Press Releases

03.03.21

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 the same size as the bill we passed last April right in the middle of the pandemic. This is not the same country we had a year ago. Only 9% of this $1.9 trillion is related to health… Continue Reading


02.27.21

McConnell on House Passage of Partisan Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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, yet no bill earned fewer than 90 votes in the Senate or less than about 80% support in the House. That's because both parties had shaped the bills together and they met Americans' u… Continue Reading


02.26.21

McConnell Statement on Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Iraq. "We will need more information to judge the efficacy of the strikes and the signal they send to Tehran and its proxies, but I believe the President acted well within the auth… Continue Reading


02.25.21

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Liberal Wish-List Spending: "First of all, the minimum wage doesn't belong in there. The congressional budget office says it will cost 1.4 million jobs we would lose. Second, $350 billion for bailouts to poorly run states is clearly not necessary. With regard to… Continue Reading


02.16.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: “Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) penned the following Op-Ed in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal: Jan. 6 was a shameful day. A mob bloodied law enforcement and besieged the first branch of government. American citizens tried to use terrorism to stop a democratic proceeding they disliked. There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the w… Continue Reading


02.09.21

McConnell Statement on Senator Shelby’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY issued the following statement today regarding Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-AL) announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2022: "For the three and a half decades that my friend Richard Shelby has served in the Senate, the people of Alabama have had a true heavyweight champion in their corner. "Chairman Shelby's tireless work at the reins of the Appropriations, Rules, Banking, and Intelligence Committees has made our … Continue Reading


02.07.21

McConnell Statement on Secretary George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the passing of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz: "George Shultz was one of the great statesmen of the 20th century and one of the greatest Americans of our time. Secretary Shultz gave all eight decades of his adult life to his country - from his World War II service to all his years in government to the impactful writing and scholarship that he continued prodigiously churni… Continue Reading


02.01.21

McConnell Calls for Immediate Release of Burma’s Leaders and Restoration of Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Burma and Suu Kyi's detainment: "Reports that Burma's military has rounded up civilian leaders including Aung San Suu-Kyi and key civil society figures are horrifying, completely unacceptable, and obviously a saddening step backwards for Burma's slow and unsteady democratic transition. "In 2015, Burma's democratic elections brought Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to off… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Commitments to Protect Senate Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding power-sharing: "Today two Democratic Senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden's and my view that no Senate majority should destroy the right of future minorities of both parties to help shape legislation. "The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate's last 50-50 power-sharing… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Sen. Rob Portman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "My friend Sen. Portman's announced retirement in two years will be a big loss for the entire Senate. For a decade, our colleague from Ohio has been one of the most expert, most effective Senators on either side of the aisle. His mastery of policy, experience across branches of government, friendly disposition, and relentless … Continue Reading


01.21.21

McConnell Statement on Proposed Trial Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding his proposed timeline for the first phases of an impeachment trial: "I have sent a proposed timeline for the first phases of the upcoming impeachment trial to Leader Schumer and look forward to continuing to discuss it with him. "Senate Republicans are strongly united behind the principle that the institution of the Senate, the office of the presidency, and former President Tr… Continue Reading


01.13.21

McConnell Statement on Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate schedule: "The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House. "Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before Preside… Continue Reading


01.12.21

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Sheldon Adelson: "Our nation lost a remarkable American with the passing of my friend Sheldon Adelson. "Sheldon built an incredible life and career. He climbed from sleeping on tenement floors during the Great Depression as a young boy to literally towering over Las Vegas and beyond. He created countless jobs in the process. And he poured his success into philant… Continue Reading


01.08.21

McConnell Mourns Death of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the death of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick: "I was saddened and sickened to learn that Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a 12-year veteran of the United States Capitol Police, died following Wednesday's violent attack on Congress. "It appears the criminals who masqueraded as patriots have the blood of law enforcement on their hands. I hope the homicide investigation that is already unde… Continue Reading


01.07.21

McConnell Statement on United States Capitol Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding yesterday's events at the United States Capitol: "I salute and applaud those front-line U.S. Capitol Police officers who stood bravely in harm's way during yesterday's failed insurrection. We are praying today for those who sustained injuries, some serious, in the line of duty. Congress is also deeply grateful to the local officers from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, the federal l… Continue Reading


12.27.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump for Signing Crucial Relief Legislation into Law

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation being signed into law this evening: "I applaud President Trump's decision to get hundreds of billions of dollars of crucial COVID-19 relief out the door and into the hands of American families as quickly as possible. "The bipartisan rescue package that Republicans in Congress and the Trump Administration negotiated with the Democra… Continue Reading


12.21.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

On the Targeted COVID-19 Relief Agreement: "I said back in July, what the country needed was a package roughly of a trillion dollars focused on kids in school, small businesses, health care providers, and direct cash payments. We tried to pass -- we started advocating that in July and August and the talks were unproductive. So I essentially put that bill on the floor of the Senate in both September and October. Not a single Democrat supported it. Their view was give us everything we want or we … Continue Reading


12.17.20

McConnell: Kentuckians and All Americans Should Accept the COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: "Since last spring, following health guidelines, I have advocated mask wearing, social distancing and other best practices. "Because of the health professionals at the FDA, Operation Warp Speed, and provisions of the CARES Act that I was proud to get signed into law, we now have a vaccine that is ready for use. But I am disappointed to see early public senti… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds Attorney General Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Bill Barr: "Attorney General Barr is one of the most dedicated and capable public servants I have ever seen in action. For nearly two years, he's provided wise counsel to President Trump and rendered outstanding service to our country. He has helped keep America safe from criminals and terrorists and advanced the bedrock American value of equal justice under law.… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy on Urgent Need for COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued the following statement regarding COVID relief legislation: "Congress has two critical items to tackle this week: funding the government and delivering crucial COVID relief to families, workers, and businesses across the country. It is time for Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House to find consensus on COVID relief before the holidays. We hope our Demo… Continue Reading

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