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In 2020, DC is mainly about politics, laws

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz discussed to judge whether all of the Republican senators vote, the President of the proceedings in the impeachment.

This is about the time of the winter break, the kids have busted most of the toys they purchased for Christmas and mom and dad can’t wait until the kids go back to school.

It works this way in Congress.

Everyone has played with all the toys over the holidays. Everyone has tired of their toys or break you. And the legislators start getting nervous to head back to Capitol Hill. We have missed a week-and-a-half or more of the interregnum.

No votes are scheduled in the the Senate to 6. January. Nothing in the house, up to 7. January. However, the prospects of the Senate trial and possible negotiations between Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) loom. And no one has no idea exactly what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) up to, clinging to the indictment issued earlier this month by the house The house has the votes to send the articles over to the Senate. If the speaker will always send the articles to the Senate, remains unclear.

So everyone in Washington is focused on a Senate, the attempt and if there was ever a Senate study. How long to do it. Who testified. If there was ever any GOP defections. In this stage, there are always convicts, no chance the Senate and removed President Trump.

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So, what has the Congress terminated on the map this year once the impeachment proceedings?

Frankly, not much when it comes to important legislation.

The Senate still needs to sync with the house and approve the USMCA. McConnell, the Senate says tackle that, until the study is completed. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is a “markup” session for early January to prepare for the USMCA to the ground. If the prosecution stunted stay font, it is possible that the Senate could earlier to the trade Pact, rather than later.

The government will now be funded by 30. September 2020. The Senate is likely to judge focus on the confirmation. House Democrats back to their “For the people” agenda,” the promotion of voting rights, strengthening elections security and the fight against gun violence. All future Supreme Court vacancy could look at the feedback from the struggle for justice Brett Kavanaugh as Joe digging, picking apart the Oklahoma secondary.

There just isn’t a lot of big-ticket legislative items that were on the list.

2020 will be about politics. The house and Senate elections, and certainly the presidency.

It is difficult to assess if the house is in the game.

Even learned to admit that the Republicans on Fox that there is not a lot of ways, the majority for the GOP-the fall – even with impeachment. You note, that is why there are so many resignations from the house Republicans.

Surely, everyone will focus on the (now) 29 house Democrats who are elected to the charges of President Trump, the districts of Mr Trump wore in the year 2016 The character had won 31 Democrats, the occupied territories, the President. But Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), against the Statute, and switched parties. Rep Collin Peterson (D-MN) voted no on both articles. Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) to split his votes, the support indictment on the abuse of power, article, and contrary to the article dealing with obstruction of Congress. The Republicans will certainly target those Democrats, who secured the indictment. But it is unclear whether the vote could be to the benefit of the charge, enough to flip the house Republicans in control.

House Democrats will continue to be a large number of studies in the trump administration, and processing, subpoenas, various officials, to testify as a witness or documents. And, there is chatter that you can the house is not finished with the impeachment articles. House Democrats left the door open to potentially additional costs to pursue down the road.

Meanwhile, Democrats are already targeting the Senate approved as a “legislative graveyard” for dozens of bills through the house. Democrats are ready to turn up the heat against the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats also have a question, how “fair” a Senate-you can study and what this means for risk-GOP-senators from battleground States: Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA) – and even, perhaps, Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), David Perdue (R-GA) and to nominate Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).

Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Grassley, the Finance panel will expect to ramp up your requests in the election of 2016, FISA abuse, the Ukraine and the three-piece.

And the GOP Senate brass may try to engineer some difficult votes in the year 2020, to travel to the Democratic presidential contenders serving in the Senate: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). And, consider whether any of these senators will be the Democratic presidential candidate. Senate Republicans will get weaponize roll-call votes, the senators on the record on controversial issues. Plus, the Republicans will concoct problematic roll-call votes to endangered democratic senators sweat: think Sens. Doug Jones (D-AL), Gary Peters (D-MI), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

And then there is President Trump. Without question, the President of the largest factor on Capitol Hill in the year 2020. He is always. The President, the rallies, the speeches, the tweets, and visits with Graham and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to dictate the political contours of the Capitol Hill throughout the year. And buckle, if it is still the White house Conclave with the President and Pelosi sometime in the next 12 months. The last two episodes have imploded in a phenomenal way.

And, if the democratic presidential candidate comes out of the Senate, the President will direct a lot of anger in the direction of the other end of Pennsylvania Ave.

So, it is around this time of the holidays. Most of the toys from Christmas are broken. The batteries are dead. The children are bored. People are itching to get back to Washington and stir things up.

2020 is an election year. And so 2020 is mainly about politics and not about the legislation.

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