PKPs Powerfromspace1
4 hours ago

@chuckpfarrer TELL WASHINGTON: As we spoke about on @MriyaReport, call YOUR Senator in DC and tell them that you DEMAND that the US support our Ukrainian allies! Here's the numbers to call:

David August
5 hours ago

And yet the people of Texas let him represent them.

#Senate #USpol #TXpol #Congress #TedCruz

Screenshot of a tweet by Zach W. Lambert @ZachWLambert:   This is how you write a headline.  [quote tweet]  San Antonio Express-News @ExpressNews:  Sen. Rafael Edward Cruz, who uses the preferred name Ted, has introduced a bill to limit the use of preferred names and pronouns.

The Republicans decision to block support for #Ukraine in the #Senate is a taste of what is to come if #Trump wins again: a era where European security is nothing but leverage for US national policy.

The #EU needs to take note and prepare.

nathans :ms_weed: :donor:
1 day ago

Senate Republicans and Bernie Sanders block vote on Ukraine and Israel aid

Senate Republicans and Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blocked a vote on a supplemental bill that would have provided aid to Ukraine and Israel as Republicans seek to tie border restrictions to aid for Ukraine.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had put the supplemental legislation – which included $110.5bn in aid to Ukraine and Israel as well as humanitarian assistance for Gaza – to a floor vote in an attempt to pressure Republicans.

“To show our Republican colleagues that we care about this issue deeply and are serious about moving forward in a bipartisan way, we are willing to give them an amendment here on the floor on any border proposal of their choice, at 60 votes,” Mr Schumer said in a speech before the vote.

#USPol #Politics #News #Senate #Ukraine #Israel #Palestine

1 day ago
1 day ago

Senate Establishes Inaugural Members of the International Broadcasting Advisory Board #USPolitics #Politics #USNews #Biden #Senate

Martin Nutty
1 day ago

84) Funding for the #UkraineWar is now tied up in the #Senate by the #GOP who want #border policy changes

Seems like the #RepublicanParty are now willing to sacrifice geopolitical stability unless they get their way on border priorities


U.S. Eastern Standard Time is bonkers. For where I live, it means sunrise is before 8 AM and sunset is before 5 PM. If foolish #congress could get off their asses and pass the Sunshine Protection Act that passed the #senate **unanimously**, East Coast States could maybe keep us on Eastern Daylight Time, which would make sunrise before 9 AM and sunset before 6 PM.

I'd much rather go to work in the dark than drive home in the dark.

Philip Cardella
2 days ago

I know it's early (hey folks it's early still!)
But does anyone have any opinions on the Democrats running for the US Senate in Florida? One of them called me and spent a half an hour on the phone telling me why I should vote for him.

#Florida #Senate #RickScott #uspolitics

Eugene McParland 🇺🇦
2 days ago

#US #Senators Square off at Ukraine Briefing After #Zelensky Pulls Out

US #Senate in disarray on #Ukraine support and videolink with Zelensky cancelled.

Several #Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine Tuesday as it descended into a row over the border crisis, after President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly canceled a videolink appearance to appeal for continued US funding.

Read more here🔗

🇺🇦 #SlavaUkraini
#СлаваУкраїні! #StandWithUkraine

Mina Hanse
2 days ago

A classified briefing for senators on the White House's request for aid for Israel and Ukraine became "heated" Tuesday, with #Republican members storming out of the meeting.

It fell apart, senators from both parties said, after Republicans began asking about the border. #GOP members in both chambers have demanded serious changes to immigration policy to address rising migrant crossings in exchange for passing new aid for Ukraine.

#Ukraine #Russia #US #Senate

2 days ago

#SenSchumer presents #GoldenGavel to #Veep #KamalaHarris who sets new #Senate record with 33 #TieBreakers , exceeding John C Calhoun's 1830's tenure of 131 #PoliticalParalysis #DCGridlock killing votes. Harris votes today got around #JoeManchin siding with #GOP attempt to uphold a DC circuit judge confirmation.

