Sen. Inhofe here for the final post in today’s #InhofeTakeover. Not only did we work hard to ensure that the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provided our men and women in uniform the training, resources, and equipment needed to complete their missions, but it was passed and signed in record time—the earliest in 40 years. This allowed us—for the first time in 10 years—to pass defense appropriations to fully fund the military before the start of the fiscal year. I am incredibly proud of our collective work on this year’s NDAA and I am eager to continue to work to rebuild our military.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has spent 25 years of his life in public service. He has impeccable legal credentials and has consistently demonstrated a deep respect for our Constitution and the rule of law. Republicans came to Congress to ensure that the judges we confirm are dedicated to a faithful interpretation of the law. I have no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will continue to demonstrate that commitment. With the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch last year and Judge Kavanaugh this year, Republicans have delivered on our promises. Judge Kavanaugh will be an asset to our nation’s highest court, and I wish him the very best as he takes up this new position.”
“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, member of the Finance Committee, and conferee on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final tax reform bill, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“This is a historic moment for our nation. For the first time since 1986, Congress has passed a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. Our goal with this pro-growth tax reform package was to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans and create a tax code that fosters economic growth. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act achieves that goal. Next year, families across America will see their tax bills drop and take-home pay increase, and businesses will find it easier to grow their operations, hire new workers, and raise wages. This legislation brings America’s tax system into the 21st century — benefiting workers and our economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”