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12.11.19

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In Less Than Three Years, President Trump Has Appointed And The Republican Senate Has Confirmed 50 Circuit Judges, More Than Any President's First Full Term Since 1980 In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges. That is already the most in any president's whole first term since 1980. https://t.co/3Ns65gvCje pic.twitter.com/r0mZgunu7f - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 11, 2019 More Than One Out Of Eve… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Leader McConnell Meets With Senator-Designate Kelly Loeffler

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting today with Senator-Designate for Georgia, Kelly Loeffler: 'It was a pleasure to meet with Senator-designate Kelly Loeffler this morning. It is already clear that Governor Kemp has made a terrific choice. Senator-designate Loeffler is an impressive and thoughtful leader who is eager to continue Sen. Isakson's record of outstanding service for the people of Georgia. 'We discussed ou… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Energy Nominee Dan Brouillette

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette: "I was glad to meet today with Deputy Secretary Brouillette to discuss his nomination to lead the Department of Energy, the administration's ongoing efforts to sec… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Discusses Tobacco 21 Legislation, Hemp and CBD with FDA Commissioner Nominee

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for FDA Commissioner. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, Dr. Stephen Hahn, today in his office in the U.S. Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to raise the nationwide tobacco purchasing age to 21 as well as the significance of hemp produc… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Senators McConnell, Lee, Sinema, Paul Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Accountability at Federal Prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as well as Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today the introduction of the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019, which would bring further accountability to our nation's federal prisons by requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Currently, the BOP Director has significant budget authority over taxpayer dollars without their a… Continue Reading


10.27.19

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Announcement on the Death of al-Baghdadi

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death: "I applaud President Trump's announcement that U.S. special forces have eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world's most wanted man has been brought to justice. The world is a safer place today. "This victory for the U.S. and our many counterterrorism partners is a significant step for the campaign against ISIS, for the fut… Continue Reading


10.24.19

McConnell Sponsors Resolution Urging the House to Respect Due Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), introduced today their Senate Resolution urging the House of Representatives to begin respecting the precedents and due process safeguards that have been abandoned thus far in impeachment inquiry proceedings. Leader McConnell released the following statement regarding his Senate Resolution: "I am joining the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Com… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Senate Confirms Justin Walker of Kentucky to be U.S. District Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate confirmation of Justin Walker of Louisville, Kentucky to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky: "The Senate will have the opportunity to confirm another brilliant nominee to the federal judiciary. In this case, I'm proud to say the new lifetime judge will be another fine Kentuckian. "For those of us who … Continue Reading


10.18.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry: "I'm grateful to Rick Perry for his long and distinguished career in public service. "His remarkable tenure as the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw the state take tremendous strides forward and rightly earned him a reputation as one of the most effective leaders in the nation. As Secretary of Energy, he has crafted and implemen… Continue Reading


10.14.19

McConnell: We Must Avoid Strategic Calamity in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Syria: "I am gravely concerned by recent events in Syria and by our nation's apparent response thus far. "Turkey is our NATO ally and has legitimate security concerns stemming from the conflict in Syria. But Turkey's offensive against our Syrian Kurdish partners is jeopardizing years of hard-won progress in the fight against ISIS. "For years, the United States and ou… Continue Reading


10.07.19

McConnell Statement on Turkey and U.S. Partners in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Turkey and U.S. partners in Syria: "In January, a supermajority of the U.S. Senate voted for an amendment that expressed bipartisan concern about the continuing threat posed by ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria, appreciation of the long-term American security interests in Syria and the region, and support for a continued military presence in northeastern Syria. "The conditions that … Continue Reading


10.01.19

McConnell Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China: "On the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, we should pause to recognize the many millions of lives lost under Chinese communist rule. "From the modern gulags used to incarcerate Xinjiang's Uighurs, to the high-tech firewalls and censorship that control the flow of information, to the state's extensive t… Continue Reading


09.30.19

McConnell Discusses USMCA on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk Alley" to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and House Democrats: On USMCA: "The argument for USMCA is very, very compelling, you know: 176,000 new jobs, $68 billion increase in gross domestic product, we have 12 million jobs already related to our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico. So I think it is going to be pretty hard for … Continue Reading


09.30.19

McConnell, McCarthy Op-Ed: House Democrats Resist a Win for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be found on WSJ.com and in today's print edition of The Wall Street Journal: "President Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico announced the most significant trade deal in a generation a year ago this week. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is unambiguously a win for America. It would create new jobs, expand export markets, strengthen protections… Continue Reading


09.26.19

McConnell Provisions on Russia and Hong Kong Included in Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee passed legislation including his amendments to counter malign Russian influence and to promote democracy in Hong Kong: "I'm proud that my amendments to increase funding for the Countering Russian Influence Fund and to defend autonomy and expand democracy promotion in Hong Kong were included in legislation the Appropriations Committee advanced today. O… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Speaker Pelosi's impeachment inquiry announcement: "Washington Democrats have been searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat since before President Trump was even inaugurated. "The result has been a two-and-a-half-year impeachment parade in search of a rationale. When investigations by Special Counsel Mueller and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence defl… Continue Reading


09.12.19

McConnell Welcomes More U.S. Assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to provide U.S. assistance to Ukraine: "I welcome the administration's decision to release funds appropriated by Congress to help Ukraine reform and strengthen its defense capabilities, defend its sovereignty, counter Russian aggression, and advance the cause of political and economic reforms to cement that country's positive democratic trajectory. "I cri… Continue Reading


09.03.19

McConnell on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Hugh Hewitt Show' with Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, potential gun legislation, reshaping the federal judiciary, and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong: On stopping the Democrats' socialist agenda: "That's what the election [is] about next year, and the American people somehow are going to have to sort out all of this. And what I hope they'll do is tune a good bit of this [rhet… Continue Reading


08.29.19

Senate Republicans Send Unified Message Against Democrats’ Court-Packing Threat

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, all 53 Senate Republicans, led by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), sent a letter to the Supreme Court of the United States condemning Democrats' recent threats to pack the Supreme Court. Full text of the letter can be found below and here. "The Democrats' threat to pack the Court if it doesn't rule the way they want is synonymous in American history with the idea of an unprincipled powe… Continue Reading


08.28.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Johnny Isakson

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) that he will be retiring at the end of this year: "Today, the Senate learned with regret that one of our hardest-working friends and colleagues, Senator Johnny Isakson, has chosen to retire at the end of this year. It's been an honor to serve alongside Johnny. I could not be more grateful for his principled leadership and wise co… Continue Reading

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