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The Hill: Dem senator: Trump nominees 'sad'

January 19, 2017
Dem senator: Trump nominees 'sad'?If you were not a multibillionaire ? do you think that you would be sitting here today?? Sen. Bernie Sanders · Bernie SandersDem senator: Trump nominees 'sad' The DC bubble is strangling the DNC Who really won the Cold War? Today's politics create ...Kan. senator's 'Valium' remark sparks spat during confirmation hearingKMBC Kansas City'This is a swamp Cabinet': Sen. Chuck Schumer slams Trump's administration picksBusiness Insiderall 194 news articles »

The Hill: Hearing derailed after senator suggests colleague needs Valium

January 19, 2017
TheBlaze.comriled up committee members. Roberts, who was permitted to ask a handful of questions before jumping to another hearing, jabbed at Sen. Ron Wyden · Ron Wyden Live coverage: Senators grill ...Watch: Mnuchin confirmation hearings get spicy when one senator tells another to take a ValiumTheBlaze.comSen. Roberts Cracks Joke About Wyden Needing Valium For Mnuchin Hearing, Sen. Brown Takes OffenseRealClearPoliticsRepublican senator offers Democrat a 'Valium,' sets off fight in finance committeeThe Week MagazineWashington Post -Topeka Capital Journalall 40 news articles »

NPR: WATCH: Rick Perry Jokes He Hopes Senator Is As Much Fun 'As You Were On Your Couch'

January 19, 2017
WATCH: Rick Perry Jokes He Hopes Senator Is As Much Fun 'As You Were On Your Couch'The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most ...Rick Perry to Sen. Al Franken: 'I Hope You Are as Much Fun on That Dais as You Were on Your Couch'CNSNews.comTry not to read into this exchange between Sen. Al Franken and Rick PerryThe Week MagazineDem Sen. Joe Manchin To Introduce Rick Perry At Confirmation HearingTPMall 306 news articles »

Salon: Republican Senator: Democrats should help us replace Obamacare

January 19, 2017
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. For months Donald Trump has dominated the political scene like no other. But listen to ...GOP senator: Let's work with Dems to 'fix' ObamaCareThe HillWe need Democrats' help to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson saysCNBCRepublican Senator Would Let States Keep Obamacare If They -Press Herald -LA Daily News -Washington Postall 2,045 news articles »

The Hill: Dem senator: DeVos 'sends shivers down the spine'

January 19, 2017
Out MagazineDem senator: DeVos 'sends shivers down the spine'DeVos then cited an anecdote from Sen. Mike Enzi · Mike EnziDem senator: DeVos 'sends shivers down the spine' Trump Education pick: States should decide on allowing guns in schools Schumer puts GOP on notice over ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Wyo.) ...US Sen. Casey opposes 3 Trump Cabinet picksTribune-ReviewSenator Al Franken Questions Betsy DeVos on History of Supporting Conversion TherapyOut MagazineSen. Franken to vote against Education Secretary nomineeMinneapolis Star Tribuneall 338 news articles »


  • HB1163: Trails; allocation of federal funds for establishment and maintenance.
  • HB840: License plates, special; issuance to support Virginia's Eastern Shore business community.
  • HB841: Transient occupancy tax; localities may impose on publicly owned as well as privately owned lodging.
  • HB842: Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone; adds localities to zone.
  • HB843: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; use of consumer-grade fireworks, penalty.
  • HB844: Eastern Shore Water Access Authority; created.
  • HB845: Baylor Survey; reestablishing lines.
  • HB846: Virginia Stormwater Management Program; exemptions for certain localities.
  • HB847: Menhaden; commercial fishermen required to report any release, disposal, or dumping.
  • HJ5259: Commending Franklin Sherman Elementary School.
  • SB72: Tourist Train Development Authority; reinstates Authority and its board.
  • SB73: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of KENTUCKY COLONELS.
  • SB74: Real estate loans; flood insurance.
  • SB75: Charter; Town of Honaker.
  • SB76: Florist business; misrepresentation of geographic location, penalty.
  • SB154: Wild animals & birds; unlawful to hunt on private property and state waters on Sunday, exception.
  • SB196: Charter; Town of Tazewell.
  • SB197: Judgment; rate of interest, cap.
  • SB293: Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 5 felony.
  • SB294: Prescription Monitoring Program; requirements of prescriber, effective date.
  • SB295: Billboard signs; adjustment or relocation.
  • SB296: Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, motor vehicle dealers, and T&M vehicle dealers; efficiency of operation.
  • SB334: Virginia Disaster Relief Fund; established.
  • SB335: Money order sellers and money transmitters; definitions, criminal background checks, regulations.
  • SB338: Mineral lands; local property and license taxes.
  • SB493: Line of Duty Act; funding and review.
  • SB548: Coalbed methane; arbitration of conflicting claims of ownership.
  • SB549: Emergency relief; donations by localities to charitable institutions.
  • SB551: Cranesnest River; designates as component of Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB560: Coal-mined areas; reclamation.
  • SB561: Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, persons subject to protective order, ineligible.
  • SB661: Parole; hearing for nonviolent offenders whose crime was committed on or after January 1, 1995.
  • SB673: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of certain revenue.
  • SJ2: Commending the Honaker High School softball team.
  • SJ55: Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SJ153: Commending Claudette Keene Mullins.
  • SJ169: Commending Eddie Sturgill.
  • SJ191: Commending the Grundy High School Golden Wave wrestling team.
  • SR34: DOC; Senate joint subcommittee to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SR504: Commending Johnny S. Skeen, Sr.
  • SR509: Commending the Bland-Rocky Gap combined forensics team.
  • HB887: Student suspension or expulsion from school; requires superintendent to ensure continued education.
  • HB890: Mortgage foreclosure; right to reinstatement.
  • HB891: Mobile infrared transmitters; violation of prohibition on operation of nonemergency vehicles.
  • HB1125: Dead bodies; requires court authorization for locality to pay reasonable expenses for disposition.
  • HB1190: Workers' compensation; injured employee's choice of pharmacy providers shall not be restricted.
  • SJ35: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies.
  • HB1576: Bullying; definition, punishment for actions.
  • HB2045: Blighted property; expands definition to include any residential structure.
  • HB2046: Public employment; nondiscrimination.
  • HB2047: Virginia Waterways Clean Up and Consumer Choice Act; paper and plastic bag fee.
  • HB2048: Packaged ice; person who establishes ice plant or offers to sell ice needs a license.
  • HB2049: Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc.
  • HB2190: Victims of human trafficking; DSS to develop plan for provision of services.
  • HB2191: Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund; established.
  • HB2192: Medicaid; coverage for pregnant women and children lawfully admitted non-permanent residents.
  • HB2193: Podiatry; expands definition.
  • HB2194: Motor vehicles; passing of bicycles, etc.
  • HB2468: Attorney General; representation of Commonwealth in civil actions.
  • HB2509: Employer's records; required to maintain and preserve payroll, etc., for their employees.
  • HJ620: Public schools; Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission to study post-Labor Day school opening.
  • HJ656: Commending the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women.
  • HJ936: Commending the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program.
  • HJ971: Commending the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • HJ972: Commending Nu Xi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., on occasion of its 25th anniversary.