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08.05.20

States, Schools, And Employers Agree Liability Protections Are Necessary For Reopening

State Officials, Schools And Universities, And Business Groups Are All Calling For 'Common Sense Civil Liability Protections' In Order For America To Reopen Safely And Prevent 'A Growing Wave Of Lawsuits' Against Organizations That Faithfully Followed Health Guidelines SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's about hospitals and doctors and nurses and teachers and universities and colleges and K-12. This is not just liability protection for businesses. They're included along with… Continue Reading


08.03.20

Pelosi And Hoyer At Odds Over Boosted Federal Unemployment Insurance Payments

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Agrees With Republicans, Economists, And Most Americans That We Should Not Pay People More For Not Working Than They Made On The Job, Yet Speaker Pelosi Uses Her Sunday Show Appearance To Throw Him Under The Bus Speaker Pelosi Dismisses Majority Leader Hoyer Agreeing With Republicans That There's 'Legitimate Concern That People Are Making More On Unemployment With The $600 Additional' And His Claim That 'It's Not $600 Or Bust' ABC's MARTHA RADDATZ: "House M… Continue Reading


07.30.20

States Have Spent Less Than A Quarter Of Their CARES Act Funds

Democrats In Congress Are Insisting On Nearly $1 Trillion In More Funding For States, But State Governments Have Spent Less Than One Fourth Of Money They Already Received For Pandemic Expenses, And Local Governments Have Seen Only A Fraction Of That SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Congressional Democrats] won't engage when the Administration tries to discuss our comprehensive plan. They won't engage when the Administration floats a narrower proposal. They basically won't eng… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Healthcare, Economic Assistance, Liability, And Schools

The HEALS Act Is Designed To Get More Help To Americans, Boost Our Health Providers And Medical Researchers, And Assist Small Businesses And Schools So They Can Reopen Safely SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back t… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senate Republicans Introduce The HEALS Act

As They Did With The CARES Act In March, Senate Republicans Are Leading On The Next Response To The Coronavirus With 'A Tailored And Targeted Draft' Focused On 'Getting Kids Back In School, Getting Workers Back To Work, And Winning The Healthcare Fight Against The Virus' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. The American people need more help. They need it to be comprehensive. And they need it to be carefully tailored… Continue Reading


07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Pelosi And Schumer’s Opening COVID Bid Is Actually Just An Unserious Liberal Wish List

REMINDER: The COVID Bill Pelosi And Schumer Are Still Pushing For Is An Unserious, $3 Trillion Package, Stuffed With Policies Straight Of Their Big Government, Liberal Wish List SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We think this--we think the HEROES bill is the right place to be, and that's our position. … Democrats are united, House and Senate, behind the HEROES bill. It has overwhelmingly broad support." (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 7/21/2020) HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELO… Continue Reading


07.21.20

NDAA Critical To Deter Aggression Against American Interests

As Chinese And Russian Aggression Becomes More Apparent Every Day, It Is Imperative To Pass The Annual Defense Authorization Bill To Boost American Defense And Deterrence Capabilities And Strengthen U.S. Alliances SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese… Continue Reading


07.20.20

To Reopen, Schools Demand COVID Liability Protections

Education Groups Write That 'Liability Protections During This Pandemic Will Help Our Schools Reopen Safely, Implement The Necessary Protocols To Protect Our Students And Staff, And Mitigate Additional Losses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "To step back toward normalcy, our country will need K-12 and college students to resume their schooling, we will need to reenergize hiring to get workers their jobs back, and we will need continued progress on the healthcare fight to get r… Continue Reading


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Senate Democrat Leaders Defend Outrageous Pelosi Comment

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Recently, the country was informed by hysterical journalists that a rational policy essay from Senator Cotton was too inflammatory to publish. But the Speaker of the House can say Senator Tim Scott and his 48 co-sponsors are 'trying to get away with… the murder of George Floyd' and Democrats just cheer her on." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 6/25/2020) Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Apologize For Her Irresponsible And Inflammatory Rhetoric HOU… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Senate Democrats Block Policing Reform

