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02.05.24

The Senate Has A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity To Finally Change The Status Quo On America’s Borders

This Agreement Secures Unprecedented Conservative Policy Changes To At Last Tackle Biden’s Border Crisis, Including Reforms To Our Broken Asylum System, Halting Abuses Of Parole, And Surging Enforcement To The Border, All Without Any Concessions To Democrat Amnesty Demands SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “For three years, the American people have endured both a border crisis and the open-borders agenda that caused it. President Biden’s campaign promise to welcome illegal alien… Continue Reading


01.26.24

Desperate To Appease Climate Zealots, Biden’s Blinkered LNG Policy Throws National Security And American Jobs Under The Bus

Caving To The Demands Of Far-Left Climate Activists, The Biden Administration Is Stalling Permits For Crucial Liquified Natural Gas Exports, Placing Climate Virtue Signaling Over The Energy Security Of Our European Allies And Jobs For Americans SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “When President Biden took office, the average approval time for liquefied natural gas (LNG) permits was about seven weeks. Right now, it’s about eleven months. But soon, wait times could actually become i… Continue Reading


01.16.24

As Iran’s Terror Proxies Attack Israelis And Americans, Senate Democrats Are Focused On Condemning Israel

While Hamas Still Holds Hostages, Bernie Sanders And Senate Democrats Focus The Majority Of Their Ire On Israel’s Fight For Self-Defense SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This afternoon, the Senate must take it upon ourselves to reject an attempt to degrade our nation’s credibility even further. The resolution brought forward by Senator Sanders is little more than performative left wing politics. It is not, as our colleague would suggest, about authorizing a report on aid to Is… Continue Reading


01.11.24

Keeping Pace With Russian And Chinese Military Buildups And Defending American Interests Requires Congress To Urgently Approve Crucial Security Funding

As Russia Re-Arms And Continues Its Assault On Ukraine And China Boosts Weapons Production, America’s Ability To Respond To Threats And Protect Ourselves And Our Allies Depends On Congress Appropriating More Funding For National Security SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Here’s the truth: threats to U.S. national security are growing, and the Biden Administration’s habit of proposing real-dollar cuts to defense funding is a streak that must end at three. With its forthcoming bud… Continue Reading


01.10.24

Iran And Its Proxies Have Attacked American Forces And International Commerce With Impunity For Three Months

In The Middle East, Time And Time Again, The Only Thing The Biden Administration Has Managed To Deter Is Itself As Iran And Its Proxies Brazenly Continue Attacking U.S. Bases And Maritime Trade SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “[T]he reality of facing interconnected threats isn’t unique to Israel. Around the world, our adversaries are colluding in new and aggressive ways…. [T]he best way we can help our friends is to restore our own credibility in the region, and take bolder ste… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Congress Must Pass This Year’s NDAA So America Can Confront Worldwide Security Challenges

LEADER McCONNELL: ‘The NDAA Is Our Most Significant Opportunity To Set Priorities For Competition With Adversaries Like China And Russia … It’s Our Time To Lay The Groundwork For Robust Investments In Hard Power’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “The NDAA is our most significant opportunity to set priorities for competition with adversaries like China and Russia. It’s our chance to keep the Biden Administration focused on critical missions like rebuilding America’s defense indus… Continue Reading


12.05.23

Democrats Still Refuse To Take Biden’s Border Crisis Seriously

Instead Of Working With Republicans To Seriously Address The Biden Administration’s Border Crisis, Democrats Are Dragging Their Feet And Echoing Far-Left Activist Groups Who Want No Border Enforcement At All, Threatening To Tank Bipartisan Border Talks   Border security isn’t extraneous to national security - it’s essential. It’s time for Democrats to get serious. pic.twitter.com/X8Nq9eyUpp — Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) December 5, 2023   SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER M… Continue Reading


11.02.23

A Strong, Comprehensive Security Supplemental Invests In American Defense And American Jobs

A National Security Supplemental Supporting America’s Partners In Ukraine, Israel, And Asia Not Only Helps Those Countries, It Strengthens The United States Defense Industrial Base, Which Enhances American Security While Creating Jobs And Revitalizing Communities Across The Country SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Over and over again, history has taught us that the costs of disengaging from the world are far higher than the costs of engaging. And just as the threats we face are… Continue Reading


10.24.23

Biden’s Weakness On Iran Cannot Continue

LEADER McCONNELL: ‘Ultimately, President Biden Must Also Accept That The Fundamental Assumptions Of His Administration’s Iran Policy Were Morally And Practically Bankrupt…. The Biden Administration’s Previous Iran Policy Is Now History. The President Must Go Back To The Drawing Board’ SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “[T]he United States must continue to provide maximum support to Israel’s counter-terrorist operation, as long as it takes. And just as importantly, we have to re-e… Continue Reading


07.27.23

NDAA Is Essential To Modernize Our Military, Improve Readiness, And Keep Pace With China’s Rapid Military Buildup

'Hard Power Is Essential - More So Than Any Number Of Pet Rocks Politicians Hold Up As Helpful To Compete With China. Hard Power Is The Currency Of Geopolitics' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The NDAA is our most significant opportunity to set priorities for competition with adversaries like China and Russia. It's our chance to keep the Biden Administration focused on critical missions like rebuilding America's defense industrial base instead of the woke partisan agenda of… Continue Reading


