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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


09.26.16

‘A Fair Proposal’

Dem Senator: 'We Must Act Now By Passing A Clean Supplemental Spending Bill' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Mr. President, there have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution. So that is what I have just offered. It is a result of many hours of bipartisan work on both sides of the aisle. It is a fair proposal. It funds all current government operations through December 9, while also providing funding for the new legislation we have just passed overwhelmingly and that the President h… Continue Reading


09.26.16

‘Pass The Zika Bill’

'It Is Simply Unacceptable That Efforts To Counter The Spread Of The Zika … Are Being Held Hostage' SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "This bill provides a clean $1.1 billion to help stop the spread of Zika virus with no political riders, and I will support it.'" ("Stopgap Talks Still Mired As Democrats Slam Senate GOP's Plan," Roll Call, 9/22/2016) Senate Democrats: Zika Virus 'Is A Health Care Crisis That Is Upon Us Right Now' 42 SENATE DEMOCRATS: "[W]e write to urge that you immediately be… Continue Reading


09.23.16

Obamacare’s Failures: ‘Too Obvious To Ignore’

Americans Struggle With 'Dreadful' Premium Hikes, 'Skyrocketing' Out-Of-Pocket Costs, And 'Reduced Choice' "Failing insurers. Rising premiums. Financial losses. The deteriorating Obamacare market that the health insurance industry feared is here." ("Shaky Obamacare Market Adds to 'Death Spiral' Fears," Bloomberg News, 9/23/2016) "Evidence that Obamacare is collapsing is too obvious to ignore." (Editorial, "Obamacare Is A Failing Insurance Product," The Florida Times-Union, 9/19/2016) 'Stick… Continue Reading


09.21.16

‘Flipping Through The Newspapers’

The Obamacare Reality SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "If someone would spend a minute, each day, flipping through the newspapers about health care, they would understand that Obamacare has changed America for the better." (Sen. Reid, Floor Remarks, 9/21/2016) So What Do The Newspapers Say? NEW YORK TIMES: "Obamacare Premiums Set to Rise, Even for Savvy Shoppers" WALL STREET JOURNAL: "Insurers Move to Limit Options in Health-Care Exchange Plans" BUSINESS INSIDER: "Americans' out-of-pocket health… Continue Reading


09.21.16

Iran ‘Getting Worse’

Despite Obama Administration Rhetoric, The Iran 'Deal Has Not Resolved Many Concerns About Iranian Behavior' "Secretary of State John Kerry said the Iran nuclear agreement 'has lived up to its expectations' ..." ("One Year On, Kerry Satisfied With Iran Nuclear Deal," The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/2016) "Secretary of State John Kerry, one of the key authors, believes the deal has 'made the world safer.' However, the deal has not resolved many concerns about Iranian behavior in the region and … Continue Reading


09.20.16

‘Number Of Guantanamo Recidivists Continues To Rise’

Even As 'The President Is Still Aiming To Close The Prison At Guantanamo Bay' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "The more Americans understand about the terrorist activities and affiliations of these detainees, the more they will oppose the administration's terribly misguided plans to release them." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 8/10/16) 30% Of Former Gitmo Prisoners Are Confirmed Or Suspected Of Reengaging In Terrorist Activities "The number of former Guantanamo detainees 'confirmed' or 'suspected'… Continue Reading


09.16.16

‘The World Is More Dangerous’

'If It Didn't Send Chills Down Your Body Thinking About That, It Should' SEN. BARRASSO: 'The World … Has Become More Dangerous Over The Past 7 ½ Years' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "Mr. President, people all around the country know that the world is a very dangerous place. It has become more dangerous over the past 7 ½ years, and even over the course of this summer. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I come here again to the floor because I have seen one example… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Obamacare ‘Clearly Failing’ The American People

Even The President Acknowledges Some 'Turbulence' As Americans' Healthcare Choices Dwindle Ever Further "In a letter released publicly by the White House on Monday, Mr. Obama thanked insurers for participating in the health exchanges the federal government runs . . . and acknowledged some of its recent turbulence. . . 'We know that this progress has not been without challenges. Most new enterprises have growing pains and opportunities for improvement.'" ("Obama Pledges Redoubled Efforts to Make… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Undeterred

'North Korea, The Glaring Setback In Mr. Obama's Asia Policy,' Conducts Its Second Nuclear Test Of 2016 'North Korea Defiantly Celebrated Its Fifth Nuclear Test' "North Korea defiantly celebrated its fifth nuclear test Friday, claiming that it can now make warheads small enough to fit onto a missile and warning its 'enemies' - specifically the United States - that it has the ability to counter any attack. . . [T]he test appeared to mark another step toward North Korea's goal of putting a nuc… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Senate Republicans: ‘Obamacare Is Unraveling’

