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09.20.17

Tax Reform: Ending America’s ‘Competitive Disadvantage’

Allowing Job Creators 'To Reinvest, Expand, Create New Jobs, And Increase Wages' 'That Means Real Benefits For Middle Income Families' 'The Key Here Is To Incentivize New Investment, To Increase Productivity, Which Ultimately Makes Everyone Better Off In The Long Run' SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "Our chief goals, particularly in business tax reform, are to increase economic growth, create new jobs, grow wages for the employees of both large and small businesses, expan… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Unwinding Obamacare

'Sending The Money And The Power Out Of Washington Back To Where You Live' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Graham / Cassidy] would repeal the pillars of Obamacare and replace that failed law's failed approach with a new one: taking decision-making power out of Washington, allowing states and governors to actually experiment with better ideas. Republican governors could do what's best for their states on health care. Democratic governors could pursue the approaches that suit their constituents be… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Tax Reform: ‘Focused Squarely On Helping The Middle Class’

Tax Relief Means 'Means Quality Jobs, Higher Wages, And Growth In Our Communities' SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "[W]e are focused squarely on helping the middle class, and recent proposals to reform the individual tax system reflect that… Tax reform, if it's done right, can … provide much-needed relief and opportunity for millions of middle-class families. That, once again, is our goal in tax reform - it is, in fact, a driving force behind our efforts. "… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Tax Reform ‘Imperative’

Taxpayer Advocate: 'Simplify The Internal Revenue Code Now' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's been more than 30 years since we last passed comprehensive tax reform legislation, and since then, the international economy has only grown more competitive. That's why it's imperative that we do what we can to modernize our tax structure as we also better-prepare America's workforce for the many challenges and the global competition that face us in today's economy." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/… Continue Reading


09.13.17

The Sanders 'Litmus Test'

Left Demands 'Actual Government Takeover Of Health Care' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "As ObamaCare continues to collapse, options for quality, affordable health care move further out of reach for many Americans. This week, Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and other Senate Democrats plan to offer their solution: a complete Washington takeover of America's health care system. A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of their own 'single-payer' legis… Continue Reading


09.11.17

NDAA: ‘Rebuilding Our Military’

Defense 'Legislation Begins To Address The Readiness Shortfall, Crisis In Modernization, And Eroding Military Advantage By Recapitalizing And Reinvesting In Our Forces' SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "The NDAA starts the process of rebuilding our military after six years of devastating cuts to our defense budget. By supporting $640 billion for defense, this legislation begins to address the readiness shortfall, crisis in modernization, and eroding military advantag… Continue Reading


09.06.17

'Time Has Come To Fix The Federal Tax Code’

Tax Reform That's 'Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker And Pro-American' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Today, the hopes and dreams of American workers and their families remain a top priority for my administration. That is why we are launching efforts to reduce the crushing tax burden that is harming our companies and our workers. Our self-destructive tax code costs Americans millions of jobs, trillions of dollars and billions of hours spent on compliance and paperwork. To fix this, we have made the foundatio… Continue Reading


08.31.17

‘Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker’ Tax Reform

Sen. McConnell: 'We Are In Agreement That Any Reform Needs To Keep American Families At The Heart Of Our Plan' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "… the foundation of our job creation agenda is to fundamentally reform our tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. I want to work with Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, on a plan that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker -- and pro-American…. If we want to renew our prosperity, and to restore opportunity, then we must reduce the tax… Continue Reading


08.09.17

Jessie’s Law: ‘Another Important Step Forward’ To Fight Opioid Abuse

'Opioid Overdoses Have Skyrocketed In Recent Years … [A]nd There Are Signs That The Epidemic Isn't Abating' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate took another important step forward … in combating the opioid epidemic that is devastating families and communities across the country. Jessie's Law will help medical professionals make more-informed treatment decisions for their patients by allowing past history of drug addiction to be included in patients' medic… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Real Reform For American 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 been a tireless advocate for our nation's veterans and a driving force on seeing … Continue Reading


08.02.17

‘Republicans Will Seek To Lower Tax Rates’

'The Single Most Important Action We Can Take To Grow Our Economy And Help The Middle Class Get Ahead Is To Fix Our Broken Tax Code For Families, Small Business, And American Job Creators' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…just last week, the Administration and congressional leaders - and most importantly the chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees - issued a joint statement outlining shared principles for unleashing the American economy through comprehensive tax … Continue Reading


07.27.17

Are Dems Really ‘Completely In Support Of Single Payer’?

