Recent Press

McConnell Denounces Sham Trial and Sham Sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi

December 06, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi: "I strongly condemn the sham trial and the sham sentence that Burma's illegitimate, unelected military junta has imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. "Daw Suu … Continue Reading

Senator Bob Dole

December 05, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today on the passing of former Senator Bob Dole: "Elaine and I join the nation in mourning Bob Dole, our good friend and a bona fide American hero. "Bob's lifetime of service was rooted in a simp… Continue Reading

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on America’s Newsroom

December 02, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' America's Newsroom. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Federal Vaccine Mandates: "Well, I think there is good news. Multiple courts have pushed the … Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Democrats Promote Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors as Murders Surge

December 08, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime rates: "The national murder rate just recorded its biggest jump in more than a century. In some cities, homicides have set all-time records. "From Albuquerque to Milwaukee to Memphis to Des Moines, city officials reported more murders last year than in any prior year. "In my hometown of Louisville, homicides this year have now broken last year's all-time record. "All… Continue Reading

President Biden’s Illegal Vaccine Mandate is “Blatant Overreach”

December 08, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the vaccine mandate: "For the last two years, as the country has battled COVID-19, I have been a strong and constant advocate of following the science and taking precautions. "That's included strong support for the safe and effective vaccines that have helped millions of Americans substantially lower their risk of death or serious illness. "I took advantage of these modern … Continue Reading

Washington Democrats Will Own Their Debt Explosion

December 08, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "For Washington Democrats, 2021 will have one major theme: Ramming through inflationary spending on a partisan basis that hurts American families and helps China. "That's how this all-Democrat government began the year, jamming through a wasteful excuse for a stimulus bill that drove up prices and made supply chain problems even wo… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

How the Senate's bold action to combat the coronavirus will help Kentuckians

April 01, 2020

Every Kentuckian is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. It's a national health and economic emergency that demands action. The Republican-led Senate answered with the biggest rescue package in history, and Kentucky will see at least $1.25 billion in relief. We've already received $39 million to address urgent housing and economic development priorities, and more funding will soon be on the way. Since the beginning of this crisis, we've been coordinating with President Trump and Vice Preside… Continue Reading

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