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Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "To most Americans, taking care of our military and #veterans, providing #healthcare for needy children, and funding the @CDCgov sound like fundamental responsibilities. To the Democratic Leader, apparently, they sound like hostages ripe for the taking. #SchumerShutdown" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "In the #Senate, the minority has the power to filibuster. And on Friday, the Democratic Leader made the extraordinary and destructive choice to filibuster the bipartisan bill and guarantee the American people a #SchumerShutdown." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - " .@realDonaldTrump, the House, a bipartisan majority of the #Senate, and the American people cannot begin to understand why the Democratic Leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration. #SchumerShutdown" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - ""#Senate Democrats Blocked Passage Of A Stopgap Spending Bill" #SchumerShutdown ⬇️" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "We put forward a noncontroversial bill with bipartisan support that contains nothing #Senate Democrats even claim to object to. It continued funding the federal government and secured the future of #CHIP for the nearly 9,000,000 children that rely on it. #SchumerShutdown" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Here's the difference between the Democratic Leader and the rest of the #Senate tonight: ⬇️ He wants to keep the government shut down for hundreds of millions of Americans until we finish negotiating on illegal immigration." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "I've said it before, and I'll say it again. There is absolutely nothing in this bill that #Senate Democrats oppose, yet they are shutting down the government." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "The facts before us are simple. Right now, the Democratic leader has no compromise immigration bill on the table. No bill exists. Why do Americans need to suffer from a government shutdown when he doesn't even have an immigration bill?" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 19, 2018 March For Life Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "A partial list of what #Senate Democrats will be jeopardizing by shutting down the government over #DACA: ➡ #Veterans' services ➡ opioid treatment centers ➡ death benefits for the families of fallen soldiers ➡ health insurance for nearly 9,000,000 vulnerable children" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "The vote to fund the government and the 9,000,000 kids depending on #CHIP should be easy, except the Democratic Leader has convinced #Senate Ds to filibuster any funding bill that doesn't include legislation they are demanding for people who came to the United States illegally." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "#Senate Democrats now say that illegal immigration should take priority over keeping the government open at all. Nothing for opioid treatment centers, #Veterans, or the families of fallen soldiers. Nothing for the nearly 9,000,000 American children on #CHIP." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - ""Stop playing political football with the health care of our children." Will #Senate Democrats do just that with the 150,000 kids depending on #CHIP in #Alabama?" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Last year, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously agreed on a proposal to extend #CHIP by 5 years. The continuing resolution extends it for 6, with no changes. This should not be a difficult vote." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "These #Senate Democrats represent tens of thousands of children who depend on #CHIP. Why they would threaten to turn their backs on children -- and shut down the government, while they're at it -- over the unrelated issue of illegal immigration?" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The #Senate will vote today to reauthorize important provisions of the #FISA Amendments Act. As we all know, Section 702 remains one of the most important tools that our national security professionals use to combat terrorism and keep Americans safe." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "America's children need our support. Not a government shut down by #Senate Democrats." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Workers In #Ohio, #Florida, #Virginia, #Washington, #Colorado, & #Missouri worry "If the base shuts down, that affects everybody in this area,' "will have an incredible impact'" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "It's only been 1 year since @realDonaldTrump became @POTUS but together we have already delivered on: ✔rolling back runaway regulations ✔standing up for veterans ✔funding our troops ✔strengthening national security ✔passing once-in-a-generation #TaxReform" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "I find it difficult to believe that #Senate Democrats would want to shut down the government for American citizens and vote down a 6 year reauthorization of health insurance for American children, all over illegal immigration. #CHIP" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Just so #Senate Democrats know, #DACA does not begin to face a deadline until March, at the earliest. The deadline to fund the government and the Children's Health Insurance Program is TOMORROW." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kenneth Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Federal Agency to Stay the Course on Cannabis Banking, Provide Certainty to Businesses and Consumers Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Keeping the government running in addition to a 6 year Children's Health Insurance Program extension, which gives security to the families of nearly 9 million American children who depend on the program for coverage, is commonsense. Every member of should support it. #CHIP" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The choice to fund the government by Friday is simple. 1) pass a noncontroversial, bipartisan bill to keep the government open OR 2) Democrats manufacture a crisis & force a government shutdown over an unrelated issue that we have until at least March to resolve" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Preventing a government shutdown and funding children's health insurance for 6 years should be a no-brainer. #CHIP" Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "The funding bill that we'll take up in the #Senate will reauthorize #CHIP (which covers nearly 9 million children in low-income families) for 6 years. That's 1 year longer than the bipartisan bill that unanimously passed Senate Finance Committee on a bipartisan basis last year.The funding bill that we'll take up in the #Senate will reauthorize #CHIP (which covers nearly 9 million children in low-income families) for 6 years. That's 1 year longer than the bipartisan bill that unanimously passed Senate Finance Committee on a bipartisan basis last year." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Section 702, one of the most important tools that our warfighters and intelligence professionals use to wage the war on terror and keep Americans safe, allows the United States to collect communications from foreign terrorists who wish harm on America and our allies." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "With no imminent deadline on #immigration, and with bipartisan talks well underway, there is no reason why Congress should hold government funding hostage over the issue of illegal immigration." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Section 702 does not permit the targeting of American citizens anywhere in the world. Let me repeat: Section 702 does not allow the targeting of American citizens. Nor the targeting of anyone of any nationality who is known to be in the U.S." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 12, 2018 McConnell Statement on Approval of Kentucky's Medicaid Waiver Sen. Mitch McConnell Louisville, KY
