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  • House passes Dems' sweeping police-reform bill 1 day after Senate GOP bill stalls

    06/25/2020 11:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | Caitlin McFall, Chad Pergram
    The House approved a wide-ranging police-reform bill Thursday night, by a vote of 236-181, sending it to the Senate, one day after Democrats stalled a GOP-backed bill there. All 233 Democrats voted in favor of the House bill, along with three Republicans: Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Will Hurd of Texas and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. The bill, titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, came amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
  • House Judiciary Hearing on Justice Department Oversight Live Stream

    06/24/2020 10:01:59 AM PDT · by struggle · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 06/24/2020 | struggle
    Fireworks already as Gomer is tapping when the witnesses go over 5 minutes.
  • George Floyd's brother to testify before Congress in police brutality hearing

    06/07/2020 7:09:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    The brother of George Floyd, the black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, is expected to testify before Congress on Wednesday in a hearing on police practices and accountability, according to reports. Philonise Floyd is scheduled to speak before the House Judiciary Committee – though it remains unclear if he’ll appear in person on Capitol Hill or virtually due to new social distancing restrictions in place meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, The Hill reported. His testimony will come after House Democrats plan to unveil new legislation pushing...
  • Alabama shooting leaves 7 dead: 'It's a horrific scene,' authorities say

    06/05/2020 2:15:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Upon arrival at the home in Valhermoso Springs, south of Huntsville, Morgan County sheriff's deputies found part of the home on fire, reported. After the blaze was extinguished, they located the bodies of the victims, who included...four men and three women. The neighborhood is known for heavy drug activity and deputies have frequently visited the house, an reporter posted on Twitter. An investigation was continuing but authorities said the public faced no immediate threat.
  • Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers

    06/05/2020 8:46:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    clickondetroit ^ | June 4th | Grant Hermes
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In a letter to congressional colleagues, Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3) said he'll be introducing a bill to do away with the law that protects police officers from being sued while doing their jobs. Sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Amash said it was time for congress to open-up individual officers to legal punishments who use brutal tactics on suspects. “This pattern continues because police are legally, politically, and culturally insulated from consequences -- that must change so that these incidents of brutality stop happening" the Congressman wrote. “He's going...
  • House will tackle police brutality, racial profiling in June 10 hearing

    06/04/2020 12:14:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The House Judiciary Committee will host a June 10 hearing in the wake of George Floyd's death to tackle racial profiling, police brutality and the fractured relationship between police departments and the communities they serve, marking the first step for the House to pass police reform legislation. The committee hearing comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that Democrats will put forth "comprehensive" legislation in the coming days to address these issues. "Many of these bills have been in the hopper. And now with all the public exposure of it, we have a better chance of getting them...
  • WATCH: GOP Leader McCarthy EXPLODES From House Floor As Congress Holds First Ever ‘Vote by Proxy’ – One Democrat Voted SEVEN TIMES

    05/28/2020 8:01:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    The House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789 and GOP leader Kevin McCarthy sued to stop the constitutional abomination.
  • House Republicans sue to stop Pelosi's designated-voter plans

    05/26/2020 8:14:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/26/2020 | stephen dinan
    House Republicans asked a federal judge Tuesday to intervene and block Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s designated-voter plans, which would allow members to give cast votes on legislation on the House floor by proxy during the coronavirus crisis. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican, said proxy-voting — which was expected to be used for the first time ever in votes this week — breaks with 231 years of House history. Under the new rules, which Mrs. Pelosi pushed through the chamber earlier this month, lawmakers are allowed to designate a colleague to vote in their stead during floor action. As of Tuesday...
  • House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

    05/16/2020 12:06:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The House of Representatives on Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved by that body in history, that Democrats hailed as the unprecedented response needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic fallout. The record-breaking bill narrowly passed by a 208-199 vote. Fourteen Democrats defied their party and voted "no," while one Republican, Rep. Pete King of New York, broke with the GOP and voted “yes.” “I’m thrilled," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the bill's passage. "I'm so proud of my members. They just did something so monumental for the American...
  • Heroes Act Would Extend $1200 Stimulus Payments to Illegal Aliens, Even Retroactively

    05/15/2020 9:52:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 15, 2020 | Melanie Arter
    According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the Heroes Act also includes a retroactive change to the CARES Act, which included the first round of stimulus checks. The change allows illegal immigrants who file taxes using an ITIN to receive money from initial payments. The group estimated that “more than 4.3 million adults and 3.5 million children would benefit from this change.” Because of the retroactive clause, an additional $7 billion in aid would be disbursed.
  • House Democrats signal they could recess until July 21

    05/15/2020 8:08:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats are preparing to pass a resolution Friday that would set up a recess lasting until July 21. . . . "Even as the American people want to get back to work and for Congress to do its job in Washington, Speaker Pelosi is preparing the House for extended recess — even beyond the initial 45-day proxy voting period,” Mark Bednar, a spokesman for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, said.
  • Trump claims Dems trying to ‘steal’ California House seat

