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Georgia abuzz over Herschel's Senate tease

Herschel Walker, 59 — the Heisman Trophy winner and Georgia college football legend — tweeted a cryptic video last week suggesting he might enter the Republican primary for a chance to run next year against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), the New York Times reports. The big picture: Former President Trump...
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Portman says Senate Republicans are 'absolutely committed' to getting bipartisan infrastructure deal

Sen. Rob Portman reaffirmed Senate Republicans' commitment to getting a bipartisan agreement on an infrastructure package on Sunday. Portman is one of 11 Republicans in talks with 10 Senate Democrats and members of the Biden administration to get a bipartisan infrastructure deal, which would prevent the upper chamber from using the reconciliation process to advance legislation. The reconciliation process would be able to pass a bill without GOP support if all Democrats vote in favor of it.
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Opinion: Utah’s Senate race, a crime wave and Biden in Europe — oh my

Stifling summer heat is here — weeks early. Heat stroke prevents us from focusing our feeble minds on one topic, so here’s a potpourri of issues in the news. Former Utah House member Becky Edwards has kicked off a campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination next year against Sen. Mike Lee. Club for Growth Action, a national conservative SuperPAC that has endorsed Lee, has already mailed attack ads against Edwards and Ally Isom, another potential opponent. Is this a smart strategy and is Lee vulnerable?
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DC statehood bill headed to Senate committee hearing this week

WASHINGTON — The fight for D.C. statehood continues this week at the U.S. Capitol as proponents prepare to make their case in front of a Senate committee. The hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs is scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to a statement from D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.
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Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle

Centrists have gained leverage in the Senate battle over an infrastructure package after 11 more senators backed a $974 billion infrastructure framework. Twenty-one senators in all are supporting the proposal, which is much smaller than what the White House and liberals prefer. The group includes 11 Republicans, nine Democrats and an independent who caucuses with Democrats.
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The Senate is where dreams go to die

President Joe Biden ’s blueprint for reinvigorating the economy, the American Jobs Plan, is a visionary attempt to break from the past and cope with the challenges of the future. It would bring the United States back into the 21st century — which is exactly why it has run into a roadblock in the U.S. Senate.
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Trump endorses Murkowski challenger in 2022 Senate race

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed Republican challenger Kelly Tshibaka against Senator Lisa Murkwoski, the three-term Republican incumbent who voted to convict him after his second impeachment trial earlier this year. Tshibaka, the former state administration commissioner, launched her campaign in March with a...
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Our democracy needs a bipartisan win. Biden can help the Senate get one on infrastructure.

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S return from Europe finds the Senate engaged in intensified and — to a surprising degree — constructive bargaining on a bipartisan infrastructure package. Previously a project of 10 senators, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, that effort now enjoys at least tentative support from 10 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The latter figure is the crucial, and encouraging, one, since it implies that, once a bill gets hammered out, there could be 60 votes to defeat a filibuster — assuming that all 50 Democratic senators vote for cloture as well.
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OOIDA opposes AEB mandate in Senate highway bill

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association favors the Senate highway bill to the House highway bill, which is full of “anti-trucker” provisions. Unlike the House version, the Senate bill does not include measures to increase minimum insurance requirement on motor carriers, and it doesn’t mandate screening for obstructive sleep apnea. Land Line also recently outlined some of the measures in the Senate version that OOIDA supports, including attempts to improve the National Consumer Complaint Database and the creation of a Truck Leasing Task Force.