Senator McConnell speaks out on the Budget

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the lack of a budget proposal by Senate Democrats: “Sometime before the end of this week, Democrats in the Senate will have wrapped up their efforts for the current work period and flown home for the Memorial …

We Salute the Military on Armed Forces Day

In 1949, the Department of Defense united the Armed Services. A day of appreciation for the Armed Forces was also created. It is celebrated on the third Saturday of May. Today, May 21, 2011, is  Armed Forces Day. We would like to thank our military. This encompasses the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast …

Medicare Trustees report deteriorating financial conditions

The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report does not contain any big surprises. Much of what the trustees say in this report they have said before: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide. Some key findings: Medicare’s unfunded obligations increased by $2 trillion. A key …

Senator Toomey reveals plan to Balance Budget

How to Balance the Budget and Create Long-Term Growth My plan to solve our debt crisis. As I traveled across Pennsylvania last year, I promised Pennsylvanians that I would dedicate myself to two key priorities in the United States Senate: restoring economic growth and private-sector job creation, and putting our federal government on a sustainable …