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05.09.19

‘Spectacular’

'Workers Are Really Confident That There Are Jobs Out There That Are Available For Them' As 'The Strong Labor Market Is Pulling People In Off The Sidelines' And 'The Recovery Is Benefiting The People Most In Need Of Help' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For the better part of the last two years, the Labor Department's monthly jobs report has regularly pointed to an economy that's opening new doors for millions of Americans. It's reinforced what we knew to be the case: the pro… Continue Reading


05.03.19

Lowest Unemployment In 50 Years

'No Denying This Is A Strong Jobs Report': 'U.S. Labor Market Is Still Red-Hot,' 'The Unemployment Rate Fell To A Fresh Half-Century Low,' There Are 'Real Gains In The Paychecks Of Average Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: (R-KY): "The last two years have been a case study in how much American families benefit when Republican policies get the government out of the way. Helped along by tax reform, regulatory reform, and other efforts, the country is seeing historically low unem… Continue Reading


04.15.19

‘The Hottest Job Market In Half A Century’

Americans Are Benefitting From Lower Taxes, More Job Opportunities, Competition For Workers, And Higher Wages, All Encouraged By 'Republicans' Pro-Growth, Pro-Opportunity Policies' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Here's how Republicans' pro-growth, pro-opportunity policies helped get us where we are. By encouraging job creators to invest here at home, instead of penalizing success. By recognizing that working families know best how to spend their paychecks, not Washington. By… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: ‘A Raw Deal For America’

Republican Senators On The Green New Deal: 'A Dangerous, Unachievable And Unaffordable Manifesto For Government Control Over Every Part Of The Economy And Our Lives' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Despite its lofty goals and pleasant-enough name, the Green New Deal is really a dangerous, unachievable and unaffordable manifesto for government control over every part of the economy and our lives…. So when I call up the Green New Deal for consideration in the Senate, I w… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: A Democratic Scheme To ‘Cause Immediate Harm To Millions’

Labor Unions And The Solar And Wind Industries Recognize That The Green New Deal Is 'Too Extreme' And A Threat To Jobs And Families' Standards Of Living, Plus '[T]here's No Way To Pay For It' Labor Unions: Green New Deal 'Could Cause Immediate Harm To Millions Of Our Members And Their Families' AFL-CIO ENERGY COMMITTEE: "We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members' jobs an… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘The U.S. Economy Is On Solid Footing’

Robust Job Growth And Higher Wage Gains Are 'Delivering Opportunities' To Americans Not Seen In Years SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than two years, since the American people hired President Trump and a Republican Congress to get Washington's foot off the brake of our economy. Since we got to work rebuilding the middle-class prosperity that had hollowed out in communities across America under the Obama economy…. [T]he American people wanted a change… Continue Reading


10.12.18

‘The American Economy Is Humming’

In 'A Remarkable Rebound' From The Last Recession, 'The Benefits Of The Strong Economy Lifted The Fortunes Of More Americans' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "According to the latest Department of Labor report, unemployment in the United States of America has now fallen to 3.7 percent. That's our lowest unemployment rate since 1969…. [I]t is rising wages, more job opportunities, and new investment. And it's reaching kitchen tables and communities large and small all acr… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Tax Reform Boon For The Bluegrass State

Kentucky Workers, Businesses, Families Continue to Benefit From Tax Reform SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our Kentucky State Treasurer, Allison Ball, had it just right in a recent column: Quote, 'Kentuckians have immediately benefited from federal tax reform.' And these immediate benefits are only the beginning…. [T]ax reform, regulatory reform, and the rest of Republicans' opportunity agenda continues helping American workers and job creators." (Sen. McConnell, Remar… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Big Benefits In Big Sky Country From Tax Reform

'The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Takes A Cut Of Washington, D.C.'s Power And Puts It Back Squarely In The Hands Of Montanans' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "My friend Senator Daines recently shared what tax reform already means to Montana small business owners. In Chester, at Stricks Ag, it means bonuses of nearly $1,000 to each employee. In Missoula, at Big Sky Brewing, it means worker bonuses and money to purchase new equipment. The same goes for Cabinet Mountain Brewing in Libb… 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


