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12.29.20

To Support Our Troops, Counter China And Russia, And Strengthen Cybersecurity, The Senate Must Approve The NDAA

SEN. INHOFE: 'The NDAA Has Become Law Every Year For 59 Years Straight Because It's Absolutely Vital To Our National Security And Our Troops. This Year Must Not Be An Exception' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress has returned to work this week to enact the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act into law. Yesterday, a bipartisan supermajority in the House voted to reapprove the conference report of this must-pass legislation. Today, the Senate will set up a final vo… Continue Reading


12.11.20

The Senate Must Support Our Military By Passing The 60th Annual NDAA

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act Includes A Pay Raise For Our Men And Women In Uniform, Support For Their Families, Vital Resources To Support The National Defense Strategy And Counter China And Russia, Critical Upgrades To American Nuclear And Cyber Forces, And Investments In The Next Generation Of Battlefield Dominance SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, we began moving the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act toward the … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Dems’ Partisan Approach To Election Security Undermines Our Bipartisan Progress

Thanks To Important Work By The Senate, The Trump Administration, The Intelligence Community, And Local Officials, Our Elections Are Safer Than They Were In 2016, When The Obama Administration Fell Down On The Job, But Prominent Democrats Refuse To Acknowledge That, Choosing Instead To Sow Division And Fear For Partisan Purposes "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by downplaying … Continue Reading


07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading


07.21.20

NDAA Critical To Deter Aggression Against American Interests

As Chinese And Russian Aggression Becomes More Apparent Every Day, It Is Imperative To Pass The Annual Defense Authorization Bill To Boost American Defense And Deterrence Capabilities And Strengthen U.S. Alliances SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Obama Administration Failed At Combatting Russian Election Interference, New Bipartisan Report Shows

The Senate Intelligence Committee's Bipartisan Report Finds The Obama Administration Was Unprepared To Respond To Russian Interference, Paralyzed By Indecision, And Resorted To Ineffective Warnings The Russians Ignored POLITICO: "Senate report faults Obama administration's paralysis on Russian election interference" (Politico, 2/06/2020) "The Obama administration was not 'well-postured' to combat Russian interference in the 2016 election and was so riven with concerns over how to handle t… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats Prioritize Politics Over Security

'[E]very Hour Seemingly Brings More Evidence Of Our Troubled World,' But Democrats In Congress Are Still Stalling Critical Defense Authorization And Appropriations Bills SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[E]very hour seemingly brings more evidence of our troubled world. But, just as with the trade agreements, critical legislation in this area is currently frozen in place. Another casualty of Democrats' apparent inability to make headway on anything besides fighting with the Whi… Continue Reading


09.17.19

With Global Tensions Elevated, Timely Defense Funding Is Essential

America's Adversaries Will Not Wait While Democrats Play Politics With The Defense Appropriations Bill SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In the face of surging great-power adversaries, simple upkeep is not enough to keep America and our allies safe from aggression. Comprehensive funding for research, development, and readiness programs is what's needed. In Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and beyond we continue to face sustained threats from terrorist organizations. And in t… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate Accomplishments In The 116th Congress

Accomplishments Of The 116th Senate Include: TRANSFORMING THE COURTS: Confirmed 13 of President Trump's circuit court nominees and 46 of his district court nominees for a total of 43 and 99 since 2017, respectively. BUDGET AGREEMENT: Passed a bipartisan deal setting government funding levels for the next two years that secures funding increases to support our troops, rebuild and modernize our military, and support the VA Mission Act to provide timely access and care for our nation's v… Continue Reading


01.15.19

There’s No There There

William Barr: 'Having Appointed And Supervised Three Special Counsels Myself While Attorney General … It Is Vitally Important That The Special Counsel Be Permitted To Finish His Work' WILLIAM BARR: "[My] memorandum did not address -or in any way question-the Special Counsel's core investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Indeed, I have known Bob Mueller personally and professionally for 30 years, and I have the utmost respect for him and the important work he is d… Continue Reading


11.16.18

A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… 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


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


03.19.18

‘Sustain Our Military's Primacy’

'Our Backlog Of Deferred Readiness, Procurement, And Modernization Requirements Has Grown In The Last Decade And A Half And Can No Longer Be Ignored.' SEC. MATTIS: 'Congressional Action Will Ensure Our Military Can Defend Our Way Life, Preserve The Promise Of Prosperity, And Pass On The Freedoms You And I Enjoy To The Next Generation' 2018 National Defense Strategy: "To address the scope and pace of our competitors' and adversaries' ambitions and capabilities, we must invest in modernization… Continue Reading


02.06.18

‘Vote To Remove The Uncertainty That Is Hanging Over Our Armed Forces’

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…we have the opportunity to make real progress with an immediate step that every Senator in this chamber should support - passing a fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill. We can vote to remove the uncertainty that is hanging over our armed forces and secure the current year funding that our servicemembers deserve." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 2/6/2018) SEC. MATTIS: 'Our Troops Have Stoically Shouldered A Much Greater Burden' JAMES MATTIS, Secre… Continue Reading


01.09.18

The World Remains Dangerous

The Need To Provide Our Military With Adequate, Predictable Funding To Meet Multiple Security Threats Is Clear SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "In a recent letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Mattis explained, 'BCA-level funding reverses the gains we have made in readiness, and undermines our efforts to increase lethality and grow the force. Without relief from the BCA caps, our air, land, and sea fleets will continue to erode. BCA caps obstruct our path to modernization, and cont… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Will Obama ‘Make History, But Not In A Good Way’?

With Global Crises Spreading, President Obama Threatens To Veto Bipartisan Defense Bill "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refusing to sign this bill would make history, but not in a good way. Mr. Obama should let it become law…" (Editorial, "Mr. Obama's Veto Threat," The Washington Post, 10/4/15) Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bi… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Despite ‘Complex Array Of Crises Around The World’ Dem Leader Asserts NDAA ‘A Waste Of Time’

Obama Threatens To Veto Unless IRS Receives More Funding Too SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "It is simply incomprehensible that as America confronts the most diverse and complex array of crises around the world since the end of World War II, that a president would veto funding for our military to prove a political point." (Sen. McCain, "Obama Is Wrong To Hold Defense Funding Hostage," Politico, 6/8/15) SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): "…we currently face an alarming number of complex and varied nationa… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Cybersecurity: ‘It’s Impossible To Overstate This Threat’

Democrats 'We Need To Act Quickly,' 'Come Out Of The Dark Ages And Come Into The 21st Century' JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "The fact is, we need the United States Congress to come out of the Dark Ages and come into the 21st century to make sure we have the kinds of defenses that are necessary to protect a modern computer system." ("White House Jabs Congress: 'Come Out Of The Dark Ages,'" The Hill, 6/5/15) SEN. FEINSTEIN (D-CA): 'It's Impossible To Overstate This Threat... … Continue Reading

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