U.S. Political Leadership In Action

THE TRANSFER OF EXECUTIVE POWER AND LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVE JANUARY 20, 2017

Highlights of the Current Republican Administration

THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT

  NOT ALL BELIEVE AMERICA HAS GOTTEN GREATER UNDER DONALD TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP

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SO THE REAL QUESTION IS....
IS PRESIDENT TRUMP A GREAT LEADER?
IS PRESIDENT TRUMP TRULY MAKING AMERICA GREAT?
June 26, 2018….U.S. Supreme Court 
Rules for Trump over Travel Ban
Courtesy of CNN....Read the Court’s Decision

August 10th 2017 45th President says “NO MORE” to North Korea’s Nuclear Missile quest “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” “North Korea has “been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries”. The Question…What’s Next? WILL AMERICA BE DRAWN INTO WAR?

February 9, 2018_President Donald Trump signed a spending bill Friday morning to keep the government operating after some brief uncertainty about when he would do so. “Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!” Trump tweeted after signing the legislation.

115TH CONGRESS

THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AFTER THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CYCLE

100 Senators Republicans have more seats
Conclusion....Republicans are in the majority
435 Representatives Republicans have more seats
Conclusion....Republicans are in the majority

116TH CONGRESS

THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AFTER THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION CYCLE

100 Senators Republicans have more seats
Conclusion.... In the Senate the Republicans are in the majority
435 Representatives Democrats have more seats 
Conclusion....Democrats are in the majority

From The Archives

115TH CONGRESS

Republicans slightly decreased their share of seats in the House of Representatives, going from 247 to 241 out of 435 seats. In the Senate, Republicans lost two seats, going from 54 to 52. In both cases the party retained its majority.

Thanks to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” in 2013, Democrats will effectively have little power to filibuster Trump’s cabinet picks. 

Republicans confirmed leadership of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Senate Majority Leader and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House for the 115th Congress.  Other leadership positions will be announced as the new Congress begins Jan. 6, 2017.

On the Democrat side, the Senate Democratic Caucus elected Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) as Senate Minority Leader for the 115th Congress. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) will serve as party whip and Schumers’ chief deputy, maintaining a role he held under outgoing Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV). Also, added to the Senate Democrats’ leadership team is Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).  She will serve as the third-ranking Democrat, assuming a new title of assistant Democratic leader.  Schumer expanded his team to include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

The Democrats also announced changes to the committee leadership that include Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) as ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as ranking member for the Senate Appropriations Committee.

THE 116TH SENATE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

SENATE MAJORITY LEADERS

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Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Republican Whip

SENATE MINORITY LEADERS

Democratic Leader Charles Schumer

Democratic Whip Richard Durbin 

 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

An election for the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives took place on January 3, 2019, during the opening day of the 116th United States Congress, two months after the 2018 elections. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took 220 votes, or just over a majority of the chamber, to become its Speaker. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy got 192 votes, with 18 more going to others. As only 430 representatives cast a vote, the majority needed to win was 216.

BREAKING NEWS

Can you believe it? Federal Workers struggled to pay their bills and it is all about a wall that according to the Commander and Chief Mexico refuses to pay for. Longest Government Shutdown in U.S. history finally comes to an end. Now will actions like this by our leaders make America Greater?

From the Archives

MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 21, 2018 U.S. SENATE UNABLE TO GAIN ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR A LAST MINUTE SPENDING BUT THAT INCLUDED 5 BILLION PLUS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BORDER WALL WHICH WAS PASTED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES…. THEREFORE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PARTIALLY SHUTS DOWN AGAIN.

MIDNIGHT JANUARY 20, 2018 U.S. SENATE REJECTS 3RD CONTINUING RESOLUTION PROPOSED BY THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE TRIGGERING A SHUTDOWN OF THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DESPITE INTERVENTION BY DONALD TRUMP THE “DEAL MAKER”.Government Shutdown

In United States politics, a government shutdown is the process the Executive Branch must enter into when Congress and the President fail to pass legislation funding government operations and agencies. If interim or full-year appropriations are not enacted into law, the current interpretation of the Antideficiency Act requires that the federal government begin a “shutdown” of the affected activities, often involving the furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services. Programs that are funded by laws other than annual appropriations acts also may be affected by a funding gap, if program execution relies on activities that receive annually appropriated funding. Although the term government shutdown usually refers to what occurs at the federal level, shutdowns have also occurred at the state/territorial and local levels of government. Both Parties blame each other as well as the U.S. President for their failure to keep the government open

HOUSE REPUBLICANS FALL SHORT OF EFFORTS TO REPLACE “OBAMACARE” WITH THE “AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT” OF 2017 ON 24 MARCH 2017

TAXES IN AMERICA, THE TIMELINE

November 23, 2017….Republicans move forward with legislature to reform taxes in America. Trump promises to give “Middle Class” workers a tax cut while lowering taxes on the rich. Unions are apposed to this Bill passed already in the Congress now waiting for a vote out of the Senate.

