WASHINGTON – During the Senate Republican Leadership stakeout today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) called on his Senate Democratic colleagues to confirm President Trump’s cabinet selections and allow the government to be put in place. On this day in 2009, the Senate had confirmed the majority of President Obama’s cabinet-level nominees, along with several other senior government officials. By comparison, Blunt noted that Senate Democrats have only allowed votes on five of President Trump’s nominees.…"Blunt Calls on Senate Democrats to Confirm Cabinet Nominees"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 7:10 p.m. A freshman congressman from Florida, John Rutherford, has been wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher. No other information is available about Rutherford’s condition. His office did not immediately return requests inquiring about his condition."Fla. congressman taken from Capitol on stretcher"