Congress is preparing to send the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act to President Obama for his signature to make this important policy measure law. At a time of numerous threats to our nation, President Obama has threatened to veto this critical legislation, which would fund our military priorities at the level he requested. The NDAA includes policies to support our wounded warriors and our troops and their families, as well as authorization for the resources our military needs to combat ISIS and threats around the world.
President Obama continues to threaten to veto a bill to authorize funding for our troops. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House and Senate with bipartisan majorities, funds our troops at the president’s requested levels. With conflicts throughout the Middle East escalating, this is not the time to hold defense resources hostage.
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming says the Obama Administration is saddling the nation with thousands of costly and burdensome regulations that are driven more by ideology than practicality. In the past six years, the administration has issued more than 2,500 new regulations that are expected to cost the American economy a staggering $680 billion. “You might ask, what do Americans get for all this time and money? One of EPA’s rules on power plants would cost as much as $2,400 for every $1 in direct benefits. This imbalance is a big reason why Americans’ wages have been stagnant since President Obama took office,” says Barrasso.
A majority of Senate Democrats and President Obama are approving a deal with a country whose supreme leader is still chanting "death to America." Who really got what they wanted? #BadIranDeal

A Bad Deal

Sep 09 2015

The more Americans learn about the president's Iran deal, the more they realize that this deal is a threat to the safety, stability, and security of the United States and our allies.
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania previews the upcoming Senate debate on the President’s Iran nuclear deal. Next week, the Senate will debate a resolution to disapprove of the President’s Iran deal. ‘And this deal would give Iran the capacity to inflict harm in much more destructive ways than it is currently able to do. This deal will make military conflict more likely, not less,’ Says Senator Toomey.
Eight months into the Republican-led Congress, Republicans have changed the way Washington operates, U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says in the Weekly Republican Address. From passage of a balanced budget and major trade legislation to approval of a highway funding bill and historic education reform, Republicans have brought both parties together to solve many of the challenges facing American families, Thune says. “In all, we‘ve passed more than 80 bills to grow our economy, protect our nation’s citizens, strengthen our security, and reform government. And we’re just getting started,” says Thune, who is chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Republican Conference.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republican senators will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m. EDT to discuss a new bill that protects women's health and defunds Planned Parenthood. The senators introduced the bill following gruesome footage showcasing Planned Parenthood's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. WHO: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.)