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01.25.23

Schumer’s Hypocritical Debt Limit History

In 2017, Sen. Chuck Schumer Talked About Using The Debt Limit 'As Leverage,' In Stark Contrast To His Categorical Assertions Today That 'Using It As A Bargaining Chip' 'Should Be Off The Table' SEN. 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) In 2017, Schumer Bragged About Democrats U… Continue Reading


01.24.23

Record Numbers Of Encounters At The Southern Border Show The Biden Administration’s Ongoing Failure To Tackle The Crisis

As Customs And Border Protection Announces Yet Another Record Month Of Illegal Border Crossings On The Southwest U.S. Border, Cities Where Migrants Arrive Are Reaching The Breaking Point, And Americans Are Fed Up SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Biden Administration has spent two years turning its back on the proven tools and policies that Republicans used to strengthen our southern border. Two years of a functionally open-borders policy from Washington Democrats. And tw… Continue Reading


01.12.23

Inflation Remains ‘Well Above Normal Levels’ Because Of Biden’s Economic Policies

Since Joe Biden Took Office, Prices Have Increased 13.5% And Monthly Year-Over-Year Inflation Remains Far Above What Is Normal, A Situation Economists Agree Was Made Worse By The Reckless Spending Sprees Passed By Biden And Democrats December marked the TWENTIETH consecutive month in which inflation rose at least 5 percent year-over-year. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/12/2023) Prior to 2021, year-over-year monthly inflation had not been as high as it was in December 2022 since 19… Continue Reading


12.21.22

Because Of Leader McConnell And A Majority Of The Senate Preserving The Filibuster, Partisan Democrat Priorities Were Kept Out Of The Appropriations Bill

A Bipartisan Majority Of The Senate Agreed With The Reasoning Of Leader McConnell And Others About The Fundamental Importance Of The 60-Vote Threshold To The Senate And Its Continued Presence Has Shaped Another Major Piece Of Legislation, Forcing The Majority Party To Negotiate With The Minority Party Leader McConnell: 'The Filibuster Is About More Than What Gets Blocked; It Shapes Almost Everything The Senate Does Pass' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The filibuster is … Continue Reading


12.20.22

Senate Republicans Secured ‘Robust Defense Spending’ At The Expense Of Democrats’ Liberal Spending

Senior Democrats Are Upset That The Appropriations Legislation Grows Defense Spending At The Expense Of Liberal Domestic Programs Yet This Funding Is Essential To Sustaining American Forces And Equipping Them To Confront Threats From Russia, China, And Others SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Biden's proposal for fiscal year 2023 was a massive, real-dollar increase for liberal domestic spending and a significant real-dollar cut for the national defense. Thanks to ti… Continue Reading


12.20.22

The Government Funding Agreement Conforms To The Conservative Policy Guidelines Leader McConnell Has Defined For Months

This Year, Leader McConnell Clearly Laid Out Conservative Policy Markers That Would Have To Be Met In Any Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement And The Appropriations Legislation Released Today Conforms To Those Policies SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bipartisan government funding bill that Senators Shelby and Leahy have finished negotiating does exactly the opposite of what the Biden Administration first proposed. This bill provides a substantial real-dollar increas… Continue Reading


12.15.22

NDAA Features Crucial Programs And Force Modernization Needed To Confront The Challenge Posed By China

The Department Of Defense Recently Warned That China 'Has Mobilized Vast Resources In Support Of Its Defense Modernization' And The FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act Is A Critical 'Step Toward The Investments, Modernization, And Stronger Strategies That' The U.S. Military Needs In Order To 'Compete And Win' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today I want to focus on what most Senators agree is the single greatest medium-term and long-term national security challenge t… Continue Reading


12.13.22

Biden’s Policies Mean Christmas Comes At A Higher Cost For Americans Plagued By Nearly 2 Years Of High Inflation

November's Inflation Report Marks 12 Straight Months Of Year-Over-Year Inflation Of At Least 7%, Numbers That 'Are Way Too High For A Healthy Economy,' Resulting In 'Severe Financial Pressures For Most U.S. Households' And Higher Prices For Gifts, Food, And Decorations During The Holidays Inflation Has Remained Far Above Normal For Close To Two Years November marked the NINETEENTH consecutive month in which inflation rose at least 5 percent year-over-year. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Acc… Continue Reading


12.08.22

This Year’s NDAA Includes Essential Boosts To Munitions, Modernization, And Deterrence Against Hostile Powers

The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act 'Tees Up A Significant And Badly-Needed Increase In Defense Funding' While Working 'To Protect Our Country From Threats Like China And Russia And Give Our Troops What They Need To Complete Their Mission' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he Senate and House Armed Services Committees released a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. ... We have got to take our national defense, military modernization, a… Continue Reading


12.06.22

Democrats Holding Critical NDAA Hostage For Unrelated Partisan Policies

'The National Defense Authorization Act Is The Most Important Bill We Pass Every Year,' But Democrat Leaders In Congress Are Holding This Year's Bill Hostage To Partisan Priorities That Are Unrelated To American Security SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republicans spent months urging the Democratic majority not to neglect this year's National Defense Authorization Act; not to leave our Armed Forces to the last minute. Five months ago, I called on our colleagues to process t… Continue Reading


11.30.22

With Violent Crime Still Plaguing Americans, Democrats Can’t Stop Talking About Defunding Police

