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Monitoring Biden and other Contemporary Events

 
 
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 12:32 pm
An update on the confirmation of President Biden's Cabinet.

Currently 13 0f 23 nominees have been confirmed, with widespread bipartisan support for most of the nominees.
Of the 13 confirmations, Cecilia Rouse (Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors) has the highest number of Yes votes: 95 to 4
Alejandro Mayorkas (Secretary of Homeland Security) has the lowest number of Yes votes: 56 to 43

Currently 5 positions are awaiting for Senate confirmation: Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Attorney General.

The remaining 4 nominees are under review: United States Trade Representative, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Secretary of the Interior, and Secretary of Health and Human Services

EDIT: One nomination has been withdrawn:
Neera Tanden (Director of the Office of Management and Budget)

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/joe-biden-cabinet-members-confirmations-list/
https://www.senate.gov/legislative/nominations/Biden_cabinet.htm

For comparison, here are the vote totals for Trump's Cabinet during his term:
https://www.senate.gov/reference/Trump_cabinet.htm

David Shulkin (Veterans Affairs) had unanimous support: 100 to 0
Betsy DeVos (Education) had the lowest amount of support: 51 to 50, with VP Pence being the tiebreaker

Two nominations were withdrawn:
Andrew Puzder (Department of Labor)
Ronny Jackson (Veterans Affairs)
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 12:36 pm
@Rebelofnj,
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/02/970543130/tanden-withdraws-as-omb-nominee
National Public Radio wrote:
Neera Tanden, President Biden's controversial nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, has withdrawn her nomination. Biden said in a statement Tuesday he had accepted her request.

"I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration," Biden said. "She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work."

It had become increasingly clear that Tanden's nomination was in trouble after multiple key senators said they wouldn't support her, citing her tweets criticizing some members of Congress. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., was the most significant opponent. Without his support, Tanden needed to find a Republican to support her in the equally divided Senate.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 12:38 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
he got the 1.9 Trillion covid package approved over the snappin turtles back.

Only with reconciliation.


farmerman wrote:
Ill bet he gets the infrastructure bill passed because GOP wants to be part of that even though Orange man dumped it.

Not terribly likely at this point. Mr. Biden has already burned his bipartisan bridges. He is a failed leader who cannot draw Republican support.
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 01:05 pm
@MontereyJack,
2 million doses of vaccine a day now. My work sent out a blast this morning, a shipment of the J&J vaccine is coming in and the hospital is sending out a team to hold a clinic at the factory for all workers who have to come in. Of course, Biden isn't personally doing all of this, but the strides the feds have made in working with states and communities since he took office have been dramatic.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 02:29 pm
@engineer,
Don't forget to thank Mr. Trump for funding the J&J vaccine.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 02:35 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
republicans burned the bridges, not dems, so he's doing it anyway,

Wrong. The bipartisan bridges were burnt by Mr. Biden's decision to use reconciliation.


MontereyJack wrote:
if it takes reconciliation to do the right thing, so be it.

Except now the Democrats' one reconciliation shot of the year is spent, so Mr. Biden is now officially a do-nothing president until the next budget year rolls around.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 06:29 pm
@oralloy,
reconciliation can pny be used for budgets, which is exactly what this is. It was used appropriately because the gop kepot screwing around for months, rather than doinw what the country wanted them to do. Tjhey'll get the deserved blame. Has no impact on executive orders and regular bills. biden's doing stuff the country wants and trum[p didn
t. which means the dems will widen their margin of control in 2022. scream and shout all yhou want, you
re on the wrong side of history and what the country wants. so you
ll just lose again.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 06:56 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
Has no impact on executive orders and regular bills.

Wrong. It has the impact that Mr. Biden will now not be able to get a single regular bill passed.

He has just become an official do-nothing president.


MontereyJack wrote:
the dems will widen their margin of control in 2022.

No they won't. The Democrats will lose Congress in 2022.


MontereyJack wrote:
scream and shout all you want, you're on the wrong side of history and what the country wants. so you'll just lose again.

There is little chance of that happening.
Builder
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 07:46 pm
@oralloy,
As predicted, Biden will be stepping aside soon. Can't seem to remember anything.

Builder
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 08:05 pm
@Builder,
A hundred days without an actual press conference, after a "campaign" where he did nothing in public for fifty days, but sit in his basement, trying masks on.

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Builder
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 08:23 pm
@neptuneblue,
Did you watch the video above that one?

If Joe isn't capable of fronting the press, and answering questions about "his" decisions, then he's simply not in any position to be commander-in-chief of the massive military junta under his control.
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Builder
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 08:42 pm
@neptuneblue,
Math not your strong point? The 100 days includes the time before the "election" where creepy Joe chose to hide out in his basement, rather than "risk" campaigning.
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Builder
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 09:05 pm
@neptuneblue,
Nope. Not a hope in hell that he actually got more votes than any candidate in history, after not campaigning at all.

Trump got ten million more votes than 2016.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2021 09:12 pm
@Builder,
Supreme Court rejects final Trump election challenge
Pete Williams
Mon, March 8, 2021, 11:22 AMĀ·1 min read

The Supreme Court disposed of the last of former President Donald Trump's challenges to state election procedures Monday, rejecting his appeal of lower court rulings that upheld Wisconsin's handling of mail-in ballots.

The court announced the rejection without comment in a one-line order, which is its normal practice.

Trump and his allies had a uniformly unsuccessful record before the Supreme Court in their effort to overturn the presidential election results in states won by Joe Biden.

In December, the justices refused to take up a lawsuit filed by Texas against the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The court said Texas demonstrated no legal interest in how other states conduct their elections.

The Supreme Court last month rejected two other Trump challenges to vote counting procedures in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. And while the vote counting was still underway in November, the court declined to stop Pennsylvania from counting ballots received after election day.

Monday's action was no surprise, because if the court had intended to take any of the Trump challenges, it would have done so before Congress formally counted the Electoral College vote Jan. 6, a process delayed several hours by rioting at the Capitol.

https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-rejects-final-trump-162242956.html
 

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