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07.13.18

‘Beaten Back’ By Fact Checkers

Democrats' 'Hysterical,' 'Exaggerated' Supreme Court Attacks SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he hysterical attacks haven't gotten any less desperate, or any more sensible. No sooner are these silly attacks launched than they're beaten back by the facts." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 7/11/2018) 'Disingenuous,' 'Extreme Distortion,' 'Exaggerated,' 'No Evidence To Justify These Theories' ONE: WASHINGTON POST'S FACT CHECKER: "[T]here's no evidence to justify these theorie… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Democrats’ ‘Extreme Distortion’

Legal Experts And Fact Checkers Call Out Democrats For 'Extreme' And 'Disingenuous' Distortions Of Judge Kavanaugh's Writings SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he hysterical attacks haven't gotten any less desperate, or any more sensible. No sooner are these silly attacks launched than they're beaten back by the facts. One of the flavors of the week was this outlandish claim that -- in law review articles he wrote 10 and 20 years ago -- Judge Kavanaugh supposedly said that s… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh: ‘A Fair-Minded Jurist Who Believes In The Rule Of Law’

Legal Scholars & Experts Laud Judge Kavanaugh As 'A Terrific Judge' With 'An Impeccable Résumé' Who Is 'Enormously Skilled' Yale Law Professors: 'Several Of Judge Kavanaugh's Most Important Ideas And Arguments … Have Found Their Way Into Supreme Court Opinions,' 'I Love Teaching His Opinions Because They Are Smart, Thoughtful, And Clear' KATE STITH, Former Acting Dean of Yale Law School: "[Judge Kavanaugh] is a terrific judge…. In my federal criminal law c… Continue Reading


07.09.18

New Nominee, Same Old Scare Tactics

On The Supreme Court, 'Decade After Decade. Nominee After Nominee. The Far Left's Script Hardly Changes At All.' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[O]ur Democratic colleagues still haven't tired of crying wolf whenever a Republican president nominates anyone to the Supreme Court. We've seen the same movie time after time - after time…. So these far-left groups have been at these same scare tactics for more than forty years…. Decade after decade. Nominee after nomi… Continue Reading


07.09.18

‘Believe It Or Not, The Sky Did Not Fall’

The Left Called Justice Kennedy A 'Disaster For Women' When He Was First Nominated SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "'Sexist.' 'A disaster for women.' 'Totally unacceptable.' These are just a few of the ad hominem attacks that far-left special interest groups hurled at a federal circuit court judge whom a Republican President nominated to the Supreme Court. The name of that federal judge? Anthony Kennedy. After President Reagan nominated then-Judge Kennedy to the Court in 1987… Continue Reading


07.05.18

Radical Left Takes The Reins

Radical Groups Demand Absolute Resistance Against Yet-To-Be-Named SCOTUS Nominee, Senate Democrats Comply With 'Unwavering Opposition' Left-Wing Ideologues 'Mounting A Major Offensive Against President Trump's Supreme Court Pick, Hoping To Pressure Every Democratic Senator To Vote Against' "Liberal groups are mounting a major offensive against President Trump's Supreme Court pick, hoping to pressure every Democratic senator to vote against whomever the White House nominates to succeed Ju… Continue Reading


06.29.18

‘It Doesn’t Matter Who’

On Yet-To-Be Named Supreme Court Nominee, Dems 'Model [Their] Resistance' On Their Shameful 1987 Assault On Robert Bork SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's pretty obvious they're ready to fight no matter who the nominee is." (Fox News, 6/28/2018) Dem Senators: 'It Doesn't Matter Who He Is Putting Forward,' 'We Cannot And Will Not Accept Them' "Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) took turns at the… Continue Reading


06.20.18

‘What A Six Months It’s Been’

Half A Year After Republicans Passed Tax Reform, Americans Are Keeping More Of Their Money, The Economy Is Taking Off, And Businesses Are Enthusiastic SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today marks six months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed Congress. On Friday, it will be six months since the president signed it into law. What a six months it's been. Already, Americans have seen their paychecks grow as the IRS withholds less of what they earn. Already, families are reapin… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Tax Reform Boon For The Bluegrass State

Kentucky Workers, Businesses, Families Continue to Benefit From Tax Reform SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our Kentucky State Treasurer, Allison Ball, had it just right in a recent column: Quote, 'Kentuckians have immediately benefited from federal tax reform.' And these immediate benefits are only the beginning…. [T]ax reform, regulatory reform, and the rest of Republicans' opportunity agenda continues helping American workers and job creators." (Sen. McConnell, Remar… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Big Benefits In Big Sky Country From Tax Reform

