Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

President-elect Joe Biden discusses health care plans at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) A trio of moderate Republican senators have indicated they will vote to approve Joe Biden’s cabinet appointments as long as they are “traditional,” in comments to Politico published Friday. Depending on the outcome of … Read more

Why so few Republican senators in competitive races spoke at the RNC

Why so few Republican senators in competitive races spoke at the RNC

Republican senators are defending a lot of turf in the 2020 elections. You’d never know it from watching this year’s Republican National Convention. On Wednesday night, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) was the lone Republican incumbent in a toss-up Senate race to address the GOP convention with a primetime speech. Six other senators who are in … Read more

Ron Johnson Says GOP Senators on Homeland Security Committee Blocking Subpoenas of Comey, Brennan; Committee Says Comments Were Based on a Misunderstanding

Ron Johnson Says GOP Senators on Homeland Security Committee Blocking Subpoenas of Comey, Brennan; Committee Says Comments Were Based on a Misunderstanding

Senator Ron Johnson (R., WI) questions Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, at a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., August 6, 2020 (Toni Sandys/Reuters) Update 4:30 p.m.: Senator Johnson’s committee said his comments with Hugh Hewitt earlier on Wednesday were based on a misunderstanding, and that no Republican committee members are currently blocking subpoenas. … Read more

China Sanctions U.S. Senators over Hong Kong, Avoids Trump Administration Officials

GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) China on Monday sanctioned eleven U.S. citizens, including several U.S. senators, in retaliation for sanctions Washington imposed on Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong for their role in stifling political freedoms … Read more

GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal

GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media during the coronavirus outbreak, in Washington, March 22, 2020. (Mary F. Calvert/Reuters) Republican senators are piecing together an additional coronavirus aid package to counter House Democrats’ phase-4 aid proposal. The GOP bill in its current form will provide an additional $1.3 trillion in economic … Read more

US Senators Debate Digital Dollar As China Prepares to Launch Virtual Yuan

US Senators Debate Digital Dollar As China Prepares to Launch Virtual Yuan

US legislators are taking a close look at the pros and cons of a digital dollar. In a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee held on Tuesday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) explained why he believes the United States has to have its own virtual currency. “The US needs a digital dollar… The US dollar has … Read more

GOP Senators Propose Scrapping Columbus Day, Adding Juneteenth Federal Holiday

The head of a statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled off overnight amid protests against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Boston, Mass., June 10, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Republican senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.) introduced an amendment Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with … Read more

GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) Four Senate Republicans sent a letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Tuesday asking for the agency to act on President Trump’s executive order regarding tech censorship by “clearly” defining Section 230 … Read more

Some senators want to stop police from getting military-grade equipment or weapons

Some senators want to stop police from getting military-grade equipment or weapons

A small group of legislators is work on legislation delay the militarization of local police forces, as a result of national uprisings against police brutality. Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz (D) announced Monday that he would introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to end the 1033 program, allowing the U.S. military to … Read more

Kelly Loeffler and 2 other senators are no longer being investigated for insider trading

Kelly Loeffler and 2 other senators are no longer being investigated for insider trading

The Department of Justice is dropping its insider trading investigation into the coronavirus-related stock trades of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), according to a Wall Street Journal report. The department is still investigating trades made by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), however — as part of that investigation, a cell … Read more