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04.03.20

Pelosi Retreats Again After Senate Republicans Put Brakes On Liberal Wish List

After Republican Senators Emphasized That The Government Must First Make Sure The CARES Act Is Working And That Future Measures Must 'Not Serve As A Grab Bag For [The Speaker's] Liberal Wish List,' Speaker Pelosi Changed Her Tone On New Coronavirus Response Legislation 'Democrats Pivot': 'Speaker Nancy Pelosi Shifted Her Tone On Friday, Calling For A Much More Focused "Phase 4" Relief Package' "There has been a noticeable shift in rhetoric in the last day or so. Democrats -- including Spe… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Leader McConnell: Judge Walker Is A ‘Judicial All-Star’

'The Entire Country Will Benefit From Having This Brilliant, Principled, And Fair-Minded Legal Expert On This Consequential Bench' "President Trump is tapping a young district judge and former clerk to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The nomination of Justin Walker … underscores the influence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the conservative transformation of … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Pelosi’s SALT Scheme Crushed By Economists

As Speaker Pelosi Pushes For A 'Blue-State Bailout,' Senate Republicans Will Not Allow Congress' 'Phase 4' Coronavirus Response 'To Be An Opportunity For The Democrats To Achieve Unrelated Policy Items That They Would Not Otherwise Be Able To Pass' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "So I think we need to wait a few days here, a few weeks, and see how things are working out. [Speaker Pelosi] hasn't suggested the House would even come back into session until the 20th of April, and I'… Continue Reading


03.31.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Critical First Step’ To Help Americans

'Congress Was Able To Cast Aside Our Differences And Come Together In Short Order For The Good Of Our Country' Providing Assistance To Families, Workers, Small Businesses, Medical Providers And More Leader McConnell 'Was Determined To Put His Own Stamp On The Next Economic Aid Plan,' Which 'Senators In Both Parties Hailed The Passage Of … Especially Considering The Extraordinary Circumstances' "[T]he majority leader was determined to put his own stamp on the next economic aid plan,… Continue Reading


03.27.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Rescue Operation For The American People’

The CARES Act 'Says A Lot About The United States Senate As An Institution, Our Willingness To Put Aside Our Differences, And To Do Something Really Significant For The Country' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm proud to announce tonight, not a single senator voted against this $2 trillion rescue bill to save American individuals, small businesses, large businesses, and to provide considerable funding for the healthcare workers and the scientists and the doctors and others … Continue Reading


03.25.20

The CARES Act Will Rush Assistance To American Workers, Families, Small Businesses, And Health Care Providers

Extensive Bipartisan Negotiations Have Strengthened The CARES Act, Which Will Help Stabilize The Economy, Provide Recovery Checks And Unemployment Insurance To Americans, Support Small Businesses, And Surge Funding For Hospitals And Medical Equipment SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Ten days ago, I laid out four urgent priorities for new Senate legislation to help our nation through this crisis. We had to get direct financial assistance to the American people. Get historic aid… Continue Reading


03.24.20

Pelosi’s Partisan Provisions

Instead Of Promising Immediate Action On the Crucial Bipartisan CARES Act, Speaker Pelosi Introduced Her Own Bill Stuffed With An Unrelated Ideological Wish List SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "[T]here's a role and responsibility of us to step in and do what the role of government ought to be in this case of crisis. The crisis caused by both a disease and the economy, the government's action to shut down the economy, and yet, Democrats one after another continue to block it. And they're not bloc… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Will Democrats Choose Their Ideological Wish List Over Suffering Americans?

Democrats Are Treating A National Emergency As A Political Opportunity, Demanding A Christmas List Of Unrelated Ideological Provisions In Coronavirus Relief Legislation While Doctors, Nurses, And Hospitals Struggle And American Jobs Are At Risk SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bipartisan [Senate coronavirus relief bill] delivers strongly on each of the core priorities we identified at the outset: It puts urgently-needed cash in the hands of American workers and families. I… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Days After Lecturing ‘Americans Can’t Wait,’ Democrats Block Coronavirus Relief In The Senate

Last Week, Senate Democrats Asked For Immediate Action On Coronavirus Legislation: 'This Is Not Just Another Political Issue,' And Senators Must 'Shed Our Partisanship And Rise To The Occasion' Because 'Time Is Of The Essence,' Yet Today They Blocked Critical Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief From Moving Forward "Democrats block advancement of critical economic relief package" (Washington Examiner, 3/22/2020) "Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package" (The Hill, 3/22/2020) … Continue Reading


03.19.20

The CARES Act: Major Coronavirus Relief for American Workers, Families, and Small Businesses

Senate Republicans Introduced The CARES Act, Which Would Provide Significant Assistance To American Families And Small Businesses, Bolster The Health Care Response, And Stabilize The Economy During The Coronavirus Emergency SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: Direct financial help for … Continue Reading


03.10.20

Sens. Gardner And Daines Deliver ‘A Milestone Achievement’ For Public Lands And Recreation

