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05.22.20

A Month Of Important Senate Accomplishments

Unlike The House, 'All Month, The Senate Has Been On The Job, Attending To The Needs Of Our Nation. We Have Legislated. We've Confirmed Nominees. We've Held Major Hearings And Conducted Oversight On The Historic Response To COVID-19.' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "All month, the Senate has been on the job, attending to the needs of our nation. We have legislated. We've confirmed nominees. We've held major hearings and conducted oversight on the historic response to COVID-19… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Two Productive Weeks In The Senate

While 'House Democrats Are Missing In Action,' The Senate Has Been Carefully At Work, Holding Hearings On The Pandemic, Passing Critical National Security Legislation, And Confirming Important Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate is back in session because we have important work to do for the nation. Critical posts throughout the federal government -- from public health to national security and beyond -- remain vacant. Qualified nominees who have been held u… 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


09.18.18

‘Landmark Legislation’ To Combat The Opioid Crisis

'A Historic Bill': Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 'Sweeping' Legislation 'Aimed At Combating The Nation's Deadly Opioid Epidemic' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, the U.S. Senate sent a clear message to the millions of Americans who have personally done battle with addiction to opioids and prescription drugs…. To every American affected by the opioid epidemic, the landmark legislation the Senate passed yesterday says: 'The nation will not stand for this. More help… 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


08.03.18

Another Productive Week In The Senate

The Senate Sent The Defense Authorization Bill To The President, Passed 4 Appropriations Bills, Went To Conference On The Farm Bill, Confirmed The 24th Circuit Court Judge And 6 More District Court Judges Defense Authorization Bill 'Aimed At Building Up The Military' Completed SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ), Armed Services Committee Chairman: "I'm deeply proud that the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019…. Through the NDAA,… Continue Reading


01.03.18

‘This Is Actually Happening’

Millions In Bonuses For More Than 500,000 American Workers Have Already Been Announced Across America: Bonuses, Raises, Increased 401(K) Contributions & Improved Benefits AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP & SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: "No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc … and peer Southwest Airlines Co … on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill." ("American Airlines, Southwest Employees To Get Bonus After Tax Reform… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Tax Reform: ‘A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity’

After 'Slowest U.S. Recovery Since WWII,' Reform Would 'Increase Capital Spending…Increase Hiring…Accelerate Economic Growth' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: "…this Republican Congress has been working to get our economy moving again and to spur job creation. … Passing tax reform legislation would mark a major achievement in bringing us closer to that goal. This Republican Congress and administration have made it a priority from the start." (Sen.… 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


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


03.06.17

‘The American People Deserve A Functioning Government’

Flashback - SEN. SCHUMER: 'Who In America Doesn't Think A President, Democrat Or Republican, Deserves His Or Her Picks For Who Should Run The Agencies? Nobody' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Look, we all get it. Democrats are having a tough time coming to grips with the election results. They wish it had turned out differently. I understand their disappointment. I know their base is rioting against reality. I know the far left is demanding obstructionist tactics at any cost. I realize that Leade… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senate Pushes Back Against Harmful Obama Administration-Era Regulations

'Congressional Review Act… Could Become More Familiar In The Coming Weeks' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. 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 t… Continue Reading


01.19.17

‘Petty Politics’

'Stalling The Confirmation Of Presidential Nominees En Masse Will Be Viewed, Rightly, As Just An Extension Of The Petty Politics That Americans Are So Strongly Rejecting' "Schumer added that if Trump doesn't send some of his other, more controversial nominees back to Senate committees for more questioning, Democrats will use the Senate floor to lob their complaints and questions about those nominees, potentially drawing out the process of confirming the Cabinet picks by several days each." ("De… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Dems On Nominees: ‘We Owe Deference To A President’

'Our Role Is Not To Substitute Our Judgment For The President' FLASHBACK: President Barack Obama - Original 2009 Cabinet Nominations The Cabinet includes the Vice President, and the heads of fifteen executive departments subject to Senate confirmation. There are also an additional seven Cabinet-ranked officials, six of whom are Senate confirmed. (The White House Chief of Staff is not). Regarding President Obama's first-term Cabinet members: Seven were confirmed on January 20, 2009, the … 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


12.08.16

Dems On WRDA: ‘I’m Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law’

Democrat: 'This Is A Win-Win-Win' WRDA Passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming vote of 360-61. (S. 612, Roll Call Vote #622: Motion agreed to 360-61: R 222-17; D 138-44, 12/08/2016) DEMOCRATS: 'I'm Hopeful That This Bill Will ... Quickly Become Law' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Protecting New York's most vital resources - like Lake Ontario and Lake Erie - remains a top priority of mine and I am committed to ensuring we get the highest level of funding for the GLRI progra… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Will Senate Dems Join The ‘Insurgency’?

Senate Liberals Are Threatening To Break Precedent, And Obstruct & Slow-Walk Cabinet Nominees Despite Previously Claiming (Before The Election) There Is A 'Moral Obligation' To 'Get Things Done' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) Prior To Election: "We have a moral obligation, even beyond the economy and politics, to avoid gridlock and get the country to work again... We have to get things done." ("Schumer Sees Path to Senate Tax Deal With Clinton in White House," Bloomberg Politics, 11/07/2016) FL… Continue Reading


12.05.16

21st Century Cures: A Medical ‘Innovation Game-Changer’

Bipartisan Legislation 'Addresses Problems That Touch Nearly Every American Life' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Too many people are waiting for the promise of a cure or a medical advancement to combat a life-threatening disease. . . Cutting back on bureaucratic red tape, advancing lifesaving research and tackling the scourge of cancer would move our country forward and help millions looking for more than hope, but a chance at long, healthy lives." ("$6.3 Billion Measure Aims… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Significant Bipartisan Accomplishments

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate: 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 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS PILE UP CR: Includes 'Funding To Fight The Zika Virus, Combat The Opioid Overdose Crisis' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It is a fair proposal… Continue Reading


07.14.16

‘We’ve Clearly Put The Senate Back To Work’

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate This Year Continues To Grow: Combating Opioids, FAA Legislation, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & More SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): 'We've clearly put the Senate back to work' (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 7/14/16) A GROWING LIST OF 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS CARA: 'A Bill To Tackle The Nation's Opioid Crisis' SEN.… Continue Reading

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