On Monday, March 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, introduced by Committee Member Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of D.C.
SEN. RAPHAEL WARNOCK (D-GA): Before I begin my formal remarks today, I want to pause to condemn the hatred and violence that took eight precious lives last night in metropolitan Atlanta. I grieve with Georgians, with Americans, with people of love all across the world. This unspeakable violence, visited largely upon the Asian community, is… Continue reading Sen. Warnock Condemns Voter Suppression In First Senate Speech: “This Is Jim Crow In New Clothes”
Sen. Rand Paul to Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing on Thursday: “You want people to wear masks for another couple of years. You’ve been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show. You can’t get it again. There is virtually a zero percent chance that you’re going to get it and… Continue reading Rand Paul to Fauci: You’re Defying Everything We Know About Immunity By Telling Vaccinated People To Wear Masks
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) responded to House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) call to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee due to his ties to a Chinese spy in a speech delivered on the House floor on Thursday. Nadler said McCarthy is the one who “ought to be ashamed” and… Continue reading Nadler Defends Swalwell: Do We Know Everybody’s Associations? If Someone Is A Spy? No, “That’s Absurd”
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) called Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) racist in a Senate floor speech on Tuesday for saying he would have been more afraid if the Capitol rioters were Black Lives Matter rioters. SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-NJ): I take no pleasure in coming to the floor today. We in the Senate take pride in… Continue reading Sen. Menendez: Sen. Ron Johnson “Racist” For Comments About Capitol Riots And Black Lives Matter
A response to Rick Hasen.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned his Democratic colleagues Tuesday that if they move forward with plans to change the rules of the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, which requires a supermajority of 60 votes to pass most bills, Republicans will go “scorched Earth” next time they are in power. Getting rid of the filibuster… Continue reading McConnell Threatens “Scorched Earth Senate” If Democrats Eliminate Filibuster: “Like A 100-Car Pile-Up”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) took on President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general Vanita Gupta at a confirmation hearing last week for a past comment alleging that all Americans “have implicit biases and racial biases.” “You said we all have implicit biases and racial biases. That’s all. Every single American you accused of implicit… Continue reading Sen. Cotton vs. Biden DOJ Nominee Vanita Gupta: “Against Which Races Do You Harbor Racial Bias?”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Biden’s goal of having “small outdoor gatherings” on the 4th of July was “bizarre” and “out of step with science” during a floor speech Monday afternoon. “This is bizarre and problematic on several levels,” McConnell said. Let’s be clear: the federal government does not instruct free citizens how… Continue reading McConnell Blasts Biden’s “Bizarre” July 4 COVID Goal: “Gov’t Does Not Instruct Free Citizens How To Gather”
The House is expected to vote today on a version of the COVID-19 relief plan that passed the Senate 50-49 last week after a series of