BREAKING: Our anti-lynching bill, which would make lynching a federal crime, just unanimously passed the Senate. Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our nation's history and I'm hopeful this measure will swiftly pass the House.
It’s outrageous that lynching still isn’t considered a federal crime. Congress tried and failed near 200 times between 1882 to 1986. About to ask the Senate to unanimously pass our anti-lynching bill. Let’s right this wrong.
Remember when we Republicans controlled the house and senate for two years?
Why didn’t they approve the President’s border wall during those two years?
It appears there are parts of both parties that want open borders, for different wrong reasons
Makes me sick.
I’m headed to the Senate floor right now to request my colleagues unanimously pass my anti-lynching bill. It’s absurd that Congress has tried and failed to do this dozens of times for the better part of a century. Let’s get it done.
In the wake of unspeakable horror, the young people of Parkland rose up to demand action on gun violence and mobilized a generation of activists.
Thank you for your courage and call to action. The Democratic House has heard your call. But will the Senate? https://t.co/Im53RAaI4m
The Senate just unanimously passed our bill to make lynching a federal crime. This bill acknowledges the wrongs in our history and honors the memories of those brutally killed. Making this law is the right thing to do—I hope the House will move quickly to pass.
Pleased to see the Senate unanimously pass a bill to make lynching a federal crime. Congress has tried nearly 200 times to pass similar legislation. It’s long past time we recognize this heinous, racist crime for what it is and I hope to see the House move this bill soon.
Mitch McConnell is one of the weakest leaders in Senate history. He won’t confront an out of control president. He won’t engage with Senate democrats. He instead pitches his entire caucus against the far left ideology of two or three new members of the House of Representatives!
BREAKING: @Judiciary Chair @RepJerryNadler tells me the House will bring a resolution of disapproval up to try to terminate Trump's national emergency to build the wall. If that fails in the Senate or is vetoed by Trump, House Dems will sue, he says. Story coming...
Senate PASSES government funding bill that includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border barrier, 83-16. It now goes to the House.
16 NO VOTES:
BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell says President Trump has told him that he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and that "he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time."
House Dems should have started with #impeachment. Everything else is secondary at this point.
And please don't tell me they shouldn't do it because the Senate won't convict.
The PROCESS itself is essential to uphold the rule of law, whatever the outcome.
Trump’s National Emergency isn’t about the wall. It’s about saving face with his racist base. Fact is the House of Representatives will vote to cancel it, the Senate will vote to confirm it, and the courts will overturn it. And in the long meantime not a dime will go to the wall.
“The President’s going to get sued, and it won’t succeed in accomplishing his goal”
Senate Republicans OPPOSED @realDonaldTrump’s plan for a national emergency declaration to fund his wall he said Mexico would pay for.
[whispers] A Dem POTUS won't have to declare a national emergency if Dems take the Senate & abolish the 60-vote threshold...[wind blows] There's a world where we pass good legislation through regular order and it won't get tied up in court like an emergency declaration would...
.@charliekirk11: When Obama was in office, Democrats in Congress "had their president’s back. The Republican House and Senate in the first two years of President Trump’s administration did not do the same for him." https://t.co/qc5llFOaOE
I will cosponsor this resolution. If the House passes it, under the National Emergencies Act the Senate will have 15 days to vote up or down. This isn’t about building or stopping the wall; it’s about defending the Constitution. https://t.co/Q6hvx5T6CI
It's a helluva thing that Mitch McConnell, who has long seen himself as a defender of the Senate's institutional prerogatives, announce Trump is declaring a national emergency and, in effect, usurp Congress's constitutionally-mandated powers
Last night, the Senate passed Labor’s Small Business Access to Justice policy, attached to a Government bill. My favourite moment: when Mathias Cormann realised the Nationals might cross the floor & capitulated, calling off the vote. #auspol
Mitch McConnell: "[President Trump's] prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. And I've indicated to him that I'm going to support the national emergency declaration." https://t.co/r2465a3EfT
If you've watched Congress in recent years you will notice that it is the most mundane bills that often sit in the Senate for weeks for open ended debate, yet the most impactful, controversial, and costly bills are shunted through in one hour of debate with no hearings.
#BREAKING: The Senate just rubber-stamped Trump's lackey as our next attorney general, solidifying a key piece of Trump's cover-up.
Bill Barr will now get to decide if Mueller's full report sees the light of day.
We can't accept that—and we won't.
LATEST: William Barr was sworn in as attorney general in the Oval Office this afternoon, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath at a ceremony closed to news cameras. https://t.co/IY6e4PQNUX
The Senate Inquiry recommendations into the reef foundation grant goes beyond just calling for the grant to be cancelled and better spent. It also calls for all other reef governance arrangement/funding structures to be reviewed too.