07.11.23

American Leadership In Supporting Ukraine Is Making A Difference In Europe

Together, The United States And Its NATO Allies Are Providing Crucial Assistance To Ukraine While Once-Reluctant European Countries Are Stepping Up To Boost Their Defense Budgets And Recognize The Threats Posed By Both Russia And China SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he fate of Ukraine's resistance continues to depend on Western support. Western allies should use this week's summit to commit even more critical capabilities to tip the balance of forces in Ukraine's favor.… Continue Reading


06.15.23

America’s East Asia Partners Agree That Supporting Ukraine Is Essential For Deterring China

Supporting Ukraine Is An Investment In 'Taiwan's Survival' And International Security Against Chinese Aggression Across Asia, While The Conflict Also Provides A Wakeup Call For America's Defense Posture SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "As I've discussed repeatedly, Vladimir Putin's brutal escalation in Ukraine has prompted America's European allies to take their commitments to collective defense more seriously. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Russia's authoritaria… Continue Reading


05.16.23

A Real China Competition Bill Would Focus On Defense

Senate Democrats Are Talking About Another Bill To Boost U.S. Competition With China, But Are Focused On More Industrial Policy And Domestic Spending, But The United States Must Out-Compete China Most Of All In Military Capabilities And Senate Democrats Keep Failing To Prioritize Defense SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our Democratic friends like to invoke America's competition with China whenever they're seeking to justify huge outlays of domestic spending. But they push t… Continue Reading


03.28.23

Senators Should Support Sen. Sullivan’s Amendment In Wake Of Latest Iranian Attacks On U.S. Forces

LEADER McCONNELL: 'Tehran Wants To Push Us Out Of Iraq And Syria. Why Should Congress Make That Easier? While The Senate's Been Engaged In This Abstract, Theoretical Debate About Rolling Back American Power, Iran Has Continued Its Deadly Attacks On Us…. Some In America May Think Our War Against Terrorism Is Sunsetting, But Clearly The Terrorists Do Not Agree.' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I am opposed to Congress sunsetting any military force authorizations in the… Continue Reading


03.21.23

Congress Should Not Tie The Hands Of American Commanders In The Middle East

'The 2002 AUMF Is Important In Iraq Today Because It Provides Authorities For U.S. Forces There To Defend Themselves From A Variety Of Real, Exigent Threats. It's Arguably Even More Important In Syria … Do Supporters Of This Repeal Fully Understand The Ways It Might Limit Counterterrorism Missions?' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[L]et's clear up some facts: The 2002 AUMF has been understood for years to apply to a variety of threats emanating from Iraq. Administrat… Continue Reading


03.15.23

As Threats To The United States Proliferate, President Biden’s Defense Budget ‘Is Woefully Inadequate’

Joe Biden's Defense Budget Yet Again Fails To Keep Pace With The Inflation His Economic Policy Has Unleashed And His Proposed Spending Increases For The IRS And EPA Vastly Outpace The Pentagon, All While China Continues Its Torrid Pace Of Military Modernization And Expansion Senate Republicans: 'The President's Defense Budget Is Woefully Inadequate And Disappointing,' Biden's Proposed Defense 'Funding Levels … Fail To Keep Up With Inflation' SEN. ROGER WICKER (R-MS), Senate Armed S… Continue Reading


12.20.22

Senate Republicans Secured ‘Robust Defense Spending’ At The Expense Of Democrats’ Liberal Spending

Senior Democrats Are Upset That The Appropriations Legislation Grows Defense Spending At The Expense Of Liberal Domestic Programs Yet This Funding Is Essential To Sustaining American Forces And Equipping Them To Confront Threats From Russia, China, And Others SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Biden's proposal for fiscal year 2023 was a massive, real-dollar increase for liberal domestic spending and a significant real-dollar cut for the national defense. Thanks to ti… Continue Reading


12.20.22

The Government Funding Agreement Conforms To The Conservative Policy Guidelines Leader McConnell Has Defined For Months

This Year, Leader McConnell Clearly Laid Out Conservative Policy Markers That Would Have To Be Met In Any Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement And The Appropriations Legislation Released Today Conforms To Those Policies SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The bipartisan government funding bill that Senators Shelby and Leahy have finished negotiating does exactly the opposite of what the Biden Administration first proposed. This bill provides a substantial real-dollar increas… Continue Reading


12.15.22

NDAA Features Crucial Programs And Force Modernization Needed To Confront The Challenge Posed By China

The Department Of Defense Recently Warned That China 'Has Mobilized Vast Resources In Support Of Its Defense Modernization' And The FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act Is A Critical 'Step Toward The Investments, Modernization, And Stronger Strategies That' The U.S. Military Needs In Order To 'Compete And Win' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today I want to focus on what most Senators agree is the single greatest medium-term and long-term national security challenge t… Continue Reading


12.08.22

This Year’s NDAA Includes Essential Boosts To Munitions, Modernization, And Deterrence Against Hostile Powers

The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act 'Tees Up A Significant And Badly-Needed Increase In Defense Funding' While Working 'To Protect Our Country From Threats Like China And Russia And Give Our Troops What They Need To Complete Their Mission' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he Senate and House Armed Services Committees released a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. ... We have got to take our national defense, military modernization, a… Continue Reading

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