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05.04.17

Largest Border Security Funding Increase In A Decade

Funding Bill Provides 'The Tools We Need To Make A Change' SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JOHN KELLY: "This is our government's largest investment in border security in 10 years. We are … beginning to get the tools we need to make a change." (White House Press Briefing, 5/02/2017) 'The Largest Overall Increase In Border Security And Department Of Homeland Security Funding In The Last 10 Years' "Congress is expected to vote on the biggest increase in border security funding in a long t… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Scott Pruitt ‘More Than Qualified To Lead EPA’

Pruitt 'Will Strike The Right Balance Between Protecting Our Land, Air And Water While Respecting The Rights Of Property Owners And Entrepreneurs' "The Oklahoma attorney general is likely to be confirmed, only needing 50 votes in the upper chamber, and has already earned the support of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)." ("Five Things To Watch In Round 2 Of Trump Confirmation Fights," The Hill, 1/17/17) "Dem Manchin lauds Trump's EPA pick: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lauded President-elect Donald Tr… Continue Reading


12.12.16

114th Congress: Major Wins For The American People

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate: 21st Century Cures, Fighting Zika, Combatting Opioids, Water Resources Development Act, FAA Legislation, Infrastructure Improvements, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & Much More SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): 'I'm incredibly proud of what we've been able to accomplish for our country' "This Congress, the Se… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Dems On WRDA: ‘I’m Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law’

Democrat: 'This Is A Win-Win-Win' WRDA Passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming vote of 360-61. (S. 612, Roll Call Vote #622: Motion agreed to 360-61: R 222-17; D 138-44, 12/08/2016) DEMOCRATS: 'I'm Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Protecting New York's most vital resources - like Lake Ontario and Lake Erie - remains a top priority of mine and I am committed to ensuring we get the highest level of funding for the GLRI progra… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Significant Bipartisan Accomplishments

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate: Fighting Zika, Combatting Opioids, Water Resources Development Act, FAA Legislation, Infrastructure Improvements, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & Much More 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS PILE UP CR: Includes 'Funding To Fight The Zika Virus, Combat The Opioid Overdose Crisis' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It is a fair proposal… Continue Reading


07.14.16

‘We’ve Clearly Put The Senate Back To Work’

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate This Year Continues To Grow: Combating Opioids, FAA Legislation, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & More SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): 'We've clearly put the Senate back to work' (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 7/14/16) A GROWING LIST OF 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS CARA: 'A Bill To Tackle The Nation's Opioid Crisis' SEN.… Continue Reading


05.27.16

Senate Back To Work

List of Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate Continues To Grow SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: "We're seeing every day what a Senate that's back to work can achieve. We're seeing what's possible when committees are up and running again and the legislative process is functioning better again. We're seeing what's possible when senators from both sides of the aisle are empowered again to find areas of common ground, and then can actually work together to achieve them. . . We're g… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Energy & Water Bill ‘An Important First Step’

'The First Time The Senate Has Approved A Stand-Alone Bill To Fund Energy And Water Programs Since 2009' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Energy and Water Appropriations bill is important for American energy, for American waterways and ports, and for American commerce and safety… This is a good bill for Kentuckians and for our country. By returning to regular order, we've opened up the process and empowered all Senators to have more of a say in the appropriations process. The progres… Continue Reading


02.11.16

‘Prolific Senate’ Notches Another Win For Hard-Working Americans

The 'Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act' Added To The Stack Of Significant Legislation Passed By Congress Solving 'Big, Entrenched Problems' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think many Americans would agree with this statement: The Internet should remain open and free - politicians should certainly not try to tax it. Congress passed a temporary ban on Internet taxes in 1998. It was an important, bipartisan win for the American people. Congress has since voted eight times to reauthorize that tem… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Restoring The Senate

'A Congress That Worked' -- From Highways, To The 'Doc Fix,' To Tax Relief For Families And Businesses, Progress For The American People SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[R]estoring the Senate is the right thing to do. And it's the practical thing to do. Because we're only going to pass meaningful legislation if members from both parties are given a stake in the outcome. That's the genius of regular order. That's the genius of the Senate." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 1/7/15) "Beneath The Batt… Continue Reading


12.03.15

Highway Bill: ‘A Major Victory’

'A Legislative Feat,' 'An End To The Cycle Of Temporary Extensions … That Have Bedeviled Congress For The Past Seven Years' SEN. JIM INHOFE (R-OK): "Passing a long-term highway bill has been my top priority as chairman of the Senate EPW committee, and I've been pleased to work alongside my colleagues to make this historic piece of legislation a reality. This bill will provide the long overdue investments needed to put America back on the map as a place to do business." (Sen. Inhofe, P… Continue Reading


11.06.15

President Obama Rejects American Jobs

American Public & Unions Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I wish I were surprised by the President's decision to reject this jobs and infrastructure project. But it's become painfully clear that the President is more interested in appeasing deep-pocketed special interests and extremists than helping tens of thousands of Americans who could have benefited from Keystone' s good jobs." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 11/6/15) 'The Party's Liberal … Continue Reading


02.24.15

Obama’s Keystone Choice: Workers Or The 1%

Unions 'Urge The President To Sign This Bill,' Ignore 'Deep Pocketed Billionaire' Unions: 'Washington Should Put Job Creation And The Livelihoods Of Working Men And Women Ahead Of … Deep Pocketed Billionaire Funders' TEAMSTERS: 'I urge the president to sign this bill,' 'construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will jump-start local economies by creating good-paying jobs.' "With the passage of the Keystone Pipeline Act by the House of Representatives today, Teamsters General Pre… Continue Reading


01.26.15

Dems On Keystone: ‘So Important That We Do It Now’

Senate Dems Push For Pipeline Approval: 'We Have Everything To Gain By Building This Pipeline' DEMOCRATS: 'Common Sense To Be For The Pipeline' Nine currently serving democrats voted 'to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline' last November-with no amendments. (S.2280, Roll Call Vote #280, Bill Defeated 59-41: R 46-0; D 13-39; I 0-2, 11/18/14) Keystone bill cosponsored by democrat senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jon Tester (D-MT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO)… Continue Reading


01.22.15

New Era, More Votes

New Senate Holds More Amendment Roll Call Votes In One Week Than Total Held Last Year; And Even Democrats Are Praising The Change SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've actually reached a milestone here that I think's noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our fifteenth roll call vote on an amendment on this bill, which is more roll call votes on amendments than the entire United States Senate in all of 2014. … This is the way the Senate ought to work." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 1… Continue Reading


01.20.15

The Keystone Jobs Bill

American Public, Unions, Republicans & Many Democrats Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' UNION PRESIDENT: 'This shovel-ready project will put thousands of hardworking men and women to work' (William Hite, UA President, Letter To Congress, 1/8/15) AMERICANS: 'By Nearly Two-To-One … Public Favors Building The Pipeline' FOX NEWS: "Most Americans of all political stripes support construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, and want President Obama to sign leg… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Keystone: Unions Double Down In Support

Organized Labor Rallies For The Job Creating Infrastructure Project Teamsters, Electricians, Engineers, Plumbers & Pipefitters, And Others Say 'Enough Is Enough' TEAMSTERS: 'Good paying jobs' "I am writing to express the strong support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for the Keystone XL Pipeline… The Teamsters Union continues to believe that the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will contribute to enhanced energy security, economic prosperity and, of critical importance, t… Continue Reading

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