August 14, 2022

US Senate Approves 30-day Extension of Federal Highway Funding After House Passage

The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a 30-day extension of funding for federal highway programs. A day after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the extension, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) brought it to the floor by asking for unanimous consent. The move lets a bill pass without a recorded vote but enables a single senator…

Democrats Are Going All-In On The Largest Budget In History. Even With Congressional Majorities, Its Passage Is Far From Certain

Congressional committees began meeting Tuesday to formally draft Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget, moving ahead with the sweeping bill that contains much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda even as its passage remains anything but certain. The bill as contrived could affect Americans at nearly every stage in their lives, from provisions adopting free or affordable child…

‘First-Come, First-Serve’: US Embassy Says Military Can’t Ensure ‘Safe Passage’ to Kabul Airport

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16. 2021. (Verified UGC via AP) Pentagon leaders said at a briefing on Wednesday that the United States military does not have the capability to help the thousands […]

Ocasio-Cortez: Illegals Deserve ‘Right of Passage’ to Freely Enter USA…

Socialist Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking her campaign for open borders even further to the political left, now saying that all border crossers and illegal aliens deserve a “right of passage” into the United States. Last week, Ocasio delivered an upset to establishment Democratic power player Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the district’s primary election, […]

Senate debates tax reform bill after House passage, but last-minute hiccups arise.

House approves tax reform bill, as Trump eyes major legislative win The House on Tuesday approved a massive tax overhaul that would usher in steep rate cuts for American companies, double the deduction millions of families claim on their annual returns and make a host of other changes as part of the biggest rewrite of […]

Analysis: With Final Passage Likely, Tax Reform Delivers Conservative Policy Victories and Dishonest Liberal Hysteria.

In short, it’s happening.  Congress’ bicameral conference committee unveiled a compromise tax reform bill on Friday, with votes in each chamber expected this week.  The procedural rules forbid any further amendments, changes or “tweaks” to the now-finalized legislation; the next and last legislative step is a pair of up-or-down votes on an identical bill in […]

House Revives Obama’s Trade Agenda With Passage Of Fast Track Bill

The House voted to resurrect the centerpiece of President Obama’s trade agenda Thursday, six days after his fellow Democrats dealt him a dramatic setback after a months-long lobbying effort. Thursday’s 218-to-208 vote to grant Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate trade deals — including the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership — is a win for the […]

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