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
On Tax Day, Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) explains how Democratic proposals will put a strain on family budgets. Senate Republicans are fighting to help protect American families' budgets from the Democratic budget, which contains the largest tax increase in US history. Senator Alexander recently proposed an optional 17 percent flat tax with a single-page form as an alternative to our current income tax and its multi-page forms. Read more at republican.senate.gov
US Senator Judd Gregg (RN.H.) proposes a way to allow more highly-skilled foreigners -- who are often educated at taxpayer expense here in the United States -- to stay here and create new jobs for Americans (rather than forcing them to leave and create those jobs somewhere else). Read more at republican.senate.gov
US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) -- speaking to the National Association of Manufacturers -- says we should improve and make permanent the current R&D tax credit to increase research and development here in the United States that is likely to produce new products and new jobs for years to come. Read more at republican.senate.gov