Tag Archives: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Opens A New Session With A Record Set By McConnell

Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over Senate

Ariana Figueroa, Pennsylvania Capital-Star U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer welcomed reelected and newly elected senators Tuesday afternoon to a new session of Congress, highlighting the bipartisan success of the previous two years and outlining his optimism for a continued approach. “There’s no reason why the success of the last …

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Senate Republicans Block Domestic Terrorism Legislation

Sen. Mitch McConnell

by Ariana Figueroa, Virginia Mercury May 26, 2022 Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to White supremacy. The failure of the Senate procedural vote showed again how difficult it is for Congress to agree on any …

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Voting Rights Bills Once Again Blocked By Republicans

Sen. Joe Manchin

Senate Republicans once again blocked a pair of voting rights bills in a Wednesday evening procedural vote, holding firm in their opposition to a top priority of President Joe Biden and prompting Democrats to take up filibuster reform – even without full party support. In an expected loss, Democrats failed to …

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