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Senators Introduce 2019 Hearing Protection Act

Measure would allow sportsmen to have better access to hearing protection equipment for recreational gun use. Hearing Protection Act Washington, D.C. –  -( Idaho Senator Mike Crapo along with 12 Senate colleagues, including Idaho Senator Jim Risch, today introduced the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) in the Senate. The HPA, S. 817, would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like a regular firearm. Co-sponsors include Senators John Cornyn (TX), Bill Cassidy (LA), John Boozman (A...
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Tillis changes vote, supports Trump on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Changing his vote from the public stance he took last month, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis voted Thursday to support President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to pay for his border wall.
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Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
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Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
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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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Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
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Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
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Senator Grills Google Exec: ‘Americans Did Not Sign Up for’ Location Tracking

Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) chastised Google's senior policy counsel during a Tuesday Judiciary Committee hearing over the company's reliance on what they perceive to be overly invasive location-tracking technology.“Do you think the average consumer would be surprised to learn that her location is recorded and sent to Google hundreds of times every day, even when she is not using her phone?” Hawley asked Senior Policy Counsel Will Devries, referring to consumers who use Google's An...
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Collins Predicts That More GOPers Will Turn On Trump At Nat’l Emergency Vote

Already, a few Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Rand Paul (KY), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Thom Tillis (NC) — have expressed their intention to vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency. Collins predicts that even more Republicans will defect when the time comes. “I haven’t taken a count,” Collins told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “But I can tell you from talking with my colleagues that many are troubled, even those who are the strongest supporters of the President and his views ...
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Opposition To Trump National Emergency Grows In GOP-Led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested the president risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn’t change course. Trump’s move would “turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis,” veteran Sen. Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor Thursday. But he stopped just short of saying he’d support a resolution blocking th...
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US House passes bill rejecting Donald Trump's border wall emergency

In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the US-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By a vote of 245-182, the House passed the resolution, setting up a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate where the resolution's chances were slimmer, but seemed to be improving. While passage was a victory for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the tally ...
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Democrat-led House passes bill blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration on border wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House’s 245-182 vote to block Trump’s national emergency declaration throws the political hot potato to the Republican-run Senate, where there were already enough GOP defections to edge it to the cusp of passage. Vice...
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House Passes Resolution To Terminate Trump’s Border Emergency

The House passed a resolution Tuesday evening to terminate President Trump’s declared emergency at the southern border, passing the baton to the Senate, where the resolution faces tougher odds. The measure passed the House easily, 245-182, given that Democrats control the chamber, but 13 Republicans bucked leadership and Trump to vote for the resolution. The handful of Republican defections was not particularly surprising, as some members of the party have already signaled their disapprova...
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McConnell Not Offering Trump Much Help On Emergency Declaration Vote

Tierney Sneed contributed reporting. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it clear on Tuesday that he’s not going to bend over backwards to try to help President Trump protect his border wall emergency declaration. McConnell said he hasn’t “ reached a total conclusion” about whether  Trump’s emergency declaration was legal, wouldn’t predict whether the GOP-controlled Senate would block an impending resolution aimed at undoing the declaration, and dodged a question about whether h...
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House Dems Move Quickly To Roll Back Trump Emergency, Pass Torch To Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are moving quickly to try to roll back President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from the military to fund construction of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tuesday’s vote in the Democratic-controlled House comes on legislation to revoke Trump’s executive order from earlier this month and would send it to the Republican-held Senate, where it would take only a handful of GOP defections to pass it. Trump is likely ...
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NC's Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's Thom Tillis on Monday became the second Senate Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border.
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Senate On Verge Of Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration With Latest GOP Defection

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’ll vote to undo President Trump’s border wall emergency declaration Monday evening, making him the third Senate Republican to do so and leaving the Senate just one vote short of passing a major rebuke to the President. “As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress. As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode e...
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Trump faces rebuke from former top officials over 'national emergency' – as it happened

Former top national security officials have signed their names to a public letter condemning Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US borderSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT 12.29am GMT North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, wrote an oped for the Washington Post in which he states that even though he supports President Trump’s stance on immigration and call for a border wall, he will vote to disapprove of the president’s national-emergen...
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NC’s Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis says he’ll vote to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration at the border with Mexico, becoming the second Senate Republican to do so. In an opinion column posted late Monday by The Washington Post, Tills says he agrees with Trump that there is a crisis at the […]
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Polls: Voters Oppose Trump On Shutdown By Wide Margins In Key 2020 Senate States

Voters disagree with President Trump’s demand for border wall funding by double-digit margins in seven key Senate swing states, according to new polling conducted for a coalition of liberal groups. The surveys suggest that the ongoing shutdown could hurt a number of Republicans facing 2020 reelection fights in the states that will likely determine who controls the Senate after the next election — including in some GOP-leaning states. The surveys were conducted by Public Policy Polling for the ...
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In Renewed Attempt, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Push Mueller Protection Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and three other members, is expected to be introduced this week. The same bill was approved by the panel in April but later blocked by Se...
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Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
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Senate GOP Pushes To Confirm Lawyer With Racial Discrimination Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 of President Donald Trump’s nominees over the finish line and is itching for more. With just a few more weeks to go be...
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US Seeks Answers About Missing Journalist From Saudi Ally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish claims that a well-known Saudi writer and government critic was slain inside his country’s diplomatic mission in Turkey have put the Trump administration in a delicate spot. Members of Congress have grown increasingly insistent in recent days that the administration get to the bottom of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post. He had apparently drawn the wrath of the Saudi government, which has become an ever-closer U.S. ally under Pres...
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Kathy Kraninger is what CFPB needs: Thom Tillis

Democrats made CFPB not accountable to Congress or the American people: Opposing view           
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North Carolina gets $147M grant for highway improvements

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s senators say the U.S. Department of Transportation will award nearly $150 million for infrastructure projects across highway corridors in eastern parts of the state. U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and Gov. Roy Cooper, told news outlets in statements Tuesday that the $147 million grant will help widen […]
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U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, from Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Senator Thom Tillis, would remove Turkey from the F-35 program over its detention of U.S. citizen Andrew Brunson, Shaheen's office said.
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Jailed American pastor faces second hearing in Turkey

Turkey (MNN) -- Today, American Pastor Andrew Brunson will have his second hearing in Turkey for charges of terrorism and espionage. He was jailed a year and a half ago as part of Turkey’s mass arrest campaign following the failed 2016 coup. Since then, Brunson has become a political pawn. The Turkish government is pressuring the United States to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric that Ankara believes orchestrated the coup. After Brunson’s first hearing on April 16 th , Turkish Pr...
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Hyde-Smith Cosponsors National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) WASHINGTON, D.C. – -( U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines. Hyde-Smith has added her support to the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), which would allow qualified individuals to carry a concealed handgun into another state in accordance with that state’s laws. Concealed carry permits are not...
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