Representative Trent Franks, pointing to the compromise spending bill moving to the House and Senate floors this week, said Democrats have a "choke hold" on bills despite being in the minority.
"The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! Not one", he said in April.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. The real boom time for the filibuster began in 2009, with the election of Barack Obama and the decision by Mitch McConnell to engineer, via a strategy of total obstruction, a 60-vote threshold in the Senate for just about everything.
It was a Republican Majority Leader, Trent Lott, who, according to lore, coined the term "nuclear option", when Republicans considered using a simple majority to change Senate rules and end Democrats' filibuster of judicial nominations during the Bush administration.
Trump complained about the budget deal in a pair of tweets earlier Tuesday and called for a "good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!"
Nevertheless, Trump is convinced Dems are the source of his troubles, and it led the president to take his whining in a new direction this morning with a pair of odd tweets.
The $1 trillion spending bill, which will keep the government running through September, does not include funds for a wall on the border with Mexico, one of Trump's key agenda items.
It was a continuation of a public push by his advisers to counteract the notion that Trump had been forced into an agreement he dislikes.
Something happened Tuesday morning that set Trump off. Mulvaney said the president was "frustrated" that Democrats "went out there to spike the football and make him look bad". And Trump himself used the normally non-political football ceremony to proclaim his own success.
It was the "American people" who "won" in the spending negotiations because "the president negotiated that for them", Mulvaney said, crediting Trump directly. "They were desperate to make this administration look like we couldn't function, like we couldn't govern". "This is a huge victory for the president".
Meadows' remarks came a day after White House officials predicted that a vote on the American Health Care Act would take place this week in the House, sending that bill to the Senate.
Asked how the president would define a "good shutdown", Mulvaney suggested "it would be one that fixes this town".
The White House on Monday had praised the deal as a win for the nation's military, health benefits for coal miners and other Trump priorities, a message that Trump reiterated in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a ranking member of the Appropriations Committee.
Indeed, Republicans appeared eager to ignore Trump's latest outburst and focus on an agreement they said was worth supporting.
In a briefing at the White House Tuesday afternoon, Mulvaney said that the so-called Cost Sharing Reduction payments, which offset the cost to insurers of providing affordable health coverage to low-income consumers, might be discontinued when they next come due in three weeks. But Ryan said the proposal "is something that nobody has a problem with, and it's actually helping" round up support.
"If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make", Kimmel said in comments viewed online by over 3 million people. He portrayed it as a win for his party.
To be clear, there are some things that the White House and Republicans should be happy about: they got increased military spending (not as much as they wanted, but still, it's more); more border-security money that can go toward fixing existing fencing and more technology and sensors; funding for 10 more immigration judges; more money for Customs and Border Patrol; not to mention, even more loosened campaign-finance disclosure requirements; slashing of food stamps (because of lower enrollment, Republicans say); freezing IRS funding; and cutting money to the Department of Education.
In a Bloomberg Politics interview yesterday, for example, Trump insisted, "Democrats are obstructionists; that's all they can do is obstruct".
Ahead of the coming week, Investing.com has compiled a list of these and other significant events likely to affect the markets. The U.S. rig count rose by 9 to 697, extending an 11-month drilling recovery to the highest level since August 2015.
Bandai Namco's latest Tekken launched in Japan over two years ago and is schedule for its North America release in June. Because of them, Roger Jr., aka the boxing kangaroo, has been removed from the Western version of Tekken 7 .
Thurston said, overall, the Liberal's spending plan is a "great news budget for the health care sector and the hospital sector". Developing a new website to provide better information about careers and the labour market to students, parents and employers.
He has also barred her from watching the fight on TV, and she will be informed of the outcome via a telephone call. I haven't fought anyone like him. "I can't box the way Fury boxed and expect it to be as simple as that for me.
Werth swiped second as Jose Lobaton struck out, and got up and banged into shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when the throw skipped away. Wheeler is 2-7 with a 5.09 ERA in nine career starts against Washington and has given up 30 earned runs in 53 innings.
The match began after the fourth seeded Indian took the first game 21-15 and looked in a phenomenal touch. A win in this game would have actually assured a Bronze Medal for Sindhu which has now become a dream.
But being the next big thing in Los Angeles without an endorsement deal would be a tall task for the soon-to-be rookie. LaVar was representing Lonzo during the process and he insisted that the company license his Big Baller Brand .
On July 28, 2017, new Nintendo 2DS XL game system makes its debut in the United States at a suggested retail price of $149.99. So, you would ask yourself whether the all-new Nintendo 2DS XL is worth getting than the other members of the 3DS family?
But he's also valuable in coverage as his speed and mobility enable him to cover even the NFL's most athletic tight ends. That is why it is no shock that the Arizona Cardinals selected Haason Reddick with the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Trump's "America First" energy policy had pledged to boost the USA oil and gas drilling and coal mining industries. In some ways, we in the environmental community have been most effective when faced with the longest odds.
He raised his fist in the arm, waved to fans and did a slight bow while flashing a huge smile as he walked off stage. Pearson was as fired up as someone getting ready to run out of the tunnel onto the field for a game.
The shaken witness ran into the clubhouse and looked out the windows of the building, where he saw two bloody people. Then, they saw three people who had been shot on a sidewalk. "Six or seven shots were fired at the pool.
Bayern Munich have announced Spain worldwide Thiago Alcantara has put pen to paper on a new deal at the club. Thiago also took to Twitter to express his happiness at "continuing my journey with the Bayern family".
Want to see what other hedge funds are holding PYPL? 02/15/2017 - PayPal had its " rating reiterated by analysts at BTIG Research. In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 1.50 while current ratio for time period was 1.50.
The Galaxy S8 series owners have begun to receive the new OTA (Over-The-Air) update , which brings the Bixby Voice feature . The Galaxy S8 is sort of a comeback after that appalling fiasco, and it appears Samsung has indeed made a strong comeback.
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Acosta said he had "serious questions as to whether the secretary of labor had the power to enact this in the first place".
Acer's Leap Ware smart fitness watch features a polished stainless steel circular frame with a simple and minimalistic design. With the Liquid Life smartphone app, users can can keep a track of who is calling and even set daily fitness goals.
Ibaka was on the Oklahoma City Thunder team that James and the Miami Heat defeated in the 2012 NBA Finals to win the championship. The atmosphere was wild, the team was amped, but they couldn't shake a stick at the Cavaliers in games five and six.
Tillerson will have separate meetings Friday with British Foreign Secretary Johnson, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and U.N. South Korean and USA intelligence officials are trying to determine the type of missile used by North Korea for this launch.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Cypriot President and discussed areas of bilateral cooperation. Throughout your country's struggle against colonialism, India was happy to offer her wholehearted and substantive support.
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One of the best parts of the growing cable trend is how easily it now is to watch sporting events, like the NFL Draft . Then Kansas City made an even more surprising jump from 27 to 10 via a trade with the Bills to take Mahomes .
In the ransom note , The Dark Overlord claimed to have stolen series from other studios, too, by breaking into a single company. The hacker claimed to have properties from studios besides Netflix , including ABC , National Geographic , Fox , and IFC .
Gareon Conley , the former Ohio State cornerback who was accused of rape this week, was picked 24th overall by the Raiders. By virtue of moving down to No. 25 in the Houston swap, the Browns landed MI linebacker/safety Jabrill Peppers.
That growth was not as strong as Wall Street had expected, though per-share earnings of 45 cents exactly matched expectations. In Q2 2107, the company saw 8% growth in average spend per active reward member - the highest growth over a prior year ever.