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Democrats’ Failed Effort at Sweeping Amnesty Shows Their Radicalism

September 19, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats' amnesty proposals: "Senate rules never contemplated a majority circumventing the filibuster by pretending that sweeping and transformational new policies were mere budgetary changes. "Tonight's… Continue Reading

McConnell: Democrats’ Latest Election Takeover ‘Compromise’ is “Just a Compromise Between the Left and the Far Left”

September 14, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Democrats' latest effort to federalize all 50 states' elections: "No amount of repackaging or relabeling will let Democrats sneak through big pieces of the sweeping, partisan, federal takeover of our nation's… Continue Reading

ICYMI: McConnell Remarks at Congressional Remembrance Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of September 11th

September 13, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today steps regarding the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. See below for the transcript, or click here to watch the full address: "Twenty years ago, the United States of America was reeling. "O… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Cover for Radical, Reckless, and Partisan Spending

September 14, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Quote: 'I do think we're in very serious danger of repeating almost all the mistakes of the 1960s and early 1970s.' That's Larry Summers, a senior advisor to two Democratic presidents, about the risks of inflation we face today. "As one report explained, quote, 'The former Treasury secretary has been warning since February tha… Continue Reading

“Time for Hard Truths and Accountability” on Afghanistan

September 14, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Providing for the common defense. Protecting the American people. It's one of the fundamental responsibilities our founders entrusted to the federal government. "It's a core obligation of the Commander-in-Chief. "Yet, to a deadly degree, a parade of mistakes in Afghanistan tells us President Biden and his team have failed this most basic test of competence. "… Continue Reading

Botched Afghanistan Retreat Leaves America Less Credible, Less Capable, and in More Danger

September 13, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Over the state work period, as Senators attended to business back home, the Biden Administration's reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was carried through to a damaging and deadly end. "The consequences of its hasty retreat were not just foreseeable. They were actually foreseen. And yet, against the advice of members from both parties, and even its ow… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

How the Senate's bold action to combat the coronavirus will help Kentuckians

April 01, 2020

Every Kentuckian is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. It's a national health and economic emergency that demands action. The Republican-led Senate answered with the biggest rescue package in history, and Kentucky will see at least $1.25 billion in relief. We've already received $39 million to address urgent housing and economic development priorities, and more funding will soon be on the way. Since the beginning of this crisis, we've been coordinating with President Trump and Vice Preside… Continue Reading

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