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02.12.16

‘A Great Day For American Consumers’

Ending Years Of Temporary Extensions, 'Mark[ing] An Enormous Win For Taxpayers And Consumers' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Internet is a resource used daily by Americans of all ages, across our country. Students use it to research school projects and papers. Entrepreneurs use it to help run their businesses and come up with new ideas. Families use it to manage their busy schedules and stay in touch with relatives. It's important that they be able to do all of this without the worry of t… Continue Reading


02.11.16

‘Prolific Senate’ Notches Another Win For Hard-Working Americans

The 'Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act' Added To The Stack Of Significant Legislation Passed By Congress Solving 'Big, Entrenched Problems' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think many Americans would agree with this statement: The Internet should remain open and free - politicians should certainly not try to tax it. Congress passed a temporary ban on Internet taxes in 1998. It was an important, bipartisan win for the American people. Congress has since voted eight times to reauthorize that tem… Continue Reading


02.10.16

‘A Major Setback’ For Pres. Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs

Supreme Court Order Shows Obama EPA's Anti-Coal Regulations 'Could Be In Legal Jeopardy' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last year I called on governors to hold off submitting plans mandated under the President's regressive federal energy regulations until courts could determine whether the regulations were even legal. Today's Supreme Court order to halt those regulations-regulations that attack the middle class and won't even have a meaningful impact on global carbon emissions-is just the latest… Continue Reading


02.09.16

President Obama’s North Korea Policy ‘Has Failed’

'As The Kim Regime Builds Its Arsenal,' 'Renewed Concerns About The [Obama] Administration's Policy Of 'Strategic Patience'' SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR BOB CORKER (R-TN): "This week the U.S. Senate will join the U.S. House of Representatives in passing legislation that sends a strong bipartisan message: North Korea is a serious threat to U.S. national security and our current approach is a failure... The Senate bill represents the best of our bipartisan foreign policy tradition a… Continue Reading


02.05.16

President Obama’s Energy Tax

Latest Democrat Scheme Could 'Could Add As Much As 25 Cents A Gallon To The Cost Of Gasoline' "President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in his fiscal 2017 budget plan…" ("Obama $10-Per-Barrel Oil Tax Lands With Thud in Congress," Bloomberg News, 2/04/2016) If Enacted, 'Consumers Will … Pay The Price' For 'Trickle Down' Tax On Gas "Obama's $10 oil tax proposal would cost motorists" ("Obama's $10 Oil Tax Proposal Would Cost Motorists," USA Today, 2/05/201… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Dems: ‘Bipartisan Energy Bill’ ‘Critical’ To Their States, Nation

Dem Senator: 'I Truly Believe That This Bipartisan Bill Will Bring Us One Step Closer To Achieving U.S. Energy Independence' DEMS: 'This Bipartisan Package Includes Common-Sense Provisions,' 'Integral To Growing And Sustaining Our Energy Economy,' 'A Milestone' SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "Today the Senate will begin consideration of a bipartisan bill that makes progress doable on this important goal. We have long sought to pass a number of priorities included in this bill. ... When Democrats w… Continue Reading


02.02.16

Obamacare Repeal Fight Continues

`Serious Concerns' About Obamacare Sustainability Continue To Pile Up "Tuesday's vote [in the House]… will be the first attempt to override President Obama's veto of a measure to overturn his signature legislative accomplishment." ("This Week: Congress Takes Up Obamacare Repeal, Energy Fight," The Hill, 2/1/16) 'GOP Congressional Leaders Fulfilled A Longtime Pledge To Voters And Rank-And-File Members' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Americans are intimately familiar with the painful r… Continue Reading


02.02.16

‘Against The Law’ – Bringing Gitmo Terrorists To U.S.

Obama Cabinet Officials Agree: 'The Law Currently Does Not Allow' Transfers Of Guantanamo Detainees To The U.S. 'Audacious Executive Action' Threatened On GITMO WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF DENIS McDONOUGH: "We'll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year - I'm confident about that." ("President Obama May Require Federal Contractors To List Campaign Gifts," The New York Times, 1/19/16) McDONOUGH: "We will close Gitmo ... That's what the president will do." (Fox News' … Continue Reading


01.28.16

Time to Modernize Our Nation’s Energy Policies

Broad Bipartisan Bill Cuts Red Tape And Promotes LNG Exports, Innovation, And Efficiency SEN. MURKOWSKI (R-AK): "Our energy renaissance has taken us from a position of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance, but current law rarely reflects that fact. After months of working together, the bipartisan legislation we introduced today marks a critical step toward the modernization of our federal energy policies. By focusing on areas where agreement was possible, we have assembled a robust bill… Continue Reading


01.20.16

‘Audacious Executive Action’

