Congress (page 9)

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    GOP Push to Block Embassy Displays of Controversial Flags

    Caroline Downey reports at National Review Online about a new initiative from congressional Republicans. Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R., N.Y.) has proposed new legislation that would ban Black Lives Matter (BLM) and “political” flags from flying at United States embassies around the globe. This new bill, the Stars and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2021
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    Who Supports What? Comparing the Dem & GOP Police Reform Bills

    From the folks at No Labels comes a side-by-side comparison of the two major pieces of congressional legislation to reform policing. For an easy-to-read full scene version, here’s the full chart. A screen shot is below.
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2021
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    National Review Calls Out Democrats’ Anti-Semitism Problem

    Editors at National Review Online highlight a disturbing problem for the Democratic Party. Last week, pro-Palestinian demonstrators trolled the streets of New York and Los Angeles to terrorize and attack Jews. Such outbreaks of violence, perpetrated under the guise of “anti-Zionism,” are commonplace in Europe and the Middle…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2021
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    Congressional Democrats Block Attempt to Dump Capitol Mask Mandate

    Caroline Downey writes for National Review Online about U.S. House Democrats’ rejection of the latest scientific guidance. House Democrats blocked Republicans’ attempt to kill the mask mandate for the chamber in a 218-210 vote Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and a coalition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2021
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    U.S. House Democrats Reject ‘Science’ on Masks

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon reports on U.S. House Democrats’ response to federal health officials’ updated guidance on masks. Just three days after Congress’s top doctor said vaccinated members would no longer be required to wear masks in committee hearings, the doctor reversed his decision, sparking…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2021
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    McConnell’s Role in Protecting the First Amendment

    Bradley Smith argues at National Review Online that First Amendment defenders are lucky to have Mitch McConnell leading U.S. Senate Republicans. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell hammered the first nail into the coffin of the draconian S. 1 legislation on Wednesday, announcing that the Democrats’ 800-plus-page rewrite of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2021
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    Boosting American R&D the Right Way

    Yuval Levin offers National Review Online readers a warning about plans to “supercharge” American research and development. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate Commerce Committee last week voted 24–4 to advance legislation that would massively increase funding for technology-oriented research at the National Science Foundation. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2021
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    Cheney’s Ouster and the Impact for Biden After 2022

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner turns the congressional clock ahead two years. House Republicans dumping Rep. Liz Cheney from GOP leadership may be a boon for President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats heading into the 2022 midterm elections — but not after. But should Republicans clinch control…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2021