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  • Mayor Durkan vetoes council’s 2020 budget revision that would have cut up to 100 Seattle police officers

    08/22/2020 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/21/20 | Evan Bush
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, after vetoing Friday the revised 2020 budget approved last week by the City Council, called for new collaboration with council members, with whom she’s often been at odds. “The people of Seattle expect us to work together,” Durkan said during a Friday afternoon news conference, adding that she had spoken to Council President M. Lorena González on how to “make changes in a more thoughtful, deliberate way.” The council’s adjustments to the budget would have cut up to 100 police officers, slashed the salaries of police command staff and also scrapped the city’s Navigation Team, which...
  • North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools

    07/09/2020 6:04:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2020, the Democrat Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, vetoed Bill H652, also known as “The Second Amendment Protection Act”. From the Bill: AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.H625 has three other mild and incremental reforms of North Carolina weapons law. Allows a person who allowed their permit to carry to lapse, to renew it within 60 days...
  • Pelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat

    05/27/2020 10:04:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Jordain Carney and Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yanked a vote scheduled for Wednesday night on a bill reauthorizing lapsed surveillance programs after opposition from Republicans and progressives made it unclear if it could pass. “Members are advised that votes are no longer expected in the House tonight,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) office announced shortly after 9:30 p.m. A Democratic aide confirmed that there would be “no further votes” in the House on Wednesday. The decision to pull the vote comes after House Democratic leadership vowed on Wednesday to give the legislation a vote and worked furiously behind the scenes to...
  • Pelosi calls $3T coronavirus relief bill Democrats' starting offer as White House issues veto threat

    05/14/2020 10:57:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Thursday the long odds of the Democrats' $3 trillion coronavirus relief legislation of becoming law and suggested the massive bill could be a starting point of negotiations with the White House and Senate. "We're putting our offer on the table, we're open to negotiation," Pelosi said Thursday on the eve of the planned vote on the HEROES Act. Her comments came just as the White House issued an official veto threat on the legislation, accusing Democrats of wanting to pass "long-standing partisan and ideological wish lists" rather than addressing the nation's public health and economic...
  • Statement from the President Regarding Veto of S.J. Res. 68

    05/07/2020 12:28:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 6, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Today, I vetoed S.J. Res. 68, which purported to direct me to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces in hostilities against Iran. This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party. The few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands. In addition, S.J. Res. 68 is based on misunderstandings of facts and law. Contrary to the resolution, the United States is not engaged in the use of force against Iran. Four months ago, I took decisive action to...
  • Presidential Veto Message to the Senate for S.J. Res. 68

    05/07/2020 12:27:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 6, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 68, a joint resolution that purports to direct the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces in hostilities against Iran. This indefinite prohibition is unnecessary and dangerous. It would weaken the President’s authority in violation of Article II of the Constitution, and endanger the lives of American citizens and brave service members.This joint resolution is unnecessary because it rests upon a faulty premise. Due to my decisive actions and effective policies, the United States is not engaged in the use of...
  • Whitmer vetoes bill that would have reopened some businesses sooner

    05/05/2020 11:57:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    mlive ^ | 5/05/20 | Taylor DesOrmeau
    NOTE: This story has been edited to reflect that the final version of the bill didn’t attempt to reduce the amount of time a governor could call for a state of emergency. As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed legislation that would have shortened the length of some of her executive orders. Senate Bill 858 would have amended Michigan’s Emergency Management Act of 1976, laying out deadlines for when some of Whitmer’s executive orders would end. Notably, it would have allowed restaurants, bars, gyms and other public-facing businesses to open May 15 with social distancing measures in place. The bill...
  • PA Gov. Wolf Rejects Telemedicine Bill that Excludes At-Home Abortions

    05/05/2020 6:34:38 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/2020 | Breitbart
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have expanded telemedicine services during the coronavirus outbreak because it excluded access to at-home, drug-induced abortions. Wolf, who has typically rejected pro-life legislation, vetoed Senate Bill 857, a measure that would have expanded virtual medical services for those unable to see their doctors in person, because the bill prohibited access to drugs to induce at-home abortions. In a veto message, the governor said a Pennsylvania House amendment to the legislation that banned telemedicine services that are not approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation...
  • Trump and Washington & Others & Their Use Of The Veto – Revisiting Restraint? An exercise in evaluating the balance needed between discipline and freedom.

    04/05/2020 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    I would like to know what Freeepers have to say about evaluating presidents through their use (or overuse/underuse?) of the veto. The first thing I noticed was POTUS 45’s low rate of use of the veto compared with other eras. How do Freeepers evaluate Trump’s use of the veto? Here are some facts: 298 years ago, on April 5, 1792, President Washington (should we now call him POTUS 01 or POTUS 1?) exercised the first presidential veto. If I am not mistaken, he blocked legislation that would have given Northern states more seats per head of population than Southern States....
  • Republicans Cave To Pelosi, Unanimously Vote To Give $350 Million To Refugees, Migrants

