Tag: Senate Republicans

Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell’s inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden’s nominees to Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Why…

Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday’s presidential certification vote

Congress on Wednesday will be asked to certify state electors, setting the stage for Joe Biden’s inauguration as the country’s 46th president on Jan. 20. But, like so many things in the Trump era, it won’t be business as usual,…
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McConnell swats back at Trump amid Republican power struggle

It took four years and an election defeat. But someone with real power inside the Republican Party is standing up to — and swatting back — President Trump: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Why it matters: This is a preview…

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley says he will object to Electoral College certification of Biden’s win

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said in a statement Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, alleging that some states failed to follow their…

McConnell blocks Democrats’ attempt to unanimously pass $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) effort to unanimously pass a House standalone measure that would boost the size of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person. Why it matters: President…

The Republican Rift in Georgia, and Season’s Greetings from Ian Frazier

Illustration by Golden Cosmos President Trump’s supporters in Georgia are falsely accusing election officials of throwing the race to Joe Biden. Our Georgia correspondent explains how those same supporters may be a critical factor in the upcoming Senate runoff elections.…