Recent Press

McConnell Bill to Protect Coal Miner Pension Benefits Now Goes to President for Signature

December 19, 2019

The United States Senate approved today the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families. Utilizing his rol… Continue Reading

McConnell/Kaine Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 Now Goes to President for Signature

December 19, 2019

The United States Senate approved today the Tobacco-Free Youth Act, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21 and help protec… Continue Reading

Majority Leader McConnell Announces Funding to Modernize State Election Systems to Combat Interference

December 19, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate approved $425 million for states to enhance their voting systems. Kentucky is expected to receive more than $6 million of that funding, which is included in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement. The measure no… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

January 16, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade agreement with Can… Continue Reading

McConnell Celebrates Upcoming Senate Passage of USMCA

January 16, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. 'Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American trade policy in nearly 30 years. And in just a couple of hours, we're going to pass the USMCA and send it to President Trump for his signature. 'It was back in 2… Continue Reading

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

January 16, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a political slogan stuck o… 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