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Wednesday
Sep102014

NRSC Chair Moran Congratulates Brown on #NHSEN Victory 

Washington, D.C. – Statement from NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) on Scott Brown's victory tonight in New Hampshire:

"Congratulations to Scott Brown on his hard fought victory tonight in New Hampshire. Time and again, Scott is fighting tirelessly against an incompetent federal government and for an economy that benefits middle-class families and small businesses in New Hampshire. Scott Brown's fight for an effective government that keeps our borders safe, our communities prosperous and our families independent truly embodies the 'Live Free or Die' state.

"Unfortunately Senator Jeanne Shaheen hasn't been an independent voice for the Granite State, instead supporting President Barack Obama 99 percent of the time. That's not what voters in New Hampshire expected when they elected her in 2008.

"There is no one more committed to improving the everyday lives of Granite Staters than Scott Brown and I look forward to serving by his side next year."

Thursday
Sep042014

NRSC - The Obama-Biden-Shaheen foreign policy: Mixed messages and significant backtracking 

Good afternoon,

Following President Obama’s “mixed message” and significant backtracking on ISIS today, Vice President Biden is in New Hampshire, side-by-side with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

The visit takes place at a time when voters in New Hampshire are seeing problems and turmoil around every corner. They feel like everything is going poorly: the economy (and their own economic security), ObamaCare, spending and the crippling debt, immigration, management of government and foreign policy. It’s shaping up to be the "chaos election." Which of course brings us back to foreign policy. Perhaps, in the midst of President Obama’s complete incompetence, Senator Shaheen and Vice President Biden can shed some light and clarify the Obama Administration’s agenda on foreign policy. The Obama-Biden-Shaheen plan has been an inept disaster to say the least:

  • ·        Today, ABC’s Jonathan Karl summed up the Administration’s thinking to a tee: “Obama suggests ISIS must be destroyed (or maybe not)”
    • ·       
    • ·        Last week, Time Magazine (and thousands of others)
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If you are covering President Biden’s trip to New Hampshire, please consider the following from NRSC:

                                                   

“Jeanne Shaheen has supported the Administration an astounding 99% of the time, but can she explain what the Obama Administration’s foreign policy is? The fact is that, the ‘We don’t have a strategy yet,’ doctrine might be the cleanest, simplest, and most accurate description of both the Obama Administration and Jeanne Shaheen’s time in office.” – Brook Hougesen, NRSC Press Secretary

Wednesday
Sep032014

NRSC - Shaheen Empowers Obama on Executive Amnesty 

September 2, 2014

Jeanne Shaheen Votes to Allow Obama to Grant Executive Amnesty
Shaheen Complicit in Obama Effort to Declare Amnesty for Millions

Numerous reports make clear that President Obama is planning to take executive action that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and workers who illegally overstayed visas.  

The Washington Post reports, "The behind-the-scenes lobbying comes as Obama prepares to announce a series of executive actions that could include plans to defer the deportations of millions of people living in the country illegally, most of whom are Hispanic."

In August, the House of Representatives passed a bill that blocked President Obama from declaring executive amnesty. Another measure also provided emergency funding to deal with the crisis and reduce wait times for children caught in the system. Shockingly, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen voted with Harry Reid to block a vote on the measure passed by the House. Jeanne Shaheen is complicit in President Obama's executive amnesty push. 

This isn’t the first time Jeanne Shaheen has enabled President Obama’s ability to ignore Congress and take executive authority to a new level. Now Shaheen seems unable to explain her own position, this time around claiming to oppose executive amnesty despite previously supporting it.

The vast majority of Americans oppose any effort by President Obama to bypass Congress and declare amnesty. A new poll shows that nearly three quarters of likely voters want the President to work with Congress to change our immigration policy (74-24%). This includes majorities of self-identified Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives, and Moderates.  For years, Granite Staters have begged for the law to be enforced, the chaos to end, and for a fair immigration system that secures the border and serves everyone’s best interests. Jeanne Shaheen has ignored her constituents, instead empowering President Obama's push to grant executive amnesty. 

“If President Obama grants executive amnesty to millions, Jeanne Shaheen is responsible,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “Jeanne Shaheen’s stunning decision to enable President Obama to grant amnesty by fiat was a slap in the face to her constituents and to the millions of hard working immigrants who came to our country legally.”

