7. Everyone wants to fight in Washington, this includes former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who allegedly attacked Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) tried to square-up on Teamster leader Sean O’Brien, and U.S. Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) got into it over Moskowitz’ defense of the Biden crime family.
6. U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer wants the federal government worker bees to return to their beehives after calling out General Services Administration Administrator Robin Carnahan for spending 71% of her workday away from the office. This is how you start a conversation about the size of the federal workforce, not stupidly cutting 50% of the federal workforce based on a Social Security number.
5. The push to move FBI headquarters to Huntsville is still taking place in Washington with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) continuing to lead the charge and the House Judiciary GOP tweeting, “The FBI’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama is the perfect place to house the bureau’s headquarters. Plenty of new facilities, save taxpayer dollars, out of the Swamp, runway for Wray’s private jet. Why not?” Meanwhile, a fight over the awarding of the HQ to Maryland over Virginia is seeing a similar battle that Alabama leaders are fighting over Space Command.
4. No more cuts to the grocery tax anytime soon by the Alabama Legislature after a 14% drop in Education Trust Fund taxes collected in October compared to last year due to a cut in taxes and a slower economy. If there is not 3.5% growth in the next year, the next 1-cent scheduled cut will have to wait until there is that much growth.
3. Almost 300,000 Americans rallied for Israeli and Jewish citizens, as attacks against both spread around the globe, the Israeli military made major gains in Gaza taking over the disputed hospital, the legislature, and the territory’s police headquarters.
2. Democrats in the United States Senate are working to get around Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and his holds on nominations and promotion for the Pentagon. Tuberville is not surprised by this, the GOP doesn’t like it, and fellow Alabama Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) thinks this sets a bad precedent: “Fundamentally changing the rules of this institution, even temporarily, sets a dangerous precedent that undermines our nation’s tried-and-true system of checks and balances.”
1. A “laddered” continuing resolution passed the U.S. House after 93 Republicans refused to vote for it, but Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) got all but two Democrats to vote for it, meaning more Democrats voted for this than Republicans. Alabama’s U.S. House delegation was split with Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Dale Strong (R-Monrovia), and Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) voting YES and Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) voting NO.