AOC’s Amendment Calling For A Federal Watchdog To Investigate The Intelligence Community Was Defeated By A Group Of Democrats

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Several dozen Democrats joined nearly all House Republicans in voting against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-(D-NY) Cortez’s amendment ensuring the Government Accountability Office’s power to examine spy organisations.

When the gavel fell, 23 Democrats from the party’s moderate wing opposed the bill, while Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) was the lone Republican who supported it. As part of a larger package enacting democracy changes, it was defeated 196-233.

What AOC stated: The New York Democrat claimed she prepared her proposal “in conjunction” with the intelligence community and with Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee’s chairman (D-Calif.). However, her fellow Democrats teamed together with Republicans to bring it down.

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The bill is as follows: The bill is a Democratic attempt to overhaul the federal government following President Donald Trump’s presidency. Limits on pardons for president’s connections are included, as are rules for campaigns to openly reveal many foreign contacts and for courts to prioritise congressional subpoenas in the vast majority of instances. According to Democrats, the bill tackles government vulnerabilities that were exposed during the Trump administration.

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What happened: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell persuaded 14 Republican senators to give a one-time exception to the 60-vote filibuster threshold for the debt ceiling.

To be clear, these Republicans are voting to give Democrats the power to raise the nation’s borrowing ceiling on their own.

Even though a Democrat has been in power for nearly a year, Democrats want to talk about former President Trump,” said Rep. James Comer (R-Tenn.), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, on the House floor.

While this bill addresses issues raised by previous abuses, it is not about the past; it is about the future of our democracy,” says the bill’s author. Carolyn Maloney, the Chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, retorted.a

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