[#PaywallFree #GiftLink via #WashingtonPost]

Vice President Harris on Dec. 5 cast her 32nd tie-breaking vote to confirm Loren L. Ali Khan to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia. (The Washington Post) “I join all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle thanking the vice president for her leadership and for making the work of the Senate possible,” Schumer said. “Without her tiebreaking votes, there’d be no American Rescue Plan, no Inflation Reduction Act, and we would not have confirmed any of the excellent federal judges now presiding on the bench.”
2 days ago


And none dare call it treason

#Republicans #Senate #Ukraine #Russia #Treason

2 days ago

#Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on #Ukraine

Billions in additional #aid stuck as #Republicans push #border security, walk out of classified briefing

Senators began blaming each other Tues for the looming potential failure to provide additional aid to Ukraine as fragile negotiations over a #NationalSecurity package continued to break down amid #Republican demands for far-reaching #immigration restrictions.

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
2 days ago

"The hold, which #Tuberville began in February, applied to all senior #military promotions...

He has now narrowed his hold to the 10 or so promotions at the 4-star rank. Tuberville said he relinquished the hold because he wanted to keep #Senate Majority Leader Charles E. #Schumer (D-N.Y.) from bringing up a vote to get around his maneuver.

He did NOT receive any concessions he previously demanded"

#GOP #Republicans #Republican #Obstruction #Politics #USPol #USA #News

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The hold, which Tuberville began in February, applied to all senior military promotions, and hundreds of officers were caught up in its net. As officers increasingly complained of the toll on military readiness and morale, and as a war raged in the Middle East, Tuberville faced increasing pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop the hold.

He has now narrowed his hold to the 10 or so promotions at the four-star rank. Tuberville said he relinquished the hold because he wanted to keep Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) from bringing up a vote to get around his maneuver. He did not receive any concessions he previously demanded, such as a change to the military funding bill to address the abortion policy.
Flipboard News Desk
2 days ago

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris broke a nearly 200-year-old record for casting the most tiebreaking votes in the Senate when she voted Tuesday to advance the confirmation of a new federal judge in Washington, D.C.

AP reports:

#KamalaHarris #Senate #USPolitics #Politics

2 days ago

The #Senate approved over 400 promotions for senior #military officers, breaking an unprecedented months-long impasse due to #Tuberville's prior blockade.

2 days ago

Hundreds of Military Promotions Approved After Tommy Tuberville Partially Lifts Blockade #USPolitics #Politics #USNews #Biden #Senate #Military #TommyTuberville

2 days ago
2 days ago

"I've still got a hold on, I think, eleven 4-star generals".

"I think"
"4-star generals"

I am absolutely furious that this utter weasel of a man has this much power.

Russia will not pause at Ukraine if they win there.
China is sneakily helping Russia however it can.
The Middle-east is inching up toward multinational implosion, with Iran tossing gasoline on every fire it can reach.

Tuberville's expertise is that he is a retired football coach.


Chris Merle
2 days ago

Putin has a sad. #Tuberville is still holding on to 10 4-star promotions. The threat of changing the #Senate rules weakened his resolve. The Senate rules should change so that no one senator can put an indefinite hold on a nominee. Maybe limit it to 30 days.

Tuberville releasing hold on hundreds of military promotions

Implementing a #BasicIncomeProject means overcoming #myths about the ‘#undeserving #poor’.

On #PrinceEdwardIsland, a recent #report has outlined how the #province could reduce #poverty by adopting a #basicincome. Meanwhile in #Ottawa, the #Senate is considering developing a #framework for a #national #basicincome program. Momentum is clearly growing in #canada

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Canada #IncomeInequality #UBI

As per #KyleGriffin

« #TommyTuberville just announced that he'll drop some of his months-long blockade on military officer nominations in the #Senate.

The amount of held #military promotions ballooned to more than 400 in recent months.»

