Recent Press

McConnell Statement on Protests and Riots: “Our City, Our State, and Our Country Have to Pull Together”

May 29, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the protests in Louisville, Kentucky and around the country: "The killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Ke… Continue Reading

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

May 22, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Senate Work Period: "Well, the House has been h… Continue Reading

McConnell Pays Tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress

May 20, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress: "Throughout this health crisis, the Senate, its members and our staffs have been lucky to have the st… Continue Reading

Latest Remarks

McConnell Delivers Address on China to Mark Tiananmen Square Anniversary

June 04, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing: "Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. "Because of China's censorship and disinformation, we still do not know how many brave Chinese people were killed by their own government on June 4th, 1989. Conservative estimates say hundreds. Others say thousands. "A burst of viole… Continue Reading

McConnell Praises Continued Success of the Paycheck Protection Program

June 04, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yesterday evening, the Senate passed a few targeted changes to help Senator Collins's and Senator Rubio's historic Paycheck Protection Program continue to protect American workers and small businesses through this pandemic. "Back in March, these Senate leaders hand-designed this plan to push unprecedented assistance to working families and Mai… Continue Reading

“The Foreign Actors Who Seek to Harm the United States Have Not Let Up While We Attend to Other Problems”

June 03, 2020

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Make no mistake: The foreign actors who seek to harm the United States have not let up while we attend to other problems. "For example, in Afghanistan, despite agreeing just months ago to engage in further peace negotiations with the Afghan government and sever its ties with al-Qaeda, the Taliban has instead continued its violent campaign against the Afghan peopl… 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