Assuming Jim Justice wins in West Virginia, the Senate GOP now only needs to gain one more seat ? or none at all, depending on the presidential race ? to take the majority.
And the rest of the country shall suffer from the whirlwind they unleash in mid November when they shut down the government and possibly wreck the economy.
The next Republican House speaker will face pressure not to compromise with Democrats, but a spending deadline looms next month.
The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), is similar to one the House blocked last week but does not include a $16 million fine for Schiff.
The Problem Solvers Caucus, Republican Governance Group, Main Street Caucus, Study Committee and Freedom Caucus negotiate as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has a four-seat majority.
They think evidence matters and will sway public opinion (and maybe even some votes).
More than 500 days removed from the violent attack on the US Capitol, the committee investigating it is ready to show its work.
WASHINGTON?Digging in for what could become a weeks-long battle, Democratics and Republicans in Congress reportedly began sparring Thursday over whether Judge Unnamed Black Woman was qualified for the Supreme Court. ?I?m shocked that President Biden, who was elected to office with the promise that he would bridge?
The law’s title imples that the current immigration courts aren’t real courts. Quite so. I do have one quibble. The proposed bill calls for the Appellate Division to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate and for the trial level judges to appointed by the Appellate Division. It would be better (and less likely to lead to future conflict) to have all of the judges appointed by the Courts Of Appeal (as is the case with bankruptcy judges). In any case, independent immigration courts are a much needed reform.
The reconciliation bill would create the largest mass-legalization program for undocumented immigrants in U.S. history, but it falls well short of a path to U.S. citizenship.
Once a year, members of Congress take a break from delivering grandiose speeches and passing historic legislation to do something significantly more humbling: p?
Who will blink first? The cynic in me suspects that neither party wants a default unless, of course, the blame falls squarely and unequivocally on the other party (in which case, let the bad times roll!). One fact that Republicans conveniently overlook is that every time we approach the debt limit, it’s because of past spending, not current borrowing. So the Trump tax cuts are at least part of the reason we’re approaching the brink. Here‘s one fanciful solution to the crisis.
Without the support of 10 Republican senators, Democrats will either have to remove the debt ceiling from the bill or risk a government shutdown.