Exxon’s Senate Puppets

By George Ochenski, Counterpunch. -

Montana is a very long ways from the Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. Yet, like every other state, we send two senators to represent us in what used to be called “the greatest deliberative [...]

Protest At Mitch McConnell’s House Over Supreme Court Vacancy

By Mark Moore, New York Post. -

A crowd of protesters swarmed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home after the Republican leader said he would move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth [...]

Divided Senate Approves Huge Two-Year Military Budget

By Jason Ditz, News.antiwar.com -

Passed last week in a 284-149 vote in the House, split heavily along party lines, the two-year compromise budget deal reached between President Trump and Democratic leadership has passed the [...]

US Senate Fails To Restore Food Assistance For Puerto Rico

By Julio Patron, Wsws.org -

Since a factional battle broke out between Democratic and Republican parties last weekend, the US Senate has failed to pass a disaster relief bill that allocates federal money to recovery [...]

Importance Of Aligning House And Senate Single-Payer Bills The Right Way

By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, Pnhp.org -

Single-payer reform is in the news — and in the U.S. House and Senate. One hundred twenty-three Congresspeople have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 676, the single-payer legislation in House of [...]

Collins’s Office Received 3,000 Coat Hangers Protesting Kavanaugh

By Tal Axelrod, The Hill. -

Activists have sent Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) 3,000 coat hangers, referencing back-alley abortions, in their efforts to persuade her to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the [...]

WikiLeaks Says The Senate Intel Committee Wants Assange To Testify On Russia Interference

By Alex Ward, Vox.com -

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to testify privately about Russian interference in the 2016 election. We know this because WikiLeaks, well, leaked the [...]

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted For Genocide In Yemen

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step [...]

Open Internet Advocates Pressure US Senators Before Midterms

By Creede Newton, Aljazeera.com -

As the clock ticks on the effort to restore net neutrality, advocates see hope in using the midterm elections in the US to hold elected representatives feet to the fire of the public's demands. [...]

Congressional Review Act Of Net Neutrality Clock About To Begin

By Ali Breland, Thehill.com -

The Senate has received the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) official notice of measures to scrap net neutrality rules, two congressional sources confirmed. The notice is one of the [...]

Senate Push For Net Neutrality Reaches 50 Supporters

By Staff, Fightforthefuture.org -

Stunning lobbyists, net neutrality supporters are now one vote away from winning a Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the FCC’s unpopular repeal of net [...]

Net Neutrality: Floor Vote Will Force Senators To Go On Record

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

The fight for a free and open Internet gained new hope this week as Senators met a critical threshold under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to force a vote on last month’s rule change by the [...]

Restoration Of Net Neutrality Rules Hits Key Milestone In Senate

By Jon Brodkin, Arstechnica.com -

Markey's bill likely won't restore the net neutrality rules in the end, even if it passes in the Senate. Forcing a vote will be more difficult in the House, where Republicans hold a larger [...]

Senate Will Vote On Repeal Of FCC Net Neutrality Decision

By Staff, Tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/ -

Internet users are pledging to vote out lawmakers in 2018 if they do not support Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore FCC rules. Net neutrality advocates have hit an important [...]

Gun Control Protest Inside And Outside US Senate

By Jacob Ogles, advocate.com -

By Jacob Ogles for Advocate - Capitol Police arrested seven members of Gays Against Guns after the group staged an ACT UP-style die-in at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on [...]

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