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01.11.24

Keeping Pace With Russian And Chinese Military Buildups And Defending American Interests Requires Congress To Urgently Approve Crucial Security Funding

As Russia Re-Arms And Continues Its Assault On Ukraine And China Boosts Weapons Production, America’s Ability To Respond To Threats And Protect Ourselves And Our Allies Depends On Congress Appropriating More Funding For National Security SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Here’s the truth: threats to U.S. national security are growing, and the Biden Administration’s habit of proposing real-dollar cuts to defense funding is a streak that must end at three. With its forthcoming bud… Continue Reading


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


11.02.23

A Strong, Comprehensive Security Supplemental Invests In American Defense And American Jobs

A National Security Supplemental Supporting America’s Partners In Ukraine, Israel, And Asia Not Only Helps Those Countries, It Strengthens The United States Defense Industrial Base, Which Enhances American Security While Creating Jobs And Revitalizing Communities Across The Country SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Over and over again, history has taught us that the costs of disengaging from the world are far higher than the costs of engaging. And just as the threats we face are… Continue Reading


09.07.23

American Military Strength And Continued Support For Ukraine Are Imperative To Deter ‘A New Axis Of Autocrats’ Centered On Beijing And Moscow

Leader McConnell: ‘We Must Not Ignore This Contest For Power.… Now, With Russia And China’s ‘Friendship Without Limits’ And Putin’s Embrace Of Iran And North Korea, Is Not The Time For America To Step Back…. Let’s Just Be Absolutely Clear About A Few Things: Helping Ukraine Retake Its Territory Means Weakening One Of America’s Biggest Strategic Adversaries Without Firing A Shot… And Deterring Another One In The Process.’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Russia and China have bo… 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


06.15.23

America’s East Asia Partners Agree That Supporting Ukraine Is Essential For Deterring China

Supporting Ukraine Is An Investment In 'Taiwan's Survival' And International Security Against Chinese Aggression Across Asia, While The Conflict Also Provides A Wakeup Call For America's Defense Posture SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "As I've discussed repeatedly, Vladimir Putin's brutal escalation in Ukraine has prompted America's European allies to take their commitments to collective defense more seriously. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Russia's authoritaria… Continue Reading


05.16.23

A Real China Competition Bill Would Focus On Defense

Senate Democrats Are Talking About Another Bill To Boost U.S. Competition With China, But Are Focused On More Industrial Policy And Domestic Spending, But The United States Must Out-Compete China Most Of All In Military Capabilities And Senate Democrats Keep Failing To Prioritize Defense SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our Democratic friends like to invoke America's competition with China whenever they're seeking to justify huge outlays of domestic spending. But they push t… Continue Reading


03.15.23

As Threats To The United States Proliferate, President Biden’s Defense Budget ‘Is Woefully Inadequate’

Joe Biden's Defense Budget Yet Again Fails To Keep Pace With The Inflation His Economic Policy Has Unleashed And His Proposed Spending Increases For The IRS And EPA Vastly Outpace The Pentagon, All While China Continues Its Torrid Pace Of Military Modernization And Expansion Senate Republicans: 'The President's Defense Budget Is Woefully Inadequate And Disappointing,' Biden's Proposed Defense 'Funding Levels … Fail To Keep Up With Inflation' SEN. ROGER WICKER (R-MS), Senate Armed S… 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


05.18.22

The Importance To Taiwan Of Ukraine Successfully Defending Itself

Leaders In East Asia Know That Beijing Is Closely Watching What Happens In Ukraine And Successfully Defeating Russian Aggression There Could Be A Powerful Deterrent To Chinese Communist Party Aggression Against Taiwan SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Obviously, the biggest issue in the world right now and the most important issue on the floor of the Senate this week is assistance for Ukraine. As I think you know, I, along with Senators Barrasso, Collins, and Cornyn, had an o… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Government Funding Agreement Provides Critical Boost To Defense Spending At A Dangerous Time

Russia's Unprovoked Invasion Of Ukraine Is A Reminder That Threats To The United States And Our Interests And Allies Around The World Have Not Diminished, Making The Increases In Defense Spending Secured By Republicans In The Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement All The More Essential SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This bipartisan government funding agreement is the major step forward that our national security needs. This is a dangerous time for the United States and o… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Biden’s State Of The Union Address Maligned For Its Myriad Manifest Failures

President Biden's Speech Was Panned For Being 'Totally Out Of Step With Reality For Where Most Americans Are,' Dinged By Fact-Checkers, Featured 'An Unusual Number' Of Gaffes, And Highlighted Intra-Democratic Feuds On Spending, Inflation, And Defunding The Police SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning… 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


08.18.21

Who Lost Afghanistan? President Biden, Our Commander-In-Chief

In His Determination To Hastily Abandon Afghanistan, President Biden Rejected The Counsel Of Top Generals And Ignored Warnings From Intelligence Experts And Even Fellow Democrats Of A Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation, Leaving America's Allies Upset And Alarmed As America's Adversaries Take Advantage SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It was pretty obvious to me what was going to happen. I predicted it, and I'm not in the intelligence business, that the Taliban would be i… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Democrats Vote To Shortchange Defense In Favor Of Their Massive Tax-And-Spending Spree

SEN. SHELBY: 'Supporting Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Other Infrastructure And Social Programs Without Investing In Our National Defense Is Shameful And Inexcusable' All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the amendment offered by Sens. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) that would have provided badly-needed upgrades for our military to keep pace with China and Russia, choosing instead their partisan multitrillion tax-and-spending spree. (S.Amdt.3293, S.Con.… Continue Reading


05.27.21

Biden’s Budget: Gargantuan Spending, Massive Tax Hikes, Yet Shortchanging Defense

'President Biden Will Propose A $6 Trillion Budget On Friday That Would Take The United States To Its Highest Sustained Levels Of Federal Spending Since World War II, While Running Deficits Above $1.3 Trillion Throughout The Next Decade' Yet Also 'Sidelines Defense Spending In Favor Of Massive Domestic Investments' "President Joe Biden will unveil the first detailed budget proposal of his term in office on May 28, a day later than originally planned, the White House said on Wednesday." ("Bid… Continue Reading


04.28.21

‘Centrist Words, Liberal Actions’: Biden’s First 100 Days

Though Joe Biden Ran As A Unifying Figure, The Record Of His First 100 Days Is One Of Partisan Ideological Left-Wing Governance President Biden Pledged Unity But Has Spent His First 100 Days Governing From The Left Despite Biden's Call For Unity, His First Actions As President Were 'To Advance A Liberal Agenda' And 'Offer Little Compromise' The Rhetoric: 'Unity Is The Path Forward … I Will Fight As Hard For Those Who Did Not Support Me As For Those Who Did,' '[The American People]… Continue Reading

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