‘Waste Of Time’?

Supporting Our Troops, Funding Our Veterans, & Doing The Basic Work Of Government Isn’t A ‘Waste Of Time’


SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “…if the President is serious in his just-restated commitment to taking all steps necessary to combat ISIL, then he'll know that signing this bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act is anything but the ‘waste of time’ some of his allies might pretend it to be. It's essential.” (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 10/7/15)


Dems: Doing Our Job ‘A Huge Waste Of Time’

SEN. REID On Defense Authorization: ‘A Waste Of Time’ “Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., thinks Armed Services Chairman John McCain is going to be wasting his time managing the defense authorization bill on the floor over the next few weeks.” (“Reid Keeps Filibuster In Pocket, Says Mccain Is Wasting His Time With Defense Bill,” Roll Call, 6/2/15)

SEN. TESTER On VA Appropriations: ‘A Huge Waste Of Time’ “Tester, however, has urged his colleagues to oppose the VA funding bill… ‘(Tester) thinks that would be a huge waste of time...’” (“Tester, Daines Disagree On Veterans Affairs Funding Bill,” Helena Independent Record, 10/2/15)

SEN. DURBIN On Energy & Water Appropriations: ‘A Waste Of The Senate’s Time’ “McConnell moved to file cloture today on taking up the FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, setting up the Thursday vote. … ‘It's a waste of the Senate's time and energy,’ Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told reporters today.” (“Senate Sets Energy Appropriations Vote For Thursday,” Politico, 10/6/15)



Related Issues: NDAA, Senate Democrats, Appropriations