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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


10.30.19

Senate Dems Attempt To Undermine State Flexibility, Affordability & Choice In Health Care

Senate Democrats Are Seeking To Curtail States' 'Opportunity To Apply For Waivers That Allow For More Types Of Health Insurance Plans And More Options For Consumers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. …This time, they'd like to reverse Trump administration guidance that has reduced health care premiums for American families and reaffirmed protections for t… Continue Reading


02.13.19

No, You Can’t ‘Keep Your Plan’

Support For The Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Democrats Call 'Medicare For All' Plummets Once Americans Hear It Would 'Eliminate Private Insurance,' Create Waitlists To Access Care, And Cost $32 Trillion Many Democrats Have Embraced A Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Framed As 'Medicare For All' "The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party's left, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi lent … Continue Reading


10.10.18

List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… 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


05.24.18

Continuing To Produce For The American People

A Growing List Of Achievements By The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One bill after another, one confirmation after another, the Senate continues to produce major accomplishments that will directly improve the lives of the American people." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 5/24/2018) With More To Come, Here's A Look At Some Of The Legislative Highlights Of The 115th Congress TAX REFORM: Reformed America's tax code for the first time in 31 years - putting … 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


01.18.18

Dems ‘Do Not Oppose A Single Thing In This Bill’

Will Democrats Really 'Filibuster Government Funding And Shut Down Vital Programs For Americans'? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My friends on the other side of the aisle do not oppose a single thing in this bill. They know they can't possibly explain to our warfighters and veterans, to our seniors, to our opioid treatment centers, to the millions of vulnerable children and their families who depend on S-CHIP for coverage, or to all the Americans who rely on the federal government for critical s… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Tax Reform To Repeal The Individual Mandate Tax

Individual Mandate Repeal 'A Tax Cut For Low-Income Americans' "The tax bill would repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate, a major accomplishment for Republicans in chipping away at the health-care law." ("Week Ahead: GOP Poised To Repeal Obamacare Mandate," The Hill, 12/18/2017) "The tax bill that looks like it's about to become law would strike a blow to a fundamental part of Obamacare. … The bill would repeal the individual mandate, the provision in the ACA that requires individuals t… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Dems’ Selective Outrage

FLASHBACK: In 2014 The Obama Administration 'Delayed The Individual Mandate,' 'Trying To Pre-Empt … Political Blowback' 'Obamacare Liberals Silently Gutting Their Own Creation' "It turns out the Obama team has delayed the individual mandate to buy health insurance - though the announcement was quiet and roundabout, to minimize the embarrassment. What we're left with is a US health-care system whose engine has been partly disassembled…" ("The Obama Team Quietly Gives Up On Makin… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Dem Demagoguery Debunked

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION: 'There's Nothing [In The Chairman's Mark] That Mandates That People Give Up Insurance' SEN. MIKE ENZI (R-WY): "I've been hearing this word that [repeal of the individual mandate tax is] going to 'kick' 13 million people off health insurance. Is there anything in there that says we're going to 'kick' anybody off?" Joint Committee On Taxation: "The result in terms of changes in the uninsured is a result of decisions made. There's nothing that mandates that people giv… Continue Reading


09.21.17

‘Returning Power To The States’

SEN. GRAHAM: 'Take The Money And Power In Washington And Send It Back Closer To The Patient' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'Repeal & Replace Obamacare. Money Direct To The States!' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!" (@RealDonaldTrump, Twitter, 9/20/2017) TRUMP: "I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does! A great Bill. … Continue Reading


09.19.17

Unwinding Obamacare

'Sending The Money And The Power Out Of Washington Back To Where You Live' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Graham / Cassidy] would repeal the pillars of Obamacare and replace that failed law's failed approach with a new one: taking decision-making power out of Washington, allowing states and governors to actually experiment with better ideas. Republican governors could do what's best for their states on health care. Democratic governors could pursue the approaches that suit their constituents be… Continue Reading


09.13.17

The Sanders 'Litmus Test'

Left Demands 'Actual Government Takeover Of Health Care' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "As ObamaCare continues to collapse, options for quality, affordable health care move further out of reach for many Americans. This week, Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and other Senate Democrats plan to offer their solution: a complete Washington takeover of America's health care system. A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of their own 'single-payer' legis… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Are Dems Really ‘Completely In Support Of Single Payer’?

Senate Dems Are Saying They're 'Completely In Support Of Single Payer,' But How Will They Vote? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One idea … from many other Democrats, is to quadruple down on Obamacare with a government-run 'single payer' system. It's called 'single payer' because there is one payer, or insurer, the government. Nearly every health-care decision could be decided by a federal bureaucrat. Taxes could go up astronomically. The total cost could add up to $32 trillion, according t… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Better Care: Reversing Obamacare’s Failures

'This Is An Opportunity To Move In The Direction Of A Better Health Care Plan, A Better Health Care System Than We Currently Have' SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]he fact is we know [under Obamacare] millions of people are seeing sky-high premiums, unaffordable deductibles and fleeing insurance markets because insurance companies keep losing money…. So what we are doing is offering a better alternative…. to make sure more people have access to medical care that they can afford, ra… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Better Care Will ‘Begin The End Of Obamacare’

'The Senate Healthcare Bill Is The Right Bill At The Right Time To Begin The End Of Obamacare And Rescue The American People From This Failed Policy' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'The Senate Is Going To Vote On Legislation To Save Americans From The Obamacare Disaster' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Next week, the Senate is going to vote on legislation to save Americans from the Obamacare disaster. Obamacare has wreaked havoc on American lives, and if we don't replace it, the calamity will only get worse - and I me… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Dems’ $32 Trillion Government Health Care Takeover

Price Tag Would Be The Equivalent To 9 Of The Top 10 World Economies Combined, 'Patients Would Have To Accept Different Standards Of Access And Comfort' More Democrats Embracing Bernie Sanders' Government Health Care Takeover Plan "Democrats are increasingly committing to support single-payer healthcare, amid … pressure from their party's left-wing base. What was once considered only a progressive talking point has gained traction as more Democratic candidates have been willing to emb… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Obamacare’s Record: Running Out Of Options

Obamacare Is Creating A True 'Health-Care Crisis,' 'Potentially Leaving Thousands Trapped' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under Obamacare, choices have diminished, even disappeared, in states across the country. …next year dozens more counties could have zero choice at all - potentially leaving thousands trapped, forced by law to purchase Obamacare insurance but left without the means to do so." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/29/2017) "Nevadans in 14 rural counties will have *zero* op… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Democrats’ Partisan ‘All-Out War’ To Keep The Health Care Status Quo

Sen. Schumer: 'There's Nothing We Can Talk About' MYTH SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We Democrats are genuinely interested in finding a place where our two parties can come together on health care." (Sen. Schumer, Floor Remarks, 6/28/2017) FACT: Democrats Have Prepared 'An All-Out War To Save' Obamacare For Months, 'Refused To Talk Repeal' "Senate Democrats are preparing an all-out war to try to save the Affordable Care Act…." ("Senate Democrats Plan Offensive To Try To Save Obam… Continue Reading

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