Press Releases

09.18.20

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. Justice Ginsburg overcame one personal challenge and professional barrier after another. She climbed from a modest Brooklyn upbringing to a seat on our nation's highest court and into the pages of Americ… Continue Reading


09.17.20

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi Holding Up Relief for Americans: "It's not difficult to figure out who's responsible for it. The Speaker has said 'give me $2.2 trillion dollars and then we'll talk.' Every single thing in the package that we voted for on this side of the Capitol, in the Senate last week, … Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino' today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Continued Blocking COVID Relief Efforts: "That's a good question to ask the Democrats. What part of this bill are they opposed to? What we tried to do, Dana, was to craft a package that underscored the things that we supposedly agree on. Kids in school. Replenishing … Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell Announces Senate Will Vote on Targeted COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Tuesday morning regarding a Senate vote on further coronavirus relief: "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more bipartisan relief to the American people. "In July, we proposed another sweeping package totaling more than $1 trillion. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer said no. In August, we proposed narrowing discussions to the most urgent and bipartisan subjects. They blocke… Continue Reading


08.22.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ Piecemeal Postal Bill Completely Ignores Struggling Families

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding House Democrats' decision to continue ignoring the coronavirus pandemic and indulge overblown fears about the Postal Service: "Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have spent weeks ignoring the urgent needs of American workers and families, but they rushed back to Washington the instant that overblown conspiracy theories about the United States Postal Service convinced them their own… Continue Reading


08.19.20

McConnell on the Passing of Sen. Slade Gorton

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA): "Today, Elaine and I are grieving the loss of my good friend and former colleague Senator Slade Gorton. "Slade dedicated his entire adult life to public service. At every stage of his career, from the Washington State Capitol to his years in the Senate to endeavors including the 9/11 Commission, he marshaled his trademark smarts, … Continue Reading


08.18.20

McConnell on Intelligence Committee’s Investigation: Our Adversaries Want to Undermine Our System of Government

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election: "Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fifth and final chapter of its major investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. "For three years, our colleagues on the Committee have conducted this crucial work in the serious, thorough, a… Continue Reading


08.13.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Historic Announcement on Israel-UAE Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump's announcement on Israel-UAE Relations: "President Trump and his Administration deserve great credit for bringing about this historic step forward for the Middle East. The commitment to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates represents tremendous progress toward greater peace and prosperity across the region. I commend Prime Minister Netan… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell on “Bill Hemmer Reports”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Refusal to Negotiate on COVID-19 Relief: "I think it's a bit of a stalemate, but look, the American people are sick of the stalemate. They want to get a result, and the result ought to be directly related to the COVID-19 crisis. Kids back in school, jobs, healthcare, direct… Continue Reading


08.08.20

McConnell on President Trump’s Announcement: “Struggling Americans Need Help Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today: "Struggling Americans need action now. Since Democrats have sabotaged backroom talks with absurd demands that would not help working people, I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them the most. "Before the jobless benefits expired, Senate Republicans tried several times to extend them while talks continued. Bu… Continue Reading


08.07.20

McConnell Welcomes Evanina’s Efforts to Combat Foreign Interference in U.S. Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the statement from William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center: "I appreciate Director Evanina informing Americans about foreign powers' efforts to divide us and interfere in our politics. "This Administration's efforts to combat foreign influence and political interference represent a vast improvement over 2016. The Intelligence Community … Continue Reading


08.06.20

McConnell on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk On The Street" this morning to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "The talks continue. I think the one thing we agree on, most of us at least, is the economy needs a boost. The Chairman of the Fed thinks so, the Secretary of the Treasury thinks so, the President thinks so, and I think so. "What we are arguing abo… Continue Reading


08.05.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'Special Report' this evening to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "I think both sides want to get to an outcome, that's the good news. The bad news is we are a long way apart and we'll see. I think the American people need an outcome; it can only be done on a bipartisan basis. "We need to work our way through our differences … Continue Reading


08.02.20

McConnell on ‘Full Court Press’ with Greta Van Susteren

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'Full Court Press' today to discuss the HEALS Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Unemployment Insurance: "Yeah, what this is about, the extra $600 put in the CARES Act ended up providing the opportunity for some people to make more by not going back to work than their neighbor did by going back to work. So unemployment insurance is important, but what we're trying to do is cure… Continue Reading


07.29.20

McConnell on PBS and Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined PBS NewsHour and Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum" this evening to discuss the HEALS Act. See below for excerpts. PBS NewsHour: Link to video here. On Unemployment Insurance "So unemployment insurance is extremely important. Particularly at a time of high unemployment like we have now. It ought to be operating like it has traditionally. But to pay people more to stay home than to go back to work, we think i… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss the HEALS Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the HEALS Act "What we laid out yesterday, we meaning the Senate Republican majority, is how we would deal with this phase of our overall rescue effort. Remember, we've already passed about $3 trillion of assistance that's added to the national debt. We now have a debt the size of our economy for the … Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing' today to discuss coronavirus relief and liability protections. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Importance of Masks: "We have all been told, the single easiest thing we can do as we reopen the economy with the Coronavirus still very much out there is to protect ourselves and others by wearing a mask. We have been doing that in the Senate here. We have been… Continue Reading


06.26.20

McConnell on ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Guy Benson Show' today to discuss police reform and judicial confirmations. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Democrats' Blocking Police Reform: "Tim Scott had led an effort on our part to come up with a responsible police reform bill that could actually become law. And as you reported on your show, they wouldn't let us vote on it. In the Senate, there's a procedural vote … Continue Reading


06.17.20

McConnell Announces John Chapuis to Serve as Policy Advisor for Tax, Trade, and Banking Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that John Chapuis will join his office as policy advisor for tax, trade, banking, and other economic policy issues. Chapuis currently serves as a senior advisor to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and previously served Sen. Cornyn as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Majority Whip. "John is known throughout the Senate as a sharp strategist with significant experience turning good ideas into laws," McConnell… Continue Reading


06.17.20

McConnell on the Great American Outdoors Act: “I Look Forward to Passing This Monumental Legislation Later Today”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "Every year in Kentucky, nearly 350,000 people take to the great outdoors to go hunting, more than a third of them on public lands. "Over half a million head to the Commonwealth's lakes and rivers to fish. 1.3 million enjoy the open space and the majesty of our wildlife, looking for a glimpse of the Bluegrass' native species.… Continue Reading

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