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05.14.20

House Democrats’ Expensive, Unserious Wish List

House Democrats Unveiled A $3 Trillion Spending Spree Stuffed With A 'Wish List Filled Up With All The Party's Favored Policies,' 'Not Something Designed To Deal With Reality' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]hat you've seen in the House … is not something designed to deal with reality, but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation, this is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic. And so, we're going to insis… 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


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


10.17.19

Democrats Seek To Revive The War On Coal

Senate Democrats Want To Turn Back The Clock And Revive A Costly 'Complex Scheme' From The Obama Administration That Would Have Raised Energy Costs For Families And Shipped Jobs Overseas "Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) vowed on Thursday to force a floor vote in the Senate on blocking the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obama-era rules mandating a shift from coal power … It is one of several efforts Mr. Schumer said he plans to make to stem President Trump's r… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Replacing The Obama EPA’s Job-Killing Coal Regulation

The Trump Administration Is Doing Away With An Obama EPA Regulation That 'Would Have Weaponized A Federal Agency To Bury Energy Producers,' 'Left Higher Electricity Costs In Its Wake,' And Cost American Jobs "The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its replacement for Obama's signature climate policy on Wednesday with a rule officials say will still reduce greenhouse gas emissions … The Clean Power Plan, which never went into effect, was a signature policy proposed by Presiden… Continue Reading


04.10.19

‘The Internet Is Still Working’

Democrats Declared Rolling Back Heavy-Handed FCC 'Net Neutrality' Regulations Would Be 'The End Of The Internet As We Know It' But Over A Year Later, 'That's Proved Flatly False' FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI: "We were told for many months that this decision would be, quote, 'the end of the Internet as we know it,' and if this decision passed, you would get the Internet one word at a time. That's proved flatly false…. The Internet is still working. It is open and free." (U.S. Senate Commerce,… 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


07.25.18

Making It In America

'Republican Policies Have Helped Generate The Very Outcomes That Democrats Claimed They Wanted' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "After many years of decline, American manufacturing is coming back bigger and better and stronger than ever before. It's happening. We're in the midst of a great economic revival in the United States. We've added 3.7 million new jobs since the election …" (Pres. Trump, Remarks at Made in America Product Showcase, 7/23/2018) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "… 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


05.21.18

16 Obama Regulations Bite The Dust

'Yet Another Onerous Regulation Is Now Headed To The Wastebasket' The Congressional Review Act has been used 17 times to overturn rules and regulations. Sixteen of them have been enacted during the 115th Congress. ("Congressional Review Act FAQs," U.S. Government Accountability Office Website, Accessed 5/21/2018) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier today, President Trump signed into law a Congressional Review Act resolution that repealed a particularly egregious bit of o… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Dems Sink Coast Guard Bill

Democrats 'Flip-Flopped Under Partisan Pressure And Voted Against It' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In a dangerous world, the brave men and women of the Coast Guard are 'always ready' for the call -- whether it be to interdict drugs, secure our ports, or conduct daring maritime rescues. They deserve our support. So why did this bill fail? Because it contained an eminently sensible, bipartisan provision to streamline regulations for the mariners and vessel operators who dri… Continue Reading


04.18.18

‘Chopping Away’ At Regulations

16th CRA Targets 'Unaccountable, Out-Of-Control Agency That Circumvented The Proper Rulemaking Process' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republicans are chopping away at the tangled mess of regulations the last administration left behind. Our whole economy is getting a tune-up…. We used the Congressional Review Act a record 15 times last year." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 4/17/2018) 'GOP Maneuver Could Roll Back Decades Of Regulation' "Republicans are preparing to ope… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Relief For Main Street Borrowers & Lenders

Sen. Crapo's Bipartisan Bill 'Offers Common-Sense [Regulatory] Relief For Our Nation's Nearly 5,700 Community Banks' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): "Community banks and credit unions across the country have long struggled to keep up with ever-increasing regulatory compliance and examiner demands coming out of Washington. In local economies, this places a strain on small businesses looking to open or to grow." (Sen. Crapo, Congressional Record, S.1347, 3/6/2018) SEN. CRAPO (R-ID): "…this bill… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Improving The Lives Of The American People

The Major Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. … Republicans have… Continue Reading


10.26.17

15 CRAs: Draining The Regulatory Swamp

Continuing The 'Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan,' Congress Scraps Another Bureaucratic Rule FIFTEEN: Overturning A Rule That Could Have Meant Higher Credit Card Rates And 'A Bonanza For Trial Lawyers' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman: "[T]he entire purpose of this rule is to promote class action litigation and to stop arbitration resolution when there is a dispute…. The CFPB failed to demonstrate that consumers will… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Reversing A Regulation That ‘Would Hurt Consumers And The Economy’

Senate Votes To Overturn Rule That Could Have Meant Higher Credit Card Rates And 'A Bonanza For Trial Lawyers' "Congress Votes to Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule" ("Congress Votes To Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule," The Wall Street Journal, 10/24/2017) "The vote is a blow to the [CFPB's] controversial director, Richard Cordray, who some Republican lawmakers have urged President Donald Trump to fire because of his aggressive regulation. 'It's really a rogue agency,' Senate Majority Whip Joh… Continue Reading


10.03.17

‘Cut The Red Tape’

Like Congress, President Trump 'Followed Through' On His Pledge To Ease Regulatory Burdens 'Lots Of Presidents Talked About Getting Rid Of Bad Regulations - Trump Is Actually Doing It' "Getting rid of unneeded regulations may be the single-most effective spur to economic growth that's available to the federal government. Thankfully, unlike most recent presidents, President Trump is taking the job of cutting bad regulations seriously. That can be evidenced by the special 'Deregulation Day' th… Continue Reading


05.11.17

14 CRAs: A Victory For American Workers

Repealed Regulations 'Will Save $3.7 Billion In Total Regulatory Costs … And Eliminate 4.2 Million Hours Of Paperwork' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[We have] wasted no time in providing regulatory relief to Americans and restoring legislative power where it rightfully belongs, with the people through their elected representatives in Congress. We have a tool that's proved incredibly helpful in this regard. It's called the Congressional Review Act." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 5/11/20… Continue Reading


04.11.17

Repealing Regulations That ‘Kill Jobs, Raise Prices, Depress Wages, And Lower Opportunities’

The Congressional Review Act Has Already Been Used '11 Times To Strike Down Obama-Era' Midnight Regulations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Regulations aren't issued in a vacuum; they have real economic consequences that can harm the middle class. They can kill jobs, raise prices, depress wages, and lower opportunities. And yet, the Obama Administration went on a regulatory rampage at a time when we should've been looking to do just the opposite. … Fortunately, we now hav… Continue Reading

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