Recent Press

McConnell Op-Ed: Will Democrats Choose to Continue Bipartisan Achievements in New Congress, or Put Politics First?

November 13, 2018

The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on "Last Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned that, come January, the Republican Senate majority will be deal… Continue Reading

Jennifer Hemingway to Serve as Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms

November 08, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the appointment of Jennifer Hemingway as the Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms, effective December 3rd. She will replace Jim Morhard who was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Deputy Administrator of NASA. "We are very glad to… Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

November 07, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "I thank Jeff Sessions for his dedicated service as Attorney General. Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained s… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Senate Passes Coast Guard, Inland Waterways Legislation

November 14, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation and the president's nominee to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, Michelle Bowman: "We voted yesterday to advance important legislation that will preserve our national security, ensure our readiness and expand economic opportunity. The bill before us to reauthorize Coast Guard funding will ensure that the brave men and wome… Continue Reading

McConnell Welcomes New Senators

November 14, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the newly-elected Senators and Republican Leadership who will serve for the 116th Congress: "We're continuing to welcome our new Senators-elect, who are in town this week for orientation, meetings, and votes on party leadership. Yesterday evening, the Democratic Leader and I had the honor of toasting our future colleagues at our traditional bipartisan welcome dinner. "It's q… Continue Reading

Bipartisan Bill to Provide Critical Funding for U.S. Coast Guard

November 13, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation before the Senate this week: "This is an exciting week for the Senate. For one thing, we're beginning to welcome several new members to our ranks. They may not be sworn in until January, but these new Senators-elect are already arriving in town for orientation events and to vote in their parties' leadership elections. … 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

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