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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


01.03.18

‘This Is Actually Happening’

Millions In Bonuses For More Than 500,000 American Workers Have Already Been Announced Across America: Bonuses, Raises, Increased 401(K) Contributions & Improved Benefits 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… Continue Reading


12.22.17

Draining the Regulatory Swamp

'The Most Far-Reaching Regulatory Reform [Effort] In American History' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): Under President Obama "the problem was America was underperforming -- not a single year of 3 percent growth during the Obama years. We attributed that to excessive regulation and a failure to address the tax code. This administration, working with us, through the Congressional Review Act, repealed 15 of the Obama-era regulations and, by the appointments that they made, all confirmed by the Senate… Continue Reading


12.22.17

Real Reform For American Veterans

Significant Bipartisan Victories This Year On Behalf Of Our Nation's Veterans SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under the last Administration, we learned of a shocking scandal that spread through Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. Our veterans deserved far better. Ever since, Congress has continued to work on a number of initiatives that are designed to bring more justice to veterans and bring more reform to the VA. Senator Isakson, the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has be… Continue Reading


12.21.17

On Judges: ‘A Year Of Extraordinary Accomplishment’

'Gorsuch's Confirmation … A Marquee Accomplishment For President Trump' "The U.S. Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court… Gorsuch's confirmation is a marquee accomplishment for President Trump and his young administration…" ("Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court," Washington Post, 4/7/2017) The Senate Has Confirmed An Historic 12 Circuit Court Judges This Year - The Most In A President's 1st Year In Office Since The Creation Of Cir… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Senate Democrats: Penalizing Poor Students

'The Junior Senator From Vermont And His Allies Have Chosen To Make It Harder For Low-Income Students To Earn A College Degree' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The junior Senator from Vermont and his allies have chosen to make it harder for low-income students to earn a college degree. This is especially hypocritical coming from the man who claims to support free college for all. I'm at a loss for words. I don't understand how they can claim to fight for students in one moment, and then make it h… Continue Reading


12.21.17

‘Bonuses To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers After Tax Bill’

AT&T, Comcast, Fifth-Third Bank, Wells Fargo, & Boeing Immediately Announce Plans To Raise Wages & Benefits For Their Workers "AT&T, Comcast giving $1,000 bonuses to hundreds of thousands of workers after tax bill" ("AT&T, Comcast Giving $1,000 Bonuses To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers After Tax Bill," CNBC, 12/20/2017) COMCAST: "Based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC's action on broadband, Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast NBCUniversal, announced th… Continue Reading


12.20.17

‘Undeniable Math’

'Most People Are Going To Pay Less' In Federal Income Taxes TAX EXPERTS: 'Most People Are Going To Pay Less' "…the undeniable math is that most people are going to pay less." ("The Daily 202: The Tax Bill Is Likely To Become More Popular After Passage. Here's How Republicans Plan To Sell It.," The Washington Post, 12/20/2017) JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION Non-Partisan TAX FOUNDATION: 'We've Run The Taxes Of Eight Example Households… Our Results Indicate A Reduction In Ta… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Tax Reform To Repeal The Individual Mandate Tax

Individual Mandate Repeal 'A Tax Cut For Low-Income Americans' "The tax bill would repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate, a major accomplishment for Republicans in chipping away at the health-care law." ("Week Ahead: GOP Poised To Repeal Obamacare Mandate," The Hill, 12/18/2017) "The tax bill that looks like it's about to become law would strike a blow to a fundamental part of Obamacare. … The bill would repeal the individual mandate, the provision in the ACA that requires individuals t… Continue Reading


12.19.17

ANWR: ‘This Year Is Different’

SEN. MURKOWSKI: 'The Economic Benefits Will Be Substantial, Our National Security Will Be Strengthened' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is one more element of this bill that deserves special attention. It provides the nation, and particularly the people of Alaska, with a tremendous opportunity to develop the state's bountiful natural resources. In 1980, Congress set aside a particular non-wilderness area within Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge for potential development of its oil and gas r… Continue Reading


12.18.17

A ‘Massive Victory’ For The American People

Sen. Enzi: 'This Is Legislation Designed To Help People At Every Level' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "This is going to be one of the great gifts to the middle-income people of this country that they've ever gotten for Christmas." ("With Their Tax Bill, Republicans Prepare For A Long-Awaited Win," CNN, 12/28/2017) 'The Kind Of Herculean Lift Many Doubted Congress Could Pull Off' "Republicans are on the brink of passing a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, and at this point, it looks like nothing can sto… Continue Reading


12.15.17

A Clear And Present Danger

SEN. MCCAIN: 'The Lack Of Stable, Sufficient, And Predictable Funding Has Had A Devastating Impact On Our Armed Forces' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our nation faces myriad threats from around the globe, and it is the Senate's responsibility to provide the service chiefs with the resources to train and equip our warfighters-and provide them with the resources they need to keep us safe. The diverse challenges posed by Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, ISIL, al-Qaeda, and its affiliates span the… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Historic

The Senate Has Confirmed An Historic 12 Circuit Court Judges This Year - The Most In A President's 1st Year In Office Since The Creation Of Circuit Courts In 1891 SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, the Senate will continue another historic week confirming more of President Trump's impressive judicial nominees to the federal bench. … Under Chairman Grassley's leadership, the Senate Judiciary Committee has done outstanding work to move these judicial nominees to the floor." (Sen. McConne… Continue Reading

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