After Ginsburg: McConnell Pledges Quick Vote on Successor

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just over six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates.

McConnell, in a statement just over an hour after Ginsburg’s death was announced, declared unequivocally that Trump’s nominee would receive a vote, even though he had stalled President Barack Obama’s choice for months ahead of the 2016 election, eventually preventing a vote.

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Commentary: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Coronavirus Stimulus

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package and sent it to the president. What initially began as a bill designed to help the workers and families hurt by job loss or disruption caused by government measures to fight coronavirus morphed into an 880-page behemoth.

Here are the highlights: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Blackburn Joins GOP Senators in Blocking Democrats’ Efforts to Pass Election Security Bills

Senate Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), blocked three election security bills on Wednesday, the second time in two days they blocked such legislation, The Hill reported.

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Blackburn Votes No as Budget-Busting Deal Pass in the Senate

  U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released a statement after her vote against the massive Bipartisan Budget Agreement that the Senate approved. “Governance requires tough choices, and if everything is a priority then nothing is a priority. Our priority should be ensuring our men and women in uniform have the…

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Trump Continues to Hammer Health Care Messaging, Ropes Four Senators Into His Fight

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump continued with criticism of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and touted four Republican senators he said will fix the ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare, in a tweet Monday. “The cost of ObamaCare is far too high for our great citizens. The deductibles, in…

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Dems Consider Voting ‘Present’ on Green New Deal to Shield Each Other

by Jason Hopkins   Democrats may simply vote “present” if the Green New Deal resolution is put up for vote on the Senate floor, protecting members of their caucus from taking a public stance on the contentious resolution. “I’m still pondering it. A lot of Democrats may vote — we’ll…

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Commentary: Will Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell Pass President Trump’s Tax Plan?

by CHQ Staff   President Trump has released the framework for his tax reform and reduction plan to positive reaction from conservatives. Our friends at the Club for Growth issued a statement saying, “Fundamental tax reform comes around only once in a generation, and this is our chance.  The outline…

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