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01.16.20

USMCA Will Benefit American Workers And Businesses

'Good News For Millions Of Farmers, Manufacturers And Workers In Every Corner Of America': USMCA Solidifies Trade With America's Neighbors, Supports Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, And Adds $68 Billion To The Economy SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than a year since President Trump hammered out the USMCA with the governments of Mexico and Canada. These two neighbors buy more than $500 billion in American goods and services every year. They buy nearly 30 perc… Continue Reading


01.15.20

Do Democrats Sound Impartial?

Multiple Democrat Senators, Including Some Who Are Running For President, Have Already Announced They 'Will Vote To Convict' The President In A Senate Impeachment Trial Despite Talk of Impartiality Today, Schumer Saw A Senate Impeachment Trial As Political in 1999 … NOW: SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "I hope all Senators will take seriously the oath to do impartial justice that we seem likely to take in the near future." (Sen. Schumer, Congressional Record, S.7127, 12/18/2019) SCHUME… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Pelosi’s Delaying Games Generate Growing Democratic Backlash

Speaker Pelosi Is Under Increasing 'Pressure From Democrats To Deliver Impeachment Charges To [The] Senate' Now That Senate Republicans Have Demonstrated Her Tactics Have Failed SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Now, this is a challenging time to create bipartisan agreement in the Senate. On any subject. But the Speaker of the House has managed to do the impossible. She has created this growing bipartisan unity in the United States Senate… in opposition to her own reckle… Continue Reading


01.07.20

‘It Is Time For The Speaker To Send The Articles Over’

Senate Democrats Call On Speaker Pelosi To Stop Playing Games And Send The Articles Of Impeachment To The Senate SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I wanted to make sure you understood that we have the votes, once the impeachment trial has begun, to pass a resolution, essentially the same-very similar-to the 100-0 vote in the Clinton trial, which sets up … what could best be described as maybe a Phase 1, which would include, obviously, the arguments from the prosecution, … Continue Reading


12.20.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress So Far

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE COURTS: Confirmed 20 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 80 of his district court nominees for a total of 50 and 133 since 2017, respectively. "[T]he Senate has confirmed 102 judges for the year … It's the second-highest confirmation total in a single year in American history." FISCAL YEAR 2020 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION: Passed the bipartisan annual defense policy bill providing for $750 billi… Continue Reading


12.19.19

‘That Entire Calendar Year That House Democrats Wasted Has Consequences’

Because Speaker Pelosi Spent An Entire Year Delaying The USMCA Trade Agreement, Focusing Instead On Impeachment, The Senate Will Be Unable To Take Up USMCA Before Next Year SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It was more than a year ago that President Trump first signed the draft agreement with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. More than 12 months. That's how long House Democrats dragged their heels on the USMCA and kept 176,000 new American jobs on ice. Now, at the 11th hour, Sp… Continue Reading


12.18.19

The Clinton Precedent Calls For Two Separate Trial Resolutions

In Letter And Media Appearances, Schumer Misleads On How The Senate Conducted Clinton Impeachment, 'But No Amount Of Bluster Will Change The Simple Fact That We Already Have A Unanimous Bipartisan Precedent' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Over the weekend, my colleague the Democratic Leader began asking the Senate to break from precedent, break with the unanimous template from 1999, and begin choreographing the middle of a potential trial before we've even heard opening argu… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Schumer’s Impeachment Letter: Fact vs. Fiction

Schumer Misquoted The Constitution On The House Of Representatives' 'Sole Power Of Impeachment' 1. SEN. SCHUMER: "This is an enormously weighty and solemn responsibility that was assigned to the Senate by the Framers of the Constitution. Senate Democrats believe strongly, and I trust Senate Republicans agree, that this trial must be one that is fair, that considers all of the relevant facts, and that exercises the Senate's 'sole Power of Impeachment' under the Constitution with integrity an… Continue Reading


12.04.19

National Security Takes A Backseat To Democrats’ Partisan Political Priorities

Funding For American Armed Forces And The Annual Defense Authorization Bill Are Mired In Disputes Over Democrats' Partisan Demands SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training … Continue Reading


12.03.19

Pelosi’s Priorities: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

While USMCA Languishes, House Democrats Make Time For Impeachment And Climate Conferences In Europe, But Not 'New Jobs For American Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. Speaker Pelosi has been stalling it for months, constantly saying she is optimistic, or getting close, or almost there. For months it has… Continue Reading


11.21.19

‘A New Milestone’ In Reshaping The Courts

'With McConnell's Help, Trump Is Making His Mark' On The Federal Judiciary: In 2017 Only Four Of The Thirteen Federal Appellate Courts Had A Majority Of Republican-Appointed Judges, And Now Seven Do After Flipping The 2nd, 3rd, And 11th Circuits, A Majority Of The Federal Appellate Courts Now Have More Republican-Appointed Judges Than Democrat-Appointed Judges "When Trump took office, only four of the 13 [federal appellate courts] had more Republican-appointed judges than Democratic selecti… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Waiting For Pelosi

For Most Of The Year, Speaker Pelosi Has Insisted The House Is Close To Passing The USMCA Trade Agreement 'But, Month After Month, This Happy Talk Has Seemingly Led To No Tangible Progress' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For months, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have been claiming they notionally support this agreement and want to get to 'yes.' But, month after month, this happy talk has seemingly led to no tangible progress, just more heel-dragging. Hardworking Kentuck… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Supporting Human Rights And Democracy In Hong Kong

As The Author Of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, Leader McConnell Supports The Citizens Of Hong Kong Protecting Their Rights And Is Working To Expedite A New Bill To Reaffirm American Support For Hong Kong's Autonomy And Freedoms SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In the last few days, the reports and images coming out of Hong Kong have become even more disturbing. The police crackdown on Hong Kongers who are standing up for their freedom and their region's auton… Continue Reading


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

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