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03.06.21

Democrats Yet Again Refuse To Rule Out Stimulus Checks For Illegal Immigrants

Not A Single Senate Democrat Would Vote Today To Ensure Illegal Immigrants Can't Receive Stimulus Checks SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): "Not only does this COVID bill fail to address the real needs of the American people who are suffering, but it hands out billions in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants… Congress should come together to pass my amendment to stop this… We need to stand for the American people, get our kids back to school, and reopen our small businesses." ("Cruz Propo… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Democrats Support Totally Unrelated Pension Bailout In Their Spending Bill

Despite Democrats' Loud Insistence That Their Spending Bill Will 'Directly Address The Needs Of The American People,' It's Stuffed Full Of Unrelated Items Like An $86 Billion Pension Bailout With No Reforms Whatsoever SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "This bailout is not coupled with any reforms to ensure the long-term sustainability of the multiemployer pension system. So, it's just a blank check, with no measures to hold mismanaged plans accountable. That's why I spent much of last Congress wor… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Democrats Insist On Sending A Mountain Of Cash To States That Don’t Need It

Democrats' Partisan Spending Bill Includes A $350 Billion Bailout For Big-Spending State And Local Governments Many Orders Of Magnitude Larger Than Any Estimates Of Lost Revenues, Even As Many States Are Raking In More Tax Money SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): Democrats are "sending $350 billion to bail out long-mismanaged state and local governments, multiple times the expert estimates of COVID needs." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 3/02/2021) SEN. RICK SCOTT (R-FL): "If you lo… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Democrats Side With Teachers’ Unions In Refusal To Support Schools Reopening

All 50 Democrats Voted Against A Republican Amendment To Require Schools To Begin Reopening With Students In Attendance To Receive The Extra Funding In Democrats' Stimulus Bill Every Senate Democrat voted against the Republican amendment to ensure that school reopening dollars are going to support in-person learning, conditioning funding on schools reopening. (S.Amdt. 1026 to S.Amdt. 891, H.R. 1319, Roll Call Vote #80: Rejected 48-51: D 0-48; R 48-1; I 0-2, 3/06/2021) Among those voting n… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Dems Once Again Approve Handing Money To States Under Investigation For Failing To Protect Nursing Home Residents

SEN. TIM SCOTT: 'Requiring States To Provide Accurate Data Is Common Sense [To] Have A Science-Based, Fact-Driven Response To The Pandemic. We Should Not Offer More Funding To States That Have Mismanaged And Then Covered Up Their Pandemic Response' Every Senate Democrat, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) voted to allow additional funding to flow to states under investigation for underrepor… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Democrats Refuse To Slim Down Their Bloated Partisan Spending Bill

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against The Republican Substitute Amendment To Target The Stimulus Package To The Actual Needs Of Americans, And Cut Out The Wishlist Of Left-Wing Spending "A group of 11 Republican Senators introduced a $650 billion COVID-19 relief plan as a substitute amendment to the $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation bill. The amendment, which was built on the COVID-19 relief plan that was unveiled last month by a group of Republican Senators, was not adopted by a vote of 48… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats Vote To Kill Jobs For Low-Wage Workers

42 Senate Democrats Voted For A New Minimum Wage Mandate That Would Cost 1.4 Million Jobs, Of Which 'A Disproportionate Share' Would Be Those Of 'Young, Less Educated People' 42 Senate Democrats voted to include Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) amendment to force all 50 states to increase their minimum wage to $15 per hour in the reconciliation bill, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). (H.R. 1319, Roll Call Vote #74,… Continue Reading


03.02.21

For Democrats, It’s Spending Over Science When It Comes To Schools

Contrary To The Science, Democrats And Unions Are Teaming Up To Say Schools Can't Reopen Unless Dems Pass Their Massive Spending Bill While Powerful Teachers' Unions Continue To Be A Key Impediment To Reopening Schools And Children Are Falling Through The Cracks Of Virtual Learning SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education…. [But] the White Ho… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Dear President Biden, Here Are Some Things To Cut

The President Has Asked, 'What Would They Have Me Cut?' From Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Spending Bonanza, So How About Starting With The Unnecessary State Government Slush Fund And Completely Unrelated Left-Wing Wish List Provisions Like A Job-Killing Minimum Wage Mandate, Obamacare Expansions, And A Pension Fund Bailout? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "We need Congress to pass my American Rescue Plan that deals with the immediate crisis - the urgency. Now, critics say my plan is too big, that it costs $1.… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Xavier Becerra Has ‘No Public Health Experience’ But Plenty Of Radical Views

In California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Biden Has Selected Someone With 'No Particular Experience Or Expertise In Health' But A Long Record Of Pro-Abortion Extremism And Support For Radical Policies Like 'Medicare For All' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Xavier Becerra [is] President Biden's nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services. Amid a global pandemic, the President has made a puzzling selection for this critical post: The famously partis… Continue Reading


