The Leader Board

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


01.17.18

Act Now On Children’s Health Insurance Program

Dems Rhetoric: 'Stop Playing Political Football With The Health Care Of Our Children,' 'Children's Lives At Risk' FLASHBACK: All Senate Finance Committee Democrats Voted For A 5 Year S-CHIP Extension In October: "The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote its bipartisan bill to renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. … The bill (S 1827) by Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Wyden would renew funding for the program for five years…" ("Pan… Continue Reading


01.16.18

‘That’s Wrong’

Sen. Feinstein: 'The Last Thing We Need Is For The Government To Shut Down' FLASHBACK: 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 thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, 'we're shutting down the government, we're not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigratio… Continue Reading


01.11.18

Tax Reform: Benefits Aplenty For Workers

Walmart Becomes The Latest Major American Company To Announce Worker Benefits Due To Tax Reform Changes Due To Tax Reform Will 'Benefit More Than 1 Million U.S. Hourly Workers' At Walmart WALMART: "Today, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates wi… Continue Reading


01.10.18

Tax Reform: Lower Utility Rates

'Regulators From Montana To Kentucky Have Ordered Utilities To Act Now To Ensure Ratepayers Share In The Windfall From The Tax Bill' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "All around the country, utility companies that will benefit from our new tax cuts are already discussing plans to pass their savings on to consumers. Major power companies in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are already proposing plans to give their customers tens of millions of dollars in relief by lowering the rates they charge… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Tax Reform: Americans Already Seeing Benefits

1,000,000 Plus American Workers And Counting Receiving Bonuses & Wage Hikes Major Companies In Multiple Industries Have Announced Bonuses And Wage Hikes For American Workers WELLS FARGO: With 250,000 plus employees "Wells Fargo, meanwhile, also said it would be boosting its minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. The bank alsopo said it would target $400 million in donations to community and nonprofit organizations next year." ("Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp Unveil Minimum Wage Hikes… Continue Reading


01.09.18

The World Remains Dangerous

The Need To Provide Our Military With Adequate, Predictable Funding To Meet Multiple Security Threats Is Clear SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "In a recent letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Mattis explained, 'BCA-level funding reverses the gains we have made in readiness, and undermines our efforts to increase lethality and grow the force. Without relief from the BCA caps, our air, land, and sea fleets will continue to erode. BCA caps obstruct our path to modernization, and cont… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Tax Reform: More Money In Your Pocket

Growing List Of Growing List Of Employees Receiving Bonuses & Wage Hikes AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP & SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: "No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc … and peer Southwest Airlines Co … on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill." ("American Airlines, Southwest Employees To Get Bonus After Tax Reform," Reuters, 1/2/2018) "American Airlines will distribute the bonus to each team member… The… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Debt of Honor

SEN. McCONNELL: 'We Need… A Funding Agreement That Gives Our Men And Women In Uniform The Tools And Training They Need' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Since fiscal year 2013, defense cuts have outpaced domestic spending cuts by $85 billion. To fix this, we need to set aside the arbitrary notion that new defense spending be matched equally by new non-defense spending. There is no reason why funding for our national security and our servicemembers should be limited by an arbitrary political… Continue Reading

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