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‘A Fair Proposal’

Dem Senator: 'We Must Act Now By Passing A Clean Supplemental Spending Bill' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Mr. President, there have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution. So that is what I have just offered. It is a result of many hours of bipartisan work on both sides of the aisle. It is a fair proposal. It funds all current government operations through December 9, while also providing funding for the new legislation we have just passed overwhelmingly and that the President h… Continue Reading


‘Pass The Zika Bill’

'It Is Simply Unacceptable That Efforts To Counter The Spread Of The Zika … Are Being Held Hostage' SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "This bill provides a clean $1.1 billion to help stop the spread of Zika virus with no political riders, and I will support it.'" ("Stopgap Talks Still Mired As Democrats Slam Senate GOP's Plan," Roll Call, 9/22/2016) Senate Democrats: Zika Virus 'Is A Health Care Crisis That Is Upon Us Right Now' 42 SENATE DEMOCRATS: "[W]e write to urge that you immediately be… Continue Reading


Will Dems Continue To Put Politics Over Fighting Zika?

CDC: Currently 10,000+ Total Zika Cases "…Republicans in the Senate have scheduled a vote on a $1.1 billion Zika package next Tuesday, when Congress comes back into session. But Democrats have been blocking consideration of the Republican package…" ("U.S. Funding For Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says," The New York Times, 8/31/16) "Senate Might Need to Curtail Filibuster, Harry Reid Says… 'the Senate will have to evolve as it has in the past,' Mr. Reid to… Continue Reading


Zika Spreads, White House Waits

Obama Administration 'Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars That It Already Controls And Could Be Used' Obama Administration Still Hasn't Spent Funds It Already Has To Combat Virus "The Obama administration is struggling to explain why it is pressing Congress for more money to fight the Zika virus while sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars that it already controls and could be used instead." ("Administration Sitting On Unspent Funds For Zika," Roll Call, 8/2/16) "The White Hous… Continue Reading


On Zika, Dems’ Excuses Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

'Democrats Are Clearly Very Nervous About Their Decision To Attack Women's Health … With Their Filibuster Of The Anti-Zika Funding Bill' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Democrats are clearly very nervous about their decision to attack women's health and veterans with their filibuster of the anti-Zika funding bill. Who can blame them? They've put forth a variety of tortured excuses that don't stand up to scrutiny." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 7/12/16) RHETORIC: 'Insufficient Funding Th… Continue Reading


‘Zika Bill Is Blocked By Senate Democrats’

'Guaranteeing That Congress Won't Get Legislation To President Obama's Desk This Month' WALL STREET JOURNAL: "After spending months demanding more funding to combat the Zika virus, [Democrats] voted down their own priority to foment the chaos they believe will work to their political benefit in the fall." (Editorial, "The Zika Democrats," The Wall Street Journal, 6/28/2016) SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Democrats are working hard to spin this, but families don't want excuses, they want action.… Continue Reading


‘Senate Dems Block House Zika Funding’

Sen. McConnell (R-KY): 'Pregnant Women All Across America Are Looking At This With Dismay, Utter Dismay' "Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion Zika virus funding package…" ("Zika Funding Bill Blocked In The Senate," The Washington Post's 'PowerPost' Blog, 6/28/16) "Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a critical funding measure needed to combat the spreading Zika virus, a move that will now make it impossible for Congress to send legislation to President Obama before J… Continue Reading


Dems On Zika: ‘We Cannot Delay Any Longer’

'The Mosquitoes Are Not Going To Be On Recess' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Every day we wait, every day is increasing the risk that we will have problems with Zika." ("Sen. Schumer Calling For Nearly $2 Billion To Fight Zika," CBS Albany, 6/20/2016) SEN. DURBIN: 'The Mosquitoes Carrying This Deadly Virus Are On The March' JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "…we ask that members of Congress take their job to protect the American people seriously, and we ask them to provide the f… Continue Reading


Sen. Schumer: ‘Every Day We Wait … Is Increasing The Risk That We Will Have Problems With Zika’

CDC Chief: 'To Fully Protect Americans We Must Have The Funds We Need' SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "...the threat from Zika continues to grow larger every day." (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.4432, 6/22/16) 'These Dollars Must Get Out The Door Now' REP. HAL ROGERS (R-KY): "Mosquito season is upon us; these dollars must get out the door now to help control the spread of the Zika virus, and continue longer-term efforts to stop this disease, such as vaccine and treatment development and depl… Continue Reading


Senate Back To Work

List of Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate Continues To Grow SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: "We're seeing every day what a Senate that's back to work can achieve. We're seeing what's possible when committees are up and running again and the legislative process is functioning better again. We're seeing what's possible when senators from both sides of the aisle are empowered again to find areas of common ground, and then can actually work together to achieve them. . . We're g… Continue Reading

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