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  • Dianne Feinstein Won’t Seek Senate Judiciary Leadership After Backlash

    Dianne Feinstein Won't Seek Senate Judiciary Leadership After Backlash

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that she will not seek a leadership position in any of the chamber’s committees next year, including the coveted Senate Judiciary Committee where she currently serves as the ranking Democrat. “California is a huge state confronting two existential threats — wildfire and drought — that are only getting worse with climate […] More

  • Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel

    Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies on Capitol Hill on Oct. 14, 2020. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, Pool/Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, according to three people familiar with the matter. The 87-year-old […] More

  • Republicans dash to defend perilous 2022 Senate map

    Republicans dash to defend perilous 2022 Senate map

    Ahead of another brutal fight for Senate control and a 2022 map tilted against the GOP, Republicans are racing to persuade their incumbents to run again. Leadership is already getting some positive results, with a number of GOP senators signaling they will run for reelection in battleground states. The tough map for Senate Republicans is […] More

  • Biden Doesn’t Need the Senate to Act on Economy and Climate

    Biden Doesn’t Need the Senate to Act on Economy and Climate

    Looking at the lay of the political land, there are plenty of reasons for Democrats to feel down.  Failing to take the Senate in January would badly hobble a Biden administration’s legislative agenda. A 6-3 Supreme Court is likely to be hostile to executive action and regulation. The pandemic is surging and the economy is […] More

  • What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

    What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

      Come 2021 the Democrats are likely to find themselves in control of the Presidency and the House but not the Senate — meaning Mitch McConnell will be in a position to block any ambitious legislation from the new administration. But as Trump has shown us, there’s a lot a president can do without congress. […] More

  • Republican Senate signals it will confirm Biden Cabinet

    Republican Senate signals it will confirm Biden Cabinet

    Short answer: No. Long answer: Listen to the episode. POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro breaks down the convoluted Electoral College process between now and December 14th, when the results become official, and why there’s virtually nothing that could change the fact that Joe Biden is the President-Elect. Plus, Biden is set to meet with Pelosi and Schumer […] More

  • The Senate generally approves the recreational use of marijuana in Mexico

    Last minute: The Senate generally approves the recreational use of marijuana in Mexico

    If this ruling passes in the Chamber of Deputies, as of December 15, Mexicans will be able to load up to 28 grams of the plant. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! November 20, 2020 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using […] More

  • Lara Trump considers run for Senate in North Carolina

    Lara Trump considers run for Senate in North Carolina

    Lara Trump, who is married to the president’s son Eric, served as a campaign adviser to her father-in-law in 2016 and 2020. | Matt Slocum/AP Photo Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, is considering a Senate run in North Carolina, according to a person familiar with her plans. She intends to run in 2022, […] More

  • Barrasso to take top GOP spot on Senate Energy Committee

    Barrasso to take top GOP spot on Senate Energy Committee

    Barrasso is also the No. 3 GOP leader, chairing the Senate Republican Conference. Barrasso’s move opens up the top slot on the Environment and Public Works panel for Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who is next in line. In addition to environmental matters, that committee also helps write the highway portion of transportation bills. Republicans […] More

  • No Senate? No problem, progressive group says.

    No Senate? No problem, progressive group says.

    The group’s memo, which it said it sent to the Biden transition team on Tuesday, acknowledges that bipartisan legislation might be appealing. But it insists it isn’t strictly necessary. “The plan we’ve just outlined, again, can be pursued with or without formal legislation,” the document reads. “Should that not happen, as you know, the nation […] More

  • Biden builds team for Senate confirmation battles

    Biden builds team for Senate confirmation battles

    Biden has also dispatched his campaign’s rapid response director, Andrew Bates, for a leadership role on the team, along with Sean Savett and Saloni Sharma, who worked on Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaigns, respectively. Jorge Neri, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, will also be the deputy outreach director on confirmations. The […] More

  • GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Tests Positive For COVID-19

    GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.  Grassley, 87, is the president pro tempore of the Senate and the second oldest member of the upper chamber. He said in a statement that he was “feeling good” and would be quarantining per his doctor’s orders. The senator added that he […] More

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