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.
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.)
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.
More and more Democrats are turning their backs on their party's leadership and joining Republicans in opposing any tax hikes during a recession. Senate Republicans agree with the American people that raising taxes during a recession would further damage our economy.
Senate Republicans urge Democrats to address our nation's ballooning debt by adopting the Sessions-McCaskill amendment that cuts $296 billion from the budget over the next ten years. Republicans are committed to addressing our national debt.
Senate Republicans emphasize that a recession is not the time to raise taxes. Allowing tax hikes to take effect in the new year, as Democrats have proposed, could cripple our already slow economy and damage small businesses, who create a majority of the new jobs in the United States. Republicans will continue to oppose any attempt to raise taxes on American families and small businesses.
Under President Obama, our nation's deficit and government spending have exploded, and Americans are feeling the effects: high unemployment, businesses afraid to expand, and the threat of tax hikes in the new year. Republicans spent August talking to American families and business owners about our plans to stop Democrats' proposed tax hikes, which would further slow our already sluggish economy.
As if the burdensome new small business regulations in the Democrats' health care bill weren't enough, Democrats are now preparing to allow tax hikes on small businesses to kick in during the new year. Republicans are committed to opposing Democrats' tax hikes and creating an environment in which small businesses can thrive and create jobs.