    03/26/2020 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 278 replies
    dailycaller ^ | March 26, 2020 | justincaruso
    Republican and Democratic senators unanimously voted to pass a coronavirus relief bill late Wednesday that gives $350,000,000 to assist refugees and migrants.Earlier this week, it was revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s relief package would include $300,000,000 for refugee assistance. The new bill, approved by the Senate and now headed to the House, includes an additional $50 million on top of Pelosi’s initial $300 million for refugees.On page 817 of the 880-page bill, the measure calls for “an additional amount for ‘Migration and Refugee Assistance’, $350,000,000, to remain available until expended, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”Excerpt, read...
  • Stimulus Pork

    03/26/2020 3:17:42 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 24 replies
    Dumb Dems of California (Facebook group) ^ | 3-26-20 | Dumb Dems of CA
    Total absurdity of a "Virus Bill" listed: Here's a review of what's in this stimulus package.. Courtesy of Dave Wukawitz âś…HereÂ’s whatÂ’s in the stimulus deal. $100,000,000 to NASA, because, who knows why. $20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why the hell not $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts / because why not $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn't enough $435,000,000 for mental health support / thats a lot of suicide hotlines $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education...
  • U.S. spending deal would raise tobacco age, deny some of Trump border wall funding

    12/16/2019 1:11:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 16, 2019 | by Richard Cowan, Susan Cornwell
    Congress would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) taxes under a massive government spending bill due to be released later on Monday, congressional sources said. Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope to pass the $1.4 trillion spending bill before current government funding runs out on Saturday, to avoid a partial government shutdown and head off the kind of messy budget battle that resulted in a record 35-day interruption of government services late last year and early this year. The legislation, worked out during weeks of negotiations between leading lawmakers...
  • U.S. Senators Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Preventing Trump Assault on Federal Labor Unions

    11/22/2019 7:48:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | 11/21/2019 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity. Senators join House members in call to protect federal employees’ union rights WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees is echoing a call from 43 U.S. Senators for Congress to take immediate action to prevent the White House from undermining the collective bargaining rights of federal employees.In a letter sent today to Senate leadership and appropriators, the senators say that the FY 2020 funding bill being...
  • S.J. Res. 54 Veto Message (Pres. Trump refuses to end National Emergency status re the border)

    10/16/2019 11:34:23 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/16/19 | President Donald Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 54, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, regarding the ongoing crisis on our southern border. I am doing so for the same reasons I returned an identical resolution, H.J. Res. 46, to the House of Representatives without my approval on March 15, 2019. Proclamation 9844 has helped the Federal Government address the national emergency on our southern border. It has empowered my Administration’s Government-wide strategy to...
  • Sen. Mike Lee’s Green Card Giveaway for Big Tech Blocked in Senate, for Now

    09/20/2019 12:25:16 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    [...] On Thursday, as Lee attempted to push through his and Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) S. 386 — legislation that would allow Indian nationals to effectively monopolize the U.S. green card system for at least ten years — Perdue blocked a vote because he is concerned about the impact the plan will have on rural healthcare industries. “I support this bill … we have some language that needs to be clarified,” Perdue said. “And I still have some concerns about the impact this legislation would have on some specific industries in my state and in the country.” Lee said he...
  • North Carolina Dems accuse Republicans of deception in vote to override governor’s budget veto

    09/12/2019 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | 9/11/19
    **SNIP** When the vote to overturn Cooper’s veto was brought up Wednesday morning, Democratic state Reps. Deb Butler and Mary Belk - some of the few Democrats on the House floor - voiced objection. Butler accused Republicans of “trickery” and hijacking the democratic process. “This is a travesty of the process and you know it,” Rep. Deb Butler said as the voting got underway. She shouted several times, “We will not yield.” “Our leadership is not present. This is improper,” Butler said, adding later, “There’s no one here, because we have been deceived.”
  • Shaping the Presidency Part IV

    08/15/2019 1:26:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 15th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: June 4th. Benjamin Franklin - “The first man at the helm will be a good one. The road to the Framers’ Electoral College was . . . arduous. At the open of today’s business, again in the committee-of-the-whole, one man would hold the executive office, be elected by the House of Representatives, and would remain in office for one seven-year term. His duty was to execute the law and the executive powers granted to Congress in the Articles of Confederation. One and all knew perfectly well who was to be the first good man in the executive office. We...
  • House Passes Equality Act

    05/17/2019 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    The House voted 236-173 Friday to pass Democrats’ Equality Act, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This is not about tolerance,” Pelosi said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.” “We won the fight in the House today, and we will continue until we see these protections become law,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., tweeted moments after the bill passed. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Senate due to its Republican majority, adds sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, or...
  • Rep. Pallone: ‘We’re Not Going to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement’

    03/30/2019 6:42:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/29/2019 | Dimitri Simes
    On March 27, House Democrats introduced H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would forbid using federal funds “to take any actions to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement” and would mandate President Donald Trump to submit a plan for meeting U.S. commitments under the U.N.-brokered accord. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, declared, “We’re not going to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.” Speaking at Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Pallone argued that President Trump’s 2017 announcement that the United States...
  • Pelosi Calls For ‘Override’ After Trump Vetos Congressional Vote To End Emergency

    03/17/2019 2:16:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/16/19 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – One day after President Trump issued his first veto, Democrats vowed to override it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco Saturday talking with members of the women’s organization, The Wing. Speaker Pelosi told KPIX 5 she’s going call for an override vote on March 26, even if they don’t have the supermajority needed to overturn the veto. She said it’s a matter of putting everyone on record.