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patty murray: Senate Democrats Block Bill Prohibiting Infanticide Alexandra DeSanctis February 4, 2019 7:32 PM Sen. Patty Murray on Capitol Hill in 2017, (Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters) On the Senate floor this evening, Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called for unanimous consent on his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which provides protections for any infants born alive after attempted abortion procedures Democratic senator Patty Murray of Washington objected to the bill on the floor, preventing it from receiving unanimous consent. Murray claimed that the legislation is unnecessary because there are already legal prohibitions on infanticide. Murray was the only Democratic senator to come to the Senate floor this evening and left immediately after objecting Earlier today, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell affirmed his support for Sasse's legislation and hinted that he'd be willing to bring it to the floor for a roll-call vote. "I hope that none of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle invent any reasons to block this request later today," McConnell said. "That would make quite a disturbing statement. If they do inexplicably block Senator Sasse's effort, I can assure them that this will not be the last time we try to ensure that all newborns are afforded this fundamental legal protection." In response to Murray's objection, Sasse noted the recent abortion expansion in New York, which contradicted her claim by removing protections for newborn infants And, in fact, only 26 states have affirmative protections for children born alive after attempted abortions. The Nebraska senator's renewed effort to push the bill comes on the heels of Virginia governor Ralph Northam's recent comments appearing to defend allowing some newborn infants to die, depending on the circumstances and their mother's wishes Following his remarks and Murray's objection, several Republican senators spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bill "This is the world's greatest legislate body," said Senator Joni Ernst (R., lowa). "There is nothing great, there is nothing moral or even humane, about the discussion that we have before us today." "Somehow this conversation has devolved so completely that a bill prohibiting the murder of children who are born alive," Ernst added, "a bill that simply prohibits infanticide, has tonight been blocked on the floor of the Senate." "It is hard to fathom the extremism of politicians in New York and now Virginia who would deny the protections of law to the most vulnerable members of our society, the innocent unborn, even up to birth," Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said of the recent legislation that would expand the right to post-viability abortion. "Is this really the extremism of the Democratic party?
patty murray: Senate Democrats Block
 Bill Prohibiting Infanticide
 Alexandra DeSanctis
 February 4, 2019 7:32 PM
 Sen. Patty Murray on Capitol Hill in 2017, (Aaron P
 Bernstein/Reuters)
 On the Senate floor this evening, Senator
 Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called for unanimous
 consent on his Born-Alive Abortion
 Survivors Protection Act, which provides
 protections for any infants born alive after
 attempted abortion procedures
 Democratic senator Patty Murray of
 Washington objected to the bill on the floor,
 preventing it from receiving unanimous
 consent. Murray claimed that the legislation
 is unnecessary because there are already
 legal prohibitions on infanticide. Murray was
 the only Democratic senator to come to the
 Senate floor this evening and left
 immediately after objecting
 Earlier today, Senate majority leader Mitch
 McConnell affirmed his support for Sasse's
 legislation and hinted that he'd be willing to
 bring it to the floor for a roll-call vote. "I
 hope that none of my colleagues on the
 other side of the aisle invent any reasons to
 block this request later today," McConnell
 said. "That would make quite a disturbing
 statement. If they do inexplicably block
 Senator Sasse's effort, I can assure them
 that this will not be the last time we try to
 ensure that all newborns are afforded this
 fundamental legal protection."
 In response to Murray's objection, Sasse
 noted the recent abortion expansion in New
 York, which contradicted her claim by
 removing protections for newborn infants
 And, in fact, only 26 states have affirmative
 protections for children born alive after
 attempted abortions. The Nebraska
 senator's renewed effort to push the bill
 comes on the heels of Virginia governor
 Ralph Northam's recent comments
 appearing to defend allowing some
 newborn infants to die, depending on the
 circumstances and their mother's wishes
 Following his remarks and Murray's
 objection, several Republican senators
 spoke on the Senate floor in support of the
 bill
 "This is the world's greatest legislate body,"
 said Senator Joni Ernst (R., lowa). "There is
 nothing great, there is nothing moral or
 even humane, about the discussion that we
 have before us today."
 "Somehow this conversation has devolved
 so completely that a bill prohibiting the
 murder of children who are born alive,"
 Ernst added, "a bill that simply prohibits
 infanticide, has tonight been blocked on the
 floor of the Senate."
 "It is hard to fathom the extremism of
 politicians in New York and now Virginia
 who would deny the protections of law to
 the most vulnerable members of our
 society, the innocent unborn, even up to
 birth," Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said
 of the recent legislation that would expand
 the right to post-viability abortion. "Is this
 really the extremism of the Democratic
 party?
patty murray: Event Memo Hillary for Ameriance Event Women for Hillary) 1.pdf Event Memo Hillary for America Finance Event (Women for Hillary).pdf MEMORANDUM FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Date: a Senator Hirono has offered to do suTogate work in Nevada around immigration and YOUR staff is working with her team on possible surrogate travel in the coming Monday, November 30, 2015 pm pm months Location: Regeny Ballroom She has committed to traveling to lowa in January to support YOU as part of Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C a bus tour with other women Senators Leighton Oshima Self-en FromAmanda McTyre (Virginia and West Virginia Finance Director); Angelique Cannon (Deputy National Finance Director, Mid-Atlantic Region), Amanda Renteria Hillary for America Finance Event (Women for Hillary) EWS ー on Leighton is the spouse of Senator Mazie Hirono Julie Kane President-Elect American Association for Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser wants to cooperate on investigation but not be part of 'bloodletting': Attorney I. PURPOSE YOU are headlining a Women for Hillary finance event in support of Hillary for America. This is the first major Women for Hillary finance event for YOUR campaign and has been steered by a large Host Committee made up of some of the campaign's top raisers in the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country. This is the campaign's first OPEN PRESS finance event. The American Association for Justicc PAC contributed $55,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in October By BILL HUTCHINSON Sep 17, 2018, 1026 AM ET Michele Kang Chief Executive Officer II. PARTICIPANTS te Michele has raised over $10,000 for YOUR campaign Barry Karas Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator (D-WI) Barbara Boxer, U.S. Sentor (D-CA) Maria Cantwll U.S. Senator (D-WA) Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator (D-CA) Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY) -Barry is raising with Dana Perlman and has raised more than $400,000 for YOUR campaign Debra "Debbie" Katz a Heidi Heitkamp. U.S. Senator (D-ND) Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator (D-HI) Katz, Marshall &Banks, LLFP e Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator (D-MN) Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator (D-MO) YOU last saw Debbie on September 19, 2015 at the Hillary for America -Barbara Mikulski. U.S. Senator (D-MD) (Introducer) -Patty Murray. U.S. Senator (D-WA) finance event hosted by Frank and Sylvia White in Washington, D.C. Debbie has raised more than $29,000 for YOUR campaign Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator (D-NH) Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator (D-MI) 217 participants in the Champion Reception 46 participants in the Host Reception Approximately S50 attendees Paula Grubb Consultant Self-Employved Debra Katz Attorney for Christine Blasey Ford uest WATCH What Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations could mean for nominee A California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school wants to cooperate with federal lawmakers considering the nomination, but doesn't want to be part of a Washington bloodletting," her attorney said on "Good Morning America" Monday. Christine Blasey Ford wants to speak to investigators about her allegations, but she is afraid of becoming the next Anita Hill, Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "GMA" Interested in Supreme Court? Add Supreme Court as an innerest to stay up to dete on the letest Supreme Court news, video, end anelysis from ABC News Supreme Court +Add Interest Anita Hill testified at the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas KAVANAUGH ACCUSER DONNED BRAIN-INSPIRED 'PUSSY HAT' AT MARCH FOR SCIENCE
