Democrats talk about bipartisanship, but their actions often dont match their rhetoric. Senate Republicans emphasize that they want to work with Democrats to develop bipartisan legislation.
On May 20, 2010, Senators Lamar Alexander, John Thune, Judd Gregg, and George LeMieux held a press conference to discuss the national debt, which is approaching $13 trillion, and Americans concerns about out-of-control Washington spending.
Republican senators emphasize that any financial reform legislation must protect Main Street from government takeovers and address the problems posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Americans are right to be concerned about our country's enormous debt, especially given the Congressional Budget Office's recent announcement that the health care bill will not in fact provide the deficit reductions the president promised. Republicans are committed to addressing Americans' concerns with fiscally responsible policies that will create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce our nations deficit. Learn more at republican.senate.gov
Senate Republicans emphasize the need for a thorough, timely, fair, and complete review of Elena Kagans record as the Senate considers her nomination to the Supreme Court. Republicans also highlighted the need for a thorough investigation of the Gulf oil spill to discover where failures occurred and ensure that such an accident does not happen again.
Americans are increasingly concerned about government takeovers and out-of-control Washington spending. Republicans are committed to protecting Main Street from government intrusion and future generations from trillions of dollars in debt.
In a press conference on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans offered an amendment to the financial regulation bill that would create a consumer protection agency to protect Americans from Wall Street abuses while not burdening small businesses and community banks with new regulations.
Republicans emphasize their commitment to using all available resources to clean up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
May 04 2010
As businesses express their concerns about the Democrats' financial regulation bill, Republicans are working to make sure that any legislation passed by the Senate protects Main Street and ensures that small banks and small businesses will not be hit with burdensome new regulations.
At a press conference in the US Capitol, Senate Republicans emphasize that financial reform legislation must protect small businesses, eliminate bailouts, and end the notion of "too big to fail." Democrats are asking Americans to trust them, just as they asked Americans to trust them with the new health care law which, as the nonpartisan Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported this week, will increase health care costs. Republicans are determined to avoid a repeat of the health care bill and are demanding proof that the law will not harm Main Street businesses.