White House Looking to Force Political Test for Federal Contracts In Spite Of Explicit Ban On Such Action By Congress WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF DENIS McDONOUGH: "We'll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year - I'm confident about that." ("President Obama May Require Federal Contractors to List Campaign Gifts," The New York Times, 1/19/2016) SEN. McCONNELL: "Apparently, President Obama is again considering imposing his Enemies List regulation by executive order - jus… Continue Reading


01.20.16

‘Strengthens Our Defense’

Dems: 'We Must Take Every Step To Keep Our Country Safe From Terrorism' SEN. McCONNELL: "Passing the American SAFE Act, which the House has already done by a bipartisan veto-proof margin, would show Americans that their concerns are being heard in Washington." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 1/19/2016) SEN. GRASSLEY: "President Obama needs to listen to the concerns voiced by more than half of the nation's governors, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of Capitol Hill, and … Continue Reading


01.20.16

Obama’s Regulatory ‘Nightmare’

Farmers, Small Businesses, States Object to White House Waters of the U.S. 'Powergrab' "President Obama on Tuesday rejected an attempt by congressional Republicans to overturn his landmark regulation asserting federal power over small bodies of water." ("Obama Vetoes GOP Attempt To Block Water Rule," The Hill, 1/19/2016) SEN. McCONNELL: "WOTUS isn't really a clean-water measure, it's an unprecedented federal power grab clumsily masquerading as one. In passing a bipartisan measure to overtur… Continue Reading


01.12.16

A Legacy of ‘Falling Behind’

Middle Class Shrinks, Manufacturing Struggles, Paychecks Stagnate "Americans are less optimistic about how well the economy will fare over the next year than they were last January. . . . For those in households earning $30,000 or less annually, the feeling of falling behind financially is widespread. Fully 68% of lower-income households think their family's income is falling behind the cost of living . . . . A majority of those with incomes of $30,000 to $75,000 (54%) also say they are fall… Continue Reading


01.12.16

A Legacy of Global Instability

PRES. OBAMA: "[W]e cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace." ("President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address," 1/20/2009) FORMER PRES. JIMMY CARTER: "I can't think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than when he took over." ("Jimmy Carter: Barack Obama's… Continue Reading


01.11.16

Obamacare’s Legacy of Failure

Nearly 6 Years Of Broken Promises Burden Middle-Class Americans PRES. OBAMA: "[W]hen I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform." (President Obama, Remarks at Signing of the Health Insurance Reform Bill, 3/23/2010) The Reality For Middle Class Families, Small Businesses: 'Sticker Shock,' 'Higher Premiums, Fewer Doctors and Skimpier Coverage' "[I]n an interview with CNBC's 'On The Money,' a top hospital executive warned th… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Buyer’s Remorse

Dems On President's Iran Policy: 'No Response Is In Effect, A Response' 'Democrats In Congress Are Losing Patience' "Democrats in Congress are losing patience with the Obama administration for failing to respond quickly enough to Iran's test of a ballistic missile." ("Democrats, Frustrated With Obama On Iran, Float New Sanctions Proposals," The Washington Post, 1/07/2016) "Leading lawmakers, including supporters of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, rapped the White House for … Continue Reading


12.18.15

‘Strengthening The First Amendment’

'Cheer On These Restraints Against Government Harassment' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us … will help advance other important conservative priorities too, like strengthening the First Amendment..." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/17/15) "…cheer on these restraints against government harassment of political donors." (Editorial, "Free Speech and the Freedom Caucus," The Wall Street Journal, 12/18/15) 'First Amendment Wins In Congressional Deal' "… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Restoring The Senate

'A Congress That Worked' -- From Highways, To The 'Doc Fix,' To Tax Relief For Families And Businesses, Progress For The American People SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[R]estoring the Senate is the right thing to do. And it's the practical thing to do. Because we're only going to pass meaningful legislation if members from both parties are given a stake in the outcome. That's the genius of regular order. That's the genius of the Senate." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 1/7/15) "Beneath The Batt… Continue Reading


12.17.15

‘Permanent Tax Relief For American Families And Small Businesses’

Job Creators: 'The Importance Of This… Cannot Be Overstated,' 'Easily The Most Positive Thing Congress Has Done For Small Business In The Past Several Years' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It would enact permanent tax relief for American families and small businesses. That will lead to more jobs, more opportunity, and more economic growth here in America." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/17/15) Permanent Tax Relief Hailed As 'Historic And Very Promising Breakthrough' NATIONAL A… Continue Reading


12.15.15

President Obama In Paris: American Jobs Sacrificed For ‘Paper Tiger’ Deal

In Return For A 'Paper Tiger' Deal In Paris… SEC. KERRY: "…it doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction, and it doesn't have an enforcement compliance mechanism." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/13/15) "The agreement is largely nonbinding and not subject to Senate approval…" ("Businesses Back Paris Climate Agreement," U.S. News, 12/14/15) "…critics on both sides say the deal represents nothing more than a 'paper tiger.'" ("Obama Officials Take Victory Lap Ove… Continue Reading

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