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  • Senate passes Kennedy and Van Hollen’s bill to kick deceitful Chinese companies off U.S. exchanges

    05/21/2020 8:40:19 AM PDT · by posterchild · 14 replies
    Sen Kennedy website ^ | May 20,2020 | Kennedy staff
    The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act prohibits securities of a company from being listed on any of the U.S. securities exchanges if the company has failed to comply with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) audits for three years in a row. The bill would also require public companies to disclose whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government, including China’s communist government.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown inquires of Treasury’s Steven Mnuchin: ‘How many workers should give their lives to increase the GDP or the Dow Jones by a thousand points?’

    05/19/2020 12:16:22 PM PDT · by reed13k · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 19, 2020 | Victor Reklaitis and Greg Robb
    That line came from Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio in a tense exchange on Tuesday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over efforts to reopen the U.S. economy after lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • Congress nowhere close to a coronavirus deal as unemployment spikes

    05/17/2020 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 5/17/20 | Burgess Everett
    Americans hoping for the next round of coronavirus relief will probably be waiting for weeks - if not much longer Though House Democrats on Friday passed a sweeping, $3 trillion stimulus bill built around aid for local governments and a fresh batch of direct payments to the public, the Republican Senate majority has no immediate plans to produce an alternative. Instead, senators are expected to consider a handful of lifetime judicial appointments this week and then head home for the Memorial Day recess. There’s basically zero bipartisan talk among congressional leaders right now in Washington about what to do next....
  • These Are The 37 Senators That Voted To Allow FBI To Look At Your Internet History Without A Warrant

    05/17/2020 1:48:04 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 63 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.17.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    The US Senate has voted to give law enforcement agencies access to web browsing data without a warrant, dramatically expanding the government’s surveillance powers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A bipartisan amendment that would have prohibited law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, from obtaining the web browsing and internet search histories of Americans without a warrant failed to pass in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by a single vote. We are talking about the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020 that would have required authorities to obtain a warrant before gaining access to American internet browsing and...
  • Nancy Pelosi Declares War On The American People In Her Latest Bogus ‘Rescue Package’

    05/15/2020 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Sen Marsha Blackburn
    By their own standards, the House Democrats’ Round 4 “rescue package” is a flop. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set herself up to fail by instructing her caucus and surrogates to insist that Congress prioritize testing, testing, and more testing in future rounds of coronavirus response funding. At the end of the day, Democrats scrounged up a budget for those tests amounting to less than 1 percent of the $3 trillion package Pelosi introduced this week. Instead of putting their money where their mouth is, they slapped together a leftist wish list dedicated to causes unrelated to the pandemic. It is...
  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia turns over stock documents to Justice Dept., SEC, Senate ethics panel

    05/14/2020 11:11:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, has turned over personal stock documents and other information to federal authorities amid scrutiny over transactions she allegedly made after attending a January government briefing on the coronavirus, Fox News confirmed Thursday. “Senator Loeffler has forwarded documents and information to DOJ, the SEC, and the Senate Ethics Committee establishing that she and her husband acted entirely appropriately and observed both the letter and the spirit of the law,” a Loeffler spokesperson told Fox, referring to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The documents and information demonstrated her and her husband’s lack of...
  • McConnell rips Democrats for proposing marijuana 'diversity detectives' in coronavirus relief bill

    05/14/2020 3:04:12 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2020 | Andrew Blake
    Mr. McConnell took issue with the sheer number of times the new House bill mentions marijuana and criticized its requirement that the government study diversity within the nation’s cannabis industry, signaling the package is unlikely to fare well if considered in the Senate. “The word ‘cannabis’ appears in the bill 68 times. More times than the word ‘job’ and four times as many as the word ‘hire’,” Mr. McConnell complained. “Maybe it’s best if House Democrats focus on cannabis studies and leave economics to the rest of us,” he said on the Senate floor. “This is a totally unserious effort.”
  • Here's Who Just Voted to Let the FBI Seize Your Online Search History Without a Warrant

    05/14/2020 12:01:28 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 60 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12 May 2020 | Dell Cameron
    A bipartisan amendment that would have prohibited law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, from obtaining the web browsing and internet search histories of Americans without a warrant failed to pass in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by a single vote. Twenty-seven Republicans and 10 Democrats voted against the amendment to H.R. 6172, which will reauthorize lapsed surveillance powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The amendment offered up by Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, and Sen. Steve Daines, Republican of Montana, would have forced the government to get a warrant before obtaining the internet search history of...
  • Senator Burr steps down as chair of Senate Intelligence committee, amid stock trading issue

    05/14/2020 9:39:35 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 61 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sophie Mann
    The North Carolina Republican is stepping down amid an investigation into stock trades he made as the coronavirus pandemic began North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday announced that he would be stepping down as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee. His resignation from the post comes as the FBI investigation into stock market trades he made at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic ramping up. "Senator Burr contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation. We agreed that this decision...
  • Senate adds more legal protections to FISA bill, win for privacy hawks

