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12.08.16

Sessions’ Strong Record On Civil Rights

'Prosecuted The KKK,' 'Focused On Solving The Fires' At Black Churches, Won 'Hard-Fought Victory For Civil Rights' On Drug Sentencing Which 'Unfairly Impact[s] Minority Communities' REP. MARTHA ROBY (R-AL): "I'm sharing these photos that my staff member took in Selma during the 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday,' showing Senator Sessions joining arms with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis and other leaders to cross the Edmund-Pettus Bridge. That was an important day for Alabama, and Senator S… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Dems On WRDA: ‘I’m Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law’

Democrat: 'This Is A Win-Win-Win' WRDA Passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming vote of 360-61. (S. 612, Roll Call Vote #622: Motion agreed to 360-61: R 222-17; D 138-44, 12/08/2016) DEMOCRATS: 'I'm Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Protecting New York's most vital resources - like Lake Ontario and Lake Erie - remains a top priority of mine and I am committed to ensuring we get the highest level of funding for the GLRI progra… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Sen. Sessions’ Leadership On Prison Reform

Sessions Key To 'Pivotal' 'Landmark Law … To Address The Scourge Of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars' PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT OF 2003: Sessions Bill Marked 'A Sea Change In The Awareness Of Sexual Assaults … Against Incarcerated Men And Women' Sen. Sessions was one of the driving forces behind S.1435, the 'Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003' (S.1435, Signed Into Law 9/4/2003) SEN. JEFF SESSIONS (R-AL): "I worked with Senator Kennedy to hammer out legislation that I think is impor… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Obamacare’s Higher Costs

'I'm A Sickness Away … From Going To The Poor House' 'The Vast Majority Of Americans Want To See The Law Changed' GALLUP: "Americans' assessments of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remain relatively unchanged after the Nov. 8 election, with more continuing to disapprove (53%) than approve (42%) of the law. Going forward, the vast majority of Americans want to see the law changed." ("Most Americans Want Changes to Affordable Care Act," Gallup, 11/28/2016) "Since [2012], disapproval ha… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Drug Enforcement Officials: Sessions Will Make ‘An Excellent Attorney General’

Former Drug Czars And DEA Administrators Praise Sen. Sessions' 'Leadership And Sober Dedication' Sen. Sessions 'Is A Protector Of Civil Rights And Defender Of Crime Victims' "[W]e write to express our strong support for the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States. Senator Sessions' exemplary record during his long career in public service speaks to the leadership and sober dedication he would bring to the Department of Justice. . . His prudent and respon… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Will Senate Dems Join The ‘Insurgency’?

Senate Liberals Are Threatening To Break Precedent, And Obstruct & Slow-Walk Cabinet Nominees Despite Previously Claiming (Before The Election) There Is A 'Moral Obligation' To 'Get Things Done' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) Prior To Election: "We have a moral obligation, even beyond the economy and politics, to avoid gridlock and get the country to work again... We have to get things done." ("Schumer Sees Path to Senate Tax Deal With Clinton in White House," Bloomberg Politics, 11/07/2016) FL… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Former U.S. Attorneys General Support Sessions

Former Attorneys General: 'Senator Sessions Is Superbly Qualified By Temperament, Intellect, And Experience, To Serve As This Nation's Chief Law Enforcement Officer' Sen. Sessions Is 'A Person Of Unwavering Dedication To The Mission Of The Department [Of Justice]' "The signers of this letter served in the Department of Justice ... and, in connection with that service, came to know Senator Jeff Sessions through his oversight of the Department as a member of the Judiciary Committee or in his … Continue Reading


12.05.16

21st Century Cures: A Medical ‘Innovation Game-Changer’

Bipartisan Legislation 'Addresses Problems That Touch Nearly Every American Life' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Too many people are waiting for the promise of a cure or a medical advancement to combat a life-threatening disease. . . Cutting back on bureaucratic red tape, advancing lifesaving research and tackling the scourge of cancer would move our country forward and help millions looking for more than hope, but a chance at long, healthy lives." ("$6.3 Billion Measure Aims… Continue Reading


12.01.16

Law Enforcement Lauds Sen. Jeff Sessions

'A Man Of Outstanding Character With An Impeccable Reputation For Integrity' Former Justice Department Officials: 'He Will Be Driven By The Law' LARRY THOMPSON, Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States: "I first met Jeff when he was United States attorney in Mobile, Ala., and I was the United States attorney in Atlanta. To stretch our limited per diems on travel to Justice Department conferences, we often shared a hotel room. You really get to know a person when you interact so cl… Continue Reading


11.30.16

‘Did I Do That?’

