February 24, 2024

Senate unanimously passes resolution to reinstate formal dress code after Sen. John Fetterman controversy

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution late Wednesday formalizing business attire as the proper dress code while on the floor of the chamber following bipartisan backlash, after Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., quietly relaxed dress requirements last week that allowed Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., to continue to wear hooded sweatshirts and gym shorts. The bipartisan […]

House Passes Bill to Ban Men from Women’s Sports with No Democrat Support

The House passed on Thursday the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, a bill that would amend Title IX to prevent men from competing against women in school sports. No Democrat voted in favor of the measure, which passed 219 to 203. The bill would clarify that in the Education Amendments of 1972

Prominent Evangelical Pastor Dr. Charles Stanley Passes Away at 90

Dr. Charles Stanley, a major figure in American Evangelical Christianity for over six decades, died this week at the age of 90. Rev. Stanley had global influence as both an author and a Christian televangelist, selling more than 10 million copies of his more than 70 books. He led the First Baptist Church in Atlanta

Nebraska Legislature finally passes a bill, amidst progressive filibusters

With only 26 days left in the 90-day legislative session, Nebraska lawmakers have finally passed a single bill. Now they have only about 200 left to go. In any other year, the Nebraska Legislature would have passed dozens of bills by now. But it has been hamstrung by progressive lawmakers filibustering every bill before the […]

Ohio House passes $12.6 billion state transportation budget in response to East Palestine train derailment

Proposed safety measures in response to the East Palestine train derailment are part of a $12.6 billion state transportation budget passed Wednesday by the Ohio House with bipartisan support. The budget proposal would fund pavement, bridges and other highway projects over two years and includes $1 billion targeted for improvements to rural highways. It would […]

House GOP passes first big whip test, ousting Omar

After a flip-flop-filled struggle, the House GOP’s whip operation passed its first major test: booting progressive Ilhan Omar from a prized committee spot. Republican leaders worked for more than a week to secure the votes to pass the resolution, which cited the Minnesota Democrat’s past comments about Israel. A few GOP members had suggested they

Senate passes same-sex marriage protections

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, center, joins Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to talk about Democrat efforts to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to enshrine same-sex marriage protections in federal law, bringing the bill a critical step

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

Kennedy passes on Louisiana gubernatorial bid

Sen. John Kennedy departs after Senate Republicans met behind closed-doors to hold their leadership elections at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 16, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Republican Sen. John Kennedy told supporters Wednesday he will forgo this year’s Louisiana governor race and stay in the U.S. Senate. Fresh off winning a second

Schiff passes on Dem leadership bid as Pelosi’s future stays murky

Rep. Adam Schiff speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol Building. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Adam Schiff has decided not to seek a top House Democratic leadership post in the next Congress and is instead turning his focus to a potential Senate run, according to multiple people familiar with his decision. The California Democrat has

Murray passes on No. 3 Democratic leader job

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer chooses much of the Democratic leadership team, and there’s been no decision on whether he would fill the vacant assistant leader slot or make another change. The New Yorker oversees a sprawling set of advisers, and the top four leaders often appear together at press conferences and events. That means

House passes plan to head off future Trumpian election challenges

It’s a sign that Democrats view the MAGA moniker, and the fallout from Trump supporters’ violent attack on the Capitol, as a potent path to persuade voters of the former president’s connection to this November’s crop of Republican candidates. While Democrats have struggled to counter GOP economic attacks, they’re hoping democracy protection can join abortion

House passes government funding, averting shutdown threat

“This legislation ensures no American loses access to vital services while we finish negotiations” on the broader funding discussions, said House Rules Chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). Before the vote, McGovern excoriated Republicans for opposing the stopgap as Hurricane Ian tears across Florida. While the bill doesn’t specifically include funding for that storm’s recovery, it contains…

WATCH: Thousands Upon Thousands Rally Against Lockdown, Vax Passes in London

This is the event that the BBC and the rest of the legacy media tried to airbrush out of history: thousands upon thousands of people marching through central London in protest over lockdown and the imminent threat of vaccine passports. It was by some margin the biggest rally held so far in the UK against…

Senate Passes Partisan $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Package

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, which includes $1,400 stimulus payments and $350 billion to cities and states, passed the Senate Saturday afternoon 50 to 49. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was absent due to a family emergency. ****50-49**** Amended $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed and sent back to the House, which still needs to pass it.…

Democrat-Led House Passes H.R.1, Aimed to Federalize U.S. Elections

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 1, otherwise known as the “For the People Act,” which Republicans warn will compromise election integrity and ultimately lead to the federalization of U.S. elections. The Democrat-led House passed the legislation on party lines, 220 to 210. A summary of the bill notes that it “expands voter registration…

House passes $25B in ’emergency’ Post Office funding, Trump threatens veto

The House of Representatives Saturday passed a $25 billion funding infusion to the United States Postal Service in a bill that also would reverse new cost-cutting measures and ban any efforts to slow down the mail until at least next year.The vote was 257-150 with 26 Republicans joining the Democrats.Democrats called the rare “emergency” session in the middle of…

House passes bill outlawing the eating of cats and dogs.

© Greg Nash The House on Wednesday passed a bill outlawing the consumption of cats and dogs in the U.S. The “Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018” was co-sponsored by Florida lawmakers Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D). It passed in the House by a voice vote, according to […]

Congress Passes Huge Budget, But It’s Not Trump’s.

The Senate followed the House by passing a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that funds the government through September, after taking 11 hours to consider the 2,232-page bill. The spending bill and its contents attracted ire from both parties, but Republicans in the majority took issue with both the substance and the process […]

House passes school gun violence bill, one month after Florida school shooting.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to prevent gun violence in schools, though Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled chamber made clear earlier in the day that they have no plans to impose any gun bans. The unofficial vote on the STOP School Violence Act was 407 to 10. “We […]

BREAKING: Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Reform, Trump Poised to Sign Historic Bill Into Law.

It’s (nearly) over.  By a 51-48, strictly along party lines, the US Senate has passed a GOP-backed tax reform package that will cut taxes for more than 80 percent of all Americans (raising taxes on a tiny, disproportionately wealthy fraction), benefit small businesses, and make America’s extraordinarily high corporate tax rate — both statutory and […]

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 […]

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