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04.30.21

President Biden’s Bait-And-Switch Speech

In His First Major Address To Congress, President Biden Wiped Away His Campaign Trail Assertion That 'Americans Aren't Looking For Revolution' And Instead Embraced 'A Breathtaking Scope Of Change' That Would Amount To 'The Biggest Expansion Of American Government In Decades' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This isn't what the American people voted for. This country just elected a 50-50 Senate, a very closely-divided House, and a President who talked a big game about cutting de… 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


04.01.21

A ‘Trojan Horse’ Infrastructure Plan

Behind The Veneer Of 'Infrastructure,' President Biden's $2.25 Trillion Plan Is 'A Way Of Accomplishing Many Of The Goals Of The Green New Deal' And Not A Targeted Infrastructure Plan SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan. There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish-list the White House has decided to label 'infrastructure' is a major missed opportunity by this Administ… Continue Reading


03.11.21

‘A Classic Example Of Big Government Democratic Overreach’

Democrats 'Loaded Up The Bill With Liberal Policies That They Supported Long Before The Advent Of The Coronavirus Crisis,' Boasting At Every Turn About It Being 'Transformative,' 'Ideological,' And 'The Most Progressive Piece Of Legislation In History' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The president will soon be signing the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. ... This is a classic example of big government Democratic overreach in the name of COVID relief. And we all know that what w… 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


02.05.21

Democrats Vote In Favor Of A Tax Break For The Wealthy

Every Senate Democrat Voted Against Sen. Grassley's (R-IA) Amendment To Prevent A Repeal Of The Cap On The State And Local Tax Deduction, Thereby Preserving Their Ability To Pass A Tax Cut For Wealthy Taxpayers In High-Tax States All 50 Senate Democrats voted to preserve their ability to eliminate the cap on the state and local tax deduction, which would be a boon for wealthy taxpayers. (S.Amdt.91, S.Con.Res.5, Roll Call Vote #29: Motion Rejected 49-51: D 0-48; R 49-1; I 0-2, 2/04/2021) A… 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


05.14.20

House Democrats’ Expensive, Unserious Wish List

House Democrats Unveiled A $3 Trillion Spending Spree Stuffed With A 'Wish List Filled Up With All The Party's Favored Policies,' 'Not Something Designed To Deal With Reality' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]hat you've seen in the House … is not something designed to deal with reality, but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation, this is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic. And so, we're going to insis… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Pelosi’s SALT Scheme Crushed By Economists

As Speaker Pelosi Pushes For A 'Blue-State Bailout,' Senate Republicans Will Not Allow Congress' 'Phase 4' Coronavirus Response 'To Be An Opportunity For The Democrats To Achieve Unrelated Policy Items That They Would Not Otherwise Be Able To Pass' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "So I think we need to wait a few days here, a few weeks, and see how things are working out. [Speaker Pelosi] hasn't suggested the House would even come back into session until the 20th of April, and I'… Continue Reading


03.19.20

The CARES Act: Major Coronavirus Relief for American Workers, Families, and Small Businesses

Senate Republicans Introduced The CARES Act, Which Would Provide Significant Assistance To American Families And Small Businesses, Bolster The Health Care Response, And Stabilize The Economy During The Coronavirus Emergency SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: Direct financial help for … 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


11.05.19

‘Medicare For None’ Proponents Propose ‘Huge Tax Increases’

But Even Over $20 Trillion In New Taxes Likely Falls Short Of The True Cost Of Single-Payer Government-Run Health Care, Which Would Hammer Working And Middle Class Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One leading Democrat released a breathtaking proposal last week that illustrates the road they'd like to head down. This candidate's Medicare For None plan on its own - notwithstanding all the other socialist plans; just the healthcare plan - would cost about 52 trillion dol… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Democrats Push Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

The Majority Of Benefits From The Changes To Tax Law Democrats Want Would Go To 'The Top 1 Percent Of Households' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[R]ather than acknowledge that the sky hasn't fallen, our Democratic friends still want to undermine tax reform. And listen to where they've elected to start … Democrats' first target is changing the tax code so that working families across the country have to subsidize wealthy people in states like New York, New Jersey, and… Continue Reading


10.18.19

‘The Eye-Popping Cost’ Of Democrats’ ‘Medicare For None’: Now $34 Trillion

A New Urban Institute Study Shows The One-Size-Fits-All Government-Run Health Care Scheme Embraced By Leading Democrats Would Cost $34 Trillion The 'Medicare For None' Plan Pushed By Leading Democrats 'Would Require $34 Trillion In Additional Federal Spending Over Its First Decade' The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) government-run health care legislation, cosponsored by 14 other Democrat senators, including presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kama… 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


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


11.16.18

A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… Continue Reading


10.10.18

List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… Continue Reading


08.29.18

A Productive August

Senate Remained 'In Session This Month To Continue Working On Behalf Of The American People' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "August is usually a time for Senators to spend more time in our home states, meeting with our constituents and reporting on the progress we've made in Washington. But this August had to be different. There was too much business left unfinished. So I made the decision to keep the Senate in session this month to continue working on behalf of the American… Continue Reading


06.20.18

‘What A Six Months It’s Been’

Half A Year After Republicans Passed Tax Reform, Americans Are Keeping More Of Their Money, The Economy Is Taking Off, And Businesses Are Enthusiastic SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today marks six months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed Congress. On Friday, it will be six months since the president signed it into law. What a six months it's been. Already, Americans have seen their paychecks grow as the IRS withholds less of what they earn. Already, families are reapin… Continue Reading

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