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GOP’s Border Adjustment Tax Reform Plan On Life Support

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/18/2017 at 2:00pm

House Republicans desperately want to reform taxes, but so far the only plan they have developed has gained no leverage. That’s because border adjustment makes up a majority of the plan, which few, including top retailers, want anything to do with.

The border adjustment is a tariff. It adds a tax on...

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:45pm 2/17/2017 at 12:45pm

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA with 52 yes votes and 46 no votes.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only Republican to vote no. Pruitt received two Democrat yes votes: Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota and Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

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Four GOP Senators Deny CNN Report They Decided to Vote Against Puzder for Labor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00am 2/14/2017 at 7:00am

I came across this CNN article that Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder faced many hurdles before his Thursday confirmation hearing because four GOP senators decided to withhold their support. The fast food executive will face the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

These anonymous sources pointed their fingers at...

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Senate Confirms Mnuchin for Treasury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/13/2017 at 7:00pm

The Senate has confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary for President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

As expected, all Republicans voted for Mnuchin. It was expected to go down party lines, but West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin voted yes as well. The vote ended 53-47.

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Senate Confirms Tom Price as HHS Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00am 2/10/2017 at 10:00am

Voting along party lines, the Senate has confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Democrats once again held the Senate to a 30 hour debate to change minds of the Republicans, but failed once again.

This is a huge first step for Republicans in...

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Alabama AG Luther Strange Appointed to Sessions’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/9/2017 at 3:00pm

On Wednesday evening, the Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the next attorney general. Alabama GOP Governor Robert Bentley handed the seat to the state’s Attorney General Luther Strange.

Strange’s swearing in will occur on Thursday.

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NRATV: Dana Loesch Rips Into Elizabeth Warren

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:30pm 2/9/2017 at 12:30pm

The Blaze’s Dana Loesch tore into Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday on NRATV after the senator called now confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions a hypocritical racist during his confirmation debate. Loesch pointed out that Warren is actually the hypocritical racist:

“A racist who appropriated an entire ethnicity so that she could get a...

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Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/8/2017 at 6:00pm

The Senate has confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the next attorney general. The Democrats attempted to persuade their colleagues with a 24 hour debate, but they lost one of their own.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted yes for Sessions. Therefore, Sessions won with 52 yes votes and 47 no votes. Sessions...

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Sessions Passes Procedural Vote, Confirmation Set for Wednesday

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:00pm 2/7/2017 at 5:00pm

The Senate passed a procedural vote 52-47 on Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to become the next attorney general. They will hold his confirmation on Wednesday. From The Washington Times:

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Senate Confirms DeVos for Education With Pence Tie-Break Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:30am 2/7/2017 at 11:30am

The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education after Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking vote for her. DeVos became the most contested nominee for a Cabinet position for President Donald Trump.

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DeVos has Final Vote on Monday After Senate Advances Her

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/3/2017 at 1:00pm

The Senate woke up bright and early Friday morning to vote on President Donald Trump’s education secretary Betsy DeVos to advance her to a final vote on Monday.

She advanced with a 52-48 vote, but her confirmation vote will not come easy.

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Rex Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/1/2017 at 6:30pm

The Senate confirmed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of State today. From The Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Tillerson’s confirmation was the most contentious in at le...

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Murkowski, Collins Will Not Vote for DeVos

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 3:02pm 2/1/2017 at 3:02pm

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, may have escaped her Senate committee hearing, but she just lost two Republicans on the Senate floor. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine told the Senate that neither one can vote to confirm DeVos:

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Sessions Approved While GOP Changes Committee Rules to Approve Price, Mnuchin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1:03pm 2/1/2017 at 1:03pm

Senate Republicans found a way to end the Democrat boycott of approval votes for President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee changed the rule stating at least one member from each party must attend a meeting for the committee to do its work.

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Senate Confirms Chao While Committee Fights Over Sessions, Approves DeVos

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/31/2017 at 4:00pm

It’s a grand old time in the Senate today! I reported earlier that a few Senate Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the vote to approve Rep. Tom Price as Human and Health Services (HHS) Secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. The drama did not end there.

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Democrats Boycotting Committee Votes for Price, Mnuchin

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:30am 1/31/2017 at 11:30am

Crybabies. Some Senate Democrats have decided to boycott committee votes to advance Re. Tom Price (R-GA) for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. From The Hill:

“I can’t understand why senators, who know we’re going to have these two people go through, can’t support the committee,”...

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Rand Paul Delivers His Obamacare Replacement Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/26/2017 at 3:00pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has delivered his plan to replace Obamacare. The GOP wants to repeal the law as soon as possible, but Paul has urged the party to wait until they have a proper replacement plan in place to activate. He also noted that President Donald Trump and House Speaker...

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