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10.30.19

Senate Dems Attempt To Undermine State Flexibility, Affordability & Choice In Health Care

Senate Democrats Are Seeking To Curtail States' 'Opportunity To Apply For Waivers That Allow For More Types Of Health Insurance Plans And More Options For Consumers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. …This time, they'd like to reverse Trump administration guidance that has reduced health care premiums for American families and reaffirmed protections for t… Continue Reading


10.18.19

‘The Eye-Popping Cost’ Of Democrats’ ‘Medicare For None’: Now $34 Trillion

A New Urban Institute Study Shows The One-Size-Fits-All Government-Run Health Care Scheme Embraced By Leading Democrats Would Cost $34 Trillion The 'Medicare For None' Plan Pushed By Leading Democrats 'Would Require $34 Trillion In Additional Federal Spending Over Its First Decade' The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) government-run health care legislation, cosponsored by 14 other Democrat senators, including presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kama… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Burying The Socialist Agenda: Speaker Pelosi’s Prescription To Kill Drug Innovation And Access

Speaker Pelosi's Bid To Micromanage Your Medicine Is 'Dead On Arrival' In The Senate SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic House continue to neglect opportunities to find compromises that might actually become law, and instead churn out on one left-wing messaging bill after another…. [H]ere's what happened last week: House Democrats began unveiling Speaker Pelosi's handmade plan to have Washington D.C. bureaucrats start micromanaging America… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: TRANSFORMING THE COURTS: Confirmed 13 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 46 of his district court nominees for a total of 43 and 99 since 2017, respectively. BUDGET AGREEMENT: Passed a bipartisan deal setting government funding levels for the next two years that secures funding increases to support our troops, rebuild and modernize our military, and support the VA Mission Act to provide timely access and care for our nation's v… Continue Reading


06.12.19

More Support From Health Care Professionals For Tobacco-Free Youth Act

Dozens Of Health Care Organizations Express Support For Leader McConnell's Tobacco-Free Youth Act, 'Legislation That Would Help Curb The Rise Of Youth Tobacco Use' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The youth vaping crisis is putting the health of our children at risk. To address this rampant and dangerous new trend, I've introduced the 'Tobacco-Free Youth Act,' a bipartisan federal bill with my fellow tobacco state colleague, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Once enacted, our leg… Continue Reading


05.21.19

Tobacco 21: ‘An Important Step Forward’

Health Organizations Applaud Leader McConnell And Sen. Kaine For Their Bill That Would Raise The Sales Age Of Tobacco Products To 21, Saying It 'Will Help Remove Tobacco From High Schools,' 'Be Instrumental In Stemming The Epidemic Of Vaping,' And Could 'Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives' National Health Organizations: 'Raising The Minimum Age Of Sale Will Reduce The Number Of Young People Who Use And Become Addicted To Tobacco Products' AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER ACTION NETWORK (AC… Continue Reading


05.20.19

Bipartisan Action To Prevent ‘A New Generation At Risk’

Public Health Experts Warn Of 'The Skyrocketing Growth Of Young People's E-Cigarette Use' And Call For Raising The Minimum Age Of Sale To 21 To Prevent Harm To Young Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've heard from countless parents who have seen the youth vaping crisis firsthand…. Together, Senator Kaine and I are addressing this public health crisis head-on. By making it more difficult for tobacco products to end up in the hands of middle school and high sc… Continue Reading


04.30.19

‘They Don’t Get To Keep It’

Democrats' Radical Single-Payer Medicare For None Schemes Would Outlaw Private Insurance And Kick Tens Of Millions Of Americans Off Their Employer Insurance Plans In Cosponsors' States Alone No, You Can't Keep Your Plan: 'Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance,' 'Let's Eliminate All Of That' THE NEW YORK TIMES: "Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in American History.'" ("Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in… Continue Reading


04.29.19

‘A Dose Of Reality’