02.18.21

Biden Administration’s Changing Message On Reopening Schools

The Biden Administration Pledge To Follow The Science To Reopen Schools Is Already Being Watered Down, As They Promote Their Teachers' Union-Backed Spending Plan That Would Keep Many Schools Closed Previously, Medical Experts In The Federal Government Were Saying, 'There Is Increasing Data To Suggest That Schools Can Safely Reopen' And 'It's Less Likely For A Child To Get Infected In The School Setting' CDC DIRECTOR DR. ROCHELLE WALENSKY: "I also want to be clear that there is increasing … Continue Reading


02.12.21

Revelations Of Cuomo Cover-Up Shine New Spotlight On Senate Democrats

After A Top Aide To Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) Admitted They Withheld The True Number Of Nursing Home Deaths From COVID-19 In New York For Political Reasons, Senate Democrats Are Under Increased Scrutiny For Their Lockstep Refusal To Hold Albany Accountable A Top Cuomo Aide Admitted 'Withholding The State's Nursing Home Death Toll From COVID-19,' Raising 'New Questions As To Whether A March 25 Directive From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Administration Helped Spread Sickness And Death Among Residents'… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Let’s Go To The Vote-A-Rama Highlights

Here Are The Plays From Last Week's Marathon Voting Session That You Need To See Again SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate had a 14-hour voting marathon on amendments to the phony partisan budget that Democrats jammed through as a procedural step. We got Senators on the record on a host of questions that matter to American families. Sadly Democrats blocked our efforts to say that, at the very least, school districts where teachers have been vaccinated cert… Continue Reading


02.05.21

‘$1.9 Trillion Is A Lot Of Money’: Dems Ignore Economic Data In Rush To Spend Big

The Spending Plan Being Pushed By The Biden Administration And Democrats In Congress Does Not Take Into Account Improving Economic Indicators, Many States Raking In Higher Tax Revenues, Nor How Little Has Been Spent Of The $900 Billion Passed Just 6 Weeks Ago SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is no doubt that some families are still struggling. This isn't finished. But experts agree the remaining damage to our economy does not require another multi-trillion-dollar, non-… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Democrats Won’t Rule Out Packing The Supreme Court

Given An Opportunity To Disavow Their Track Record Of Flirting With Court Packing, Every Single Senate Democrat Voted Down An Amendment From Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Designed To Hinder Packing The Supreme Court SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): "Last year in certain fringe quarters of the Democratic Party it seemed popular to call for packing the Supreme Court, for expanding the number of justices on the court… Now, obviously all Republicans oppose such a radical idea. … So I offer a simpl… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Democrats Vote In Favor Of A Tax Break For The Wealthy

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sen. Grassley's (R-IA) Amendment To Prevent A Repeal Of The Cap On The State And Local Tax Deduction, Thereby Preserving Their Ability To Pass A Tax Cut For Wealthy Taxpayers In High-Tax States All 50 Senate Democrats voted to preserve their ability to eliminate the cap on the state and local tax deduction, which would be a boon for wealthy taxpayers. (S.Amdt.91, S.Con.Res.5, Roll Call Vote #29: Motion Rejected 49-51: D 0-48; R 49-1; I 0-2, 2/04/2021) A… Continue Reading


02.04.21

99 Senators Agree That Any New Stimulus Checks Must Be Targeted

Nearly All Senators Voted For Sen. Susan Collins' (R-ME) Amendment Declaring That Any New Stimulus Checks Should Be Targeted At Those Who Truly Need Them SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): "It is very unlikely that American households with family incomes of $300,000 have suffered significant financial harm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our amendment ensures that this much-needed financial relief gets in the pockets of the struggling families that need it most." (Sen. Collins, Press Release, 2/0… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Only 8 Democrats Vote Against Sending Stimulus Checks to Illegal Immigrants

A Majority Of Senators Voted For Sens. Young (R-IN) And Cotton's (R-AR) Amendment Prohibiting Economic Impact Payments From Going To People In The United States Illegally SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We'll be getting Senators on the record about whether taxpayers should fund checks for illegal immigrants …" (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 2/03/2021) SEN. TODD YOUNG (R-IN), Amendment Sponsor: "Economic Impact Payments were intended to provide a lifeline to America… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Democrats Side With Teachers’ Unions Against Students

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sens. Blunt (R-MO) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Deny Funding To School Districts That Still Won't Reopen Even After Teachers Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19 SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We'll be getting Senators on the record about … whether generous federal funding should pour into school districts where the unions refuse to let schools open." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 2/03/2021) SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): "The evidence i… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Republican Amendment Ensures No Tax Hikes on Small Businesses During Pandemic

All 100 Senators Voted For Sens. Rubio (R-FL) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Oppose Tax Increases On Small Businesses During The Pandemic, Which Would Rule Out A Radical Scheme Some Democrats Have Floated To Jam A Minimum Wage Increase Through Reconciliation As A Tax On Businesses SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It will not serve Americans to ram through a one-size-fits-all minimum wage hike that the CBO says would kill more than a million jobs for the most vulnerable work… Continue Reading

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