The Leader Board

07.07.16

End Violent Criminal Sanctuaries

Sen. Toomey: 'The Life Of Kate Steinle Matters. Protecting Our Neighborhoods From Violent Criminals And Terrorists Matters.' "Democrats blocked legislation targeting sanctuary cities - a controversial immigration policy … most Senate Democrats united against a measure that would strip funding from sanctuary cities, which are cities and counties where local police and jails decline cooperation with the feds on immigration enforcement." ("Senate Rejects 'Sanctuary Cities' Defunding Bill," … Continue Reading


07.06.16

‘CARA Is A Monumental Step Forward’

More Than 180 Groups Call On Congress To Act On Conference Report More Than 180 National Anti-Drug Groups: "We …are calling on Congress for quick action to send this to the President's desk for signature." (Letter to Members of Congress on S. 524, 7/6/2016) 'CARA Is A Monumental Step Forward' ADDICTIONPOLICY.ORG: "Let's not play politics; 129 people are dying every day in our country at the hands of this epidemic. CARA has real resources, real policy change, and is part of much larger… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Puerto Rico Bill ‘A Big Win For Limited Government Conservatives’

'Not A Single Taxpayer Dime Will Be Spent On Paying Puerto Rico's Debt' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Today we have an opportunity to help the Puerto Rican people in the face of this crisis and prevent a taxpayer bailout by passing the responsible, bipartisan bill before us. This bill won't cost the taxpayers a dime. What it will do is help Puerto Rico restructure its financial obligations and provide much-needed oversight to put into place reforms." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/29/16) SE… Continue Reading


06.29.16

‘Zika Bill Is Blocked By Senate Democrats’

'Guaranteeing That Congress Won't Get Legislation To President Obama's Desk This Month' WALL STREET JOURNAL: "After spending months demanding more funding to combat the Zika virus, [Democrats] voted down their own priority to foment the chaos they believe will work to their political benefit in the fall." (Editorial, "The Zika Democrats," The Wall Street Journal, 6/28/2016) SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Democrats are working hard to spin this, but families don't want excuses, they want action.… Continue Reading


06.28.16

‘Senate Dems Block House Zika Funding’

Sen. McConnell (R-KY): 'Pregnant Women All Across America Are Looking At This With Dismay, Utter Dismay' "Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion Zika virus funding package…" ("Zika Funding Bill Blocked In The Senate," The Washington Post's 'PowerPost' Blog, 6/28/16) "Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a critical funding measure needed to combat the spreading Zika virus, a move that will now make it impossible for Congress to send legislation to President Obama before J… Continue Reading


06.27.16

Dems On Zika: ‘We Cannot Delay Any Longer’

'The Mosquitoes Are Not Going To Be On Recess' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Every day we wait, every day is increasing the risk that we will have problems with Zika." ("Sen. Schumer Calling For Nearly $2 Billion To Fight Zika," CBS Albany, 6/20/2016) SEN. DURBIN: 'The Mosquitoes Carrying This Deadly Virus Are On The March' JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "…we ask that members of Congress take their job to protect the American people seriously, and we ask them to provide the f… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Sen. Schumer: ‘Every Day We Wait … Is Increasing The Risk That We Will Have Problems With Zika’

CDC Chief: 'To Fully Protect Americans We Must Have The Funds We Need' SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "...the threat from Zika continues to grow larger every day." (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.4432, 6/22/16) 'These Dollars Must Get Out The Door Now' REP. HAL ROGERS (R-KY): "Mosquito season is upon us; these dollars must get out the door now to help control the spread of the Zika virus, and continue longer-term efforts to stop this disease, such as vaccine and treatment development and depl… Continue Reading


06.21.16

ISIL Threat Isn’t 'Contained'

'More Than 1,200 People Outside Of Iraq And Syria Have Been Killed In Attacks Inspired Or Coordinated By The Islamic State' PRESIDENT OBAMA: 'We have contained them' GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC News: "ISIS is gaining strength, aren't they?" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Well, I don't think they're gaining strength. What is true is that from the start our goal has been first to contain -- and we have contained them." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 11/12/2015) SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): "Our military leaders… Continue Reading


06.16.16

CIA Director: ‘ISIL Remains A Formidable Adversary’

Warns That Islamic State 'Will Intensify Its Global Terror Campaign To Maintain Its Dominance Of The Global Terrorism Agenda' GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC News: "ISIS is gaining strength, aren't they?" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Well, I don't think they're gaining strength. What is true is that from the start our goal has been first to contain -- and we have contained them." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 11/12/2015) 'Our Efforts Have Not Reduced [ISIL's] Terrorism Capability And Global Reach' CIA D… Continue Reading


06.15.16

President Obama: ‘They’re Not Coming Here’

