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03.16.15

Four Myths Democrats Know To Be False

Reid The Bill MYTH 1: Hyde Amendment Language Was Sneaked In SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): "The provision the Republicans are hoping to sneak in…" (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.1404, 3/11/15) MURRAY: "The Republicans are trying to pull a fast one here on the human trafficking bill…" ("Human Trafficking Bill Hits A Snag In The Senate," The New York Times, 3/10/15) REALITY: 'Democratic Staff Members Apparently Did Not Read The Bill' The Cornyn bill was introduced Janu… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Dems ‘Choosing A Phantom Problem Over Real Victims’

Democrats Threatening 'To Torpedo Bipartisan Legislation Combating Human Sex Trafficking' ELEANOR GAETAN, The Coalition Against Trafficking In Women: "Senate Democrats are choosing a phantom problem over real victims." (Dallas Morning News, 3/12/15) GAETAN: "Speechless that superb U.S. anti-trafficking bill #JVTA is hostage… Offer an amendment & take a vote Dems, don't block!" (Twitter, @EkGaetan, 3/11/15) Bipartisan Cornyn / Klobuchar Bill 'Represents An Effort To … … Continue Reading


03.11.15

VIDEO RELEASE: ‘We Agree’

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): "We should pass Senator Cornyn's Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which would support programs for survivors of human trafficking and child pornography…" (Sen. Gillibrand, Congressional Record, S.1270, 3/4/15) SEN. HEIDI HEITKAMP (D-ND): "I also call on the majority leader to act by urging him to also bring S. 166, the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act, and S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, to the floor fo… Continue Reading


03.10.15

McConnell: ‘Victims Are Counting On Us To Act’

Cornyn & Klobuchar: 'We Must Join Together And Take Action' To End Trafficking CORNYN & KLOBUCHAR: 'Young People Are Being Robbed Of Their Innocence,' 'Fight This Modern-Day Slave Trade' SENS. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX) & AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): "Instead of treating people like these young girls as the victims they are, they are often thrown into the criminal justice system, labeled prostitutes and left with few options but to return to a nightmare that shockingly still exists in the Uni… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Bipartisan Skepticism Of Obama’s Iran Policy

Diplomats Concerned About A Nuclear Arms Race In The Mideast 'Skepticism' & 'Concern' Expressed Over Obama Administration Negotiations 10 DEMOCRAT SENATORS: "We remain deeply skeptical that Iran is committed to making the concessions required to demonstrate to the world that its nuclear program is exclusively peaceful by March 24 - the deadline agreed upon for a political framework agreement. Considering Iran's history in nuclear negotiations and after two extensions of the Joint Plan … Continue Reading


02.24.15

Obama’s Keystone Choice: Workers Or The 1%

Unions 'Urge The President To Sign This Bill,' Ignore 'Deep Pocketed Billionaire' Unions: 'Washington Should Put Job Creation And The Livelihoods Of Working Men And Women Ahead Of … Deep Pocketed Billionaire Funders' TEAMSTERS: 'I urge the president to sign this bill,' 'construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will jump-start local economies by creating good-paying jobs.' "With the passage of the Keystone Pipeline Act by the House of Representatives today, Teamsters General Pre… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Presidential Power Grab: Dem Rhetoric vs. Reality

Dems Claim To Be 'Concerned About The Constitutional Separation Of Powers,' But When The Chips Are Down They Back A President Who Is Blatantly 'Ignoring The Law' Dem Rhetoric: 'Frankly Am Concerned About The Constitutional Separation Of Powers' SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): "I disagree with the president's decision to use executive action to make changes to our immigration system..." (CBS News, 11/20/14) MANCHIN: "I also agree with my Republican colleagues that President Obama should not ha… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Another Obamacare Fumble

In Latest Obamacare Misstep, 'Nearly One Million People' Receive Incorrect Tax Info Obama Administration 'Scrambling' To Fix 'Error On Crucial Forms' "But in a twist, the agency said it is scrambling to fix an error on crucial forms that went out to roughly one in five HealthCare.gov customers…" ("Obamacare Officials Admit Blunder: 800K Got Faulty Tax Info From Federal Website," Washington Times, 2/20/15) "The administration sent incorrect tax information to 800,000 people who have… Continue Reading


01.26.15

Dems On Keystone: ‘So Important That We Do It Now’

Senate Dems Push For Pipeline Approval: 'We Have Everything To Gain By Building This Pipeline' DEMOCRATS: 'Common Sense To Be For The Pipeline' Nine currently serving democrats voted 'to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline' last November-with no amendments. (S.2280, Roll Call Vote #280, Bill Defeated 59-41: R 46-0; D 13-39; I 0-2, 11/18/14) Keystone bill cosponsored by democrat senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jon Tester (D-MT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO)… Continue Reading


01.22.15

New Era, More Votes

New Senate Holds More Amendment Roll Call Votes In One Week Than Total Held Last Year; And Even Democrats Are Praising The Change SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've actually reached a milestone here that I think's noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our fifteenth roll call vote on an amendment on this bill, which is more roll call votes on amendments than the entire United States Senate in all of 2014. … This is the way the Senate ought to work." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 1… Continue Reading


