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09.15.22

Biden Administration Keeps Promoting Their New Turbo-Charged, Audit-Obsessed IRS

Instead Of Attempting To Relieve The Pressures Of Inflation, Securing Our Border, Or Protecting Citizens From Criminals, Democrats Voted To Unleash A Horde Of IRS Agents To Audit American Families And Small Businesses Democrats Keep Trying To Sell Rightly Skeptical Americans On Super-Sizing The IRS "Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen will make her first visit to an Internal Revenue Service facility on Thursday as the Biden administration embarks on an $80 billion overhaul of the tax coll… Continue Reading


08.16.22

Reality Check: What Biden’s Reckless Taxing And Spending Spree Will And Won’t Do

The Partisan Bill President Biden Signs Into Law Today Will Do Nothing For American Families Already Suffering From Record Inflation, While Saddling Them With Higher Taxes, Higher Energy Bills, And Aggressive IRS Audits SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The last time Senate Democrats tried to remake the economy on party lines, they shoved American families into the worst inflation in 40 years. Democrats got all-you-can-eat liberal spending and working families got stuck with t… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Democrats Vote To Sic A Horde Of IRS Auditors On American Families And Small Businesses

All 50 Senate Democrats Voted Against Sen. Crapo's Amendment To Prevent The New Army Of IRS Auditors Their Legislation Authorizes From Going After Americans Making Less Than $400,000 A Year, Which Data Shows Will Otherwise Clearly Happen All 50 Senate Democrats voted against Sen. Mike Crapo's (R-ID) amendment to prevent their newly supersized IRS from going after Americans who earn less than $400,000 per year in income for the revenue Democrats want to raise. (S. Amdt. 5404, H.R. 5376, Roll … Continue Reading


07.29.22

Democrats Revive Some Of Their Worst Taxing And Spending Spree Policies That Would Cost Americans And Kill Jobs

'Democrats Have Outlined A Giant Package Of Huge New Job-Killing Tax Hikes, Green New Deal Craziness That Will Kill American Energy, And Prescription Drug Socialism That Will Leave Us With Fewer New Life-Saving Medicines' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "A few years back, our colleague the senior Senator for West Virginia said, 'I don't think [that] during a time of recession, you mess with any of the taxes, or increase any taxes.' But [Wednesday], Washington Democrats announce… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Republicans United Against IRS Dragnet

All 50 Republicans Are Cosponsoring Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) Bill To Prohibit Democrats' Proposal To Have The IRS Snoop On Americans' Financial Transactions, 'To Essentially Treat Everybody Like They're Under Audit' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The biggest tax hikes in 50 years. The biggest peacetime tax hikes ever recorded in American history. That is what Washington Democrats are cooking up. Our Democratic colleagues and President Biden are behind closed doors, dreaming u… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Ordinary Americans Will Be Swept Up In Democrats’ IRS Dragnet, Just As They Designed It

Reeling From Americans' Outrage Over Their Intrusive IRS Dragnet, Democrats Are Scrambling To Revise Their Financial Spying Provision, But 'Whether It's $600 Or $10,000, The Effect Is Going To Be The Same' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Biden likes to claim his $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree will only hurt the wealthiest Americans, leaving everyone else unscathed. As his plan comes into sharper focus, though, it's become increasingly clear that Democrats inten… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Democrats Vote To Make More Ordinary Americans Subject To Political IRS Witch Hunts

All 50 Senate Democrats Vote To Draw More Americans Into An IRS Dragnet Hunting For Ever More Taxpayer Money With A History Of Failing To Protect Sensitive Financial Data All 50 Senate Democrats voted against Sen. Crapo's amendment to protect ordinary Americans' financial transactions from an IRS dragnet. (S.Amdt.3099, S.Con.Res.14, Roll Call Vote #321: Rejected 49-50: D 0-48; R 49-0; I 0-2; 8/10/2021) SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The American people know that having the p… Continue Reading


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


11.16.17

‘A Bigger Tax Cut’

SEN. TOOMEY: 'Every Single Cohort Has A Larger Savings, Which Is To Say A Bigger Tax Cut, Under This More Recent Version Than The Previous Version, Right?' JCT: 'That's Correct' Average Savings Today Is 9.5% For The $20-30,000 Income Cohort, Vs. 7% Last Week SEN. PAT TOOMEY (R-PA): "These [tax bill] iterations are getting better and better for working families, middle class, and in every cohort. So Mr. Barthold, let me ask you a couple of questions if I could. And I want to focus on taxes th… Continue Reading