'Democrats … Sank Republican Attempts To Pass Stand-Alone Defense Spending Measures' That Was Then: 'Senate Democrats … Blocked For A Third Time A Key Defense Spending Bill' This Is Now: Democrats Wonder Where The Appropriations Bills Are SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-MD): "I come to the floor to say that, sadly, I am concerned we will not finish our job on appropriations the way we should finish it . . . But instead of finishing Congress's work to fund the government, we ar… Continue Reading


11.01.16

‘Obamacare Exchanges Open To Angst’

Americans Facing 'Significant Rate Hikes…Fewer Health Plans' "Open enrollment for Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, begins today. Problems with the law mean consumers could face significant rate hikes in some parts of the country. There will also be fewer health plans to choose from." ("With Insurers Pulling Out Of Markets, Some Obamacare Users 'Really Nervous,'" CBS News, 11/01/2016) … Continue Reading


10.25.16

‘There Are Going To Be People Who Are Hurt’

'Obamacare Benchmark Premiums to Rise 25% in Sharpest Jump Yet' 'Premiums Will Go Up Sharply,' 'In Arizona … Will Jump By 116 Percent' "'I can't afford to get sick after paying for the health insurance,' Ms. [Laura M. Schlett, 44, of Brandon, Miss., a suburb of Jackson] said." ("Some Health Plan Costs To Increase By An Average Of 25 Percent, U.S. Says," The New York Times, 10/24/16) "Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consum… Continue Reading


10.20.16

Obamacare Costs ‘Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack’

'Rate Hikes Of More Than 50% In Some Areas' 'Obamacare Was Supposed To Reduce Health Expenses For Americans, But That's Not How It's Working Out' "People nationwide expect to pay more in health care plan premiums under the Affordable Care Act in 2017…" ("Health Care Plans To Increase Nationwide Under Affordable Care Act In 2017," Fox17, 10/18/16) "In Michigan, those insured under the ACA can anticipate an average 17 percent premium increase, though many residents says they're even … Continue Reading


10.14.16

‘More Than 1 Million In Obamacare To Lose Plans’ Next Year

Bill Clinton: 'It's The Craziest Thing In The World' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "If you like your current plan, you will be able to keep it. Let me repeat that: if you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it." (President Obama, Remarks At The White House, Washington, D.C., 7/21/09) "At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have now, according to state officials contacted by Bloomberg." ("More Than 1 Million In Obamacare To Lose Plans As Insurers Quit," Bloomberg, 10… Continue Reading


10.12.16

As Obamacare Falls Apart, Dems Demand More Obamacare

Democrats' 'Radical' 'Obamacare 2.0' Fix For Failing Health Law 'Opening Old Wounds' With Fellow Democrats "With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether 'Obamacare' will go down as a failed experiment." ("As Obama's Term Wanes, Obamacare Needs Checkup," The Associated Press, 8/28/2016) "[Lezlie Walla] the 3… Continue Reading


10.04.16

Obamacare: ‘The Craziest Thing In The World’

'Consumers Will See Higher Premiums And Fewer Insurers' "President Barack Obama said his signature health-care law has 'real problems'…" (Bloomberg, 10/3/16) FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on the consequences of Obamacare: "It's the craziest thing in the world." ("Bill Clinton Bashes Obamacare As 'Crazy System' While Campaigning For Hillary," The Washington Times, 10/4/16) "'You've got this crazy … the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with the… Continue Reading


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

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