Recent Press

McConnell Statement on Hurricane Florence

September 15, 2018

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Florence: "Earlier today I spoke with U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Scott (R-SC) regarding Hurricane Florence and its impact on … Continue Reading

McConnell Applauds Trump Administration Action To Help Prevent Foreign Interference in Elections

September 12, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the President Trump's executive order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S. elections: "Russian malign behavior against the United States and other democracies will not cease until President Putin an… Continue Reading

McConnell Applauds Ducey Appointment of Senator Jon Kyl

September 04, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's announcement that he will appoint former United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve the term of the late Senator John McCain. "As we continue to honor John's life of service and sacrifice for our nation, I hope all… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

America’s Economy is Reaching New Heights

September 25, 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: "For months, we've heard the firsthand accounts of American workers and job creators who have felt the immediate impacts of Republicans' pro-growth, pro-opportunity agenda. We've heard from working parents who have received raises and special bonuses as a result of once-in-a-generati… Continue Reading

Senate Continues to Confirm Vital Nominees

September 25, 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 nominees: "As I noted yesterday, the Senate continues to make progress on critical national priorities. We're restoring the regular order appropriations process. We're securing common-sense reforms to infrastructure policy and the longest authorization of the FAA in over 35 years. And this week, we're confirming more o… Continue Reading

Democrats Handled Allegations Irresponsibly, Chairman Grassley Will Not

September 25, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "In the past week and a half, the American people have seen a confusing and chaotic process play out here in the U.S. Senate. They've seen uncorroborated, decades-old allegations of wrongdoing pop up in the press at the last minute, just as Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process was winding down. They'… 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