Bipartisan infrastructure deal stalls as bigger plan gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal senators struck with President Joe Biden is at risk of stalling out as Republicans mount stiff resistance over ways to pay for it and momentum shifts to a more robust Democratic proposal coming into focus Tuesday. Biden’s big infrastructure proposals are moving on parallel tracks in Congress in a race […]

State Representative Toth files bill to stop paying lawmakers who break quorum

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, July 14 – On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) filed House Bill 270 in response to Democrat lawmakers abandoning the Special Session of the Texas Legislature.. HB 270 would withhold taxpayer dollars for a year from legislators who prevent a quorum by skipping […]

Editorial: Texas House Democrats seek to overturn United States Constitution

Editorial: Texas House Democrats seek to overturn United States Constitution

Image: John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton wrote The Federalist Papers, which argued in favor of ratification of the United States Constitution and explained its meaning. Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, and Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer Anyone who has studied the history of the United States Constitution has learned that it was the result of […]

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats who hurriedly took off to Washington to block sweeping new election laws urged Congress on Tuesday to quickly pass legislation protecting voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the moment they return. Speaking to reporters outside the Capitol, the Democrats were realistic about the limits of their […]

Texas House Democrats flee to Washington, D.C., to bust Special Session quorum, seeking to give state power to federal government

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Washington, D.C., July 13 – Fifty-one (51) Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives left the Texas Legislature’s Special Session and fled from the State of Texas, in order to bust the required 100-person quorum in order to conduct business in the Texas House. The Democrats’ purpose in busting […]

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families. With virtually no votes to spare and saber rattling by both Democratic factions, leaders are […]

‘A lot of anxiety’ for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. After six months of Democratic control in Washington, the party’s progressive wing is growing increasingly restless as campaign promises go undone — blocked not only by Republican […]

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP’s sweeping voting restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no choice but to abandon a midnight deadline and declare the legislative session essentially over. The revolt […]

Cuomo sexual harassment allegations leave Democrats grappling with response

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration’s response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic governor is struggling through a sexual harassment scandal that’s testing the limits of his party’s support as Democrats […]

Democrats gaining Senate control as new members take oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president’s agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. Vice President Kamala Harris drew applause as she entered the chamber to deliver […]

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