Senate Republicans are expected to push ahead with the proposed GOP budget. On Monday, a Budget Committee aide confirmed the GOP will move forward despite the absence of Senator Thad Cochran due to health concerns. The GOP is expected to have the necessary votes to pass the budget.
“There’s a time and season for everything, and right now it’s a season of war against the GOP establishment.” With that, Steve Bannon declared war on the GOP establishment at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., to a packed ballroom of cheering pro-life, pro-family conservative voters.
The House is set to vote on a nearly $37 billion emergency funding bill. On Wednesday, House GOP leaders confirmed the lower chamber of Congress would vote on legislation aimed at providing $36.5 billion in funds for northern California and Puerto Rico.
Steve Bannon is focused on pushing out every establishment Republican in Congress. He’s criticized the GOP for not supporting the president’s agenda, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Senate Health Committee is further investigating the high cost of drugs, amd is scheduling a second hearing in an effort to lower the price of prescriptions. Chairman Lamar Alexander said the hearing will look at everything from the manufacturing of a drug to the way people pick it up at the pharmacy.
The House passes a $4.1 trillion budget plan, setting the stage for the GOP’s tax overhaul agenda. The measure won approval along party lines in a 219-to-206 vote Thursday.
Republican lawmakers are supporting a ban on “bump stocks” after it was revealed the Las Vegas gunman used them in Sunday’s mass shooting. The modified stocks increase the fire rate of semi-automatic rifles.
Congress reopens the controversial gun control debate in the wake of the deadly Las Vegas shooting. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle spoke in front of reporters Tuesday with Democrats once again calling for stricter gun regulations.
House Democrats say they are prepared to accept the Trump administration’s $54 billion increase in military spending. Democrats responded to the GOP budget Monday, saying they will accept the proposal as long as the bill includes the same amount for non-defense spending.