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10.24.20

Disregard Democrats’ Unserious Demands

Senate Democrats Are Calling On The Senate To Take Up COVID Relief Despite Filibustering That 3 Days Ago And Demanding The Senate Consider Numerous Other Unrelated Bills Despite Sen. Schumer Moving To Adjourn The Senate 4 Times In The Last Week SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The next huge wave in this pandemic is not looming. It's here. We cannot afford to wait … Today we're going to give the Republican majority in the Senate the opportunity to consider critical legislatio… Continue Reading


10.21.20

‘Senate Democrats Chose To Do Speaker Pelosi’s Political Dirty Work’

Yet Again, Senate Democrats Follow Speaker Pelosi's Nothing Is Better Than Something Lead, Blocking COVID Assistance For Health Providers, Families, Small Businesses, Schools, And Farmers SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us is neither Republicans' nor Democrats' idea of a perfect bill. I think we're all clear on that. But it would move us past Speaker Pelosi's all-or-nothing obstruction and deliver huge support, right now, for the most pressing needs of our… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Don’t Take Senate Democrats Seriously Or Literally

Last Week, Democrats Demanded The Senate Make A New COVID Relief Bill A Priority, Yet This Week They're Going To Again Block Hundreds Of Billions In Assistance For Families, Small Businesses, And Schools SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Mo… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Democrats Distort And Distract On Health Care

Senate Democrats 'Can't Attack Her On Her Qualifications' So They Have Spent Two Days Trying To Distort Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Record And Distract From Their Refusal To Compromise On COVID Relief For Americans Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 'I Have No Hostility To The ACA Or Any Other Law And I Will Faithfully Apply The Law' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "[W]hat I said in that article, which was a book review of someone else's book, was that the statutory interpretation, as I said earlier, as Chi… Continue Reading


10.11.20

The Senate Judiciary Hearing Is In Accordance With The Office Of Attending Physician And Senate Rules

Senate Democrats' Demands For Testing Are About Delay And Not Science, And Are Inconsistent With Protocols The Senate Has Been Operating Under Reminder: Senate Democrats Have Been Saying Since Before Judge Barrett Was Nominated That Their 'First Job' Is To 'Delay These Hearings,' Exposing Their Latest Demands As Simply More Partisan Political Delay Tactics SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We will have many more procedural options when it comes to a vote in the Senate committee and a vote on th… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Speaker Pelosi Decides Nothing Is Better Than Anything

Republicans Have Tried For Months To Compromise With Democrats, But Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Budge From Her All-Or-Nothing Demands On Coronavirus Relief SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago…. Three weeks ago, every single Senator cast a vote on pre-existing cond… Continue Reading


09.30.20

New Liberal Wishlist, Same As The Old Liberal Wishlist

Democrats' Insistence That Their Latest Proposal Is A 'Compromise' Is Belied By The Fact That The Same Unrelated Liberal Wishlist Items From Their First Bill Are Still In This Bill HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill …" (Speaker Pelosi, Press Release, 9/28/2020) SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Is this new bill everything that Democrats want? No. But it's an honest attempt to provide the relief… Continue Reading


09.16.20

House Democrats Rebel Against Pelosi’s All-Or-Nothing COVID Relief Demands

'Increasing Numbers Of Rank-And-File Democrats Are Beginning To Question' Speaker Pelosi's My-Way-Or-The-Highway Approach To COVID Relief, Saying Americans 'Cannot Wait Until 2021 For Action,' Even As Pelosi Doubles Down On Refusing To Offer Any Serious Compromise SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. We proposed another package wi… Continue Reading


09.15.20

House Democrats Revolt From Pelosi’s Failed Leadership On COVID Relief

More And More House Democrats Are Expressing Their Frustration With Speaker Pelosi's Failure To Compromise On COVID-19 Relief, With Some Even Introducing Their Own Legislation "In the meantime, millions of jobless Americans are beginning to exhaust traditional unemployment aid that has kept them afloat and stimulated the economy, and many small businesses, including restaurants, have been left to contend with a steep drop in revenue and coming cold weather on their own." ("Amid Stimulus Impasse… Continue Reading


09.14.20

House Democrats ‘Growing Increasingly Alarmed’ With Pelosi’s Strategy

After Senate Democrats Blocked Republicans' Targeted COVID Relief Proposal, House Democrats Are 'Restive' And 'Increasingly Alarmed,' Urging Speaker Pelosi 'To Show More Progress In Helping Struggling Families And Businesses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. We want to get hundreds of billions more dolla… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Democrats Block COVID Relief Efforts Again

'Essentially What They're Saying Is That We Would Rather Have Zero--Zero Dollars For The American People Than' Advance Things Both Parties Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer… Continue Reading


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


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

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