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Senate Considers Rule Change to Overcome Tuberville’s Blockade on Military Promotions

In a pivotal move this week, the Senate Rules Committee is set to challenge Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s extended hold on military nominations, signaling a potential breakthrough in the months-long deadlock. The outcome remains uncertain, hinging on whether there will be sufficient Republican support for the proposed plan.

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On Tuesday, the committee will deliberate a groundbreaking proposal to streamline consideration for approximately 350 pending nominations through a single parliamentary maneuver—a departure from traditional Senate procedures. While the plan is anticipated to easily clear the committee, its fate in the full Senate depends on garnering Republican cooperation for final approval.

Sen. Tuberville, a Republican from Alabama, has maintained a blockade on expedited consideration for routine senior military promotions and confirmations since the spring. His objections stem from the Defense Department’s abortion access policy. Despite mounting pressure from several GOP colleagues in recent days, urging him to lift the holds due to cascading leadership challenges, Tuberville has thus far remained steadfast in his stance. The upcoming rules committee meeting on Tuesday aims to compel a resolution on this issue, as Democratic leaders and top Pentagon officials assert that the standoff has endured for too long.

Legislative Agenda for November 14-15, 2023

DateCommitteeTimeLocationTopicSpeakersFocus
Nov. 14House Foreign Affairs10a.m.Visitors Center H210Afghanistan PolicyJohn Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionEffects of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
Nov. 14House Transportation10a.m.2167 RayburnCoast Guard OperationsService officialsCurrent operations discussion
Nov. 14House Oversight and Accountability10a.m.2154 RayburnGeneral Services AdministrationRobin Carnahan, GSA AdministratorTestimony on agency-related issues
Nov. 14House Foreign Affairs2 p.m.Visitors Center H210Afghanistan WithdrawalOutside advocatesImpact of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
Nov. 14House Veterans’ Affairs2 p.m.360 CannonSuicide PreventionVA officialsTestimony on new veteran suicide prevention therapies
Nov. 14Senate Rules3 p.m.301 RussellMilitary Nomination RulesSenatorsDebate on changes to military confirmation policies
Nov. 15House Homeland Security9 a.m.310 CannonWorldwide ThreatsAlejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, and other senior officialsTestimony on threats facing the U.S.
Nov. 15House Armed Services10 a.m.2118 RayburnU.S. Strategic PostureMembers of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the U.S.Testimony on findings regarding U.S. strategic posture
Nov. 15House Foreign Affairs10 a.m.Visitors Center H210AzerbaijanRegional expertsTestimony on the conflict between Azerbaijan leadership and officials from Nagorno-Karabakh region
Nov. 15House Veterans’ Affairs12 p.m.360 CannonElectronic Health RecordsVA officialsUpdate on electronic health records modernization program
Nov. 15Senate Small Business2:30 p.m.428-A RussellVeteran EntrepreneurshipOutside expertsTestimony on opportunities for veteran entrepreneurs
Nov. 15Senate Veterans’ Affairs3:30 p.m.418 RussellVA Emergency PreparednessVA officialsTestimony on department response responsibilities in national emergencies

This week’s legislative agenda underscores the multifaceted challenges facing the U.S. government, from military confirmation policies to global threats and critical veteran-related issues. Stay informed as the Senate navigates these crucial discussions, potentially reshaping the landscape of military promotions and broader national security considerations.

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2 Comments

  1. We need a military junta to take power in the USA for about 4 years to deal with some of these fucking people. Orange Hitler couldn’t cut it… just sat on his balls and insulted people for four years while the economy overheated. Now we’ve got an ineffective Congress who can’t even pass bipartisan legislation because the executive is out of control AND THEY HAVE BEEN under MANY ADMINISTRATIONS. The federal judiciary might not as well exist either because they do JACK SHIT while it all burns. Only government now in the USA is capable of doing is putting people in jail for Christ sakes and human rights violations there as well. Steer clear of any government entity at this time. It’s a meat grinder of incompletence and malfeasance.at best.

  2. Reference: Senate Considers Rule Change to Overcome Tuberville’s Blockade on Military Promotions

    There are reasons certain procedures are in place and are also some that should not be altered or circumvented by “rule changes” in this case the so called justification for the senate rules committee to even consider this is just anther behavior by the demoncrats to force things to be done there way. Then what when the Senate majority changes so will the committee members be changed and the so called “changed rule” will then be reversed again to serve one’s own agenda , that is not the way the system was determined to be.
    Instead there should be changes that would alter the so called “executive orders” by any president to to be permitted, already there is no authorization in the Constitution that permits this usurped power creating a DICTATOR TO BE IN OFFICE

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