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05.27.21

Violent Crime Has Soared In American Cities As Democrats Began To Defund The Police

'Crime Is Skyrocketing In Many Big Cities,' But Some Jurisdictions Have Cut Police Budgets In Response To 'Defund The Police' Demands And Many Others Are Rapidly Losing Police Officers SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "From coast to coast, American families are facing an explosion of violent crime on their streets and in their neighborhoods. 2020 saw homicides skyrocket nationwide. The sharpest one-year increase in decades. And 2021 is already shaping up to be even worse…… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans United Against Far-Left Justice Dept. Nominee

SEN. CORNYN: 'The Opposition To [Vanita] Gupta Is A Direct Result Of Her History Of Inflammatory Public Statements, Radical Policy Positions, And A Laundry List Of Misleading Statements' Republican Judiciary Committee Members: 'Ms. Gupta's Answers To Questions Were Troubling To Many Members On The Committee, Including … The Fact That It Appears That Many Of Those Answers Were Inconsistent With Her Past Statements' And 'There Remain Significant Questions About Ms. Gupta's Temperament… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Let’s Go To The Vote-A-Rama Highlights

Here Are The Plays From Last Week's Marathon Voting Session That You Need To See Again SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate had a 14-hour voting marathon on amendments to the phony partisan budget that Democrats jammed through as a procedural step. We got Senators on the record on a host of questions that matter to American families. Sadly Democrats blocked our efforts to say that, at the very least, school districts where teachers have been vaccinated cert… Continue Reading


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Senate Democrats Block Policing Reform

'After Demanding The Senate Take Up Police Reform This Month,' Senate Democrats Rejected All Offers For Amendments And Blocked Action On The JUSTICE Act, 'Stalling Efforts To Change Law Enforcement Practices' "Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from taking up a bill to overhaul policing, calling the legislation flawed and a nonstarter. A motion to open debate on the measure, which needed 60 votes, failed 55-45." ("Senate Democrats Block GOP Policing Bill, Calling It 'Irrevocab… Continue Reading


06.23.20

Will Senate Democrats Shut Down Policing Reform?

After Spending Weeks Demanding The Senate Take Up A Police Reform Bill Before July 4th, Senate Democrats Have Announced They'll Block The Senate From Taking Up The Bill, Despite House Democrats Being Open To Compromise "Democrats will block a Republican policing reform bill in the Senate …" ("Democrats to Block Senate Republican Bill on Police Practices," Bloomberg News, 6/23/2020) "The Senate's police reform debate is on a trajectory to crash and burn this week. Top Democratic sen… 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


06.19.20

Senate Republicans Introduce JUSTICE Act: ‘Now Is The Time For Reform’

Led By Sen. Tim Scott And His Working Group, Senate Republicans' Proposal Focuses On 'Police Reform, Accountability And Transparency' With The Goal Of 'Coming Together And Getting An Outcome' "Senate Republicans unveiled legislation responding to nationwide protests calling for police reform and an end to racial violence, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the upper chamber plans to vote on the bill as early as next week." ("Senate Republicans Unveil Police Reform Bill, Settin… 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


06.10.19

‘We Are In A Full-Blown Emergency’

Staggering Numbers Of Migrants And Families Are Flooding The Southern Border, Straining Law Enforcement And Humanitarian Resources To The Breaking Point THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD: "Last week … United States Customs and Border Protection released its monthly migration statistics. They tell an alarming story. In May, 144,278 migrants were taken into custody. It was the third consecutive month in which apprehensions topped 100,000 and the highest one-month total in 13 years. Une… Continue Reading


06.05.19

‘An Ongoing Security And Humanitarian Crisis’ At The Border

'I Don't Think We've Ever Seen Anything Near This': More Funding Is Critical For Agencies 'Overwhelmed' By Record Numbers Of Migrants, Families, And Children Crossing The Southern Border SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he headlines remain filled with the unacceptable, unsustainable security crisis and humanitarian crisis on our southern border. By now I'm confident that every member of Congress has heard the breathtaking numbers. We've all heard the chaos analyzed a thousa… Continue Reading


02.07.19

‘Confirm William Barr’

Editorial Boards: 'The U.S. Senate Should Swiftly Approve William Barr,' 'The Sooner He's On The Job, The Better' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead the men and women of the Department of Justice. Testifying before the Committee last month, Mr. Barr expressed his unwavering commitment to 'the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people.' But my colleagues d… Continue Reading


01.16.19

‘No One Can Say He Isn’t Qualified’

'The Senate Should Quickly Confirm Him' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: "He's obviously very smart. He was Attorney General before. No one can say he isn't qualified…. I was thinking last night, obviously Mr. Barr is qualified. He is bright. His is capable." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 1/16/2019) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Judiciary Committee Chairman: "I think he has a reassuring presence, I think you saw today a guy who's comfortable… Continue Reading


01.15.19

‘Unwavering Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

William Barr Is 'Highly Respected And Admired' By Justice Department Alumni, Carries A 'Reputation For Integrity And High Ethical Standards' And Is 'Uniquely Qualified' To Be Attorney General Again Former AGs, DAGs, US Attorneys, And Justice Department Employees: Barr 'Remains Highly Respected And Admired By The Career Prosecutors, Investigators And Staff Of The Department He Oversaw' "We former officials and employees of various administrations and the Manhattan District Attorney's Offic… Continue Reading


01.15.19

There’s No There There

William Barr: 'Having Appointed And Supervised Three Special Counsels Myself While Attorney General … It Is Vitally Important That The Special Counsel Be Permitted To Finish His Work' WILLIAM BARR: "[My] memorandum did not address -or in any way question-the Special Counsel's core investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Indeed, I have known Bob Mueller personally and professionally for 30 years, and I have the utmost respect for him and the important work he is d… Continue Reading


01.15.19

William Barr’s ‘Impeccable Reputation’

Barr 'Is A Known Quantity, A Man Of The Highest Integrity And Character' Who Has Served At The Highest Levels Of The Justice Department SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "Having previously served as Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Barr is a known quantity, a man of the highest integrity and character, and has an impeccable reputation. He will provide a strong and steady hand to the fine men and women at the Department of Justice." (Sen. … Continue Reading


01.15.19

‘Commitment To The Public Interest, Above All Else’

Senate Democrats Praised William Barr As 'An Independent Voice' And Confirmed Him To High-Level Justice Department Positions 3 Different Times Biden And Leahy: Barr Has A 'Commitment To The Public Interest, Above All Else' And Would Be 'An Independent Voice For All Americans' "[Sen. Pat] Leahy [D-VT] said he believes that Barr, as attorney general, will be 'an independent voice for all Americans -- not just the President.'" ("Judiciary Panel Approves Barr For Attorney General," Los Angele… Continue Reading


08.29.18

A Productive August

Senate Remained 'In Session This Month To Continue Working On Behalf Of The American People' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "August is usually a time for Senators to spend more time in our home states, meeting with our constituents and reporting on the progress we've made in Washington. But this August had to be different. There was too much business left unfinished. So I made the decision to keep the Senate in session this month to continue working on behalf of the American… Continue Reading


07.27.18

‘Welcome To The Summer Of #AbolishICE’

Radical Left-Wing Activists Make Abolishing The Immigration Enforcement Agency 'A Litmus Test For Democrats' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[I]t seems these socialist groups are adding new and dangerous immigration proposals to their already terrible economic policies. In particular, they are calling to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE was established after 9/11 to protect our homeland…. If these self-described socialists had their way, … 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

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