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January 28, 2022

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Walker defies Trump, says he’ll stay in N.C. Senate race

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump last summer endorsed Budd in the primary. But the congressman has failed to secure a significant lead over McCrory, despite the Club for Growth’s super PAC pledging at least $10 million to boost his campaign. Walker in early December......

CA law requiring businesses to disclose greenhouse gas emissions passes Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Madison Hirneisen | The Center Square California Senate lawmakers passed a first-in-the-nation law on Wednesday that would require U.S.-based companies conducting business in the state and generating over $1 billion in revenue annually to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.......

Democrats’ bid to keep the Senate will involve plans to fight inflation and promises for a renewed agenda

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock speaks during a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia on December 15, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Democrats scrambling to retain control of the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections plan to......

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.” The bill does not mention or define critical race theory.......

Bill to expand school vouchers because of COVID closures advances in Tennessee Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jon Styf | The Center Square A Tennessee Senate committee recommended Wednesday a bill to allow for the expansion of a school voucher system because of COVID-19-related school closures. Senate Bill 1674 would allow for educational savings accounts (ESAs)......

Back-to-back losses for Democrats as they fail to change Senate procedures, pass sweeping voting rights law

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Back-to-back losses for Democrats as they fail to change Senate procedures, pass sweeping voting rights law – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In a Wednesday night vote, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined their Republican colleagues to......

The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Connected Commerce Council – Dems regroup as Biden agenda stumbles

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cate Martel   Presented by Connected Commerce Council   To view past editions of The Hill’s 12:30 Report, click here: https://bit.ly/30ARS1U  To receive The Hill’s 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/2UoupvN    –> A midday take on what’s happening......

Senate Democrats fail to change rules on filibuster to pass voting rights

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from moving forward on voting rights legislation, and Democrats failed to get 50 votes to change the Senate rules to move forward with the legislation with a simple majority.  The dramatic night started with the......

Schumer opted for modest rules reform after pushback from moderates

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Bolton Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats make final plea for voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown DACA highlights pitfalls of legalization schemes The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Schumer tees up doomed election reform......

Voting rights fight shifts back to statehouses as Senate Democrats fail to advance national protections

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Seizing on former President Donald Trump‘s lies about widespread voter fraud, Republicans in statehouses across the country last year enacted a series of new laws limiting access to mail-in voting, imposing new identification requirements, narrowing early voting options and......

Biden ‘profoundly disappointed’ after voting rights push fails in Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brad Dress President BidenJoe BidenBiden says he didn’t ‘overpromise’ Finland PM pledges ‘extremely tough’ sanctions should Russia invade Ukraine Russia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable MORE released a statement saying he was “profoundly disappointed” that the U.S. Senate “failed......

Peters, Democrats press for passing election reform bills in ‘splintered’ Senate

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Michigan’s Democratic senators pointed Wednesday to Republican efforts to rewrite election laws in Lansing and other state capitals as driving the need to change federal election laws in Congress to protect access to the ballot box.  In a speech on......

Senate GOP blocks election bill, setting up filibuster face-off

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a sweeping election bill, setting up a doomed push by Senate Democrats to try to change the chamber’s legislative filibuster.   Democrats spent the hours leading up to the vote making an 11th hour......

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