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The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

  Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Feb. 6-10, 2017)

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Feb. 6-10, 2017)

House passed bill to extend privacy protections to old emails. Senate confirmed three more nominees in historic confirmation sessions in more ways than one. House passed three more resolutions aimed at reversing executive rules. President Trump signed executive orders focused on law enforcement officers and Justice Department. Appeals court maintained freeze on travel ban executive […]

Jeff Sessions confirmed as attorney general after bitter Senate fight

Jeff Sessions confirmed as attorney general after bitter Senate fight

The Senate approved Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, installing one of President Trump’s biggest backers at the head of the Justice Department after one of the nastiest confirmation battles in a generation. Only a single Democrat joined Republicans in the 52-47 vote to confirm Mr. Sessions – a startling snub of a man they […]

These Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against DeVos

These Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against DeVos

Two Republican senators voted against President Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos Tuesday, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast a historic vote to break the tie to confirm her. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Susan Collins, of Maine, sided with every Democrat and two Independent senators to oppose DeVos. Pence […]

Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

By Guy Taylor  The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to confirm Rex Tillerson as the nation’s 69th secretary of state, officially making the former ExxonMobil CEO America’s top diplomat and chief foreign policy adviser to President Trump. In a 56-43 vote, Republicans picked up three Democratic votes to pierce the minority’s hoped-for united front against Mr. […]

How Congress voted- upcoming votes

How Congress voted- upcoming votes

    January 30, 2017   In this MegaVote for California’s 23rd, 24th, 26th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: GAO Access and Oversight Act Senate: Confirmation of Gen. James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense Senate: Confirmation of Gen. John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security Senate: Confirmation of Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo […]

Trump Cabinet Picks Likely To Be Confirmed

Trump Cabinet Picks Likely To Be Confirmed

Tuesday kicked off the first of many Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s potential future cabinet, nurse starting with controversial Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. The president-elect’s pick for attorney general went before a committee amid protests and concerns about his policy stances. The tumultuous hearing was the first of many in the coming days to […]

Sen Sessions ‘Will Be A Leader For Law And Order’

Sen Sessions ‘Will Be A Leader For Law And Order’

In his introduction to the Committee on the Judiciary hearing to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, viagra buy Sen. Chuck Grassley – who chairs the committee – praised the Alabama Senator for his judicial background Tuesday. Grassley had very good things to say about Sessions during his lengthy introduction, referring to his many […]

VA Suicide Hotline Reform Unanimously Passes House, Harry Reid Crushes It In Senate

VA Suicide Hotline Reform Unanimously Passes House, Harry Reid Crushes It In Senate

A bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs suicide hotline sailed unanimously through the House last week, until Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid blocked the legislation and refused to let it come to the floor for a voice vote. The House approved GOP Rep. David Young’s bill last Monday by a vote of […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: A 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF INFRINGEMENT

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: A 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF INFRINGEMENT

By L. Neil Smith  Last week, I was chatting contentedly with my friends on Facebook (who would ever have thought I’d say that?) about gun politics, when I was interrupted by (ostensibly) a young woman (everybody’s young compared to me these days) who denied that anyone in politics was out to take my guns away […]

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