Recent Press

Leader McConnell Meets with Bill Barr

January 10, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Bill Barr to be the Attorney General of the United Stat… Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

January 08, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to … Continue Reading

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Pat Roberts

January 04, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Pat Roberts' announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020: "For the better part of four decades, Congress, the people of Kansas, and farming communities across America have all benefited… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell Votes to Support More Protection for the Lives of Unborn Children

January 17, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 46th annual March for Life and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act: "Tomorrow, Washington will play host to one of our nation's proudest examples of peaceful activism, the 46th annual March for Life. Hundreds of thousands of Americans -- from different states, different faiths, different ethnic backgrounds -- will speak with one voice on behalf of those who cannot … Continue Reading

Barr Has the Experience, Integrity, Total Commitment to be Attorney General

January 16, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "Even in the midst of this political climate, the president's nominee for Attorney General delivered an impressive performance during the first day of his hearings before the Judiciary Committee. Senators were reminded exactly why he won bipartisan admiration from this body back in 1991 and was confirmed as Pres… Continue Reading

Political Obstruction is Democrats’ Top Priority

January 16, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "'One dollar.' That is the amount the new Speaker of the House recently said she'd be willing to invest in physical barriers at our southern border. One dollar. Well, talk about serious, good-faith negotiations. Talk about taking border security seriously. The men and women on the ground have been unambiguous about the crises they're… Continue Reading

Op-Eds

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