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10.07.15

‘Waste Of Time’?

Supporting Our Troops, Funding Our Veterans, & Doing The Basic Work Of Government Isn't A 'Waste Of Time' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "…if the President is serious in his just-restated commitment to taking all steps necessary to combat ISIL, then he'll know that signing this bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act is anything but the 'waste of time' some of his allies might pretend it to be. It's essential." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 10/7/15) Dems: Doing Our Job '… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Will Obama ‘Make History, But Not In A Good Way’?

With Global Crises Spreading, President Obama Threatens To Veto Bipartisan Defense Bill "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refusing to sign this bill would make history, but not in a good way. Mr. Obama should let it become law…" (Editorial, "Mr. Obama's Veto Threat," The Washington Post, 10/4/15) Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bi… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Pres. Obama Forgets His Defense Veto Threat

Congress Has Shown Bi-Partisan Support For A Long-Term Defense Program, Which President Obama Has Vowed To Veto President Obama Says Our Military Needs 'Long-Term Planning,' Contradicts His Veto Threat PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Part of what makes us a leader is when we govern effectively, and we keep our own house in order. And we pass budgets. And we can engage in long-term planning… And we can't just keep on kicking down the road without solving any problems or doing any long-term planning fo… Continue Reading


07.30.15

The New Senate: An Era Of Achievement

Senior Senate Dems Weigh In: 'I Am Proud Of The Senate,' 'I Am Very Proud Of The Bipartisan Work We Have Done' The Republican Senate: A Record Of Accomplishment "The new Republican-controlled Congress has accomplished much in its first six months." (National Journal, 7/6/15) "…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate is on a roll - and he wants to make sure it stays that way." ("After Trade Triumph, Senate Republicans Look To Rack Up More Wins," Roll Call, 7/7/15) 29 … Continue Reading


06.18.15

Dems For The Troops, Before They Were Against Them?

Dem Senator: 'Just As We Have Called On Them To Protect Us, They Are Calling On Us To Provide Them With The Resources They Need' "Filibuster Summer Gets Its First Test. … as National Journal's Fawn Johnson writes, the plan puts Democrats in the strange position of having voted for a defense spending bill that used that same war funding just a day before blocking one Thursday. 'Either way, their message is mixed.'" ("Budget And Tax: Democrats Ready To Block Defense Spending Bill," Washin… Continue Reading


06.17.15

Will Dems Filibuster ‘A Key Investment In Our National Security’?

Dem Leadership Is Threatening Troop Funding Because 'The Internal Revenue Service. … Is An Important Part Of Our Country' Dem Leadership: 'Get Ready For Filibuster Summer' "Democrats appear eager to return to shutdown politics..." ("Congress Paddles Toward Brink Of A Government Shutdown," The Hill, 6/16/15) 'Get ready for filibuster summer' "After almost six months in the minority, Charles E. Schumer says Senate Democrats aren't afraid to be obstructionists, detailing a strategy o… Continue Reading


06.16.15

The Democrat ‘Extortion’ Game

'Would Be An Extraordinary Move If Democrats' Hold A Military Pay Raise 'Hostage' For IRS Bonuses "Blocking the annual National Defense Authorization Act would be an extraordinary move if Democrats can pull it off. The bill is widely considered one of the most important pieces of business for Congress each year." ("Democrats Set To Block Defense Bill Amid GOP Attacks," National Journal, 6/14/15) "It contains hundreds of provisions to assist the military in its various operations. This yea… Continue Reading


06.15.15

‘Democrats Block Cyber Bill’

Days After Revelation Of 'Remarkable' Cyber Attack On The United States Office Of Personnel Management 'The Breach Of OPM Data Is Considered To Be The Largest Cyberattack In U.S. History' "A major union says the cyber theft of employee information is more damaging than it first appeared, asserting that hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for 4 million current and former federal workers." ("Union Says All Federal Workers Fell Victim To Hackers," Associated Press, 6/12/15… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Despite ‘Complex Array Of Crises Around The World’ Dem Leader Asserts NDAA ‘A Waste Of Time’

Obama Threatens To Veto Unless IRS Receives More Funding Too SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "It is simply incomprehensible that as America confronts the most diverse and complex array of crises around the world since the end of World War II, that a president would veto funding for our military to prove a political point." (Sen. McCain, "Obama Is Wrong To Hold Defense Funding Hostage," Politico, 6/8/15) SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): "…we currently face an alarming number of complex and varied nationa… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Cybersecurity: ‘It’s Impossible To Overstate This Threat’

Democrats 'We Need To Act Quickly,' 'Come Out Of The Dark Ages And Come Into The 21st Century' JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "The fact is, we need the United States Congress to come out of the Dark Ages and come into the 21st century to make sure we have the kinds of defenses that are necessary to protect a modern computer system." ("White House Jabs Congress: 'Come Out Of The Dark Ages,'" The Hill, 6/5/15) SEN. FEINSTEIN (D-CA): 'It's Impossible To Overstate This Threat... … Continue Reading

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