#Senate Gop

GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema

Republicans are rallying around Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), the centrists who are in a fierce battle with progressives in their party. Senate Republicans, despite having many policy differences with Manchin and Sinema, are singing their praises, knowing that they will be key to stopping or slowing President Biden ’s ambitious agenda.
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Borrello, GOP propose actions to alleviate healthcare staff shortages

Members of the Senate Republican Conference called Friday for action to help alleviate staffing issues at healthcare facilities and for home care patients in communities throughout New York. GOP lawmakers say staffing shortages at facilities have been exacerbated by the vaccination mandate placed on healthcare workers that went into effect...

Walz blasts Senate GOP special session demand as he readies Guard to help with care shortages

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday readied the Minnesota National Guard to help with staff shortages in long-term care settings and to assist with COVID-19 testing sites.  Walz, the first-term DFL governor, toured the intensive care unit at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale before speaking to reporters about alleviating staff shortages caused by the ongoing pandemic.  […] The post Walz blasts Senate GOP special session demand as he readies Guard to help with care shortages appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

Senate GOP pushes for changes to state employee vaccine mandate, criticizing rollout of policy

Senate Republicans on Thursday argued the state should tweak its vaccine mandate policies to account for unvaccinated individuals who have natural immunity from previous infection and say the policy should have been struck through collective bargaining. During a Senate hearing, Sens. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, and Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, criticized...

McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

The backlash Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) received from fellow Republican senators last week is a wake-up call to the GOP leader that he doesn’t have any more political capital to spend on helping Democrats raise the debt limit again, say GOP aides and strategists. McConnell is still secure...

Cornyn raises more than $2M for Senate GOP

Sen. John Cornyn's (R-Texas) joint fundraising committee raised more than $2 million in the third quarter of 2021 for Senate Republicans as the conference looks to raise cash for next year's midterm battles. Cornyn, who is not up for reelection until 2026, transferred between $70,000 and nearly $100,000 of the...

W.Va. Senate GOP At Odds Over Senatorial Redistricting Maps

CHARLESTON — Despite landing on a proposed senatorial redistricting map Monday, the West Virginia Senate has continually put off voting on its plan, with members divided over an amendment that would break up multiple counties and cities. Senate Bill 3034, the bill that will redraw the map for 17 senatorial...

Senate GOP Push Crime Conversation, Democrats Say Their Plan Ignores Data

HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans painted a grim picture of crime and violence in Connecticut during a midday press conference Wednesday and called for legislative action on a set of proposals including reversing elements of last year’s police accountability law. The 16-page plan unveiled by the Senate’s minority caucus during...