patty murray: Event Memo
 Hillary for Ameriance Event Women for Hillary) 1.pdf
 Event Memo Hillary for America Finance Event (Women for Hillary).pdf
 MEMORANDUM FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
 Date:
 a Senator Hirono has offered to do suTogate work in Nevada around
 immigration and YOUR staff is working with her team on possible surrogate
 travel in the coming
 Monday, November 30, 2015
 pm
 pm
 months
 Location: Regeny Ballroom
 She has committed to traveling to lowa in January to support YOU as part of
 Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
 Washington, D.C
 a bus tour with other women Senators
 Leighton Oshima
 Self-en
 FromAmanda McTyre (Virginia and West Virginia Finance Director);
 Angelique Cannon (Deputy National Finance Director, Mid-Atlantic
 Region), Amanda Renteria
 Hillary for America Finance Event (Women for Hillary)
 EWS
 ー
 on
 Leighton is the spouse of Senator Mazie Hirono
 Julie Kane
 President-Elect
 American Association for Justice
 Brett Kavanaugh accuser wants to cooperate on
 investigation but not be part of 'bloodletting':
 Attorney
 I. PURPOSE
 YOU are headlining a Women for Hillary finance event in support of Hillary for
 America. This is the first major Women for Hillary finance event for YOUR
 campaign and has been steered by a large Host Committee made up of some of the
 campaign's top raisers in the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country. This is
 the campaign's first OPEN PRESS finance event.
 The American Association for Justicc PAC contributed $55,000 to the
 Hillary Victory Fund in October
 By BILL HUTCHINSON
 Sep 17, 2018, 1026 AM ET
 Michele Kang
 Chief Executive Officer
 II. PARTICIPANTS
 te
 Michele has raised over $10,000 for YOUR campaign
 Barry Karas
 Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator (D-WI)
 Barbara Boxer, U.S. Sentor (D-CA)
 Maria Cantwll U.S. Senator (D-WA)
 Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator (D-CA)
 Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY)
 -Barry is raising with Dana Perlman and has raised more than
 $400,000 for YOUR campaign
 Debra "Debbie" Katz
 a Heidi Heitkamp. U.S. Senator (D-ND)
 Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator (D-HI)
 Katz, Marshall &Banks, LLFP
 e Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator (D-MN)
 Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator (D-MO)
 YOU last saw Debbie on September 19, 2015 at the Hillary for America
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 -Patty Murray. U.S. Senator (D-WA)
 finance event hosted by Frank and Sylvia White in Washington, D.C.
 Debbie has raised more than $29,000 for YOUR campaign
 Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator (D-NH)
 Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator (D-MI)
 217 participants in the Champion Reception
 46 participants in the Host Reception
 Approximately S50 attendees
 Paula Grubb
 Consultant
 Self-Employved
 Debra Katz
 Attorney for Christine Blasey Ford
 uest
 WATCH
 What Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations could mean for nominee
 A California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett
 Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school wants to cooperate with federal
 lawmakers considering the nomination, but doesn't want to be part of a Washington
 bloodletting," her attorney said on "Good Morning America" Monday.
 Christine Blasey Ford wants to speak to
 investigators about her allegations, but she is
 afraid of becoming the next Anita Hill, Ford's
 attorney, Debra Katz, told ABC News Chief
 Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "GMA"
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 on the letest Supreme Court news, video, end
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patty murray: NATION Report: Student loan forgiveness program has halted under Trump BY COLIN BRINKLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS July 26, 2017 at 7:39 PM EDT 0 Betsy DeVos President Donald Trump listens to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speak at meeting with teachers and parents at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo @Regrann from @maga_is_for_morons - So much winning, y'all!!!!! Source, PBS: Durbin and four other Democratic senators sent a series of questions to the department on May 17 amid concerns that the pipeline to student-loan forgiveness had stalled under the Trump administration. Also signing the letter were Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Under President Barack Obama, the department approved more than 28,000 claims for loan forgiveness from former students of Corinthian Colleges, a chain of for-profit colleges that closed in 2015 amid accusations that it falsified job-placement data and altered student grades. Those claims topped $558 million. But in the letter responding to Durbin’s questions, Acting Under Secretary James Manning wrote that “no borrower defense applications have been approved between Jan. 20, 2017, and today.” The records also revealed that the department has continued to receive new applications from borrowers who say they were victims of fraud. In total, the department said it received nearly 15,000 applications between Jan. 20 and July 5, mostly from Corinthian borrowers and from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed last year. http:-www.pbs.org-newshour-rundown-report-student-loan-forgiveness-program-has-halted-under-trump- - regrann
patty murray: NATION
 Report: Student loan
 forgiveness program has
 halted under Trump
 BY COLIN BRINKLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS July 26, 2017 at
 7:39 PM EDT
 0
 Betsy DeVos
 President Donald Trump listens to U.S. Secretary of
 Education Betsy DeVos speak at meeting with teachers
 and parents at the White House in Washington, D.C.
 Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
@Regrann from @maga_is_for_morons - So much winning, y'all!!!!! Source, PBS: Durbin and four other Democratic senators sent a series of questions to the department on May 17 amid concerns that the pipeline to student-loan forgiveness had stalled under the Trump administration. Also signing the letter were Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Under President Barack Obama, the department approved more than 28,000 claims for loan forgiveness from former students of Corinthian Colleges, a chain of for-profit colleges that closed in 2015 amid accusations that it falsified job-placement data and altered student grades. Those claims topped $558 million. But in the letter responding to Durbin’s questions, Acting Under Secretary James Manning wrote that “no borrower defense applications have been approved between Jan. 20, 2017, and today.” The records also revealed that the department has continued to receive new applications from borrowers who say they were victims of fraud. In total, the department said it received nearly 15,000 applications between Jan. 20 and July 5, mostly from Corinthian borrowers and from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed last year. http:-www.pbs.org-newshour-rundown-report-student-loan-forgiveness-program-has-halted-under-trump- - regrann

