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03.20.18

Tax Reform ‘Wonderful’ In Missouri

'Bonnie Brazzeal, Who Works In The Cafeteria At The College Of The Ozarks, Choked Up When She Told The President That She Received A Bonus From Her Employer As A Result Of The Tax Cut' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last Wednesday, President Trump visited a Boeing manufacturing facility in St. Louis to hear how tax reform is helping Americans. … These Americans' tax reform stories are amazing. So is the fact that only one senator from Missouri voted to help all this good news happen." (Se… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Senate Passes Banking Reform

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Legislation 'Will Right-Size Regulation' And Enhance 'Important Consumer Protections' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking Committee Chairman: "The majority of us in this body recognize that our community financial institutions have been struggling to keep up with the regulatory demands coming out of Washington, and that it was time to revisit current law and make changes where necessary…. When this bill is signed into law, it will right-size regulation for fina… Continue Reading


03.14.18

Tax Reform: Millions Of Workers Have Already Benefited

Special Tax Reform Bonuses Have Been Announced For Workers At Hundreds Of Companies Across The Country SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For months now, the headlines have been filled with businesses large and small using tax reform to give workers bonuses, pay raises, and new benefits. … That's what every Democrat voted against." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/14/2018) Democrats Threaten: 'We Could Take … That Money' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "But when [the American people] … Continue Reading


03.08.18

Dems: ‘We Could Take Some Of That Money’

Senate Democrats Propose Clawing Back Americans' Bonuses, Pay Raises, & New Jobs SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Just yesterday, Senate Democrats announced they'd like to spend a trillion dollars of taxpayer money -- and to try and pay for some of it, they want to roll back Americans' brand-new tax cuts while they're at it. There they go again. Tax more. Spend more. Take money away from American families and give it to the federal government." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/8/2018) SEN.… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Relief For Main Street Borrowers & Lenders

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Bill 'Offers Common-Sense [Regulatory] Relief For Our Nation's Nearly 5,700 Community Banks' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "Community banks and credit unions across the country have long struggled to keep up with ever-increasing regulatory compliance and examiner demands coming out of Washington. In local economies, this places a strain on small businesses looking to open or to grow." (Sen. Crapo, Congressional Record, S.1347, 3/6/2018) SEN. CRAPO (R-ID): "…this bill… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Tastes Great. Less Taxes.

'Ecstatic' Local Brewers On Tax Reform Savings: 'It's Hard To Overstate How Dramatic This Is To Us,' 'This Act Went Straight To Our Staff' "Toasting the nation's booming economy, alcoholic-beverage producers - from craft beer brewers to large whiskey distilleries - are taking advantage of a big tax cut. The federal excise tax on spirits, wine and beer has been slashed through 2019 under the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which supporters say will allow owners to pour those … Continue Reading


03.06.18

Tax Reform: Good News For Americans’ Retirement

Companies Across America Announce 'New U.S. Tax Legislation, Has Enabled Us To Increase Our 401(K) Match' For Our Employees SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, we hear of more ways that tax reform is immediately helping American workers, job creators, and middle-class families across the nation. But this generational reform was not designed to be a flash in the pan. We're already seeing ways it will continue to benefit hard-working Americans years, even decades, down the road. Along with b… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Meanwhile, Outside The Beltway…

'Bonuses, Rising Wages, Expanded Benefits And A Lower Taxes Are Giving Middle-Class Families A Whole Lot More Breathing Room' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, we hear about more local businesses realizing new savings and putting it toward equipment, expansion, and employees. Every day, we hear about how bonuses, rising wages, expanded benefits and lower taxes are giving middle-class families a whole lot more breathing room. … In the meantime, the economic data are painting quite … Continue Reading


02.28.18

‘Real, Tangible Benefits from Tax Reform’

Senate Republicans Hear From Small Business In States Across America SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…it's been just over two months since this united Republican government delivered historic tax reform to middle-class families across America. So how's it working? We've all seen the national news: Walmart is giving raises or new benefits to more than a million hourly workers. Boeing is investing $300 million in workforce development and corporate giving. Apple is bringing hundreds of b… Continue Reading


02.22.18

More Tax Reform Bonuses Keep Rolling Out

More Money In Your Pocket HORMEL FOODS CORP.: "Hormel Foods Corp. this morning announced that it plans to use savings from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to award stock options to its employees and raise starting wages to $13 an hour. Hormel announced the new employee benefits as part of a first-quarter earnings report. … Hormel stated that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump in December saved the Fortune 500 company $63 million in the first quarter of the year,… Continue Reading


