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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


03.06.19

McConnell Prescient On Democrat Politician Protection Act

The ACLU Agrees That Democrats' Bill Would Chill Protected Speech, A Key Dem Committee Chair Agrees It Will Federalize Control Of Elections, And Reporting Agrees That Handing Taxpayer Money To Political Campaigns Would Produce A 'Candidate Bonanza' "The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of its 3 million members, supporters and activists, opposes H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019 as it was reported out of the House Administration Committee." (Ronald Newman and Kate Ruane, ACLU, … Continue Reading


03.04.19

Dem Leaders Desperately Dodge Green New Deal Vote

SEN. McCONNELL: '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'; Ocasio-Cortez Pressures Dems To Be 'Courageous' 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 t… Continue Reading


02.28.19

The Green New Deal’s Mind-Boggling Costs

The Astonishing $93 Trillion Price Tag Is More Money Than The United States Government Has Spent In Its Entire History An Estimate Finds The Green New Deal Could Cost Up To $93 TRILLION DOLLARS "The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from 2003 to 2005. That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan's call to eli… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Executive Calendar In Crisis

Democrats' Unprecedented Obstruction Has 'Created A New Low Standard' President Trump's Nominees Have Faced Five Times More Cloture Votes Than All Six Of His Predecessors In Their First Two Years Combined President Trump's nominees have faced 128 cloture votes in the first two years of his administration compared to 24 for all six of his predecessors combined in their first two years. There have been over TEN TIMES more cloture votes on President Trump's nominees in his first two years t… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Senate To Vote On Protecting Innocent Life

Senators Will Have The Opportunity To Vote On The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act And 'Protect Infants Who Survive Abortions' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Caring for innocent children and their mothers is a moral imperative. To put these principles into action, I announced, as Senate Majority Leader, that we would vote on the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,' offered by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the coming days. His bill, on which I'm proud to … Continue Reading


02.15.19

Democrats Play Politics With Violence Against Women Act

Democrats' Political Maneuvering Will Cause VAWA To Expire Even Though They Said Lawmakers Should Not 'Play Partisan Games With' It "VAWA was extended as part of the last government funding bill, and expires Friday. Republicans have pushed for a straight, clean extension as part of this bill. Democrats want to deal with VAWA separately -- they have their own bill. But if it's not extended before Friday, it will lapse." (Politico Playbook, 2/13/2019) "Republicans in both the House and Sena… Continue Reading


02.13.19

No, You Can’t ‘Keep Your Plan’

Support For The Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Democrats Call 'Medicare For All' Plummets Once Americans Hear It Would 'Eliminate Private Insurance,' Create Waitlists To Access Care, And Cost $32 Trillion Many Democrats Have Embraced A Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Framed As 'Medicare For All' "The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party's left, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi lent … Continue Reading


02.07.19

‘Confirm William Barr’

Editorial Boards: 'The U.S. Senate Should Swiftly Approve William Barr,' 'The Sooner He's On The Job, The Better' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead the men and women of the Department of Justice. Testifying before the Committee last month, Mr. Barr expressed his unwavering commitment to 'the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people.' But my colleagues d… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘The U.S. Economy Is On Solid Footing’

Robust Job Growth And Higher Wage Gains Are 'Delivering Opportunities' To Americans Not Seen In Years SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than two years, since the American people hired President Trump and a Republican Congress to get Washington's foot off the brake of our economy. Since we got to work rebuilding the middle-class prosperity that had hollowed out in communities across America under the Obama economy…. [T]he American people wanted a change… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘A Broad Consensus About American Leadership In The World’

Significant Bipartisan Vote Showcases Senate Support For Israel And Jordan And Sanctioning Syria, Highlights Foreign Policy Divisions Among Democrats SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israel's security, expand cooperation with Jordan, and impose new consequences on the perpetrators of Assad's brutality in Syria. But when America's national security and vital interests are at stake, some ci… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Neomi Rao: ‘Uniquely Qualified For The D.C. Circuit’

Neomi Rao Is 'A Prolific Scholar' And Well-Known 'Expert On Administrative Law' Whose Former Colleagues Say She Would 'Serve On The Federal Bench With The Very Highest Distinction' The American Bar Association Rates Rao As 'Well Qualified' "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Neomi J. Rao, whom the President has nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Colum… Continue Reading


01.30.19

The ‘Democrat Politician Protection Act’

House Democrats' First Major Initiative Is A Power Grab Designed To Tilt Elections In Their Favor And Consolidate Authority In Washington SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives are beginning the committee process for a bill they're saying is their party's signature priority for this Congress. They are so focused on this legislation that they've given it the ceremonial designation of H.R. 1. But I think it's more accurately describ… Continue Reading


01.29.19

‘A Serious Threat To Our Nation’

National Security Experts Warn, 'The Fight Is Not Over Against ISIS' And 'A Hasty American Withdrawal' From Afghanistan Could Result In Chaos And A 'Safe Haven For International Terrorists' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My amendment would acknowledge the plain fact that al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates in Syria and Afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to our nation. It would recognize the danger of a precipitous withdrawal from either conflict, and highlight th… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Will Democrats Start Voting For Bills They Support Now?

It's Time For Democrats To Resume Their Support For The Package Of Bipartisan Bills That Strengthens America's Allies In The Middle East SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For weeks, now, Senate Democrats have effectively filibustered this legislation and blocked it from moving forward. At first, my colleague the Democratic Leader said his party was simply opposed to considering any other business during the partial government shutdown. But then, just a few days later, he actua… Continue Reading


01.25.19

Time To Negotiate On Border Security

With An Agreement To Reopen The Government, It's Time For Democrats To Keep Their Word, Come To The Table, And Negotiate Seriously On Border Security SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Going forward, I hope Democrats will stay true to the commitment they have stated constantly over the past weeks - that once government was re-opened, they would be perfectly willing to negotiate in good faith on full-year government funding that would include a significant investment in urgently … Continue Reading

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