Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) is starting to feel the heat of pro-migrant voters, specifically Latino voters. Saturday, Univision aired a debate in which current Florida governor and U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Crist came out in support of the DREAM Act. Thursday, Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL), and also a nominee for U.S. Senate, hand delivered a letter to LeMieux.
|By: kyledeb Sunday September 19, 2010 1:15 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 31, 2010 6:00 pm|
A narrow energy bill which Harry Reid scaled back from earlier, more grandiose ambitions is likely to be pushed back until after the midterm elections, said the Senate Majority Leader on a conference call today. However, he did offer renewed hope, for the first time in a while, that the bill could include a renewable energy standard, mandating a percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 20, 2010 4:50 pm|
Scott Brown changed his cloture vote from “No” on Wednesday to “Yes” on Thursday. What was he offered in return?
|By: David Dayen Friday May 14, 2010 5:25 pm|
If you were to ask me where Wall Street reform stands right now, I’d give it an incomplete. Well, actually I’d give it a C. There are some decent measures in the Senate bill, even a couple transformative ones, but overall some gaps in the regulatory structure remain, and the same financial oligarchs will have the ability to overrun the system, if in different ways.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday April 27, 2010 11:45 am|
Ryan Grim reports that a bipartisan group of Senators is backing an amendment that will restore the Grayson-Paul “audit the fed” language to the Senate Financial Reform bill after Chris Dodd gutted it.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 9, 2009 1:00 pm|
The FDA says the reimportation of drugs into this country from Canada and other developed nations would be “difficult to implement” and “resource-intensive,” and would involve “significant safety concerns.” Republicans have already cost Americans $20 billion or so just in the past couple years obstructing reimportation, which should be the law of the land already. You’d think the president would find an FDA commissioner who’d fix this.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday February 26, 2009 1:35 pm|
Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress made their Big Lie into a bill Wednesday, when Republicans John DeMint (S.C.) and Mike Enzi (Wyo.) introduced the so-called Secret Ballot Protection Act.
Before we go further, let’s clear up the bill’s false implication right now:
The Employee Free Choice Act would not—repeat after me—would not, take away the secret ballot National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election process if workers seeking to form a union wanted to use it.