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Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday’s embarrassing defeat on emergency powers. The Utah Republican pored over federal budget documents, talked with White House lawyers and Senate colleagues, worked over the weekend to draft a compromise bill and personally lobbied the president and the vice president to no avail.…
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Sen Mike Lee, Border Wall

Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not viola...
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GOP Senator Backs Trump’s National Emergency after Urging Colleagues to Oppose It in Recent Op-Ed

Senator Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) reversed himself Thursday after vowing, in a Washington Post op-ed and a speech on the Senate floor, to support a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration.Citing a vague promise from Vice President Mike Pence to work toward reforming the national-emergency statute, passed in 1976, to prevent future abuses, Tillis announced his reversal on the Senate floor just moments before voting against the resolution.“I come to the floor to say...
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press

Senate Votes to Overturn Trump’s National Emergency

The Senate voted 59 to 41 Thursday to overturn the national emergency declared by President Trump last month, passing a resolution rejecting his declaration that had already cleared the House.Trump declared the national emergency last month in order to appropriate $8 billion for the construction of the southern-border wall that was his signature campaign promise. The president made the move after Congress refused to grant him the $5.7 billion he'd requested for the wall, appropriating only $...
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Share or Retweet if you care about paid parental leave

Earlier this week, Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Mike Lee introduced the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment Act (the CRADLE Act). It is a first step towards providing some measure of paid parental leave to American workers. Yet, it has some serious flaws. The Cradle Act would provide up to three months of consecutive paid parental leave benefits to news moms and dads following the birth or legal adoption of a child. It not only applies biological parents and those that legally ...
Tags: Law, Social Security, Mike Lee, Lee, Joni Ernst, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Brittany Simuangco

Senate moves to end Trump's border wall emergency declaration – live

Proposal would deal blow to president but Trump indicates he would veto legislation against national emergency declarationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.15pm GMT The US is prepared to use cyber operations to strike back more aggressively against the growing threats of cyberattacks and interference in the 2020 presidential elections, the Associated Press is reporting. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command, says the military learned a lot as it worked with...
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Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
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Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
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Senate Republican delivers blow to Trump border emergency

Republican Senator Mike Lee, who had been shopping a second bill that would keep the emergency declaration in effect temporarily, said on Wednesday the White House had said Trump would not support his proposal, so he would be voting on Thursday to end the emergency declaration. "For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch," Lee said in a statement. "I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration." The Utah lawmaker was the fifth...
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It’s not going to be easy for Senate Republicans to vote to disapprove of President Trump’s declaration of emergency at the border. They should do it, nonetheless, on principle and out of institutional self-respect.At the conclusion of the showdown over funding for his border wall, Trump announced that, on top of the $1.3 billion Congress appropriated, he would tap roughly $3 billion from other sources and declare an emergency to get access to another $3.6 billion in military construction funds....
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U.S. Senate to vote Wednesday on Saudi Yemen war resolution

The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to end Washington's support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, as lawmakers push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy toward the kingdom. Announcing the vote on Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders called the war "a humanitarian and strategic disaster." Sanders, an independent who is running for president as a Democrat, is a lead co-sponsor of the resolution along with Republican Senator Mike Lee. The vote on the war p...
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Gaming Out Whether Congress Will Buck Trump On His Emergency Declaration

The House will likely vote Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. Then things get interesting. Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a near-identical resolution sometime this week, starting a legally mandated countdown that will likely force a Senate vote on the emergency declaration. This could mark the first time a significant number of Senate Republicans rebuke President Trump since he won office. Yet, there are two big questions hanging over the vote, the first ...
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Senate approves major public lands bill

On Tuesday the U.S. Senate reversed the trend of shrinking protected space by approving a public lands bill that adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, creates five new national monuments, expands some national parks and reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This major new public lands bill is a hodgepodge of more than 100 individual bills related to conservation and outdoor recreation. Now more than 350 miles of river will attain the designation “wild and scenic,” which safeguards ...
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Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave. The White House says the president’s daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah. In a news release from Cassidy’s […]
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Now that they don’t control the house

Mike Lee proposes the hearing protection act.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Mike Lee

Here’s your playbook for Super Bowl LIII beer and wings pairings

Football fans will eat an all-time high of 1.38 billion chicken wings as they gather at Super Bowl LIII parties to watch the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams next weekend, according to the National Chicken Council. And a well-chosen craft beer is one of the best ways to wash them down, according to Mike Lee, training manager with BevMo!, a chain with 170 wine and beer markets. His pick: pale ales. “If you’re having certain foods that are comfort or sports-related, then ...
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Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Risch (R-ID), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) reintroduced the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2019, a bill that would ensure the elimination of all federal regulations of suppressors. Good on them but it won't go anywhere. The dems hate anything to do with gun rights and the republi-cucks will virtue signal their "conc...
Tags: Washington, Weapon, Mike Lee, Firearms General Discussion, Mike Crapo, Sens Ted Cruz, John Cornyn R TX Rand Paul R KY James Risch

