Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC)

Rep. James Clyburn: House Will Pass Plan to Reopen the Government

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Responsible legislators want to end this irresponsible government shutdown, and I expect a number of Republican members to join the Democrats in voting to reopen the federal government on Thursday while we negotiate a bipartisan plan to strengthen our border security,” Whip-elect Clyburn said. […read more]

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Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist. He is simply unfit. The Senate should have put partisanship aside and demanded better. […read more]


GOP Derails Gender Pay Gap Bill in Senate

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have derailed an election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill’s rejection was widely expected, yet Democrats hope the effort will pay political dividends in this November’s congressional elections. They are trying to drive Read More


Third Time Not the Charm: Senate GOP Rejects Another Obama Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Monday stymied President Barack Obama’s latest judicial nominee, leaving one of the nation’s top appellate courts shorthanded and escalating the endless confirmation war. Facing a nearly unified GOP front, U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins failed to secure the 60 votes necessary Read More


Reid Considering Change to Nominations Rules

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power Read More