Recent Press

McConnell: Senate Republicans Ready to Answer President’s Call to Action

August 05, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's call for bipartisan, bicameral cooperation following the mass murders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "Today, the president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicame… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Labor Nominee Gene Scalia

July 30, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Gene Scalia: "I enjoyed meeting today with Gene Scalia, nominated to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. "In Mr. Scalia, President Trump has cho… Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

July 28, 2019

LOUSVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: "I was very sorry to learn today that Director Coats will depart his position as Director of National Intelligence later this month. My friend an… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Senate to Pass Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal

August 01, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "The Senate has accomplished a significant amount of business this week for the American people. We've made a big dent in the backlog of President Trump's well-qualified nominees for federal office. With respect to the judiciary, we've confirmed 13 impressive individuals to lifetime seats on the federal bench. And we've also ensured that … Continue Reading

The Senate Needs to Pass the Administration-Pelosi Budget Agreement

July 31, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "And of course, the Senate also needs to pass the bipartisan budget agreement secured by the administration with Speaker Pelosi. The deal we have in front of us is the product of extensive negotiations between President Trump's team and the Democratic House. I am confident it is not exactly the legislation that either side of the aisle wo… Continue Reading

Ambassador Kelly Craft: A Very Impressive Individual to Serve in the Critical Role of UN Ambassador

July 31, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees including Ambassador Kelly Craft, the president's nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations (UN): "Yesterday the Senate took a number of steps forward on our considerable 'to-do list' for this week. We confirmed four well-qualified jurists who are now our country's newest district judges and voted to advance the… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

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

I’m proud of our vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh

October 17, 2018

Oct. 6, 2018, was a proud day for the U.S. Senate. We fulfilled one of our most critical constitutional duties and confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh, a stunning legal mind and an exemplary federal judge, as the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The stakes are always high when the Senate considers a Supreme Court nomination. But the shameful spectacle that unfolded in recent weeks raised the stakes higher still. By the end, senators were not merely deciding whether to confirm an imp… Continue Reading

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