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Senate Democrats Expand Scope of #DoYourJob Barbs

It started as the mantra Senate Democrats used to urge their GOP colleagues to grant Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing and floor vote: “Do your job.” For weeks, every Democratic tweet urging Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take up Garland’s nomination ended with #DoYourJob. […]

Cruz-Kasich Alliance Bemuses Senate GOP

More than anything, Senate Republicans are bemused by the uneasy alliance Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have formed in order to force GOP front-runner Donald Trump into a contested convention.

Durbin Pitches Path for Zika, Flint Funding

Senate Democrats are looking for ways to pass aid packages for Flint, Mich. and the Zika virus. For a moment, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin thought he had one Tuesday in the form of a supplemental amendment on the floor this week, but that is looking unlikely. Durbin said Tuesday that a potential GOP addition […]

Senate Will Check Lots of Legislative Boxes Tuesday

The Senate is poised to conclude a lot of unfinished business on Tuesday. Its work will cover aviation, energy efficiency, and eventually land on annual appropriations. On that last step, whether the chamber manages to get past the first bill to fund the government’s environmental agencies will forecast the relative ease that lawmakers will face on […]

Congress Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Week In Review House The House Natural Resources Committee delayed a markup of a bill that would address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Most of the disagreement is within the Republican conference, though many Democrats also have concerns about the legislation. House Republicans missed a deadline to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2017, a blow […]