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12.21.20

Final Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill Lines Up Closely With Senate GOP’s July Bill

Democrats Blocked COVID Relief for Months, Holding Out For A Bloated Left-Wing Wish List, Yet Ended Up Embracing A Bill 'Exactly Within The Ballpark' Of The Senate Republican Proposal From July SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "As far back as July, and all autumn, Republicans have consistently supported a targeted package right in the ballpark of this total amount, with the same kinds of policies in the mix. The package that will shortly become law falls exactly within the ballp… Continue Reading


12.20.20

For Months Leader McConnell Called On Both Parties ‘To Pass Everything That We Can Agree To.’ Democrats Finally Listened

After Refusing To Compromise For Months, Democrats Finally Agreed To Leader McConnell's Call To Pass COVID Relief The Parties Already Agreed On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "From where I stand, from where Senate Republicans stand, there is no reason why this urgent package could not have been signed into law multiple months ago. "For months, Senate Republicans have consistently supported a targeted rescue package, under $1 trillion, focused on the same kinds of policies tha… Continue Reading


12.20.20

What Took So Long? Democrats Putting Politics Above COVID Relief

Democrats Refused To Make Law Where The Parties Agreed, Instead Insisting On An All-Or-Nothing Policy Until After The November Election SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "So why did it take all this time? We know why. We have heard Democrats say openly that they were not willing to deal all summer and fall, but are willing now, because they now have a President-elect of their own political party. That's not my accusation - that's their admission. So, look, I'm glad we've gotten thi… Continue Reading


12.09.20

Democrats’ Endless Objections, Deflections, And Rejections Have Delayed Further COVID Relief For Half A Year

Going Back To July, Democrats Have Rejected More Than 10 Republican Proposals To Get COVID Relief And Economic Assistance To Struggling Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have made one offer… after another… after another to try and make law on all the significant areas where nobody even disagrees. We have spent July, August, September, October, and November trying different ways to create common ground. But the Speaker of the House and the… Continue Reading


12.07.20

It’s Time To Make Law Where There’s Broad Bipartisan Agreement On COVID Relief

There Are 'Life-And-Death Issues' Confronting The Country And Both Democrats And Republicans Agree On Core Assistance Provisions, Which Congress Should Pass As Soon As Possible And Leave Other Concerns For Later SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, our colleague from Illinois, the Democratic Whip, gave an interview in which he named three examples of highly urgent matters that need to be addressed for our nation right now…. Extending unemployment insurance; helpi… Continue Reading


12.04.20

Pelosi Admits She Wasted Months Playing Politics On COVID Relief

In One Press Conference, Pelosi Contradicts Everything She's Said To Support Her Months Of Intransigence On Getting More Assistance To Americans Americans Have Waited Months For More COVID Relief While Speaker Pelosi Refused To Compromise, Yet Now She Says 'Don't Characterize What We Did Before As A Mistake' Because It 'Was Not A Mistake' Q: "Was the mistake not to accept half a loaf months ago, when you said, 'I'm not going to accept half a loaf,' but now-" HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA)… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Will Democrats Finally Let Congress Pass COVID Aid They Don’t Even Oppose?

After Speaker Pelosi And Sen. Schumer Spent Months Holding Bipartisan Agreements On Healthcare, Economic Assistance, And Education Funding Hostage To Far-Left Demands, Will They At Long Last Agree To 'Deliver Right Away On All The Subjects Where Everybody Agrees'? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Anyone who's heard me speak about coronavirus relief going back months has heard one central principle: Let's deliver right away on all the subjects where everybody agrees, and argue … Continue Reading


11.30.20

Democrats Increasingly Abandon Pelosi’s COVID Relief Hardline

Speaker Pelosi Is Increasingly Isolated In Her All-Or-Nothing Demands On COVID Relief As More And More Democrats Call For A Compromise And 'The Results Of The Election… Appear To Have Significantly Undercut Her Position' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is no reason why we should not deliver another major pandemic relief package to help the American people through what seems poised to be the last chapters of this battle… If Operation Warp Speed remains on th… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Democrats Blocking Important Federal Funding For Vaccine Distribution

Following Speaker Pelosi's Lead In Refusing Any New COVID Relief Unless Liberals Get Their Full 'Far-Left Ideological Wish List,' Senate Democrats Have Twice Blocked A Republican Proposal That Featured Tens Of Billions Of Dollars For COVID Vaccine Production And Distribution SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have spent months trying to get another bipartisan rescue package passed and signed into law for the American people. For months, our position has been c… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Dems Triple Down On Liberal Wishlist Demands

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, And Joe Biden All Are Pushing The Heroes Act, Speaker Pelosi's Unserious Legislation Stuffed With Left-Wing Priorities, Instead Of Focusing On Targeted, Necessary COVID Relief SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My Republican colleagues and I have stated over and over that we still want to pass more coronavirus relief for the American people. Senate Republicans have voted multiple times to send hundreds of billions of… Continue Reading


11.12.20

Pelosi And Schumer STILL Won’t Compromise On COVID Relief

Even After Falling Far Short Of Expectations In Last Week's Election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Immediately Reiterated That They Still Will Not Compromise To Get Targeted COVID Relief To Americans Speaker Pelosi: 'We Are At The Same Place Even More So' "Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday morning said the $3.4 trillion Heroes Act passed by House Democrats in May should be the 'starting po… Continue Reading


11.10.20

New Month, New Election, Same Intransigence From Speaker Pelosi

Despite The Beginnings Of An Economic Recovery And House Democrats Losing Ground In The Election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Still Refusing To Compromise On COVID Relief For Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, we learned the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9%, with more than 630,000 new jobs added just in October. Remember, in the springtime, many experts estimated we would still be saddled with double-digit joblessness through the end of this year. It t… Continue Reading


10.21.20

‘Senate Democrats Chose To Do Speaker Pelosi’s Political Dirty Work’

Yet Again, Senate Democrats Follow Speaker Pelosi's Nothing Is Better Than Something Lead, Blocking COVID Assistance For Health Providers, Families, Small Businesses, Schools, And Farmers SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us is neither Republicans' nor Democrats' idea of a perfect bill. I think we're all clear on that. But it would move us past Speaker Pelosi's all-or-nothing obstruction and deliver huge support, right now, for the most pressing needs of our… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Don’t Take Senate Democrats Seriously Or Literally

Last Week, Democrats Demanded The Senate Make A New COVID Relief Bill A Priority, Yet This Week They're Going To Again Block Hundreds Of Billions In Assistance For Families, Small Businesses, And Schools SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Mo… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Speaker Pelosi Decides Nothing Is Better Than Anything

Republicans Have Tried For Months To Compromise With Democrats, But Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Budge From Her All-Or-Nothing Demands On Coronavirus Relief SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago…. Three weeks ago, every single Senator cast a vote on pre-existing cond… Continue Reading


09.30.20

New Liberal Wishlist, Same As The Old Liberal Wishlist

Democrats' Insistence That Their Latest Proposal Is A 'Compromise' Is Belied By The Fact That The Same Unrelated Liberal Wishlist Items From Their First Bill Are Still In This Bill HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill …" (Speaker Pelosi, Press Release, 9/28/2020) SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Is this new bill everything that Democrats want? No. But it's an honest attempt to provide the relief… 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


09.10.20

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

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