While Democrats Clamor To Expand Medicare Into A Massive Government Single-Payer System, Medicare's Trustees Warn The Program Will Soon Be Unable To Meet Its Existing Obligations House Democrats Are Holding Their First Hearing On Single-Payer 'Medicare For All': 'This Is A Pervasive Policy View' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "If you're one of the 180 million Americans who get their insurance through work, and like it, it's illegal under Medicare for All…. Of course… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Medicare-For-None: Outlawed Health Care Plans And ‘Tax Hikes On Middle-Class Families’

Senate Democrats Unveil A Government Takeover Of Health Care That 'Would Abolish Private Insurance' And 'Require Tax Hikes On Middle-Class Families' "Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce his new 'Medicare for All' bill Wednesday morning … The new legislation's big-name co-sponsors include four of Sanders' fellow 2020 Democratic contenders -- Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand -- all of whom also signed onto an earlier version Sanders pu… Continue Reading


03.12.19

‘How Do You Pay For That?’

Even Democrats Admit 'We Could Never Afford' Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals And The Astronomical Price Tags Have Halted Similar Plans At The State Level Democrats On Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals: 'How Do You Pay For That?' It 'Would Bankrupt Us' HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "… to convert to it? Thirty trillion dollars. Now, how do you pay for that?" ("Nancy Pelosi: The Rolling Stone Interview," Rolling Stone, 2/27/2019) REP. CHERI BUSTOS (D-IL), DCCC … Continue Reading


02.25.19

Senate To Vote On Protecting Innocent Life

Senators Will Have The Opportunity To Vote On The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act And 'Protect Infants Who Survive Abortions' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Caring for innocent children and their mothers is a moral imperative. To put these principles into action, I announced, as Senate Majority Leader, that we would vote on the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,' offered by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the coming days. His bill, on which I'm proud to … Continue Reading


02.13.19

No, You Can’t ‘Keep Your Plan’

Support For The Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Democrats Call 'Medicare For All' Plummets Once Americans Hear It Would 'Eliminate Private Insurance,' Create Waitlists To Access Care, And Cost $32 Trillion Many Democrats Have Embraced A Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Framed As 'Medicare For All' "The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party's left, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi lent … Continue Reading


11.16.18

A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… Continue Reading


10.25.18

‘Historic And Bipartisan’ Opioids Law Will ‘Save Lives’

President Trump Signed Into Law A Landmark Bill To Address The Opioids And Addiction Crisis In America PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Today, we are here … to sign landmark legislation to defeat the opioid epidemic…. Over the last year, we have mobilized the entire federal government to address this crisis…. My administration has also launched an unprecedented effort to target drug dealers, traffickers, and smugglers. We are shutting down online networks, cracking down on internationa… Continue Reading


10.10.18

List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… Continue Reading


09.18.18

‘Landmark Legislation’ To Combat The Opioid Crisis

'A Historic Bill': Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 'Sweeping' Legislation 'Aimed At Combating The Nation's Deadly Opioid Epidemic' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, the U.S. Senate sent a clear message to the millions of Americans who have personally done battle with addiction to opioids and prescription drugs…. To every American affected by the opioid epidemic, the landmark legislation the Senate passed yesterday says: 'The nation will not stand for this. More help… Continue Reading


08.29.18

A Productive August

Senate Remained 'In Session This Month To Continue Working On Behalf Of The American People' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "August is usually a time for Senators to spend more time in our home states, meeting with our constituents and reporting on the progress we've made in Washington. But this August had to be different. There was too much business left unfinished. So I made the decision to keep the Senate in session this month to continue working on behalf of the American… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Continuing To Produce For The American People

A Growing List Of Achievements By The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One bill after another, one confirmation after another, the Senate continues to produce major accomplishments that will directly improve the lives of the American people." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 5/24/2018) With More To Come, Here's A Look At Some Of The Legislative Highlights Of The 115th Congress TAX REFORM: Reformed America's tax code for the first time in 31 years - putting … Continue Reading


05.16.18

VA MISSION Act: ‘Historic Veterans Legislation’

'Major VA Overhaul' 'Delivers On A Key Campaign Promise For The President' "The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the way veterans access health care in the private sector … The measure's passage by vote of 92-5 represents a significant bipartisan legislative victory for President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into law within days. It also delivers on a key campaign promise fo… Continue Reading

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