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02.10.21

Let’s Go To The Vote-A-Rama Highlights

Here Are The Plays From Last Week's Marathon Voting Session That You Need To See Again SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate had a 14-hour voting marathon on amendments to the phony partisan budget that Democrats jammed through as a procedural step. We got Senators on the record on a host of questions that matter to American families. Sadly Democrats blocked our efforts to say that, at the very least, school districts where teachers have been vaccinated cert… Continue Reading


02.05.21

‘$1.9 Trillion Is A Lot Of Money’: Dems Ignore Economic Data In Rush To Spend Big

The Spending Plan Being Pushed By The Biden Administration And Democrats In Congress Does Not Take Into Account Improving Economic Indicators, Many States Raking In Higher Tax Revenues, Nor How Little Has Been Spent Of The $900 Billion Passed Just 6 Weeks Ago SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is no doubt that some families are still struggling. This isn't finished. But experts agree the remaining damage to our economy does not require another multi-trillion-dollar, non-… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Democrats Won’t Rule Out Packing The Supreme Court

Given An Opportunity To Disavow Their Track Record Of Flirting With Court Packing, Every Single Senate Democrat Voted Down An Amendment From Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Designed To Hinder Packing The Supreme Court SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): "Last year in certain fringe quarters of the Democratic Party it seemed popular to call for packing the Supreme Court, for expanding the number of justices on the court… Now, obviously all Republicans oppose such a radical idea. … So I offer a simpl… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Democrats Vote In Favor Of A Tax Break For The Wealthy

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sen. Grassley's (R-IA) Amendment To Prevent A Repeal Of The Cap On The State And Local Tax Deduction, Thereby Preserving Their Ability To Pass A Tax Cut For Wealthy Taxpayers In High-Tax States All 50 Senate Democrats voted to preserve their ability to eliminate the cap on the state and local tax deduction, which would be a boon for wealthy taxpayers. (S.Amdt.91, S.Con.Res.5, Roll Call Vote #29: Motion Rejected 49-51: D 0-48; R 49-1; I 0-2, 2/04/2021) A… Continue Reading


02.04.21

99 Senators Agree That Any New Stimulus Checks Must Be Targeted

Nearly All Senators Voted For Sen. Susan Collins' (R-ME) Amendment Declaring That Any New Stimulus Checks Should Be Targeted At Those Who Truly Need Them SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): "It is very unlikely that American households with family incomes of $300,000 have suffered significant financial harm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our amendment ensures that this much-needed financial relief gets in the pockets of the struggling families that need it most." (Sen. Collins, Press Release, 2/0… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Only 8 Democrats Vote Against Sending Stimulus Checks to Illegal Immigrants

A Majority Of Senators Voted For Sens. Young (R-IN) And Cotton's (R-AR) Amendment Prohibiting Economic Impact Payments From Going To People In The United States Illegally SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We'll be getting Senators on the record about whether taxpayers should fund checks for illegal immigrants …" (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 2/03/2021) SEN. TODD YOUNG (R-IN), Amendment Sponsor: "Economic Impact Payments were intended to provide a lifeline to America… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Democrats Side With Teachers’ Unions Against Students

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sens. Blunt (R-MO) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Deny Funding To School Districts That Still Won't Reopen Even After Teachers Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19 SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We'll be getting Senators on the record about … whether generous federal funding should pour into school districts where the unions refuse to let schools open." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 2/03/2021) SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): "The evidence i… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Republican Amendment Ensures No Tax Hikes on Small Businesses During Pandemic

All 100 Senators Voted For Sens. Rubio (R-FL) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Oppose Tax Increases On Small Businesses During The Pandemic, Which Would Rule Out A Radical Scheme Some Democrats Have Floated To Jam A Minimum Wage Increase Through Reconciliation As A Tax On Businesses SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It will not serve Americans to ram through a one-size-fits-all minimum wage hike that the CBO says would kill more than a million jobs for the most vulnerable work… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Dems Approve Handing Money To States Under Investigation For Failing To Protect Nursing Home Residents

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Prevent Additional Funding Going To States Under Investigation For Underreporting Deaths In Nursing Homes From Coronavirus All 50 Senate Democrats voted against Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) amendment, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). (S.Amdt. 53, S Con.Res.5, Roll Call Vote #15: Amendment Rejected 50-50: D 0-48; R 50-0; … Continue Reading


02.02.21

Biden And The Teachers’ Unions Flunk Science Class

Despite Experts Saying In-Person Learning Is Best For Students, And Scientific Studies Showing Schools Can Reopen Safely, Teachers' Unions In Many States Refuse To Return To The Classroom And Are Even Getting Encouragement From The Biden White House Though Congress Has Appropriated Over $110 Billion To Support Education And Reopen Schools, President Biden And White House Chief Of Staff Ron Klain Say It's Still Not Enough "The U.S. Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes mor… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Biden Says Compromise But Governs Left

