill would ban purchase of telecom equipment from embattled Chinese manufactures like Huawei and ZTE. H.R. 4998, which passed the House last December, would also include $1 billion…

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Senate Votes Down Extra Impeachment Witnesses, Closer to Acquittal
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Senate Votes Down Extra Impeachment Witnesses, Closer to Acquittal

The Senate on Friday voted down a motion to allow for additional witnesses to testify as part of the upper chamber’s impeachment trial, all but ensuring a quick acquittal of President Donald Trump. The 51 to 49 vote thwarted Democrats’ ongoing effort to hear from current and former Trump administration officials such as acting White…

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Senate Impeachment Trial Bored Republican and Democrat Senators Alike
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Senate Impeachment Trial Bored Republican and Democrat Senators Alike

The Democrat House impeachment managers on Friday concluded a third day of opening arguments, with evidence suggesting that, so far, impeachment has been boring Republicans, Democrats, and journalists alike. The Senate impeachment trial began on Wednesday, after what was already a long day on Tuesday when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) forced a long…

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Florida’s GOP Senate Leader ‘Grateful’ for Money from Gun Control Group
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Florida’s GOP Senate Leader ‘Grateful’ for Money from Gun Control Group

Incoming Florida Senate president Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) says he is “grateful” for the Everytown for Gun Safety donations to his political committee. Everytown is a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group, and the Tampa Bay Times reports the group gave Galvano’s committee $200,000. Galvano supported gun control following the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school attack, voting…

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Van Hollen: Senate Must Conduct ‘Fair and Impartial Trial’ – House Presented ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ | Breitbart
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Van Hollen: Senate Must Conduct ‘Fair and Impartial Trial’ – House Presented ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ | Breitbart

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) stated that the Senate has a constitutional duty to have “a fair and impartial” impeachment trial and that while the House has presented “overwhelming evidence” in favor of the articles of impeachment, the Senate needs to hear from both sides.“Happy new year to all. We…

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Waters: If the Senate Clears Trump, He’s Going to Bring Putin to the White House | Breitbart
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Waters: If the Senate Clears Trump, He’s Going to Bring Putin to the White House | Breitbart

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) predicted if President Donald Trump were not removed from office in his Senate impeachment trial, he would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House. On her early calls for impeachment, Waters said, “When I came to those conclusions early and starting the…

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