    05/11/2020 10:27:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | Ronn Blitzer, Marisa Schultz
    President Trump called on Republicans to head to the polls for Tuesday’s special congressional election in California after the leader of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) told House Republicans in a memo that Democrats were trying to “steal” the race. The congressional seat was left vacant by Democrat Katie Hill, who resigned in October 2019 amid an ethics scandal involving a relationship with a staffer. The race is being contested between Republican Mike Garcia and Democrat Christy Smith. “Dems are trying to steal the Mike Garcia Congressional Race in California,” Trump tweeted Monday morning, echoing the NRCC memo. “Republicans,...
  • California Democrats who flipped seats in 2018 have plenty of cash for 2020

    05/10/2020 10:39:12 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 20 replies
    MSN news ^ | 4/18/2020 | John Wildermuth
    California Democrats are building a wall of money to defend the congressional seats they took from Republicans in 2018, new Federal Election Commission financial reports show *** In the Central Valley, Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock (Stanislaus County), took in $789,093 in the quarter that ended March 31, leaving him with $3.5 million in campaign cash. His Republican opponent, veterinarian Ted Howze, raised $71,147 in the first quarter, leaving him with $100,575 in the bank. *** Brian Maryott, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, is challenging Democratic Rep. Mike Levin in a district that bridges San Diego and Orange counties. But...
  • DNI to Schiff: The transcripts are ready to be released.

    05/06/2020 6:43:13 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/20 | Byron York
    A big development in the fight over 53 secret interviews the House Intelligence Committee(under Nunes) conducted during its Russia-Trump investigation.
  • Waffle House CEO says dine-in service will be limited for ‘some time’ as states reopen

    04/28/2020 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/20 | Kevin Stankiewicz
    Waffle House anticipates operating with limited dine-in service for “some time” as some U.S. states lift restrictions on businesses, CEO Walt Ehmer told CNBC on Tuesday. “I think we’ll gradually start welcoming more and more customers back,” Ehmer said on “The Exchange.” Waffle House on Monday began to offer limited dine-in capacity at 330 of its restaurants in Georgia and around 70 in Tennessee, following the relaxation of some coronavirus-related restrictions in those states. The locations that now have partial dine-in service had remained open for carryout during the Covid-19 crisis, Ehmer said. He said those that were temporarily shuttered...
  • U.S. CONGRESS HOUSE OF MASKS ... Eerie Session Underway

    04/23/2020 10:39:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    tmz ^ | 4/23/2020 | tmz
    ancy Pelosi looked more like she was on the set of "Contagion" the sequel than the U.S. Capitol building ... as she and her entourage all strolled in wearing masks. The House Speaker arrived Thursday to the nation's capital as the House of Representatives begin debating several coronavirus-related issues and, hopefully, vote and approve the new stimulus package to help the reeling economy and specifically small businesses. The Senate already approved the nearly $500 billion relief bill.
  • House Democrats Retreat on Remote Voting as Republicans Clamor to Reopen

    04/23/2020 3:00:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/22/20 | Catie Edmondson, Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders backed away on Wednesday from a plan to change the rules of the House to allow lawmakers to cast votes remotely for the first time in history, after Republicans who are clamoring to reopen Congress registered their sharp opposition. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a conference call that the House would no longer vote on Thursday as planned on a proposal to allow members to designate another lawmaker to cast votes for them by proxy, according to two officials familiar with the announcement. Instead, she said she and Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican...
  • Pelosi postpones plans for historic change in House voting after Republicans object

    04/22/2020 4:01:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | April 22, 2020 | Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly postponed plans Wednesday to change the House rules this week to allow a form of remote voting for the first time in the chamber’s 230-year history after Republicans raised objections to a plan meant to reconcile the need for legislative action with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Pelosi told fellow House Democratic leaders on a Wednesday morning conference call, the issue would be closely studied by a bipartisan group led by Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Pelosi’s decision, described by two Democratic aides familiar with the call...
  • Pelosi Issues Plea For Urgent Donations

    04/21/2020 11:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    John Cardillo twitter ^ | Apr 19, 2020 | John Cardillo
    After showing up on late-night TV in front of her $24K refrigerators, showing off her $13 ice cream a visibly disheveled, filthy-rich Pelosi is back in front of the cameras, this time begging for money.
  • fter Congressional Coronavirus Meetings, Pelosi Bought $5 Million in Amazon Stock Before U.S. Retailers Were Forced to Close; And She Already Made Millions

    04/05/2020 8:33:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/5/2020
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband are cashing in already on $5 million of Amazon stock purchased during the time frame that closed-door coronavirus meetings were being conducted in Congress. As of Tuesday morning, the Pelosi stock purchase had already earned the couple $1.1 million in less than 10 weeks. The Amazon share price climbed close to $2,000 on Tuesday. Paul Pelosi, the speaker’s husband, got in at a price of $1,600 per share and grabbed 3,000 shares on Jan. 17, according to financial disclosure filings. Additionally, Paul Pelosi held 40 additional call options on Amazon stock...