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04.16.20

Democrats’ PPP Obstruction Will Now Cost People Their Paychecks

With the Paycheck Protection Program Officially Out Of Funding, Pelosi And Schumer's Shameful Actions Will Now Directly Harm Hardworking Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely no progress. This morning, the program ran out of money and shut down, just as I war… Continue Reading


04.14.20

As Democrats Delay, Money To Assist Small Businesses Will Run Out By The End Of The Week

With Small Businesses Struggling To Survive, Democrats Continue To Block Extra Funding For 'A Bipartisan Program' That Will Help Those Businesses And Their Workers STEVEN MNUCHIN, Secretary of the Treasury: "As the president said, we've gone back to Congress and asked them for more money … [T]he president's view, and the vice president's and my view, is this was a bipartisan program. This SBA program, it wasn't a Republican program, it wasn't a Democrat program, it was a bipartisan prog… Continue Reading


04.10.20

PPP Is Already Saving Small Business Jobs, But Democrats Object To Extending That Lifeline

As Millions Are Laid Off, Speaker Pelosi Sees 'No Data' As To Why The Payroll Protection Program Immediately Needs $250 Billion More For Small Businesses, Despite Widespread Interest And Reports From Across The Country Of Businesses And Paychecks Already Being Saved SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Democrats just blocked urgent money for a popular, bipartisan job-saving program which they themselves literally coauthored with us two weeks ago. I complimented both sides and … Continue Reading


04.09.20

Democrats Block Attempt To Swiftly Deliver More Relief To Small Businesses And Workers

'The Country Cannot Afford Unnecessary Wrangling Or Political Maneuvering. Treating This As A Normal, Partisan Negotiation Could Literally Cost Americans Their Jobs' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Soon I will ask unanimous consent to increase the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program to a new total of $600 billion. I'm not talking about changing any policy language that both sides negotiated together. I am literally talking about deleting the number 350 and writing 600 … Continue Reading


04.03.20

Pelosi Retreats Again After Senate Republicans Put Brakes On Liberal Wish List

After Republican Senators Emphasized That The Government Must First Make Sure The CARES Act Is Working And That Future Measures Must 'Not Serve As A Grab Bag For [The Speaker's] Liberal Wish List,' Speaker Pelosi Changed Her Tone On New Coronavirus Response Legislation 'Democrats Pivot': 'Speaker Nancy Pelosi Shifted Her Tone On Friday, Calling For A Much More Focused "Phase 4" Relief Package' "There has been a noticeable shift in rhetoric in the last day or so. Democrats -- including Spe… Continue Reading


03.31.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Critical First Step’ To Help Americans

'Congress Was Able To Cast Aside Our Differences And Come Together In Short Order For The Good Of Our Country' Providing Assistance To Families, Workers, Small Businesses, Medical Providers And More Leader McConnell 'Was Determined To Put His Own Stamp On The Next Economic Aid Plan,' Which 'Senators In Both Parties Hailed The Passage Of … Especially Considering The Extraordinary Circumstances' "[T]he majority leader was determined to put his own stamp on the next economic aid plan,… Continue Reading


03.27.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Rescue Operation For The American People’

The CARES Act 'Says A Lot About The United States Senate As An Institution, Our Willingness To Put Aside Our Differences, And To Do Something Really Significant For The Country' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm proud to announce tonight, not a single senator voted against this $2 trillion rescue bill to save American individuals, small businesses, large businesses, and to provide considerable funding for the healthcare workers and the scientists and the doctors and others … Continue Reading


03.25.20

The CARES Act Will Rush Assistance To American Workers, Families, Small Businesses, And Health Care Providers

Extensive Bipartisan Negotiations Have Strengthened The CARES Act, Which Will Help Stabilize The Economy, Provide Recovery Checks And Unemployment Insurance To Americans, Support Small Businesses, And Surge Funding For Hospitals And Medical Equipment SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Ten days ago, I laid out four urgent priorities for new Senate legislation to help our nation through this crisis. We had to get direct financial assistance to the American people. Get historic aid… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Will Democrats Choose Their Ideological Wish List Over Suffering Americans?

