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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


12.04.20

Pelosi Admits She Wasted Months Playing Politics On COVID Relief

In One Press Conference, Pelosi Contradicts Everything She's Said To Support Her Months Of Intransigence On Getting More Assistance To Americans Americans Have Waited Months For More COVID Relief While Speaker Pelosi Refused To Compromise, Yet Now She Says 'Don't Characterize What We Did Before As A Mistake' Because It 'Was Not A Mistake' Q: "Was the mistake not to accept half a loaf months ago, when you said, 'I'm not going to accept half a loaf,' but now-" HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA)… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Pelosi’s House Decides To ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’ On Job-Saving PPP And COVID Relief

Senate Republicans Are Focused On Getting Americans Urgently Needed Pandemic Relief And Economic Assistance, But House Democrats Are Focused Instead On Legalizing Marijuana Senate Republicans Are Focused On Targeted Proposals For COVID Relief … SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The House of Representatives is spending this week on pressing issues like marijuana. You know, serious and important legislation befitting this national crisis. But here in the Senate, I put f… 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


11.30.20

Democrats Increasingly Abandon Pelosi’s COVID Relief Hardline

Speaker Pelosi Is Increasingly Isolated In Her All-Or-Nothing Demands On COVID Relief As More And More Democrats Call For A Compromise And 'The Results Of The Election… Appear To Have Significantly Undercut Her Position' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is no reason why we should not deliver another major pandemic relief package to help the American people through what seems poised to be the last chapters of this battle… If Operation Warp Speed remains on th… 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


11.16.20

Win Or Lose, Democrats’ Answer Is Always A Washington Election Takeover

After Speaker Pelosi's Electoral Humiliation, Democrats Are Once Again Pushing Her Far-Left Plan To Federalize Our Elections SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "By every indication, the 2020 election appears to have been free from meaningful foreign interference. There is no suggestion that our foreign adversaries were allowed to undermine the integrity of this process…. The Trump Administration and the Senate spent four years supporting the state and local election authoriti… 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


11.10.20

New Month, New Election, Same Intransigence From Speaker Pelosi

Despite The Beginnings Of An Economic Recovery And House Democrats Losing Ground In The Election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Still Refusing To Compromise On COVID Relief For Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, we learned the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9%, with more than 630,000 new jobs added just in October. Remember, in the springtime, many experts estimated we would still be saddled with double-digit joblessness through the end of this year. It t… Continue Reading

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