The Leader Board


Tax Policy Center: ‘Premature Guesses Based On Partisan Assumptions’

A Long 'Record Of Hostility To Any GOP Tax Reform' "Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, said the center was trying to 'invent numbers' and 'reverse-engineer a completed tax plan from what's in the framework.' Hatch and others have described the plan that emerged this week as a broad set of goals, not a detailed plan. 'This so-called study is misleading, unfounded, and biased,' said Representative Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Com… Continue Reading


Tax Reform: ‘Getting America Going Again And Growing Again’

Senate GOP: 'The Reason We Want This Tax Code Changed Is To Put People Back To Work And To Change Lives Here In America' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's time to take more money out of Washington's pockets, and put more of it in the pockets of Americans." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 9/27/2017) SEN. McCONNELL: "To summarize what this is about, it is about getting America going again and growing again. Providing jobs and opportunity here rather than overseas. Providin… Continue Reading


Tax Reform: ‘Welcome And Long Overdue’

'Good News For Main Street Businesses And The Families That Work For Them' 'Tax Reform … Will Spur Economic Growth For All Americans' U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: "Tax reform will help families who are struggling to make ends meet and employers who want to grow their business and create new jobs. The U.S. Chamber is pleased to see consensus among Congressional leaders and the administration on a plan that will kick-start long overdue reform. Now, we are entering into a crucial new phas… Continue Reading


More Jobs. Fairer Taxes. Bigger Paychecks

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS: 'Goal Is To Make The Tax Code Simpler, Fairer And More Competitive' SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT), Finance Committee Chairman: "For too long, Americans have been bogged down by an outdated tax code that runs counter to the goal of growth and fails to promote jobs and investment here at home… Providing much-needed relief - whether it be doubling the standard deduction or expanding the Child Tax Credit - will help lift the middle class and let hardworking fa… Continue Reading


Tax Reform: A Boost To Small Businesses, Job Creation

Small Business Owners Say With Tax Reform 'They Will Reinvest In Their Companies And Hire More People' SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "Our chief goals, particularly in business tax reform, are to increase economic growth, create new jobs, grow wages for the employees of both large and small businesses, expand opportunities for all Americans and improve standards of living for everyone in the United States." (U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing, 9/19/2017) U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ADMINIS… Continue Reading


‘Returning Power To The States’

SEN. GRAHAM: 'Take The Money And Power In Washington And Send It Back Closer To The Patient' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'Repeal & Replace Obamacare. Money Direct To The States!' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!" (@RealDonaldTrump, Twitter, 9/20/2017) TRUMP: "I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does! A great Bill. … Continue Reading


Tax Reform: Ending America’s ‘Competitive Disadvantage’

Allowing Job Creators 'To Reinvest, Expand, Create New Jobs, And Increase Wages' 'That Means Real Benefits For Middle Income Families' 'The Key Here Is To Incentivize New Investment, To Increase Productivity, Which Ultimately Makes Everyone Better Off In The Long Run' SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "Our chief goals, particularly in business tax reform, are to increase economic growth, create new jobs, grow wages for the employees of both large and small businesses, expan… Continue Reading


Unwinding Obamacare

'Sending The Money And The Power Out Of Washington Back To Where You Live' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Graham / Cassidy] would repeal the pillars of Obamacare and replace that failed law's failed approach with a new one: taking decision-making power out of Washington, allowing states and governors to actually experiment with better ideas. Republican governors could do what's best for their states on health care. Democratic governors could pursue the approaches that suit their constituents be… Continue Reading


Tax Reform: ‘Focused Squarely On Helping The Middle Class’

Tax Relief Means 'Means Quality Jobs, Higher Wages, And Growth In Our Communities' SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "[W]e are focused squarely on helping the middle class, and recent proposals to reform the individual tax system reflect that… Tax reform, if it's done right, can … provide much-needed relief and opportunity for millions of middle-class families. That, once again, is our goal in tax reform - it is, in fact, a driving force behind our efforts. "… Continue Reading


Tax Reform ‘Imperative’

Taxpayer Advocate: 'Simplify The Internal Revenue Code Now' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's been more than 30 years since we last passed comprehensive tax reform legislation, and since then, the international economy has only grown more competitive. That's why it's imperative that we do what we can to modernize our tax structure as we also better-prepare America's workforce for the many challenges and the global competition that face us in today's economy." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/… Continue Reading


