March 21, 2024

Senators Say TikTok Bill Needs to Be Amended Before Becoming Law

‘We don’t want to overshoot the target here but we don’t want to miss,’ says Marco Rubio. Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate will review and amend a proposed bill that could ban TikTok before considering it for a vote. Though the House rushed through a vote on the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications […]

March 21, 2024

House Bars Presidents From Banning Fracking, Blocks Oil and Gas Royalty Hikes—Again

Chamber’s GOP leaders launch ‘Energy Week’ with bills recycled from adopted 2023 omnibus never submitted to the Senate, drawing mockery from Democrats. The House has adopted the first two measures in a six-bill package to restore the United States’ “energy dominance” and roll back President Joe Biden’s “green energy policies” that Republicans say increase energy […]

March 21, 2024

Trump’s PACs Paid $6.5 Million in Legal Bills in February

So far in 2024, political committees tied to former President Donald Trump have covered more than $10 million in legal expenses. Former President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to cover multimillion-dollar legal expenses, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. On the evening of March 20, key cogs in President Trump’s financial machine published their February […]

March 21, 2024

Rubio Introduces Bill to Make Lobbyists Choose Between the US and Chinese Communist Party

‘Lobbying for both the Chinese and American defense industrial base risks significant conflicts of interest,’ the U.S. senator said. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill Wednesday to require U.S. lobbyists to choose between representing the interests of the United States and those of communist China. The proposed legislation, dubbed the “CCP Lobbying Divestment Act,” […]

March 21, 2024

Senate ‘Reproductive Freedoms’ Hearing Turns Into IVF Debate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the committee was having a hearing on IVF because Democrats cannot defend their position on abortion. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing chaired Wednesday by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), lawmakers debated both abortion and in vitro fertilization (IVF), a procedure in which a human egg is fertilized in a laboratory, […]

March 21, 2024

Alabama Gov. Signs Bill Banning Ballot Harvesting

Opponents say it’s a solution to a non-existent problem. In what Republicans have pitched as enhancing Alabama’s election security, GOP Gov. Kay Ivey officially signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) into law on March 20, a decision that has sparked a broad spectrum of reactions across the state. Sponsored by State Senator Garlan Gudger and State […]

March 20, 2024

Democratic Senator Rejects Biden Judicial Nominee as ‘Deeply Concerning’

A Biden administration judicial nominee that has faced pushback from Republicans since he was announced for the job now faces opposition from within President Joe Biden’s own party, as a key Senate Democrat said this week she could not support the nominee.  President Biden nominated Adeel Mangi to serve as a U.S. Circuit Judge for […]

March 20, 2024

‘The Bidens Sell Joe Biden’: House GOP Calls Out Biden Family in Testy Impeachment Inquiry Hearing

Republicans accuse the Bidens of selling the family name in an impeachment inquiry that House Democrats call a ’spectacular failure.’ Sparks flew on Capitol Hill on March 20 as Hunter Biden’s ex-business associates clashed with House Democrats seeking to discredit their testimony. The Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden alleges that he and his […]