11.13.17

‘The Senate Tax Bill … Would Boost The Economy’

'Higher Wages And … An Additional 925,000 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs' "The Senate tax bill introduced Thursday would boost the economy, creating 925,000 new jobs and raising wages by 2.9 percent over 10 years, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Tax Foundation." ("Senate Bill Would Cut Taxes By $1.78 Trillion, Create 925k New Jobs, Study Finds," Washington Examiner, 11/10/2017) 'The Plan Would Increase Long-Run GDP By 3.7 Percent' TAX FOUNDATION: "Our analysis finds t… Continue Reading


10.20.17

Budget Passage ‘A Major Step Forward’ ‘To Overhaul The Tax Code’

SEN. MIKE ENZI (R-WY): "This budget resolution is the first step to pro-growth tax reform, as it will provide the fiscal headroom needed for the tax-writing committees in the Senate and the House to produce tax reform legislation… Hardworking families deserve a system that works for everyone in order to provide higher wages and more jobs. Pro-growth tax reform can help U.S. businesses and their workers compete in the global marketplace, spur investment and job growth here at home, and fr… Continue Reading


10.19.17

The Death Tax Is ‘Just Plain Wrong’

Sen. Ron Wyden, Finance Committee Ranking Member: 'If You Oppose Losing Farmland To Strip Malls… You Should Stand With Me And Work To Repeal The Estate Tax' SEN. JOHN THUNE (R-SD): "As if the long arm of the IRS isn't intrusive enough during life, too often the death tax punishes hard-working Americans even after they've passed away… In an environment where it's frequently too difficult and costly for family-owned farms to be passed from one generation to the next, we should be kn… Continue Reading


10.18.17

‘Lower Taxes On Small Businesses’

'Reforming Our Nation's Tax System Is A Top Priority For Small Businesses And American Entrepreneurs' SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): "We need to provide true tax relief to our small businesses, the job creators in our economy…. [My amendment] would send the message that through tax reform, we can help our small businesses thrive and be the engine of job creation and economic growth in communities all across our great country." (Sen. Collins, Floor Remarks, 10/18/2017) SEN. COLLINS: "Most … Continue Reading


09.28.17

Tax Reform: ‘Welcome And Long Overdue’

'Good News For Main Street Businesses And The Families That Work For Them' 'Tax Reform … Will Spur Economic Growth For All Americans' U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: "Tax reform will help families who are struggling to make ends meet and employers who want to grow their business and create new jobs. The U.S. Chamber is pleased to see consensus among Congressional leaders and the administration on a plan that will kick-start long overdue reform. Now, we are entering into a crucial new phas… Continue Reading


09.28.17

More Jobs. Fairer Taxes. Bigger Paychecks

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS: 'Goal Is To Make The Tax Code Simpler, Fairer And More Competitive' SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT), Finance Committee Chairman: "For too long, Americans have been bogged down by an outdated tax code that runs counter to the goal of growth and fails to promote jobs and investment here at home… Providing much-needed relief - whether it be doubling the standard deduction or expanding the Child Tax Credit - will help lift the middle class and let hardworking fa… Continue Reading


08.31.17

‘Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker’ Tax Reform

Sen. McConnell: 'We Are In Agreement That Any Reform Needs To Keep American Families At The Heart Of Our Plan' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "… the foundation of our job creation agenda is to fundamentally reform our tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. I want to work with Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, on a plan that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker -- and pro-American…. If we want to renew our prosperity, and to restore opportunity, then we must reduce the tax… Continue Reading


12.18.15

‘Strengthening The First Amendment’

'Cheer On These Restraints Against Government Harassment' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us … will help advance other important conservative priorities too, like strengthening the First Amendment..." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/17/15) "…cheer on these restraints against government harassment of political donors." (Editorial, "Free Speech and the Freedom Caucus," The Wall Street Journal, 12/18/15) 'First Amendment Wins In Congressional Deal' "… Continue Reading


06.03.15

America’s Troops Are Not ‘A Waste Of Time’

Will Democrats Hold A '50-Year Tradition Of Bipartisan Cooperation… That Advances The Security Of Our Nation' Hostage For IRS Bonuses? Dem Leadership 'Bright Lines' - No Money For Troops Without Bonuses For IRS, TSA, EPA, Etc. SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV) on S.1376, the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act: "I think it really is kind of a waste of time." (Sen. Reid, Press Conference, 6/2/15) PRESIDENT OBAMA issues veto threat to S.1376: "First, the President has been very clear about t… Continue Reading

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