Senator Mitch McConnell's Ties With, American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
-Origianlly blogged by Hillbilly on HillbillyReport.Org
August 17, 2011- Just in case you don't know, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS are conservative groups funded by billionaires and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a Conservative organization that spends millions of dollars with their attack ads, attacking progressive candidates. Senator Mitch McConnell's ties are deep with the above listed entities and we're going to prove it.
Senator Mitch McConnell's ties with American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS and the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce are deep and they are linked to at least one man and that man is Steven Law:
- 1990: Manager of Senator Mitch McConnell’s first reelection campaign.
- 1991-1997: Senator Mitch McConnell's Chief of Staff.
- 1998-2000: National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director.
- 2001-2007: US Labor Department Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff.
- 2010: Crossroads GPS President.
Senator Mitch McConnell's Tribute to Steven J. Law on the Senate Floor March 31, 2004.
Mr. President, I rise to pay tribute to a good friend, Steven J. Law, who is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Deputy Secretary Law was nominated by the President and was confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 2003. Prior to holding his current position, he served the President and Secretary Elaine L. Chao as Chief of Staff at the Department. In that position, Steven has played a fundamental role in crafting major administration initiatives, such as the post 9/11 economic recovery plan, retirement security, and regulatory reform. Steven is valued as an asset to the Department, greatly admired by his peers, and respected throughout the Washington community.
Steven began his career in this city after graduating from the University of California at Davis. From there, he went on to receive his juris doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where he was named the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated cum laude.
It was after those academic pursuits that our lives happily crossed when he began in my office as a legislative assistant. Displaying the hard work and talent he is well known for, Steven quickly advanced to Chief of Staff shortly after successfully managing my 1990 reelection campaign.
Steven didn’t just make a big impression on me. He was recognized by Roll Call as one of the 50 most influential staffers on the Hill. Eventually, he left my office to become executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during my chairmanship and helped secure the Republican majority through both cycles. Over 4 years, and through 2 tough election cycles, he has very skillful and professionally managed that operation in an extraordinarily able fashion.
I have had the privilege of working with Steven for the past 15 years. I have had the honor of calling him my friend and confidant during that time as well.
Mr. President, it is easy to see why President Bush chose to nominate Steven to this high post. It is easy to see why my Elaine Chao, the Secretary of Labor, also exercised good judgment in giving this talented man this opportunity. I applaud his confirmation and wish both Steven and his marvelous wife, Elizabeth, and their two beautiful children, Charlotte and John James, continued success in their future endeavors. Elaine and I have been blessed to be a part of their lives for the last 15 years. This is truly a remarkable individual and a magnificent public servant. I wish him well not only in his new job as Deputy Secretary of Labor, but in all of the endeavors he may under take in the coming years.
I yield the floor.
Are you getting the picture? Steven Law, Elaine Chao and Senator Mitch McConnell have deep ties. Steven Law goes from Senator Mitch McConnell's Chief of Staff to working with Senator Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao as Deputy Secretary of Labor. A big payday for Steven Law and now it's time for Steven Law to show his appreciation for that big payday.