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07.29.20

Healthcare, Economic Assistance, Liability, And Schools

The HEALS Act Is Designed To Get More Help To Americans, Boost Our Health Providers And Medical Researchers, And Assist Small Businesses And Schools So They Can Reopen Safely SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back t… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senate Republicans Introduce The HEALS Act

As They Did With The CARES Act In March, Senate Republicans Are Leading On The Next Response To The Coronavirus With 'A Tailored And Targeted Draft' Focused On 'Getting Kids Back In School, Getting Workers Back To Work, And Winning The Healthcare Fight Against The Virus' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]e have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. The American people need more help. They need it to be comprehensive. And they need it to be carefully tailored… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Liability Protections Are Essential To Reopening The American Economy

Senate Republicans Are Insisting On Liability Protections For Health Providers And Small Businesses As They Face 'A Wave Of Litigation' Over Coronavirus Infections That Could Result In A 'Jackpot For Liability Lawyers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think I can safely say, for our team here, the Republican Senate majority, if there's any red line, it's on litigation. The litigation epidemic has already begun…. And so we are working on a narrowly crafted liability pr… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Pelosi Retreats Again After Senate Republicans Put Brakes On Liberal Wish List

After Republican Senators Emphasized That The Government Must First Make Sure The CARES Act Is Working And That Future Measures Must 'Not Serve As A Grab Bag For [The Speaker's] Liberal Wish List,' Speaker Pelosi Changed Her Tone On New Coronavirus Response Legislation 'Democrats Pivot': 'Speaker Nancy Pelosi Shifted Her Tone On Friday, Calling For A Much More Focused "Phase 4" Relief Package' "There has been a noticeable shift in rhetoric in the last day or so. Democrats -- including Spe… Continue Reading


03.31.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Critical First Step’ To Help Americans

'Congress Was Able To Cast Aside Our Differences And Come Together In Short Order For The Good Of Our Country' Providing Assistance To Families, Workers, Small Businesses, Medical Providers And More Leader McConnell 'Was Determined To Put His Own Stamp On The Next Economic Aid Plan,' Which 'Senators In Both Parties Hailed The Passage Of … Especially Considering The Extraordinary Circumstances' "[T]he majority leader was determined to put his own stamp on the next economic aid plan,… Continue Reading


03.27.20

The CARES Act Is ‘A Rescue Operation For The American People’

The CARES Act 'Says A Lot About The United States Senate As An Institution, Our Willingness To Put Aside Our Differences, And To Do Something Really Significant For The Country' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm proud to announce tonight, not a single senator voted against this $2 trillion rescue bill to save American individuals, small businesses, large businesses, and to provide considerable funding for the healthcare workers and the scientists and the doctors and others … Continue Reading


03.25.20

The CARES Act Will Rush Assistance To American Workers, Families, Small Businesses, And Health Care Providers

Extensive Bipartisan Negotiations Have Strengthened The CARES Act, Which Will Help Stabilize The Economy, Provide Recovery Checks And Unemployment Insurance To Americans, Support Small Businesses, And Surge Funding For Hospitals And Medical Equipment SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Ten days ago, I laid out four urgent priorities for new Senate legislation to help our nation through this crisis. We had to get direct financial assistance to the American people. Get historic aid… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Will Democrats Choose Their Ideological Wish List Over Suffering Americans?

Democrats Are Treating A National Emergency As A Political Opportunity, Demanding A Christmas List Of Unrelated Ideological Provisions In Coronavirus Relief Legislation While Doctors, Nurses, And Hospitals Struggle And American Jobs Are At Risk SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bipartisan [Senate coronavirus relief bill] delivers strongly on each of the core priorities we identified at the outset: It puts urgently-needed cash in the hands of American workers and families. I… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Days After Lecturing ‘Americans Can’t Wait,’ Democrats Block Coronavirus Relief In The Senate

Last Week, Senate Democrats Asked For Immediate Action On Coronavirus Legislation: 'This Is Not Just Another Political Issue,' And Senators Must 'Shed Our Partisanship And Rise To The Occasion' Because 'Time Is Of The Essence,' Yet Today They Blocked Critical Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief From Moving Forward "Democrats block advancement of critical economic relief package" (Washington Examiner, 3/22/2020) "Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package" (The Hill, 3/22/2020) … 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


10.30.19

Senate Dems Attempt To Undermine State Flexibility, Affordability & Choice In Health Care

Senate Democrats Are Seeking To Curtail States' 'Opportunity To Apply For Waivers That Allow For More Types Of Health Insurance Plans And More Options For Consumers' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. …This time, they'd like to reverse Trump administration guidance that has reduced health care premiums for American families and reaffirmed protections for t… 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


09.23.19

Burying The Socialist Agenda: Speaker Pelosi’s Prescription To Kill Drug Innovation And Access

Speaker Pelosi's Bid To Micromanage Your Medicine Is 'Dead On Arrival' In The Senate SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic House continue to neglect opportunities to find compromises that might actually become law, and instead churn out on one left-wing messaging bill after another…. [H]ere's what happened last week: House Democrats began unveiling Speaker Pelosi's handmade plan to have Washington D.C. bureaucrats start micromanaging America… 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


06.12.19

More Support From Health Care Professionals For Tobacco-Free Youth Act

Dozens Of Health Care Organizations Express Support For Leader McConnell's Tobacco-Free Youth Act, 'Legislation That Would Help Curb The Rise Of Youth Tobacco Use' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The youth vaping crisis is putting the health of our children at risk. To address this rampant and dangerous new trend, I've introduced the 'Tobacco-Free Youth Act,' a bipartisan federal bill with my fellow tobacco state colleague, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Once enacted, our leg… Continue Reading


05.21.19

Tobacco 21: ‘An Important Step Forward’

Health Organizations Applaud Leader McConnell And Sen. Kaine For Their Bill That Would Raise The Sales Age Of Tobacco Products To 21, Saying It 'Will Help Remove Tobacco From High Schools,' 'Be Instrumental In Stemming The Epidemic Of Vaping,' And Could 'Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives' National Health Organizations: 'Raising The Minimum Age Of Sale Will Reduce The Number Of Young People Who Use And Become Addicted To Tobacco Products' AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER ACTION NETWORK (AC… Continue Reading


05.20.19

Bipartisan Action To Prevent ‘A New Generation At Risk’

Public Health Experts Warn Of 'The Skyrocketing Growth Of Young People's E-Cigarette Use' And Call For Raising The Minimum Age Of Sale To 21 To Prevent Harm To Young Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've heard from countless parents who have seen the youth vaping crisis firsthand…. Together, Senator Kaine and I are addressing this public health crisis head-on. By making it more difficult for tobacco products to end up in the hands of middle school and high sc… Continue Reading


04.30.19

‘They Don’t Get To Keep It’

Democrats' Radical Single-Payer Medicare For None Schemes Would Outlaw Private Insurance And Kick Tens Of Millions Of Americans Off Their Employer Insurance Plans In Cosponsors' States Alone No, You Can't Keep Your Plan: 'Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance,' 'Let's Eliminate All Of That' THE NEW YORK TIMES: "Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in American History.'" ("Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in… Continue Reading

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