The Leader Board

09.10.20

As Schools Reopen, Schumer Plans To Block $105 Billion In New Education Funding

Democratic Leaders' Obstruction Has Meant That, As Schools Struggle To Reopen, They Face New Costs And Difficulties Without A New Infusion Of Federal Assistance SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Senate To Vote On Targeted COVID Relief

Though Democratic Leaders Have Rejected Every Attempt So Far To Compromise On Crucial COVID-19 Assistance For Americans, Senate Republicans Are Offering 'A New Targeted Proposal, Focused On Some Of The Very Most Urgent Healthcare, Education, And Economic Issues,' So Congress Can Vote On What Members Already Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more bipartisan relief to the American people. In July, we proposed anot… Continue Reading


08.13.20

House Dem: Schumer And Pelosi Give ‘A Middle Finger To The American People’

As Some House Democrats Declare Themselves 'Angry' And 'Frustrated,' Democratic Leaders Still Won't Negotiate Seriously, Refusing To Back Off Their 'Absurd Demands,' While They Throw Numbers Around That Even They Acknowledge Don't Represent Real Concessions SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people…. Unfortunately, the Democrats have continued to let working families d… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Pelosi And Schumer Negotiate Against Each Other

Democratic Leaders Contradict Each Other On Whether They're Willing To Compromise At All And Shut Down Rank-And-File Democrats Open To Compromise On Other Provisions Sen. Schumer Claims Democrats Have Made A 'Difficult Compromise' Offer, But Speaker Pelosi Insists That Democrats Aren't Actually Dropping Any Of Their Demands, They're Just Offering To Shift Dates Around SCHUMER: 'It Was Difficult For Us To Offer That Compromise' SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "So, like in any… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Schumer And Pelosi’s Intransigence Allowed ‘Crucial’ PPP Lifeline To Lapse

Democrats Demanding Everything Or Nothing In Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Has Resulted In The Expiration Of The Successful PPP Small Business Loan Program, Just As Small Businesses Are Again Running Out Of Money SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress should be strengthening the PPP. Instead, the Democrats have put it in jeopardy. This [past] Saturday, August 8, [was] the official deadline for anyone who hasn't yet gotten a loan to apply. The door close[d Saturday] and m… Continue Reading


08.05.20

States, Schools, And Employers Agree Liability Protections Are Necessary For Reopening

State Officials, Schools And Universities, And Business Groups Are All Calling For 'Common Sense Civil Liability Protections' In Order For America To Reopen Safely And Prevent 'A Growing Wave Of Lawsuits' Against Organizations That Faithfully Followed Health Guidelines SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's about hospitals and doctors and nurses and teachers and universities and colleges and K-12. This is not just liability protection for businesses. They're included along with… Continue Reading


08.03.20

Pelosi And Hoyer At Odds Over Boosted Federal Unemployment Insurance Payments

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Agrees With Republicans, Economists, And Most Americans That We Should Not Pay People More For Not Working Than They Made On The Job, Yet Speaker Pelosi Uses Her Sunday Show Appearance To Throw Him Under The Bus Speaker Pelosi Dismisses Majority Leader Hoyer Agreeing With Republicans That There's 'Legitimate Concern That People Are Making More On Unemployment With The $600 Additional' And His Claim That 'It's Not $600 Or Bust' ABC's MARTHA RADDATZ: "House M… Continue Reading


07.30.20

States Have Spent Less Than A Quarter Of Their CARES Act Funds

Democrats In Congress Are Insisting On Nearly $1 Trillion In More Funding For States, But State Governments Have Spent Less Than One Fourth Of Money They Already Received For Pandemic Expenses, And Local Governments Have Seen Only A Fraction Of That SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Congressional Democrats] won't engage when the Administration tries to discuss our comprehensive plan. They won't engage when the Administration floats a narrower proposal. They basically won't eng… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Healthcare, Economic Assistance, Liability, And Schools

