Recent Press

Special Counsel Confirms No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia

March 24, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I thank the Attorney General for promptly advising the Congress of the Special Counsel's principal co… Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Announcement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Report

March 22, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's announcement from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia's efforts to interfe… Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on New Zealand Terrorist Attacks

March 15, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand "I join all Americans in sending our deepest sympathies to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, as they mourn the victims of yesterday's… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

This Week in the Senate: Green New Deal, Nominations

March 25, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Unfortunately, the events of the last few months have not exactly indicated that productive, practical cooperation is what our Democratic colleagues have in mind. To the contrary, the nation has watched as the Democratic Party has engaged in a collective headlong sprint towards the left -- as far … Continue Reading

'No Collusion, No Conspiracy, No Obstruction'

March 25, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "Yesterday, Attorney General Barr transmitted to Congress his summary of the Special Counsel's principal conclusions from his investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The result of that investigation is being hailed as good news for the president. It certainly is th… Continue Reading

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Deputy Chief of Staff, Don “Stew” Stewart

March 14, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor thanking trusted advisor and friend, Don "Stew" Stewart for his decades of Senate service: "Madam President, few of us can aspire to the fame and fortune that are signified when a celebrity is known by just one name. There is 'Cher.' There was 'Prince.' There's 'Madonna.' And there is 'Stew.' Everybody knows Stew. Not 'Don Stewart.' Certainly not 'Don.' Just Stew. For more than 12 years, Stew has … 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