WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate and House have approved bills making Juneteenth a federal holiday celebrating the official end of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth National Independence […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate confirmed Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as Commerce Secretary Tuesday, voting 84-15, with the congratulations of RI’s Congressional delegation. Incoming Secretary Raimondo will replace acting-Commerce […]
The Senate is not required to approve the President’s appointment outright, but it is bound to hold hearings in a reasonable attempt to vet the nominee. The denial of even a hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat, Merrick Garland, at the time the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was in defiance of the fundamental law of this country, and must not be allowed to stand.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jack Reed(D-RI) is among a group of nine Democratic Senators asking for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether U.S. Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee, will raise the Medicare eligibility age.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of four Senators seeking to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and prevent future attempts on Sunday, two days after President Barack Obama announced his own directive to intelligence agencies for a “full review” of hacking directed at candidates’ campaigns and political parties.
Voters did not elect a president for a portion of a term in 2012. The timing of the appointment and the prospect of a tipping liberal influence on the Supreme Court is irrelevant. The Constitution does not allow McConnell to choose the timing of the appointment.
Warwick, RI – Raymond McKay, a city network administrator hoping to run against Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), has resigned from the Warwick Republican GOP over an ordinance preventing him from running as a municipal employee, which he says also prevents him from serving on the committee.
US District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi ruled this afternoon that Raymond McKay, a newtwork administrator for Warwick, must obey a city ordinance prohibiting him from seeking office while employed by the city.