The Leader Board

09.22.20

Schumer’s Shameless Hypocrisy

SEN. SCHUMER: 'There Is No Reason-No Reason, No Argument, No Logic-To Justify Flipping Your Position 180 Degrees And Calling It Some Kind Of Principle' SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "[T]hey know there is no reason-no reason, no argument, no logic-to justify flipping your position 180 degrees and calling it some kind of principle. It is not. It is utterly craven …" (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020) SCHUMER TODAY: 'Leader McConnell And The Republican Senate Majority H… Continue Reading


09.21.20

History Is Clear: Senate Control Has Overwhelmingly Determined The Fate Of Election-Year Supreme Court Nominations

LEADER McCONNELL: 'The Historical Precedent Is Overwhelming And It Runs In One Direction' 15 TIMES: In U.S. history, a Supreme Court vacancy arose in a presidential election year and the President nominated someone that year. 8 TIMES: Voters had chosen a Senate majority of the same party as the President. 7 of those 8 nominations were confirmed. The only such nominee who was not confirmed faced bipartisan opposition over serious questions of judicial ethics and personal finances. Apar… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Democrats Were Clear: ‘We Need Nine’

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): 'Every Day That Goes By Without A Ninth Justice Is Another Day The American People's Business Is Not Getting Done' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: 'The Court Needs Nine Justices To Function Properly' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The Supreme Court handles 'the people's business,' as President Reagan put it. Every day that goes by without a ninth justice is another day the American people's business is not getting done." (Sen. Sch… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Get The Facts: What Leader McConnell Actually Said In 2016

Leader McConnell Consistently Explained That A Senate Controlled By The Party Opposite That Of The President Hasn't Filled A Supreme Court Vacancy In A Presidential Election Year For Over A Century February 22, 2016 Very first Senate floor remarks following the death of Justice Scalia: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Of course it's within the president's authority to nominate a successor even in this very rare circumstance - remember that the Senate has not filled a vacancy ari… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Dems’ Partisan Approach To Election Security Undermines Our Bipartisan Progress

Thanks To Important Work By The Senate, The Trump Administration, The Intelligence Community, And Local Officials, Our Elections Are Safer Than They Were In 2016, When The Obama Administration Fell Down On The Job, But Prominent Democrats Refuse To Acknowledge That, Choosing Instead To Sow Division And Fear For Partisan Purposes "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by downplaying … Continue Reading


09.16.20

House Democrats Rebel Against Pelosi’s All-Or-Nothing COVID Relief Demands

'Increasing Numbers Of Rank-And-File Democrats Are Beginning To Question' Speaker Pelosi's My-Way-Or-The-Highway Approach To COVID Relief, Saying Americans 'Cannot Wait Until 2021 For Action,' Even As Pelosi Doubles Down On Refusing To Offer Any Serious Compromise SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. We proposed another package wi… Continue Reading


09.15.20

House Democrats Revolt From Pelosi’s Failed Leadership On COVID Relief

More And More House Democrats Are Expressing Their Frustration With Speaker Pelosi's Failure To Compromise On COVID-19 Relief, With Some Even Introducing Their Own Legislation "In the meantime, millions of jobless Americans are beginning to exhaust traditional unemployment aid that has kept them afloat and stimulated the economy, and many small businesses, including restaurants, have been left to contend with a steep drop in revenue and coming cold weather on their own." ("Amid Stimulus Impasse… Continue Reading


09.14.20

House Democrats ‘Growing Increasingly Alarmed’ With Pelosi’s Strategy

After Senate Democrats Blocked Republicans' Targeted COVID Relief Proposal, House Democrats Are 'Restive' And 'Increasingly Alarmed,' Urging Speaker Pelosi 'To Show More Progress In Helping Struggling Families And Businesses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. We want to get hundreds of billions more dolla… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Democrats Block COVID Relief Efforts Again

'Essentially What They're Saying Is That We Would Rather Have Zero--Zero Dollars For The American People Than' Advance Things Both Parties Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer… Continue Reading


09.10.20

As Schools Reopen, Schumer Plans To Block $105 Billion In New Education Funding

Democratic Leaders' Obstruction Has Meant That, As Schools Struggle To Reopen, They Face New Costs And Difficulties Without A New Infusion Of Federal Assistance SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Senate To Vote On Targeted COVID Relief

