Recent Press

Senators McConnell, Lee, Sinema, Paul Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Accountability at Federal Prisons

October 30, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as well as Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today the introduction of the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019, which would bring further accountability to our nation's federal prisons by requirin… Continue Reading

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Announcement on the Death of al-Baghdadi

October 27, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death: "I applaud President Trump's announcement that U.S. special forces have eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world's most wante… Continue Reading

McConnell Sponsors Resolution Urging the House to Respect Due Process

October 24, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), introduced today their Senate Resolution urging the House of Representatives to begin respecting the precedents and due process safeguards that have been abandoned th… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell Addresses Protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran

November 19, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in the Middle East: "I spoke yesterday about the courageous people of Hong Kong who are standing up to Beijing and speaking out for their freedoms. But Hong Kongers are not alone in bravely speaking up at this time. "The Middle East continues to be swept by widespread and cross-sectarian demonstrations. In Lebanon, in Iraq, and in Iran, millions are demanding a better… Continue Reading

Focus Must Remain on Appropriations Process to Fund the Government

November 19, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government and defense, process nominations, pass USMCA: "My colleagues are well familiar with my repeated calls for bipartisan progress in funding the federal government. For more than two months, as the appropriations process idled at partisan roadblocks, I've pointed out just how straightforward this entire process could have been. … Continue Reading

McConnell: Chinese Communist Party Must Not Make Hong Kong a ‘21st-Century Version of Tiananmen Square’

November 18, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional support for the people of Hong Kong: "In the last few days, the reports and images coming out of Hong Kong have become even more disturbing. The police crackdown on Hong Kongers who are standing up for their freedom and their region's autonomy has intensified. "University campuses now literally look like war zones, with government forces laying siege to groups of… 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