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05.18.22

The Importance To Taiwan Of Ukraine Successfully Defending Itself

Leaders In East Asia Know That Beijing Is Closely Watching What Happens In Ukraine And Successfully Defeating Russian Aggression There Could Be A Powerful Deterrent To Chinese Communist Party Aggression Against Taiwan SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Obviously, the biggest issue in the world right now and the most important issue on the floor of the Senate this week is assistance for Ukraine. As I think you know, I, along with Senators Barrasso, Collins, and Cornyn, had an o… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Bipartisan Rejection Of The Biden Administration’s Awful Proposals For A New Nuclear Deal With Iran

'President Joe Biden's Bid To Revive The Iran Nuclear Deal Flunked Its First Test In The U.S. Senate': The Senate Sent An Unmistakable Bipartisan Message To The Biden Administration That A New Nuclear Deal With Iran Cannot Repeat The Deficiencies Of The Obama Administration's 2015 Deal More Than 60 Senators Agree That Any Nuclear Deal With Iran Must Address Iran's Ballistic Missiles Program And Support For Terrorism, Retain Sanctions On Iran's Revolutionary Guard, And Take Into Account Chi… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Government Funding Agreement Provides Critical Boost To Defense Spending At A Dangerous Time

Russia's Unprovoked Invasion Of Ukraine Is A Reminder That Threats To The United States And Our Interests And Allies Around The World Have Not Diminished, Making The Increases In Defense Spending Secured By Republicans In The Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement All The More Essential SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This bipartisan government funding agreement is the major step forward that our national security needs. This is a dangerous time for the United States and o… Continue Reading


11.12.21

Bipartisan Demands For Sen. Schumer To Bring NDAA To The Senate Floor

'There Is No Reason That This Bill Has Not Been Put On The Floor In The Senate': With The Calendar Well Into November, Sen. Schumer Is Still Delaying Consideration Of The Critical Annual Defense Authorization Bill, And Even The Democratic Chairs Of The Armed Services Committees Are Joining Senate Republicans In Voicing Their Frustration SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportunity to h… Continue Reading


11.02.21

American Security Can’t Wait For Democrats’ NDAA Delays

Senate Democrats Still Haven't Brought The Annual National Defense Authorization Act To The Senate Floor While ISIS And Al Qaeda Gather Strength, China Threatens Taiwan And Works To Undermine American Military Capabilities, Iran Accelerates Its Nuclear Program, North Korea Advances Its Missile Capabilities, And Russia Threatens Ukraine And Europe SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportu… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Democrats Vote To Shortchange Defense In Favor Of Their Massive Tax-And-Spending Spree

SEN. SHELBY: 'Supporting Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Other Infrastructure And Social Programs Without Investing In Our National Defense Is Shameful And Inexcusable' All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the amendment offered by Sens. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) that would have provided badly-needed upgrades for our military to keep pace with China and Russia, choosing instead their partisan multitrillion tax-and-spending spree. (S.Amdt.3293, S.Con.… Continue Reading


05.27.21

Biden’s Budget: Gargantuan Spending, Massive Tax Hikes, Yet Shortchanging Defense

'President Biden Will Propose A $6 Trillion Budget On Friday That Would Take The United States To Its Highest Sustained Levels Of Federal Spending Since World War II, While Running Deficits Above $1.3 Trillion Throughout The Next Decade' Yet Also 'Sidelines Defense Spending In Favor Of Massive Domestic Investments' "President Joe Biden will unveil the first detailed budget proposal of his term in office on May 28, a day later than originally planned, the White House said on Wednesday." ("Bid… 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


12.29.20

To Support Our Troops, Counter China And Russia, And Strengthen Cybersecurity, The Senate Must Approve The NDAA

SEN. INHOFE: 'The NDAA Has Become Law Every Year For 59 Years Straight Because It's Absolutely Vital To Our National Security And Our Troops. This Year Must Not Be An Exception' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress has returned to work this week to enact the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act into law. Yesterday, a bipartisan supermajority in the House voted to reapprove the conference report of this must-pass legislation. Today, the Senate will set up a final vo… Continue Reading


