Speaker Frierson and Majority Leader Ford—Statement on Sessions’ Confirmation Vote

Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford and State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson released the following statement on U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s vote to confirm Jeff Sessions:  “We are disheartened and thoroughly disappointed that Senator Dean Heller voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. As the top law enforcement officer in the …

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Meanwhile, in DC … a Tone Deaf GOP is Heading Full Bore Ahead

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Obamacare enrollments fell short of expectations—the latest example of the law’s failure to deliver on its promises. That’s why Republicans are acting with urgency to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reform. Here’s what we’re working on this week to “improve” things: …

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Jeff Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump’s first cabinet appointment, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. Attorney General, is a foundational member of Mr. Trump’s cadre of climate change deniers, civil rights opponents and antagonists of immigrants and the LGBTQ community. While most are focusing on Sessions record with respect to civil/human rights, it’s important to note the Sessions …

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Face The Nation, 2017-01-08: Cory Booker Full Interview

Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, discusses the importance of vetting President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments and knowing the fullness of conflicts of interests, as well as talks about his plan to stop the repeal of Obamacare. The full interview aired on the January 8, 2017 broadcast of “Face the Nation.”

Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Confirmation Hearings

With the advent of the incoming #trump administration backed up by a Republican-led Congress in both houses, it’s become ever more important that we speak up, loudly and en masse, when actions are proposed that are contrary to what we the American people, their constituents, espouse. We saw that at work this last week when House …

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PFAW Praises Senate for This Week’s Action on Judicial Confirmations

After a two week recess, the Senate has made significant progress in judicial confirmations on its first week back. This is not due to a drop in Republican obstruction, but instead to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s determination to overcome that obstruction. Only one week during President Obama’s administration has seen more judicial confirmations. Since Monday, …

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TAKE ACTION: Senator, Confirm McCarthy At The EPA

President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy to serve as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our nation’s protector of clean air, clean water, and public health. She is a solid choice for the job. Gina McCarthy has a long and respected career working in a bipartisan fashion to protect our environment. She …

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43 GOP Senators Threaten Obstruction Unless Consumer Protection Bureau Is Weakened

— by Pat Garofalo on Feb 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm When the Dodd-Frank financial reform law first passed, Senate Republicans refused to confirm a director for the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. They promised to block any nominee — regardless of that nominee’s qualifications for the job — unless the Bureau was weakened and …

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