Senate confirmation

If Republicans Really Control The Senate…

If Republicans really control the Senate, then why are they making confirming Republican President Donald Trump’s department heads and subcabinet posts so difficult? A case in point is the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as administrator of NASA, whose nomination has languished since September 2017.

We’ll Send You Home Again, Kathleen: Energy and Politics

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Whatever might be said regarding heat and cold, the climate of opinion seems unlikely to change anywhere there’s a chance to spear the oil companies and, in passing, those with a patient word for the fuel that made modern America. That fuel is now denounced, expected to participate cheerfully in its own demise. What Kathleen Hartnett White hoped to say to the capital city was: Hold it; no rush to judgment, please; no sentence without verdict. Alas, that’s the only kind of sentence progressives know how to pass out when the culprit has oil beneath his fingernails.

Neomi Rao Nomination A Win For Constitutional Conservatives

Many in Congress will not welcome her nomination and will seek to stop it. However, limited government constitutional conservatives should welcome the nomination of Prof. Neomi Rao to head OIRA as a major victory for constitutional government and fight tooth and nail to secure her confirmation.

Democrats Prepare to Bork Tom Price

David Catron, The American Spectator

If confirmed, Tom Price will be the best qualified HHS secretary in a generation. His nomination has been received enthusiastically by the health care industry. Moreover, unlike Kathleen Sebelius and Sylvia Burwell, he spent twenty years actually treating patients. He knows the system and why Obamacare isn’t working. If the Democrats successfully Bork him, it means that they can’t be trusted with even a modicum of power.

Rule Change Pushed By Harry Reid Could Allow Trump To Get All Of His Appointments Confirmed

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments.

GOP rallies around court blockade

Burgess Everett, Politico

Dire warnings that GOP unity over the court blockade would splinter after Trump’s ascension have yet to materialize. And a pressure campaign on vulnerable Republican senators — backed by polling data and liberal groups disrupting campaign events back home — hasn’t budged anyone.

Confirmation fights got bigger because government got bigger

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

The reason why confirmations have become so contentious is that the federal government has grown so big, and has seized so much power, that every federal official or member of the judiciary can wield outsized control over the lives of the citizenry — far more than was ever intended by the nation's Founders.

Countdown to Armageddon: Less Than 35 Days To Stop Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

We must put pressure on Congress to reject Obama's nuclear weapons deal with Iran and save our children from inheriting a dangerous nuclear-armed radical Muslim regime. If you'd like to see who your Senator supports (Iran or America), you can check on the Secure America Now Iran Deal Scorecard through this link.