Recent Press

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

March 03, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel's 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats $1.9 Trillion Liberal Wish list: "This $1.9 trillion bill is t… Continue Reading

McConnell on House Passage of Partisan Spending Bill

February 27, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding House action on partisan COVID legislation: "In 2020, Congress passed five COVID-19 rescue packages. All five were completely bipartisan. It was the largest peacetime fiscal expansion in American history, … Continue Reading

McConnell Statement on Strikes in Syria

February 26, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding strikes in Syria: "I support President Biden's decision to authorize strikes against facilities associated with Iranian-backed terrorist groups responsible for attacks against American interests in I… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell: Purely Partisan Spending Spree “A Colossal Missed Opportunity”

March 06, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard or less rigorous way. "Voters handed Senate Democrats the slimmest possible majority, shrunk the House Democrats' majority, and picked a president who promised unity and bipartisanship. Democrats have responded by ramming through what they call 'the most progressi… Continue Reading

McConnell: Democrats’ Longest Vote in Recorded Senate History Shows Pure Partisanship is “Tougher Than They Thought It Was Going to Be”

March 05, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this evening on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "Well, my goodness. That has been quite a start, quite a start to this fast-track process. They were in a big hurry. We started voting on the first amendment, as the parliamentarian said, right after 11:00 a.m. the Democratic Leader held the vote open all day so they could try to figure out what was going on with the… Continue Reading

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

March 05, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this crisis: Exploit the pa… 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