Newspapers And Conservation Groups Laud Sens. Cory Gardner And Steve Daines, Saying They 'Delivered The Goods' For Their States And The Country And 'Parlayed [Their] Relationship With President Trump Into A Stunning Win' "A decades-old program that provides grants to public lands and environmental projects in Colorado and other states could be fully funded in perpetuity after Colorado's U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and others [including Montana Sen. Steve Daines] negotiated the support of Presiden… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Schumer’s Threat The Latest Example Of Democrats’ Attacks On The Supreme Court

Sen. Schumer's Shocking Statement Yesterday That Supreme Court Justices 'Will Pay The Price' For Ruling The Wrong Way Is The Latest In A String Of Attacks By Democrat Senators On The Independence Of The Supreme Court SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is nothing to call this except a threat. And there is absolutely no question to whom it was directed. Contrary to what the Democratic Leader has since tried to claim, he very clearly was not addressing Republican lawmakers or… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Senators Gardner And Daines Deliver Historic Dedicated Funding For Public Lands

Sens. Cory Gardner And Steve Daines Were Instrumental In Securing The President's Support For 'Full And Permanent Funding For The Land and Water Conservation Fund' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "I am calling on Congress to send me a Bill that fully and permanently funds the LWCF and restores our National Parks. When I sign it into law, it will be HISTORIC for our beautiful public lands. ALL thanks to @SenCoryGardner and @SteveDaines, two GREAT Conservative Leaders!" (President Trump, @realDonaldTrump, Tw… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act

The Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act Includes More Than 50 Bills That Would 'Modernize Our Energy Laws,' 'Keep Energy Affordable,' 'Strengthen Our Security,' And 'Increase Our Competitiveness' 'While Making Our Energy Cleaner' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate has a good opportunity to update the laws governing the way we harness and deploy America's tremendous domestic energy resources. It's been well over a decade since the last time comprehensi… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Democrats’ Abortion Extremism Accelerates

Democrats Have Moved So Far Left On Abortion, They're Now Seeking To Repeal The Hyde Amendment And Guarantee A 'Constitutional Right' To Abortions At Any Time Democrats Have Gone To Extremes On Abortion, Calling For A Sweeping 'Constitutional Right' To Abortion At Any Stage Of Pregnancy SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "… a woman has a right to decide what is her choice with her doctor before that moment before the child is born." ("Schumer: 'A Woman Has A Right To Decide What Is Her Cho… Continue Reading


02.12.20

Democrats Expect Military To Counter Iran With Hands Tied

Democrats' Use Of A War Powers Resolution Would Impede Our Armed Forces' Ability To Take Out Terror Leaders Like Soleimani And Limit Military Options Democrats Once Agreed Were Essential SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Taking out Qassem Soleimani] was not some reckless act. It was a calculated and limited response to a significant, growing threat of attack against U.S. personnel in Iraq by an emboldened adversary. Years ago, Soleimani had concluded America was a paper tiger… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Democrats Continue To Mislead On Election Security

Democrats Continue To Demand Partisan Legislation That Ignores The Successful 2018 And 2019 Elections And The Over $800 Million For Election Security Congress Has Appropriated In The Last 2 Years Two Months Ago, Congress Approved Another $425 Million For Election Security, For A Total Of Over $800 Million Since 2018 2018: "Congress provided $380 million in election security funding as part of its massive spending bill, a move that reflects the growing consensus in Washington that more nee… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Obama Administration Failed At Combatting Russian Election Interference, New Bipartisan Report Shows

The Senate Intelligence Committee's Bipartisan Report Finds The Obama Administration Was Unprepared To Respond To Russian Interference, Paralyzed By Indecision, And Resorted To Ineffective Warnings The Russians Ignored POLITICO: "Senate report faults Obama administration's paralysis on Russian election interference" (Politico, 2/06/2020) "The Obama administration was not 'well-postured' to combat Russian interference in the 2016 election and was so riven with concerns over how to handle t… Continue Reading


02.05.20

House Democrats’ Myopic Impeachment Crusade Undermined The Constitution

Through Their Single-Minded Pursuit Of Impeachment, House Democrats Trampled On The Constitution's Separation Of Powers, Attempting To Elevate The House Majority At The Expense Of The Senate, The Executive Branch, And The Supreme Court House Democrats Tried To Dictate Procedures To The Senate HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "[J]ust to get this off the table right away, if we impeach the President immediately, everybody moves on to the next thing. The next thing for us will be when we s… Continue Reading


01.29.20

13 Witnesses. Over 28,000 Pages Of Documents.

Even The House Managers Say 'We Heard From Enough Witnesses To Prove The Case Beyond Any Doubt At All' "[T]he strategy to deluge the Senate also carries significant risks as the House managers tried to hammer home somewhat contradictory messages: their case is 'overwhelming,' but at the same time it's incomplete without calling new witnesses and subpoenaing documents they say are necessary …" ("Dems Unload 'Overwhelming' Impeachment Case On The Senate - Even As They Press For More," P… Continue Reading

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