Though Democratic Leaders Have Rejected Every Attempt So Far To Compromise On Crucial COVID-19 Assistance For Americans, Senate Republicans Are Offering 'A New Targeted Proposal, Focused On Some Of The Very Most Urgent Healthcare, Education, And Economic Issues,' So Congress Can Vote On What Members Already Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more bipartisan relief to the American people. In July, we proposed anot… Continue Reading


08.13.20

House Dem: Schumer And Pelosi Give ‘A Middle Finger To The American People’

As Some House Democrats Declare Themselves 'Angry' And 'Frustrated,' Democratic Leaders Still Won't Negotiate Seriously, Refusing To Back Off Their 'Absurd Demands,' While They Throw Numbers Around That Even They Acknowledge Don't Represent Real Concessions SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people…. Unfortunately, the Democrats have continued to let working families d… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Pelosi And Schumer Negotiate Against Each Other

Democratic Leaders Contradict Each Other On Whether They're Willing To Compromise At All And Shut Down Rank-And-File Democrats Open To Compromise On Other Provisions Sen. Schumer Claims Democrats Have Made A 'Difficult Compromise' Offer, But Speaker Pelosi Insists That Democrats Aren't Actually Dropping Any Of Their Demands, They're Just Offering To Shift Dates Around SCHUMER: 'It Was Difficult For Us To Offer That Compromise' SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "So, like in any… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Schumer And Pelosi’s Intransigence Allowed ‘Crucial’ PPP Lifeline To Lapse

Democrats Demanding Everything Or Nothing In Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Has Resulted In The Expiration Of The Successful PPP Small Business Loan Program, Just As Small Businesses Are Again Running Out Of Money SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress should be strengthening the PPP. Instead, the Democrats have put it in jeopardy. This [past] Saturday, August 8, [was] the official deadline for anyone who hasn't yet gotten a loan to apply. The door close[d Saturday] and m… Continue Reading


08.05.20

States, Schools, And Employers Agree Liability Protections Are Necessary For Reopening

State Officials, Schools And Universities, And Business Groups Are All Calling For 'Common Sense Civil Liability Protections' In Order For America To Reopen Safely And Prevent 'A Growing Wave Of Lawsuits' Against Organizations That Faithfully Followed Health Guidelines SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's about hospitals and doctors and nurses and teachers and universities and colleges and K-12. This is not just liability protection for businesses. They're included along with… Continue Reading


08.03.20

Pelosi And Hoyer At Odds Over Boosted Federal Unemployment Insurance Payments

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Agrees With Republicans, Economists, And Most Americans That We Should Not Pay People More For Not Working Than They Made On The Job, Yet Speaker Pelosi Uses Her Sunday Show Appearance To Throw Him Under The Bus Speaker Pelosi Dismisses Majority Leader Hoyer Agreeing With Republicans That There's 'Legitimate Concern That People Are Making More On Unemployment With The $600 Additional' And His Claim That 'It's Not $600 Or Bust' ABC's MARTHA RADDATZ: "House M… Continue Reading


07.30.20

States Have Spent Less Than A Quarter Of Their CARES Act Funds

Democrats In Congress Are Insisting On Nearly $1 Trillion In More Funding For States, But State Governments Have Spent Less Than One Fourth Of Money They Already Received For Pandemic Expenses, And Local Governments Have Seen Only A Fraction Of That SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Congressional Democrats] won't engage when the Administration tries to discuss our comprehensive plan. They won't engage when the Administration floats a narrower proposal. They basically won't eng… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Healthcare, Economic Assistance, Liability, And Schools

The HEALS Act Is Designed To Get More Help To Americans, Boost Our Health Providers And Medical Researchers, And Assist Small Businesses And Schools So They Can Reopen Safely SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back t… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senate Republicans Introduce The HEALS Act

As They Did With The CARES Act In March, Senate Republicans Are Leading On The Next Response To The Coronavirus With 'A Tailored And Targeted Draft' Focused On 'Getting Kids Back In School, Getting Workers Back To Work, And Winning The Healthcare Fight Against The Virus' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. The American people need more help. They need it to be comprehensive. And they need it to be carefully tailored… Continue Reading


07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading

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