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05.19.21

Employers Struggle To Compete For Workers Against Government Benefits

All Across The Country, Employers Say They Cannot Recruit Workers, Despite Offering Higher Salaries And Even Bonuses, Because Some People Are 'Making More Money On Unemployment,' But Republican Governors Are Leading The Way In Ending Enhanced Government Benefits To Get People Back To Work And The Economy Back On Track As The Economy Reopens, Employers Are Struggling To Recruit Workers As They Compete With 'Enhanced Unemployment Benefits From The Government' "There's a wild card in the pus… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Democrats’ Massive Spending Bill Leading To Unfortunate Yet Obvious Economic Results

Republican Warnings About Democrats' Spending Spree Are Coming True As Business Owners Have To Compete With Enhanced Unemployment Benefits As They Struggle To Hire Workers The April Jobs Report Was 'The Biggest Miss, Relative To Expectations, In Decades' "Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers. Dow Jones estimates had been for 1 million… Continue Reading


04.28.21

‘Centrist Words, Liberal Actions’: Biden’s First 100 Days

Though Joe Biden Ran As A Unifying Figure, The Record Of His First 100 Days Is One Of Partisan Ideological Left-Wing Governance President Biden Pledged Unity But Has Spent His First 100 Days Governing From The Left Despite Biden's Call For Unity, His First Actions As President Were 'To Advance A Liberal Agenda' And 'Offer Little Compromise' The Rhetoric: 'Unity Is The Path Forward … I Will Fight As Hard For Those Who Did Not Support Me As For Those Who Did,' '[The American People]… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats Vote To Kill Jobs For Low-Wage Workers

42 Senate Democrats Voted For A New Minimum Wage Mandate That Would Cost 1.4 Million Jobs, Of Which 'A Disproportionate Share' Would Be Those Of 'Young, Less Educated People' 42 Senate Democrats voted to include Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) amendment to force all 50 states to increase their minimum wage to $15 per hour in the reconciliation bill, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). (H.R. 1319, Roll Call Vote #74,… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Dear President Biden, Here Are Some Things To Cut

The President Has Asked, 'What Would They Have Me Cut?' From Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Spending Bonanza, So How About Starting With The Unnecessary State Government Slush Fund And Completely Unrelated Left-Wing Wish List Provisions Like A Job-Killing Minimum Wage Mandate, Obamacare Expansions, And A Pension Fund Bailout? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "We need Congress to pass my American Rescue Plan that deals with the immediate crisis - the urgency. Now, critics say my plan is too big, that it costs $1.… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Let’s Go To The Vote-A-Rama Highlights

Here Are The Plays From Last Week's Marathon Voting Session That You Need To See Again SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate had a 14-hour voting marathon on amendments to the phony partisan budget that Democrats jammed through as a procedural step. We got Senators on the record on a host of questions that matter to American families. Sadly Democrats blocked our efforts to say that, at the very least, school districts where teachers have been vaccinated cert… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Republican Amendment Ensures No Tax Hikes on Small Businesses During Pandemic

All 100 Senators Voted For Sens. Rubio (R-FL) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Oppose Tax Increases On Small Businesses During The Pandemic, Which Would Rule Out A Radical Scheme Some Democrats Have Floated To Jam A Minimum Wage Increase Through Reconciliation As A Tax On Businesses SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It will not serve Americans to ram through a one-size-fits-all minimum wage hike that the CBO says would kill more than a million jobs for the most vulnerable work… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Biden Says Compromise But Governs Left

In His First Days In Office, President Biden Has Enacted A Raft Of Left-Wing Executive Orders And Floated Legislative Priorities That 'Advance A Liberal Agenda' But 'Offer Little Compromise' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[O]n the Biden Administration's very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction. The President re-entered the failed Paris climate agreement -- a terrible bargain that would set us up to self-inflict major economic pain on working American f… Continue Reading


12.09.20

Democrats’ Endless Objections, Deflections, And Rejections Have Delayed Further COVID Relief For Half A Year

Going Back To July, Democrats Have Rejected More Than 10 Republican Proposals To Get COVID Relief And Economic Assistance To Struggling Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have made one offer… after another… after another to try and make law on all the significant areas where nobody even disagrees. We have spent July, August, September, October, and November trying different ways to create common ground. But the Speaker of the House and the… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Schumer And Pelosi’s Intransigence Allowed ‘Crucial’ PPP Lifeline To Lapse

Democrats Demanding Everything Or Nothing In Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Has Resulted In The Expiration Of The Successful PPP Small Business Loan Program, Just As Small Businesses Are Again Running Out Of Money SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress should be strengthening the PPP. Instead, the Democrats have put it in jeopardy. This [past] Saturday, August 8, [was] the official deadline for anyone who hasn't yet gotten a loan to apply. The door close[d Saturday] and m… Continue Reading