02.13.18

Tax Reform: More Than 3.5 Million Workers Have Already Benefited

Special Tax Reform Bonuses Have Been Announced For Workers At Nearly 350 Companies SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've been talking for weeks about the millions of Americans who are already benefiting from tax reform. Already, millions of workers have received a tax reform bonus, pay increase, or other benefit. I understand that a 1,000-dollar, 2,000-dollar, or 3,000-dollar bonus might not seem like much to my colleagues from New York or San Francisco. I understand why people who are already ve… Continue Reading


02.06.18

Economic Opportunity Zones: ‘A Huge Deal’

'A Plan To Help Distressed America' In The Recently-Passed Tax Reform Law SEN. TIM SCOTT: 'Opportunity Can Truly Be The Difference That Changes The Course Of One's Life' SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): "These are private sector dollars coming into distressed communities, where 50 million Americans live, that will provide long-term opportunities to transform communities and the people who live in there - everything from workforce investment to better education, to businesses being attracted into these… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Tax Reform: ‘Investments Will Create New Jobs’

Companies Announce New U.S. Manufacturing Plants And Billions In Investments That 'Will Create New Jobs' UPS 'Will Invest An Additional $7 Billion,' 'Our Investments Will Create New Jobs' "UPS today announced more than $12 billion in investments to expand the company's Smart Logistics Network and significantly increase pension funding …" (UPS, Press Release, 2/01/2018) "The company plans to raise future capital spending above its previously committed six-to-seven percent of annual … Continue Reading


01.30.18

Improving The Lives Of The American People

The Major Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. … Republicans have… Continue Reading


01.30.18

A Tale Of Two Kennedys

President John F. Kennedy vs. Grand-Nephew Rep. Joe Kennedy III On Taxes PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: 'A Tax Cut Means Higher Family Income And Higher Business Profits' PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: "The single most important fiscal weapon available to strengthen the national economy is the federal tax policy. The right kind of tax cut at the right time is the most effective measure that this Government could take to spur our economy forward. For the facts of the matter are that our present tax s… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Tax Reform Is Working For Kentucky

Sen. McConnell: 'Every Day, More Evidence Piles Up That Tax Reform Is Already Working For The American People' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, more evidence piles up that tax reform is already working for the American people. The headlines are full of major employers announcing worker pay raises, bonuses, and new investments. For example, Brown Forman - a global spirits company headquartered in Louisville that employs more than 1,000 Kentuckians - announced yesterday that tax reform wi… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Tax Reform: ‘A Rising Tide Of Economic Optimism’

Tax Reform Bonuses Now Available In Ventis SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The rising tide of economic optimism I have been highlighting on the floor is not showing any signs of subsiding. Yesterday alone, three of the nation's largest companies announced major new investments in the U.S. economy and workforce. Each said their decisions were made possible by the improved business climate created by the landmark tax code overhaul that Congress passed last year. … And just this morning, Star… Continue Reading


01.23.18

For American Workers Tax Reform Continues To Deliver

For American Workers At Disney, JPMorgan, Verizon And Many Others The 'Good News About Last Month's Historic Tax Reform Law Continues To Pile Up' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the press was focused on the unfortunate lapse in government funding, the good news about last month's historic tax reform law continues to pile up. The number of Americans preparing to receive pay raises, special bonuses, and other benefits thanks to the historic tax cuts passed last month continues to grow. And th… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Far-Left Demands ‘Governmental Chaos’

And Sen. Schumer & Senate Democrats Deliver With A Government Shut Down SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This vote should be a 'no-brainer.' And it would be - except that the Democratic Leader has convinced his members to filibuster any funding bill that doesn't include legislation they are demanding for people who came to the United States illegally. What has been shoehorned into this discussion is an insistence that we deal with an illegal immigration issue. He's insisted that he won't suppo… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Dem Shutdown Would Have ‘A Terrible Impact’ On Our Military

Defense Secretary Mattis Warns A Government Shutdown Will 'Shut Down' Maintenance, 'Stop' Intelligence Operations, 'Stop' Reserves Training Q: "Secretary Mattis, one last question. Will a government shutdown have serious ramifications on military operations …?" … SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: "Yes … it's got a terrible impact." (Secretary Mattis, Press Conference, 1/19/2018) SECDEF MATTIS: In A Shut Down 'Over 50% Altogether Of My Civilian Workforce Will Be Furlough… Continue Reading

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