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  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delays vote on Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr

    11/29/2018 11:25:08 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Senate Republicans on Thursday delayed a vote on one of President Trump's judicial nominees after a determination that they don't yet have to vote to confirm him. The Senate was set to vote at noon on Thomas Farr, who was nominated by President Trump to serve on the federal bench in North Carolina's Eastern District. But that vote was moved until some time next week. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are still deciding whether to support Farr, a former campaign lawyer for the late Sen. Jesse Helms who has been accused participating in a scheme to suppress...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trumps trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language providing a role for Congress on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers dont have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehrans nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system, the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices which you should seriously...
  • Jim Inhofe: I Think Senate Can Override a Keystone Veto

    11/14/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Joel Himelfarb
    According to Sen. Jim Inhofe, there may be enough Democratic votes to override President Barack Obamas expected veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Oklahoma Republican said that Democrats who survived their party's big defeat in the midterm elections want to keep their distance from the president so much so that many of them would vote to override a possible veto on the pipeline. "After the beating the Democrats took, keep in mind we have another election coming up in 2016," Inhofe told WMAL Radio on Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported. "There are...
  • Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator...

    11/05/2014 8:48:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    newrepublic ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    In handing Republicans control of the Senate on Tuesday, Americans effectively voted for the party's hostile plans against President Barack Obamas environmental legacy. Their votes also put the Senate's environment and climate policy into the hands of the worst science-denier in national politics: Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who is almost certainly the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe claimed in 2003 that global warming might help humanity. It's also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global...
  • The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem (OHNOZ)

    11/06/2014 5:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Adler
    On Tuesday night, Republicans won big: They picked up governorships in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they held House seats in competitive districts with embarrassing incumbents like Michael Grimm of New York, who physically threatened a reporter and is under indictment for tax evasion. But their biggest win by far was taking control of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, Republicans had already secured 52 Senate seats, thanks to knocking off Democratic incumbents or replacing retiring Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Another GOP pick up is probable in...
  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 10/24/14 |
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Manns false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Colemans letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrumfrom Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubiowants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kongs democracy movement.They dont specify exactly what they want Obama to dothey say demonstrable, meaningful stepsbut note that a 1992 law authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Senators debate Russian-Afghan helicopter contract

    07/10/2014 7:34:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Russia from supplying some 30 helicopters to Afghanistan's air force. The Pentagon has a $553.8 million contract with Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport to provide the Mi-17 transport helicopters to Afghan forces. U.S. forces are currently training the Afghan air force on the aircraft. However, there are bipartisan proposals in both the House and Senate to curtail that contract, with lawmakers arguing that continuing the contract benefits Russia even as it takes aggressive moves in Ukraine. During a hearing on the nomination of top military officials, Inhofe questioned Army Gen. John Campbell, the president's pick for U.S. and NATO commander in...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. Im strongly pro-life and believe its imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexanders name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe Says He Feels 'Great' After Emergency Heart Surgery

    10/08/2013 6:41:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | Chris Casteel
    Sen. Jim Inhofe underwent emergency heart surgery in Tulsa on Friday after a routine test showed extreme blockage in five arteries. Inhofe had quadruple bypass surgery and was hospitalized at St. John Medical Center. The Tulsa Republican said in an interview from the hospital Monday he felt great and was expecting to go home Tuesday. He said he'd return to Washington as soon as possible. Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn't felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries. The senator said he had a virtual colonoscopy last week. After a doctor looked...
  • GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests

    07/12/2013 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    fox ^ | July 12, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., along with Reps. Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter faulting President Obama for allegedly gambling with national security by cutting funding to the program. They claim this hampered the ability to conduct vital tests needed to make sure the "ground-based midcourse defense system" (GMD) worked properly and conduct regular maintenance. The last successful GMD intercept test...
  • Senate rejects bid to let states run food stamps

    05/22/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 1:17 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. The current program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is administered by the Agriculture Department and federal dollars are unlimited as long as recipients qualify. The program cost $78 billion last year, more than double the price in 2008. A proposal by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., to a wide-ranging farm bill would have converted the program into grants to states, which could decide how to use the money, with certain restrictions. The Senate rejected the amendment 60-36.
  • Inhofe: Clinton showed forceful attitude you usually dont hear from women

    05/10/2013 10:42:51 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 48 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jillian Rayfield
    Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said that Hillary Clinton showed a forceful attitude not usually heard from women when she blew up in Januarys Senate hearings on Benghazi, in response to repeated questions about the State Departments initial claims that the attacks were the result of protests. I think that she has gotten by with that type of a forceful attitude, something thats not normally accustomed that you dont hear from women as much as you do men. And she came out so forcefully, and you could tell that it was orchestrated at the time that she said it, Inhofe...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that of all the great cover-ups in history including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate Benghazi is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history. We may be starting to use the I-word before too long, Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based Rusty Humphries Show. The I-word meaning impeachment? Humphries asked. Yeah, Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • GOP Sen. Inhofe: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    05/10/2013 1:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/10/13 11:22 AM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggested that President Obama could be impeached over what he alleged was a White House cover-up after last years attack in Benghazi, Libya. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Thursday with The Rusty Humphries Show that impeachment would become an issue soon over the greatest cover-up in American history. People may be starting to use the I-word before too long, Inhofe said. The I-word meaning impeachment? Humphries asked. Yeah, Inhofe responded. Of all the great cover-ups in history the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Sen. Inhofe threatens filibuster to block Hagel

    02/10/2013 6:25:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)'s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation. I want a 60-vote margin and you dont have to filibuster to get that, said Inhofe in an interview on Fox News. I would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, Id do it that way. Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that requiring 60 votes to confirm nominees was common and dismissed suggestions that GOP colleagues would be reluctant to back him. Read more: Follow...
  • Sen. James Inhofe: Im backing Perry; Update: Perry leads new Gallup poll by 12 points

    08/24/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Rick Perry will pick up a conservative endorsement from Capitol Hill, according to a report today from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Senator James Inhofe told a Chamber of Commerce audience at the Tulsa Press Club that he plans on making good to a promise he made Rick Perry a year ago to be the first to endorse him for President: “I called Rick Perry a year ago and told him, ‘If you’re running for president, I’ll be the first to endorse you,’” Inhofe said at a State Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Tulsa Press Club.“I’m going to be that person on...