The Leader Board

02.06.18

Economic Opportunity Zones: ‘A Huge Deal’

'A Plan To Help Distressed America' In The Recently-Passed Tax Reform Law SEN. TIM SCOTT: 'Opportunity Can Truly Be The Difference That Changes The Course Of One's Life' SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): "These are private sector dollars coming into distressed communities, where 50 million Americans live, that will provide long-term opportunities to transform communities and the people who live in there - everything from workforce investment to better education, to businesses being attracted into these… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Tax Reform: ‘Investments Will Create New Jobs’

Companies Announce New U.S. Manufacturing Plants And Billions In Investments That 'Will Create New Jobs' UPS 'Will Invest An Additional $7 Billion,' 'Our Investments Will Create New Jobs' "UPS today announced more than $12 billion in investments to expand the company's Smart Logistics Network and significantly increase pension funding …" (UPS, Press Release, 2/01/2018) "The company plans to raise future capital spending above its previously committed six-to-seven percent of annual … Continue Reading


01.31.18

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras Will ‘Make An Excellent Circuit Court Judge’

Justice David Stras Has A 'Reputation For Thoughtfulness, Fairness, And Intellectual Excellence' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "David Stras of Minnesota… currently serves as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Three of his former colleagues on that Court, now retired, praised him in an open letter last year for his sterling academic record, his considerable experience, and his ability to hear cases - quote - 'with objectivity and an open mind.' Their testimony only confirms … Continue Reading


01.30.18

Improving The Lives Of The American People

The Major Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. … Republicans have… Continue Reading


01.30.18

A Tale Of Two Kennedys

President John F. Kennedy vs. Grand-Nephew Rep. Joe Kennedy III On Taxes PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: 'A Tax Cut Means Higher Family Income And Higher Business Profits' PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: "The single most important fiscal weapon available to strengthen the national economy is the federal tax policy. The right kind of tax cut at the right time is the most effective measure that this Government could take to spur our economy forward. For the facts of the matter are that our present tax s… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Tax Reform Is Working For Kentucky

Sen. McConnell: 'Every Day, More Evidence Piles Up That Tax Reform Is Already Working For The American People' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, more evidence piles up that tax reform is already working for the American people. The headlines are full of major employers announcing worker pay raises, bonuses, and new investments. For example, Brown Forman - a global spirits company headquartered in Louisville that employs more than 1,000 Kentuckians - announced yesterday that tax reform wi… Continue Reading


01.24.18

The Longest S-CHIP Extension In History

'Parents Of The Almost 9 Million Children Who Receive Coverage Under The Federal Children's Health Insurance Program, Or CHIP, Can Breathe Easier' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…I'd particularly like to thank our Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Senator Hatch, for his powerful advocacy for the nine million children in low-income families who rely on the State Children's Health Insurance Program. ... I understand the six-year S-CHIP extension the Senate passed yesterday will be the long… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Tax Reform: ‘A Rising Tide Of Economic Optimism’

Tax Reform Bonuses Now Available In Ventis SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The rising tide of economic optimism I have been highlighting on the floor is not showing any signs of subsiding. Yesterday alone, three of the nation's largest companies announced major new investments in the U.S. economy and workforce. Each said their decisions were made possible by the improved business climate created by the landmark tax code overhaul that Congress passed last year. … And just this morning, Star… Continue Reading


01.23.18

For American Workers Tax Reform Continues To Deliver

For American Workers At Disney, JPMorgan, Verizon And Many Others The 'Good News About Last Month's Historic Tax Reform Law Continues To Pile Up' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the press was focused on the unfortunate lapse in government funding, the good news about last month's historic tax reform law continues to pile up. The number of Americans preparing to receive pay raises, special bonuses, and other benefits thanks to the historic tax cuts passed last month continues to grow. And th… Continue Reading


01.20.18

S-CHIP Regrets, They’ve Had A Few

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Thanks to the Democratic Leader's decision, along with my friend from Michigan, to filibuster an extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, low-income families will slip closer to losing health coverage for their kids. And in many states this is an emergency. There was a carefully crafted compromise that she and every Democrat on the committee supported. The Senate has not reviewed this new proposal. But if members are serious about funding CHIP, t… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Children’s Health Insurance: ‘Vital To Millions Of Children And Families’

