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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:53 PM

Bypassing McConnell: Democrats push Biden to aggressively use executive power

WASHINGTON Democratic senators are calling on President-elect Joe Biden to use executive power to advance goals such as tackling climate change, relieving student debt and creating a more progressive immigration system.

The calls from senators reflect a recognition that Democratic lawmakers may not be able to pass a transformative legislative agenda after under-performing in congressional races. And unless Democrats win two Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5, Biden will be the first president since 1989 to enter office without his party controlling both chambers of Congress.

"The president-elect, beginning on January 20, should act as aggressively as possible to reverse the effects of the four years of Donald Trump, and to advance a more positive and effective agenda to make the United States the leader in fighting the climate crisis," Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., told NBC News.

He said Biden can re-enter the U.S. into the Paris climate accord and slap new fuel economy standards on vehicles and energy-efficiency requirements on appliances. Markey said Biden should "test the outer limits of his powers" through administrative action.

The push for executive action is also an attempt to nudge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., not to stonewall Biden's agenda, by dangling the prospect of going around Congress, as President Donald Trump often did with Republican support.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bypassing-mcconnell-democrats-push-biden-152818265.html

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Reply Bypassing McConnell: Democrats push Biden to aggressively use executive power (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday OP
Blue Owl Saturday #1
agingdem Saturday #2
Ahpook Saturday #9
Boogiemack Saturday #5
soothsayer Saturday #3
keithbvadu2 Saturday #4
moonscape Saturday #6
Cha Saturday #7
SheltieLover Saturday #8
WhiteTara Saturday #10
SheltieLover Saturday #12
SheltieLover Saturday #13
betsuni Saturday #11
Baclava Sunday #14

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. K&R

It's payback time!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:59 PM

2. oh it is!

what goes around comes around...and it's come around to bite McConnell on his turtle ass....

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Response to agingdem (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:16 PM

9. It is

But, is it just me? I don't like how this country has turned. We had Trump and luckily got Biden, but what is to stop another Trump type to get the reigns in 4 years? It goes back and forth with one destroying the other.

I don't like the power seemingly given to individuals. Mcconnell for one!

I like open debate, honest interpretation, and voting on our most important potential law. This back and forth bullshit is freaking me out! This country is teetering on a very bad slide, and I am worried.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:00 PM

5. Why am I thinking that this is not a problem with Kamala around?

Biden will rule by EO. I am sure of it. He might throw out there one lob to give the Senate a chance to redeem themselves. But if they obstruct him. He will go rogue.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:59 PM

3. Hell yeah

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:59 PM

4. After Trump, the repubs have no valid objections to using EOs.

After Trump, the repubs have no valid objections to using EOs.

They will try mightily.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. The repubs will run to the SC every chance they can, challenge

everything they don't like - and we know what our odds are there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:01 PM

7. Yeah.. WTF NOT?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:02 PM

8. Someone posted earlier

That senate majority leader is not mandated in Constitution.

VP is Senate leader.

Kamala, if this is true, PLEASE tell moscow mitch to sit his treasonous ass down & stfu!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:21 PM

10. Now you've made me want that!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:39 PM

12. I will try to find.

It was earlier today. If I find I will post to you here.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:41 PM

13. Here it is

I have no idea, but here is link:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214587836

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:45 PM

11. Um, I'm sure he noticed what happened during the Obama administration.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:16 AM

14. The 1st thing u want to do is raise prices? WHERE'S MY CHECK??? WHERE'S MY $1200???

I want my goddamed CHECK!!!

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