The Leader Board

03.12.18

Making It Easier For Consumers

'Commonsense Fixes' In Sen. Crapo's Bill Will Provide 'Regulatory Relief For Banks And Credit Unions, Especially The Smaller Ones' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking Committee Chairman: "The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act is aimed at rightsizing regulation for financial institutions, including community banks and credit unions, making it easier for consumers to get mortgages and to obtain credit. As I have often said, the real victims of what I am talking a… 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


03.06.18

‘Much-Needed Relief’

'A Rare, Bipartisan Agreement Years In The Making,' 'The Biggest Change To The 2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law Since It Was Signed' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "The reforms in this bipartisan bill help tailor the current regulatory landscape, while ensuring safety and soundness and relieving the burden on American businesses that are unfairly being treated like the largest companies in our economy. The passage of this legislation holds real promise for families across America…" (Sen. Cr… 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


02.15.18

Tax Reform: Good News For American Families

'Tax Credit To Encourage Employers To Offer Workers Up To 12 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave' Included In Landmark Tax Reform Bill SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]hanks to the tireless work of my colleague from Nebraska, Senator Fischer, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act encourages more employers to provide paid family leave. That's good news for the millions of American families that will welcome a child this year. My Democratic colleagues like to speak about the importance of paid le… Continue Reading


02.15.18

End The Left’s Law Enforcement No-Go Zones

Thousands Of Criminals Needlessly Remain In This Country As Local Jurisdictions Defy Federal Law SEN. PAT TOOMEY (R-PA): "It is past time to act. Sanctuary city policies make it harder to stop illegal immigration and keep dangerous criminals off the streets… Sanctuary cities such as Philadelphia and San Francisco endanger all of us by conferring a special protection to illegal immigrants even when federal immigration officials identify them as dangerous criminals. This is simply inexc… Continue Reading


02.13.18

Tax Reform: Lower Power Bills

Families Across the Country Will Pay Less As Utilities Pass On Tax Reform Savings to Consumers SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…[In] states, from Montana to Massachusetts to my home state of Kentucky, utilities are planning to directly pass along their savings by cutting consumers' monthly bills." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 2/13/2018) From Kentucky To Missouri To Vermont, Americans Will Be Saving On Their Utility Bills KENTUCKY: "Customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Company an… 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


02.09.18

Tax Reform Delivers Real Results

Tax Reform 'Has Put Money Back Into My Business, Into My Hometown, Into My Region, Into My Employees' Pensions And 401k' 'If You're A Family Of Four, It's Not Crumbs. $1000 Is A Lot Of Money' "'It's bigger than crumbs like the politicians were saying... It's bigger than crumbs,' says Mark Guilbeau of Lafayette [Louisiana]. And they're already making plans for what to do with it. 'I plan to pay down some credit card debt,' says Guilbeau." ("New Tax Withholding Guidelines Means Higher Paychec… Continue Reading


02.08.18

‘Budget Agreement Is Indispensable For Our National Security’

Defense Secretary Mattis: 'No Strategy Can Survive Without The Necessary Stable, Predictable Funding' JAMES MATTIS, Secretary of Defense: "I cannot overstate the negative impact to our troops and families' morale from all this budget uncertainty. Today's Congressional action will ensure our military can defend our way life, preserve the promise of prosperity, and pass on the freedoms you and I enjoy to the next generation." (Sec. Mattis, White House Press Briefing, 2/07/2018) SENATE MAJOR… Continue Reading


02.06.18

‘Vote To Remove The Uncertainty That Is Hanging Over Our Armed Forces’

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…we have the opportunity to make real progress with an immediate step that every Senator in this chamber should support - passing a fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill. We can vote to remove the uncertainty that is hanging over our armed forces and secure the current year funding that our servicemembers deserve." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 2/6/2018) SEC. MATTIS: 'Our Troops Have Stoically Shouldered A Much Greater Burden' JAMES MATTIS, Secre… 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


01.31.18

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras Will ‘Make An Excellent Circuit Court Judge’

Justice David Stras Has A 'Reputation For Thoughtfulness, Fairness, And Intellectual Excellence' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "David Stras of Minnesota… currently serves as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Three of his former colleagues on that Court, now retired, praised him in an open letter last year for his sterling academic record, his considerable experience, and his ability to hear cases - quote - 'with objectivity and an open mind.' Their testimony only confirms … 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

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