In His First Days In Office, President Biden Has Enacted A Raft Of Left-Wing Executive Orders And Floated Legislative Priorities That 'Advance A Liberal Agenda' But 'Offer Little Compromise' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[O]n the Biden Administration's very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction. The President re-entered the failed Paris climate agreement -- a terrible bargain that would set us up to self-inflict major economic pain on working American f… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Protecting The Legislative Filibuster Is A Bipartisan Priority

For Years, Both Leader McConnell and President Biden Have Argued Against Ending The Legislative Filibuster, Which Biden Recently Called 'A Very Dangerous Move' Leader McConnell Has Consistently Defended The Legislative Filibuster In Both The Majority And The Minority SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY), 2019: "A Democratic assault on the legislative filibuster would make the nomination fights look like child's play. … On legislation… the Senate's treasured tradition i… Continue Reading


12.29.20

To Support Our Troops, Counter China And Russia, And Strengthen Cybersecurity, The Senate Must Approve The NDAA

SEN. INHOFE: 'The NDAA Has Become Law Every Year For 59 Years Straight Because It's Absolutely Vital To Our National Security And Our Troops. This Year Must Not Be An Exception' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress has returned to work this week to enact the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act into law. Yesterday, a bipartisan supermajority in the House voted to reapprove the conference report of this must-pass legislation. Today, the Senate will set up a final vo… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Final Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill Lines Up Closely With Senate GOP’s July Bill

Democrats Blocked COVID Relief for Months, Holding Out For A Bloated Left-Wing Wish List, Yet Ended Up Embracing A Bill 'Exactly Within The Ballpark' Of The Senate Republican Proposal From July SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "As far back as July, and all autumn, Republicans have consistently supported a targeted package right in the ballpark of this total amount, with the same kinds of policies in the mix. The package that will shortly become law falls exactly within the ballp… Continue Reading


12.20.20

For Months Leader McConnell Called On Both Parties ‘To Pass Everything That We Can Agree To.’ Democrats Finally Listened

After Refusing To Compromise For Months, Democrats Finally Agreed To Leader McConnell's Call To Pass COVID Relief The Parties Already Agreed On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "From where I stand, from where Senate Republicans stand, there is no reason why this urgent package could not have been signed into law multiple months ago. "For months, Senate Republicans have consistently supported a targeted rescue package, under $1 trillion, focused on the same kinds of policies tha… Continue Reading


12.20.20

What Took So Long? Democrats Putting Politics Above COVID Relief

Democrats Refused To Make Law Where The Parties Agreed, Instead Insisting On An All-Or-Nothing Policy Until After The November Election SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "So why did it take all this time? We know why. We have heard Democrats say openly that they were not willing to deal all summer and fall, but are willing now, because they now have a President-elect of their own political party. That's not my accusation - that's their admission. So, look, I'm glad we've gotten thi… Continue Reading


12.11.20

McConnell Offered A Real Compromise, So When Will Pelosi And Schumer?

Last Week, Leader McConnell Offered To Compromise In Order To Get Crucial COVID Relief To Americans, But Democrats Stubbornly Refuse To Reciprocate SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "If we could just get past that, if the Republican Leader would only back off maximalist demands on corporate immunity, we could get something done. I mean it. We could actually get something done." (Sen. Schumer, Floor Remarks, 12/11/2020) SCHUMER: "The American people, all of us, are sick of this rid… Continue Reading


12.11.20

The Senate Must Support Our Military By Passing The 60th Annual NDAA

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act Includes A Pay Raise For Our Men And Women In Uniform, Support For Their Families, Vital Resources To Support The National Defense Strategy And Counter China And Russia, Critical Upgrades To American Nuclear And Cyber Forces, And Investments In The Next Generation Of Battlefield Dominance SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, we began moving the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act toward the … Continue Reading


12.09.20

Democrats’ Endless Objections, Deflections, And Rejections Have Delayed Further COVID Relief For Half A Year

Going Back To July, Democrats Have Rejected More Than 10 Republican Proposals To Get COVID Relief And Economic Assistance To Struggling Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have made one offer… after another… after another to try and make law on all the significant areas where nobody even disagrees. We have spent July, August, September, October, and November trying different ways to create common ground. But the Speaker of the House and the… Continue Reading


12.07.20

It’s Time To Make Law Where There’s Broad Bipartisan Agreement On COVID Relief

There Are 'Life-And-Death Issues' Confronting The Country And Both Democrats And Republicans Agree On Core Assistance Provisions, Which Congress Should Pass As Soon As Possible And Leave Other Concerns For Later SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, our colleague from Illinois, the Democratic Whip, gave an interview in which he named three examples of highly urgent matters that need to be addressed for our nation right now…. Extending unemployment insurance; helpi… Continue Reading

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