Can the Senate refuse to hold a trial?
Thune was reelected to the Senate in 2010 and 2016.
Of those 19, the Senate has confirmed those nominees 17 times.
In the Senate, the 10 freshmen elected in 2018 were all white.
That new Senate could be controlled by Democrats.
It’s now up to the Senate to act to stamp out this cruelty.
Polls just closed in a crucial Georgia Senate runoff race on Tuesday.
The filibuster has been a huge obstacle for Senate Democrats who want to pass gun bills through the Senate.
"The legislative filibuster is a crucial part of the Senate," McConnell said on the Senate floor on Thursday.
With Democrat wins in Georgia in both Senate races earlier in January, Democrats hold exactly half of the seats in the Senate.
The Senate parliamentarian struck that part of the relief legislation, ruling it as out of bounds with Senate guidelines last month.
Ann Berry, a Senate aide who most recently served as the Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy’s deputy chief of staff, has been named secretary of the Senate.
Kathryn Dresslar, who was the chief of staff to the Senate president from 2008 to 2014, said three sexual harassment complaints were recorded in the Senate during her time there.
"If an investor's asset allocation was to be substantially altered by a 50-50 Senate versus a 51-49 Senate split, that asset allocation was never constructed well from the outset."
The Senate parliamentarian cleared the way for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to use reconciliation to pass an additional piece of legislation, allowing Democrats to bypass a potential GOP filibuster.
According to arcane Senate rules, after the House notifies the Senate that impeachment managers have been selected, the secretary of the Senate, Julie Adams, tells the House that the Senate is ready to receive the articles.
McConnell lost his job as Senate majority leader due to Democrats winning back two US Senate seats in Georgia in a pair of dual January 5 runoffs, giving Democrats 50-50 control of the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote.
The Senate sergeant at arms and doorkeeper is elected by members of the Senate and works as the “chief law enforcement officer” of the Senate, a job that includes overseeing security of the Capitol, Senate office buildings, and senators themselves.
Senate Democrats are expecting to pass the bill through budget reconciliation, which allows the Senate to pass budget-related legislation with just a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the usual 60-vote majority required in the Senate to get past the filibuster.
In a news conference on Monday, the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, demanded that Senate Republicans hold a trial that calls new witnesses from the Trump administration and produces new documents from the White House, something that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has resisted.
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