The Leader Board

04.10.18

‘Worth Celebrating’

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's First Year on the Court "Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain cellphone records." (The Associated Press, 4/08/2018) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e've confirmed top-notch legal minds to the federal bench, inclu… Continue Reading


03.23.18

Safety Provisions ‘Will Be Effective And Save Lives’

Omnibus Legislation 'Delivers For Students And Teachers' By Including Fix NICS And STOP School Violence Act SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The [omnibus] legislation also delivers for students and teachers across our nation, who deserve to learn and work without fear of violence. At the insistence of the Speaker and myself, this bill will include two important, bipartisan, commonsense measures to address real issues facing the nation: the Fix NICS bill and the STOP School Vio… Continue Reading


03.22.18

‘Tax Reform Is Helping Hoosiers’

Sen. Young: 'I Was Proud To Support The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act' SEN. TODD YOUNG (R-IN): "We delivered several major successes to the American people last year, including tax relief for hard-working Hoosiers and small businesses. … I was proud to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…" (Sen. Young, Press Release, 1/26/2018) Hoosier Paychecks Going Up SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…tax reform is helping Hoosiers. Pat Williams, who lives in Southern Indiana, recently shared ano… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Omnibus Bill ‘A Victory For Families Caught In The Grip Of The Opioid Epidemic’

'It Is Time To Liberate Our Communities From This Scourge Of Drug Addiction' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction." (President Trump, "How We Will Win The War On Opioids," 3/1/2018) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[The omnibus bill is] a victory for families caught in the grip of the opioid epidemic. This bill scales up research, treatment and prevention funding and provides for grants to first responders. It will confro… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Restoring America’s Military

Omnibus Bill 'Delivers The Largest Year-On-Year Increase In Defense Spending In Fifteen Years' SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: "The agreement provides the biggest year-over-year increase in defense funding in 15 years. Combined with FY2018 funding previously approved by Congress for missile defense and disaster response, the Defense Department will receive more than $61 billion over the 2017 enacted level. The omnibus measure funds a 2.4 percent pay increase for troops and includes substanti… Continue Reading


03.20.18

Tax Reform ‘Wonderful’ In Missouri

'Bonnie Brazzeal, Who Works In The Cafeteria At The College Of The Ozarks, Choked Up When She Told The President That She Received A Bonus From Her Employer As A Result Of The Tax Cut' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last Wednesday, President Trump visited a Boeing manufacturing facility in St. Louis to hear how tax reform is helping Americans. … These Americans' tax reform stories are amazing. So is the fact that only one senator from Missouri voted to help all this good news happen." (Se… Continue Reading


03.19.18

‘Sustain Our Military's Primacy’

'Our Backlog Of Deferred Readiness, Procurement, And Modernization Requirements Has Grown In The Last Decade And A Half And Can No Longer Be Ignored.' SEC. MATTIS: 'Congressional Action Will Ensure Our Military Can Defend Our Way Life, Preserve The Promise Of Prosperity, And Pass On The Freedoms You And I Enjoy To The Next Generation' 2018 National Defense Strategy: "To address the scope and pace of our competitors' and adversaries' ambitions and capabilities, we must invest in modernization… Continue Reading


03.19.18

‘It Could Be Your Child’

'The Truth Is Backpage.Com And Other Sites Are Making Millions Of Dollars By Exploiting Our Children And Allowing Them To Be Taken Advantage [Of] By Predators.' The Communications Decency Act 'Was Not Intended To Allow Companies To Legally Sell Children On The Internet' SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): "…the Communications Decency Act was never intended to protect those that engage in illegal conduct and it was certainly never intended to protect online predators and sex traffickers." (U.S. S… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Senate Passes Banking Reform

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Legislation 'Will Right-Size Regulation' And Enhance 'Important Consumer Protections' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking Committee Chairman: "The majority of us in this body recognize that our community financial institutions have been struggling to keep up with the regulatory demands coming out of Washington, and that it was time to revisit current law and make changes where necessary…. When this bill is signed into law, it will right-size regulation for fina… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Expanded Education Savings Accounts In Tax Reform ‘A Big Win For Families’

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Few subjects are closer to the hearts of parents than their children's education. That's why Republicans made sure the historic tax reform we passed last year included a provision, championed by Sen. Cruz and others, that will help parents choose an education for their children that makes sense for their family." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/15/018) 'The First Legislative Expansion Of Nationwide Private School Choice In 20 Years,' 'Truly A Game Changer,' 'A … Continue Reading


