Press Releases

12.06.21

McConnell Denounces Sham Trial and Sham Sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi: "I strongly condemn the sham trial and the sham sentence that Burma's illegitimate, unelected military junta has imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. "Daw Suu Kyi's so-called 'trial' was a farce. The proceedings had zero transparency. Her lawyers were silenced. This is not about COVID regulations, walkie talkies, or any of the other absur… Continue Reading


12.05.21

Senator Bob Dole

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today on the passing of former Senator Bob Dole: "Elaine and I join the nation in mourning Bob Dole, our good friend and a bona fide American hero. "Bob's lifetime of service was rooted in a simple mission: looking out for his neighbors. At first that meant serving his customers at a soda fountain in Russell, Kansas. Then it meant heroic, decorated service with the Army's 10th Mountain Divisi… Continue Reading


12.02.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' America's Newsroom. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Federal Vaccine Mandates: "Well, I think there is good news. Multiple courts have pushed the pause button on these government vaccine mandates. There is a decent chance the courts will strike them down. Secondly, next week we are going to have a vote on the vaccine mandate … Continue Reading


11.25.21

McConnell: Never Let Challenging Times Keep Us From Counting Our Blessings

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following Thanksgiving message: "Happy Thanksgiving. "Americans across the political spectrum can agree that 2021 has kept our nation busy with real challenges. But it's worth remembering that Abraham Lincoln's proclamation that officially set aside a recurring Thanksgiving Day came in 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War. And eight decades later, when the Senate passed the bill that officially fixed Thanksg… Continue Reading


11.19.21

House Democrats Walk the Plank for Reckless Taxing & Spending Spree that Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Ninety percent of Americans are worried about inflation, but House Democrats just voted to let Washington D.C. print, borrow, and spend trillions more. "Our economy is shaky, but House Democrats just voted for historic tax hikes that would drain hundreds of billions of dollars out of U.S. industries and kill American jobs. "House Democra… Continue Reading


11.18.21

ICYMI: McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon on Fox News Radio's 'The Guy Benson Show'. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview: On the Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "What's happening here, Guy, is the Speaker is marching the House Democratic conference, or at least those that put them in the majority in swing states, right off the cliff. Marching them right off the cliff. Pursuing this ide… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Leader McConnell in The Washington Post: Democrats, leave the Supreme Court alone

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote the following op-ed regarding Democrats' efforts to pack the Supreme Court. It will run in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post. Click here to read online or see below: "We find ourselves in a moment of democratic reckoning." That's what Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a Latin American audience in October. His remarks specifically named "undermining the independence of the courts" and "packing courts… Continue Reading


11.06.21

McConnell: Washington Democrats Ignoring Backlash to their Multi-Trillion-Dollar Nightmare

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after House Democrats voted to advance Washington Democrats' reckless taxing and spending spree: "It says everything about today's Democratic Party that House Democrats held our country's basic infrastructure hostage for months over a reckless taxing and spending spree that would hurt families and help China. "The radical left refused to fund America's roads and bridges unless they got to ad… Continue Reading


11.05.21

McConnell, Grassley Call Out AG on Plan to Send Taxpayer-Funded Settlements to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) yesterday pressed Attorney General Garland on reported the multi-million-dollar taxpayer give-away to illegal immigrants in the form of settlement agreements. The Senators' letter follows conflicting statements from President Biden, who said such payments are "not gonna happen," and the ACLU, which later said, "President Biden may not have been fully briefed about t… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Leader McConnell Meets with General Joseph Aoun

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with General Joseph Aoun, Chief of Defense of the Lebanese Armed Forces: "I was glad to welcome General Aoun to the Capitol yesterday to discuss ongoing security cooperation efforts. "Since the end of the Syrian occupation in 2005, the Lebanese Armed Forces have steadily worked to become a professional and reliable partner in counterterrorism. Today, as Lebanon faces growing… Continue Reading


11.03.21

ICYMI: 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 Yesterday's Elections and the Biden Agenda: "Well, even more significant than Virginia is New Jersey. We were not competitive in the governor's race up there and yet the Republican candidate, who no one knew, almost won. I think what we can safely say about N… Continue Reading


11.02.21

McConnell Statement on Jean Rounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Jean Rounds: "Elaine and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Jean Rounds. "As long as I've known Mike, anyone who spent even a few minutes with him would quickly realize that Jean was the center of his world. Jean was an impressive and active public servant, a cherished First Lady of South Dakota, and a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother at the cente… Continue Reading


10.28.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "Take a quick look back to the 2017 tax bill. As we all predicted, lowering corporate rates, for example, creates a gusher of corporate tax revenue. We cut rates, revenue went up. In February of 2020, right before the pandemic hit, we had the best e… Continue Reading


10.21.21

McConnell Honors Justice Thomas’s 30th Anniversary with Speech on the Senate and the Judiciary

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered the featured keynote address Thursday evening at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the C. Boyden Gray Center at the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of Justice Clarence Thomas's 30 years and counting on the Supreme Court. Excerpts from Leader McConnell's remarks on the Senate, the judiciary, and Justice Thomas follow below. On the confirmation process: "The linkage between the Senate and the Supre… Continue Reading


10.21.21

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview: On Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "The Wall Street Journal [Editorial Board] figured out what the game is. The game is to shrink the cost, start a whole lot of programs, and claim that it doesn't really cost that much because they expire in a year or two. The goal, … Continue Reading


10.18.21

McConnell Statement on Colin Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement this morning regarding the passing of Colin Powell: "America has lost a trailblazing leader with the passing of Colin Powell. It is hard to imagine a more quintessentially American story: A son of Jamaican immigrants who learned Yiddish from his boyhood neighbors in the Bronx becomes a four-star General in the United States Army and serves four presidential administrations, including as Nati… Continue Reading


10.14.21

“Umpteenth Iteration of the Same Partisan Power Grab” Will Fail in Senate, As It Should

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Democrats' latest effort to federalize all 50 states' elections: "Another week, another effort by Washington Democrats to create fake drama over a proposed election takeover that will go nowhere. "Senator Schumer wants to stage another political stunt around the umpteenth iteration of the same partisan power grab that the Senate has already considered and rejected repeatedly. It is the s… Continue Reading


10.09.21

McConnell Letter to AG Garland on DOJ Targeting Concerned Parents

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland concerning his announcement that the Department of Justice will scrutinize and target parents who express concern about their children's public educations. The full letter is available here. Excerpts from the letter are below: "Parents absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach. This is the very basis of representative government. They do this b… Continue Reading


10.08.21

McConnell Letter to President Biden on Debt Limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent the following letter to President Biden today regarding congressional Democrats' duty to raise the debt limit: "Dear President Biden: "Last night, Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that has troubled the Senate since January. I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-Democrat government drifts into another avoidable crisis. "The Senate Democratic Leader had three months' no… Continue Reading


10.06.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Limit Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today on the debt limit: "The unified Democratic government had two and a half months to address the debt limit through reconciliation. Instead, they drifted to the doorstep of yet another self-created Democrat crisis. Whether through miscalculation or a deliberate effort to bully their own members into wrecking the Senate, top Democrats have risked adding a default crisis to the inflation cri… Continue Reading

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