04.17.18

Tax [Reform] Day

As Americans File Their Taxes For The Final Time Under The Old Code, Senate Republicans Spotlight Current And Future Tax Reform Benefits SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today is 'Tax Day,' the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class families and businesses, this date is circled on the calendar with regret and trepidation. But this year, this depressing day has a silver lining?-?simply put, it's 'out with the old, and in with the new.' Toda… Continue Reading


03.22.18

‘Tax Reform Is Helping Hoosiers’

Sen. Young: 'I Was Proud To Support The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act' SEN. TODD YOUNG (R-IN): "We delivered several major successes to the American people last year, including tax relief for hard-working Hoosiers and small businesses. … I was proud to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…" (Sen. Young, Press Release, 1/26/2018) Hoosier Paychecks Going Up SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…tax reform is helping Hoosiers. Pat Williams, who lives in Southern Indiana, recently shared ano… Continue Reading


03.20.18

Tax Reform ‘Wonderful’ In Missouri

'Bonnie Brazzeal, Who Works In The Cafeteria At The College Of The Ozarks, Choked Up When She Told The President That She Received A Bonus From Her Employer As A Result Of The Tax Cut' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last Wednesday, President Trump visited a Boeing manufacturing facility in St. Louis to hear how tax reform is helping Americans. … These Americans' tax reform stories are amazing. So is the fact that only one senator from Missouri voted to help all this good news happen." (Se… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Senate Passes Banking Reform

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Legislation 'Will Right-Size Regulation' And Enhance 'Important Consumer Protections' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking Committee Chairman: "The majority of us in this body recognize that our community financial institutions have been struggling to keep up with the regulatory demands coming out of Washington, and that it was time to revisit current law and make changes where necessary…. When this bill is signed into law, it will right-size regulation for fina… Continue Reading


03.14.18

Tax Reform: Millions Of Workers Have Already Benefited

Special Tax Reform Bonuses Have Been Announced For Workers At Hundreds Of Companies Across The Country SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For months now, the headlines have been filled with businesses large and small using tax reform to give workers bonuses, pay raises, and new benefits. … That's what every Democrat voted against." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/14/2018) Democrats Threaten: 'We Could Take … That Money' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "But when [the American people] … Continue Reading


03.08.18

Dems: ‘We Could Take Some Of That Money’

Senate Democrats Propose Clawing Back Americans' Bonuses, Pay Raises, & New Jobs SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Just yesterday, Senate Democrats announced they'd like to spend a trillion dollars of taxpayer money -- and to try and pay for some of it, they want to roll back Americans' brand-new tax cuts while they're at it. There they go again. Tax more. Spend more. Take money away from American families and give it to the federal government." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/8/2018) SEN.… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Relief For Main Street Borrowers & Lenders

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Bill 'Offers Common-Sense [Regulatory] Relief For Our Nation's Nearly 5,700 Community Banks' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "Community banks and credit unions across the country have long struggled to keep up with ever-increasing regulatory compliance and examiner demands coming out of Washington. In local economies, this places a strain on small businesses looking to open or to grow." (Sen. Crapo, Congressional Record, S.1347, 3/6/2018) SEN. CRAPO (R-ID): "…this bill… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Meanwhile, Outside The Beltway…

'Bonuses, Rising Wages, Expanded Benefits And A Lower Taxes Are Giving Middle-Class Families A Whole Lot More Breathing Room' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every day, we hear about more local businesses realizing new savings and putting it toward equipment, expansion, and employees. Every day, we hear about how bonuses, rising wages, expanded benefits and lower taxes are giving middle-class families a whole lot more breathing room. … In the meantime, the economic data are painting quite … Continue Reading


02.28.18

‘Real, Tangible Benefits from Tax Reform’

Senate Republicans Hear From Small Business In States Across America SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…it's been just over two months since this united Republican government delivered historic tax reform to middle-class families across America. So how's it working? We've all seen the national news: Walmart is giving raises or new benefits to more than a million hourly workers. Boeing is investing $300 million in workforce development and corporate giving. Apple is bringing hundreds of b… Continue Reading


02.22.18

More Tax Reform Bonuses Keep Rolling Out

More Money In Your Pocket HORMEL FOODS CORP.: "Hormel Foods Corp. this morning announced that it plans to use savings from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to award stock options to its employees and raise starting wages to $13 an hour. Hormel announced the new employee benefits as part of a first-quarter earnings report. … Hormel stated that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump in December saved the Fortune 500 company $63 million in the first quarter of the year,… Continue Reading

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