@Regrann from @maga_is_for_morons - So much winning, y'all!!!!! Source, PBS: Durbin and four other Democratic senators sent a series of q...

patty murray: Democrats are now all on board with a $15 minimum wage It's now the party consensus. LUCHA LUCHA FOR The demand seemed pretty idealistic at the time. But the movement that one-day strike spawned experienced another huge victory on Wednesday: Democratic Party leaders announced that they will soon introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage across the entire country to $15 an hour. Just two years ago, that was not the party line. In 2015, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) put forward a bill to raise the wage to $12 an hour. It was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (MN) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ) who introduced a $15 minimum wage a few months later. While Sanders backed a $15 wage in his bid for the party’s presidential nomination, his rival and eventual nominee Hillary Clinton supported a $12 wage. Now all of those members of Congress have come together to support a $15 wage. ______________________________ Are you a progressive who wants to take over the Democratic Party? If so go to: Justicedemocrats.com ______________________________ berniesanders elizabethwarren tulsigabbard president justicedemocrats feelthebern futuretobelievein lovetrumpshate loserdonald dumptrump nevertrump jillstein hillaryclinton ohio pennsylvania florida newhampshire colorado nevada wisconsin illinois northcarolina progressive
patty murray: Democrats are now
 all on board with a
 $15 minimum wage
 It's now the party consensus.
 LUCHA
 LUCHA
 FOR
The demand seemed pretty idealistic at the time. But the movement that one-day strike spawned experienced another huge victory on Wednesday: Democratic Party leaders announced that they will soon introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage across the entire country to $15 an hour. Just two years ago, that was not the party line. In 2015, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) put forward a bill to raise the wage to $12 an hour. It was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (MN) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ) who introduced a $15 minimum wage a few months later. While Sanders backed a $15 wage in his bid for the party’s presidential nomination, his rival and eventual nominee Hillary Clinton supported a $12 wage. Now all of those members of Congress have come together to support a $15 wage. ______________________________ Are you a progressive who wants to take over the Democratic Party? If so go to: Justicedemocrats.com ______________________________ berniesanders elizabethwarren tulsigabbard president justicedemocrats feelthebern futuretobelievein lovetrumpshate loserdonald dumptrump nevertrump jillstein hillaryclinton ohio pennsylvania florida newhampshire colorado nevada wisconsin illinois northcarolina progressive