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member on the Committee on Appropriations - Push for Marijuana Fix Rep. Thomas Massie Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Using the Congressional Review Act, Congress repealed 15 major federal regulations that were stifling American enterprise. This alone is expected to save employers up to $36B in compliance costs. And this was in addition to the 860 rules @POTUS revisited in 2017." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Well over 100 companies have announced intentions to deliver special bonuses, pay increases, or other benefits to employees as a result of the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. It is a shame that none of our Democratic colleagues -- in the House or the Senate -- voted for #TaxReform." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 11, 2018 McConnell Statement on Critical Foreign Surveillance Legislation Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "We are less than a month past @POTUS signing into law historic #TaxReform, and those in #Kentucky are already feeling the positive effects, and will soon see lower utility costs." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 10, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act Rep. Garland Barr Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Across the country and a variety of different industries, workers, including many in #Kentucky, are receiving significant bonuses, permanent pay raises, more generous retirement contributions, and other benefits thanks to the #TaxCutsandJobsAct." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "When Washington gets out of the way, cuts back regulations, and modernizes the tax code with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, American workers reap the benefits." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to @POTUS signing the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, over 1,000,000 Americans are already seeing the benefits, and there's more to come..." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The need to provide our military with adequate, predictable funding to meet multiple security threats is clear" Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to the #TaxCutAndJobsAct, businesses throughout America are taking advantage of more competitive tax rates and passing the savings along to their workers." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Since fiscal year 2013, discretionary defense spending has been cut by $85 billion more than discretionary non-defense spending. This might sound like an abstract distinction. But it has very real, tangible consequences for our national security."Since fiscal year 2013, discretionary defense spending has been cut by $85 billion more than discretionary non-defense spending. This might sound like an abstract distinction. But it has very real, tangible consequences for our national security." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "According to the Farm Bureau Federation, 93% of U.S. farms file taxes through the individual code. Thanks to the #TaxCutAndJobsAct, it will be easier for farm families in #Kentucky and around the country to invest in new capital equipment and recover their costs." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Lower tax rates will mean less money withheld for the IRS and more take-home pay for hardworking Americans." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 National Review - A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan After Congressional Republican Leadership Retreat Sen. Mitch McConnell Hauvers, Maryland
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "For many Americans, life is nowhere near back to normal. It's time to complete our work on the supplemental disaster relief legislation to help those hurt by the crippling hurricanes and wildfires." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Nothing about defense spending needs to be partisan. During the Obama Administration, Defense Secretaries Panetta, Hagel, and Carter all similarly warned that sequestration cuts would handicap our men and women in uniform." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "We must set aside the misguided notion that defense spending needs to be matched $-for-$ by new non-defense spending." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I know that colleagues on both sides of the aisle are eager to find a long-term solution for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Five years, full reauthorization. Let's get this done for working families." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I'm optimistic that we can begin 2018 with a bipartisan, 2 year funding agreement that meets several critically-important objectives. To begin with, any agreement must provide our armed forces with the resources they need to fulfill their missions." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Our men and women in uniform are doing their job. Our job is to give them the resources they require." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "The coming days will be noteworthy as we wait to see if hardliners in #Iran use the #IranProtests as an excuse to promote even more aggressive policies toward the West and tighten their grip further on the country and its economy." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "There is no reason why funding for our national security and our service members should be limited by an arbitrary political formula that bears no relationship to actual need." Sen. Mitch McConnell Unknown
