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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


10.17.19

Democrats Seek To Revive The War On Coal

Senate Democrats Want To Turn Back The Clock And Revive A Costly 'Complex Scheme' From The Obama Administration That Would Have Raised Energy Costs For Families And Shipped Jobs Overseas "Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) vowed on Thursday to force a floor vote in the Senate on blocking the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obama-era rules mandating a shift from coal power … It is one of several efforts Mr. Schumer said he plans to make to stem President Trump's r… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Green New Deal Backers Reveal What Their Sweeping Plan Is Really About

Proponents Call It 'Social-Democratic Populism' That's Really 'A How-Do-You-Change-The-Entire-Economy Thing' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The most prominent voices in the Democratic Party are openly calling to re-start a big-government assault on fossil fuels and on so many Americans' livelihoods. We all remember, several months back, when many Democrats embraced an unabashedly socialist proposal called the Green New Deal that would have made the Obama-era War on Coal look… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Replacing The Obama EPA’s Job-Killing Coal Regulation

The Trump Administration Is Doing Away With An Obama EPA Regulation That 'Would Have Weaponized A Federal Agency To Bury Energy Producers,' 'Left Higher Electricity Costs In Its Wake,' And Cost American Jobs "The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its replacement for Obama's signature climate policy on Wednesday with a rule officials say will still reduce greenhouse gas emissions … The Clean Power Plan, which never went into effect, was a signature policy proposed by Presiden… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Improving The Lives Of The American People

The Major Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. … Republicans have… 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


10.03.17

‘Cut The Red Tape’

Like Congress, President Trump 'Followed Through' On His Pledge To Ease Regulatory Burdens 'Lots Of Presidents Talked About Getting Rid Of Bad Regulations - Trump Is Actually Doing It' "Getting rid of unneeded regulations may be the single-most effective spur to economic growth that's available to the federal government. Thankfully, unlike most recent presidents, President Trump is taking the job of cutting bad regulations seriously. That can be evidenced by the special 'Deregulation Day' th… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Putting American Families First

Former President Obama's UN Agreement 'Unfairly Jeopardized The American Economy' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama Administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs. President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground. By withdrawing from this unattainable mandate, President Trump has reiterated his commitme… Continue Reading


05.11.17

14 CRAs: A Victory For American Workers

Repealed Regulations 'Will Save $3.7 Billion In Total Regulatory Costs … And Eliminate 4.2 Million Hours Of Paperwork' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[We have] wasted no time in providing regulatory relief to Americans and restoring legislative power where it rightfully belongs, with the people through their elected representatives in Congress. We have a tool that's proved incredibly helpful in this regard. It's called the Congressional Review Act." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 5/11/20… Continue Reading


04.28.17

Sen. McConnell: ‘Protecting These Miners And Their Families … Has Been A Top Priority Of Mine’

Funding Bill Will 'Ensure That Thousands Of Retired Coal Miners And Their Families … Will Not Lose Their Health Care Benefits' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…this one-week extension will also ensure that thousands of retired coal miners and their families - including many in my home state of Kentucky - will not lose their health care benefits. Protecting these miners and their families from losing their health care has been a top priority of mine. Last year, I fought for a long-te… Continue Reading


04.11.17

Repealing Regulations That ‘Kill Jobs, Raise Prices, Depress Wages, And Lower Opportunities’

The Congressional Review Act Has Already Been Used '11 Times To Strike Down Obama-Era' Midnight Regulations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Regulations aren't issued in a vacuum; they have real economic consequences that can harm the middle class. They can kill jobs, raise prices, depress wages, and lower opportunities. And yet, the Obama Administration went on a regulatory rampage at a time when we should've been looking to do just the opposite. … Fortunately, we now hav… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Energy Independence Executive Order ‘A Pro-Growth And Pro-Environment Approach’

Sen. McConnell: 'I've Worked Hard To Defend Coal Communities And The Jobs That They, And So Many Across The Country, Depend Upon' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Throughout my career in the Senate, I've worked hard to defend coal communities and the jobs that they, and so many across the country, depend upon. These men and women have dedicated their lives to providing an affordable and reliable power source for our homes, businesses, and communities. They deserve our respect and our support. &hel… Continue Reading


03.13.17

The Magnificent Seven: The ‘Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan’ Continues

'Republicans Are Moving Quickly To Dismantle Obama-Era Regulations' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Regulations aren't issued in a vacuum; they have real economic consequences that can harm the middle class. They can kill jobs, raise prices, depress wages, and lower opportunities. And yet, the Obama Administration went on a regulatory rampage at a time when we should've been looking to do just the opposite. On its way out the door, the previous administration continued to push … Continue Reading


02.17.17

The ‘Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan’

'Republicans Are Moving Quickly To Dismantle Obama-Era Regulations' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. … On its way out the door, the Obama Administration forced nearly 40 major - and very costly - regulations on the American people. Fortunately, we now have the opportunity to work with the new president to begin bringing relief from these burdensome regulations." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 2/2/1… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Fighting Back Against The Democrats’ War On Coal Families

'Punitive 11th-Hour [Obama] Regulation On Coal… A Classic Example Of The Job-Killing Rules That Mr. Trump Has Vowed To Overturn' 14 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL: "As chief legal officers or as environmental regulators for our States, we write to urge Congress to use its power under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove … 81 Fed. Reg. 93,066… which was issued by the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ('OSM'). The Rule is an unlawful a… 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


12.09.16

Dems ‘Bankrupt’ Coal Rhetoric

Dems' Candidate For President: 'Put A Lot Of Coal Miners … Out Of Business' TOP DEMS: 'A War On Coal Is Exactly What's Needed,' 'We're Going To Put A Lot Of Coal Miners … Out Of Business' HILLARY CLINTON: "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." ("Why Putting Coal Miners Out Of Work Is A Very Bad Thing To Say In West Virginia," The Washington Post, 5/10/16) "…Obama's new rules are absolutely changing the trajectory of the power indus… Continue Reading


12.15.15

President Obama In Paris: American Jobs Sacrificed For ‘Paper Tiger’ Deal

In Return For A 'Paper Tiger' Deal In Paris… SEC. KERRY: "…it doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction, and it doesn't have an enforcement compliance mechanism." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/13/15) "The agreement is largely nonbinding and not subject to Senate approval…" ("Businesses Back Paris Climate Agreement," U.S. News, 12/14/15) "…critics on both sides say the deal represents nothing more than a 'paper tiger.'" ("Obama Officials Take Victory Lap Ove… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Punishing The Poor

Coal Miner: 'You Say You're The President Of The People? Well We're People Too' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. Their effect on poor and Middle-Class families? Potentially devastating. And yet. The deep-pocketed left-wingers w… Continue Reading


10.27.15

‘Wave’ Of Opposition To EPA Power Grab Grows

'Publication Of The EPA's Carbon Rule … Has Prompted A Flurry Of Legal And Legislative Action' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The publication of these regulations does not represent an end, but a beginning. It's the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them. That front is opening here in Congress, and it's opening across the country as states file lawsuits and Governors stand up for their own Middle Class constituent… Continue Reading

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