The demand seemed pretty idealistic at the time. But the movement that one-day strike spawned experienced another huge victory on Wednesd...

patty murray: Pence casts tie-breaking vote to let states block funds for family planning WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Senate to cast a tie-breaking vote to let states block federal grants for family planning centers, to Democrats’ dismay. The measure eliminates Obama-era rule that kept states from defunding health care providers like Planned Parenthood for political reasons — and could lead to the closing of health centers across the country. Senate Republicans held a morning vote open for more than an hour to bring in Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is recovering from back surgery, to cast the tying 50-50 procedural vote on the issue Thursday morning after a pair of female Republican senators defected to vote against it. A grinning Pence, who’d been called over from the White House, then broke the tie to roll back the provision. He repeated that role Thursday afternoon to pass the bill through the Senate. The Obama-era rule barred states from blocking federal funding for family-planning services including birth control, fertility, pregnancy care and cancer screenings from health centers that also perform abortions.Democrats were furious. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) slammed it as a “very discriminatory bill,” warning of its impact on poor and rural women. “I continue to be amazed by how little empathy there seems to be for the millions of women in our country who don’t have the resources to travel to major hospitals outside of their communities, and desperately need these local clinics to stay healthy,” she warned in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. “This bill would hurt women in small towns and rural communities more than anyone else. It would cause lower-income women to struggle even more.” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a member of Democratic leadership, called it “unprecedented” to have a vice president “breaking a tie vote on an attack on women's health across this country.”
patty murray: Pence casts tie-breaking vote
 to let states block funds for
 family planning
WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Senate to cast a tie-breaking vote to let states block federal grants for family planning centers, to Democrats’ dismay. The measure eliminates Obama-era rule that kept states from defunding health care providers like Planned Parenthood for political reasons — and could lead to the closing of health centers across the country. Senate Republicans held a morning vote open for more than an hour to bring in Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is recovering from back surgery, to cast the tying 50-50 procedural vote on the issue Thursday morning after a pair of female Republican senators defected to vote against it. A grinning Pence, who’d been called over from the White House, then broke the tie to roll back the provision. He repeated that role Thursday afternoon to pass the bill through the Senate. The Obama-era rule barred states from blocking federal funding for family-planning services including birth control, fertility, pregnancy care and cancer screenings from health centers that also perform abortions.Democrats were furious. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) slammed it as a “very discriminatory bill,” warning of its impact on poor and rural women. “I continue to be amazed by how little empathy there seems to be for the millions of women in our country who don’t have the resources to travel to major hospitals outside of their communities, and desperately need these local clinics to stay healthy,” she warned in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. “This bill would hurt women in small towns and rural communities more than anyone else. It would cause lower-income women to struggle even more.” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a member of Democratic leadership, called it “unprecedented” to have a vice president “breaking a tie vote on an attack on women's health across this country.”

