February 2019

Will Yemen Be Trump's First Veto?

 On Wednesday, the House of Representatives issued a stinging rebuke of the White House's holding pattern in support of the Saudi coalition in Yemen. The vote was the culmination of multiple years of efforts by realists on Capitol Hill and their allies. House Joint Resolution 37 demands the removal U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within a month unless: Congress authorizes a later date, or issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes military force. The vote was not close: 248-177. 

6 Heated Moments During Whitaker's Testimony, Including a Call to End the Hearing Before it Started

WASHINGTON — The bickering started even before Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker appeared before Congress on Friday. 

Things only got worse during his all-day hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.

From yelling to calls to end the hearing, Whitaker's appearance gave Americans a front-row seat to the fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the new Democratic majority in the House. 

MEMBERS REINTRODUCE BICAMERAL BILL BANNING LOW-YIELD NUKES

WASHINGTON  - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the bicameral Hold the LYNE (Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive)Act. The legislation would prohibit the research, development, production and deployment of a low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

Ted Lieu: 'The Wall Does Not Solve the Problems'

Representative Ted Lieu of California's 33rd congressional district thought that while parts of President Donald Trump's State of the Union were good, other aspects of the address were "horribly bad." 

"I am pleased that the president talked about two issues Democrats had been talking about all year year, which was investing in infrastructure and reducing health care costs," said Representative Lieu.

"So I think those are areas we can work with on terms of moving America forward."

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