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September 17, 2021

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K Street counting on Senate to pare back Democrats’ tax plan

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House Democrats have proposed just over $2 trillion worth of tax increases in legislation unveiled Monday, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, roughly split between corporate tax provisions despised by powerful Washington business groups and individual rate hikes......

Debt limit looms as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The debt limit was part of a call between Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, a person familiar with the conversation told CBS News. As the U.S. barrels closer toward running out the......

Larry Nassar Senate hearing: Live updates on the USA gymnastics investigation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing. A motion filed July 28......

Senate panel hears from Simone Biles, Aly Raisman on FBI handling of Nassar case

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Four high-profile gymnasts, including Olympic superstar Simone Biles, are among the witnesses set to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI’s flawed handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.  Biles is set to appear for the first panel, joined......

Brazil Senate leader kills Bolsonaro decree criticized by tech firms

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President of Brazil’s Senate Rodrigo Pacheco listens to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday he would not consider President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree limiting social......

Lawmakers to grill SEC Chair Gensler on crypto during Senate hearing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Lawmakers, frustrated by a lack of obvious......

Senate Aides Try to Sway Rules Enforcer Over Including Immigration Overhaul in Budget Plan

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WASHINGTON — Republican aides challenged their Democratic counterparts on Friday in a debate before the Senate’s top rules enforcer that could determine whether as many as eight million undocumented immigrants have a path to citizenship. The debate, which took place behind closed doors, came as House committees were drafting and......

Blinken to testify before Senate panel next week on Afghanistan

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Secretary of State Antony Blinken will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to testify about the administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.  It is the first scheduled public hearing with administration officials since late last month,......

Klobuchar calls for eliminating Senate filibuster to protect abortion rights

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Now and over the next years, we just will get nowhere if we keep this filibuster in place,” the Minnesota Democrat, who has previously come out against ending the filibuster to address issues like voting rights and climate change,......

Mask wearing divides Michigan Senate despite recommendations

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here With COVID-19 infection rates increasing and a statewide debate raging over whether to require masks in schools, the Michigan Senate has become another showcase for the partisan divide over face coverings. On Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Senate convened......

As Herschel Walker eyes Georgia US Senate seat, a newly revealed stalking claim brings his troubled history under scrutiny

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The woman, a friend of Walker’s ex-wife, told police that the football star had been following her, and had previously made “threats to her” and had “her house watched.” The report did not specify the nature of the threats......

Cotton leads Senate GOP push on Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Our latest coverage of Afghanistan Their request is the latest example of Republicans’ continued pressure on Biden over his handling of the military exit from Afghanistan, a push that ramped up after a terrorist attack killed 13 service members last......

Texas Senate passes bill critics say restricts votes; goes to governor

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Voters line up at a polling station during Election Day in Houston, Texas, U.S., November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare LUBBOCK, Texas, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The Texas Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that critics say will unduly restrict voting access for minority voters, and the governor is expected to......

Trump disciples out to revolutionize Mitch McConnell’s Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The absolute fealty to Trump is only part of the change this class of candidates would herald. There are institutional implications for the Senate as well. The bipartisan infrastructure deal Ohio’s Sen. Rob Portman helped broker? Six of the top......

Former football star Herschel Walker aims to win Georgia senate seat

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Herschel Walker, the alleged domestic abusing, Russian roulette playing, not-so-great businessman announced on Tuesday his campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Can the former Bulldog and NFL star running back win? In a normal world, say, on Earth......

Herschel Walker launches Senate campaign in Georgia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Our country is at a crossroads, and I can’t sit on the sidelines anymore,” said Walker in a statement. “In the United States Senate, I will stand up for conservative values and get our country moving in the right......

House passes John Lewis voting rights bill that’s set to stall in Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Old battles have indeed become new again,” she said. “While literacy tests and poll taxes no longer exist, certain states and local jurisdictions have passed laws that are modern-day barriers to voting. As long as voter suppression exists, the need......

Former football star Herschel Walker files for Senate run in Georgia

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former University of Georgia and NFL running back Herschel Walker filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, making him the highest-profile Republican to jump into the race against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.  Walker’s campaign filed paperwork......

Herschel Walker registers to vote in Georgia ahead of potential Senate bid

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Max Greenwood Former NFL star Herschel Walker has registered to vote in Georgia ahead of a potential Senate bid in the state, records show. Voter information from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office shows that Walker registered to vote......

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