The Republican-dominated Senate did not waste any time on Tuesday snuffing out yet another Democratic proposal created to give special districts the ability to collect taxes on recreational marijuana. The House approved the bill on a 237-189 vote.
"On May 30, Senate Bill 267 was signed into law".
Abortion-rights advocates decried the legislation, criticizing the science it is based on and the timing of the vote after the Las Vegas mass shooting and the ongoing post-hurricane needs in Puerto Rico.
That's not how good legislation gets made - regardless of whether it's Democrats or Republicans supporting the bill. "I did not swear an oath to uphold the opinion of a court", he said, adding that his constituents' interpretation of the constitution is more important. Democrats initiated these programs and generally defend them. "The special districts have no one else to blame than the governor for waiting months to address this issue, and then failing to discuss with the legislature any other viable options to solve this problem".
On Monday, the House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that bans providers from performing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy at the risk of fines, up to five years in prison, or both. These include Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas.
While bill's House sponsor, Rep.
With meaningful action off the table, the only question for Republican lawmakers after a gun massacre is which one will offer a more depressing peek into the dystopian picture of America the party puts forth as the unfortunate but unavoidable price of freedom. Republicans have argued that expanding that credit would be a boon to middle-class families, and a number have rallied around a proposal from Sens.
During the debate on the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Congressman Sean Duffy gave what may be one of the most passionate defenses of the pro-life position ever seen on the floor of Congress. Duffy took on the claim often made by Democrats who support abortion saying they stand for the defenseless and voiceless. I'm proud to have co-sponsored this crucial piece of legislation, and will continue to stand up for the sanctity of life, New Mexican values, and the rights of those who can not protect themselves. And they pound their chest and stomp their feet. "Could you pull this baby apart, a leg, an arm at a time?".
"I think that the sales job of tax reform was botched from the beginning, in that the president was promising everybody a big tax cut and now they're going down that road - and if there's a big tax cut and there are losers, everyone gets upset", said Marc Goldwein, senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. I know my colleagues can't agree with me on that.
Unfortunately, instead of trying to work together to fix the problems with Obamacare, Republicans remain fixated on repealing it. Ones that don't have lobbyists and money?
The vote for the bill came on the anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who killed babies in a live-birth abortion process. Two years ago, it would have been fair to ascribe the inaction to a lack of practice.
In an editorial published on Breitbart News, Sen. "Thus the babies we seek to protect from harm today may survive if treated humanely, with expertise and compassion-not the cruelty of the abortion". The House had approved the measure in a 230-188 vote in February.
The U.S. House of Representatives continued its efforts to protect unborn children October 3, passing a ban on the lethal procedure in the last half of pregnancy.