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05.16.19

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'Setting Our Court System In The Right Direction With Good, Solid Nominations' "The Senate confirmed its 40th circuit court judge on Wednesday, filling nearly a quarter of the circuit court system with conservative appointments under President Trump." (The New York Times, 5/15/2019) "[Kenneth] Lee is the latest in a series of young conservative jurists and administration appointees who have sailed through the Senate …" (The New York Times, 5/15/2019) "Many of the president's c… Continue Reading


05.14.19

‘Give Us Some Of That Socialism’

Democrats Embrace The Socialism Of The Green New Deal SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA), Green New Deal Senate sponsor: "They call the Green New Deal pie in the sky. They call it socialism! … So here's what I say for wind and solar and all electric vehicles and clean energy: give us some of that socialism …" (Justice Democrats, @justicedems, Twitter, 5/14/2019) SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), Green New Deal cosponsor: "There is no 'middle ground' when it comes to climate policy." (Sen. Sanders… Continue Reading


05.09.19

‘Spectacular’

'Workers Are Really Confident That There Are Jobs Out There That Are Available For Them' As 'The Strong Labor Market Is Pulling People In Off The Sidelines' And 'The Recovery Is Benefiting The People Most In Need Of Help' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For the better part of the last two years, the Labor Department's monthly jobs report has regularly pointed to an economy that's opening new doors for millions of Americans. It's reinforced what we knew to be the case: the pro… Continue Reading


05.03.19

Lowest Unemployment In 50 Years

'No Denying This Is A Strong Jobs Report': 'U.S. Labor Market Is Still Red-Hot,' 'The Unemployment Rate Fell To A Fresh Half-Century Low,' There Are 'Real Gains In The Paychecks Of Average Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: (R-KY): "The last two years have been a case study in how much American families benefit when Republican policies get the government out of the way. Helped along by tax reform, regulatory reform, and other efforts, the country is seeing historically low unem… Continue Reading


04.30.19

‘They Don’t Get To Keep It’

Democrats' Radical Single-Payer Medicare For None Schemes Would Outlaw Private Insurance And Kick Tens Of Millions Of Americans Off Their Employer Insurance Plans In Cosponsors' States Alone No, You Can't Keep Your Plan: 'Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance,' 'Let's Eliminate All Of That' THE NEW YORK TIMES: "Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in American History.'" ("Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in… Continue Reading


04.29.19

‘A Dose Of Reality’

While Democrats Clamor To Expand Medicare Into A Massive Government Single-Payer System, Medicare's Trustees Warn The Program Will Soon Be Unable To Meet Its Existing Obligations House Democrats Are Holding Their First Hearing On Single-Payer 'Medicare For All': 'This Is A Pervasive Policy View' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "If you're one of the 180 million Americans who get their insurance through work, and like it, it's illegal under Medicare for All…. Of course… Continue Reading


04.15.19

‘The Hottest Job Market In Half A Century’

Americans Are Benefitting From Lower Taxes, More Job Opportunities, Competition For Workers, And Higher Wages, All Encouraged By 'Republicans' Pro-Growth, Pro-Opportunity Policies' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Here's how Republicans' pro-growth, pro-opportunity policies helped get us where we are. By encouraging job creators to invest here at home, instead of penalizing success. By recognizing that working families know best how to spend their paychecks, not Washington. By… Continue Reading


04.10.19

‘The Internet Is Still Working’

Democrats Declared Rolling Back Heavy-Handed FCC 'Net Neutrality' Regulations Would Be 'The End Of The Internet As We Know It' But Over A Year Later, 'That's Proved Flatly False' FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI: "We were told for many months that this decision would be, quote, 'the end of the Internet as we know it,' and if this decision passed, you would get the Internet one word at a time. That's proved flatly false…. The Internet is still working. It is open and free." (U.S. Senate Commerce,… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Medicare-For-None: Outlawed Health Care Plans And ‘Tax Hikes On Middle-Class Families’

Senate Democrats Unveil A Government Takeover Of Health Care That 'Would Abolish Private Insurance' And 'Require Tax Hikes On Middle-Class Families' "Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce his new 'Medicare for All' bill Wednesday morning … The new legislation's big-name co-sponsors include four of Sanders' fellow 2020 Democratic contenders -- Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand -- all of whom also signed onto an earlier version Sanders pu… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Meet Jeffrey Kessler

Though He Is Eminently Qualified And Uncontroversial, Democrats Have Delayed Jeffrey Kessler's Confirmation And Still Forced A Cloture Vote SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Just look at the nomination currently before us. A textbook case study on the shameful state of the current process. Jeffrey Kessler of Virginia was first nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce in November of 2017…. Nobody opposed him on the Finance Committee…. And yet, here on the… Continue Reading