Children's Hospitals, Pediatricians, And Health Professionals Warn That 'Congressional Inaction On CHIP Along With A Government Shutdown Is A Dangerous Combination For Families' Health Professionals Urge Congress To 'Pass CHIP This Week' CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION: "The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is vital to millions of children and families…. States are exhausting all available program funds and have announced plans to freeze enrollment and, in some cases, end… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Blocked

Democrats' 'Risky' Shut Down Strategy Opposed By Majority Of Americans, Impact Felt Across Country SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Day one of the Senate Democrats' government shutdown…. [L]ike the president, like the House, and like a bipartisan majority of Senators, the American people cannot begin to understand why the Senate Democratic Leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration…. Senate Democrats are s… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Far-Left Demands ‘Governmental Chaos’

And Sen. Schumer & Senate Democrats Deliver With A Government Shut Down SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This vote should be a 'no-brainer.' And it would be - except that the Democratic Leader has convinced his members to filibuster any funding bill that doesn't include legislation they are demanding for people who came to the United States illegally. What has been shoehorned into this discussion is an insistence that we deal with an illegal immigration issue. He's insisted that he won't suppo… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Governors ‘Urge Immediate Action On The Children’s Health Insurance Program’

Govs: 'We Believe Covering Children And Pregnant Women Without Disruption Is One Thing We Can All Agree On' GOVS: 'Give The Families Who Rely On CHIP The Peace Of Mind Of Knowing That Their Children Will Be Able To Get The Health Care They Need' GOV. TOM WOLF (D-PA): "The 178,000 children in PA that rely on CHIP for health care deserve better … We need a sustainable, long-term funding solution for this vital program …" (Gov. Wolf, @GovernorTomWolf, Twitter, 1/16/2018) GOV. W… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Dem Shutdown Would Have ‘A Terrible Impact’ On Our Military

Defense Secretary Mattis Warns A Government Shutdown Will 'Shut Down' Maintenance, 'Stop' Intelligence Operations, 'Stop' Reserves Training Q: "Secretary Mattis, one last question. Will a government shutdown have serious ramifications on military operations …?" … SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: "Yes … it's got a terrible impact." (Secretary Mattis, Press Conference, 1/19/2018) SECDEF MATTIS: In A Shut Down 'Over 50% Altogether Of My Civilian Workforce Will Be Furlough… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Government Shutdown ‘Tough’ For Military Bases, Communities

Workers In Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Washington, Colorado, Missouri And Elsewhere Worry 'If The Base Shuts Down, That Affects Everybody In This Area,' 'Will Have An Incredible Impact' THEN-SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL: "…what happened in 2013 when we had to stop training, stop flying, stop sailing, when we had a government shutdown for more than two weeks. We had to also furlough civilians. That was a tough time." ("Remarks By Secretary Hagel At A Troop Event At Whiteman Air Force Bas… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Dems ‘Do Not Oppose A Single Thing In This Bill’

Will Democrats Really 'Filibuster Government Funding And Shut Down Vital Programs For Americans'? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My friends on the other side of the aisle do not oppose a single thing in this bill. They know they can't possibly explain to our warfighters and veterans, to our seniors, to our opioid treatment centers, to the millions of vulnerable children and their families who depend on S-CHIP for coverage, or to all the Americans who rely on the federal government for critical s… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Tax Reform: More Than Two Million Workers Have Already Benefited

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Already, for weeks, we've seen special bonuses, pay increases, and other tax reform benefits delivered to workers across the nation. These immediate benefits are just the first fruits. Tax reform is also planting the seeds of long-term wage growth and job creation by making America a more attractive place for entrepreneurship and investment." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 1/17/2018) SEN. McCONNELL: "In fact, I am proud to announce that earlier today, I spoke wi… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Will They?

SEN. SCHUMER: 'We Could Say, "We're Shutting Down The Government… Until You Pass Immigration Reform." It Would Be Governmental Chaos' Dem Flashback: 'Holding Pieces Of Legislation Hostage … Is Wrong,' 'Just Ridiculous,' 'Really Bullying Behavior' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "…basically, it's sort of like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let's negotiate over the price of your house. You know, we could do the same thin… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Bipartisan Govs: ‘Reauthorize CHIP As Quickly As Possible’

8.9 Million Children Nationwide Covered by State Children's Health Insurance Program SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT), Finance Committee Chairman: "[T]he House bill would extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, which is the longest extension since the creation of the program…. I'll remind my colleagues that, this past September, the Finance Committee's Ranking Member, Senator Wyden, and I introduced a long-term, bipartisan CHIP extension bill that was overwhelm… Continue Reading

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