Senate Republicans Fail in FISA Cloture Bid

TPMmuckracker reported earlier that “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) cloture vote failed 48-45,” the vote was “well short of the 60 votes necessary.” In the end, four Dems crossed over to vote with the Republicans: Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Sen. … Continue reading

Kerry, Murray Introduce Bill to Address Youth Homelessness

Worthy of mention here… Today, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act, to give more support to foster families, foster children, and young adults transitioning from the foster care system into adulthood. Right now, one-fifth of foster children wind up being … Continue reading