Lame Duck Session
The ruling stems from an ongoing battle over legislation that GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Scott Walker passed during a lame-duck session.
Members of the public testified against the measures at a sometimes raucous hearing that ran deep into the night Monday.
He said earlier this week that he wouldn't get in the way if most senators wanted have a hearing during a lame-duck session.
He said he could be convinced if a majority of senators supported it.
With only two years remaining for the Obama administration, it might be easy for agency leaders, both political and career, to assume they are in a lame-duck situation and can't get much done. The truth is that agencies can accomplish a great deal in the next 24 months, according to Edward Montgomery.
The delay in confirming this highly qualified physician during a public health crisis strictly for political reasons is shameful. It's time to put patients over politics. It's time to put science over special interests.
WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada
It is not a controversial or partisan position to state that our courts should be staffed. And it should not be a controversial or partisan position to say that the Senate should be allowed to vote by year's end on whether to confirm the two dozen judicial nominees whose time would be better spent hearing cases rather than waiting out partisan senators.
As for some popular items that Democrats tried to use in their re-election message -- such equal pay for women who do the
Maybe we've misunderstood the definition of irony, but isn't it strange that Gohmert, perhaps the nuttiest representative any state has ever had, is the only Congressperson who thinks we have an urgent need to hold on to the word lunatic? Why?