Press Releases

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


06.05.20

McConnell: “Our Economic Comeback is Just Beginning”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the economy: "Our economic comeback is just beginning. But even in these early days of our careful reopening, the American people are already trouncing expert predictions and starting to come back strong. "The CARES Act, which Senate Republicans wrote in March and which passed both houses of Congress unanimously, has been essential. With the country on the line, the Senate built… Continue Reading


05.29.20

McConnell Statement on Protests and Riots: “Our City, Our State, and Our Country Have to Pull Together”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the protests in Louisville, Kentucky and around the country: "The killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky have shaken our nation. For millions and millions of outraged Americans, these tragedies do not appear as isolated incidents, but as the latest disturbing chapters in our long, unfinished Ameri… Continue Reading


05.22.20

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Senate Work Period: "Well, the House has been here two days in the last three months. We've been here throughout the month of May, three straight weeks with hearings on the COVID-19 crisis. Confirmations that are important, peop… Continue Reading


05.20.20

McConnell Pays Tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress: "Throughout this health crisis, the Senate, its members and our staffs have been lucky to have the steady leadership of Dr. Brian Monahan in our corner. "Our Attending Physician has responded with the same ability and professionalism that have benefited Congress and the Supreme Co… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell Selects Senator Marco Rubio as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman: "I am glad to announce that Senator Marco Rubio has accepted my invitation to serve as Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. "The senior senator for Florida is a talented and experienced Senate leader with expertise in foreign affairs and national security matters. … Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on ‘Special Report’ with Bret Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'Special Report' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On House Democrats' Liberal Wish List: "It's an 1,800 page liberal wish list. It strikes me as hardly salvageable. Just to give you an example of some of the absurdity, there is money in there for illegal immigrants. It mentions the word cannabis of all thin… Continue Reading


05.07.20

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 ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Senate's Return This Week: "Well, the Senate got back to work this week. The Democrats didn't want to come back to work, and we have a lot of different things to do - nominations that have been stalled for at least six weeks, if not longer. So… Continue Reading


05.01.20

McConnell Statement on New Guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP): "I am grateful to Dr. Monahan, the entire Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Rules Committee, and the offices of the Sergeant at Arms, the Architect of the Capitol, and the Secretary of the Senate. All of these dedicated professionals have worked hard to develop solutions so the United States Senate can s… Continue Reading


04.30.20

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'America's Newsroom' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Ensuring State and Local Funding Remains Focused on COVID-19: "The point is we are not interested in borrowing money from future generations to send down to states to help them with bad decisions they've made in the past unrelated to the coron… Continue Reading

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