On May 12, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $602 billion authorization bill by a vote of 23-3. The three Senators who voted no were reported as Deb Fischer (R-NB), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). Cruz said he voted no because of the provision requiring women to register for the draft. Lee […]
Press Release June 17, 2015 Contact: Amanda Waldron 202-543-4100 x2115 Today, the Council for a Livable World formally endorsed our first round of Senate candidates for the 2016 elections—and they are impressive: Progressive champion Former Senator Russ Feingold is back to run against the person who ousted him in 2010, Senator Ron Johnson […]
By John Isaacs
Council for a Livable World
March 27, 2015
Senate Completes its Budget Resolution – Finally
CQ/Roll predicted that the Senate would conclude its vote-a-rama – a series of votes following by votes – more than 12 hours after the voting started at noon yesterday.
In the 2014 elections, Senate Democrats faced a daunting environment. With an unpopular President, a smaller, more conservative electorate than in a presidential election year and more seats up than Republican, the GOP took the Senate.
Just one week after Senator Robert Menendez accused President Obama of getting his talking points from Tehran, the New Jersey Democrat and co-sponsor of Senator Kirk’s (R-Ill.) “Nuclear Weapons-Free Iran Act of 2015,” appears to be backing down. For the time being, that is.