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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


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


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


07.30.19

‘A Victory For Our National Security’

The Budget Deal Is 'A Victory For Our Military,' Bans Far-Left Poison Pills, And Defends Against Abortion Extremism The Budget Deal Is 'A Victory For Our National Security,' 'A Victory For Our Military,' 'A Victory For Our Veterans,' And 'A Victory For American Families' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Considering the circumstances of divided government, this is a good deal. … It's a good deal because it achieves the number-one goal on the Republican side of the aisle:… Continue Reading


07.23.19

ICYMI: Highlights Of Administration-Pelosi Bipartisan Budget Deal

Washington Post: "Trump announces support for two-year bipartisan budget deal…" "Trump lauds deal with no 'poison pills'" "Also as part of the deal, Democratic leaders agreed not to include controversial policy changes, known as 'riders,' in future spending bills. Those measures, which can be tied to hot-button issues such as abortion and immigration, can imperil spending legislation. Opponents of these measures often call them "poison pills." "There will be no poison pills, additional… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Children’s Health Insurance: ‘Vital To Millions Of Children And Families’

Children's Hospitals, Pediatricians, And Health Professionals Warn That 'Congressional Inaction On CHIP Along With A Government Shutdown Is A Dangerous Combination For Families' Health Professionals Urge Congress To 'Pass CHIP This Week' CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION: "The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is vital to millions of children and families…. States are exhausting all available program funds and have announced plans to freeze enrollment and, in some cases, end… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Blocked

Democrats' 'Risky' Shut Down Strategy Opposed By Majority Of Americans, Impact Felt Across Country SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Day one of the Senate Democrats' government shutdown…. [L]ike the president, like the House, and like a bipartisan majority of Senators, the American people cannot begin to understand why the Senate Democratic Leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration…. Senate Democrats are s… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Budget ‘Essential’ For Tax Reform

'It Is Crucial That A Budget Resolution Is Swiftly Passed So That Tax Reform Efforts Can Move Forward' Budget Resolution Is The 'Critical First Step To Advance A Tax Overhaul To Turn Our Nation's Economic Tide' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Later today, [Sen. Enzi] will lead his committee in marking up a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that will help our country achieve balance by reining in federal spending. It will also help our economy grow, and one of the ways… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Budget ‘A Feat Of Considerable Importance’

'A Budget Deal That Aims To Torpedo Obamacare While Balancing The Federal Books Within 10 Years' 'Last Time Congress Passed A Balanced Budget Was The Year Apple Released The iPod' "…a budget deal that aims to torpedo ObamaCare while balancing the federal books within 10 years. The deal would approve more than $5 trillion in spending cuts over a decade, and seeks to use the budget procedure known as reconciliation to send a repeal of the healthcare law to President Obama's desk. The b… Continue Reading


04.16.15

100 Days: ‘Signs Of Progress’

'Senators Making Significant Headway On Sticky Issues,' 'Promise On A Number Of Policy Fronts' 'One Of The More Productive Legislative Periods In Recent Years,' A 'Rash Of Bipartisanship' "The first 100 days of the 114th Congress offered signs of progress. … Republicans say the party is knocking the dust off its governing playbook for what could be one of the more productive legislative periods in recent years." ("100 Days Of Congress: Stumbles But Signs Of Progress," USA Today, … Continue Reading


04.15.15

Dems On Tax Day: The World Is Not Enough

A Review Of Recent Dem Demands For Even More Of Your Hard Earned Money SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We, the Democrats, have a reputation of, well, tax and spend, tax and spend." (Sen. Schumer, Congressional Record, S.12121, 09/26/07) Obama's Budget Demanded $1.8 Trillion In 'Sweeping Tax Increases' "As he prepares to deliver his budget on Monday, President Barack Obama is lurching to the left." ("Obama Veers Left," Politico, 1/30/15) "Obama Veers Left … It's a progressive's dre… Continue Reading


03.30.15

‘Following … The Law And Governing’

Republicans Pass 'Boldly Conservative and Balanced Budgets' 'Scoring A Win For The New GOP' Politico: "Senate Republicans corralled enough votes from fiscal conservatives and defense hawks to pass their budget on Friday, scoring a win for the new GOP." ("Senate Passes Budget As Negotiations With House Loom Ahead," Politico, 3/27/15) Huffington Post: "final passage of the budget gave a boost to Republicans looking to successfully unite behind the first spending plan of their new Senate maj… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Budget Puts Obamacare In The Crosshairs

'Best Chance Yet' To Repeal 'Terrible Piece Of Legislation' Senate Budget 'Essential' Step To 'Wipe Out' Obamacare SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "It's a budget that would allow us to repeal and replace a program that hurts the middle class: Obamacare." ("GOP Aims To Sink Obamacare With Reconciliation," Politico, 3/18/15) "Senate Republicans want to use a powerful budget maneuver known as reconciliation to go after President Barack Obama's health care law" ("GOP Aims To Sink Obamacare W… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Obama Budget ‘Lurching To The Left’

Will Democrats Support Obama's 'Untethered,' 'Almost Fictional Document'? Obama Budget 'Lurching To The Left' In 'Strange, Almost Fictional Document' "…the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document." ("Obama's Wish-List Gambit," Los Angeles Times, 2/4/15) "As he prepares to deliver his budget on Monday, President Barack Obama is lurching to the left." ("Obama Veers Left," Politico, 1/30/15) "Budget 2016: Obama moves left…" ("Budget 2016: Obama Moves … Continue Reading


03.23.15

The Budget: A Return To Regular Order

Dems 'Defiantly Refused' To Pass A Budget Four Out Of The Past Five Years SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This budget is another example of the new Senate getting back to work for the American people. ... This balanced budget is all about growing an economy that can work better for the Middle Class of today, and leaving a more prosperous future to the Middle Class of tomorrow." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 3/23/15) 2010 - 'Budget Woes? Just Don't Pass One, Democrats Say' "…Democr… Continue Reading

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