04.03.19

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Under This Administration, Senate Democrats Have Forced Cloture Votes For The First Time Ever On 42 Different Executive Branch Positions SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This] is comprehensive, across-the-board heel-dragging like nothing this body has seen before…. In other words, systematic obstruction. Not targeted, thoughtful opposition to a few marquee nominations or rare circumstances. But a grinding, across-the-board effort to delay and obstruct the people this … Continue Reading


04.01.19

Dems Threatening To Vote Down Disaster Recovery Funding

'Democrats Are Threatening To Block' 'Much-Needed Recovery Funds' "Senate Democrats … may block legislation proposed by their Republican counterparts that would allocate billions of dollars for disaster recovery across the country …" ("Disaster Relief Bill at an Impasse Over Puerto Rico Aid," The New York Times, 3/28/2019) "Democrats are threatening to block the GOP bill in a showdown Senate vote on Monday afternoon." ("Senate Barrels Toward Showdown Vote On Disaster Relief,… Continue Reading


03.27.19

‘Present’

In Spite Of Democrats' Rhetoric On The 'Existential Threat' Of Climate Change, Not A Single Democrat Senator Voted In Favor Of The Green New Deal The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019 "The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the Green New Deal, the ambitious plan to combat climate change proposed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez &helli… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: ‘A Raw Deal For America’

Republican Senators On The Green New Deal: 'A Dangerous, Unachievable And Unaffordable Manifesto For Government Control Over Every Part Of The Economy And Our Lives' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Despite its lofty goals and pleasant-enough name, the Green New Deal is really a dangerous, unachievable and unaffordable manifesto for government control over every part of the economy and our lives…. So when I call up the Green New Deal for consideration in the Senate, I w… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: A Democratic Scheme To ‘Cause Immediate Harm To Millions’

Labor Unions And The Solar And Wind Industries Recognize That The Green New Deal Is 'Too Extreme' And A Threat To Jobs And Families' Standards Of Living, Plus '[T]here's No Way To Pay For It' Labor Unions: Green New Deal 'Could Cause Immediate Harm To Millions Of Our Members And Their Families' AFL-CIO ENERGY COMMITTEE: "We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members' jobs an… Continue Reading


03.25.19

‘An Opportunity To Go On Record’

Will Senate Democrats Vote For The Green New Deal That Nearly All Of Their Presidential Candidates Have Rushed To Endorse? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I've been reading with some amusement that our friends on the other side seem to be reluctant to vote on the 'Green New Deal.' … The only question I would ask is if this is such a popular thing to do and so necessary why would one want to dodge the vote? This is an opportunity to go on record …" (Sen. McConnel… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Deal Dodgers Of The 21st Century

Democrats Will Do And Say Anything To Avoid Having To Vote On The Green New Deal Senate Democrats Still Won't Say If They Support The Green New Deal … SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm not sure I remember another time when the champions of a legislative proposal were this upset they were getting a chance to actually vote on it. But we already know this: The Democratic leader of the Senate has refused to endorse it, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called it the 'green… Continue Reading


03.12.19

‘How Do You Pay For That?’

Even Democrats Admit 'We Could Never Afford' Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals And The Astronomical Price Tags Have Halted Similar Plans At The State Level Democrats On Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals: 'How Do You Pay For That?' It 'Would Bankrupt Us' HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "… to convert to it? Thirty trillion dollars. Now, how do you pay for that?" ("Nancy Pelosi: The Rolling Stone Interview," Rolling Stone, 2/27/2019) REP. CHERI BUSTOS (D-IL), DCCC … Continue Reading


03.08.19

Dems Protect The Worst Of The Democrat Politician Protection Act

Democrats Voted Along Partisan Lines To Retain The Most Outrageous Provisions Of The Democrat Politician Protection Act SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This bill is a target-rich environment … I would give you some of the highlights that I think are particularly offensive to average voters. Number one, using government money to subsidize campaigns. In effect, money collected from all of us … and given, in effect, to candidates, to finance campaigns, that we may … Continue Reading


03.07.19

Obstruction For Obstruction’s Sake

Over The Last Two Years, Democrats Have Slow-Walked Scores Of Uncontroversial Nominees And Forced Needless Cloture Votes 'To Eat Up Floor Time' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The real crisis here is the administration itself below the Cabinet level has an enormous number of vacancies…. Once we get to cloture on a number of these nominees they aren't even controversial. So it's pretty obvious the whole purpose is just to eat up floor time." (Politico, 2/13/2019) SEN. … Continue Reading

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