BACKGROUND:

Jeanne Shaheen Voted To Block A Vote On An Amendment That Would Have Prevented President Obama From Issuing An Executive Order Declaring Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. “Sessions, R-Ala., motion to table (kill) the Reid, D-Nev., amendment no. 3751 that would delay the enactment date by one day.” (S. 2648, CQ Vote #251: Motion rejected 43-52: R 42-0; D 1-50; I 0-2, 7/31/14, Shaheen Voted Nay)

  • Shaheen Voted To Block Votes On Amendments, Including An Amendment That Would Have Prevented Executive Amnesty. SESSIONS: “Republicans on the floor today have filed and argued for a number of amendments and attempted to offer those that are focused on critical policy changes to strengthen this legislation and make it more effective. Unfortunately, the parliamentary maneuvering has been executed, the amendment tree is filled, and we have been prevented from offering any amendments at all that are necessary to establish a lawful system of immigration that works and that we can be proud of. So I move to table the Reid amendment on the tree, 3751, for the purpose of offering the Cruz amendment. That amendment would prohibit the President of the United States from expending any funds to unilaterally provide amnesty and work authorizations for millions of people as has been reported in the press. The Cruz amendment is No. 3720.” (Sen. Jeff Sessions, Congressional Record, 7/31/14, p. S5204)
Thursday
Aug142014

NRSC - DiCaprio, Streisand and Friends Pouring Money Into Senate Democrat Campaigns

Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections.
 
These limousine liberals know that Senate Democrats are in trouble; that’s why they’re doing everything they can to try and save them – including donating thousands of dollars each to protect Harry Reid and his allies. They’re spending unprecedented sums of money to ensure your voice, the true voice of the American heartland, isn’t heard in government.
 
Leonardo DiCaprio.  Gwyneth Paltrow.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  Barbra Streisand.  J.J. Abrams.  Ben Affleck.  Jack Black.  James Cameron.  Nicolas Cage. Danny DeVito.  Cameron Diaz.  Jennifer Garner.  Steven Spielberg.  Tom Hanks.  Jerry Seinfeld.  Mike Myers.  Jon Hamm.  Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Woody Allen. Ted Dansen. Aaron Sorkin.  Ben Stiller. Chris Rock.  According to media reports, they’ve all given thousands to support Senate Democrats.
 
It’s an unprecedented level of Hollywood support for a midterm election.  If we don’t respond, our campaigns will be outraised – it’s that simple.
 
The best class of Republican Senate candidates in a generation has stepped up to run for office; war veterans, entrepreneurs, community leaders – people who truly represent the values and understand the struggles of the communities they seek to represent.  Leaders who will end Washington’s dysfunctional and incompetent governance, and put our country back on the right track.  Are we going to stand with them, or are we going to allow them to be overwhelmed by a barrage of Hollywood money? 
 
It’s up to us. There is no mystery donor coming to the rescue – there is no last minute miracle check that will solve this problem.  There’s just us – you and me – what we decide will determine who controls the United States Senate, it’s that simple.
 
If you want to bring conservative leadership to the United States Senate, now is the time – please contribute $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford – every dollar makes a difference.


Tuesday
Aug122014

NRSC - VIDEO: Latest Example of Democrats' Stunning Lack of Awareness 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new web video was released today to coincide with Barack Obama and Harry Reid's luxurious fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidates in Martha's Vineyard. The Democratic event takes place in the midst of escalating military tension, airstrikes, and political turmoil in Iraq as well as a time of domestic and international unrest and crisis. 

At a time when America faces one crisis after another, the Obama Administration and Senate Democrats have proven to be inept at their job, instead prioritizing fundraisers at multimillion-dollar vacation homes and yachts in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in lieu of their constituents. Their gross incompetence reveals a stunning lack of awareness that leaves independent voters shaking their heads. 

President Obama and Harry Reid are hardly alone. Candidates from Bruce Braley (D-IA) to Mark Begich (D-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to Mark Udall (D-CO) have put a priority on raising cash for their own struggling campaigns instead of their official duties.  The Martha's Vineyard fundraiser today should be cancelled, or at least delayed, and a priority put on the issues at hand.

"Bruce Braley misses veterans' hearings to raise cash, Jeanne Shaheen skips out on her official duties to raise cash, and Mark Begich gets caught secretly raising cash in Hawaii instead of focusing on unemployment; it's all part of a larger pattern of incompetence,said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "President Obama and Senate Democratic candidates should cancel or at the very least postpone tonight's luxurious Martha's Vineyard fundraiser, but if history is our guide, they will continue to abandon their official responsibilities to save their precious Senate majority." 

Click here to watch an NRSC production: "Priorities"