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01.16.24

As Iran’s Terror Proxies Attack Israelis And Americans, Senate Democrats Are Focused On Condemning Israel

While Hamas Still Holds Hostages, Bernie Sanders And Senate Democrats Focus The Majority Of Their Ire On Israel’s Fight For Self-Defense SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This afternoon, the Senate must take it upon ourselves to reject an attempt to degrade our nation’s credibility even further. The resolution brought forward by Senator Sanders is little more than performative left wing politics. It is not, as our colleague would suggest, about authorizing a report on aid to Is… Continue Reading


01.11.24

Keeping Pace With Russian And Chinese Military Buildups And Defending American Interests Requires Congress To Urgently Approve Crucial Security Funding

As Russia Re-Arms And Continues Its Assault On Ukraine And China Boosts Weapons Production, America’s Ability To Respond To Threats And Protect Ourselves And Our Allies Depends On Congress Appropriating More Funding For National Security SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Here’s the truth: threats to U.S. national security are growing, and the Biden Administration’s habit of proposing real-dollar cuts to defense funding is a streak that must end at three. With its forthcoming bud… Continue Reading


01.10.24

Iran And Its Proxies Have Attacked American Forces And International Commerce With Impunity For Three Months

In The Middle East, Time And Time Again, The Only Thing The Biden Administration Has Managed To Deter Is Itself As Iran And Its Proxies Brazenly Continue Attacking U.S. Bases And Maritime Trade SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “[T]he reality of facing interconnected threats isn’t unique to Israel. Around the world, our adversaries are colluding in new and aggressive ways…. [T]he best way we can help our friends is to restore our own credibility in the region, and take bolder ste… Continue Reading


10.24.23

Biden’s Weakness On Iran Cannot Continue

LEADER McCONNELL: ‘Ultimately, President Biden Must Also Accept That The Fundamental Assumptions Of His Administration’s Iran Policy Were Morally And Practically Bankrupt…. The Biden Administration’s Previous Iran Policy Is Now History. The President Must Go Back To The Drawing Board’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “[T]he United States must continue to provide maximum support to Israel’s counter-terrorist operation, as long as it takes. And just as importantly, we have to re-e… Continue Reading


09.07.23

American Military Strength And Continued Support For Ukraine Are Imperative To Deter ‘A New Axis Of Autocrats’ Centered On Beijing And Moscow

Leader McConnell: ‘We Must Not Ignore This Contest For Power.… Now, With Russia And China’s ‘Friendship Without Limits’ And Putin’s Embrace Of Iran And North Korea, Is Not The Time For America To Step Back…. Let’s Just Be Absolutely Clear About A Few Things: Helping Ukraine Retake Its Territory Means Weakening One Of America’s Biggest Strategic Adversaries Without Firing A Shot… And Deterring Another One In The Process.’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Russia and China have bo… Continue Reading


03.28.23

Senators Should Support Sen. Sullivan’s Amendment In Wake Of Latest Iranian Attacks On U.S. Forces

LEADER McCONNELL: 'Tehran Wants To Push Us Out Of Iraq And Syria. Why Should Congress Make That Easier? While The Senate's Been Engaged In This Abstract, Theoretical Debate About Rolling Back American Power, Iran Has Continued Its Deadly Attacks On Us…. Some In America May Think Our War Against Terrorism Is Sunsetting, But Clearly The Terrorists Do Not Agree.' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I am opposed to Congress sunsetting any military force authorizations in the… Continue Reading


03.21.23

Congress Should Not Tie The Hands Of American Commanders In The Middle East

'The 2002 AUMF Is Important In Iraq Today Because It Provides Authorities For U.S. Forces There To Defend Themselves From A Variety Of Real, Exigent Threats. It's Arguably Even More Important In Syria … Do Supporters Of This Repeal Fully Understand The Ways It Might Limit Counterterrorism Missions?' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[L]et's clear up some facts: The 2002 AUMF has been understood for years to apply to a variety of threats emanating from Iraq. Administrat… Continue Reading


12.08.22

This Year’s NDAA Includes Essential Boosts To Munitions, Modernization, And Deterrence Against Hostile Powers

The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act 'Tees Up A Significant And Badly-Needed Increase In Defense Funding' While Working 'To Protect Our Country From Threats Like China And Russia And Give Our Troops What They Need To Complete Their Mission' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he Senate and House Armed Services Committees released a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. ... We have got to take our national defense, military modernization, a… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Biden Will Have To Confront His Failures In The Middle East

As President Biden Prepares To Travel To The Middle East, He Has A Lot Of Damage Control To Do, Resulting From His Administration's Ill-Considered Policies Like Treating Saudi Arabia As A 'Pariah,' Chasing A Bad Nuclear Deal As Iranian Provocations Continue, And Forcing A Disastrous Withdrawal From Afghanistan That Has Left American Capabilities Diminished While The Taliban Represses Women And Provides A Haven For Al Qaeda America's Relationship With Saudi Arabia 'Has Reached A Low Point U… 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


03.07.22

Crude Intentions: Biden White House Frantically Looks Abroad For Energy That Americans Can And Should Produce At Home

After Months Of Working To Smother U.S. Oil And Gas Production, The Biden Administration Is Now Begging Foreign Human Rights Abusers To Increase Their Energy Production SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There is some suspicion the Administration is desperate for any excuse to ease sanctions on Iranian oil exports to help blunt the impact of the European crisis on Americans' pocketbooks. This White House seems determined to go hat in hand and beg every bad actor around the worl… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Biden’s State Of The Union Address Maligned For Its Myriad Manifest Failures

President Biden's Speech Was Panned For Being 'Totally Out Of Step With Reality For Where Most Americans Are,' Dinged By Fact-Checkers, Featured 'An Unusual Number' Of Gaffes, And Highlighted Intra-Democratic Feuds On Spending, Inflation, And Defunding The Police SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning… 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


08.18.21

Who Lost Afghanistan? President Biden, Our Commander-In-Chief

In His Determination To Hastily Abandon Afghanistan, President Biden Rejected The Counsel Of Top Generals And Ignored Warnings From Intelligence Experts And Even Fellow Democrats Of A Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation, Leaving America's Allies Upset And Alarmed As America's Adversaries Take Advantage SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It was pretty obvious to me what was going to happen. I predicted it, and I'm not in the intelligence business, that the Taliban would be i… Continue Reading


08.03.21

What Does The Biden Administration Think Is Going Right?

Americans Are Keenly Aware That The Biden Administration's Policies Are Failing On Critical Issues For The Country: Inflation, The Pandemic, The Southern Border, Crime, Afghanistan, Iran, And Russia Americans Know Things Under President Biden Aren't Going Well, With A Recent Poll Showing 'Americans' Optimism About The Direction Of The Country Has Plummeted Nearly 20 Points' In Just 2 Months "As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year… 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


07.21.20

NDAA Critical To Deter Aggression Against American Interests

As Chinese And Russian Aggression Becomes More Apparent Every Day, It Is Imperative To Pass The Annual Defense Authorization Bill To Boost American Defense And Deterrence Capabilities And Strengthen U.S. Alliances SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese… 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


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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