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Suicide Prevention for Veterans Act Signed Into Law
Bill was named for Marine veteran Clay Hunt, who struggled with PTSD.
GOP Senator Mark Kirk 'Would Consider' Voting for SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland
One Republican senator said today that he's open to voting to confirm President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. “Obviously, I would consider voting for him," Sen. Mark Kirk told reporters today after meeting with Merrick Garland . Kirk is the first Republican senator to meet with Garland. The
Keystone Goes Down
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES KEYSTONE PIPELINE FAILS IN THE SENATE: The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to win approval in a Senate vote last night by one vote, a blow to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu who hoped to be able to push it...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY IN THE SENATE: This evening the Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be only one vote on final passage which requires 60 votes. According to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ, as of yesterday’s whip count, supporters only had...
Democrats Deny Pregnant Rep . Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections
Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently. House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next
Election 2014 Firsts: Meet the History-Makers of the Midterms
Election Night 2014 brought several "firsts" across the country. With their victories, these are the elected officials who made history on Tuesday night. First Elected African-American Senator From South Carolina Republican Tim Scott became South Carolina’s first elected black senator tonight with
Sunday on 'This Week': Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
This Sunday, as the campaign against ISIS intensifies, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates comes to “This Week.” Then, Iraq war veterans Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, debate the newly-approved measure to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the ...
President Obama's ISIS Plan Divides Iraq War Veterans In Congress
Congress’s sixteen Iraq war veterans are divided in their support of President Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. While the measure to authorize the president’s plan, known as Title X, passed in the House on Wednesday, a bipartisan group...
'Do Nothing' Congress Gets Busy - Raising Campaign Cash
If you’re looking for a senator or member of Congress this week, you may have better luck at The Capital Grille than the Capitol. This final stretch of July is not just the last chance for Congress to address highway funding and the border crisis before a five-week vacation. It’s also the end of