December 15, 2017

It’s Official! Senate Passes Trump Tax Cuts! President Gives Americans Greatest Christmas Present in Decades!

After months of work and last minute alterations, the US Senate passed President Trump’s tax cuts in a vote of 51 – 49. No Democrats voted for the bill. President Trump noted earlier this week, Democrats only want to increase taxes on working Americans. From the Oval Office, the President stated that Democrats only want tax […]

House Passes Resolution to Require Sexual Harassment Training Once a Year.

The House on Wednesday passed a resolution that would require training lawmakers and staffers once a year on sexual harassment, after a spate of stories about the predatory sexual culture on Capitol Hill. The resolution, authored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), would require members and staff to undergo “anti-harassment and anti-discrimination” training during each session of […]

Senate passes tax overhaul, securing major GOP victory.

The Senate passed legislation to overhaul the tax code early Saturday morning, handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory. Senators voted 51-49 to pass the plan, capping off days of debate and hand wringing as leadership worked frantically behind the scenes to win over holdouts and get the proposal in line with the chamber’s rules. Republican […]

House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP.

The House on Thursday passed legislation to overhaul the tax code, moving Republicans one step closer to achieving the top item on their legislative agenda. The measure was approved by a vote of 227-205. No Democrats voted for the bill, while 13 Republicans broke ranks to oppose it. “Passing this bill is the single biggest […]

House passes bill to curb presidential pensions

The House easily passed legislation on Monday to reduce the pensions and federal benefits provided to former presidents. Before approving the bill by voice vote, lawmakers expressed agreement that modern-day former presidents don’t need financial assistance from the government if they already earn salaries in the millions. Under a law established in 1958, former presidents are […]

House Passes Senate Budget, Moves One Step Closer To Tax Reform

The House narrowly passed the Senate’s fiscal year 2018 budget equipped with reconciliation instructions for tax reform in a 216-212 vote Thursday. Passing the measure brings Republicans one step closer to their plans to overhaul the tax code. The bill, which allows for $1.5 trillion in deficit spending, provides the GOP with the tools needed to […]

Senate narrowly passes 2018 budget, paving way for tax reform

Senate Republicans took the first step Thursday evening toward passing a tax plan and fulfilling a long-held campaign pledge. Senators narrowly voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal 2018 budget after a grueling hours-long marathon on the Senate floor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined with every Democrat and independent to vote against the bill. The spending […]

House passes budget, paving way for tax reform

The House passed its 2018 budget resolution Thursday in a party-line vote that represents a step toward its goal of sending tax-reform legislation to President Trump. In a 219-206 vote, lawmakers approved a budget resolution for 2018 that sets up a process for shielding the GOP tax bill from a filibuster in the Senate. A total […]

House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

The House of Representatives today approved a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the […]

Good News: Kentucky Passes Blue Lives Matter Law, Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police.

To counter the instances of shooting in which police officers were targeted, the state of Kentucky has passed a new law that makes it a hate crime to target law enforcement. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed the blue lives matter bill into law. Louisiana also passed a law that afforded hate crime protections to police […]

BREAKING: Senate passes first stage of Obamacare repeal

The Republican-controlled Senate overcame doubts in its own caucus to approve a budget resolution that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. The Senate early Thursday morning passed a budget resolution, with 51 yays and 48 nays, that calls for legislation to repeal the controversial healthcare law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was not present. Sen. […]

House Passes Legislation to Undo Last Minute Obama Regulations

House Republicans passed legislation Wednesday that would give Congress the power to overturn dozens of recently enacted regulations with a single vote. The Obama administration rammed through $44 billion worth of regulations since Donald Trump was elected in November—but this legislation would put an end to ‘midnight rules,’ or those rolled out in the last […]

Congress Passes Key Bill to Combat Religious Persecution

A key religious freedom bill that would bolster the State Department’s ability to help counter terrorism and the increasing persecution of religious minorities throughout the world has been sent to President Barack Obama’s desk. (Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee […]

House Passes Sanctions On Iran, Syria In Overwhelming Rebuke Of Obama Foreign Policy Legacy

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives sent a defiant message to President Obama in a near-unanimous vote for sanctions on Iran and Syria: the Obama Doctrine of appeasement is dead.  Congress, it seems, is interpreting Donald Trump’s unexpected victory as a referendum on the current president. On the heels of the GOP’s massive electoral triumph, the […]

BREAKING: Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia; White House to Veto

In a bipartisan vote Thursday, the Senate passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which allows families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The bill is now headed to the House, where it will likely pass. President Obama is vowing to veto the legislation should it reach his desk. Democrats, […]

BREAKING: House Passes Senate’s Obamacare Repeal Bill, 240-181

UPDATE: Congressional Republicans have passed legislation to repeal Obamacare for the first time. President Obama will veto the measure, but the symbolism — this can be done with a Republican president — is significant. A major campaign promise kept. **Original Post** Later today, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation that emerged last […]

Merry Christmas: House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill–Thanks To Democrats

It’s pretty much a done deal. The House passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, and have skipped town for the holidays. The Senate is poised to pass the bill later today. House Democrats were key in getting this piece of legislation over the finish line (via Roll Call): Legislation to fund government operations through the remainder […]

Bill to Strengthen Security of Visa Waiver Program Overwhelmingly Passes House

The recent terror attacks across the nation and worldwide have urged our lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, to take a closer look at the Visa Waiver Program, which allows foreign visitors from 38 countries to enter the United States without a visa for 90 days. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the process “the soft underbelly of our […]

House passes partial OBAMACARE repeal

The House voted along party lines on Friday to approve a budget reconciliation bill that would repeal parts of ObamaCare and halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Only seven House Republicans voted against the partial ObamaCare repeal bill, though it has become a target of opposition from 2016 presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and […]

US Congress Passes Resolution: Obama Broke US Law on Iran

The US House of Representatives voted 245-186 to declare that the Obama administration has broken US law by not giving Congress access to the side agreements between the IAEA and Iran. The House of Representatives is taking action against the Obama administration for failing to provide the texts of the side agreements between the IAEA […]

Ted Cruz: ‘People Will Die’ if Iran Deal Passes

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz flatly warned Wednesday that ”people will die” if the Iran deal passes. “People will die,” Cruz said during a rally against the deal on Capitol Hill. “Americans will die. Israelis will die. Europeans will die. Osama bin Laden never had $100 billion. He was filled with bilious hatred and, using […]

Senate passes ‘fast track’ trade deal, but fate uncertain in the House

“I’m committed to working with my colleagues in the House to get this across the finish line,” the bill’s chief Senate sponsor, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said. (AP) After weeks of wrangling, Senate lawmakers approved legislation that would give President Obama “fast track” powers to negotiate international trade deals. The vote came after lawmakers defeated several […]

Congress overwhelmingly passes nuclear deal review bill

The US Capitol building where Congress meets in Washington. (Photo credit: Capitol image via Shutterstock) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure, 400-25, a reflection of lawmakers’ insistence on […]

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