We are all living in historic times. With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, the eyes of the nation are squarely on Pennsylvania. And for all the commentary and noise about the Pennsylvania Senate race, the choice in this election comes down to three questions.
In addition to general legislative responsibilities and important decisions on the raising and spending of our tax dollars, the Senate has specific responsibilities, especially with respect to its advice and consent obligations for the president’s cabinet and judicial nominees.
The Obama administration is reportedly seeking to weaken the bill, in an apparent attempt to avoid complicating implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement or to close off any possible cooperation with Russia in Syria.