Capitol Hill Updates

  • Yesterday, in Lexington, Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader in the United States Senate, made some remarks about Iraq just before the president made his 16 minute speech last night on the major television networks.  It was interesting that he refused to acknowledge the huge success of President George W. Bush's surge of 20,000 troops which enabled him to pull out of Iraq all combat troops as of yesterday.  Republican Leader McConnell's full statement is below. For Immediate Release, August 31, 2010 Contacts: Don Stewart 202-224-2979...
  • Yesterday, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner from Ohio  --  who most political analysts predict will be next year's new Speaker of the House of Representatives after the expected Republican tsunami election in November  --  addressed the 92nd American Legion National Convention.  Below you will find his prepared remarks. As today marks the end of the US combat mission in Iraq, Leader Boehner stated: “This day belongs to our troops, whose courage and sacrifices have made the transition to a new mission in Iraq possible.” ---------- Thank you for that...
  • It seems that the Democrats refuse to take no from the American people as expressed through a number of no votes by the Republicans in the United States Senate.  So when the Senators get back from their 5 week plus vacation a week after Labor Day, the Senate Majority Leader  --  who will likely lose not only his majority leader position in the Senate, but his Nevada seat itself  --  will insist on yet another bound-to-fail "stimulus" bill.  Here is hoping that the Republicans remain united and firm, yet again, and defeat this boondoggle of a bill.  Note this...
  • Yesterday, the leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, joined Senator Michael Enzi, Republican from Wyoming and eleven other Republican Senators on a letter regarding federal funding for abortions in the new high-risk established under the health care law. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi falsely insisted that ObamaCare would not fund abortions with Americans' hard-earned tax dollars and now the truth has been revealed: under ObamaCare, abortions will indeed be funded with American tax dollars in the "high-risk pools" established under the ObamaCare law passed...
  • Note this press release from the office of Republican Congressman Tom Graves, who represents the 9th congressional district in Georgia. He has introduced a great piece of legislation which undoubtedly will be supported by a large majority of the American people, considering very large numbers of Americans opposed ObamaCare. His bill, H.R 5882, is legislation that deauthorizes funding to carry out ObamaCare, officially known as, the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010," Congressman Graves' outstanding bill will stop...
  • The Democrats in Congress just can't help themselves. The Democrat-controlled United States House of Representatives is following the lead of the Democrat-controlled United States Senate in foisting upon the beleaguered American taxpayers yet another huge big-spending bill, this time worth $34 BILLION for yet another extension of unemployment benefits, now approaching and exceeding over 2 years of benefits. And the Democrats refuse to pay for their socialist spending with either "revenue enhancements" or spending cuts or some other method of balancing the budget as every American family has...
  • The Democrats who control the United States House of Representatives are trying to keep up with their counterparts in the United States Senate as far as their tax and spend, regulate the economy policies go. Even when they try to pretend, for election purposes, that they care about creating jobs and helping American manufacturers they cannot help but pass legislation which will further stifle the American economy. Case in point is the legislation being voted on in the House of Representatives today called the "U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010." According to the Majority-side (...
  • The following is from the office of the Leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. Americans just cannot figure out the president or his party which controls both chambers in Congress. The last time they extended the unemployment benefits, the president insisted that it be paid for. Now, Obama insists that the $34 BILLION extension of unemployment benefits NOT be paid for. Talk about schizophrenia! Just recently in less than 9 months, Obama's and the Democrat-controlled Congress's annual deficit went above one TRILLION dollars, and we still...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky was on CNN's "State of the Union" program yesterday discussing a number of issues being addressed or not being addressed in the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress. He talked about the spending spree of the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress and the need to cut spending among other serious problems facing America. ---------- WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CNN's ‘State of the Union with Candy Crowley' this morning. The following are excerpts from the...
  • The leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky spoke to the Young Republican Leadership yesterday morning. Here are excerpts from his remarks. ---------- Excerpts Of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's Remarks To The Young Republican Leadership Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will deliver remarks to the Young Republican Leadership Conference on July 15th at 11:30 AM on the Democrat agenda in Washington and Republican efforts to counter it. The following are excerpts from his speech... "Let me start by asking...