Proposals to enact a National Popular Vote compact and make an “end run” around the Electoral College for choosing presidents is a serious threat to America, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said during a speech today at The Heritage Foundation.
The practical effect of the plan would be to raise the debt limit by more than $2 trillion without getting spending under control.
“The McConnell Plan would put America deeper into debt and achieves nothing toward the vitally important objective of getting federal overspending and overborrowing under control,” Addington explains. Continue Reading »
In his first major address after the elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined his vision for a conservative agenda at The Heritage Foundation this morning.
He said Congress should act “to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government.”
McConnell also had kind words for Heritage:
For nearly 40 years Heritage has played a crucial role in promoting and defending the principles of free enterprise, limited government, freedom, and a strong defense — in other words, the very principles the American people voted to uphold in Tuesday’s historic election.
He added: “Think tanks like Heritage will help too by arming us with ideas and tools like this week’s Checklist for getting America back on track.”
Watch a video of his remarks:
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