Tag: U.S. Senate

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, accompanied by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., at left, speaks on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Chuck Schumer, Democrats Fail in Latest Charade to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation, Forcing Entire Senate to Adjourn for Hearings to Continue

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Democrats have failed in yet another scheme to derail the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court after they attempted to use arcane Senate rules to force the Senate Judiciary Committee to adjourn at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday just a few hours into the first day of committee senators’ questioning President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court pick.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Klukowski: Trump Should Cancel Senate’s August Recess

President Donald Trump should make history by using his constitutional power to recall the Senate (but not the House) in August, canceling the August recess, and force the Senate to stay in session five (or six?) days per week until the Senate confirms a record number of federal judges and fills key positions in his administration to enact his America First agenda.

Patrick Morrisey, Joe Manchin

Poll: Manchin Leads Morrisey by 13 in West Virginia Senate Race

A poll released on Friday exclusively to Breitbart News by Gravis Marketing shows Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) currently leads the Republican party’s nominee, State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, by 13 points, 53 percent to 40 percent,  in a head-to-head match up for the U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia five months before the November general election.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai waits to be introduced during a forum April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. FCC Chairman Pai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue participated in an Agriculture Department forum to discuss "improving e-connectivity in rural America." (Photo by …

Senate Votes to Defy FCC, Reinstate Net Neutrality

The Senate voted on Wednesday to save the FCC’s net neutrality rules. Despite the Senate’s best efforts to have the rules reinstated, the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House. Democrats used a little-known legislative mechanism known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to force a vote. 

Sen. Bob Corker

Sen. Bob Corker Ends Speculation He Created, Says Will Not Seek Re-Election

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) ended two weeks of media speculation he created when he floated the idea that he was having “second thoughts” about not running for re-election when his chief of staff told Politico the frequent critic of President Trump has decided he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a joint news conference held after their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. The two leaders agreed to keep enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea until it rids itself of nuclear weapons while pledging to address …

China: Taiwan Legislation Will ‘Cause Serious Disturbances to Sino-U.S. Relations’

China lodged strong objections to the Taiwan Travel Act this week as it emerged from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week and headed for a vote. China warns that the bill, which would enable American officials to travel to Taiwan for meetings with their counterparts and vice versa, would damage relations between America and China and threaten regional stability.