Recent Press

McConnell Honors Justice Thomas’s 30th Anniversary with Speech on the Senate and the Judiciary

October 21, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered the featured keynote address Thursday evening at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the C. Boyden Gray Center at the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of Justice Clarence Thomas's 30 years and counting on the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

October 21, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview: On Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "The Wall Street Journal [Editorial Board] figured … Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on Colin Powell

October 18, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement this morning regarding the passing of Colin Powell: "America has lost a trailblazing leader with the passing of Colin Powell. It is hard to imagine a more quintessentially American story: A son of Jamaican immigra… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Biden Administration Condemns Court-Packing Abroad While Entertaining It Themselves

October 21, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Earlier this week, during a trip to South America, Secretary of State Blinken said that, 'undermining the independence of the courts,' and 'packing courts' were among 'the ways that democracies can come undone.' "His warning was apparently directed to neighbors in our hemisphere. But ironically, his own fellow Democrats here in Washington D.C. apparently need… Continue Reading

Democrats’ Steps Toward Socialized Medicine Would Cost Some Americans their Coverage, Others their Lives

October 21, 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: "There's little confusion about the devastating economic impacts Democrats would bring about by ramming through their reckless taxing and spending spree: more taxes, more debt, and more painful inflation. "But this isn't some collection of well-intentioned policies whose price tag has just gotten dangerously out of control. "The p… Continue Reading

Syria Drone Attack Shows Biden Administration Must Stand Strong

October 21, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the drone strike in Syria yesterday: "Yesterday also brought a sobering reminder of the dangers a new generation of American servicemembers continue to encounter as they follow in the footsteps of these heroes. "U.S. personnel operating in Syria became the latest targets of a drone attack perpetrated by terrorists. Whether the perpetrators turn out to be ISIS or, more likely… 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