Just hours after the House passed sweeping tax reform, the Senate Finance Committee approved its tax plan, pushing the legislation to the floor for a full vote. The panel approved the measure in a 14-to-12 vote along party lines on Thursday.
The Alabama Republican party reiterates its support for Senate candidate Roy Moore despite continued efforts to defame him. On Thursday, Congressman Bradley Byrne came forward saying he plans to vote for Judge Moore. He added, the people of Alabama don’t need the mainstream media to “tell them what to do.”
The Senate will now require sexual harassment training for all senators, staffers, and interns. The provision passed unanimously on Thursday in the wake of five national lawmakers going public with their own stories of workplace harassment.
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign over his obstruction of President Trump’s agenda. Bannon says McConnell’s resignation would enhance efficiency in Congress, allowing the GOP to solidify its support ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
The senate majority leader claims congress will not need to pass a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller during his Russia investigation. During an interview Saturday, Mitch Mcconnell confirmed congress will not impact Mueller’s probe, and believes the White House just wants him to do his job.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for “true comprehensive tax reform.” In an op-ed Monday, the Kentucky senator called the goal “the single most important step” lawmakers can take to put the economy back on track.
The White House is looking at ways to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to revisit repealing and replacing Obamacare next month. Sources say no one in the west wing is ready to give up on health care reform, and everyone is pushing for a bill that works.
One of the most important primaries, which will be a big indicator on the tone of the 2018 election, will take place this upcoming Tuesday.
The Senate sets up a final vote on the confirmation of President Trump’s pick to lead the FBI. Tuesday morning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the full Senate would vote to confirm Christopher Wray later this evening after only four hours of debate.