Extremely unsurprised to see police and Patriot Prayer organizing together, including discussing former informants, keeping right-wing brawlers from getting arrested on warrants, and talking about Joey's senate campaign before it was public knowledge.
@elyseburden1@rachaelmbade@Judiciary@RepJerryNadler A resolution of disapproval supersedes ALL Congressional bills and/or Resolutions.
Meaning until the Senate votes on -that- Resolution, no other bills/resolutions can not go forward. By law it requires a Senate vote. Better?
The Greens attack CO2 emissions and their impact on climate change, yet for 20 years maintain a senate ban on exploring zero-carbon nuclear power for Australia. Does that make sense? https://t.co/JxppBQmSgA #auspol #ausvotes #ausvotes2019 #CO2 #nuclear #nuclearenergy #agw
@LindseyGrahamSC@60Minutes Lindsey, we knew, 100 million Americans have been concerned for over 2 years, it is our Congress & Senate, the DOJ, FBI & Media who have let us all down by not waking up to what was going on earlier & having the balls to back the President of your country. https://t.co/tEFPnRhjx1
Sen. Kamala Harris: "The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act is a historic piece of legislation that would make lynching a federal crime for the first time in American history."
The Senate has passed a bill to make lynching a federal crime: https://t.co/k3UXcAC73i
@KTAR923 has the first #OHPI #POLL regarding the current state of the Arizona Senate contest for 2020. We look forward to tracking this race in the months ahead as the race unfolds. #OHPI #AZSEN https://t.co/VCHNhSMCbe
Senate done for the night. Pro forma sessions starting tomorrow at 7 am et. Then Feb 19 at 10 am et & Feb 21 at 10 am et. Senate back for GOP NE Sen Deb Fischer to deliver Washington's Farewell address on Feb 25 at 3 pm et
@GOPChairwoman@DonaldJTrumpJr Because IT IS FAKE! The partisan senate was a joke. Wait til the real investigation concludes. The senate could not even agree. For no colussion there are LOTS of Russian connections and LOTS OF PEOPLE going to jail!
What a jackass move! Some department will life that money on a foolish whimsy.
The New York Times: Trump Plans National Emergency to Build Border Wall as Senate Passes Spending Bill.
@GOPLeader@abbydphillip So for two years that the Republicans control the White House the Senate and the house and there was no need for a national emergency. However, now since the Democrats controlled the house there is all of the sudden need for an emergency
@LindseyGrahamSC@realDonaldTrump I stand behind our President 100%
I do not stand behind the republicans in Congress.
You had the house and Senate.
You did not fund the wall.
Now once again you caved to the Democrats.
And you talked the President into reopening the government.
@RepSwalwell@HouseJudiciary Well, considering that it has very little chance of passing the Senate, much less getting signed into law, good job on your absolutely pointless attempt to subvert the 2nd Amendment. This is proof the House Judiciary Cmte majority is nothing but spineless syncophants.
I am so tired of racism, my heart is overwhelmed with the unintelligent progressions of it’s arrogance. It has infected our society from the presidency to the congress, senate and every other agency of our Government to the police department.
Guess #trump ready to admit that he is a FAILURE as a manager. By declaring an unneeded national emergency he admits he could not get job done by proper means. So now he cheats. Senate passes government funding bill as Trump vows a national emergency https://t.co/ML5OJtEdga
A major victory for justice and the rule of law in America: the Senate just confirmed President @realDonaldTrump’s outstanding nominee William Barr as Attorney General #MakeCaliforniaGreatAgain https://t.co/A6EKTYzKoO
@wizphyl@thehill@ChuckGrassley I would understand the president declaring a #FAKENationalEmergency ? The GOP had the House and Senate for 2 years! and didn't fund the wall because 1) there is no border crisis 2) the wall is a huge waste of money and we have more important things to spend it on
I foresee a lawsuit if he does.
Similar measures approved by lawmakers were twice vetoed by former GOP Gov. John Kasich. But new Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he'd sign it. https://t.co/zekjatzdyH
McConnell says Trump will sign funding bill. GREAT!!! WHEN DEMS TAKE OVER WH & SENATE IN 2020, WE CAN DECLARE NATL INCOME INEQUALITY EMERGNCY & TAX BILLIONAIRES 90% @realDonaldTrump DON'T GET HE' S SETTING PRECEDENT THAT BENEFITS DEMS!!!
@MichaelSteele I think that after the ‘20 election we’ll have a Democratic senate, house , and president. We won’t need the declaration of an emergency to address climate change. It may be too late, but it will be constitutionally addressed.