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Senate to cast a tie-breaking vote to let states block federal grants for family pla...

patty murray: After the vote had been held open for more than an hour, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaker shortly after Sen. Johnny Isakson walked onto the Senate floor to ote. Getty Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding Vice President Mike Pence and a GOP senator recovering from surgery were dramatically summoned to the Senate Thursday to advance legislation that would allow states to block federal family-planning funds to Planned Parenthood. After the vote had been held open for more than an hour, Pence cast the tie-breaker shortly after Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) walked onto the Senate floor to vote. Isakson, who is recovering from back surgery, was using a walker inside the chamber. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two GOP lawmakers who have long resisted efforts to bar federal funding for the women’s health organization, voted with Democrats against advancing the measure. The GOP holds a 52-48 majority in the Senate. “Taking resources away from these providers, which this resolution would do, would be cruel, and it would have [the] greatest impact on women and families who need it the most,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said following the Thursday morning vote. “And it would undo a valuable effort by the Obama administration to ensure that health care providers are evaluated for federal funding based on their ability to provide the services in question, not on ideology.” Isakson will also be needed next week in the coming showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but it’s up in the air, as of now, whether the Georgia senator will be in Washington for the votes. “He's been cleared to travel to D.C. for one day only,” Isakson spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said. “He continues to work with his doctors on his long-term recovery and is eager to get back into his routine soon.”
patty murray: After the vote had been held open for more than an hour,
 Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaker shortly
 after Sen. Johnny Isakson walked onto the Senate floor to
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 Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on
 Planned Parenthood funding
Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding Vice President Mike Pence and a GOP senator recovering from surgery were dramatically summoned to the Senate Thursday to advance legislation that would allow states to block federal family-planning funds to Planned Parenthood. After the vote had been held open for more than an hour, Pence cast the tie-breaker shortly after Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) walked onto the Senate floor to vote. Isakson, who is recovering from back surgery, was using a walker inside the chamber. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two GOP lawmakers who have long resisted efforts to bar federal funding for the women’s health organization, voted with Democrats against advancing the measure. The GOP holds a 52-48 majority in the Senate. “Taking resources away from these providers, which this resolution would do, would be cruel, and it would have [the] greatest impact on women and families who need it the most,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said following the Thursday morning vote. “And it would undo a valuable effort by the Obama administration to ensure that health care providers are evaluated for federal funding based on their ability to provide the services in question, not on ideology.” Isakson will also be needed next week in the coming showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but it’s up in the air, as of now, whether the Georgia senator will be in Washington for the votes. “He's been cleared to travel to D.C. for one day only,” Isakson spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said. “He continues to work with his doctors on his long-term recovery and is eager to get back into his routine soon.”

Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding Vice President Mike Pence and a GOP senator recovering from surgery were dr...

patty murray: Follow @NPR #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. Keith Boykin e @keithboykin Follow V Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren. #HoldTheFloor CSPAN U.S. SENATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN D-Massachusetts GSPAN C-span.org 0:38 ll Reuters Politics Follow V REUTERS ReutersPolitics ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL 0:35 jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.
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Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation
Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos.
“Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more

Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more 

I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.

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patty murray: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
patty murray: Thomas Drake
 @Thomas_Drake1
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 Warning to America: Notice how agencies
 simply following&implementing patently
 unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order
 wlout question
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 11,552 12,493
 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017

 Ben Norton
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 Following
 Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully
 gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts
 #MuslimBan deportations
 Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU
 The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with
 President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra...
 nypost.com
 RETWEETS
 LIKES
 621
 298
 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017

 Ben Norton
 @BenjaminNorton
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 We're in a very dangerous time when federal
 agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly
 follow the racist orders of a far-right
 demagogue
 RETWEETS
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 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017
sleepandbooks:
parentheticalaside:


luceateis:


shinelikethunder:

pdxjenni:

biglawbear:
Lawblr side of Tumblr, here.  I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is.  If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands.  Our country immediately falls apart.  The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying.
I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00  CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier.
I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU  International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud). 
There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out. 
Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is.
I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken.
Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting.

At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers.
And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x)
At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress.
All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG.
It’s like the civics lesson from hell.

Yeah, um… about the Marshalls. 


This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders.


This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.

sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think a...