SERMON: “Politics and Biblical Authority Part 3: On Excercise of Authority”
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he was confident there wouldn’t be a government shutdown when funding runs out at the end of the week.
“There’s not going to be a government shutdown,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked whether the Republican-controlled Congress could keep the government running. “It’s just not going to happen.” MORE
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.
By a 51-to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget measure, which would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for proposed tax cuts.
“Now with this budget, we’re on a path to deliver much-needed relief to American individuals and families who have borne the burden of an unfair tax code,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after it passed.” MORE
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who once infamously professed hope that he could reduce President Barack Obama to a “one-term president,” is now seeing his own place in history left in shambles.
In this week alone, McConnell has seen Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama — an incumbent for whom he took considerable flak in endorsing for reelection in the Republican primaries — suffer a humiliating defeat, according to Axios. McConnell’s latest effort to repeal Obamacare also met an inglorious end, as the Senate majority leader’s inability to wrangle enough Republican Senators behind the controversial measure forced him to pull it before it could even appear for a vote.” MORE