Get the facts: Another attack ad in the race to represent Iowa in the Senate
Republicans took their revenge on Democrat Manchin over his vote last month for Democrats' big climate and health law, the Inflation Reduction Act.
- Associated Press
An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. The Senate earlier this month rejected a complaint Clark had filed against Democratic Sen. Stephanie Flowers accusing her of improperly receiving per diem payments for legislative meetings she attended via Zoom. The ethics panel ruled that Clark had filed the complaint as retaliation after the Senate stripped him and another lawmaker of their leadership posts after Clark sought reimbursement for a meeting he didn't attend.
- Kansas City Star
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has offered another bill, this time on immigration. If it follows a familiar pattern, it won’t become law. That’s a problem for Missourians.
- Fox News
Voters keep track and journalists document events. All politicians need to "pay the fiddler" eventually and this week was Senator Joe Manchin's turn.
- The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky) support for the Electoral Count Act is renewing the schism between he and former President Trump, setting up a vote likely to divide the GOP caucus. Supporters are hopeful that McConnell’s backing will lead to a majority of the Senate GOP conference backing the legislation, drafted in response to…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden publicly sought out Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Congresswoman who died in a car accident in August, during a conference on hunger on Wednesday, seeming to forget that she had passed away. Biden moved past the issue without any correction. After Walorski's death, the White House issued a statement from Biden that said he and his wife Jill were "shocked and saddened" by her sudden accident.
Mitch McConnell is 'proudly' supporting a bill that aims to prevent another Trump-style coup, saying January 6 'underscored the need for an update'
McConnell's support for the Senate bill to reform the Electoral Count Act comes just days after all but 9 Republicans voted against the House version.
- The Hill
House Republican leadership is urging its members to oppose a stopgap funding bill to avoid a shutdown in Washington. Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) sent a memo to House GOP offices Tuesday night recommending that members vote against the continuing resolution (CR), which would keep the government funded at last year’s fiscal levels until Dec.…
- Business Insider
House Democratic leadership finally released the text of their bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks. Here's what's in it.
The bill includes a ban on stock trading by lawmakers and their immediate family, as well as Supreme Court justices. A vote could come this week.
Democrats strip Manchin's permitting reform bill from must-pass government funding measure after both Republicans and progressives pledged to vote against it
Manchin had made a side deal on permitting reform with Chuck Schumer in order to secure his vote for the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The Week
GOP leaders, business groups reportedly spooked the GOP might force a debt crisis if GOP wins House
- Associated Press
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. In the following days of February 2020, Utah’s Catholic diocese, which oversees dozens of churches, says it collected some 9,000 signed letters from parishioners and sent them to state Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat who had been working on the bill as part of her campaign against child sexual abuse. More importantly, it met with disapproval from some members in the powerful Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as the Mormon church, whose followers comprise the vast majority of the state Legislature.
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- LA Times
California lawmakers struck a seemingly impossible deal to build more housing in areas traditionally zoned for big box stores and office buildings.
Watchdog blasts top House Democrats’ plan for banning congressional stock trading: ‘They’ve included poison pills’
House leaders offer a plan to stop congressional stock trading, but it's drawing flak for extending to the Supreme Court, as that may be a poison pill.
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) push to speed up the pace of energy infrastructure approvals faces an uncertain future after the proposal couldn’t garner enough support when attached to a must-pass government-funding bill. Democrats on Tuesday pulled the package out of the stopgap measure amid opposition from both conservatives and progressives. They’re expected to try to…
- The Recount
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will “proudly support” the bill reforming the Electoral Count Act.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, confirmed he would support the updates to the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Just a few hours after this statement, the Senate Rules Committee approved to move the bill to the Senate floor. The only Senator to not approve the bill moving to the Senate floor was Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas.
- ABC News
An about-face from Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday evening helped to set the Senate on an unexpected glide path to averting a Friday night shutdown. The funding bill, which will keep the government running through Dec. 16, easily earned the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle during a Tuesday vote. Seventy-two Senators supported moving forward with the proposal.
- CBS News
California Attorney General Rob Bonta threatened legal action against the Temecula City Council if they decided to override state law.
- Fresno Bee
The bill will benefit California’s agricultural industry and workers as well as the students consuming American-produced meals, Newsom said.