The last 24 hours have not been good.Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) says on the ongoing debate over the debt ceiling and government shutdown in Washington D.C. There has been a back and forth on deals to reopen the government and possibly raise the debt ceiling in the U.S.
This has been a rather confusing week, I know. I don’t think, ever, in the history of the Senate, have we had a 21-hour filibuster, and then the persons carrying out the filibuster voted for the issue they were filibustering. I don’t think that’s happened in the history of our country.GOP Senator Bob Corker (R - Tennessee), commenting on his fellow Tea Party Republican senators Ted Cruz (R - TX) and Mike Lee (R - Utah) over Cruz’s 21-hour act of anti-Obamacare futility (via inothernews)
The acts of the last few days by the Egyptian military are completely unconscionable and I do believe we have to change our aid. I think also we have to have included in the legislation a national security waiver because we have to give the president not only the responsibility to deal with the government of Egypt but also flexibility.Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) • Discussing the idea of cutting U.S. aid to the Egyptian government in the wake of this week’s political unrest in the country. He’s not alone; Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has also suggested cutting aid, while Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is in favor of recalibrating it.
This is what happens when Republicans want to pass an immigration bill but are afraid of being primaried from the right for doing so. Notably, this amendment was the less conservative of two proposed—Sen. John Cornyn’s amendment, which failed, would have required a 90% apprehension rate of would-be immigrants at the border before a path to citizenship would be available for undocumented workers. source