17 thoughts on “Congressional work style

  1. 4therecord says:

    “President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats may have the facts on their side regarding the filibuster, but voters appear to care very little.
    While Biden and his Capitol Hill allies complain their legislative priorities are being impeded by Republicans and Senate rules in the 50-50 chamber, some voters are oblivious to the finer details. Polls show they simply blame Democrats for Washington’s latest gridlock.” https://news.yahoo.com/dc-excuse-making-voters-blame-110000087.html

  2. p/s says:

    Donald Trump Says ‘RINO Republicans’ Are ‘Being Played’ Over Infrastructure : warns Senate Republicans not to help President Biden to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and calls on them to maintain the tax cuts passed during his time in office. https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rino-republicans-are-being-played-over-infrastructure-1608524
    Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington issued a statement from the former president via Twitter on Friday.
    “Very important that Senate Republicans not allow our hard-earned tax reductions to be terminated or amended in an upward trajectory in any way, shape, or form,” the statement said.
    “They should not be making deals on increasing taxes for the fake infrastructure proposals being put forward by Democrats, almost all of which goes to the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda,” Trump said. https://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1413673761497354247

  3. Update says:

    Senate Republican leaders threatened on Monday to block a vote later this week advancing the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless the negotiators strike a deal on it.
    “We need to see the bill before voting to go to it,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “I think that’s pretty easily understood.”
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, set up a test vote for Wednesday on the legislation, which doesn’t exist yet, in order to spur the Republican and Democratic negotiators to write it. Schumer said on Monday that if the senators don’t draft it by Thursday, he will offer a bill consisting of relatively noncontroversial provisions, so the Senate can start debate on a key priority for the Biden administration.
    “I understand that both sides are working very hard to turn the bipartisan infrastructure framework into final legislation, and they will continue to have more time to debate, amend and perfect the bill once the Senate votes to take up this crucial issue,” Schumer said. “But they have been working on this bipartisan framework for more than a month already, and it’s time to begin the debate.”
    In June, the White House and a bipartisan Senate group agreed to a $579 billion framework to build roads, bridges, railroads and airports, along with water, power and broadband infrastructure projects. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/politics/senate-republicans-infrastructure-vote/index.html

  4. Nihil says:

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has a bright idea for stopping the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. He’ll just copy what Texas Democrats have done, and get out of town so that the Senate can’t muster a quorum to pass the bill. https://theweek.com/politics/1002753/lindsey-graham-senate-quorum-threat
    (7/19/21): GOP: Bipartisan infrastructure deal has ‘no chance’ on Wednesday
    As the Senate nears a pivotal test vote on a bipartisan framework, mounting Republican resistance to moving forward includes key moderates. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/19/gop-infrastructure-deal-500166

    • FOX says:

      Senate Republicans tout ‘difficult position’ they’ve put House Democrats on infrastructure https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-memo-infrastructure-house-democrats-difficult-position
      “Because of successful Senate Republican amendments, House Democrats could be forced to pass a budget resolution that upholds mainstream values antithetical to their radical positions,” the Senate Republican Communications Center memo says. (see SCRIBD)
      Senate Republicans are unanimously opposed to the spending plan, which would be funded through tax hikes on corporations and wealthy Americans. In the memo, McConnell’s team dubbed the initiative a “reckless tax and spending spree” and “the largest tax increase in American history.”

  5. Update says:

    The Senate took the next step on Friday to bring up a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden’s agenda.
    Senators voted 66-28 on a motion to proceed, a vote that will open up the legislative package to potential changes through the amendment process. Sixteen Republican senators voted with Senate Democrats in favor. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/politics/senate-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill/index.html

  6. Clubhouse turn says:

    “The Senate voted to break a filibuster Saturday and advance a massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after months of furious next negotiations, clearing a major hurdle for President Joe Biden’s agenda even as it will soon face an uncertain future in the House.
    Eighteen GOP senators joined Democrats to shut down debate on the bill Saturday afternoon. Senators are confident the bill will pass, but it’s now just a matter of how long that takes with the exact timing of a final vote still unclear. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the floor Saturday that the Senate would reconvene Sunday at noon to resume consideration of the bill.” (7:04 PM ET, Sat August 7, 2021) https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/07/politics/senate-infrastructure-weekend-work/index.html
    “Trump blasts $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package as ‘a disgrace’ before key vote, criticizes McConnell’s leadership” https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-mcconnell-republicans-key-vote-2021-8

  7. Solace of cynicism says:

    Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win : The approval came after months of negotiations and despite deficit concerns, reflecting an appetite in both parties for the long-awaited spending package. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/us/politics/infrastructure-bill-passes.html
    The vote, 69-30, was uncommonly bipartisan; the yes votes included Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, and 18 other Republicans who shrugged off increasingly shrill efforts by former President Donald Trump to derail it.
    But the measure now faces a potentially rocky and time-consuming path in the House, where the speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the nearly 100-member Progressive Caucus, have said they will not vote on it unless and until the Senate passes a separate, even more ambitious $3.5 trillion social policy bill this fall. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/us/politics/infrastructure-bill.html

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