December 2, 2017 ….Senate passes huge tax cuts after last-minute changes; conference with House next….Via CBS NEWS

December 19, 2017….Good or Bad the Republican controlled Senate has passed Historical Tax Legislature with a vote along party lines.Senate votes 51-48 to approve GOP tax bill.

December 20, 2017…. House Republicans vote a second time and again passes GOP Tax Bill. Legislature heads to trump for signing.

December 22, 2017….Republican President, Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law.

HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA

Finally after many efforts….Republican Controlled House of Representatives along Party lines succeed at passing a replace and repeal of ACA (Obamacare)…Question…What took them so long?….Republican Senator McCain cast crucial NO vote as Senate fails to pass a repeal and replace of the (ACA)…. President issues Executive Orders to cripple portions of the (ACA) after Republican legislators fail to present him with a bill he could sign.

THE 116TH HOUSE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP (CON’T)

MINORITY LEADERS U.S. HOUSE
           
2019 MAJORITY LEADERS IN U.S. HOUSE
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A THING WORTH NOTING....


From The Archives
Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops 8 hours in bid to force immigration votes

A Few key Representatives impacting 2297 in North Carolina North Carolina is a U.S. state with two senators in the United States Senate and 13 representatives in the United States House of Representatives. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms. Senators represent the entire state. North Carolina’s senators are:

NC US SENATORS 

RICHARD BURR

THOM TILLIS

North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ response to the death of Senator John McCain via emailed Newsletter…. Honoring the Life of John McCain….

“America has lost John McCain a true titan of the Senate who was one of our nation’s greatest war heroes and public servants. He will be long remembered for his principled leadership, courage, grit, and always putting country first. It was an honor to call John McCain a friend and serve alongside him in the Senate.

I believe you really judge an elected official by how they act when they’re not in front of a television camera. One of the most memorable experiences I had with Senator McCain was the first time I met him in North Carolina in 2014. With no cameras around, I had the chance to see him interacting with veterans and men and women in uniform. What I saw was a man with a heart of gold who possessed an unwavering commitment to America’s finest. I would go on to serve alongside Senator McCain as a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he was a mentor to myself and other senators.

Susan and I are deeply saddened by John’s passing, and we send our condolences to Cindy and the McCain family, who have demonstrated incredible grace and strength during this difficult time. Our hearts are with them, and we thank them for allowing him to share some of his life with us here in the Senate.

Providing Funding for America’s Men and Women in Uniform

In honor of Senator McCain, Congress passed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 earlier this month. This legislation reaffirms our nation’s commitment to supporting the brave men and women in uniform and reestablishes America’s commitment to a strong national defense and protecting its interests abroad. I am proud it included several of my provisions to improve the lives of our servicemembers and military families, provide $240 million to upgrade North Carolina’s military installations, and gives servicemembers the largest pay raise in nine years”.

 

EASTERN, NORTH CAROLINA REPRESENTATIVES


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Remembering the Republican Representative who Defied Trump the most.

From the archives….Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) applauded the United States Marine Corps for publicly exonerating the members of Marine Special Operations Company Foxtrot who were wrongfully accused of murdering innocent civilians in the Bati Kat district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province in March of 2007. Congressman Jones has been working with the Marines of Fox Company to get their names cleared for the past 10 years.  Their story has been chronicled in many publications, including a five-part Marine Corps Times series.

In December of 2017, Congressman Jones wrote to Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller and asked him to take a fresh look at the case.  The commandant reviewed the matter, and in January, responded with a letter exonerating Fox Company.  The letter Final Letter From HQMC affirmed the finding of the 2008 Court of Inquiry and clearly states that the Marines “acted in accordance with the applicable operations order, the rules of engagement, and the law of armed conflict; and that the Marines’ actions on that day ‘reflected sound military judgement.’”  

“These men have been to hell and back,” said Congressman Jones. “They were bravely serving their country, only to have their personal and professional lives ruined by misinformation and poor timing.  I very much appreciate General Neller and his staff for taking a look at this case and reiterating that these men did nothing wrong on March 4, 2007.”

The letter also states that the commanding officer of the Wounded Warrior Regiment will follow up with these Marines to ensure they receive necessary care and support.

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