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06.20.24

Schumer’s Show Vote Summer Puts Politics Over National Security

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12.12.23

Congress Must Pass This Year’s NDAA So America Can Confront Worldwide Security Challenges

LEADER McCONNELL: ‘The NDAA Is Our Most Significant Opportunity To Set Priorities For Competition With Adversaries Like China And Russia … It’s Our Time To Lay The Groundwork For Robust Investments In Hard Power’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “The NDAA is our most significant opportunity to set priorities for competition with adversaries like China and Russia. It’s our chance to keep the Biden Administration focused on critical missions like rebuilding America’s defense indus… Continue Reading


07.27.23

NDAA Is Essential To Modernize Our Military, Improve Readiness, And Keep Pace With China’s Rapid Military Buildup

'Hard Power Is Essential - More So Than Any Number Of Pet Rocks Politicians Hold Up As Helpful To Compete With China. Hard Power Is The Currency Of Geopolitics' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The NDAA is our most significant opportunity to set priorities for competition with adversaries like China and Russia. It's our chance to keep the Biden Administration focused on critical missions like rebuilding America's defense industrial base instead of the woke partisan agenda of… Continue Reading


12.20.22

Senate Republicans Secured ‘Robust Defense Spending’ At The Expense Of Democrats’ Liberal Spending

Senior Democrats Are Upset That The Appropriations Legislation Grows Defense Spending At The Expense Of Liberal Domestic Programs Yet This Funding Is Essential To Sustaining American Forces And Equipping Them To Confront Threats From Russia, China, And Others SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Biden's proposal for fiscal year 2023 was a massive, real-dollar increase for liberal domestic spending and a significant real-dollar cut for the national defense. Thanks to ti… Continue Reading


12.15.22

NDAA Features Crucial Programs And Force Modernization Needed To Confront The Challenge Posed By China

The Department Of Defense Recently Warned That China 'Has Mobilized Vast Resources In Support Of Its Defense Modernization' And The FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act Is A Critical 'Step Toward The Investments, Modernization, And Stronger Strategies That' The U.S. Military Needs In Order To 'Compete And Win' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today I want to focus on what most Senators agree is the single greatest medium-term and long-term national security challenge t… Continue Reading


12.08.22

This Year’s NDAA Includes Essential Boosts To Munitions, Modernization, And Deterrence Against Hostile Powers

The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act 'Tees Up A Significant And Badly-Needed Increase In Defense Funding' While Working 'To Protect Our Country From Threats Like China And Russia And Give Our Troops What They Need To Complete Their Mission' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he Senate and House Armed Services Committees released a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. ... We have got to take our national defense, military modernization, a… Continue Reading


12.06.22

Democrats Holding Critical NDAA Hostage For Unrelated Partisan Policies

'The National Defense Authorization Act Is The Most Important Bill We Pass Every Year,' But Democrat Leaders In Congress Are Holding This Year's Bill Hostage To Partisan Priorities That Are Unrelated To American Security SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republicans spent months urging the Democratic majority not to neglect this year's National Defense Authorization Act; not to leave our Armed Forces to the last minute. Five months ago, I called on our colleagues to process t… Continue Reading


11.12.21

Bipartisan Demands For Sen. Schumer To Bring NDAA To The Senate Floor

'There Is No Reason That This Bill Has Not Been Put On The Floor In The Senate': With The Calendar Well Into November, Sen. Schumer Is Still Delaying Consideration Of The Critical Annual Defense Authorization Bill, And Even The Democratic Chairs Of The Armed Services Committees Are Joining Senate Republicans In Voicing Their Frustration SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportunity to h… Continue Reading


11.02.21

American Security Can’t Wait For Democrats’ NDAA Delays

Senate Democrats Still Haven't Brought The Annual National Defense Authorization Act To The Senate Floor While ISIS And Al Qaeda Gather Strength, China Threatens Taiwan And Works To Undermine American Military Capabilities, Iran Accelerates Its Nuclear Program, North Korea Advances Its Missile Capabilities, And Russia Threatens Ukraine And Europe SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportu… 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


12.11.20

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


09.18.20

Dems’ Partisan Approach To Election Security Undermines Our Bipartisan Progress

Thanks To Important Work By The Senate, The Trump Administration, The Intelligence Community, And Local Officials, Our Elections Are Safer Than They Were In 2016, When The Obama Administration Fell Down On The Job, But Prominent Democrats Refuse To Acknowledge That, Choosing Instead To Sow Division And Fear For Partisan Purposes "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by downplaying … 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


07.21.20

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


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


12.20.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress So Far

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE COURTS: Confirmed 20 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 80 of his district court nominees for a total of 50 and 133 since 2017, respectively. "[T]he Senate has confirmed 102 judges for the year … It's the second-highest confirmation total in a single year in American history." FISCAL YEAR 2020 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION: Passed the bipartisan annual defense policy bill providing for $750 billi… Continue Reading


12.04.19

National Security Takes A Backseat To Democrats’ Partisan Political Priorities

Funding For American Armed Forces And The Annual Defense Authorization Bill Are Mired In Disputes Over Democrats' Partisan Demands SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training … Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats Prioritize Politics Over Security

'[E]very Hour Seemingly Brings More Evidence Of Our Troubled World,' But Democrats In Congress Are Still Stalling Critical Defense Authorization And Appropriations Bills SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[E]very hour seemingly brings more evidence of our troubled world. But, just as with the trade agreements, critical legislation in this area is currently frozen in place. Another casualty of Democrats' apparent inability to make headway on anything besides fighting with the Whi… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Missed Opportunities

While Democrats Obsess Over Impeachment, Critical Congressional Business To Boost Our Economy And Support Our Troops Is Falling By The Wayside "The latest political brawl in Washington leaves a pile of policy priorities among the feared casualties … With the Democratic-led House moving forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, members of both parties worry that the goals Congress set for itself this fall may slip even further out of reach …" ("Impeachment Tensio… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: TRANSFORMING THE COURTS: Confirmed 13 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 46 of his district court nominees for a total of 43 and 99 since 2017, respectively. BUDGET AGREEMENT: Passed a bipartisan deal setting government funding levels for the next two years that secures funding increases to support our troops, rebuild and modernize our military, and support the VA Mission Act to provide timely access and care for our nation's v… Continue Reading

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