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  1. Nus Ghani, Conservative MP, Wealden: Foreign Secretary Questions Mr. Speaker, Will my Rt. Hon. Friend, the Foreign Secretary, agree with me that this Government should join the United States in condemning the Government of the People's Republic of China for its human rights abuses--and will the Foreign Office be taking concrete actions to apply sanctions and other economic pressure to China if these abuses are not remedied? (@Macmillan)
  2. The Senate is still operating under suspended rules, and therefore a cloture motion is not required at this time. Should any Senator move for regular order, then the Cloture motion will be recognized.
  3. Mr. Battle, for himself and with special thanks to Mr. Banks, submits the following:A BILLTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase hospital competition, and for other purposes.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the “Hospital Competition Act of 2021”.SEC. 2. HOSPITAL CONSOLIDATION.(a) Authorization Of Appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated $160,000,000 to the Federal Trade Commission to hire staff to investigate, as consistent with the Sh
  4. Senator Fitzgerald, with thanks to Mr. Doggett, introduces A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent surprise billing practices, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “End Surprise Billing Act”. SEC. 2. PREVENTING SURPRISE BILLING PRACTICES. (a) Condition Of Participation In Medicare.—Section 1866 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395cc) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(1)—
  5. Without objection, the bill is passed and the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. Bill passes House.
  6. Without objection, the bill is passed and the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. Bill passes House.
  7. The objection is heard, debate continues under suspended rules.
  8. Judge Jackson: Senator, in the case you cite, my conclusions were part of the Chevron Test laid out by the Supreme Court in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. which required me to determine whether the statute that the agency has interpreted to authorize its actions really does so, which does require me to determine the plain intent of Congress. I emphasize the word plain intent for if there is any ambiguity, then it is my view that Chevron requires an affirmative answer to this part of the test. In this case I noted in my opinion, "FWS essentially urges
  9. Judge Jackson: I would say that's an over-simplification, but I agree with the core point about the need for consistency and uniformity within our justice system. That's why precedent is important--why standardized rules and procedure are important--so that no matter who appears before the Court, they are subject to the same procedures as everyone else. This does not eliminate all injustices in our world--but it is an important component of the American judicial system which ensures greater fairness.
  10. Judge Jackson: That's an interesting question, Senator. In some of the trials I presided over, I may not have agreed with the verdict of the jury. Nevertheless, I found it to be a just proceeding. Even though I may have personally disagreed with the outcome of the case, I do believe that all of the cases before me were justly decided. We can not have a justice system or, indeed, any system of Governance where we do not have an understanding of how justice will be served, and how citizens will play a role in not only Government, but also judgment of their fellow citizens. I'm proud of the
  11. Judge Jackson: For any Court of the United States, a judge takes the following oath: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as a judge, according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God." That is the heart of our judiciary. We must be open to all, trusted by all, imparting equal justice for all. While it i
  12. Note: Now that Barclay has signed into the PA seat up in 2022, the PA race remains a toss up, but the RCP no toss up map has shifted to Republican, predicting an evenly controlled Senate. The PA race now is closer than the NC race. I consider this a retcon and won't be adjusting the maps or anything else above. Please let me know if you have questions.
  13. Sen. Jackson Thank you Senator. To clarify, I mean the importance of deciding cases on the merits, rather than any other consideration--excepting a potential circuit split that requires a resolution in the view of a majority of justices. Given the number of petitions of cert the Supreme Court receives every year, the Court must look at cases based on the merits, and not from any sense of judicial activism. As to the second part of your question Senator, I stand by the Supreme Court's unanimous decisions in Cohens v. Virginia and Cooper v. Aaron that the Supreme Court has the power of
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