Democrats Are Treating A National Emergency As A Political Opportunity, Demanding A Christmas List Of Unrelated Ideological Provisions In Coronavirus Relief Legislation While Doctors, Nurses, And Hospitals Struggle And American Jobs Are At Risk SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bipartisan [Senate coronavirus relief bill] delivers strongly on each of the core priorities we identified at the outset: It puts urgently-needed cash in the hands of American workers and families. I… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Days After Lecturing ‘Americans Can’t Wait,’ Democrats Block Coronavirus Relief In The Senate

Last Week, Senate Democrats Asked For Immediate Action On Coronavirus Legislation: 'This Is Not Just Another Political Issue,' And Senators Must 'Shed Our Partisanship And Rise To The Occasion' Because 'Time Is Of The Essence,' Yet Today They Blocked Critical Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief From Moving Forward "Democrats block advancement of critical economic relief package" (Washington Examiner, 3/22/2020) "Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package" (The Hill, 3/22/2020) … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act

The Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act Includes More Than 50 Bills That Would 'Modernize Our Energy Laws,' 'Keep Energy Affordable,' 'Strengthen Our Security,' And 'Increase Our Competitiveness' 'While Making Our Energy Cleaner' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate has a good opportunity to update the laws governing the way we harness and deploy America's tremendous domestic energy resources. It's been well over a decade since the last time comprehensi… Continue Reading


01.16.20

USMCA Will Benefit American Workers And Businesses

'Good News For Millions Of Farmers, Manufacturers And Workers In Every Corner Of America': USMCA Solidifies Trade With America's Neighbors, Supports Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, And Adds $68 Billion To The Economy SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than a year since President Trump hammered out the USMCA with the governments of Mexico and Canada. These two neighbors buy more than $500 billion in American goods and services every year. They buy nearly 30 perc… Continue Reading


12.03.19

Pelosi’s Priorities: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

While USMCA Languishes, House Democrats Make Time For Impeachment And Climate Conferences In Europe, But Not 'New Jobs For American Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. Speaker Pelosi has been stalling it for months, constantly saying she is optimistic, or getting close, or almost there. For months it has… Continue Reading


09.26.19

The House Must Act On The USMCA Trade Agreement

Speaker Pelosi Is Ignoring The Broad, Bipartisan Agreement That USMCA Would Create Jobs And Boost American Business By Still Not Moving Towards A Vote In The House SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The USMCA is the most consequential update of trade policy on this continent in a quarter-century. A huge opportunity to notch new pro-American policy victories and keep our North American neighbors close while we tackle other challenges such as China. But here we are, months after a… Continue Reading


05.09.19

‘Spectacular’

'Workers Are Really Confident That There Are Jobs Out There That Are Available For Them' As 'The Strong Labor Market Is Pulling People In Off The Sidelines' And 'The Recovery Is Benefiting The People Most In Need Of Help' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For the better part of the last two years, the Labor Department's monthly jobs report has regularly pointed to an economy that's opening new doors for millions of Americans. It's reinforced what we knew to be the case: the pro… Continue Reading


05.03.19

Lowest Unemployment In 50 Years

'No Denying This Is A Strong Jobs Report': 'U.S. Labor Market Is Still Red-Hot,' 'The Unemployment Rate Fell To A Fresh Half-Century Low,' There Are 'Real Gains In The Paychecks Of Average Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: (R-KY): "The last two years have been a case study in how much American families benefit when Republican policies get the government out of the way. Helped along by tax reform, regulatory reform, and other efforts, the country is seeing historically low unem… Continue Reading


04.15.19

‘The Hottest Job Market In Half A Century’

Americans Are Benefitting From Lower Taxes, More Job Opportunities, Competition For Workers, And Higher Wages, All Encouraged By 'Republicans' Pro-Growth, Pro-Opportunity Policies' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Here's how Republicans' pro-growth, pro-opportunity policies helped get us where we are. By encouraging job creators to invest here at home, instead of penalizing success. By recognizing that working families know best how to spend their paychecks, not Washington. By… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: ‘A Raw Deal For America’

Republican Senators On The Green New Deal: 'A Dangerous, Unachievable And Unaffordable Manifesto For Government Control Over Every Part Of The Economy And Our Lives' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Despite its lofty goals and pleasant-enough name, the Green New Deal is really a dangerous, unachievable and unaffordable manifesto for government control over every part of the economy and our lives…. So when I call up the Green New Deal for consideration in the Senate, I w… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: A Democratic Scheme To ‘Cause Immediate Harm To Millions’

Labor Unions And The Solar And Wind Industries Recognize That The Green New Deal Is 'Too Extreme' And A Threat To Jobs And Families' Standards Of Living, Plus '[T]here's No Way To Pay For It' Labor Unions: Green New Deal 'Could Cause Immediate Harm To Millions Of Our Members And Their Families' AFL-CIO ENERGY COMMITTEE: "We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members' jobs an… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘The U.S. Economy Is On Solid Footing’

Robust Job Growth And Higher Wage Gains Are 'Delivering Opportunities' To Americans Not Seen In Years SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than two years, since the American people hired President Trump and a Republican Congress to get Washington's foot off the brake of our economy. Since we got to work rebuilding the middle-class prosperity that had hollowed out in communities across America under the Obama economy…. [T]he American people wanted a change… Continue Reading

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