Trump’s Plan to Fund Wall Fails, Two Republican Senators Defect

The Senate on Thursday voted down a Republican-backed spending bill that would have ended the longest-running government shutdown in history and allocated $5.7 billion for the construction of President Trump’s long-promised wall on the southern border. The bill was defeated 50–47 in a vote that largely broke down along party lines, with Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only Republican’s to vote against and Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia the only Democrat...
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Kings goalie Jack Campbell helped spur U.S. success at World Juniors

EL SEGUNDO – Eight years later, Jack Campbell’s place in junior hockey history is secure. The Kings’ backup goalie was the winning netminder in a 6-5 overtime win by Team USA in the 2010 World Junior Championships. The win catapulted Campbell up NHL draft boards and set hockey in the United States on an upward trajectory that continues to this day. Saturday, Finland beat the U.S. 3-2 in the gold medal game in Vancouver. Campbell wasn’t certain he would even play in the game. Mike Lee was the sta...
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Cloture vote on FIRST STEP Act gets super-majority support in Senate

As reported in this article from The Hill, the "Senate advanced a White House-backed criminal justice reform bill on Monday, paving the way for senators to try to pass the bill as early as Tuesday." Here is more on the vote and what comes next: Senators voted 82-12 to end debate on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill with a handful of changes to sentencing laws. Twelve Republicans voted against advancing the legislation despite President Trump endorsing the measure i...
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The faulty and foul thinking continuing to thwart a vote on the FIRST STEP Act

A new week bring a new round of stories about the status of the debate over the FIRST STEP Act.  For example, this morning's Politico piece, headlined "Trump lays off McConnell as criminal justice reform stalls: Advocates fear the president isn’t fully invested in the fight for the bill," is focused on whether Prez Trump should be trying to do more to get the legislation through Congress.  Given that Prez Trump does not work in Congress, I would rather these days to see stories about whether he ...
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Senators grilling U.S. officials over Khashoggi response

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, LISA MASCARO and SUSANNAH GEORGE WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told senators Wednesday that America’s national security interests are at stake as they consider a vote to halt U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. In prepared remarks released ahead of a closed-door Senate briefing, Pompeo said diplomatic efforts to end the conflict were underway. “The suffering in Yemen grieves me, but if the United States of America was not involved in Yemen, it w...
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Senators To Take Admin Officials To Task Over Khashoggi Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “some kind of response” is needed from the United States for the Saudis’ role in the gruesome death. While President Donald Trump has e...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Defense, West Virginia, Ap, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Middle East, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Cia

Despite push by Prez and VP and support of at least 70 senators, odds of a Senate vote on FIRST STEP Act still reportedly "less than 50/50"

Politico has this lengthy report, headlined "White House makes last-ditch push on criminal justice reform bill," on the state of debate among Senate Republicans concerning the FIRST STEP Act.  Here are details: The Trump administration and a bloc of Republican senators are making a last-ditch attempt to pass a criminal justice reform bill in the lame duck session. In a closed-door party lunch on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence made a strong endorsement of the bill to Senate Republicans, sena...
Tags: Utah, Law, Senate, White House, US, Cotton, Gop, Idaho, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Mike Lee, Kennedy, Trump

Will the GOP Senate Have the Will to Stop the House Democrat’s Gun Control

Opinion Will the GOP Senate Have the Will to Stop the House Democrat's Gun Control Washington, DC – -( So, you think the GOP Senate will stop the Democratic House’s gun control…Since the Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives, we know that either California Representative Nancy Pelosi or another anti-gunner will be Speaker of the House. And with the Democrats in power, they have renewed their calls for gun control. In fact, they are planning one of the most a...
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Senator Tom Cotton continuing to do everything he can to try to keep the FIRST STEP Act from moving forward

Senator Tom Cotton continues to work with all his might to halt Congress from taking any reform steps via the FIRST STEP Act, and his latest efforts involve this new National Review commentary and what is reported here by Politico under the headline "Cotton wields sex offender report to tank prisons bill."  Here is how Senator Cotton himself gets started at NR: It remains to be seen whether the lame-duck 115th Congress will debate a sweeping overhaul of our federal criminal-justice system befor...
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Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist

Trump vowed last week to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the plan to kill Khashoggi last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The president cast doubt on the CIA assessment that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered Khashoggi's killing, telling reporters that the agency had not formed a definitive conclusion. It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen," which implicates the crown prince, Republ...
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First Step: Pro-Cop, Pro-Borders, Pro-Criminal Justice Reform

Go Directly To Jail U.S.A. –-( The package of criminal justice reform proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump is not “soft” on crime. It's tough on injustice. And it's about time.Known as the “First Step Act,” the legislation confronts the Titanic failure of the federal government's trillion-dollar war on drugs by reforming mandatory minimum sentences, rectifying unscientifically grounded disparities in criminal penalties for crack vs. powder cocaine users, and tackling reci...
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McConnell Feels the Heat From the Right to Bring Criminal Justice Bill to a Vote

“I’ve been working on this issue for nearly eight years, and we have never been closer than we are right now,” Senator Mike Lee said.
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