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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


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


06.07.18

Tax Reform: ‘It Really Is Working’ For Ohio

Buckeye State Workers And Entrepreneurs Laud Expanding Businesses, New Hires, Employee Bonuses, And Larger Paychecks SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[O]ur economy is starting to work better for all kinds of communities. I recently heard a few inspiring stories from my friend Senator Portman. In Zanesville, Ohio, the owners of GKM Auto Parts had spent much of the last decade watching health insurance premiums soar. By 2016, they could no longer support coverage for their empl… Continue Reading


06.06.18

‘Unmatched’ Economic Growth, Opportunity

'Driven By A 21st-Century Tax Code That Lets Americans Keep More Of Their Own Money And Encourages Job Creators To Invest In Our Nation's Workers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bottom line is clear: Under the policies of this unified Republican government, American workers, families, and business owners are achieving economic growth that is unmatched in recent memory. It's driven by a 21st-century tax code that lets Americans keep more of their own money and encourages … Continue Reading


05.11.18

Tax Reform Has Indiana Off To The Races

'In The Last Six Months, It's Been Unbelievable, Really Unbelievable What's Going On' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "[W]e're going to discuss our massive tax cuts that are growing paychecks all over our country. They're creating jobs and expanding the American Dream. Just like we said would happen … And now, because of our tax cuts, you can keep more of your hard-earned money." (Pres. Trump, "Remarks by President Trump on Tax Cuts for American Workers," 4/12/2018) "President Trump and Vice Pres… 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


04.17.18

Tax Day 2018: ‘Out With The Old, And In With The New’

Across America, Working Class Families And Small Business Owners Keep More Of Their Money, Making 'A Tremendous Difference' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today is the last time American families will have to file under the unfair, outdated tax code that Congress and the president got rid of a few months ago. 'Out with the old, and in with the new.' Republicans' historic overhaul cut taxes for families and small businesses. We doubled the standard deduction, expanded the chi… Continue Reading

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