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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


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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