All statements involving Mitch McConnell
On changing the rules for filibusters on presidential nominees
Says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has "blocked the Senate over 400 times."
"The president’s own advisers have said there’s a war on coal."
Says Matt Bevin has repeatedly failed to pay his taxes.
"The president has had 1,540 of his nominations confirmed, only four defeated."
Says Barack Obama is getting his nominees confirmed "faster than President (George W.) Bush was at the same time in his second term."
Says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told insurance companies "they couldn't inform their policyholders of what they thought the impact of Obamacare would be on them."
"The Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one."
"Sen. McConnell offered a fully paid two-month extension of unemployment insurance."
"A major part" of the climate change bill sponsored by Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman "was essentially written by BP."
New financial regulation "actually guarantees future bailouts of Wall Street banks."
The stimulus includes "$219,000 to study the sex lives of female college freshmen."
"$100,000 in stimulus funds (were) used for a Martini Bar and Brazilian Steakhouse."
On a bipartisan task force on ways to improve fiscal policy.
The Senate health care bill does not contain limits on medical malpractice lawsuits.
Mitch McConnell opposed "legislation to create and protect Kentucky jobs . . . help for the unemployed. . . health care for Kentucky's children," and "fair pay for women."
"The Department of Justice, under the Obama administration, disagrees with the decision" Judge Sotomayor made in the Ricci vs. DeStefano case.
A public option for health care would end private insurance "because the private insurance people will not be able to compete with a government option."
Republican leaders said "no" to "tax cuts for 95% of working Americans."
"In just one month, the Democrats have spent more than President Bush spent in seven years on the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina combined."
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