The Senate is set to pass a massive bipartisan tech and manufacturing bill that takes on China

history to bulk up the nation’s technology manufacturing in an effort to match competition from China. The bill, expected to easily clear the upper chamber with support from Republicans and Democrats, includes tens of billions of dollars for scientific research, subsidies for chipmakers and robot makers, and an overhaul of the National Science Foundation. The… Continue reading The Senate is set to pass a massive bipartisan tech and manufacturing bill that takes on China

FTC commissioners agree they should act to protect consumer privacy if Congress doesn’t

A Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday revealed several areas of common ground among the four sitting Federal Trade Commissioners, who are evenly split along party lines. The agency is awaiting the confirmation of a fifth commissioner to fill out its slate — the confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s nominee Lina Khan will take place… Continue reading FTC commissioners agree they should act to protect consumer privacy if Congress doesn’t

Cryptocurrency Ban: CBN gov Emefiele arrives Senate

Cryptocurrency Ban: Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday arrived at the National Assembly to honour the request by the Senate joint committee on banking insurance and other financial institutions, (including ICT and cybercrime) over the recent ban on cryptocurrency in the country. The decision by the Senate to invite the… Continue reading Cryptocurrency Ban: CBN gov Emefiele arrives Senate

Senate confirms nomination of former service chiefs as ambassadors

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors. The confirmation of the nominees followed consideration of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The former Service Chiefs confirmed are: General Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd), Ekiti; Lt. General Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Borno; Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete E.… Continue reading Senate confirms nomination of former service chiefs as ambassadors

Senate directs panels to screen new service chiefs, ambassadorial nominees

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, referred the request of the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), for the confirmation of new service chiefs, to the joint committees on Army, Navy, and Air force for necessary screening. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, gave the committees, two weeks to carry out their assignments… Continue reading Senate directs panels to screen new service chiefs, ambassadorial nominees

Senate Declares That Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is Constitutional

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 9: In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, David Schoen, defense lawyer for former President Donald Trump speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images)

the Senate as a court of impeachment.Handout/Getty ImagesThe second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will move forward after the Senate voted Tuesday that the trial of a former president is constitutional. Trump was impeached by the House last month on a charge of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Senate… Continue reading Senate Declares That Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is Constitutional

Senate Passes Budget Resolution; Vice President Harris Breaks Tie

In this image from Senate TV, Vice President Kamala Harris sits in the chair on the Senate floor to cast the tie-breaking vote, her first, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate early Friday approved a budget resolution that paves the way for fast-track passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan without support from Republicans. (Senate TV via AP)

The Senate approved a budget resolution early Friday morning that tees up President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill for passage without Republican support. With the Senate evenly divided, Vice President Harris cast the tiebreaking vote. Lawmakers approved the resolution shortly after 5:30 a.m. following and an all-night “vote-a-rama,” which brought hours of votes on… Continue reading Senate Passes Budget Resolution; Vice President Harris Breaks Tie

Senate Passes Budget Resolution, Vice President Harris Breaks Tie

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol, on February 2, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

The Senate approved a budget resolution early Friday morning that tees up President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill for passage without Republican support. With the Senate evenly divided, Vice President cast the tie breaking vote. Lawmakers approved the resolution shortly after 5:30 a.m. following hours of votes on amendments — a process known as… Continue reading Senate Passes Budget Resolution, Vice President Harris Breaks Tie

What Is ‘Reconciliation’? Democrats Face Hurdles To Use It For COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 01: U.S. President Joe Biden (Center R) and Vice President Kamala Harris (Center L) meet with 10 Republican senators, including Mitt Romney (R-UT), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and others, in the Oval Office at the White House February 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. The senators requested a meeting with Biden to propose a scaled-back $618 billion stimulus plan in response to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Biden is currently pushing in Congress. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

President Biden wants Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together to pass a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill as the first major bill this Congress. Republicans have already told him they won’t go that big, but in an effort to seek bipartisanship, Biden had a group of 10 Republicans to the White House… Continue reading What Is ‘Reconciliation’? Democrats Face Hurdles To Use It For COVID Relief

‘Fully Erased’: With Harris’ Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate

Marquita Bradshaw, the Tennessee Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, speaks before a Power Together Women's March Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Dozens of Women's March rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

On the day that California Gov. Gavin Newsom named Kamala Harris’ replacement in the U.S. Senate, Molly Watson jumped on a call with other organizers and the two Black women in Congress that they had urged Newsom to appoint to the seat instead. It was an emotional conversation, in which Watson said she struggled to… Continue reading ‘Fully Erased’: With Harris’ Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate