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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


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


06.27.19

A Tale Of Two Bills

Bipartisan Senate Looking To Make A Law, Speaker Pelosi Is Only Looking To "Meet Liberal Demands" SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Fortunately, we do have a chance to make law this week on a hugely bipartisan basis. Yesterday the Senate advanced a clean, simple humanitarian funding bill by a huge margin. Thanks to Chairman Shelby and Senator Leahy, this bipartisan package sailed through the Appropriations Committee, 30 to one. And yesterday it passed the full Senate - listen t… Continue Reading


06.26.19

The House Should Pass The Bipartisan Senate Border Funding Bill

With Money To Address The Humanitarian Crisis At The Border Days Away From Running Out, 'It's A No-Brainer' To Pass The Senate's Supplemental Appropriations Bill, Which Has Overwhelming Bipartisan Support The Bipartisan Senate Emergency Border Funding Bill Passed 84-8 This afternoon, the Senate passed its bipartisan emergency appropriations bill for the crisis at the border by an overwhelming 84-8 vote. (H.R. 3401, Roll Call Vote #185: Passed 84-8, 6/26/2019) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH … Continue Reading


06.11.19

Border Crisis: ‘We Are Running Out Of Money’

HHS Secretary Azar: '[B]y Early July, We May Be Out Of Funding … 'Congress Must Act And Give Us The Funding We Need. This Is Not About Politics. It Is Purely A Humanitarian Issue Of Caring For These Kids.' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The agencies are overwhelmed. The facilities are overwhelmed. It is a true humanitarian crisis, totally unsustainable for these individuals whom our national security and rule of law dictate that we need to detain…. The professi… Continue Reading


06.10.19

‘We Are In A Full-Blown Emergency’

Staggering Numbers Of Migrants And Families Are Flooding The Southern Border, Straining Law Enforcement And Humanitarian Resources To The Breaking Point THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD: "Last week … United States Customs and Border Protection released its monthly migration statistics. They tell an alarming story. In May, 144,278 migrants were taken into custody. It was the third consecutive month in which apprehensions topped 100,000 and the highest one-month total in 13 years. Une… Continue Reading


06.05.19

‘An Ongoing Security And Humanitarian Crisis’ At The Border

'I Don't Think We've Ever Seen Anything Near This': More Funding Is Critical For Agencies 'Overwhelmed' By Record Numbers Of Migrants, Families, And Children Crossing The Southern Border SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he headlines remain filled with the unacceptable, unsustainable security crisis and humanitarian crisis on our southern border. By now I'm confident that every member of Congress has heard the breathtaking numbers. We've all heard the chaos analyzed a thousa… Continue Reading


01.25.19

Time To Negotiate On Border Security

With An Agreement To Reopen The Government, It's Time For Democrats To Keep Their Word, Come To The Table, And Negotiate Seriously On Border Security SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Going forward, I hope Democrats will stay true to the commitment they have stated constantly over the past weeks - that once government was re-opened, they would be perfectly willing to negotiate in good faith on full-year government funding that would include a significant investment in urgently … Continue Reading


01.24.19

A Wall Is Not The Problem, So What Is?

Democrats Admit They Don't Think 'A Border Wall Is In And Of Itself Immoral,' So Why Won't They Vote To Reopen Government And Add 'Modest' Barrier Funding? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The need for more security on our border is not a partisan invention. It is a fact. It's a reality most Senate Democrats readily admit…. [I]f they agree with the need, they should agree with this modest proposal…. [T]hese commonsense physical barriers were a bipartisan point of… Continue Reading


01.23.19

Democrats Resist Pelosi

Majority Leader Hoyer And Many Other House Democrats Break With Speaker Pelosi On Wall Funding FOX NEWS' NEIL CAVUTO: "Would you yourself be open for wall funding?" HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STENY HOYER (D-MD): "Look, I think physical barriers are part of the solution." CAVUTO: "You don't share Nancy Pelosi's view that a wall is immoral?" REP. HOYER: "Look, I think it depends upon what a wall is used for whether it's moral or immoral. If it's protecting people, it's moral, if it's imprisoni… Continue Reading


01.22.19

A Vote To ‘Immediately Reopen The Government’