The Sanders 'Litmus Test'

Left Demands 'Actual Government Takeover Of Health Care' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "As ObamaCare continues to collapse, options for quality, affordable health care move further out of reach for many Americans. This week, Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and other Senate Democrats plan to offer their solution: a complete Washington takeover of America's health care system. A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of their own 'single-payer' legis… Continue Reading


NDAA: ‘Rebuilding Our Military’

Defense 'Legislation Begins To Address The Readiness Shortfall, Crisis In Modernization, And Eroding Military Advantage By Recapitalizing And Reinvesting In Our Forces' SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "The NDAA starts the process of rebuilding our military after six years of devastating cuts to our defense budget. By supporting $640 billion for defense, this legislation begins to address the readiness shortfall, crisis in modernization, and eroding military advantag… Continue Reading


'Time Has Come To Fix The Federal Tax Code’

Tax Reform That's 'Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker And Pro-American' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Today, the hopes and dreams of American workers and their families remain a top priority for my administration. That is why we are launching efforts to reduce the crushing tax burden that is harming our companies and our workers. Our self-destructive tax code costs Americans millions of jobs, trillions of dollars and billions of hours spent on compliance and paperwork. To fix this, we have made the foundatio… Continue Reading


‘Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker’ Tax Reform

Sen. McConnell: 'We Are In Agreement That Any Reform Needs To Keep American Families At The Heart Of Our Plan' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "… the foundation of our job creation agenda is to fundamentally reform our tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. I want to work with Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, on a plan that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker -- and pro-American…. If we want to renew our prosperity, and to restore opportunity, then we must reduce the tax… Continue Reading


Jessie’s Law: ‘Another Important Step Forward’ To Fight Opioid Abuse

'Opioid Overdoses Have Skyrocketed In Recent Years … [A]nd There Are Signs That The Epidemic Isn't Abating' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate took another important step forward … in combating the opioid epidemic that is devastating families and communities across the country. Jessie's Law will help medical professionals make more-informed treatment decisions for their patients by allowing past history of drug addiction to be included in patients' medic… Continue Reading


Real Reform For American Veterans

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under the last Administration, we learned of a shocking scandal that spread through Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. Our veterans deserved far better. Ever since, Congress has continued to work on a number of initiatives that are designed to bring more justice to veterans and bring more reform to the VA. Senator Isakson, the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has been a tireless advocate for our nation's veterans and a driving force on seeing … Continue Reading


‘Republicans Will Seek To Lower Tax Rates’

'The Single Most Important Action We Can Take To Grow Our Economy And Help The Middle Class Get Ahead Is To Fix Our Broken Tax Code For Families, Small Business, And American Job Creators' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…just last week, the Administration and congressional leaders - and most importantly the chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees - issued a joint statement outlining shared principles for unleashing the American economy through comprehensive tax … Continue Reading


Are Dems Really ‘Completely In Support Of Single Payer’?

Senate Dems Are Saying They're 'Completely In Support Of Single Payer,' But How Will They Vote? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One idea … from many other Democrats, is to quadruple down on Obamacare with a government-run 'single payer' system. It's called 'single payer' because there is one payer, or insurer, the government. Nearly every health-care decision could be decided by a federal bureaucrat. Taxes could go up astronomically. The total cost could add up to $32 trillion, according t… Continue Reading


Better Care: Reversing Obamacare’s Failures

'This Is An Opportunity To Move In The Direction Of A Better Health Care Plan, A Better Health Care System Than We Currently Have' SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]he fact is we know [under Obamacare] millions of people are seeing sky-high premiums, unaffordable deductibles and fleeing insurance markets because insurance companies keep losing money…. So what we are doing is offering a better alternative…. to make sure more people have access to medical care that they can afford, ra… Continue Reading


Patrick Shanahan ‘An Extremely Qualified Candidate’

'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster Of Patrick Shanahan' To Give 'Secretary Mattis The Senior Leadership He Needs' Today The 'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster' "On Monday evening, the Senate will vote to break a Democratic filibuster of Patrick Shanahan to be deputy secretary of defense." ("…Here's What Congress Is Up To This Week," CNN, 7/17/2017) SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "In order to rebuild the military, the Pentagon needs to ramp up readiness program… Continue Reading

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