'After Demanding The Senate Take Up Police Reform This Month,' Senate Democrats Rejected All Offers For Amendments And Blocked Action On The JUSTICE Act, 'Stalling Efforts To Change Law Enforcement Practices' "Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from taking up a bill to overhaul policing, calling the legislation flawed and a nonstarter. A motion to open debate on the measure, which needed 60 votes, failed 55-45." ("Senate Democrats Block GOP Policing Bill, Calling It 'Irrevocab… Continue Reading


06.24.20

200 Judges

Since 2017, The Senate Republican Majority Has Confirmed 200 Article III Judges, 'A Generational Remaking Of The Courts' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years. As … Continue Reading


06.23.20

Will Senate Democrats Shut Down Policing Reform?

After Spending Weeks Demanding The Senate Take Up A Police Reform Bill Before July 4th, Senate Democrats Have Announced They'll Block The Senate From Taking Up The Bill, Despite House Democrats Being Open To Compromise "Democrats will block a Republican policing reform bill in the Senate …" ("Democrats to Block Senate Republican Bill on Police Practices," Bloomberg News, 6/23/2020) "The Senate's police reform debate is on a trajectory to crash and burn this week. Top Democratic sen… Continue Reading


06.20.20

In June, ‘The Action Is In The Senate’

While House Democrats Remained Out Of Town, Senate Republicans Introduced Significant Police Reforms, Passed 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Held Multiple Hearings On The Coronavirus Pandemic, And Confirmed Several Key Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrat-led House of Representatives is out of town. They have had time to issue partisan attacks from long distance, but have yet to take up any police reform le… Continue Reading


06.19.20

Senate Republicans Introduce JUSTICE Act: ‘Now Is The Time For Reform’

Led By Sen. Tim Scott And His Working Group, Senate Republicans' Proposal Focuses On 'Police Reform, Accountability And Transparency' With The Goal Of 'Coming Together And Getting An Outcome' "Senate Republicans unveiled legislation responding to nationwide protests calling for police reform and an end to racial violence, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the upper chamber plans to vote on the bill as early as next week." ("Senate Republicans Unveil Police Reform Bill, Settin… Continue Reading


06.18.20

Senate Passes Landmark Conservation Bill, The Great American Outdoors Act

Led By Sen. Gardner And Sen. Daines, The Senate Passed The Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Which 'Stands To Benefit Every American' "The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks. The 73-25 vote on Wednesday sends Great American Outdoors Act to the House, where approval is exp… Continue Reading


06.16.20

The Great American Outdoors Act Benefits The Economy

At A Time When America's Economy Can Use A Boost, Sen. Cory Gardner's And Sen. Steve Daines' Great American Outdoors Act Will Revitalize Our National Parks And Protect Public Lands, Supporting Billions In Economic Activity "At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate: the great outdoors…. [L]awmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote ne… Continue Reading


06.11.20

Broad Bipartisan Support For The Great American Outdoors Act

'[Montana Sen. Steve] Daines And Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Have Emerged As Key Republicans Pushing The Legislation,' 'The Most Significant Investment In Our Public Lands In A Generation' The Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by Sens. Gardner and Daines, has a total of 60 bipartisan cosponsors. (S. 3422, 116th Congress) 'In A Rare And Much Needed Piece Of Good News This Week,' 'The U.S. Senate Is Moving Toward Passage Of A Major Conservation Bill' "The U.S. Senate is moving toward … Continue Reading


06.09.20

The Great American Outdoors Act: An Historic, Bipartisan Boost To Our Public Lands

This Strong Bipartisan Legislation Authored By Sens. Cory Gardner And Steve Daines 'Will Secure The Future Of Our Nation's Natural Treasures' And 'Invest In The Repair And Restoration Of Deteriorating Infrastructure' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we'll take our first vote to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, a generational bill from Senator Daines and Senator Gardner that will secure the future of our nation's natural treasures…. Our colleagues' legisla… Continue Reading

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