Congress


Senator Udall Floats Garland Renomination

Senator Tom Udall suggested on Monday that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch be confirmed to the Court along with former President Barack Obama’s pick, Judge Merrick Garland. Garland was nominated by President Obama in the aftermath of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, but his nomination never progressed […]

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Trump Cabinet Gets First Two Secretaries

On the first day of President Donald Trump’s Administration, the Senate confirmed two of his Cabinet appointments. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was confirmed by the full Senate 98-1 while Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was confirmed 88-11. Senator Jeff Sessions, who was been nominated by President Trump to […]


House Republicans Move to Gut Ethics Panel

House Republicans moved to effectively gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday night. The rule change was approved 119-74 in the conference. The complete rules package will now be voted on tomorrow, during the new Congress’s first day. Representative Bob Goodlatte, who sponsored the proposal, announced the adopted […]

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Congress Overrides President Obama Veto

The Senate and the House of Representatives both voted on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a 9/11 lawsuit bill, overriding the President’s veto. This is the first overridden veto of President Obama’s administration. The last President to go without any overridden vetoes was President Lyndon B. Johnson. The […]

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