February 5, 2023

After NDAA Defeat, Amy Klobuchar Drops National Security Rationale for Media Cartel Bill JCPA

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the driving force behind efforts to secure a handout for Democrat media cronies through the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), appears to have abandoned her last-minute pivot to a “national security” argument for the bill after efforts to attach it to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Lawmakers labor to break impasses stalling massive spending bill

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Top lawmakers are still grasping for the deal they need to tee up a sprawling year-end spending package as potential pitfalls for the bill

House Passes Anti-Christian ‘Respect for Marriage Act,’ Sends Bill to Biden’s Desk

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The House passed the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” without strong religious liberty protections on Thursday, sending the same-sex marriage bill to President Joe Biden’s desk for approval. The legislation passed 258-169 with the help of 39 Republicans. All Democrats voted for the bill’s passage, one lawmaker voted

Senate trudges toward vote on $1.7T spending bill amid conservative pushback

A Wednesday vote in the Senate would align with the House’s plan to return that evening to start pushing the so-called omnibus across the finish line. And some senior aides think that whenever the spending package does make it to the House, the chamber could pull a late-night session, sending members home as quickly as

What’s in and what’s out of Congress’ $1.7T spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters as he walks to a vote at the U.S. Capitol Dec. 2src, 2src22. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The year-end spending package that Congress is rushing to pass this week does more than fund the government through September. It’s also chock full of policy provisions that affect everything from

Senate clears $1.7T government funding bill

Congress now appears to be on a glide path to pass the spending package, which gives the Pentagon a 1src percent budget boost, includes about $45 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine and provides nearly $4src billion for disaster aid. The legislation is the final item on lawmakers’ to-do list before they leave for the

House sends $1.7T government funding bill to Biden

House Appropriations Chair Rosa Delauro and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger testify during a House Rules Committee hearing on the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2src23 at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 22, 2src22 in Washington, D.C. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The House on Friday approved a mammoth $1.7 trillion funding

Texas Republican trashes $1.7T government spending bill

Rep. Pat Fallon said the $1.7 trillion spending bill should have focused more on border issues. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool Rep. Pat Fallon on Sunday deemed the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill approved last week to be “garbage.” Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the Texas Republican said: “It was an absolute piece of

NYC Bill that Prohibits Landlords from Checking Criminal Backgrounds Is on Track to Become Law

A proposed bill prohibiting New York City landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants appears to be on track to become law. The “Fair Chance for Housing Act,” or Intro. 632, has the support of at least 30 of the 51 city council members, while Mayor Eric Adams (D) has signaled a willingness to

Rev. Franklin Graham: Same-Sex Marriage Bill ‘Fails to Protect Those’ with Traditional Marriage Views

Rev. Franklin Graham said Saturday that the same-sex marriage bill called the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFMA) “fails to protect those of us who believe marriage is between a man and a woman” and expressed his support for an amendment proposed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).  “The Respect for Marriage Act is coming before the

Same-sex marriage bill picks up more Senate GOP support

Headed into the floor vote, only a handful of Republicans, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) publicly committed to voting for the modified legislation. Wednesday’s vote showed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer might get what he hoped for when he delayed the bill to protect same-sex marriage rights from coming

Michigan Republicans Introduce Bill Defining Gender Transition Procedures for Minors as First-Degree Child Abuse

Republican lawmakers in Michigan recently introduced a bill that would classify allowing a minor to undergo gender transition procedures as first-degree child abuse. House Bill 6454 states that a person could be found guilty of first-degree child abuse if they “knowingly or intentionally consents to, obtains, or assists with a gender transition procedure for a child.”

Bill Gates Successfully Lobbied Joe Manchin to Pass Climate and Spending Bill

In a recent article, Bloomberg details Bill Gates’ efforts to lobby Joe Manchin over the climate and spending bill known as the “Inflation Reduction Act” even though it won’t reduce inflation according to nonpartisan experts. Gates worked hard to ensure the passage of the bill as it would further his creepy vision of a transition…

Senate advances funding bill after Manchin punts his energy plan

Before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor that he and Manchin would “continue to have conversations about the best way” to move forward on the permitting effort before the end of the year. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had encouraged Senate Republicans to take down Manchin’s effort in a floor…

Manchin appeals for ’15 or 20′ Republicans to save energy bill

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Dems’ Climate Bill Overrules Supreme Court, Expands EPA’s Control Over Energy Industry

The Inflation Reduction Act defines “air pollutants” including carbon dioxide as “greenhouse gases.” Some experts argue this legally authorizes the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases and encourage adopting renewable energy, while others were not so sure. “There’s no definition there, it’s just sort of in a list, and it’s casually mentioned,” former Trump EPA transition team…

Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Played’ Mitch McConnell ‘Like a Fiddle’ on Reconciliation Bill

Former President Donald Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), stating Democrats bamboozled him on the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act.  “Mitch McConnell got played like a fiddle with the vote today by the Senate Democrats,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post on Sunday evening. “First he gave them the fake Infrastructure Bill, then Guns,…

Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned; Retrial Barred on Due Process Grounds

Michael Abbott / Getty Bill Cosby was released from state prison in Pennsylvania on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out his sexual assault conviction because prosecutors violated his due process rights — rights the left has lately ignored. In the early decades of the civil rights movement, one of the most important priorities…

Dem Rep. Porter: Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Bill

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed a meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had with her caucus earlier in the day and stated that Pelosi will hold the bipartisan infrastructure bill and not bring it up for a vote until the budget reconciliation vote is ready to be…

Exclusive: NJ Mayor Pressures Democrat Tom Malinowski to Drop Support for Pelosi-Backed ‘Lower Drug Costs’ Bill

A New Jersey mayor is urging Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) to withdraw his support for Democrats’ prescription drug costs bill because of the impact it may have on New Jersey’s biopharmaceutical industry, Breitbart News has learned. Bridgewater Township Mayor Matthew Moench (R) wrote a letter to Malinowski, dated June 9, warning H.R. 3, also known as the…

FACT CHECK: No, Maxine Waters Did Not Introduce A Bill To Rename Memorial Day ‘George Floyd Day’

A post shared on Facebook claims Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters introduced a bill to change Memorial Day to “George Floyd Day.” Verdict: False There is no record of Waters introducing legislation to rename Memorial Day to “George Floyd Day.” Fact Check: A jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in April of second-degree…

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Teaching of Critical Race Theory

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed a bill Friday that will ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the state’s public schools. CRT is a Marxist-based philosophy that embraces the concept that all social and cultural issues should be viewed through the lens of race and racial identity. Critics of CRT say its…

Texas Democrats Fail To Stop Election Reform Bill From Advancing, But Weakened Measures Significantly

Republicans in the Texas House passed a sweeping election reform bill early Friday, but not before reaching an agreement with Democrats that weakened provisions they deemed the most problematic. Senate Bill 7, which passed 81-64 around 3 a.m. local time, was initially delayed by Democrats after they deployed procedural delays and hours of questions toward…

‘The Problem Is Your Ideas Are Stupid’: Bill Maher Rips Millennials For Supporting Communism And Abolishing Police

April 25, 2021 7:39 PM ET Comedian Bill Maher ripped into millennials during a segment of Friday’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” criticizing younger generations for supporting things like communism and abolishing the police. Maher pointed out in a monologue that a third of people under age 35 were more likely to be in favor…

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Arkansas Bill Banning Planned Parenthood from Public Schools Sent to Governor

The Arkansas legislature has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from providing resources in the state’s public schools. The legislation, which passed in the state Senate Monday by a vote of 27-5, and earlier in the state House by a vote of 73-18, would block Planned Parenthood from…

Trump Says Georgia Voting Bill Is ‘Weak’ Because Republicans Are ‘Afraid To Be Called Racist’

Former President Donald Trump criticized the Republican-led voting bill in Georgia on Monday, arguing to Sean Hannity on Fox News that the bill was “too weak” because Republicans are afraid of being attacked on racial lines. Hannity compared Georgia’s new voting law to those existing in Delaware, arguing the voting laws in the states are…

‘How Did Your Audience Wind Up Believing Such A Lot Of Crap?’: Bill Maher Rips Liberal Media For COVID ‘Panic Porn’

Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher lashed out at media during his Friday monologue, arguing that coronavirus “panic porn” has resulted in a badly misinformed public. Maher said that it wasn’t fair to claim that only Republicans are surrounded by a “misinformation bubble” when Democrats, according to a Gallup survey, believe so much false information…

‘Gutfeld!’ on Fox News Beats Jimmy Fallon, Bill Maher, ‘The Daily Show’ in Debut Week

Viewers who have grown tired of late-night comedy’s incessant left-wing bias made their feelings known last week by giving Fox News Channel’s Gutfeld! a strong debut, handily beating NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon while nipping at the heels of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Gutfeld!, which stars long-time The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld, drew an average…

Maryland Becomes First State To Repeal ‘Police Bill Of Rights’ After Overriding GOP Governor’s Veto

April 11, 2021 3:23 PM ET Maryland became the first state in the U.S. to end its “police Bill of Rights” when Democratic lawmakers passed broad law enforcement reform bills Saturday. The Democratic-led legislature overrode a veto by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to pass three new policing bills. The new laws remove certain legal protection…

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