Chris J. Karr
3 days ago

"'I thought my ethically-challenged colleague @BobMenendezNJ could use some encouragement given his substantial legal problems. So, I approached a seasoned expert on the matter to give ‘Bobby from Jersey’ some advice,' Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat, tweeted Monday."

Jon Fetterman has Won The Internet for the remainder of the year. The competition will open up again on Jan. 1, 2024.

#JonFetterman #BobMenendez #GeorgeSantos #Corruption #Senate

Bob the Traveler
3 days ago

The United States #Senate approved United States participation in the United Nations by a vote of 65-7 OTD in 1945 #history

Mary Austin
3 days ago

By now you're certainly heard #Santos was expelled. (Third time's the charm!) You've probably heard that Santos is now doing cameo, paid video messages.

But did you know that Sen. Fetterman paid for Santos to do a video message to also-disgraced Sen. Bob Menendez? 💀


#House #Senate #Corruption

Sam Litzinger
4 days ago

#SamCast for 12/4/23

1. #Gaza residents running out of places to go

2. #Senate considers U.S. aid to Israel package

3. #Climate talks: hundreds of fossil fuel employees attending

4. #Florida GOP chair won’t resign over rape


Jonathan R
5 days ago

A grand jury found probable cause that Senator #BobMenendez used his official position to influence arms sales and U.S. aid to Egypt.

#SenSchumer Why is he still on the Foreign Relations Comm.? Why aren't you acting to remove him from the #senate

House ousted #GeorgeSantos.

Why aren't you investigating the indicted senator?

#Corruption @CREW

Bob the Traveler
5 days ago

OTD in 1954 the United States #Senate voted 65 to 22 to censure Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute" #USSenate #history

6 days ago

From EFF:

"U.S. Senator: What Do Our Cars Know? And Who Do They Share that Information With?"

"U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts has sent a much-needed letter to car manufacturers asking them to clarify a surprisingly hard question to answer: what data cars collect? Who has the ability to access that data?

Private companies can often be a black box of secrecy that obscure basic facts of the consumer electronics we use."

#USA #Senate #Privacy #Cars #Surveillance

“As cars increasingly become high-tech computers on wheels, they produce vast amounts of data on drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists, creating the potential for severe privacy violations. This data could reveal sensitive personal information, including location history and driving behavior, and can help data brokers develop detailed data profiles on users.”
Alaska Native News
6 days ago

After House Ousts Santos, Fetterman Says Menendez Also 'Needs to Go'
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"If you are going to expel Santos, how can you allow... somebody like Menendez to remain in the Senate?"

Senator John Fetterman. Image-The View/X video screengrab

After the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to expel Republican New York...
#fetterman #ouster #house #senate #santos #menendez

1 week ago

#Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoenas of Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo as Part of #SupremeCourt Ethics Probe
The subpoenas ask for details on gifts, travel and other perks the two men provided or helped arrange for Supreme Court justices and their relatives, but Senate #Democrats will need help from their #GOP colleagues if Crow and Leo defy the subpoenas.

#SCOTUS #HarlanCrow #LeonardLeo #ClarenceThomas #SamuelAlito #News #Politics

Side-by-side photos of Harlan Crow, left, and Leonard Leo, right. 

Photo credits: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images and Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Redux
1 week ago

This is why I can't sleep at night. Well, one of the reasons.

Via Decision Desk HQ

Democrats currently have a 51-49 narrow majority in the Senate, but the 2024 #Senate map favors Republicans. They will only need to protect 11 seats, while Democrats must protect 20.

1 week ago
Stitch Media
1 week ago

PP has not been elected to run the country. Apparently, common sense means no respect for the system. If the bill fails, he should immediately resign.

#StitchedInkMedia #Politics #Canada #Respect #Climate #Senate #Environment

1 week ago

#Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin plans to take up subpoenas for conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo and #Texas billionaire Harlan Crow during the panel's Thursday morning meeting.

