Press Releases

09.15.18

McConnell Statement on Hurricane Florence

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Florence: "Earlier today I spoke with U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Scott (R-SC) regarding Hurricane Florence and its impact on North Carolina and South Carolina. They briefed me on the devastating impact and loss of life during the early stages of this disaster and I assured them the U.S. Senate is ready to act when needed, a… Continue Reading


09.12.18

McConnell Applauds Trump Administration Action To Help Prevent Foreign Interference in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the President Trump's executive order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S. elections: "Russian malign behavior against the United States and other democracies will not cease until President Putin and his regime suffer unacceptable consequences for Russian aggression. Russian interference in our 2016 elections represented a failure of foreign policy. Following Russian cyber-att… Continue Reading


09.04.18

McConnell Applauds Ducey Appointment of Senator Jon Kyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's announcement that he will appoint former United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve the term of the late Senator John McCain. "As we continue to honor John's life of service and sacrifice for our nation, I hope all Senators will join me in welcoming our friend and former colleague Jon Kyl back to the Senate. Governor Ducey made an excellent choice to bring Jon back to serve the people of Ariz… Continue Reading


08.29.18

McConnell: Don McGahn is the Most Impressive White House Counsel During My Time in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding White House Counsel Don McGahn: "If the reporting is true about Don McGahn's time at the White House coming to an end later this year, it will be sad news for our country. "Don is the most impressive White House Counsel during my time in Washington, and I've known them all. His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump Administration an… Continue Reading


08.26.18

U.S. Sen. John McCain Will Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, today announced the late Senator John S. McCain will Lie in State at the United States Capitol Rotunda. "Additional information on the ceremony will be provided soon. The McCain Family will provide additional details regarding arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony. "The nation mourns the loss of a great … Continue Reading


08.25.18

‘Today is a Deeply Sad Day for the Senate and for Our Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): "Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example. He showed… Continue Reading


07.26.18

VIDEO: ‘Get A Grip!’

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Republican Communications Center released the following video, "Get A Grip," looking at Senate Democrats' overheated rhetoric on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. TRANSCRIPT: SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]o some of our friends across the aisle who are engaged in this kind of superheated rhetoric, my advice is: get a grip!" (Sen. Cornyn, Floor Remarks, 7/25/2018) SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "You are either complicit in the evil, you are either co… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting last night with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN): "The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at undermining public faith in our democratic process. As part of Congress' ongoing e… Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell In Louisville: Judge Kavanaugh is an Absolute All-Star

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference this morning to discuss the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The following are excerpts: On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Brett Kavanaugh, as all of you know, you've looked at his record for the last week or so, is an absolute All-Star: Yale undergraduate, Yale Law School, impeccable credentials. I have been trying to find anybody who has known him over … Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won't Stop Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate's turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. "Judge Kavanaugh po… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. He is widely admired for his intellec… Continue Reading


06.29.18

McConnell on Fox News: Senate Can Act on SCOTUS Nomination by Early Fall

On the confirmation process for the president's Supreme Court nominee: "We expect to get a nomination from the president rather soon. And we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall. Hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court… the first Monday in October." "We're hoping there will be some Democratic support. Remember that Justice Gorsuch got at least three Senate Democrats who supported his confirm… Continue Reading


06.28.18

McConnell Announces Jay Khosla to Serve as Chief Economic Policy Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Jay Khosla will join his office as Chief Economic Policy Counsel. Khosla currently serves as Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. Prior to serving as Staff Director, Khosla held multiple senior roles at the Finance Committee including Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel. "Jay is an all-star and I'm thrilled to have him join our team," McConnell said. "Jay was a driving force helping deliv… Continue Reading


06.21.18

McConnell Statement on the Passing of His Friend, Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about the passing of his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Charles Krauthammer this afternoon. "Just because this news didn't come as a surprise does not make it any easier to face. As a writer, speaker, and commentator, Charles served our society as a public intellectual in the truest sense. His pen functioned like a lighthouse, helping … Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Statement on the President’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the executive order signed today by President Trump: "The safety of Americans and the security of our nation require that people who illegally cross our border are not simply released into the United States. But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status. … Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Meets With Kathy Kraninger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Kathy Kraninger: "This afternoon, I met with Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to direct the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. "This institution can play an important role in helping consumer finance markets function well by enforcing the law and addressing unnecessary or o… Continue Reading


06.08.18

McConnell: Krauthammer’s Work ‘In A Class Of Its Own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Charles Krauthammer released a letter regarding his health condition. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "For the past forty years, my dear friend Charles Krauthammer has brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit, and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator, and bestselling author. In every case, on practically every major national issue,… Continue Reading


06.05.18

McConnell Statement on Cancelling the August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancellation of August recess: "Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on th… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Crapo Bill Heads to White House for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act which was passed by the Senate earlier this year: "Today's House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which the Senate passed earlier this year, represents a major victory for America's local lenders and the communities they support. "For nearly eight year… Continue Reading


05.18.18

McConnell Statement on Robert Wilkie

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Robert Wilkie for Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's record of public service and current role as acting Secretary make him an outstanding choice to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As Secretary, he will be tasked with fulfilling America's commitments to veterans and their families, expanding their access to care, and improving ac… Continue Reading

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