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07.13.21

Dems Ignoring The Failures Of Their Partisan Spending Bill In Their Rush For Another

As Democrats Attempt To Force Through Another Partisan Reconciliation Spending Bill, The Track Record Of Their First One Is Poor: A Massive Labor Shortage Fueled In Part By Higher Unemployment Benefits, States That Didn't Need Another Infusion Of Federal Money Swimming In Cash, And A Restaurant Relief Fund Beset By 'A Cloud Of Errors And Confusion' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Recent headlines have reinforced a warning that Republicans and economic experts have been arti… Continue Reading


06.14.21

Democrats’ Economic Policies Hitting Americans In Their Wallets

Two Months After Democrats Passed Their Massive Spending Bill, Which Included An Extension Of Extra Federal Unemployment Benefits, May Economic Data Shows Americans Experienced The Largest Increase In Inflation Since 2008, Fueled In Part By Businesses Competing For Workers Against Government Benefits Passing Rising Labor And Commodity Costs On To Consumers, All Of Which Now Has Some Dems Reevaluating The Wisdom Of Their Unemployment Policies SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "… Continue Reading


05.19.21

Employers Struggle To Compete For Workers Against Government Benefits

All Across The Country, Employers Say They Cannot Recruit Workers, Despite Offering Higher Salaries And Even Bonuses, Because Some People Are 'Making More Money On Unemployment,' But Republican Governors Are Leading The Way In Ending Enhanced Government Benefits To Get People Back To Work And The Economy Back On Track As The Economy Reopens, Employers Are Struggling To Recruit Workers As They Compete With 'Enhanced Unemployment Benefits From The Government' "There's a wild card in the pus… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Democrats’ Massive Spending Bill Leading To Unfortunate Yet Obvious Economic Results

Republican Warnings About Democrats' Spending Spree Are Coming True As Business Owners Have To Compete With Enhanced Unemployment Benefits As They Struggle To Hire Workers The April Jobs Report Was 'The Biggest Miss, Relative To Expectations, In Decades' "Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers. Dow Jones estimates had been for 1 million… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats Vote To Kill Jobs For Low-Wage Workers

42 Senate Democrats Voted For A New Minimum Wage Mandate That Would Cost 1.4 Million Jobs, Of Which 'A Disproportionate Share' Would Be Those Of 'Young, Less Educated People' 42 Senate Democrats voted to include Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) amendment to force all 50 states to increase their minimum wage to $15 per hour in the reconciliation bill, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). (H.R. 1319, Roll Call Vote #74,… 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


02.04.21

Republican Amendment Ensures No Tax Hikes on Small Businesses During Pandemic

All 100 Senators Voted For Sens. Rubio (R-FL) And Scott's (R-SC) Amendment To Oppose Tax Increases On Small Businesses During The Pandemic, Which Would Rule Out A Radical Scheme Some Democrats Have Floated To Jam A Minimum Wage Increase Through Reconciliation As A Tax On Businesses SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It will not serve Americans to ram through a one-size-fits-all minimum wage hike that the CBO says would kill more than a million jobs for the most vulnerable work… Continue Reading


12.09.20

Democrats’ Endless Objections, Deflections, And Rejections Have Delayed Further COVID Relief For Half A Year

Going Back To July, Democrats Have Rejected More Than 10 Republican Proposals To Get COVID Relief And Economic Assistance To Struggling Americans SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have made one offer… after another… after another to try and make law on all the significant areas where nobody even disagrees. We have spent July, August, September, October, and November trying different ways to create common ground. But the Speaker of the House and the… Continue Reading


10.21.20

‘Senate Democrats Chose To Do Speaker Pelosi’s Political Dirty Work’

Yet Again, Senate Democrats Follow Speaker Pelosi's Nothing Is Better Than Something Lead, Blocking COVID Assistance For Health Providers, Families, Small Businesses, Schools, And Farmers SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us is neither Republicans' nor Democrats' idea of a perfect bill. I think we're all clear on that. But it would move us past Speaker Pelosi's all-or-nothing obstruction and deliver huge support, right now, for the most pressing needs of our… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Don’t Take Senate Democrats Seriously Or Literally

Last Week, Democrats Demanded The Senate Make A New COVID Relief Bill A Priority, Yet This Week They're Going To Again Block Hundreds Of Billions In Assistance For Families, Small Businesses, And Schools SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Mo… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Speaker Pelosi Decides Nothing Is Better Than Anything

Republicans Have Tried For Months To Compromise With Democrats, But Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Budge From Her All-Or-Nothing Demands On Coronavirus Relief SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago…. Three weeks ago, every single Senator cast a vote on pre-existing cond… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Democrats Block COVID Relief Efforts Again

'Essentially What They're Saying Is That We Would Rather Have Zero--Zero Dollars For The American People Than' Advance Things Both Parties Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Senate To Vote On Targeted COVID Relief

Though Democratic Leaders Have Rejected Every Attempt So Far To Compromise On Crucial COVID-19 Assistance For Americans, Senate Republicans Are Offering 'A New Targeted Proposal, Focused On Some Of The Very Most Urgent Healthcare, Education, And Economic Issues,' So Congress Can Vote On What Members Already Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more bipartisan relief to the American people. In July, we proposed anot… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Schumer And Pelosi’s Intransigence Allowed ‘Crucial’ PPP Lifeline To Lapse

Democrats Demanding Everything Or Nothing In Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Has Resulted In The Expiration Of The Successful PPP Small Business Loan Program, Just As Small Businesses Are Again Running Out Of Money SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Congress should be strengthening the PPP. Instead, the Democrats have put it in jeopardy. This [past] Saturday, August 8, [was] the official deadline for anyone who hasn't yet gotten a loan to apply. The door close[d Saturday] and m… Continue Reading


08.05.20

States, Schools, And Employers Agree Liability Protections Are Necessary For Reopening

State Officials, Schools And Universities, And Business Groups Are All Calling For 'Common Sense Civil Liability Protections' In Order For America To Reopen Safely And Prevent 'A Growing Wave Of Lawsuits' Against Organizations That Faithfully Followed Health Guidelines SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's about hospitals and doctors and nurses and teachers and universities and colleges and K-12. This is not just liability protection for businesses. They're included along with… Continue Reading


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


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.05.20

The Senate’s Busy First Week Of June

This Week, The Senate Passed A Bill Updating The PPP Program, Confirmed The Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery, And Held Seven Hearings On COVID-19 And CARES Oversight, In Sharp Contrast With The House, Which, As Sen. Schumer Says, 'Is Not In Session Now' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]here is plenty of work before the Senate. And unlike the Democratic House of Representatives, which I understand may next appear here in Washington in about a month, the Senate is pres… Continue Reading


06.04.20

PPP Loans Are Keeping Small Businesses Alive And Workers Employed

SEN. COLLINS: 'The Paycheck Protection Program Is The Single Most Critical Stimulus Program Protecting Main Street America' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[B]ack in March, as the coronavirus pandemic began to grip our country, the Senate's historic CARES Act set up the Paycheck Protection Program to help protect American workers from layoffs during the crisis. Thanks especially to its chief architects, Senator Rubio and Senator Collins, the PPP has literally saved tens of mi… Continue Reading

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