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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

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


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

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


12.09.20

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


12.03.20

Will Democrats Finally Let Congress Pass COVID Aid They Don’t Even Oppose?

After Speaker Pelosi And Sen. Schumer Spent Months Holding Bipartisan Agreements On Healthcare, Economic Assistance, And Education Funding Hostage To Far-Left Demands, Will They At Long Last Agree To 'Deliver Right Away On All The Subjects Where Everybody Agrees'? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Anyone who's heard me speak about coronavirus relief going back months has heard one central principle: Let's deliver right away on all the subjects where everybody agrees, and argue … Continue Reading


11.18.20

Democrats Blocking Important Federal Funding For Vaccine Distribution

Following Speaker Pelosi's Lead In Refusing Any New COVID Relief Unless Liberals Get Their Full 'Far-Left Ideological Wish List,' Senate Democrats Have Twice Blocked A Republican Proposal That Featured Tens Of Billions Of Dollars For COVID Vaccine Production And Distribution SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have spent months trying to get another bipartisan rescue package passed and signed into law for the American people. For months, our position has been c… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Dems Triple Down On Liberal Wishlist Demands

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, And Joe Biden All Are Pushing The Heroes Act, Speaker Pelosi's Unserious Legislation Stuffed With Left-Wing Priorities, Instead Of Focusing On Targeted, Necessary COVID Relief SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My Republican colleagues and I have stated over and over that we still want to pass more coronavirus relief for the American people. Senate Republicans have voted multiple times to send hundreds of billions of… Continue Reading


11.13.20

Dems In Disarray: Congressional Democrats ‘Ripping Each Other To Shreds’ After Another Election Day Setback

Democratic Civil War In The House And Senate As Liberals And Moderates Blame Each Other For Their Massive Election Failures "House Democrats have the majority and are ripping each other to shreds. Senate Democrats fell short for the third cycle in a row, but are only grousing about getting out-messaged by Republicans." ("'We're Not Some Demonic Cult': Democrats Fume Over Faulty Messaging," Politico, 11/10/2020) Senate Democrats Underperformed Yet Again, As Rank-And-File Members Attack Dem… Continue Reading


11.12.20

Pelosi And Schumer STILL Won’t Compromise On COVID Relief

Even After Falling Far Short Of Expectations In Last Week's Election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Immediately Reiterated That They Still Will Not Compromise To Get Targeted COVID Relief To Americans Speaker Pelosi: 'We Are At The Same Place Even More So' "Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday morning said the $3.4 trillion Heroes Act passed by House Democrats in May should be the 'starting po… Continue Reading


10.24.20

Disregard Democrats’ Unserious Demands

Senate Democrats Are Calling On The Senate To Take Up COVID Relief Despite Filibustering That 3 Days Ago And Demanding The Senate Consider Numerous Other Unrelated Bills Despite Sen. Schumer Moving To Adjourn The Senate 4 Times In The Last Week SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The next huge wave in this pandemic is not looming. It's here. We cannot afford to wait … Today we're going to give the Republican majority in the Senate the opportunity to consider critical legislatio… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Democrats’ Threats To Norms And Institutions Predate Judge Barrett’s Nomination

Regardless Of Their Rhetoric Now, Senate Democrats Have Been Threatening The Independence Of The Supreme Court And The Norms And Traditions Of The Senate Long Before This Year's Supreme Court Vacancy SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Now, I believe the Senate majority is on the precipice of making a colossal and historic mistake by rushing this nomination through the Senate only eight days before a national election after 50 million Americans have already voted, the Republican major… Continue Reading


10.21.20

‘Senate Democrats Chose To Do Speaker Pelosi’s Political Dirty Work’

Yet Again, Senate Democrats Follow Speaker Pelosi's Nothing Is Better Than Something Lead, Blocking COVID Assistance For Health Providers, Families, Small Businesses, Schools, And Farmers SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us is neither Republicans' nor Democrats' idea of a perfect bill. I think we're all clear on that. But it would move us past Speaker Pelosi's all-or-nothing obstruction and deliver huge support, right now, for the most pressing needs of our… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Don’t Take Senate Democrats Seriously Or Literally

Last Week, Democrats Demanded The Senate Make A New COVID Relief Bill A Priority, Yet This Week They're Going To Again Block Hundreds Of Billions In Assistance For Families, Small Businesses, And Schools SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Mo… Continue Reading

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