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What The Hell Is The Republican Congress Doing Besides Twiddling Its Thumbs?

Ben Shapiro, What in the world are Republicans in Congress doing with their time? We’re now nearly a month into the Trump era. Republicans have a 52 vote majority in the Senate, and a 239 vote majority in the House. Here is a complete list of the major legislation proposed and passed by that Republican

Senate confirms Trump’s picks for Treasury, VA secretaries

The Senate confirmed former Goldman Sachs financier Steven Mnuchin as President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary Monday, despite objections by Democrats who charged that Mnuchin had made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. Mnuchin was confirmed 53-47, with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin joining all 52 Republicans to vote

Democrats use only tactic, delay, to turn confirmation runway into parking lot

It’s been like air traffic control management in the Senate recently. Various Cabinet nominees stuck on the tarmac in a full ground stop. That could be Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, who finally has a confirmation hearing on Thursday. Some have pushed back from the gate. Maybe Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, whom President Trump tapped

Sessions confirmed as attorney general after contentious debate #AMEN

Sen. Jeff Sessions won confirmation Wednesday evening to become the next attorney general of the United States, capping a Senate fight so contentious that one of the nominee’s biggest critics was forced by majority Republicans to sit out the last leg of the debate. The Senate narrowly approved the Alabama Republican’s nomination on a 52-47

Senator Warren Prohibited from speaking for rest of Sessions nomination debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was prohibited Tuesday night from speaking on the Senate floor for the rest of the debate over Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general. The drama began when Warren, quoting a 30-year-old letter by civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, referred to the Alabama Republican as a “disgrace.” King’s letter

Sen. McConnell: ‘We’re going to get the judge confirmed’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed Tuesday night that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick would be confirmed by the Senate.  When asked on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” whether he would use the so-called “nuclear option” to force Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by a simple majority vote, McConnell said, “I’m not

Ted Cruz reportedly says nuclear option is on table in Supreme Court pick

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview Tuesday that “all procedural   options are on the table” when it comes to confirming a strong conservative to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. President Trump nominated federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, choosing a jurist widely seen by conservatives as a

Conway slams Democrats’ vow to filibuster Trump Supreme Court pick

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Democratic senators who have vowed to filibuster President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee are in the business of “permanent protest.” “They don’t even know the person’s name yet,” Conway told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on “The First 100 Days.” “They haven’t even met him or her

Rex Tillerson Clears Senate Procedure, Vote Set for Wednesday

Justin Holcomb, Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson is almost set to take the reigns of the U.S. State Department after being approved by the senate for an official vote on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described Tillerson as “well qualified” on Monday. Senators voted 56-43 on a procedural hurdle. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Warner

McConnell refuses to say whether ‘nuclear option’ in Supreme Court nomination is on table

The top Republican Senator Friday refused to say whether or not his colleagues would take the so-called “nuclear option” during the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, but promised that the nominee will be “confirmed.” “My answer’s going to be … [Democrats] have set the standard,” Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Politico. If

Trump rallies GOP lawmakers, predicts ‘busiest Congress’ in decades

President Trump told congressional Republican leaders on Thursday that he stands “shoulder-to-shoulder” with them in pursuing an ambitious agenda for the American people, casting his busy first week as the start of an even busier session. “This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we’ve had in decades, maybe ever,” Trump told the GOP

GOP leaders to Trump: Congress will pay for border wall

The top Republican congressional leaders said Thursday they will make available billions of dollars to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Trump ordered via executive action a day earlier. “We are on the same page,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said of the agenda being pursued by Trump and the GOP-led Congress.   While