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    Morning Bell: Standing Against Obamacare

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood on the Senate floor yesterday to speak against Obamacare. He kept speaking all night and well into the morning. ***UPDATE: He is still going as of 10:30 a.m. ET! Why? Because Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed … More

    Hatch: U.S. Should Protect Sovereignty, Not Promote a U.N. Treaty

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT) delivered a broadside on the Senate floor last week to proponents of U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a United Nations human rights treaty signed by the Obama Administration in July 2009. Senator Hatch analyzed the treaty in the … More

    Standing Filibuster Would Cause More Senate Delays

    In an interview on January 11, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) told a Nevada television station that the Senate would likely not take the radical step of overturning decades of Senate precedent to reinstate the “standing” or “talking” filibuster, which requires Senate members to be physically present to object … More

    The Cloakroom: July 20 - July 26

    Major Senate Floor Action – The Senate will continue work on the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the blueprint for our military’s priorities. Major fights are expected on F-22 funding and missile defense. Major Senate Committee Action – The Finance Committee has postponed their markup of a controversial health … More