Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) discusses the Senate's delay in confirming the president's nominations for the federal bench. The Senate should quickly act to fill judicial vacancies, especially 17 critical vacancies in the federal court system. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a press conference held in the US Capitol, Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, joins colleagues to propose a bipartisan plan to help struggling homeowners restore confidence to the housing industry. The bipartisan housing legislation will help jump-start the economy and stabilize the housing market. Read more at republican.senate.gov
US Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) says we need to continue combating terrorism on the in Iraq. Senator Bunning hails progress made by the troop surge and the Iraqi government. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a Heritage Foundation briefing, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) advocates legislation to require Congress to implement biennial budgeting. A two-year budget would force Congress to spend every other year fixing, repealing, or eliminating broken programs. Biennial budgeting would help reduce wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars. Read more at republican.senate.gov
Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fla.)--speaking to the National Association of Manufacturers--says the US - Colombia Trade Agreement will create more jobs for Americans and strengthen ties between the US and Colombia. This agreement would reduce foreign taxes on US goods exported to Colombia, leveling the playing field for American workers. Read more at republican.senate.gov
US Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, says every American should have access to affordable, high-quality health insurance. Senate Republicans are working to ensure every American family has this access. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a press conference in the US Capitol, Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) says the US-Colombia Trade Agreement will create more jobs for Americans and strengthen ties between the US and Colombia. This agreement would reduce foreign taxes on US goods exported to Colombia, leveling the playing field for American workers. Read more at republican.senate.gov
Senator Richard Burr, ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, proposes an alternative veterans bill -- the Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2008 (S. 2640). Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a press conference in the US Capitol, US Senator Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and a group of his colleagues call on the Senate to implement the recommendations of Senate Republicans' earmark task force. The task force stressed the need for more sunshine and accountability in how Washington spends taxpayer dollars. Read more at republican.senate.gov