03.14.18

Tax Reform: Millions Of Workers Have Already Benefited

Special Tax Reform Bonuses Have Been Announced For Workers At Hundreds Of Companies Across The Country SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For months now, the headlines have been filled with businesses large and small using tax reform to give workers bonuses, pay raises, and new benefits. … That's what every Democrat voted against." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/14/2018) Democrats Threaten: 'We Could Take … That Money' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "But when [the American people] … Continue Reading


03.12.18

Making It Easier For Consumers

'Commonsense Fixes' In Sen. Crapo's Bill Will Provide 'Regulatory Relief For Banks And Credit Unions, Especially The Smaller Ones' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking Committee Chairman: "The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act is aimed at rightsizing regulation for financial institutions, including community banks and credit unions, making it easier for consumers to get mortgages and to obtain credit. As I have often said, the real victims of what I am talking a… Continue Reading


03.08.18

Dems: ‘We Could Take Some Of That Money’

Senate Democrats Propose Clawing Back Americans' Bonuses, Pay Raises, & New Jobs SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Just yesterday, Senate Democrats announced they'd like to spend a trillion dollars of taxpayer money -- and to try and pay for some of it, they want to roll back Americans' brand-new tax cuts while they're at it. There they go again. Tax more. Spend more. Take money away from American families and give it to the federal government." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/8/2018) SEN.… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Relief For Main Street Borrowers & Lenders

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Bill 'Offers Common-Sense [Regulatory] Relief For Our Nation's Nearly 5,700 Community Banks' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "Community banks and credit unions across the country have long struggled to keep up with ever-increasing regulatory compliance and examiner demands coming out of Washington. In local economies, this places a strain on small businesses looking to open or to grow." (Sen. Crapo, Congressional Record, S.1347, 3/6/2018) SEN. CRAPO (R-ID): "…this bill… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Tastes Great. Less Taxes.

'Ecstatic' Local Brewers On Tax Reform Savings: 'It's Hard To Overstate How Dramatic This Is To Us,' 'This Act Went Straight To Our Staff' "Toasting the nation's booming economy, alcoholic-beverage producers - from craft beer brewers to large whiskey distilleries - are taking advantage of a big tax cut. The federal excise tax on spirits, wine and beer has been slashed through 2019 under the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which supporters say will allow owners to pour those … Continue Reading


03.06.18

Tax Reform: Good News For Americans’ Retirement

Companies Across America Announce 'New U.S. Tax Legislation, Has Enabled Us To Increase Our 401(K) Match' For Our Employees SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, we hear of more ways that tax reform is immediately helping American workers, job creators, and middle-class families across the nation. But this generational reform was not designed to be a flash in the pan. We're already seeing ways it will continue to benefit hard-working Americans years, even decades, down the road. Along with b… Continue Reading


03.06.18

‘Much-Needed Relief’

'A Rare, Bipartisan Agreement Years In The Making,' 'The Biggest Change To The 2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law Since It Was Signed' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "The reforms in this bipartisan bill help tailor the current regulatory landscape, while ensuring safety and soundness and relieving the burden on American businesses that are unfairly being treated like the largest companies in our economy. The passage of this legislation holds real promise for families across America…" (Sen. Cr… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Meanwhile, Outside The Beltway…

'Bonuses, Rising Wages, Expanded Benefits And A Lower Taxes Are Giving Middle-Class Families A Whole Lot More Breathing Room' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, we hear about more local businesses realizing new savings and putting it toward equipment, expansion, and employees. Every day, we hear about how bonuses, rising wages, expanded benefits and lower taxes are giving middle-class families a whole lot more breathing room. … In the meantime, the economic data are painting quite … Continue Reading


02.28.18

‘Real, Tangible Benefits from Tax Reform’

Senate Republicans Hear From Small Business In States Across America SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…it's been just over two months since this united Republican government delivered historic tax reform to middle-class families across America. So how's it working? We've all seen the national news: Walmart is giving raises or new benefits to more than a million hourly workers. Boeing is investing $300 million in workforce development and corporate giving. Apple is bringing hundreds of b… Continue Reading


02.22.18

More Tax Reform Bonuses Keep Rolling Out

More Money In Your Pocket HORMEL FOODS CORP.: "Hormel Foods Corp. this morning announced that it plans to use savings from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to award stock options to its employees and raise starting wages to $13 an hour. Hormel announced the new employee benefits as part of a first-quarter earnings report. … Hormel stated that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump in December saved the Fortune 500 company $63 million in the first quarter of the year,… Continue Reading

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