Recent Press

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

February 13, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Attorney General Barr: "I think the Attorney General knows what he's talking about. I'm not t… Continue Reading

Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove to Retire from the Senate

February 13, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Thursday that long-serving Senate officer Laura Dove, the Secretary for the Majority, will conclude her Senate service at the end of February. "Laura Dove has been an essential part of the United States Senate," McConnell said. "The Secre… Continue Reading

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

February 11, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss impeachment and judges. See below for excerpts and you can listen to portions of the interview here. On judges: "We're going to do the 51st Circuit judge in the Senate today. And at the district judge lev… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell’s Final Reflections on Impeachment: It “Should Never Have Come to the Senate Like This”

February 13, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It has been one week since the Senate concluded the third presidential trial in American history. Things move quickly in Washington, as always, and so it is natural that our focus is shifting to the many policy subjects where we have more work to do for families across this country. 'But when the Senate acts, we do not only address the particular issue before us.… Continue Reading

McConnell: War Powers Resolution is “Deeply Flawed on a Number of Levels”

February 12, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'Today the Senate will consider a War Powers Resolution offered by the junior Senator for Virginia. Our colleague's resolution is deeply flawed on a number of levels. 'As I explained yesterday, it is too blunt and too broad. It is also an abuse of the War Powers Act, which was designed to strike a balance between the President's constitutional war po… Continue Reading

McConnell Celebrates Army’s Selection of Fort Knox as New Corps HQ

February 12, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Army selecting Fort Knox for the new corps headquarters: 'Yesterday, the United States Army and the Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some great news. 'Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the new Army corps. They stopped by my office last night to discuss the good ne… 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