September 22, 2017

House Approves Harvey Relief Bill Among Debt Ceiling Controversy

UPDATE: President Trump has signed the bill. [email protected] just signed H.R. 601 providing much needed support for storm survivors. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted. — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 8, 2017 ***Original Post*** It stoked some controversy, but the $15.25 billion Harvey relief package has passed the House by a vote of […]

Trump approves Keystone pipeline.

The Trump administration gave the Keystone XL pipeline its key federal permit Friday, clearing a major hurdle for the project that former President Obama rejected in 2015. The State Department announced Friday morning that its undersecretary for political affairs, Tom Shannon, issued the permit, two months after President Trump signed a memorandum to revive the […]

Senate Approves McMaster As National Security Adviser

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved National Security Adviser nominee Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Tuesday by a vote of 23-2. McMaster was President Trump’s second choice after Michael Flynn was pressured to resign after misleading Vice President Pence on his communication with the Russian government. Usually the president’s choice in national security adviser does not require congressional […]

Senate Committee Approves DeVos for Education Secretary

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary Tuesday morning, advancing her nomination to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. DeVos, one of President Trump’s more controversial Cabinet picks, was confirmed along party lines, 12-11. Democrats have hammered the Michigan billionaire for her lack of experience […]

House approves BUDGET DEAL in big 266-167 vote

House lawmakers in both parties joined forces Wednesday to pass a sweeping budget deal that marks both a parting victory for outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and a valedictory gift for his likely replacement, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The final vote was 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans joining every Democrat in sealing passage. Ryan was among […]

House Approves Bill That Dismantles Parts of OBAMACARE, Defunds PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The House approved a budget reconciliation bill Friday that would repeal portions of Obamacare and cut federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation, called the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, was passed in a 240-189 vote. One Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, voted in favor of the bill, and seven Republicans voted against it. […]

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