2 weeks ago

The #KOSA Bill threatens to censor online content under the guise of trying to "protect the children". 🤔

The bill's vague language opens the door to dangerous legal interpretations that will do more to push censorship on the American public than protect the nation's youth. 🚫

Contact your senators and make your voice heard against this attack on free speech! 👇

#freedomofspeech #usa #censorship #lgbtq #senate

Sen. Marsha Blackburn along with her colleague Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced the KOSA bill in February of 2023.
Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 weeks ago

"The #Senate has been a relative bastion of tranquility and sanity this year. But there are exceptions. One is Sen. Tommy #Tuberville (R-Ala.). Since February, the former college #football coach has blocked more than 400 #military nominations...

A few #Republicans have gone to the floor repeatedly to force him to object to the nominations, one by one, for hours at a time. This week, they kept him there until 3:44am Thursday."


#GOP #Politics #USA #News

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The Senate has been a relative bastion of tranquility and sanity this year. But there are exceptions. One is Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). Since February, the former college football coach has blocked more than 400 military nominations in protest against the Pentagon’s abortion policies. A few Republicans have gone to the floor repeatedly to force him to object to the nominations, one by one, for hours at a time. This week, they kept him there until 3:44 a.m. Thursday.
Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 weeks ago

I have to post just a few samples of the #GOP insanity:

"Was it Sen. #MarkwayneMullin? At a hearing of the #Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, the #Oklahoma #Republican challenged one of the witnesses to “stand your butt up” and fight him then and there in the committee room. “In a fight, I’m gonna bite,” the senator said in a podcast after the incident. “And I don’t care where I bite, by the way.”
#GiftArticle #GiftLink:

#Politics #USA #News

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Reasonable people can disagree about which member of Congress was most unreasonable this week.

Was it Kevin McCarthy? After one of the eight Republican backbenchers who ousted the former speaker claimed McCarthy sucker-punched him in the kidneys, causing “a lot of pain,” the California Republican responded by saying that “if I kidney-punched someone, they would be on the ground.”

Was it Sen. Markwayne Mullin? At a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Oklahoma Republican challenged one of the witnesses to “stand your butt up” and fight him then and there in the committee room. “In a fight, I’m gonna bite,” the senator said in a podcast after the incident. “And I don’t care where I bite, by the way.”

Was it James Comer? The Kentucky Republican, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, exploded at an otherwise sleepy hearing on the General Services Administration, repeatedly shouting “bulls---” at a junior Democratic member of the committee and telling him: “No, I’m not going to give you your time back! … You look like a Smurf!"
3 weeks ago

Auch US-Senat stimmt dem Übergangshaushalt zu

Der Stillstand der Regierungsgeschäfte ist abgewendet - nach dem Repräsentantenhaus stimmte auch der Senat einem Übergangsetat zu. Weiter verhandelt wird trotzdem, weil zentrale Regierungswünsche ausgeklammert wurden.


#USA #Senate #Shutdown

Jason Perseus
3 weeks ago

The Senator is a thug and doesn’t deserve the honor that has been bestowed upon him.

#uspol #politics #uspolitics #Senate

Can someone tell me if I'm #hallucinating today or not? Did a #USA #senator really challenge a witness in a #Senate hearing to a rumble?!

WTAF is WRONG with Americans!?

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 weeks ago


"Proposing that your #Senate committee take an interlude so that you can bloody up the committee’s witness — this is the behavior of someone who has the power, the platform and the authority of a #US senator and doesn’t know what to do with any of it.

He’s supposed to help manage the government; he can’t even manage himself."
#GiftArticle #GiftLink

#MAGA #GOP #Republicans #Violence #Politics #USPol #USA #News

Washington Post newspaper headline:

Lawmaker dudes are getting kinda fight-y:
A senator suggested that he fight a committee witness. A congressman accused another of throwing an elbow. What are we doing here, guys?

