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McConnell In Louisville: Judge Kavanaugh is an Absolute All-Star

July 13, 2018

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference this morning to discuss the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The following are excerpts: On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Brett Kavanaugh, as all of you kno… Continue Reading

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won't Stop Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

July 13, 2018

The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memo… Continue Reading

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

July 09, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely … Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Workers, Middle-Class Families Benefiting from Healthy American Economy

July 18, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "It's been a year and a half since these Republican majorities took their seats in Congress and a Republican president was sworn in. In 2016, the American people made it clear that it was time to try something new. They were tired of a so-called 'recovery' that focused overwhelmingly … Continue Reading

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Impressive Nominees

July 18, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "This week, the Senate continues to confirm impressive nominees whom President Trump has asked to serve our country. We've confirmed two Assistant Secretaries for the Department of Education, Scott Stump and James Blew. We've confirmed a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Randall… Continue Reading

Republican Pro-Growth Agenda Continues to Benefit American Manufacturers

July 17, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "In what's becoming an historic year for favorable economic news, there are plenty of ways to measure how American workers, job creators, and entrepreneurs are writing a new chapter. After nearly a decade of stagnating pay and vanishing opportunities, recent months have brought remark… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

After Historic Year Under President Trump and Republican Congress, the State of our Union is Strong

January 30, 2018

When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. While liberal Washington Democrats have obstructed the president's agenda at every turn to satisfy the… Continue Reading

Democrats reap what they have sown

April 08, 2017

The day after Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court was announced, I wrote about his sterling credentials, record of independence and long history of bipartisan support - and predicted they would matter little to hard-left special interests that invariably oppose the Supreme Court nominees of any Republican president. I asked Democrats to ignore those extreme voices and their attacks and join us instead in giving Gorsuch fair consideration and an up-or-down vote, as we did for the first… Continue Reading

Gorsuch’s confirmation worth the fight

April 07, 2017

After the tragic passing of Justice Antonin Scalia last year, I promised that the Supreme Court vacancy would not be filled in the middle of a hotly contested presidential election. The American people needed to have a voice in the consideration of Justice Scalia's successor. On Friday, we saw the long-awaited results of that commitment. Kentuckians spoke when they helped elect President Trump, and the U.S. Senate listened when it confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch. Even when many thought that Hilla… Continue Reading