08.05.20

States, Schools, And Employers Agree Liability Protections Are Necessary For Reopening

State Officials, Schools And Universities, And Business Groups Are All Calling For 'Common Sense Civil Liability Protections' In Order For America To Reopen Safely And Prevent 'A Growing Wave Of Lawsuits' Against Organizations That Faithfully Followed Health Guidelines SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's about hospitals and doctors and nurses and teachers and universities and colleges and K-12. This is not just liability protection for businesses. They're included along with… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senate Republicans Introduce The HEALS Act

As They Did With The CARES Act In March, Senate Republicans Are Leading On The Next Response To The Coronavirus With 'A Tailored And Targeted Draft' Focused On 'Getting Kids Back In School, Getting Workers Back To Work, And Winning The Healthcare Fight Against The Virus' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. The American people need more help. They need it to be comprehensive. And they need it to be carefully tailored… Continue Reading


06.16.20

The Great American Outdoors Act Benefits The Economy

At A Time When America's Economy Can Use A Boost, Sen. Cory Gardner's And Sen. Steve Daines' Great American Outdoors Act Will Revitalize Our National Parks And Protect Public Lands, Supporting Billions In Economic Activity "At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate: the great outdoors…. [L]awmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote ne… Continue Reading


06.11.20

Broad Bipartisan Support For The Great American Outdoors Act

'[Montana Sen. Steve] Daines And Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Have Emerged As Key Republicans Pushing The Legislation,' 'The Most Significant Investment In Our Public Lands In A Generation' The Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by Sens. Gardner and Daines, has a total of 60 bipartisan cosponsors. (S. 3422, 116th Congress) 'In A Rare And Much Needed Piece Of Good News This Week,' 'The U.S. Senate Is Moving Toward Passage Of A Major Conservation Bill' "The U.S. Senate is moving toward … Continue Reading


06.05.20

The Senate’s Busy First Week Of June

This Week, The Senate Passed A Bill Updating The PPP Program, Confirmed The Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery, And Held Seven Hearings On COVID-19 And CARES Oversight, In Sharp Contrast With The House, Which, As Sen. Schumer Says, 'Is Not In Session Now' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]here is plenty of work before the Senate. And unlike the Democratic House of Representatives, which I understand may next appear here in Washington in about a month, the Senate is pres… Continue Reading


05.20.20

PPP: A Lifeline To Workers Nationwide

The Paycheck Protection Program Has Helped The Iconic Louisville Slugger Factory, A Health Clinic For Low-Income Patients In Georgia, A Massachusetts Boys And Girls Club, A Key Community Foundation In North Carolina, A New York Florist, A Manufacturer In Michigan, Local Newspapers In Arkansas, And Small Businesses All Over The Country SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every single day, the historic CARES Act that we wrote and passed to fight this pandemic continues to come onli… Continue Reading


05.04.20

‘A Huge Relief’: PPP Funds Continue Helping Main Street Small Businesses

Local Businesses Are Getting A Lifeline And Employees Are Keeping Their Jobs Thanks To Popular Loans From The Paycheck Protection Program "The Trump administration announced Sunday that 2.2 million small business loans worth $175 billion have been made in the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza said in a joint statement that the average size of a loan made under the second iteration of… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Democrats Delayed, Small Businesses Suffered

Democrats Stalled For 'Leverage' That Never Materialized, And In The Interim People Lost Livelihoods And Jobs SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It became clear 12 days ago that the small business program was out of money already. The demand was enormous. Senate Republicans and the administration felt that we ought to immediately plus that up. That was not acceptable to the Democrats." (Sen. McConnell, Press Conference, 4/21/2020) LEADER McCONNELL: "It's unfortunate that it took… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Democrats’ PPP Obstruction Will Now Cost People Their Paychecks

With the Paycheck Protection Program Officially Out Of Funding, Pelosi And Schumer's Shameful Actions Will Now Directly Harm Hardworking Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely no progress. This morning, the program ran out of money and shut down, just as I war… Continue Reading


04.14.20

As Democrats Delay, Money To Assist Small Businesses Will Run Out By The End Of The Week

With Small Businesses Struggling To Survive, Democrats Continue To Block Extra Funding For 'A Bipartisan Program' That Will Help Those Businesses And Their Workers STEVEN MNUCHIN, Secretary of the Treasury: "As the president said, we've gone back to Congress and asked them for more money … [T]he president's view, and the vice president's and my view, is this was a bipartisan program. This SBA program, it wasn't a Republican program, it wasn't a Democrat program, it was a bipartisan prog… Continue Reading

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