Perspective by Monica Hesse
November 14, 2023 at 9:13 p.m. EST
3 weeks ago

The House passed Speaker Mike Johnson's short-term funding bill despite conservative opposition. It'll likely pass the #Senate in time to avoid a #shutdown.

Rebecca Brückmann
3 weeks ago

So, what you‘re telling me is that cishet, Christian white men are too emotional for politics, then? That’s the problem with centuries of quota policies designed to get them elected regardless of their qualifications, I guess? #House #Senate

3 weeks ago

Bernie Sanders told Senator Markwayne Mullin to sit down, saying, “God knows the American people have enough contempt for Congress, let’s not make it worse.”
#congress #senate #markwaynemullin #Teamsters #MMA #SeanO'Brien #BernieSanders #fight

3 weeks ago

#Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said both he and the White House are on board with Speaker Mike Johnson's bill to avoid a government shutdown.

Still, Schumer called bill’s two-tiered deadline "goofy" and made clear it's not how he would have written it.

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
4 weeks ago

"The #Senate still seems incapable of breaking #Tuberville ’s hold & confirming hundreds of military officers who are needed at their posts. The Republican-controlled #House seems incapable of passing a budget & might force a #GovernmentShutdown this week...

#ForeignPolicy has become yet another partisan battleground, and the collateral damage is likely to include the #UnitedStates’ standing in the world."

#GOP #Obstruction #Politics #USPol #USA #News

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Unless, of course, we abdicate our position of unmatched power. I fear we might be in the process of doing just that — not as a conscious decision but simply as an outgrowth of our domestic political [handwritten in red, "GOP"] dysfunction.

[hand drawn arrows point from "GOP" to the issues created by GOP obstruction]

The Senate still seems incapable of breaking Tuberville’s hold and confirming hundreds of military officers who are needed at their posts. The Republican-controlled House seems incapable of passing a budget and might force a government shutdown this week. The House approved $14 billion in additional aid for Israel but included a poison-pill provision that would slash funding for the Internal Revenue Service and thereby widen the budget deficit. The House hasn’t passed a Ukraine aid bill at all, even as existing funding is running out. The Senate stands more ready to approve aid to Israel and Ukraine, but Republicans there are insisting on adding draconian border-control provisions that are unpopular among Democrats and could snarl the legislation.

It used to be said that “politics stops at the water’s edge.” You can debate whether that was true in the past. It’s definitely not true now. Foreign policy has become yet another partisan battleground, and the collateral damage is likely to include the United States’ standing in the world.
Flipboard News Desk
1 month ago

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s retirement a buzzkill for Senate Democrats’ 2024 hopes.

The Hill reports: "Manchin’s announcement means Democrats will have to win seven competitive races in Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — all Republican-leaning or swing states — to keep control of the Senate."

#Manchin #JoeManchin #Democrats #Senate #USPolitics #Politics

Sir Rochard 'Dock' Bunson
1 month ago

Senate Judiciary finally getting off of their hands? The GOP will definitely shut down the government now. 🙄

#SCROTUS #SCOTUS #GOP #Senate #Judiciary

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@barney @johnobriant Yep. I don't know anyone who likes Manchin, but we'd have lost the ACA and other key votes without him. If you look at his voting record *relative to his constituency* he is way more of an asset than many other Democratic Senators. Feinstein used to be one of the furthest right/pro-GOP of her constituency, and Manchin one of the furthest pro-Dem of his constituency.

#senate #SenateDems #USPol

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he won’t seek reelection in 2024

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Thursday that he won’t seek reelection in 2024, giving Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat in the heavily GOP state.
#USnews #politics #government #WestVirginia #JoeManchin #Senate

Steve Loudermilk
1 month ago

Good riddance!

But, I'm sad to say that seat will flip from blue to red unless the Dems can pull a rabbit out of the hat. Then again, how will we notice?

When I grew up in the 60s and 70s, West Virginia was solidly Democratic.

