Senate committees holding up nominations-time to force them through to Senate Floor

After a String of Amtrak Crashes, Top Official Points Finger at Schumer Conservative Tribune Ben Marquis February 10, 2018 In keeping with the left’s “resist for the sake of resistance” movement against everything President Donald Trump does, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has blocked or delayed dozens of Trump’s top executive branch post nominees. Now, at least one official has suggested this tactic could be placing lives in danger. That official is Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeff Rosen, and according to The Daily Caller, he has taken exception to Schumer’s prolonged refusal to confirm the nomination of 40-year rail veteran Ronald Batory as … Continue reading

Are Senate Slaggards and McConnell At It Again and Showing Signs of Stalling On Another Key Issue

    Senate Slaggards and McConnell At It Again First they can’t seem to get motivated to approve President Trump’s appointees. Then they can’t make up their minds on Obamacare OR any other thing that has made it into their hands to review. (over a hundred bills are stalled from HR) NOW they can’t seem to get a TAX Change Bill concerning corporate tax – which happens to be a key element – done? Or is this just a “false start” issue?   Senate to delay corporate tax cut, breaking with Trump and House The Hill By Brett Samuels and … Continue reading

A Great Idea for January – No SOTU Speech?

  From Investors.com: What if Congress Didn’t Invite Obama to Make His State of the Union Speech?   Remember what Barack Obama said in his State of the Union message earlier this year? Of course you don’t. No one does. State of the Union reports may be required by the Constitution: The president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” But that doesn’t mean they have to be good, useful, relevant or can’t degenerate into pathetic political polemics as Obama has transformed them in recent years. The Great Uniter even turned … Continue reading

Highlights From the Debt Deal

From Breitbart News: Breitbart News has obtained a legislative summary of the provisions in the Senate deal to reopen government and extend the debt ceiling. Breitbart News has also obtained a copy of the legislative text. Currently, Senate staff are able to review the summary and legislative text in the Senate cloakroom, but aren’t allowed to retain a copy or make it public. In the interest of transparency, we have included the document below. As expected, the deal provides full back-pay for furloughed federal workers who haven’t been at work for two weeks. It also provides back-pay, though, for state … Continue reading