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January 4, 2019

The Beginning Of Congressional Oversight In The Age Of Trump

From Speaker Pelosi's speech:
Our nation is at an historic moment. Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn.

They called upon the beauty of our Constitution: our system of checks and balances that protects our democracy, remembering that the legislative branch is Article I: the first branch of government, co-equal to the president and judiciary.
And:
We have no illusions that our work will be easy, that all of us in this chamber will always agree. But let each of us pledge that when we disagree, we will respect each other and we will respect the truth.
And:
Our common cause is to find and forge a way forward for our country. Let us stand for the people – to promote liberty and justice for all;
And then there's this:
New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced a bill Thursday preventing President Trump from firing Robert Mueller for anything but serious misconduct or other “good cause.”

The legislation, dubbed the “Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act,” has received bipartisan backing in the past, but Trump-loyal Republican House brass and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked the measure from ever becoming law.

That changed Thursday, as Democrats reclaimed control of the House.
Here is the legislation, as introduced By Representative Nadler last April.

Its Senate counterpart, introduced by Senator Lindsay Graham, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 14-7. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to allow a Senate vote on it.

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

"Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn. "
That is why the Democrats won the Senate.

You left off the Democrats also introduced legislation to
Get rid of the Electoral College and Impeach Trump.

When are the Democrats introducing legislation to
Gun Safety reform including Universal Background checks requiring all firearms to be registered in a National Firearms database and the Assault Weapons ban and confiscation act.
Immigration reform including a DACA program law and amnesty.