It pains me to see the State's residents have lost their way. And I don't even know why.

1 month ago

"I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life & decided that I will not be running for re-election to the #UnitedStates #Senate, but what I will be doing is traveling the country & speaking out to see if there is an interest in creating a movement to mobilize the #middle & bring #Americans together," #JoeManchin said in a statement.

(Crazy! At least unexpected.) #democrats #congress #democracy #vote #WestVirginia

Flipboard News Desk
1 month ago

Republican U.S. senators angrily challenged Sen. Tommy Tuberville on his blockade of almost 400 military officers Wednesday evening, taking over the Senate floor for more than four hours to call for individual confirmation votes after a monthslong stalemate.

AP reports the Alabama senator "stood and objected to each nominee — 61 times total" over his opposition to a U.S. military abortion policy.

#Tuberville #Senate #USMilitary #Abortion #USPolitics #Politics

Mary Austin
1 month ago

And I was led to believe that #Sinema was a leading light of centrism, a "tough cookie," a "maverick, an "enigma." </sarc>

She's a greedy delusional narcissist and always was.

Barf warning: do not read over breakfast.

1 month ago

“Who specifically asks for a 21-year NDA? Who within their organization needs to die within that 21 years that is being protected?” — Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson

Senate Committee shocked by difficulties faced gathering residential school records from Catholic Church

#Senate #Cdnpoli #Saskpoli #Indigenous #FirstNations #residentialschools #CatholicChurch #records #documents #NCTR

1 month ago

10-26-23 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein
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Howie Klein, your host at and the Blue America PAC is my standing guest every Thursday, today introduces us to the newest Blue America endorsee... Zach Shrewsbury! The Marine veteran who served as a member of the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team (FAST) i
#NicolesBlog #HowieKlein #Manchin #MassShootings #senate #WestVirginia #ZachShrewsbury
1 month ago

“Disturbing”, “appalling”, “shocking,” “incomprehensible”. Yep, all those words were used by Canadian senators to describe stonewalling by the Catholic Church in the effort to collect residential school records from the entity.

Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson didn’t mince words when she testified before the Standing Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples.

#Indigenous #FirstNations #residentialschools #documents #CatholicChurch #Senate #Canada

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2 months ago

A majority of #Congressional lawmakers have called for unequivocal support for #Israel, w/many — particularly #conservatives — advocating a gloves-off approach of maximum #aggression & likening any calls for #restraint to a betrayal of one of #America’s most important #allies. Sen #TedCruz (R) said on the #Senate floor Wed that “unequivocal support from the #UnitedStates is critical,” & calls “for our Israeli allies to stand down” are a “shameful spectacle.”

#Republicans #GOP #PoliticalViolence

Heidi Li Feldman
2 months ago

#LaphonzaButler has decided not to run for the U.S #Senate seat vacated when #DianneFeinstein died. She will complete the term to which she was appointed by #GavinNewsom. #California

2 months ago

Los Angeles newscaster Christina Pascucci announced Wednesday morning that she is running for the U.S. #Senate vacancy created by the death of Dianne #Feinstein.

The 38-year-old Democrat is the latest entrant to join an increasingly crowded field for California’s 2024 Senate contest. The San Fernando Valley native argues that she offers a centrist option for voters tired of polarization in the nation’s politics.

Jan Adriaenssens
2 months ago

Language policy in the Belgian Senate.

In this parliamentary committee room (for institutional reforms) there’s live interpreting for the two main national languages: Dutch and French.

But on the microphones the instructions are written down in neither language, but in English (which has no legal status as a language in Belgium).

(I love it.)

#interpreting #interpreter #language #languagepolicy #french #dutch #english #senate #belgium #parliament

Microphone with instructions in English.
Photo of the entire parliamentary committee room.
Photo of the two interpreting booths.
2 months ago

“After nearly two decades of statewide Republican candidates being rejected by California’s left-leaning electorate, former Dodger All-Star #SteveGarvey hopes to drag the GOP back toward political relevance.

