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October 14, 2013
I’m very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that’s reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation’s bills, and begin long-term negotiation to put our country on sound fiscal footing.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Monday on talks to solve the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis in Washington D.C. 
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18:06 // 1 year ago
October 13, 2013
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.
12:58 // 1 year ago
September 29, 2013
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)
14:00 // 1 year ago
September 25, 2013
nbcnews:

15 hours and counting: Cruz reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ as crusade against Obamacare continues
(Photo: NBC News)
He does not like Obamacare, he does not like it anywhere.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor just after 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday, vowing to speak in opposition to the Affordable Care Act “until [he] is no longer able to stand.”
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Anyone who’s doing a proper filibuster knows that “Green Eggs and Ham” will only fill up about a minute of talk time.

nbcnews:

15 hours and counting: Cruz reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ as crusade against Obamacare continues

(Photo: NBC News)

He does not like Obamacare, he does not like it anywhere.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor just after 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday, vowing to speak in opposition to the Affordable Care Act “until [he] is no longer able to stand.”

Continue reading

Anyone who’s doing a proper filibuster knows that “Green Eggs and Ham” will only fill up about a minute of talk time.

10:16 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2013

Wanted: Unpaid interns to work for free in the Senate. Oh yeah, it’s in DC, which isn’t cheap

  • 35 the number of Senate offices that pay their interns for the work they do, which they can do based on federal law. That said, if you’re looking to get a couple of bucks out of the gig, you better hope you’re working for a Republican—despite being the majority party, just 11 Democratic senators pay for your right to work for them—and 80 percent of Senate Democrats are asking for volunteers. source
22:57 // 1 year ago
August 18, 2013
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.
13:07 // 1 year ago
June 21, 2013

New immigration proposal pours money into border security to secure GOP support

  • $6.5B amount allocated to border security in the Senate Gang of Eight’s original immigration proposal
  • $30B new allocation for border security under an amendment proposed by Republicans and passed bipartisanly

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

10:59 // 1 year ago
June 18, 2013
I would much rather be here today debating this point than trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander • Discussing, in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the terror plots that the agency’s surveillance programs have stopped, including a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange, the New York Subway and the offices of a newspaper which drew scrutiny for publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Even if this is the case, do you feel that the programs are worth the added security?
11:52 // 1 year ago
June 12, 2013

True story: If you’re going to snark on Twitter, there’s a good chance that someone in the Senate might be reading. That’s what happened to BuzzFeed reporter Rosie Gray, who had her cynical tweet about the nature of NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander’s testimony called out in public by the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Barbara Mikulski. More on what happened over this way.

18:32 // 1 year ago