Articles Tagged 'Charles E. Schumer'
Congress races to avert shutdown after Trump retreats on border wall
Members of Congress resigned themselves Tuesday to another short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and get the government through the holidays and into… READ MORE
Democrats look for new grand bargain on immigration
Democrats blocked an attempt Tuesday to crack down on sanctuary cities as they tried to steer the Senate’s immigration debate toward their goal of legalizing… READ MORE
Schumer, Pelosi cancel meeting with Trump as shutdown showdown begins
The top two Democrats in Congress canceled a meeting with President Trump slated for later Tuesday, saying they didn’t see him as a viable partner… READ MORE
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump is committed to the border wall
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that President Trump is committed to building the border wall.
“The wall is already going through… READ MORE
Democrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if itâ€™s upheld by court
ByÂ Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post
READ MORE Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizonaâ€™s controversial immigration statute if the Supreme Court upholds the law this summer.Sen.Â Charles E. SchumerÂ (D-N.Y.) will announce the fallback legislation at a hearing on the Arizona law Tuesday, a day beforeÂ the Supreme Court hears oral argumentsÂ
Senate OKs stopgap funding for highways and FAA
ByÂ Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
In a flurry of bipartisan cooperation late Thursday, theÂ Senate cleared a $7 billion bill to boost federal disaster funding and measures to keep theFederal Aviation Administration and federal highway spending going for the rest of this year, as lawmakers brushed aside conservativesâ€™ concerns over the deficit.
TheÂ FAA and highway programs were extended at… READ MORE
Democrats cite U.S. security in pushing Justice job nominee
ByÂ Sean Lengell-The Washington Times
With a key test vote in theÂ Senate on Monday, Democrats are playing the national security card in their push to get the No. 2 man at theÂ Justice Department confirmed.
Democrats argue that acting Deputy Attorney GeneralÂ James Cole, whom PresidentÂ Obama wants named to the post permanently, needs full congressional backing if the… READ MORE
Unanimous Senate OKs $600M for border
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
The Senate on Thursday voted to hire 1,000 more U.S. Border Patrol agents as part of a $600 million border-security… READ MORE
Brooklyn Concert Series Finds a Fan in Senate
By Ben Ssisario, The New York Times
For four years, the hippest of New Yorkâ€™s hipsters have flocked to the free Pool Parties concerts in… READ MORE
Senate says no to 6,000 border troops
By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times
Senate Democrats managed Thursday to block deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, but the proposal… READ MORE