Occurrences in the Congressional Record

ENTRY TITLE DATE
Energy Policy
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
“One bill would prevent the administration from developing more job-killing coal regulations and another from Representative Whitfield would push back on the coal regulations that have already been issued.”
Support The Employee Health Care Protection Act
Shelley Capito, R-WV
“We should get rid of bad ideas like the job-killing employer mandate, the individual mandate, and regulations that have cost many Americans the insurance plan and the doctor that they choose. We should enact meaningful medical liability reform, we should help spur association health plans, and allow insurance to be sold across State lines to broaden competition in the individual insurance market.”
School Certification
John Barrasso, R-WY
“Those are the kinds of measures we should be talking about today on the floor of the Senate. That is the legislation which Republicans have introduced and which we are going to keep fighting for in the Senate. That is what the American people are talking about when they say they want Washington to get stuff done. They don’t mean more terrible ideas like the President’s health care law and its multiple damaging side effects. They don’t mean job-killing redtape and Washington mandates. They don’t mean political show votes that would restrict Americans’ free speech.”
American Jobs
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
“Regardless of what he decides, though, I am going to keep fighting against this administration’s unfair regulations. Yesterday the EPA Administrator came to Capitol Hill to defend the administration’s extreme proposed energy regulations. She tried to assure legislators that the administration wanted input from the public as it went about developing and implementing its job-killing agenda. But it is hard to take her seriously because earlier this week I met with her in person and urged her to hold at least one listening session in coal country, the region most likely to be affected by the administration’s regulations. She was unmoved. Apparently the Obama administration isn’t all that interested in what Kentucky thinks. Well, if Washington officials won’t come to Kentucky, then Kentuckians will come to Washington. Beginning next week, the administration plans to hold one of its listening sessions in Washington. I plan to testify and so do several of my constituents. Even though they will have to travel hundreds of miles to get here, these Kentuckians will make Washington understand they are more than just some statistic. They are our neighbors, they are moms and dads, and they refuse to be collateral damage in some elitist war dreamed up in a bureaucratic boardroom in Washington.”
Nomination Of Pamela Harris To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Fourth Circuit—Continued
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
“My other health care amendment would repeal ObamaCare’s job-killing employer mandate. As we all know, the so-called Affordable Care Act requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide health coverage to their workers or pay a $2,000 tax per employee. This deters business growth as it discourages small businesses from hiring more than 50 employees and has led many employers to cut workers’ hours to keep from going over the mandate’s threshold. How stupid can we be? Even the administration has acknowledged that the employer mandate is harmful. They have already delayed it several times in hopes of delaying its harmful impact during an election year. Isn’t that nice?”