01.20.15

The Keystone Jobs Bill

American Public, Unions, Republicans & Many Democrats Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' UNION PRESIDENT: 'This shovel-ready project will put thousands of hardworking men and women to work' (William Hite, UA President, Letter To Congress, 1/8/15) AMERICANS: 'By Nearly Two-To-One … Public Favors Building The Pipeline' FOX NEWS: "Most Americans of all political stripes support construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, and want President Obama to sign leg… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Keystone: Unions Double Down In Support

Organized Labor Rallies For The Job Creating Infrastructure Project Teamsters, Electricians, Engineers, Plumbers & Pipefitters, And Others Say 'Enough Is Enough' TEAMSTERS: 'Good paying jobs' "I am writing to express the strong support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for the Keystone XL Pipeline… The Teamsters Union continues to believe that the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will contribute to enhanced energy security, economic prosperity and, of critical importance, t… Continue Reading


01.31.11

Dems’ Jobs Credibility

Dems Continue To Claim 'Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs' In Every Bill They Consider But After Two Years Of False Promises, America Has Lost Nearly 3 Million Jobs 2,837,000 Jobs Lost February, 2009 - December, 2010 (U.S. Dept. Of Labor, "Employment, Hour, And Earnings From The Current Employment Statistics Survey (National)," Accessed 1/24/11) Unemployment Rate: 9.4% ("The Unemployment Situation - December 2010," Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 1/7/11) New FAA Promise: 'Hundreds Of Thousan… Continue Reading


06.16.10

Stimulating Wall Street

The "Clear Winner" Of The "Build America Bonds" Provision In The Stimulus "Has Been Wall Street" SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "Taxpayers deserve to know where the money is going. Banks are in business to make money. They lobbied for this program. Democratic congressional leaders designed the program knowing that banks would get this business, so those leaders have an obligation to put some checks and balances into the deal. It's too late after the money's been spent." "But Build America … Continue Reading


03.31.10

Continued Damage From Health Care Law

Boeing, Goodrich, And Illinois Tool Works Join Companies That Project Major Losses As A Result Of The Newly Passed Health Care Law "Boeing Says It Will Take A Charge Of $150 Million Due To The Recent Health Care Overhaul Legislation. The Aircraft Maker, Based In Chicago, Says The Charge Will Hurt Earnings By 20 Cents Per Share In The First Quarter Of 2010." ("Boeing To Take Charge On Health Care Reform," The Associated Press, 3/31/10) "Goodrich Corp. Says It Expects To Incur A One-Time… Continue Reading


12.16.09

They Said It: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

THEY SAID IT: SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): "As Of This Point I Am Not Voting For The Bill." (Fox Business' "Cavuto," 12/16/09) FOX BUSINESS' NEIL CAVUTO: "On health care, you're very dead set against them taking out a public option and it looks like they have, for the time being. Would you not vote for that then?" (Fox Business' "Cavuto," 12/16/09) SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): "I'm struggling with this. As of this point I am not voting for the bill. And here's why." FOX BUSINESS' N… Continue Reading


12.11.09

Dem vs. Dem: Tax On Insurance Companies Vs. Tax On Customers

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): "The Fact Is It's A Tax On The Health Insurance Company." "All we hear from the other side is, oh this bill is going to raise taxes. Well it does raise some. It raises taxes on health insurance companies for what we call Cadillac health care policies. We can debate for a long time whether that level of policy, $25,000, is a reasonable level or it should be something different. But the fact is it's a tax on the health insurance company." (Sen. Durbin, Floor Remarks, 12/11… Continue Reading


05.22.09

Terror Trial Trouble

Previous Trials In U.S. Federal Court Have Inadvertently Aided Terrorists, Including Osama Bin Laden & Al Qaeda PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Ramzi Yousef … Was Convicted In Our Courts." "Zacarias Moussaoui … Was Convicted In Our Courts." "If We Can Try Those Terrorists In Our Courts And Hold Them In Our Prisons, Then We Can Do The Same With Detainees From Guantanamo." (President Obama, Remarks At The National Archives, Washington, D.C., 5/21/09) We Can Try Terrorists, The Que… Continue Reading


11.17.08

McConnell Statement On The Yet-To-Be-Written Democrat Spending/Bailout Bill

'We owe it to the people of Nevada, Kentucky and all across America to make known the impact this bailout would have on the deficit; the taxpayers deserve to know if this bailout would increase the national debt and raise their taxes' LOUISVILLE, Ky. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday in response to a letter from the Majority Leader regarding an as-yet unwritten spending and bailout bill: "Senator Reid has not yet provided us with the text… Continue Reading


07.08.08

Dems' New Gas Price Strategy: "Drive Small Cars And Wait For The Wind"

Americans Increasingly Demand A 'Find More, Use Less' Energy Policy DEMOCRATIC AIDE: "Right now, our strategy on gas prices is 'Drive small cars and wait for the wind.'" (Energy bill out of gas, The Hill, 07/08/08) RECENT POLLS SHOWS SUPPORT FOR DEEP SEA EXPLORATION OVER 73% CNN/OPINION RESEARCH POLL: "Still, 73% of the more than 1,000 Americans surveyed from June 26 to 29 said they favored an expansion of offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in protected U.S. waters, … Continue Reading

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