Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted elements of Sen. Rick Scott’s 11-point plan to “Rescue America,” leveling a blunt public rebuke, saying he doesn’t back it while castigating two points of the proposals.
ORLANDO, FL — Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) devoted his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) touting his sweeping 11-point plan to “Rescue America,” an agenda proposal for Republicans to enact after regaining control of Congress.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he “can’t vote” for President Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social welfare spending bill, shocking the political world Sunday when he delivered a major blow to Democrats who hoped to pass the massive package ahead of a brutal 2022 midterm election.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and a bloc of moderate Democrats are demanding the social welfare spending bill receive an official cost estimate before it goes up for a vote —derailing House leadership push to quickly pass President Biden’s domestic bills by week’s end.
Senate Republicans blocked a key procedural vote to advance the Democrat-backed measure to fund the government and suspend the debt ceiling Monday evening, leaving Democrats scrambling with less than three days to figure out how to avert a shutdown with its deadline looming at the end of the week.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed his fellow colleagues for attempting to enforce “harmful regulations” on cryptocurrencies within the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, an industry he argued that less than a handful have the knowledge to define “what in the hell a cryptocurrency is.”