Senate GOP Committee suspends rules, Dems boycott, Mnuchin Price advance


This really is big story. The Dems thought they would stick it to Chairman Orin Hatch by boycotting Committee meetings thus delaying the vote of two of Trumps picks. While the Democrat members were out posturing with the media, Hatch went out and “got er done.” There is a new sheriff in town.

Republicans who lead a key Senate panel suspended their own rules Wednesday and advanced President Trump’s picks to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments unilaterally, saying they had no choice after Democrats boycotted committee votes for a second day in a row.

The Senate Finance Committee advanced Steven Mnuchin to lead Treasury and Rep. Tom Price as health secretary on Republican votes along, clearing the way for a confirmation vote before the full chamber. Both nominees made it out of committee on 14-0 votes.The votes were supposed to occur on Tuesday. Yet Democrats derailed the markup by refusing to show up, which meant the panel didn’t have the quorum needed to do business. At least one Democrat must be present.They failed to show for the rescheduled markup early Wednesday, leading to the rule change.“They have nobody to blame but themselves,” Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, said.H/T: WASHINGTON TIMES  (This is a replacement clip)

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14 Responses to “Senate GOP Committee suspends rules, Dems boycott, Mnuchin Price advance”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Senate GOP Committee suspends rules, Dems boycott, Mnuchin Price advance […]

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  2. Hootin' anni Says:

    It’s like the GOP to the DEMS: ‘do you want some cheese with your whine’? Big babies.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Good one A- babies indeed.

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    I am sure the Dems will complain about this but of course they supported Reid’s rules change on the filibuster. Hypocrites all of them…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      could not agree with you more. The GOP is starting to get some smarts.

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  4. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    Nice to see Republicans not putting up with Democrats misbehavior like they always have done before. This is what I want to see. When dems refuse to cooperate – refuse to carry out their duties – BOOM! they get left behind! This is how our government should be run.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Here Here….. I didn’t think Orrin had it in him to do it.

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  5. Mustang Says:

    Courage? Democrats? What is Hatch smoking?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Must be the new stuff he’s trying smoking. I never thought Hatch had it in him…though

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  6. Just Simply Linda Says:

    …now…defund Berkley. Just saying…wink. I like what Dr. Gorka said, “There’s a new sheriff in town, his name is President Trump.” Either get with the program or get out…just saying…wink.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yepper…. we are moving on to better days

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  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again..

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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