Labor Nominee Scalia Defends Court Record in Job Cases

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his record on Thursday from Senate Democrats who said his history representing large companies in court should disqualify him from the position.

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Democrats to Force Vote Against Border Wall Funding

Senate Democrats will force a vote to terminate the national emergency President Donald Trump declared in February that allowed him to move money from other federal accounts into the fund for his long-promised border wall, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.

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McConnell Says Gun Reform, if any, Is up to Trump

Congressional Republicans will wait for the White House to chart a path on gun violence legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, effectively putting the burden on President Trump to decide the Republican legislative response, if any, to the spate of mass shootings, including the latest mass murder in Texas.

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Senator John Cornyn Says Green New Deal Would Hurt Texans

U.S. Senator John Cornyn positioned himself at the forefront of the resistance to the Green New Deal on Wednesday in Houston, touting a conservative think tank’s new study that claims the legislation would raise the average Texas family’s annual electricity bill by more than $12,000 over the next decade. 

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