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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


09.17.19

With Global Tensions Elevated, Timely Defense Funding Is Essential

America's Adversaries Will Not Wait While Democrats Play Politics With The Defense Appropriations Bill SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In the face of surging great-power adversaries, simple upkeep is not enough to keep America and our allies safe from aggression. Comprehensive funding for research, development, and readiness programs is what's needed. In Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and beyond we continue to face sustained threats from terrorist organizations. And in t… 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


06.27.19

‘Arguably The Most Important Piece Of Legislation That Congress Considers Every Year’

This Year's Defense Authorization Provides $750 Billion For National Defense, Including Pay Raises For Our Military, Upgraded Equipment And Capabilities, And The Resources To Strengthen Our Alliances And Confront 'Threats From Great Power Competitors And Rogue Regimes' The Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act by an overwhelming bipartisan 86-8 vote. (S. 1790, Roll Call Vote #188: Passed 86-8, 6/27/2019) 'Ensures The United States Military Will Sustain Its Pl… 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


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


01.09.18

The World Remains Dangerous

The Need To Provide Our Military With Adequate, Predictable Funding To Meet Multiple Security Threats Is Clear SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): "In a recent letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Mattis explained, 'BCA-level funding reverses the gains we have made in readiness, and undermines our efforts to increase lethality and grow the force. Without relief from the BCA caps, our air, land, and sea fleets will continue to erode. BCA caps obstruct our path to modernization, and cont… Continue Reading

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