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i am sure our foster and adoptive parents. do not grow weary and your work -- in your work. let's work together to achieve the kinds of policies that will protect these good listen on the freeze -- the free c-span radio app. >> c-span where history unfolds daily br. and979, c-span was created today, we continue to bring you unfiltered coverage of congress, the white house, the supreme
court, and public policy events in washington dc and around the country. c-span is brought to you by your cable or satellite provider. david hawkings joins us. see as the priorities of mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan in the coming weeks? keep things running as smoothly and to drama free as possible. there is not a large legislative ahead.in the weeks to makel and ryan want progress on the annual appropriations bill. the house announced that they will take up another appropriations bill the week of july 16.
are the past one that combines are three of the least controversial bills, and they are you past one that can -- combined two bills. on all ofoving ahead the appropriations bills, so keeping that regular process going to for as long as possible knowing that after labor day, there will be some shutdown, showdown drama for sure. that is one priority for mitch mcconnell. the other priority is moving along on nominations. more judges that they want to move along and the big news of the summer will be president trump's announcement of his choice to succeed anthony kennedy on the courts and that will become number one on the hit parade. >> go back to appropriations for had the, your podcast
package -- you see the process of spending bills any better than in prior years, any semblance of order? david: when the senate's it was theminibus, first time the senate has passed a standalone in several years. they are trying to show that they can do the routine business of governing. will it actually help when the big end of september drama ha ppens which is almost for sure because the more progress they have on the appropriations bills, the less to fight about.
meantime, the republican majority is showing some voters that they can do some of the routine business of governing. having said that, there is a correlation with how productive a congress is in a midterm election year, and what the voters do to that congress. there have been some very productive midterm election congresses, and the voters have decided to switch party control anyway, and there been some unproductive congresses and the voters have retained partisan control. there does not seem to be a correlation. that does not prevent the republican leadership from trying to keep the routine business going. >> on the supreme court's nomination, we found out about the retirement of justice kennedy before the break and your video had the headline " things trump needs to worry
," ut what potential roadblocks are there for the president? are fewer potential roadblocks been in the past. the first supreme court nomination in history that begins without any threat of a filibuster. those with long memories who remember back to win neil chrsuch is -- when neil gorsu was nominated, the senate had rules in place that allowed a 60 vote threshold for confirming a justice. the filibuster at threshold was doen -- done away with. that does not mean that a supreme court justice will be confirmed on a partyline vote
because the president has a handful of republicans that he needs to worry about. --an collins, lisa murkowski the two most moderate republicans who support abortion. we think about jeff flake and who areer, two senators retiring up so he needs to win those folks over, and if you hope he ofneeds to the same three democrats to vote for his nominee that voted for neil gorsuch last time. joe manchin of west virginia, joe donnelly, and heidi heitkamp. >> the new york 11th, joe seat thatlosing that she tweeted that -- you tweeted
that politicians face a rorschach test. what did you mean by that? that was a story with multifaceted story lines it, not the least of which mr. crowley was trying to position himself to be the next leader of the house democrats, and the ocasio.of or what she wants people to remember as her message was something i'm going to guess that we are going to your more and more from democrats between now and the election. not so much her message of progressiveness. she is a bernie sanders progressive democrats, wants to eliminate ice, once to medicare to be the sole health care, , i dofree public college
not think the democrats are going to go for those progressive ideas. but what they are going to listen to which is what she said, we, the democrats, noble donald trump is, we do not need to spend our campaign talking ill of donald trump and trying to talk people out of voting for democrats voting against donald trump. what does do good is when democrats give voters a reason to vote for democrats. not just make this a referendum on the mantra because that is a thatire way to -- because is a surefire way to fire up the republican base. more and more democrats are going to he that message between now and november. exandria winning the
new york district over joe crowley. we've been talking with david hawkings. you can see that rollcall.com. thanks. david: thank you. >> coming up on c-span, "washington journal." been a hearing on sexual abuse and college athletes predict that is followed by a forum on politics and race relations. director of the center for responsive politics discusses campaign fundraising for the 2018 elections. discussion onable efforts to combat the opioid epidemic with dr. sally satel an raman.ya
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