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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 This administration, working with us, through the Congressional Review Act, repealed 15 of the Obama-era regulations and, by the appointments that they made, all confirmed by the Senate… Continue Reading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


12.14.17

‘Judicial Appointments Are The Sleeper Story That Matters’

CIRCUIT COURTS: 'A Dozen Trump Appointees… In His First Year In The White House' "Judicial appointments are the sleeper story that matters: Tax reform and the end of year spending deal will consume all of Washington's oxygen until the end of the year. But quietly, a potentially far more important, though far less sexy story is unfolding." ("Judicial Appointments Are The Sleeper Story That Matters," Axios, 11/19/2017) 'Senate Republicans Close In On Record For Judicial Confirmations' … Continue Reading


12.14.17

Jim Ho ‘Has A Fidelity To The Rule Of Law That We Should All Want In A Federal Judge’

Will Be The 12th Nominee To A Circuit Court To Be Confirmed By The Senate This Year TEXAS SENATORS: Jim Ho A Star 'In The Texas Legal Firmament' SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "Jim Ho and Justice Don Willett have proven their sharp legal expertise and fidelity to the law throughout their distinguished careers in Texas… I was proud to join Senator Cruz in recommending both Texans to fill the vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and together we'll fight for their swif… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Tax Reform ‘On The Cusp Of A Historic Moment’

PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'We're Very, Very Close To A Historic Legislative Victory' REP. BRADY: 'We're Coming Together As A Conference Committee With One Singular Mission In Mind - Finalizing The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, And Delivering Transformational Tax Reform' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "…I want to thank the incredible members of the House and the Senate, who have been working so hard. We're very, very close to a historic legislative victory, the likes of which rarely has this country seen. I think I… Continue Reading


12.12.17

‘China Fears The Tax Changes Could Make The U.S. A More Attractive Place To Do Business’

'In The Beijing Leadership Compound Of Zhongnanhai, Officials Are Putting In Place A Contingency Plan To Combat Consequences For China Of U.S. Tax Changes…' 'Beijing Fears The Tax Changes Could Make The U.S. A More Attractive Place To Do Business' "Beijing fears the tax changes could make the U.S. a more attractive place to do business and, combined with expected higher U.S. interest rates, sap investment from China." ("U.S. Tax Plan Draws Attacks Abroad…" The Wall Street Journ… Continue Reading


12.12.17

Justice Willett A Man Of ‘Deep Intellect And Principle’

Will Be The 11th Nominee To A Circuit Court To Be Considered By The Full Senate This Year SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett … respects the rule of law and our foundational legal principles, and he will be a strong addition to the Fifth Circuit." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/12/2017) "Justice Willett is a Texas native and grew up in Kaufman County. He is the adopted son of parents who did not graduate from high school, and is the first college … Continue Reading


12.12.17

Manufacturers Bullish On Tax Reform

'Manufacturers Are Saying Loudly And Clearly That More Jobs, Better Pay And Manufacturing Growth Are On The Horizon' "The National Association of Manufacturers said Monday its latest quarterly CEO survey reflects historically high optimism on expectations for the passage of tax reform in Washington. The trade group said CEO optimism - hitting a high mark in 20 years of the survey - should send a message to legislators that failure to enact the bill would be a blow to American business." ("Man… Continue Reading


12.11.17

Steve Grasz A Man Of ‘Integrity, Humility, And Decency’

The 10th Nominee To A Circuit Court To Be Considered By The Full Senate This Year SEN. DEB FISCHER (R-NE): "After extensive consultation, it was clear Steve Grasz was the only candidate Senator Sasse and I wanted to recommend to President Trump for this judgeship." (U.S. Senate, Judiciary Committee, Hearing, 11/1/2017) SEN. BEN SASSE (R-NE): "Steve bleeds Husker red but knows that a judge must clothe themselves in the black robes of impartiality." (U.S. Senate, Judiciary Committee, Hearing, 11… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Ready To Finalize Tax Reform Legislation

Senate Conference Committee Members Work To 'Send A Final Bill To The President's Desk' And 'Provide Relief To Families And Small Businesses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, Senators answered the calls of our constituents by voting to overhaul our complex and outdated federal tax code. We seized the opportunity to spur economic growth, to help create jobs right here at home, and to take more money out of Washington's pocket and put more money into the pockets of hardw… Continue Reading

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