11 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

  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

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