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11.13.19

Democrats Prioritize Politics Over Security

'[E]very Hour Seemingly Brings More Evidence Of Our Troubled World,' But Democrats In Congress Are Still Stalling Critical Defense Authorization And Appropriations Bills SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[E]very hour seemingly brings more evidence of our troubled world. But, just as with the trade agreements, critical legislation in this area is currently frozen in place. Another casualty of Democrats' apparent inability to make headway on anything besides fighting with the Whi… Continue Reading


11.07.19

One In Four

One Of Every Four Circuit Judges In The Country Has Been Nominated By President Trump And Confirmed By The Republican Senate As of this afternoon, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by @POTUS Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/qrEldPMO8g - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 7, 2019 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive … Continue Reading


11.05.19

‘Medicare For None’ Proponents Propose ‘Huge Tax Increases’

But Even Over $20 Trillion In New Taxes Likely Falls Short Of The True Cost Of Single-Payer Government-Run Health Care, Which Would Hammer Working And Middle Class Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One leading Democrat released a breathtaking proposal last week that illustrates the road they'd like to head down. This candidate's Medicare For None plan on its own - notwithstanding all the other socialist plans; just the healthcare plan - would cost about 52 trillion dol… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Missed Opportunities

While Democrats Obsess Over Impeachment, Critical Congressional Business To Boost Our Economy And Support Our Troops Is Falling By The Wayside "The latest political brawl in Washington leaves a pile of policy priorities among the feared casualties … With the Democratic-led House moving forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, members of both parties worry that the goals Congress set for itself this fall may slip even further out of reach …" ("Impeachment Tensio… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Democrats Vow To Block Assistance For Ukraine And A Significant Pay Raise For U.S. Troops

Senate Democrats Profess To Support Funding For Our Military And Our International Partners Like Ukraine Yet They Say They'll Block That Funding For A Second Time SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Tomorrow the Senate will vote on funding for the national defense. It will offer a test for our Democratic colleagues: Will their party's impeachment obsession crowd out even the most basic governing responsibilities? And unfortunately, it seems we may already have our answer. The Dem… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Senate Dems Attempt To Undermine State Flexibility, Affordability & Choice In Health Care

Senate Democrats Are Seeking To Curtail States' 'Opportunity To Apply For Waivers That Allow For More Types Of Health Insurance Plans And More Options For Consumers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. …This time, they'd like to reverse Trump administration guidance that has reduced health care premiums for American families and reaffirmed protections for t… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Democrats Push Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

The Majority Of Benefits From The Changes To Tax Law Democrats Want Would Go To 'The Top 1 Percent Of Households' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[R]ather than acknowledge that the sky hasn't fallen, our Democratic friends still want to undermine tax reform. And listen to where they've elected to start … Democrats' first target is changing the tax code so that working families across the country have to subsidize wealthy people in states like New York, New Jersey, and… Continue Reading


10.18.19

‘The Eye-Popping Cost’ Of Democrats’ ‘Medicare For None’: Now $34 Trillion

A New Urban Institute Study Shows The One-Size-Fits-All Government-Run Health Care Scheme Embraced By Leading Democrats Would Cost $34 Trillion The 'Medicare For None' Plan Pushed By Leading Democrats 'Would Require $34 Trillion In Additional Federal Spending Over Its First Decade' The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) government-run health care legislation, cosponsored by 14 other Democrat senators, including presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kama… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Democrats Seek To Revive The War On Coal

Senate Democrats Want To Turn Back The Clock And Revive A Costly 'Complex Scheme' From The Obama Administration That Would Have Raised Energy Costs For Families And Shipped Jobs Overseas "Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) vowed on Thursday to force a floor vote in the Senate on blocking the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obama-era rules mandating a shift from coal power … It is one of several efforts Mr. Schumer said he plans to make to stem President Trump's r… Continue Reading


09.26.19

The House Must Act On The USMCA Trade Agreement

Speaker Pelosi Is Ignoring The Broad, Bipartisan Agreement That USMCA Would Create Jobs And Boost American Business By Still Not Moving Towards A Vote In The House SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The USMCA is the most consequential update of trade policy on this continent in a quarter-century. A huge opportunity to notch new pro-American policy victories and keep our North American neighbors close while we tackle other challenges such as China. But here we are, months after a… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Burying The Socialist Agenda: Speaker Pelosi’s Prescription To Kill Drug Innovation And Access