12.11.20

The Senate Must Support Our Military By Passing The 60th Annual NDAA

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act Includes A Pay Raise For Our Men And Women In Uniform, Support For Their Families, Vital Resources To Support The National Defense Strategy And Counter China And Russia, Critical Upgrades To American Nuclear And Cyber Forces, And Investments In The Next Generation Of Battlefield Dominance SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, we began moving the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act toward the … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Dems’ Partisan Approach To Election Security Undermines Our Bipartisan Progress

Thanks To Important Work By The Senate, The Trump Administration, The Intelligence Community, And Local Officials, Our Elections Are Safer Than They Were In 2016, When The Obama Administration Fell Down On The Job, But Prominent Democrats Refuse To Acknowledge That, Choosing Instead To Sow Division And Fear For Partisan Purposes "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by downplaying … Continue Reading


07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading


06.04.20

On The Tiananmen Anniversary, The Senate Is Pushing Back On China’s Provocations

31 Years After The Chinese Communist Party Killed Pro-Democracy Protesters In Tiananmen Square, The Senate Is Leading The Way Confronting Beijing's Challenges To The Global Order SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. Because of China's censorship and disinformation, we still do not know how many brave Chinese people were killed by their own government on June 4th, 1989…. Never since have Chinese pe… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Two Productive Weeks In The Senate

While 'House Democrats Are Missing In Action,' The Senate Has Been Carefully At Work, Holding Hearings On The Pandemic, Passing Critical National Security Legislation, And Confirming Important Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate is back in session because we have important work to do for the nation. Critical posts throughout the federal government -- from public health to national security and beyond -- remain vacant. Qualified nominees who have been held u… Continue Reading


05.13.20

It’s Time To Reauthorize FISA

Threats To The United States And Our Interests From Terrorism And Foreign Espionage Have Not Taken A Break During The Pandemic, And The Senate Should Pass The Compromise FISA Extension Negotiated By The Attorney General And House Republicans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[A]mid the pandemic, we cannot lose sight of the other threats we still face as well. The challenges that we faced before COVID-19 began to spread from Wuhan, China are still with us today, alongside this … Continue Reading


02.12.20

Democrats Expect Military To Counter Iran With Hands Tied

Democrats' Use Of A War Powers Resolution Would Impede Our Armed Forces' Ability To Take Out Terror Leaders Like Soleimani And Limit Military Options Democrats Once Agreed Were Essential SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Taking out Qassem Soleimani] was not some reckless act. It was a calculated and limited response to a significant, growing threat of attack against U.S. personnel in Iraq by an emboldened adversary. Years ago, Soleimani had concluded America was a paper tiger… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Obama Administration Failed At Combatting Russian Election Interference, New Bipartisan Report Shows

The Senate Intelligence Committee's Bipartisan Report Finds The Obama Administration Was Unprepared To Respond To Russian Interference, Paralyzed By Indecision, And Resorted To Ineffective Warnings The Russians Ignored POLITICO: "Senate report faults Obama administration's paralysis on Russian election interference" (Politico, 2/06/2020) "The Obama administration was not 'well-postured' to combat Russian interference in the 2016 election and was so riven with concerns over how to handle t… 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


12.04.19

National Security Takes A Backseat To Democrats’ Partisan Political Priorities

Funding For American Armed Forces And The Annual Defense Authorization Bill Are Mired In Disputes Over Democrats' Partisan Demands SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training … Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats Prioritize Politics Over Security

'[E]very Hour Seemingly Brings More Evidence Of Our Troubled World,' But Democrats In Congress Are Still Stalling Critical Defense Authorization And Appropriations Bills SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[E]very hour seemingly brings more evidence of our troubled world. But, just as with the trade agreements, critical legislation in this area is currently frozen in place. Another casualty of Democrats' apparent inability to make headway on anything besides fighting with the Whi… Continue Reading

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