November 22, 2011 - 8:30pm
"While we'll still reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion, much more needs to be done. And we'll continue our efforts to reduce the size of Washington, reform and protect the entitlement system for future generations, and create a better environment for job growth."
The congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, commonly yclept “the super committee,” announced yesterday that they have been unable to reach any agreement on deficit reduction, spending cuts, or tax increases. The finger-pointing commenced in earnest on Sunday...
November 17, 2011 - 4:56pm
McConnel concluded that adding to current sanctions against Iran by targeting the Central Bank of Iran would constitute one of the few remaining actions—short of an embargo of Iranian shipping and military intervention—to slow or end the Iranian nuclear program.
Kentucky’s senior senator, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, came to the Senate floor this morning and spoke in favor of a proposed amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill that he introduced on behalf of Sen. Mark Kirk (Rep., Ill.). The amendment would impose sanctions...
November 14, 2011 - 5:55pm
"Americans have rejected the law's mandate that they must buy government-approved health insurance, and I hope the Supreme Court will do the same."
The United States Supreme Court announced Monday that it has scheduled oral arguments for next March on the numerous pending appeals challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's massive and controversial health care overhaul. The Court’s current term, which started...
November 9, 2011 - 4:57pm
"Businesses are free to invest and grow on the Internet, safe in the knowledge that consumers and technology will determine their fate, not the whims of Washington regulators."
A contentious debate boiled over in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, with Kentucky’s senior senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in support of a resolution to throw out the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules before they go into effect November 20.
October 11, 2011 - 7:14pm
"There's really only one thing you need to know about the first stimulus to oppose this second one, and it's this: $825 billion later, there are 1.5 million fewer jobs in this country than there were when the first stimulus was signed. That's the clearest proof it was a monstrous failure. And it's the surest proof we have that those who support this second stimulus are not doing so to create jobs... Why on earth would you support an approach that we already know won't work?"
President Obama addressed an audience of union electricians at a Pittsburgh training center today, and used the opportunity to tout his $447 billion jobs bill. “Today is the day when every American will find out exactly where their senator stands on this jobs bill,” Obama told the...