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Senate Unveils Language of Gun Control Deal: Expands Background Checks, Expands Prohibited Purchasers

The Senate unveiled Tuesday the language of the bipartisan gun control deal Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) struck with Democrats at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) behest. NPR reports that the gun control expands background checks for gun buyers ages 18-20. The legislation also expands the prohibited buyers list by adding dating relationships under the…

Senate ‘Bipartisan’ Gun Control Bill Expands Background Check Review from 3 to 10 Business...

The language of the Senate gun control deal was revealed on Tuesday and it expands background checks for persons 18-20 years of age by changing the review period for their background check from a set period of three business days to a possible ten business days. The bill says that if a Federal Firearms License…

Sen. John Cornyn Gets Heckled By Texas GOP Amid Gun Control Negotiations

Sen. John Cornyn was booed Friday as he attempted to give a speech at the Republican Party of Texas’ 2022 Convention.Cornyn, who has represented the state in the upper chamber since 2002, is currently negotiating a gun control and mental health package with Senate Democrats. Although the negotiating senators released a legislative framework on June…

Biden’s Border Plan: More Buses for Migrants to Reach American Jobs

President Joe Biden’s deputies have a plan for dealing with the huge wave of young illegal migrants expected at the border once they lift the Title 42 epidemic barrier: Get more buses to deliver the migrants to jobs in U.S. cities. “Their plan is to move people into the country faster,” Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)…

Joe Biden Claims Infrastructure Victory Despite No Bill Text or Vote

President Joe Biden again claimed victory for his bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate Wednesday, despite having no text or votes to demonstrate success. “I am pleased to join a bipartisan group of United States Senators and announce our deal to make the most significant long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a…

GOP Senators Thom Tillis, John Cornyn Seek Democrat Help to Pass DACA Amnesty

Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) are asking Senate Democrats to help them pass an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a July 6 letter, Tillis and Cornyn ask Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) to…

Report: John Cornyn Seeking ‘Compromise Language’ for Democrat Gun Control

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is still seeking “compromise language” for Democrat gun control, the Washington Post reported. On April 20, 2021, Breitbart News pointed to Politico’s claim that Cornyn was talking gun control behind the scenes with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Cornyn was having “quiet conversations” with Murphy for the purposes of “[finding] common ground,” Politico…

GOP Senator Presses Biden Nominee Over Investment In Company That Makes Chemical Used By...

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing Vanita Gupta, the nominee for the number three position at the Justice Department, over millions of dollars in stock holdings she has in a chemical company that makes a key ingredient that Mexican drug cartels use to make heroin. Gupta holds between $11 million and $55 million in shares…

Joe Biden Visits Texas After Devastating Winter Storms

President Joe Biden visited Houston, Texas, on Friday to witness the aftermath of a series of winter storms that crippled the state for several days. “Our prayers are with you in the aftermath of this winter storm,” Biden said, vowing that the federal government would act as “true partners” in their recovery. Millions of people…

McCaskill: ‘The Nerve of’ Cruz, Cornyn Questioning ‘Garland Merrick’

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), now an NBC News analyst, was upset Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” over the line of questioning by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) at attorney general nominee Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing. McCaskill said, “We actually had an attorney general try to dismiss a case after a criminal had pled guilty…
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