ENDA will soon get a full vote in the Senate — and possibly its first passage there ever — but it still needs one more vote before the employment protections for the LGBT community can be brought to the floor.
Control of the second most powerful court in the country hinges upon what the Senate does in the coming weeks. The court is likely to remain staunchly Republican unless Democrats rally behind the nuclear option.
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The Senate, with its rules that give an unusual amount of power to the minority, simply wasn't designed for the kind of swift action that needs to occur this week in order to prevent a government shutdown.
On Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider Ron Binz for the next chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Contrary to the Koch-backed attacks, he's a great fit for the job.