Speaker Pelosi's Bid To Micromanage Your Medicine Is 'Dead On Arrival' In The Senate SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic House continue to neglect opportunities to find compromises that might actually become law, and instead churn out on one left-wing messaging bill after another…. [H]ere's what happened last week: House Democrats began unveiling Speaker Pelosi's handmade plan to have Washington D.C. bureaucrats start micromanaging America… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Setting The Record Straight On Election Security

Another $250 Million In Election Security Funding-Totaling $630 Million Over The Last Two Years-Is Just The Latest Example Of Significant Actions Taken Since 2016, Once Again Disproving The Partisan Myths SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm proud the Financial Services & General Government bill will include a bipartisan amendment providing another $250 million for the administration and security of their elections, to help states improve their defenses and shore up their … Continue Reading


09.19.19

Democrats Block Defense Funding They Previously Agreed To

'Our Men And Women In Uniform Do Not Deserve To Have The Funding For Their Tools, Their Training, And Their Own Pay Raises Used As Leverage By Senate Democrats' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The stakes are high. We're talking about critical resources for the missions of the Department of Defense. Our military commanders have told us this funding is vital to keeping pace with Putin's Russia, China, and all their efforts to harm American interests. Just days ago, Saudi Arabia… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Burying The Socialist Agenda: House Democrats Vote To Constrain American Energy

Senate Republicans Ensure That At A Time When U.S. Energy Production Is Critical To Americans At Home And Markets Abroad, House Democrats' Agenda To Restrict It Will Go Nowhere SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the attack [on Saudi Arabia] has shaken global energy markets, to be sure, the United States is much better positioned to weather the storm than we might have been in decades past…. Why is that, Mr. President? The answer is three words: American domestic ener… Continue Reading


09.17.19

With Global Tensions Elevated, Timely Defense Funding Is Essential

America's Adversaries Will Not Wait While Democrats Play Politics With The Defense Appropriations Bill SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In the face of surging great-power adversaries, simple upkeep is not enough to keep America and our allies safe from aggression. Comprehensive funding for research, development, and readiness programs is what's needed. In Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and beyond we continue to face sustained threats from terrorist organizations. And in t… Continue Reading


09.12.19

150

Since 2017, The Senate Has Confirmed 152 Article III Judges, A 'Judicial Renaissance' Of 'Dozens Of Constitutionalist Judges [Who] Will Influence The Direction Of The Law For A Generation' "The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's 150th judicial nominee Wednesday, helping to fulfill the president's campaign promise to remake the federal bench … Six district court nominees won confirmation Wednesday, bringing the president's total number of appointed judges to the lower federal cour… Continue Reading


09.03.19

‘The Democrats Are Now Trying To Intimidate The Supreme Court’

'All 53 Of My Members, Every Single One Of Them, Wrote A Letter To The Court Telling Them Not To Be Intimidated … And That We Supported The Judicial Independence' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Oh yeah, we're not going to leave a single vacancy behind by the end of next year. And it's noteworthy that the Democrats are now trying to intimidate the Supreme Court. I wonder if you saw the letter… signed by a number of them threatening the Supreme Court by claiming it… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: TRANSFORMING THE COURTS: Confirmed 13 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 46 of his district court nominees for a total of 43 and 99 since 2017, respectively. BUDGET AGREEMENT: Passed a bipartisan deal setting government funding levels for the next two years that secures funding increases to support our troops, rebuild and modernize our military, and support the VA Mission Act to provide timely access and care for our nation's v… Continue Reading


07.31.19

‘Kelly Craft Is Going To Be A Great Ambassador To The United Nations’

As Ambassador To Canada, Kelly Craft Has Earned High Praise As 'Well Respected And A Consummate Diplomat' Giving Confidence That 'She Is Going To Do A Great Job At The U.N.' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Last night, the Senate] also voted to advance the nomination of Ambassador Kelly Craft, a very impressive individual, to serve in the critical role of UN ambassador. Ms. Craft is a fellow product of the Bluegrass. She has already made Kentucky and the nation proud through … Continue Reading


07.31.19

‘It’s The Right Thing To Do’

The Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Provide Stability And Predictability For Our Military, 'Ensure Veterans Have Timely Access' To Care And Benefits And 'Eliminates The Economic Risk' Surrounding The Debt Ceiling SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]his is a deal that every one of my colleagues should support when we vote on it in the near future. This government funding agreement is the right deal for our national defense. It's the right deal because it ensures the United States… Continue Reading

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