Recent Press

McConnell on President Trump’s Announcement: “Struggling Americans Need Help Now”

August 08, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today: "Struggling Americans need action now. Since Democrats have sabotaged backroom talks with absurd demands that would not help working people, I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment b… Continue Reading

McConnell Welcomes Evanina’s Efforts to Combat Foreign Interference in U.S. Politics

August 07, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the statement from William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center: "I appreciate Director Evanina informing Americans about foreign powers' efforts to divide us and … Continue Reading

McConnell on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street”

August 06, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk On The Street" this morning to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "The talks continue. I think the one thing we agree on, most of us a… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

August 06, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we tried to force the … Continue Reading

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

August 05, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch. And they continue … Continue Reading

McConnell Extends Senate’s Condolences to the People of Lebanon

August 05, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's explosion in Beirut: "First, I extend the Senate's condolences to the people of Lebanon, following yesterday's horrific explosion in Beirut. Reports indicate that at least 100 have died and more than 4,000 others were injured. "The Lebanese people have seen more than their share of tragedy. Civil war. Syrian occupation. Terrorism and assassination. Sectarian violen… 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