In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says President Obama failed to make the tough choices in his federal budget blueprint for fiscal year 2016, proposing $1 trillion in higher spending and $8.5 trillion in new debt. “Instead of proposing polices that could help grow the economy, President Obama’s budget grows the government,” Portman says. “And his budget never balances. Not in five years. Not in ten years. Not ever.” Senate Republicans will offer a significantly different budget proposal in the coming weeks that Portman says would cut waste, spend smarter and recognize that Americans are already paying enough in taxes. “It will be a blueprint—not only for how the government spends our money each year—but for a brighter future of better jobs, higher wages, and greater opportunity for everyone,” Portman says.
Feb 03 2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.
Jan 27 2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to vote for legislation approving construction of the Keystone Pipeline.
Jan 20 2015
Jan 20, 2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following comments regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address.