Even As Violent Crime Continued Afflicting American Communities Over The Thanksgiving Weekend, One Prominent Senate Democrat Is Floating Defunding Law Enforcement Agencies SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "A few days ago, the Washington Post published a major report on the explosion of violent crime that has shattered communities across America. This terrible trend is familiar to many of us by now, but the tragic human stories are still shocking…. The national media ma… Continue Reading


11.10.22

Biden Vows To Change ‘Nothing’ As His Inflationary Economic Policies Squeeze Family Budgets

As Americans Suffer From An Eleventh Straight Month Of 7% Year-Over-Year Or Higher Inflation, A Nearly 14% Increase Since January 2021, Joe Biden Insists His 'Economic Plan Is Showing Results' And Vows He'll Change 'Nothing' About His Policies SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member: "This Administration's reckless spending has caused eleven consecutive months of inflation above 7%. Taxpayers are getting throttled by high grocery prices, high energy prices, and now hi… Continue Reading


10.31.22

Biden Keeps Blaming Everyone Else For The High Energy Prices His Own Policies Created

President Biden Has Spent Over A Year Blaming Anyone He Can Think Of For High Gas And Energy Prices But Refuses To Change His Administration's Energy Policies That Have Driven Prices Up November 2021 BLOOMBERG NEWS: "Biden's Remedy for High Gasoline Prices: Blame Oil Companies" ("Biden's Remedy for High Gasoline Prices: Blame Oil Companies," Bloomberg News, 11/18/2021) April 2022 BLOOMBERG NEWS: "Biden Blames Putin for Gasoline Prices, Touts Higher-Ethanol Plan" ("Biden Blames Putin for… Continue Reading


10.24.22

Democrats Failed Students, ‘Devastating’ New Test Results Show

Democrats At All Levels Of Government Refused To Quickly Reopen Schools That Were Shut At The Beginning Of The Pandemic, Siding With Teachers' Unions Over Students, And This Year Studies And Test Results Show This Was A Disaster For America's Children Nationwide Test Scores Show 'Historic Learning Setbacks For America's Children' Over The Course Of The Pandemic "The COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America's children, erasing decades … Continue Reading


10.19.22

As Americans Face The ‘Costliest Winter In Decades’ They’ll Know Democrats’ Energy Policies Are To Blame

The Biden Administration Has Spent Nearly Two Years Strangling Affordable American Energy Production And Infrastructure, Leaving Families Facing Huge Double-Digit Increases In Prices For Almost Every Fuel They Use To Heat Their Homes SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Families across America have felt the brunt of this all-Democratic government's failed energy policies…. American families and small businesses know their electricity bills skyrocketed this spring and summer.… Continue Reading


10.17.22

The Biden White House Is Living In An Economic Fantasy

Between Insisting 'Our Economy Is Strong As Hell' In The Face Of The Worst Inflation In 40 Years And A Looming Recession, Boasting About Gas Prices As Energy Costs Continue To Soar, And Gaslighting About Whose Policies Fueled Inflation, Joe Biden's White House Is Completely Out Of Touch With Most Americans' Everyday Economic Reality Joe Biden And His White House Could Not Possibly Be More Out Of Touch On The Economy "Asked to explain, Biden … replied, 'Our economy is strong as… Continue Reading


10.13.22

American Families Find No Relief From Biden’s Persistent Inflation

The September Inflation Report Shows 'Prices Continue To Surge, A Sign That Persistent Cost Increases Are Becoming Entrenched,' 'Intensifying Pressure On Households, Wiping Out Pay Gains,' And 'Causing Hardships For Many And Deepening Pessimism About The Economy' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member: "At 8.2 percent, inflation continues to hammer American families and eat away at their paychecks. Consumer price inflation has been above eight percent for seven conse… Continue Reading


10.12.22

Democrats Angriest At Saudis Have Voted Over And Over To Choke U.S. Oil Production

Senate Democrats Who Are Now Raging The Loudest At OPEC Cuts To Oil Production Have Voted Repeatedly Over The Last Two Years To Make Energy More Expensive For Americans Senate Democrats Are Venting Their Rage At OPEC And Saudi Arabia For Cutting Oil Production SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): "This simple yet urgent measure would halt U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia … Saudis must reverse their oil supply cuts, which aid & abet Russia's savage criminal invasion, endanger the worl… Continue Reading


10.06.22

Humiliated By OPEC, Biden Crawls To Venezuela For Oil, But Still Won’t Unleash American Energy Production

Obsessed With Far-Left Green New Deal Ideology, President Biden And His Administration Will Repeatedly Beg Bad Actors Overseas For Oil, But Still Refuse To End Their Attacks On U.S. Oil And Gas Production, Leaving American Families To Pay The Price SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Families across America have felt the brunt of this all-Democratic government's failed energy policies…. Here's what working families in Kentucky know: That a gallon of gas costs over a full… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Americans Are Paying For Biden’s Failed Energy Policies

Americans Already Paying More To Fill Up Their Cars, Heat Their Homes, And Keep Their Lights On Are Likely To Pay Even More For Those Things This Winter, As Families Continue To Suffer The Consequences Of President Biden's Failed Energy Policies SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Families across America have felt the brunt of this all-Democratic government's failed energy policies…. Here's what working families in Kentucky know: That a gallon of gas costs over a full do… Continue Reading

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