On the Senate floor, Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) advocate swift approval of the president's nominations for the federal bench. Senate Republicans are urging the Judiciary Committee to fulfill its responsibilities and and hold an up-or-down vote on judicial nominees. Read more at republican.senate.gov
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) urges Congress to help lower gas prices and build on previous efforts at conservation and energy efficiency by investing in environmentally-safe energy production here in the United States. Since Democrats have taken control of Congress, American families have paid an extra $1400 per year in higher gas prices. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a press conference in the Capitol, US Senator Pete Domenici (RN.M.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and a group of his colleagues outline ways Republicans are fighting for the family budget by addressing energy costs and gas prices. Since Democrats have taken control of Congress, American families have paid an extra $1400 per year in higher gas prices. Read more at republican.senate.gov
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