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Thomas Massie Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Democratic Leader of the Senate, the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House - Prevent DOJ From Interfering With Implementation Of State Medical Marijuana Laws Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - End Efforts to Undermine Special Counsel Robert S.Mueller III Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - DOJ's Federal Immigration Requirements on Law Enforcement Grants Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "This week in the #Senate: ✔passed once-in-a-generation #TaxReform ✔strengthened our #energy and national security ✔repealed Obamacare's individual mandate tax" Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Expressing Support for Robert Mueller's Investigation of Trump Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Yarmuth on Passage of GOP Tax Scam: "A flagrant betrayal of American families and our national interests" Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Fox News - Sen. Mitch McConnell: Tax bill tells middle class Americans 'we heard you' Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "#Senate Dems purposefully penalized schools that give scholarships to low-income students, like @bereacollege in #Kentucky. Their students' average household income is less than $30k/year. Every single student receives a scholarship, which covers the cost of their tuition." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Congressman Rogers Votes for 2018 Temporary Federal Funding, Disaster Supplemental Bills Rep. Harold Rogers Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Sens. Paul, Wyden, Lee, and Leahy Release Joint Statement on FISA Reform Sen. Rand Paul Unknown
Dec. 21, 2017 McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Polis Asks FDA to Lift Public Health Warning on Kratom Rep. Thomas Massie Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Yarmuth Statement on House Passage of GOP Tax Scam Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Tweet - "Not only did the #Senate pass once-in-a-generation #TaxReform last night, we voted to repeal #Obamacare's individual mandate tax, so that low and middle income families are not forced to purchase something they either don't want or can't afford." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 20, 2017 Dr. Rand Paul Applauds Passage of Tax Reform Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Tweet - "After years of work, dozens of hearings, and an open process, we passed an historic overhaul of our nation's tax code. It will deliver #TaxReform to families and small businesses across the nation." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Retract Order Banning Words at CDC Rep. John Yarmuth Unknown
Dec. 20, 2017 Remarks by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Congress at Bill Passage Event Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Congressman Comer Votes to Return Money to American Taxpayers Rep. James Comer Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Rogers Applauds Passage of Historic Tax Reform Rep. Harold Rogers Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "Now that the House has passed the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, the #Senate will have up to 10 hours of debate before passing this once-in-a-generation #TaxReform bill for the American people." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 19, 2017 Barr Votes to Send Historic Tax Cuts to President's Desk Rep. Garland Barr Unknown
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct: ✔️doubles standard deduction AND child tax credit ✔️lowers corporate tax rate ✔️erases the individual mandate ✔️strengthens national security by investing in our own #energy ✔️puts our country on a trajectory towards better-paying #jobs." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "Congress needs to work together to renew the #Veterans Choice program, which aims to cut wait times for @DeptVetAffairs #healthcare and give our veterans flexibility to access care outside the system." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Grijalva and Chu Call for Investigation on Sexual Assaults in ICE Facilities Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "Congress must renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program so the parents of the nine million children who are covered by CHIP can know their children's health care is secure." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "Last week, the #Senate finished another historic week by confirming 3 more of @POTUS' impressive judicial nominees to the Circuit Courts, for a total of 12 this year. CONFIRMED: ✔Thapar ✔Bush ✔Newsom ✔Erickson ✔Barrett ✔Larsen ✔Eid ✔Bibas ✔Katsas ✔Grasz ✔Willett ✔Ho" Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct not only modernizes our burdensome tax code, it also strengthens our national security by using more of our own #energy in Alaska and repeals the harmful individual mandate that forces Americans to buy #Healthcare plans they can't afford." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "In addition to CHIP and #Veterans Choice, we must approve supplemental disaster funding for states and territories that are still struggling to rebuild after a year of devastating natural disasters." Sen. Mitch McConnell
Dec. 15, 2017 Yarmuth Statement on GOP Tax Scam Conference Report Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Don't Count on Us to Fix the PAYGO Problem You've Created with the GOP's Tax Bill Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 McConnell on Tax Reform Conference Report: Critical for the Future of Our Country Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Subcommittee Examines CFIUS Rep. Garland Barr Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Jim Ho, who will be the 12th @POTUS Circuit Court nominee considered by the #Senate in 2017, "has a fidelity to the rule of law that we should all want in a federal judge'" Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Dr. Rand Paul Applauds First Full-Scale Defense Department Audit Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Under Chairman @ChuckGrassley's leadership, the @senjudiciary Committee has done outstanding work to move @POTUS' judicial nominees to the #Senate floor. I urge all of my colleagues to join me in voting to confirm Mr. Ho." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "When the #Senate confirms Mr. Ho, we'll be adding another fair & impartial judge to the federal bench. @POTUS has nominated individuals with strong fidelity to the law and the Constitution." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "HISTORY The #Senate has confirmed an historic 12 Circuit Court Judges this year. That's the most in a President's 1st year in office since the creation of circuit courts in 1891." Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. James N. Mattis, Secretary of Defense, and the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Director of Central Intelligence Agency - Rep. Garland Barr Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Congress Moving Closer To Delivering Much-Needed Tax Relief Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Yarmuth Statement on the FCC's Vote to End Net Neutrality Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations - Buchanan Leads Charge to Protect American Horses Rep. Garland Barr Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Funding Critical To Rebuilding Our Nation's Military Sen. Mitch McConnell Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats Call on Secretary DeVos to Protect Students' Civil Rights Rep. John Yarmuth Washington, DC
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