Press Releases

06.14.21

Senate Republicans to Biden DOJ: “Do Your Jobs” on IRS Leaks

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a prompt investigation and prosecution of the latest IRS leak of confidential taxpayer information. The following are excerpts from the letter: […] "Paying one's taxes is a civic duty, and that duty re… Continue Reading


06.14.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the Hugh Hewitt radio show this morning. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the entire interview. On Infrastructure Talks: "Look, both sides would like to get an infrastructure bill. Here are the red lines on our side. We're not going to reopen the 2017 tax bill. It was the major factor in bringing us the best economy in 50 years as of February, 2020, before the pandemic hit. And we want it to be paid… Continue Reading


06.10.21

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Designed to Fail Agenda: "You have to start with last year's election, Dana. It's a 50-50 Senate and the Democrats have a handful of seats as a majority in the House. The American people didn't vote for this radical left-wing agenda. So why would we … Continue Reading


05.28.21

McConnell: President Biden’s Budget “Would Drown American Families in Debt, Deficits, and Inflation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding President Biden's budget announcement: "Now we know why the Administration tried to bury their budget announcement on the Friday before a holiday weekend. "President Biden's proposal would drown American families in debt, deficits, and inflation. Even after the massive tax hikes Democrats want to force on the American people, they'd still have the government running trillion-p… Continue Reading


05.27.21

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. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Hard-Left Turn Hurting Our Economy: "Let me quote Larry Summers, who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury, and Barack Obama's head of the Council of Economic Advisers. He said at the beginning of the year that the previous package, the so-called rescue package, would create a wave o… Continue Reading


05.26.21

McConnell Opens Discussion On Outlook For Democracy In Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at a Heritage Foundation virtual discussion with leaders of Burma's democracy movement: "Hello, I'm Senator Mitch McConnell. "Historically, even among foreign policy experts, Burma has received very little attention in Washington. But its struggle for democracy and self-determination has been a personal focus of mine for multiple decades. I've known Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for many years… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business' 'Kudlow' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Economic Mismanagement: "Well, 22 states [have opted out] of the extra [unemployment insurance] bonus from the federal government. It is actually impeding our ability to get people back to work. I heard you talking about that. "A couple of weeks ago I spent the whole week at… Continue Reading


05.12.21

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Today's White House Meeting on Infrastructure: "No staff in there, just the six of us. The vice president was there. We had a very cordial meeting for about an hour and a half and discussed an issue upon which there is a great chance we could get a bipartisan outcome. A… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Senate Republicans to Biden Education Department: Withdraw Proposal to Skew U.S. History and Civics Toward “a Politicized and Divisive Agenda”

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and more than 30 members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting the withdrawal of the Department's "Proposed Priorities" on American history and civics education. The following are excerpts from the letter: […] "This is a time to strengthen the teaching of civics and American history in our schools. Instead, your Proposed Priorities double down on di… Continue Reading


04.29.21

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel's 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Far-Left Prescription for America: "First, the government is not the people. The President got it exactly wrong. This is a massive engagement or recommendation that we engage in higher taxes, more spending and dramatically more debt. Senator Ro… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Excerpts: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Tonight, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President's remarks to the joint session of Congress. Below are excerpts from the Address: […] Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future. Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries' did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe. But too often, powerful grown-ups set… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced today U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the Joint Session of Congress next Wednesday April 28: "Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother's Americ… Continue Reading


04.09.21

McConnell on Court-Packing Commission: Disdain for Judicial Independence

LOUISVILLE, KY - - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the White House's creation of a commission to study packing the Supreme Court: "Today's announcement is a direct assault on our nation's independent judiciary and yet another sign of the Far Left's influence over the Biden Administration. "Rational observers know well there is nothing about the structure or operation of the judicial branch that requires 'study.' Constitutional scholars and… Continue Reading


04.09.21

McConnell, Inhofe, Rubio, Graham, and Shelby Statement on Biden’s Disappointing Defense Budget

'Talk is cheap, but defending our country is not. We can't afford to fail in our constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) issue… Continue Reading


04.05.21

McConnell: Corporations Shouldn’t Fall for Absurd Disinformation on Voting Laws

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding disinformation campaigns surrounding debates over election laws: "We are witnessing a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people. "The President has claimed repeatedly that state-level debates over voting procedures are worse than Jim Crow or 'Jim Crow on steroids.' Nobody actually believes this. Nobody really thinks this current dispu… Continue Reading


04.02.21

McConnell Mourns Officer William F. Evans & Thanks USCP

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the incident at the United States Capitol this afternoon: "Once again, brave officers of the United States Capitol Police have been violently attacked while simply doing their job. "I am heartbroken that Officer William F. Evans was killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol. His name will go down in history for his selfless sacrifice. "The Senate is praying hard for the second… Continue Reading


04.01.21

McConnell Denounces Show Trial of Hong Kong Democracy Movement Leaders

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding China's latest move to stifle dissent in Hong Kong: "The latest news from Hong Kong only confirms Beijing's tightening totalitarian grip over the formerly autonomous region. "The conviction of my friends Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai, along with other long-time champions of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom, is a travesty of justice. It is essential the Biden Administration work with like-m… Continue Reading


03.31.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Non-Infrastructure “Infrastructure” Proposal a Missed Opportunity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Administration's so-called "infrastructure" proposal: "Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan. There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish-list the White House has decided to label "infrastructure" is a major missed opportunity by this Administration. "This plan is not about rebuilding America's backbone. Les… Continue Reading


03.25.21

McConnell Applauds Burma Sanctions, Calls for Continued Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Burma: The violence and repression that the Burmese military continues to inflict on the people of Burma is reprehensible. Hundreds of civilians are now dead and thousands more have been arrested. I applaud the Administration's decision to sanction two large holding companies controlled by Burma's military. This is one of several steps that I called for nearly a month ago. It's imp… Continue Reading


03.24.21

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On H.R. 1: "First of all, it's a federal takeover of the way we conduct elections - every election in America. The first outrage is it takes the Federal Election Commission, which has historically been 3-3 so neither party could take advantage of the other, and turn… Continue Reading

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