Infrastructure deal: Senate votes to start work on $1T bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to start work on a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on the key part of the White House agenda. The outcome after weeks of negotiations showed the interest among senators in starting the process. But […]

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Legislature passes Constitutional Carry, sends to Governor Abbott

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Legislature passes Constitutional Carry, sends to Governor Abbott

Image: State Representative Matt Schaefer, Republican of Tyler, was the primary Author of the Constitutional Carry legislation, which passed the Texas Legislature on Monday, May 24, 2021. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, May 24 – Both Houses of the 87th Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1927, the Constitutional Carry legislation, which State Representative […]

Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican concerns in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still pledge to do all they can to halt Biden, but an official parliamentarian’s opinion this week is a potential game-changer. It unleashes […]

Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary

Washington, D.C. (AP), March 2 – The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved on a 64-33 […]

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security failure and missed warning signs as rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol […]

BREAKING NEWS! United States Senate acquits former President Trump in impeachment trial

BREAKING NEWS! United States Senate acquits former President Trump in impeachment trial

Image: Former President of the United States Donald Trump. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., February 13 – The United States Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in the impeachment trial this afternoon. The vote was largely a partisan vote in the Senate which has 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats. […]

Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future unless the Senate convicts him of impeachment and bars him from future office, House prosecutors insisted Thursday as they concluded two days of emotional arguments in his historic trial. Making their case, they presented piles […]

Democrats focus on Trump’s silence during riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to pin some sort of culpability on former President Donald Trump during his second Senate impeachment trial, the House impeachment managers now obviously sense that they are unable to connect any of the violence at the United States Capitol to any actions by the former Commander-in-Chief. House impeachment managers are now […]

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