Senate Republicans Elect 112th Congress Leadership

Published November 16, 2010

by Diane W. Collins



Senate Republicans Elect 112th Leadership

Senate Republicans Elect

112th Congress Leadership


Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to announce the results of the Senate Republican Leadership elections. Leadership will remain the same as for the 111th Congress. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will remain the Senate Minority Leader; Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) will maintain his role as Senate Minority Whip. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) returns as Republican Conference Chairman. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) who is thought to be a potential 2012 Republican Presidential candidate will return as the Republican Policy Committee Chairman. And, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) will remain as the Republican Conference Vice Chair.


Sen. McConnell (R-KY) stated Republicans have heard the American people and will cut spending, cut debt, and get private sector jobs going again. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said the tone in their meeting was "as a team" that will translate in the US Senate the will of the American people. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke of ensuring that the next generation is one of American exceptionalism as expressed by Senator-elect Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sen. Alexander also said Republicans would work to make it easier and cheaper to create new private sector jobs and would work to control spending, end the Washington, DC take over and move step by step to restore the trust of the American people. Sen. Thune (R-SD) said Republicans would work to reign in the out of control government; the Democrats over reaching agenda of expanding government, higher taxes and more debt and get American people back to work. Sen. Barasso (R-WY) said Republicans have heard the American people screaming that Congress stop the spending and focus on jobs. Sen. Barrasso also mentioned the Republicans focus on the repeal and replacement of the Health Care Reform Bill.


The 112th Congress begins on January 5, 2011. Currently, the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress is in session. To see our videos on what the lame-duck session needs to address and the potential hijacking of the session by Speaker Pelosi CLICK HERE.



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