Republicans Spotlight How Obamacare Is Failing Families SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]his much is clear. Obamacare is a direct attack on the Middle Class. It hurts the very people it was supposedly designed to help. It raises costs, crushes choice, and is now crashing down all around us. It simply isn't working." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 9/08/2016) SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "For the first time in history, we had a major entitlement reform that was done on a totally… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Obamacare ‘Crashing Down All Around Us’

'President Obama's Health Care Law Is Struggling' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Obamacare is a direct attack on the Middle Class. It hurts the very people it was supposedly designed to help. It raises costs, crushes choice, and is now crashing down all around us. It simply isn't working." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 9/8/16) Next Year Under Under Obamacare 'Premiums Are Expected To Go Up Sharply' "With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Obama's health care law is… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Another Flight-Ful Of Francs

'US Payment Of $1.7 Billion To Iran Made Entirely In Cash' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "…the eagerness of the Obama administration to bend over backwards to accommodate Tehran, conceal information from the American people, and protect a fundamentally flawed and deeply dangerous agreement that is only getting worse." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 9/1/2016) $1.7 Billion In 'Taxpayer Money' Sent To Terror-Sponsoring Ayatollahs "The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 milli… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Will Dems Continue To Put Politics Over Fighting Zika?

CDC: Currently 10,000+ Total Zika Cases "…Republicans in the Senate have scheduled a vote on a $1.1 billion Zika package next Tuesday, when Congress comes back into session. But Democrats have been blocking consideration of the Republican package…" ("U.S. Funding For Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says," The New York Times, 8/31/16) "Senate Might Need to Curtail Filibuster, Harry Reid Says… 'the Senate will have to evolve as it has in the past,' Mr. Reid to… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Dems’ Troop Trifecta

For The Third Time This Year, And Despite The Democrat Leader's Call To End Filibusters, Senate Dems Will Vote To Block Funding For Our Military "One of the first items on the Senate's to-do list ... is a third try at prying loose the fiscal 2017 defense spending bill. A cloture vote on the defense appropriations bill is scheduled for next week…" ("Third Time's The Charm? Senate GOP Will Try Again To Move Defense Spending Bill Forward," Washington Examiner, 9/1/2016) "Senate Might Need … Continue Reading


08.30.16

‘Grim’ Obamacare Forecast

For Consumers, 'Less Choice,' 'Double-Digit Premium Increases' SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN), Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee: "Next year Tennesseans will be paying an intolerable increase - on average, between 44 and 62 percent more for their Obamacare plans than they paid last year. . . According to the consulting firm Avalere Health, Americans buying insurance in one third of Obamacare exchange regions next year may have only one insurer to choose from." (Sen.… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Obamacare ‘Doomed’?

'Healthcare.Gov Is On Track To Offer Shoppers Fewer Options Than Ever,' 'Tennessee's Insurance Regulator Proclaimed The State's Obamacare Exchange "Very Near Collapse"' 'Obamacare's In Trouble… Many Consumers Will Face Fewer Options And Higher Prices' 'Princeton health economist thinks Obamacare's marketplaces are doomed … [have] already entered a death spiral and are heading toward total collapse' "This Princeton health economist thinks Obamacare's marketplaces are doomed&hell… Continue Reading


08.19.16

‘Completely False’?

After Repeated Denials To The Contrary, Obama Administration Now Admits '$400M Cash Shipment To Iran Tied To U.S. Prisoners' Release' SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): "Reports today confirm what many of us have suspected all along: the $400 million payment to Iran was a ransom payment for four Americans unlawfully held by the ayatollahs. … Unfortunately, it's not just the American people who received confirmation: it's also terrorist groups and our adversaries around the world who know the United… Continue Reading


08.18.16

Syria Five Years Later

Five Years After He Called For Bashar Al-Assad To Leave, President Obama's Strategy Is 'Stuck Where It Started' 2011: 'The Time Has Come For President Assad To Step Aside' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside." ("Assad Must Go, Obama Says," The Washington Post, 8/18/2011) THEN-SEC. OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON: "The trans… Continue Reading


08.17.16

Obamacare: Fewer Choices

'Obamacare's In Trouble… Many Consumers Will Face Fewer Options And Higher Prices' "The four biggest U.S. health insurers admit they're each losing hundreds of millions of dollars on their Obamacare plans. Rather than expand coverage, many are pulling out of the exchanges that were set up… many consumers will face fewer options and higher prices." ("Obamacare's In Trouble As Insurers Tire Of Losing Money," Bloomberg, 8/17/16) 'A Major Challenge To The Basic Mechanics Of [Obamac… Continue Reading

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