'The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Takes A Cut Of Washington, D.C.'s Power And Puts It Back Squarely In The Hands Of Montanans' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My friend Senator Daines recently shared what tax reform already means to Montana small business owners. In Chester, at Stricks Ag, it means bonuses of nearly $1,000 to each employee. In Missoula, at Big Sky Brewing, it means worker bonuses and money to purchase new equipment. The same goes for Cabinet Mountain Brewing in Libb… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Tax Reform: ‘It Really Is Working’ For Ohio

Buckeye State Workers And Entrepreneurs Laud Expanding Businesses, New Hires, Employee Bonuses, And Larger Paychecks SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[O]ur economy is starting to work better for all kinds of communities. I recently heard a few inspiring stories from my friend Senator Portman. In Zanesville, Ohio, the owners of GKM Auto Parts had spent much of the last decade watching health insurance premiums soar. By 2016, they could no longer support coverage for their empl… Continue Reading


06.06.18

‘Unmatched’ Economic Growth, Opportunity

'Driven By A 21st-Century Tax Code That Lets Americans Keep More Of Their Own Money And Encourages Job Creators To Invest In Our Nation's Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bottom line is clear: Under the policies of this unified Republican government, American workers, families, and business owners are achieving economic growth that is unmatched in recent memory. It's driven by a 21st-century tax code that lets Americans keep more of their own money and encourages … Continue Reading


06.05.18

Dem Obstruction Hits Century Mark

Senate Democrats Have Already Forced 100 Cloture Votes On President Trump's Nominees In His First Two Years Vs. 24 Combined For The Previous 6 Presidents In Theirs Number of cloture votes taken in the Senate on executive and judicial nominations in the first two years of a president's term: Notes: Includes judicial nominees and failed cloture votes. Excludes cloture motions waived or vitiated. Trump: Through June 5, 2018. Includes 2 cloture votes on the nomination of Justice Gorsuch an… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Continuing To Produce For The American People

A Growing List Of Achievements By The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One bill after another, one confirmation after another, the Senate continues to produce major accomplishments that will directly improve the lives of the American people." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 5/24/2018) With More To Come, Here's A Look At Some Of The Legislative Highlights Of The 115th Congress TAX REFORM: Reformed America's tax code for the first time in 31 years - putting … Continue Reading


05.22.18

‘More Choice And Fewer Barriers To Care’ For Veterans

The VA Mission Act 'Fulfills The President's Commitment To Provide Veterans With More Choice' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The VA MISSION Act is a major milestone in an ongoing effort by Chairman Isakson and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to ensure our nation fulfills its promises to our men and women in uniform … What Sen. Isakson and his colleagues have put together is one of the most comprehensive reform packages for veterans' healthcare since the VA was crea… Continue Reading


05.21.18

16 Obama Regulations Bite The Dust

'Yet Another Onerous Regulation Is Now Headed To The Wastebasket' The Congressional Review Act has been used 17 times to overturn rules and regulations. Sixteen of them have been enacted during the 115th Congress. ("Congressional Review Act FAQs," U.S. Government Accountability Office Website, Accessed 5/21/2018) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier today, President Trump signed into law a Congressional Review Act resolution that repealed a particularly egregious bit of o… Continue Reading


05.16.18

VA MISSION Act: ‘Historic Veterans Legislation’

'Major VA Overhaul' 'Delivers On A Key Campaign Promise For The President' "The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the way veterans access health care in the private sector … The measure's passage by vote of 92-5 represents a significant bipartisan legislative victory for President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into law within days. It also delivers on a key campaign promise fo… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Gina Haspel: ‘The Right Person To Lead The CIA’

'She Is A Person Of High Integrity With Valuable Frontline And Executive Experience As A Career Intelligence Officer' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This morning, our colleagues on the Intelligence Committee finished their consideration of Gina Haspel's nomination to be CIA director and reported her nomination favorably with bipartisan support. Senators heard about her thirty-plus years of CIA experience, spanning sensitive operations from the Cold War to the Global War on T… Continue Reading


05.16.18

21 Circuit Court Judges Confirmed

'Trump's Judicial Picks Could Shape The Direction Of The U.S. Court System For Decades' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We were all in a celebratory mood as a result of having approved the 21st circuit judge just a few moments ago. That means that [nearly] one-eighth of the circuit judges in America have been appointed by Donald Trump and confirmed by this Republican Senate. So we think we're making dramatic progress on that front …" (Sen. McConnell, Press Conference, 5/1… Continue Reading


05.15.18

A Pair Of ‘Exceedingly Qualified’ Judicial Nominees

Senate Confirms 18th And 19th Court Of Appeals Nominees This Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm two more of President Trump's fine circuit court nominees. Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve -- both of Illinois, both exceedingly qualified, and both carrying the bipartisan support of the Judiciary Committee." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 5/15/2018) "Legal observers have praised President Donald Trump's two most-recent nominees to th… Continue Reading

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