On ISIL: 'We Have Contained Them' PRESIDENT OBAMA: 'They're not coming here' "…the president would say that he had failed to fully appreciate the fear many Americans were experiencing about the possibility of a Paris-style attack in the U.S. …he has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates. Even during the period in 2014 when ISIS was executing its American captives in Syria, his emotions were in check. Valerie Jarrett, Obama'… Continue Reading


06.14.16

‘We Must Adopt A Strategy Now’

Senate Republicans Demand A Plan To Defeat ISIL: 'What We Need Most Of All … Is Leadership … And A Strategy' FLASHBACK: Obama: "'They're Not Coming Here' . . . He Reassured Her" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "'They're not coming here' . . . he reassured her." "…[President Obama] has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates. Even during the period in 2014 when ISIS was executing its American captives in Syria, his emotions were … Continue Reading


06.10.16

‘Historically Large Health Insurance Premium Increases’

Consumers Hit With 'Double-Digit Increases Again' "During debate on the 2010 health care law, Mr. Obama and members of Congress repeatedly hailed [The Geisinger Health Plan] as a model . . ." ("Why Do Health Costs Keep Rising? These People Know," The New York Times, 6/09/2016) "So when Geisinger requested a rate increase of 40 percent for 2017, consumer advocates were amazed." ("Why Do Health Costs Keep Rising? These People Know," The New York Times, 6/09/2016) "Geisinger has been a pio… Continue Reading


06.08.16

‘Scrambling To Release As Many Prisoners As Possible’

SEC DEF: 'We're Not Going To Be Able To Close Gitmo By Magically Making Safe Everybody Who's In There' "Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo: The Obama administration … officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible…" ("Obama Administration Rushing To Shrink Ranks At Guantanamo," AP, 6/5/16) "[T]here have been Americans that have died because of Gitmo detainees." (Defense Department Special Envoy For Guantanamo Closure, 3/23/16) 'Obama… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Toxic Substances Control Act A ‘Major Chemical Safety Overhaul’

'The Most Far-Reaching And Influential Environmental Statute Passed By Congress Since The Body Updated The Clean Air Act In 1990' SEN, JIM INHOFE (R-OK), Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman: "This historic piece of environmental regulatory reform is a great example of the Republican-led Congress working for the American people by enacting meaningful and commonsense legislation... This soon-to-be law will protect and support millions of domestic jobs and spur economic growth for d… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Gitmo: ‘Obama Administration Rushing To … Release As Many Prisoners As Possible’

'There Have Been Americans That Have Died Because Of Gitmo Detainees' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "[T]he administration continues to dangerously release terrorists from Guantanamo and unnecessarily put Americans at increased risk in order to fulfill a misguided campaign promise-all while refusing to level with the American people regarding the detainees' terrorist risks, activities, and affiliations." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 4/18/2016) "Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guanta… Continue Reading


06.06.16

Obamacare Consequences: ‘Insurance Rates Going Up’

'Customers Are Expressing Outrage' At 'Sticker Shock': 'You're Killing Me' Iowan: 'Who Can Afford This? … It Is Disastrous' "Obamacare plan customers should brace for sticker shock . . . Health plans are asking for sharp price increases, after suffering big losses on exchanges in the last two years." ("Insurers Are Looking For Obamacare Price Hikes," CNBC, 5/23/2016) IOWA: "About 37,000 Iowans who buy Coventry health insurance could face premium increases averaging 23 percent next y… Continue Reading


06.03.16

‘Payrolls Weaken Dramatically’

'Jaw-Dropping,' 'Boy, This Is Ugly,' 'Huge Disappointment' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Now, look, I'm the first to admit my presidency hasn't fixed everything. … if what you're concerned about is who will look out for the interests of working people and grow the middle class, if that's what you're concerned about, then the debate -- then if that's that you're concerned about -- the economy -- the debate is not even close." (President Obama, Remarks, 6/1/16) THE WHITE HOUSE: "…disappointi… Continue Reading


06.01.16

‘The Elkhart Truth’

'Hoosiers Have Brought Our Economy Back In Spite Of The Burdens That Higher Taxes, Mandates And Increasing Regulations From Washington, D.C. Have Placed On Them' "Obama to herald progress in Indiana..." ("Obama To Herald Progress In Indiana In Effort To Frame Election Debate," The New York Times, 6/1/16) GOV. PENCE: 'Elkhart Has Rebounded In Spite Of Obama's Policies' GOV. MIKE PENCE (R-IN): "Elkhart has rebounded in spite of Obama's policies: Mr. President, we welcome you back to Elkhart sin… 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


05.26.16

Obamacare: ‘The Facts Are Undeniable’

'Grim Predictions' Coming True, 'Large Health Plans In Some States Are Seeking To Raise Rates By 20% Or More' SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "The facts are undeniable. The Affordable Care Act is working." (Sen. Reid, Floor Remarks, 5/26/16) "The insurers' proposed rates for individual coverage in states that have made their 2017 requests public largely bear out health plans' grim predictions about their challenges under the health-care overhaul. According to the insurers' filings with regulators, l… Continue Reading

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