Press Releases

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


08.05.19

McConnell: Senate Republicans Ready to Answer President’s Call to Action

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's call for bipartisan, bicameral cooperation following the mass murders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "Today, the president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicameral way to address the recent mass murders which have shaken our nation. "Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part. Today, I spoke with Chairman Graham of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairm… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Labor Nominee Gene Scalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Gene Scalia: "I enjoyed meeting today with Gene Scalia, nominated to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. "In Mr. Scalia, President Trump has chosen a veteran public servant, a sharp lawyer, and a consummate professional. His strong legal credentials, considerable expertise on labor and regulatory issues, and prior experienc… Continue Reading


07.28.19

McConnell Statement on Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

LOUSVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: "I was very sorry to learn today that Director Coats will depart his position as Director of National Intelligence later this month. My friend and former colleague has devoted decades of his life in service to our country. I was reassured knowing that a man who took such a deliberate, thoughtful, and unbiased approach was at the helm of our in… Continue Reading


07.24.19

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night’ with Shannon Bream

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox News at Night" with Shannon Bream to discuss the budget deal reached between the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi, former Special Counsel Mueller's testimony today, the Democrats' socialist agenda, and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Trump Administration-Pelosi budget deal: "We got the number we wanted on defense. There will be no … Continue Reading


07.22.19

McConnell on Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal: ‘The Resources We Need to Keep Rebuilding our Armed Forces’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's announcement today that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reached a budget deal: "I am very encouraged that the administration and Speaker Pelosi have reached a two-year funding agreement that secures the resources we need to keep rebuilding our armed forces. This was our top objective: Continuing to restore the readiness of our armed for… Continue Reading


07.18.19

McConnell on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ with Maria Bartiromo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox Business Channel's "Mornings with Maria" with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, ongoing budget negotiations, the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the minimum wage debate. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Democrats' socialist agenda: "Well, look [the president] is right about the 'The Squad' wanting to go turn us into a socialist country. What… Continue Reading


07.12.19

McConnell Statement on House Passage of 9/11 Victims Compensation Bill

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund bill: "The first responders who rushed into danger on September 11th, 2001 are the very definition of American heroes and patriots. The Senate has never forgotten the Victim Compensation Fund and we aren't about to start now. Nothing about our shared goal to provide for these heroes is remotely partisan. We will consider thi… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, DC - 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 Defense, Mark Esper: "Today I met with Acting Secretary Esper to discuss the critical challenges facing America's armed forces, Kentucky's contributions to our national defense, and his nomination to become the next Senate-confirmed Secretary of Defense. "Acting Secretary Esper is an impressive leader with a distinguished reco… Continue Reading


06.25.19

McConnell Announces Andrew Ferguson to Serve as Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Andrew Ferguson, currently the Chief Counsel for Nominations and the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee, will join his leadership office as Chief Counsel. "I am thrilled that someone as talented and well-respected as Andrew will be joining our team in this critical capacity," McConnell said. "Andrew has clerked at the highest levels of the federal judiciary, thrived in private practice, and h… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Mark Esper

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Mark Esper for Secretary of the Department of Defense: "I am pleased that President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense. Mr. Esper's distinguished military service and record of leadership at the Pentagon make him an outstanding choice. "From managing competition with great-powe… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Leader McConnell Speaks With Prime Minister Trudeau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after a phone call this evening with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "I was glad to speak with Prime Minister Trudeau today. We discussed several important matters that the United States and Canada are tackling together as neighbors and friends. In particular, the Prime Minister and I discussed our strong support for the USMCA, a landmark trade agreement that stands to greatly benefit… Continue Reading


06.17.19

McConnell on Fox & Friends

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" to discuss the crisis at the border, stopping socialism, and Iran. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview. On addressing the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "It's a real problem. We [recently] passed a supplemental for the floods, storm, damages we had in Puerto Rico, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska. In the Senate, we wanted t… Continue Reading


06.14.19

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Ingraham Angle’ with Laura Ingraham

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel's 'The Ingraham Angle' to discuss stopping socialism and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview. On stopping the Democrats' socialist agenda: "For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi. I am indeed the Grim Reaper when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over in the House wit… Continue Reading


06.11.19

McConnell on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Hugh Hewitt Show' with Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss judicial appointments, President Trump's deal with Mexico to secure our southern border, and the Democrats' socialist agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Senate's continued work to confirm the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "My motto for the lifetime appointment to the courts is to leave no… Continue Reading


06.05.19

McConnell on Fox News Radio’s ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sat down with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson during the inaugural week of "The Guy Benson Show" to discuss reshaping the federal judiciary, fighting socialism on the left, and other upcoming items on the Senate agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy: "They're [Democrats] conveniently cherry picking what I said in 2016. What I pointed out was t… Continue Reading


05.30.19

Senator Thad Cochran

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of friend and colleague, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "I am sorry to learn that our friend and former colleague Sen. Thad Cochran passed away early this morning. "Thad served with many Senate colleagues during his historic career. All of us benefited from the leadership and example of this schoolteachers' son from Pontotoc, Mississippi who rendered 45 years of distinguis… Continue Reading

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