Press Releases

03.24.19

Special Counsel Confirms No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I thank the Attorney General for promptly advising the Congress of the Special Counsel's principal conclusions in this matter, consistent with his Friday letter to the Congress. "The Special Counsel's conclusions confirm the President's account that there was no effort by his campaign to conspire or… Continue Reading


03.22.19

McConnell Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Announcement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's announcement from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Many Republicans have long believed that Russia poses a significant threat to American interests. I hope the Special Counsel's report will help inform and … Continue Reading


03.15.19

McConnell Statement on New Zealand Terrorist Attacks

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand "I join all Americans in sending our deepest sympathies to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, as they mourn the victims of yesterday's horrific acts of terror. "There is no room for hate and violence in our society, least of all in the places we turn for mercy and compassion. "So today, we stand with the New Zealand Muslim communi… Continue Reading


03.14.19

McConnell Names Scott Raab, Stef Muchow to be Deputy Chiefs of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced senior staff changes in the Majority Leader office. Longtime McConnell advisor and current Policy Director Scott Raab will now serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. Stefanie Muchow, a senior member of the leadership staff team will be the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. Raab joined McConnell's staff in 1999, and has been instrumental in advancing numerous Kentucky priorities as personal office Legislat… Continue Reading


02.22.19

McConnell Statement on President’s Decision to Name Kelly Knight Craft as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following President Trump's announcement that he will nominate Kentuckian Kelly Knight Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: "The President made an exceptional choice for this critical post. Kelly Craft is a strong advocate for American interests and will be a powerful representative of our great nation at the U.N. She has a long record of service to her state and the nation an… Continue Reading


02.15.19

McConnell Statement on President’s National Emergency Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following President Trump's announcement: "President Trump's decision to announce emergency action is the predictable and understandable consequence of Democrats' decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. I urge my Democratic colleagues to quickly get serious, put partisanship aside, and work with the president and our homeland security experts to provide the funding… Continue Reading


01.24.19

Leader McConnell Meets with EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Andrew Wheeler for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. Having served as both Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator at the EPA, Mr. Wheeler is eminently qualified to take over as the agency's Administr… Continue Reading


01.19.19

McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the President's plan to re-open the closed portions of the federal government, fund border security and address additional immigration measures: "I commend the President for his leadership in proposing this bold solution to reopen the government, secure the border, and take bipartisan steps toward addressing current immigration issues. "Compromise in divided government means that ev… Continue Reading


01.18.19

Behold the Democrat Politician Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appears in today's Washington Post on A17: "For the past two years, our united Republican government drained money and power from Washington and returned it to states, communities and families. From middle-class tax cuts to regulatory reform, we took this approach and watched the nation thrive more as a result. "Democrats have a different philosophy. After November's elections, everyone knew Speaker Na… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Bill Barr to be the Attorney General of the United States. Three times, the Senate unanimously confirmed him to important positions in the Justice Department, including the position of Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush. … Continue Reading


01.08.19

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It's what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legis… Continue Reading


01.04.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Pat Roberts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Pat Roberts' announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020: "For the better part of four decades, Congress, the people of Kansas, and farming communities across America have all benefited from the selfless service and distinguished leadership of Senator Pat Roberts. I am sorry to learn today that he will be leaving the Senate at the end of next year. "When Pat join… Continue Reading


01.03.19

Senate Republican Committee Assignments for the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the 116th Congress. The assignments are subject to ratification by the Republican Conference as well as the full Senate, which is expected next week. Committee chairs will be selected by a vote of the members of each committee and then ratified by the Republican Conference after the new Congress convenes. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts, Kansas Mitch McConnell, Kentucky John Boozman, Arkansas J… Continue Reading


12.20.18

McConnell Statement on Secretary Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Secretary of Defense James Mattis: "I believe it's essential that the United States maintain and strengthen the post-World War II alliances that have been carefully built by leaders in both parties. We must also maintain a clear-eyed understanding of our friends and foes, and recognize that nations like Russia are among the latter. "So I was sorry to learn that Secretary Mattis, who … Continue Reading


12.20.18

Leader McConnell Meets with Senator-Designate Martha McSally

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with Senator-designate Martha McSally (R-AZ): "Governor Ducey made a terrific choice to appoint Martha McSally to the United States Senate. Her career of patriotic service to her state and nation make her uniquely qualified to serve the people of Arizona in the Senate. "I look forward to working closely with Senator-designate McSally as she continues her service and fig… Continue Reading


12.01.18

President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush: "Elaine and I join the Senate and the nation in grieving the loss of President George H. W. Bush. "This devoted father and decorated patriot spent decades serving his country, from the skies above the South Pacific to our nation's highest office. "He kept America safe as CIA Director. He represented us with sk… Continue Reading


11.29.18

McConnell Statement on Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "I want to thank Senators Blunt, Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue for their work and everyone's contributions to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. "It is my hope that members from both chambers and parties can build on the foundation this important select committee laid and we c… Continue Reading


11.28.18

McConnell Again Selects Crapo to Lead Committee on Committees

WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has once again selected Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for committee assignments for the 116th Congress. This is the eighth consecutive congressional two-year term that Senate leadership has asked Crapo to chair negotiations among his Republican peers in the Senate. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will be assisting in the committee selection process in the 116th Congress as he… Continue Reading


11.26.18

McConnell Op-Ed: A Long, Proud List of Accomplishments in this Congress

"Over the last two years, a Republican Congress, working with the Trump Administration, has delivered a long series of policy accomplishments that have created real, tangible change for the American middle class. Along the way, this Senate has proven to be fertile ground for productive bipartisan work. "What remains to be seen, and what the country will soon learn, is whether or not a Democrat-led House of Representatives will follow suit. "Here's where we are after the first two years of the … Continue Reading


11.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Will Democrats Choose to Continue Bipartisan Achievements in New Congress, or Put Politics First?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on FoxNews.com: "Last Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned that, come January, the Republican Senate majority will be dealing with a House of Representatives under Democratic control. "Needless to say, the past two years of unified Republican government will be remembered as a period of historic produ… Continue Reading

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