Articles Tagged 'Mitch McConnell'
GOP to go ‘nuclear’ with rules change for Trump nominations
Senate Republicans are planning to go “nuclear” on Wednesday with a rules change for hundreds of nominations, escalating a war with Democrats over President Trump’s…
Green New Deal fails Senate test vote as dozens of Democrats vote ‘present’
The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach…
McConnell blasts House bill that makes Election Day a federal holiday
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blasted a key House Democratic proposal over a provision that would make Election Day a federal holiday.…
Senate confirms dozens of stalled Trump nominees hours before the 115th Congress ends
The Senate confirmed dozens of stalled Trump administration nominees Wednesday night, just hours before the close of the 115th Congress.
The list excluded federal judges…
U.S. Enters New Year’s Eve on 10th Day of Partial Government Shutdown
(Bloomberg) — A turbulent year is coming to a close in Washington with the 10th day of a partial federal government shutdown and no signs…
Senate passes bill to fund government, averts federal shutdown
Republicans backed down in their border security fight Wednesday and settled instead for a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running through early…
Grassley Gave McConnell Judges. Now He Wants His Criminal Justice Bill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley on Thursday leaned on his track record of processing judicial nominations to get a floor vote on a…
McConnell says deficits ‘not a Republican problem’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the nation’s rising debts were something for both parties to address.
Treasury data released Monday showed…
GOP challengers hit vulnerable Dems over Trump tax law votes
Republican candidates are taking aim at vulnerable Senate Democrats by reminding voters that their opponents did not support one of President Trump’s top agenda items:…
Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell want flags kept at half-staff until John McCain is buried
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday asked for the Defense Department’s help in lowering American flags to…