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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


06.18.20

Senate Passes Landmark Conservation Bill, The Great American Outdoors Act

Led By Sen. Gardner And Sen. Daines, The Senate Passed The Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Which 'Stands To Benefit Every American' "The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks. The 73-25 vote on Wednesday sends Great American Outdoors Act to the House, where approval is exp… Continue Reading


06.16.20

The Great American Outdoors Act Benefits The Economy

At A Time When America's Economy Can Use A Boost, Sen. Cory Gardner's And Sen. Steve Daines' Great American Outdoors Act Will Revitalize Our National Parks And Protect Public Lands, Supporting Billions In Economic Activity "At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate: the great outdoors…. [L]awmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote ne… Continue Reading


06.11.20

Broad Bipartisan Support For The Great American Outdoors Act

'[Montana Sen. Steve] Daines And Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Have Emerged As Key Republicans Pushing The Legislation,' 'The Most Significant Investment In Our Public Lands In A Generation' The Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by Sens. Gardner and Daines, has a total of 60 bipartisan cosponsors. (S. 3422, 116th Congress) 'In A Rare And Much Needed Piece Of Good News This Week,' 'The U.S. Senate Is Moving Toward Passage Of A Major Conservation Bill' "The U.S. Senate is moving toward … Continue Reading


06.09.20

The Great American Outdoors Act: An Historic, Bipartisan Boost To Our Public Lands

This Strong Bipartisan Legislation Authored By Sens. Cory Gardner And Steve Daines 'Will Secure The Future Of Our Nation's Natural Treasures' And 'Invest In The Repair And Restoration Of Deteriorating Infrastructure' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we'll take our first vote to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, a generational bill from Senator Daines and Senator Gardner that will secure the future of our nation's natural treasures…. Our colleagues' legisla… Continue Reading


06.09.20

The Great American Outdoors Act: An Historic, Bipartisan Boost To Our Public Lands

This Strong Bipartisan Legislation Authored By Sens. Cory Gardner And Steve Daines 'Will Secure The Future Of Our Nation's Natural Treasures' And 'Invest In The Repair And Restoration Of Deteriorating Infrastructure' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we'll take our first vote to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, a generational bill from Senator Daines and Senator Gardner that will secure the future of our nation's natural treasures…. Our colleagues' legisla… Continue Reading


06.05.20

The Senate’s Busy First Week Of June

This Week, The Senate Passed A Bill Updating The PPP Program, Confirmed The Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery, And Held Seven Hearings On COVID-19 And CARES Oversight, In Sharp Contrast With The House, Which, As Sen. Schumer Says, 'Is Not In Session Now' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]here is plenty of work before the Senate. And unlike the Democratic House of Representatives, which I understand may next appear here in Washington in about a month, the Senate is pres… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Two Productive Weeks In The Senate

While 'House Democrats Are Missing In Action,' The Senate Has Been Carefully At Work, Holding Hearings On The Pandemic, Passing Critical National Security Legislation, And Confirming Important Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate is back in session because we have important work to do for the nation. Critical posts throughout the federal government -- from public health to national security and beyond -- remain vacant. Qualified nominees who have been held u… 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


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


04.01.19

Dems Threatening To Vote Down Disaster Recovery Funding

'Democrats Are Threatening To Block' 'Much-Needed Recovery Funds' "Senate Democrats … may block legislation proposed by their Republican counterparts that would allocate billions of dollars for disaster recovery across the country …" ("Disaster Relief Bill at an Impasse Over Puerto Rico Aid," The New York Times, 3/28/2019) "Democrats are threatening to block the GOP bill in a showdown Senate vote on Monday afternoon." ("Senate Barrels Toward Showdown Vote On Disaster Relief,… Continue Reading


01.25.19

Time To Negotiate On Border Security

With An Agreement To Reopen The Government, It's Time For Democrats To Keep Their Word, Come To The Table, And Negotiate Seriously On Border Security SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Going forward, I hope Democrats will stay true to the commitment they have stated constantly over the past weeks - that once government was re-opened, they would be perfectly willing to negotiate in good faith on full-year government funding that would include a significant investment in urgently … Continue Reading


11.16.18

A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… Continue Reading


11.09.17

ANWR: ‘A Tremendous Opportunity For Both Alaska And Our Country’

SEN. MURKOWSKI: 'The Economic Benefits Will Be Substantial, Our National Security Will Be Strengthened, And The Environmental Impacts Will Be Minimal' SEN. MURKOWSKI: This Legislation 'Will Put Us On A Path Toward Greater Prosperity' SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK): "This legislation is a tremendous opportunity for both Alaska and our country… The legislation I released tonight will put us on a path toward greater prosperity by creating jobs, keeping energy affordable for families and busi… Continue Reading


10.26.17

15 CRAs: Draining The Regulatory Swamp

Continuing The 'Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan,' Congress Scraps Another Bureaucratic Rule FIFTEEN: Overturning A Rule That Could Have Meant Higher Credit Card Rates And 'A Bonanza For Trial Lawyers' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman: "[T]he entire purpose of this rule is to promote class action litigation and to stop arbitration resolution when there is a dispute…. The CFPB failed to demonstrate that consumers will… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Largest Border Security Funding Increase In A Decade

Funding Bill Provides 'The Tools We Need To Make A Change' SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JOHN KELLY: "This is our government's largest investment in border security in 10 years. We are … beginning to get the tools we need to make a change." (White House Press Briefing, 5/02/2017) 'The Largest Overall Increase In Border Security And Department Of Homeland Security Funding In The Last 10 Years' "Congress is expected to vote on the biggest increase in border security funding in a long t… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Scott Pruitt ‘More Than Qualified To Lead EPA’

Pruitt 'Will Strike The Right Balance Between Protecting Our Land, Air And Water While Respecting The Rights Of Property Owners And Entrepreneurs' "The Oklahoma attorney general is likely to be confirmed, only needing 50 votes in the upper chamber, and has already earned the support of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)." ("Five Things To Watch In Round 2 Of Trump Confirmation Fights," The Hill, 1/17/17) "Dem Manchin lauds Trump's EPA pick: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lauded President-elect Donald Tr… Continue Reading


12.12.16

114th Congress: Major Wins For The American People

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate: 21st Century Cures, Fighting Zika, Combatting Opioids, Water Resources Development Act, FAA Legislation, Infrastructure Improvements, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & Much More SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): 'I'm incredibly proud of what we've been able to accomplish for our country' "This Congress, the Se… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Dems On WRDA: ‘I’m Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law’

Democrat: 'This Is A Win-Win-Win' WRDA Passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming vote of 360-61. (S. 612, Roll Call Vote #622: Motion agreed to 360-61: R 222-17; D 138-44, 12/08/2016) DEMOCRATS: 'I'm Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Protecting New York's most vital resources - like Lake Ontario and Lake Erie - remains a top priority of mine and I am committed to ensuring we get the highest level of funding for the GLRI progra… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Significant Bipartisan Accomplishments

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate: Fighting Zika, Combatting Opioids, Water Resources Development Act, FAA Legislation, Infrastructure Improvements, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & Much More 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS PILE UP CR: Includes 'Funding To Fight The Zika Virus, Combat The Opioid Overdose Crisis' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It is a fair proposal… Continue Reading

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