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Tuberville blockade finally ends with confirmations of top military leaders | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night approved the remainder of the military nominations that Sen. Tommy Tuberville had continued to block, even after the Alabama Republican lifted his monthslong freeze of hundreds of armed services promotions in protest of a Pentagon abortion policy. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the floor asked for unanimous […]

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Schumer to bring rule bypass to Tuberville’s military hold to Senate floor in coming weeks | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently said he expects to bring a rules committee’s resolution to bypass U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) military promotions holds to the Senate floor in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate rules committee passed a measure to bypass U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) military promotions hold by allowing […]

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Wee hours U.S. Senate drama: GOP colleagues on the floor battle Tuberville blockade | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — After a marathon day and late-night vote to avert a Thanksgiving government shutdown, four U.S. Senate Republicans held the floor until the wee hours Thursday, urging their Alabama colleague to lift his months-long objections to hundreds of U.S. military nominations. Sens. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Todd Young of Indiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa […]

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Senate may change rule to break Tuberville hold on military promotions | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Senate Rules Committee officials this week will try to break through Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s months-long blockade of military nominees, though it’s unclear if the plan can gain enough Republican support to work. The committee on Tuesday will vote on a plan to allow consideration of about 350 pending nominations in a single parliamentary move, a […]

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Republican senator halts military promotions, demanding end to abortion policy | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense officials are accusing Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville of jeopardizing America’s national security with his hold on roughly 300 military promotions, raising the stakes in a clash over abortion policy that shows no signs of easing. Tuberville brushed off the criticism, vowing he will not give in. “We’re going to […]

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Tuberville pressured by Republicans on Senate floor to end hold on military nominations | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A group of Republican senators went to the Senate floor Wednesday night to push Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville to drop his hold on more than 370 military nominations.  For more than four hours, Republican Senators Dan Sullivan, Joni Ernst, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney and Todd Young spoke on the floor to ask for unanimous […]

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Tuberville and Senate Republicans plot rarely used tactic to force vote on stalled Marine Corps commandant nomination | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville and a group of his fellow GOP senators are plotting a new tactic to break the Senate’s gridlock on stalled military nominees: they may force a procedural vote on the Marine Corps commandant nominee, in a breach of Senate protocol. Senators huddled behind closed doors in Senate Minority Leader […]

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Alabama GOP: Tommy Tuberville is doing the right thing | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville continues blocking military promotions over a Pentagon policy on abortion. President Biden says the lawmaker’s actions are irresponsible. In coverage today on NPR, Alabama Public Radio explains Republican voters in Alabama apparently see the situation otherwise. John Wahl is Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. In part of an APR […]

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Biden taps Melissa Dalton for Air Force’s No. 2 civilian post | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

President Joe Biden on Thursday named Melissa Dalton as his pick to serve as the next under secretary of the Air Force, a shift from her current Pentagon post as the top civilian defense leader on homeland security issues. If confirmed, Dalton would replace Gina Ortiz Jones, who left the second highest service post in […]

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Tuberville to try going around his own blockade to confirm Marine commandant | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) told senators that he will attempt to force a one-off vote on Wednesday to confirm Gen. Eric Smith to become the new commandant for the Marine Corps while he maintains his blockade on more than 300 military promotions. Tuberville told Senate Republicans on Tuesday during their weekly conference lunch that he will go […]

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