Dec 07 2010
Senate rules like the filibuster were established to protect minority rights and ensure that all Americans' voices are represented in the Senate. The Senate is supposed to be a place where consensus is built, not a place where the majority chokes off the views and voices of the minority.
While Democrats focus on a laundry list of political priorities, Republicans continue to focus on the priorities of the American people: creating jobs, growing the economy, and preventing tax hikes on families and job creators.
Despite a Democratic agenda focusing on political items, Republican senators continue to focus on the economy during the lame-duck session. Republicans are working to freeze spending, fund the government, and ensure that nobody's taxes are raised during these difficult economic times.
Nov 30 2010
Americans are begging Congress to use the lame-duck session to focus on jobs and the economy. Unfortunately, Democrats would rather play politics and consider special-interest legislation than take action to prevent tax hikes, lower the deficit, and spur job growth.
Senate Republicans have spent the past two years fighting for the American people's priorities. As we look toward the new Congress, newly elected and current Senate Republicans will continue to oppose Democrats' tax hikes, fight for policies that will promote job creation and economic growth, and work to repeal the Democrats' health care bill and replace it with real health care reform.
Nov 17 2010
Newly elected Republican senators are joining current Republican senators in their efforts to change Washington by cutting spending, promoting private-sector job creation, protecting families and small businesses from Democrats' tax hikes, and repealing Democrats' health care bill and replacing it with reforms that will actually lower costs.
The newly-elected leadership of the Senate Republicans commit to cutting spending, decreasing the national debt and supporting job creation in the private sector. Republicans will continue to work to create jobs and focus on the issues that are most important to the American people.
Nov 15 2010
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed the freshman Republican senators this morning to his office in the US Capitol. McConnell said he was excited to be visiting with 13 new Republican senators. The newly elected members are: • Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte(NH) • Senator-elect Roy Blunt(Mo.) • Senator-elect John Boozman(Ark.) • Senator-elect Dan Coats(Ind.) • Senator-elect John Hoeven(ND) • Senator-elect Ron Johnson(Wis.) • Senator-elect Mark Kirk(Ill.) • Senator-elect Mike Lee(Utah) • Senator-elect Jerry Moran(Kan.) • Senator-elect Rand Paul(Ky.) • Senator-elect Rob Portman(Ohio) • Senator-elect Marco Rubio(Fla.) • Senator-elect Pat Toomey(Pa.)
After amassing a record of too much spending and too many government takeovers, Democrats will adjourn this session of Congress without acting to stop an upcoming tax hike on every American.
Senate Democrats still have not taken any action to stop massive tax hikes from hitting American families and small businesses in the new year. Republicans believe it is irresponsible to raise taxes on anyone during a recession and are working to protect all Americans from tax increases.