Recent Press

Leader McConnell Meets With Prime Minister Kadhimi of Iraq

July 29, 2021

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with Prime Minister Kadhimi of Iraq: "I was very glad to help welcome Prime Minister Kadhimi to the Capitol yesterday. We discussed the importance to both … Continue Reading

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

July 28, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business' 'Kudlow' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Infrastructure Negotiations: "I think we all agree an infrastructure package done correctly is a plus for the … Continue Reading

McConnell: Democrats Take Their Phony Hysteria on the Road

July 19, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Senate Democrats' field hearing in Georgia and efforts to federalize our nation's elections: "Democrats' fake outrage may have driven jobs and opportunities out of the state of Georgia, but I'm sure … Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

Biden Administration’s Afghanistan Disaster “Was Not Only Foreseeable, It Was Foreseen”

August 04, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In April, when President Biden announced his intention to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he said it was, quote, 'time to end the forever wars'. "But at every stage of the rushed and rudderless retreat that has followed, the Biden Administration's wishful thinking hasn't come within a country mile of the reality. "By any account, the situation in Afghanis… Continue Reading

Government Funding Process Needs to Get Back on a Bipartisan Track

August 04, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "This morning, the Appropriations Committee considered a first partial batch of government funding bills for next year. "I want the Senate to secure bipartisan appropriations through the regular process. I want us to fund the government in an orderly fashion. Just like the successful Appropriations Committee work we saw throughout Republicans' recent year… Continue Reading

“What Would this Administration Say Is Going Well?”

August 03, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration: "It's been a little more than six months since the Biden Administration and our Democrat-led Congress were sworn in. So let's zoom out from the daily political drama and ask the simplest possible question: How's it going? "How's this leadership working out for middle-class families? Or put more directly: What big aspects of our national life could D… 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