Senate Democrats Say 'All We Want To Do Is Reopen The Government,' So Will They Vote To Do That This Week Or Continue 'To Refuse Even To Talk'? THE WASHINGTON POST EDITORS: "But to refuse even to talk until the government reopens does no favors to sidelined federal workers and contractors." (Editorial, "Make A Deal. Save The Dreamers.," The Washington Post, 1/19/2019) Senate Bill Would 'Immediately Reopen The Government' "Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, plans… Continue Reading


07.27.18

‘Welcome To The Summer Of #AbolishICE’

Radical Left-Wing Activists Make Abolishing The Immigration Enforcement Agency 'A Litmus Test For Democrats' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[I]t seems these socialist groups are adding new and dangerous immigration proposals to their already terrible economic policies. In particular, they are calling to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE was established after 9/11 to protect our homeland…. If these self-described socialists had their way, … Continue Reading


02.15.18

End The Left’s Law Enforcement No-Go Zones

Thousands Of Criminals Needlessly Remain In This Country As Local Jurisdictions Defy Federal Law SEN. PAT TOOMEY (R-PA): "It is past time to act. Sanctuary city policies make it harder to stop illegal immigration and keep dangerous criminals off the streets… Sanctuary cities such as Philadelphia and San Francisco endanger all of us by conferring a special protection to illegal immigrants even when federal immigration officials identify them as dangerous criminals. This is simply inexc… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Will They?

SEN. SCHUMER: 'We Could Say, "We're Shutting Down The Government… Until You Pass Immigration Reform." It Would Be Governmental Chaos' Dem Flashback: 'Holding Pieces Of Legislation Hostage … Is Wrong,' 'Just Ridiculous,' 'Really Bullying Behavior' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "…basically, it's sort of like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let's negotiate over the price of your house. You know, we could do the same thin… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Largest Border Security Funding Increase In A Decade

Funding Bill Provides 'The Tools We Need To Make A Change' SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JOHN KELLY: "This is our government's largest investment in border security in 10 years. We are … beginning to get the tools we need to make a change." (White House Press Briefing, 5/02/2017) 'The Largest Overall Increase In Border Security And Department Of Homeland Security Funding In The Last 10 Years' "Congress is expected to vote on the biggest increase in border security funding in a long t… Continue Reading


01.10.17

Democrats: Gen. Kelly ‘A Man Of Steady Leadership’

'I'm A Huge Fan,' He 'Has Served Our Country With Distinction' Gen. John Kelly "…a seasoned commander with personal experience of the costs of war in charge of protecting the nation's borders. Blunt-spoken and popular with military personnel, General Kelly, 66, rose to run the United States Southern Command, which… exposed him to immigration, drug trafficking and other cross-border problems over a sprawling area that encompasses 32 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and S… Continue Reading


07.07.16

End Violent Criminal Sanctuaries

Sen. Toomey: 'The Life Of Kate Steinle Matters. Protecting Our Neighborhoods From Violent Criminals And Terrorists Matters.' "Democrats blocked legislation targeting sanctuary cities - a controversial immigration policy … most Senate Democrats united against a measure that would strip funding from sanctuary cities, which are cities and counties where local police and jails decline cooperation with the feds on immigration enforcement." ("Senate Rejects 'Sanctuary Cities' Defunding Bill," … Continue Reading


04.18.16

Bypassing Congress ‘Not How Democracy Works’

USA Today: 'The Court Would Be Wise To Limit The President's Authority In This Area' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…now, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case … on core constitutional principles like the separation of powers and the duty to take care that the laws are faithfully executed. … the Administration's executive action 'stands in stark contravention to federal law and to the constitutional principle of the separation of powers.' It's also an 'explic… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Executive Actions ‘A Stark Contravention To Federal Law’ & ‘An Explicit Effort To Circumvent The Legislative Progress’ On Immigration

Even President Obama Admits His Scheme Is 'Very Difficult To Defend Legally' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed… The executive branch's job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforc… Continue Reading


01.20.16

‘Strengthens Our Defense’

Dems: 'We Must Take Every Step To Keep Our Country Safe From Terrorism' SEN. McCONNELL: "Passing the American SAFE Act, which the House has already done by a bipartisan veto-proof margin, would show Americans that their concerns are being heard in Washington." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 1/19/2016) SEN. GRASSLEY: "President Obama needs to listen to the concerns voiced by more than half of the nation's governors, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of Capitol Hill, and … Continue Reading

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