The HEALS Act Is Designed To Get More Help To Americans, Boost Our Health Providers And Medical Researchers, And Assist Small Businesses And Schools So They Can Reopen Safely SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back t… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senate Republicans Introduce The HEALS Act

As They Did With The CARES Act In March, Senate Republicans Are Leading On The Next Response To The Coronavirus With 'A Tailored And Targeted Draft' Focused On 'Getting Kids Back In School, Getting Workers Back To Work, And Winning The Healthcare Fight Against The Virus' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. The American people need more help. They need it to be comprehensive. And they need it to be carefully tailored… Continue Reading


07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Pelosi And Schumer’s Opening COVID Bid Is Actually Just An Unserious Liberal Wish List

REMINDER: The COVID Bill Pelosi And Schumer Are Still Pushing For Is An Unserious, $3 Trillion Package, Stuffed With Policies Straight Of Their Big Government, Liberal Wish List SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We think this--we think the HEROES bill is the right place to be, and that's our position. … Democrats are united, House and Senate, behind the HEROES bill. It has overwhelmingly broad support." (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 7/21/2020) HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELO… Continue Reading


07.21.20

NDAA Critical To Deter Aggression Against American Interests

As Chinese And Russian Aggression Becomes More Apparent Every Day, It Is Imperative To Pass The Annual Defense Authorization Bill To Boost American Defense And Deterrence Capabilities And Strengthen U.S. Alliances SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese… Continue Reading


07.20.20

To Reopen, Schools Demand COVID Liability Protections

Education Groups Write That 'Liability Protections During This Pandemic Will Help Our Schools Reopen Safely, Implement The Necessary Protocols To Protect Our Students And Staff, And Mitigate Additional Losses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "To step back toward normalcy, our country will need K-12 and college students to resume their schooling, we will need to reenergize hiring to get workers their jobs back, and we will need continued progress on the healthcare fight to get r… Continue Reading


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Senate Democrat Leaders Defend Outrageous Pelosi Comment

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Recently, the country was informed by hysterical journalists that a rational policy essay from Senator Cotton was too inflammatory to publish. But the Speaker of the House can say Senator Tim Scott and his 48 co-sponsors are 'trying to get away with… the murder of George Floyd' and Democrats just cheer her on." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 6/25/2020) Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Apologize For Her Irresponsible And Inflammatory Rhetoric HOU… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Senate Democrats Block Policing Reform

'After Demanding The Senate Take Up Police Reform This Month,' Senate Democrats Rejected All Offers For Amendments And Blocked Action On The JUSTICE Act, 'Stalling Efforts To Change Law Enforcement Practices' "Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from taking up a bill to overhaul policing, calling the legislation flawed and a nonstarter. A motion to open debate on the measure, which needed 60 votes, failed 55-45." ("Senate Democrats Block GOP Policing Bill, Calling It 'Irrevocab… Continue Reading


06.24.20

200 Judges

Since 2017, The Senate Republican Majority Has Confirmed 200 Article III Judges, 'A Generational Remaking Of The Courts' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years. As … Continue Reading


06.23.20

Will Senate Democrats Shut Down Policing Reform?

After Spending Weeks Demanding The Senate Take Up A Police Reform Bill Before July 4th, Senate Democrats Have Announced They'll Block The Senate From Taking Up The Bill, Despite House Democrats Being Open To Compromise "Democrats will block a Republican policing reform bill in the Senate …" ("Democrats to Block Senate Republican Bill on Police Practices," Bloomberg News, 6/23/2020) "The Senate's police reform debate is on a trajectory to crash and burn this week. Top Democratic sen… Continue Reading


06.20.20

In June, ‘The Action Is In The Senate’

While House Democrats Remained Out Of Town, Senate Republicans Introduced Significant Police Reforms, Passed 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Held Multiple Hearings On The Coronavirus Pandemic, And Confirmed Several Key Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrat-led House of Representatives is out of town. They have had time to issue partisan attacks from long distance, but have yet to take up any police reform le… Continue Reading

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