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December 11, 2019

In Less Than Three Years, President Trump Has Appointed And The Republican Senate Has Confirmed 50 Circuit Judges, More Than Any President's First Full Term Since 1980 In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges. That is al… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell Meets With Senator-Designate Kelly Loeffler

December 10, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting today with Senator-Designate for Georgia, Kelly Loeffler: 'It was a pleasure to meet with Senator-designate Kelly Loeffler this morning. It is already clear that Governor Kemp has made a terrific choic… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Energy Nominee Dan Brouillette

November 20, 2019

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Se… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

December 12, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of course, we need to f… Continue Reading

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

December 12, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic colleagues gotten … Continue Reading

Democrats’ Impeachment Obsession Has Left Congress With An Overload of 11th-Hour Legislation

December 11, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business and impeachment: 'It's no secret that Washington Democrats have been itching to impeach President Trump since the moment he took the oath of office. Remember the Washington Post headline on Inauguration Day in 2017: "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun". 'Just a few months later, in April 2017, one leading House Democrat had already made up h… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

Democrats Shirking Duty to Fund National Defense

November 14, 2019

At the end of October, President Trump announced U.S. special operations forces eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted terrorist and the vile leader of ISIS. Whatever your politics, every American should express sincere gratitude to the intelligence professionals and servicemembers who carried out this brave defense of the American way of life. Kentuckians should be especially proud that one of our very own, Cadiz-native Lieutenant General Scott Howell, leads the forces who ex… Continue Reading

Withdrawing from Syria is a Grave Mistake

October 18, 2019

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration's reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I have worked with three presidential administrations to fight radical Islamist terrorism. I have distilled … Continue Reading

Behold the Democrat Politician Protection Act

January 17, 2019

For the past two years, our united Republican government drained money and power from Washington and returned it to states, communities and families. From middle-class tax cuts to regulatory reform, we took this approach and watched the nation thrive more as a result. Democrats have a different philosophy. After November's elections, everyone knew Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the new House would send the Senate far-left proposals to retighten Washington's grip on the country. And right on cue, even… Continue Reading