    05/13/2020 6:02:07 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/20 06:52 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday approved more legal protections for some individuals targeted by a shadowy surveillance court. The 77-19 vote, which will add language to a House-passed bill, marks a victory for privacy hawks who have raised red flags about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court for years. But it also adds a snag to getting the bill to Trump's desk. Because senators voted to amend the House bill, once it is passed by the Senate, which is expected to happen on Thursday, it will have to be sent back to the House to be passed for a second...
  • Senate panel moves to issue subpoena in probe of Hunter Biden in Ukraine

    05/13/2020 8:25:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 5/13/2020 | john Solomon
    Vote scheduled next week follows revelations Democrat-connected firm was meeting with U.S. embassy over Hunter Biden affair. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday scheduled a vote for next week to issue a subpoena to a Democratic consulting firm that has emerged as a key figure in the probe of Hunter Biden's business activities in Ukraine. The move by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the committee's chairman, signals the panel's probe is escalating after months of interviews and gathering of documents, including Obama-era memos obtained from the National Archives. The focus of the probe is whether Vice President...
  • Senator and Doctor Rand Paul Questions Dr. Fauci, Drops a Bomb in Senate Hearing: Fauci Makes Some Concessions

    05/13/2020 7:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/13/2020 | BY STACEY LENNOX
    Senator Rand Paul had the best five minutes in the first two hours of the hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today. It is clear he has been abiding by shelter-in-place orders because his hair and beard look dangerously close to qualifying him to join the cast of Duck Dynasty. However, his questions could not have been more on point. The doctor in Rand Paul took over for the questioning. He began by challenging Dr. Fauci on the media narrative that there is no evidence that patients who survive coronavirus have immunity. To be helpful Paul...
  • US Senate state of play: Dems favored to win control now?

    05/13/2020 5:28:35 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 66 replies
    Senate forecast is out and right now Dems have a (somewhat) clear advantage to take control. Here goes: Arizona: McSally hasn’t led a single poll. Trump trails Biden in most polls too so she can’t count on coattails. Dem gain. Colorado: Gardner is down double digits and Trump will Lose CO by double digits. This one is off the board. Dem gain. Maine: Collins is struggling in polling but she knows how to win in Maine. We’ll see. Currently a toss up. Georgia: Internal GOP polling just released shows Biden in the LEAD, albeit within the margin of error. Perdue...
  • US Senate Passes Bill Backing Taiwan’s Participation in WHO

    05/12/2020 5:29:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/12/2020 | Cathy He
    The U.S. Senate on May 11 unanimously passed a bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), the latest move in an international campaign to counter Beijing’s efforts to isolate the island state. The bill directs Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to develop a strategy for Taiwan to regain observer status at the World Health Assembly—the decision-making body of the WHO, which is due to meet next week. The Chinese regime, which views the self-ruled island as part of its territory, has blocked Taiwan’s participation in the body since President Tsai Ing-wen was first elected in 2016. The...
  • PREVIEW: Dr. Fauci will warn of opening the country up prematurely at today’s hearing

    05/12/2020 5:16:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 12, 2020 | Greg P.
    It will be one of the first opportunities for Dr. Fauci to tell Americans the truth without President Trump lurking over his shoulder in a White House press conference. — Chuck Schumer . . . “The major message that I wish to convey…is the danger of trying to open the country prematurely,” Dr. Fauci told the New York Times. “If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines…then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks."
  • Schumer tells Fauci before Senate coronavirus testimony: 'Let it rip'

    05/11/2020 10:55:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    In eager anticipation of the Senate's virtual hearings with four top doctors from President Trump's coronavirus task force, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Dr. Anthony Fauci to "let it rip." Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is scheduled to testify for the first time before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about the way Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. "Until now, we've mostly heard from the members of the coronavirus task force through the distorted lens of the White House press conference where the president often prevents them from answering...
  • Tara Reade's attorney asks Biden to authorize search of his Senate papers

    05/11/2020 12:49:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 11 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Tara Reade’s attorney is asking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to authorize a search of his Senate papers for a complaint she reportedly filed around 1993. Reade’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, wrote a letter to Biden on Monday requesting the candidate “immediately open up” his archives at the University of Delaware and authorize a search to determine whether they contain any records related to Reade. Reade says Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she was a staff assistant to the then-senator. Biden denies the allegation. Reade said she wrote and submitted accusations of workplace discrimination and harassment by Biden...
  • Senate Denies Joe Biden’s Request To Look For Tara Reade Records

    05/04/2020 9:42:05 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 27 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 5/4/20 | Marina Fang
    Officials at the U.S. Senate said Monday that they do not have the legal authority to release records related to Tara Reade, who alleges presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her when she worked for him in the Senate in the early 1990s. “Senate Legal Counsel advises that the Secretary has no discretion to disclose any such information,” Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams said in a statement. She cited confidentiality procedures laid out in employment and civil rights laws related to Senate and government employees, as well as a Senate resolution deeming that “disclosure of Senate...
  • Lindsey Graham: I’ve Never Seen Biden Do Anything ‘Untoward Toward a Woman’

    05/02/2020 12:07:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1,2020 | Joshua Caplin
    Appearing Friday on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he has never seen former Vice President Joe Biden do anything “untoward toward a woman” as the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee faces an allegation of sexual assault from former Senate staffer Tara Reade.