Category: Senators

GOP Senators, DHS, Back Mike Lee’s Outsourcing Bill
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GOP Senators, DHS, Back Mike Lee’s Outsourcing Bill

Nearly all GOP Senators and top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are quietly backing the S.386 outsourcing bill pushed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), according to Hill sources. “There isn’t a single Republican in the U.S. Senate that will stand up against outsourcers,” said an advocate for more legal immigration. “I don’t…

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Senators attempt to force Twitter to ban Iranian leadership
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Senators attempt to force Twitter to ban Iranian leadership

Four senators, including Ted Cruz (R-TX), have asserted that, as a consequence of sanctions placed on Iran, Twitter must cease providing its services to Ayatollah Khamenei and other leaders in the country. “The Ayatollah enjoys zero protection from the United States Bill of Rights,” he wrote in a letter to the company. Although the move…

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Senators Ask Schiff Why He Hired Colleague of Alleged Whistleblower
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Senators Ask Schiff Why He Hired Colleague of Alleged Whistleblower

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and other Republican senators asked lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) during the Senate impeachment trial Thursday why his committee hired Sean Misko, a former National Security Council staffer who was reportedly close to the alleged whistleblower, a day after the July 25 phone…

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Klobuchar to GOP Senators: ‘Do Your Job and Defend the Constitution’ by Voting for Witnesses
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Klobuchar to GOP Senators: ‘Do Your Job and Defend the Constitution’ by Voting for Witnesses

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on Republican senators to “defend the Constitution” by voting for witnesses during Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s coverage of the impeachment trial. Klobuchar said, “I thought it was incredibly effective because basically, you have a president that’s defied so many of their professed beliefs, right? They care about going…

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Democrat Senators Tell Nancy Pelosi to Stop Holding Up Impeachment
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Democrat Senators Tell Nancy Pelosi to Stop Holding Up Impeachment

A small group of Senate Democrats have broken with party leadership by calling for the upper chamber’s impeachment trial against President Donald Trump to begin without an agreement on witnesses. As of Tuesday, three Democrat senators and an independent — Doug Jones (AL), Christoper Murphy (CT), Joe Manchin (WV), and Angus King (ME) — have…

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3 GOP Senators Have Yet to Condemn Democrat Impeachment Practices
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3 GOP Senators Have Yet to Condemn Democrat Impeachment Practices

Three Republican senators have yet to back a resolution to condemn House Democrats’ secret, closed-door impeachment inquiry practices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a resolution Thursday night to condemn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) secretive impeachment inquiry proceedings. Graham announced Friday that the resolution had gained 50 cosponsors…

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Eleven GOP Senators Vote Against National Emergency, Border Wall
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Eleven GOP Senators Vote Against National Emergency, Border Wall

Eleven GOP senators voted to cancel President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national border emergency and his subsequent transfer of agency funding to build the border wall. This 54 to 41 vote was not about the border wall, but whether “the Congress of the United States of America should yield its constitutionally prescribed power of…

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