Senate Dems Are Saying They're 'Completely In Support Of Single Payer,' But How Will They Vote? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One idea … from many other Democrats, is to quadruple down on Obamacare with a government-run 'single payer' system. It's called 'single payer' because there is one payer, or insurer, the government. Nearly every health-care decision could be decided by a federal bureaucrat. Taxes could go up astronomically. The total cost could add up to $32 trillion, according t… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Better Care: Reversing Obamacare’s Failures

'This Is An Opportunity To Move In The Direction Of A Better Health Care Plan, A Better Health Care System Than We Currently Have' SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]he fact is we know [under Obamacare] millions of people are seeing sky-high premiums, unaffordable deductibles and fleeing insurance markets because insurance companies keep losing money…. So what we are doing is offering a better alternative…. to make sure more people have access to medical care that they can afford, ra… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Patrick Shanahan ‘An Extremely Qualified Candidate’

'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster Of Patrick Shanahan' To Give 'Secretary Mattis The Senior Leadership He Needs' Today The 'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster' "On Monday evening, the Senate will vote to break a Democratic filibuster of Patrick Shanahan to be deputy secretary of defense." ("…Here's What Congress Is Up To This Week," CNN, 7/17/2017) SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "In order to rebuild the military, the Pentagon needs to ramp up readiness program… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Better Care Will ‘Begin The End Of Obamacare’

'The Senate Healthcare Bill Is The Right Bill At The Right Time To Begin The End Of Obamacare And Rescue The American People From This Failed Policy' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'The Senate Is Going To Vote On Legislation To Save Americans From The Obamacare Disaster' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Next week, the Senate is going to vote on legislation to save Americans from the Obamacare disaster. Obamacare has wreaked havoc on American lives, and if we don't replace it, the calamity will only get worse - and I me… Continue Reading


07.11.17

‘Historic’ Obstruction On Nominations

FLASHBACK - SEN. SCHUMER: 'Who In America Doesn't Think A President, Democrat Or Republican, Deserves His Or Her Picks For Who Should Run The Agencies? Nobody' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This [Democrat obstruction] is not about changing an outcome; it's about wasting time to make it more difficult for the President to make appointments. … I urge the minority to think critically about the consequences for the Senate and our country if they allow this near-total obstruction to continue… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Dems’ $32 Trillion Government Health Care Takeover

Price Tag Would Be The Equivalent To 9 Of The Top 10 World Economies Combined, 'Patients Would Have To Accept Different Standards Of Access And Comfort' More Democrats Embracing Bernie Sanders' Government Health Care Takeover Plan "Democrats are increasingly committing to support single-payer healthcare, amid … pressure from their party's left-wing base. What was once considered only a progressive talking point has gained traction as more Democratic candidates have been willing to emb… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Obamacare’s Record: Running Out Of Options

Obamacare Is Creating A True 'Health-Care Crisis,' 'Potentially Leaving Thousands Trapped' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under Obamacare, choices have diminished, even disappeared, in states across the country. …next year dozens more counties could have zero choice at all - potentially leaving thousands trapped, forced by law to purchase Obamacare insurance but left without the means to do so." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/29/2017) "Nevadans in 14 rural counties will have *zero* op… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Democrats’ Partisan ‘All-Out War’ To Keep The Health Care Status Quo

Sen. Schumer: 'There's Nothing We Can Talk About' MYTH SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We Democrats are genuinely interested in finding a place where our two parties can come together on health care." (Sen. Schumer, Floor Remarks, 6/28/2017) FACT: Democrats Have Prepared 'An All-Out War To Save' Obamacare For Months, 'Refused To Talk Repeal' "Senate Democrats are preparing an all-out war to try to save the Affordable Care Act…." ("Senate Democrats Plan Offensive To Try To Save Obam… Continue Reading


06.28.17

As Obamacare Insurance Death Spiral Intensifies, Senate Urged To Act

CMS Head: 'Today, Obamacare Is In A Death Spiral And Millions Of Americans Are Being Negatively Impacted As A Result,' 'Congress Must Act Now' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Obamacare Is In A Death Spiral, And The Problems Will Only Get Worse If Congress Fails To Act." (CNBC, 6/7/2017) VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: "…2 million more people just dropped out of Obamacare. It is a death spiral. And as CMS explained in the same report yesterday, in their words, 'high costs and a lack of affordability w… Continue Reading

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