December 7, 2018

12-7-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told White House officials and people close to him that a bipartisan criminal justice bill is unlikely to see a Senate vote in the waning days of year, sources said. Despite President Donald Trump’s support for the bipartisan measure, one McConnell adviser said the Kentucky Republican doesn’t have enough time to bring it up and is focused on other things, while a GOP donor said McConnell “doesn’t like the bill.” (The Washington Post)
  • Trump is expected to nominate Heather Nauert to be his next ambassador to the United Nations, with an announcement expected as soon as today, according to sources. The State Department’s top spokeswoman and former Fox News host is a relatively inexperienced newcomer, and could face a tough Senate confirmation hearing over her qualifications. (CNN)
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an opinion piece that any infrastructure bill in the next Congress would have to address climate change in order to secure support from Senate Democrats. Schumer said he also sent a letter to Trump detailing the kinds of policies Democrats would like to see included. (The Washington Post)

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