Recent Press

McConnell on Treasury Announcement and COVID-19 Relief

November 20, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding targeted COVID-19 relief: "Secretary Mnuchin's actions yesterday concerning some of the lending facilities established by the unanimous, bipartisan CARES Act are fully aligned with the lette… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

October 30, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation and Senate Republican priorities. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the whole interview. On Precedent for Confirming Justice Barre… Continue Reading

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

October 29, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss Justice Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Democrats' Radical Agenda: "Well, number one they were talking about … Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Democrats Still Blocking Vaccine Distribution Funds and Small Business Aid

November 18, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Senate Republicans have spent months trying to get another bipartisan rescue package passed and signed into law for the American people. "For months, our position has been consistent: We want to reach agreement on all the areas where compromise is well within reach, send hundreds of billions of dollars to urgent and uncontroversial programs, and let Washingto… Continue Reading

McConnell on Senator Chuck Grassley’s Historic Voting Streak

November 18, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): "Yesterday, something extremely rare happened here in this chamber. Something so unusual that only a few of us current Senators had ever seen it before. "A roll call vote that did not include the name of our president pro tem and distinguished colleague from Iowa, Senator Chuck Grassley. "Before yesterday, the senior Senator for Iowa had not missed… Continue Reading

Senate Confirming More Impressive Nominees to Federal Courts

November 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "While our committees are working, the full Senate is keeping busy with one of our core constitutional responsibilities: continuing to confirm well-qualified men and women to lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary. "Yesterday, we voted to advance the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, the current Solicitor General of Mississippi with multiple impressive… 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