“Congress didn’t vote on the bills, they just wave at them as they go by.”
– Will Rogers
Linky Friday: For the 116th Time…
Roy Clark is dead at 85. If you only know him from Hee-Haw, check out his music throughout Linky Friday, including this famous clip of him on the Odd Couple where he plays three different instruments and styles from classical violin to flamenco guitar:
[Co1] Meet the freshmen: New members of Congress arrive in DC eager to get to work.
[Co2] Meet the History-Makers of the 116th Congress: In a banner year for candidate diversity, election night witnesses a few firsts.
[Co3] Durbin re-elected Senate Democratic whip for 116th Congress.
[Co4] Grassley set to become Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress.
[Co5] Kevin McCarthy chosen to lead House Republicans in next Congress, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise to be House Republican whip.
[Co6] Pelosi and Trump Agree on Something: She Should Be Speaker.
[Co7] Opposition to Pelosi hardens: The California Democrat can’t afford to lose much more support if she’s going to win back the speakership.
[Co8] Number of LGBT in Congress reaches double digits.
[Co9] Judge ends hearing without ruling on Rep. Mia Love’s quest to halt vote count in Salt Lake County, says he understands need for speed.
[Co10] Recount Ordered in Florida Senate Contest; Republican Holds Lead in Governor’s Race.
[Co11] Pew Data – Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape: Congressional Democrats favored over Trump on most issues.
[Co13] GOP made it easier to subpoena presidential administrations in 2015. Now Democrats have that power.
[Co14] Rick Scott takes place among Senate GOP freshmen amid Florida recount.
[Co15] Mitt Romney is telling friends he wants seats on the high-profile Senate Finance and Commerce committees.
[Co17] Trump Backs Package Of Changes To Criminal Justice System. As Lame-Duck Session Begins
[Co20] Think what you will about Orrin Hatch, but the retiring Senator’s Twitter game was strong. Here’s the person responsible for making the Utah Republican one of the best Twitter follows in government.