Garvey announced Tuesday that he is running for the U.S. #Senate seat held by the late Dianne #Feinstein

Lane Sawyer🌹
2 months ago

@isagalaev To be fair, the #WhiteHouse, #Senate, and #House did all go to #Democrats at the next opportunity!

But you are right, the memory does not last long. Without voters not making politicians accountable long-term, we're stuck in this limbo of divided government where no single policy position is given a long-term shot to prove its worth.

Regardless of what it is, it gets hobbled as soon as the other side is in power.

2 months ago

“James Craig, the former Detroit police chief who was disqualified from #Michigan’s Republican primary for governor last year after failing to collect enough valid signatures, announced Tuesday that he will seek the state’s open #Senate seat in 2024.

Craig’s decision sets up a potentially fractious primary in a state where the GOP recently has suffered historic losses, in part by nominating candidates who hew closely to Trump and his election conspiracy theories.”

2 months ago

The #extremists, however, warned Joe #Biden last month that they would oppose additional #assistance to #Kyiv. The list of signatories to a Sept 21 letter to the OMB is a roster of #shame, incl’g the new America Firsters in the #Senate (#JDVance, #RandPaul, #MikeLee, & Tommy #Tuberville among them) & the #grotesque caucus-within-a-caucus of some of the most #unhinged & weirdest members of the #House, incl’g #ClayHiggins, #HarrietHageman, #AndyBiggs, #AnnaPaulinaLuna, &… #PaulGosar.

Flipboard News Desk
2 months ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected Laphonza Butler, a Democratic strategist and adviser to Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

AP reports:

#Newsom #LaphonzaButler #California #Feinstein #Senate #USPolitics #News

Martin Nutty
2 months ago

60) Tomorrow, the Sunday politics talk shows will be filled with spinning about who blinked first on the threat of a government #Shutdown

Let’s start here, #KevinMcCarthy blinked. #McCarthy understands that shutdowns are bad #politics and have yet to yield a positive result for the #GOP at the ballot box

Assuming the #Senate passes the bill, the next item in the immediate future is whether the #Speaker will face a vote to remove him by the #FreedomCaucus

A grim faced Kevin McCarthy, the Republican Speaker of the House
2 months ago

McCarthy Blocks Bipartisan Bill Approved by 77 Senators to Avoid Shutdown as He Moves to Pin the Blame on Democrats

Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy is saying he will not allow the House to take up a compromise bill supported by a large and bipartisan majority of Senators that would allow the federal government to continue operating past the midnight Saturday deadline.

#mccarthy #budget #senate #farright

2 months ago

“New #Senate Proposal Aims to Head Off Weekend Government #Shutdown

An agreement between Senate Republicans and Democrats would keep agencies open through mid-November and provide billions in aid for Ukraine and disaster relief. But House Republicans are likely to balk.”

nathans :ms_weed: :donor:
2 months ago

'Extremely serious': AOC becomes first progressive to call for Menendez resignation

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday became the first progressive House Democrat to call on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair's indictment last week on federal bribery charges.

Menendez (D-N.J.) and his wife, Nadine Menendez, were charged Friday with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes—including gold bars, cash, home mortgage payments, and a Mercedes-Benz—from businessmen in exchange for influence. The indictment also accuses Menendez of giving "sensitive U.S. government information" to Egypt's dictatorship.

Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Ocasio-Cortez said that "the situation is quite unfortunate, but I do believe that it is in the best interest for Sen. Menendez to resign in this moment."

"Consistency matters. It shouldn't matter whether it's a Republican or a Democrat. The details in this indictment are extremely serious. They involve the nature of not just his, but all of our seats in Congress," added Ocasio-Cortez, who is the vice-ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

#USPol #Politics #News #AOC #BobMenendez #USSenate #Senate #Democrats #Menendez #OcasioCortez #Alternet