Press Releases

04.18.19

McConnell: I Look Forward to Reviewing the Special Counsel’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Barr's release of the Special Counsel's report: "I'm grateful for the Attorney General's diligent work to release as much of the Special Counsel's report as possible to Congress and to the American people. The nation is fortunate to have an experienced leader like Bill Barr in place to ensure maximum possible transparency while carefully protecting classified materia… Continue Reading


04.10.19

McConnell on ‘Special Report’ with Bret Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier this evening to discuss the Senate Republican agenda, including the GOP's fight against the Democrats' socialist agenda. See below for highlights or click HERE to watch the full interview. ON "MEDICARE FOR ALL" AND THE DEMOCRATS' SOCIALIST AGENDA: "It ought to be called 'Medicare for None.' Because as the set-up piece pointed out, 180 million Americans would lose their… Continue Reading


04.07.19

McConnell Thanks Nielsen For Her Service

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "I want to thank Secretary Nielsen for her two-plus years of tireless service to the administration and to the American people. "From natural disasters to cybersecurity threats, the Department of Homeland Security protects Americans on countless fronts - including, of course, the front lines of the security and humanitarian c… Continue Reading


04.06.19

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Fritz Hollings

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the passing of former South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and former colleague Senator Fritz Hollings. "Fritz was a fixture in the Senate for nearly four decades. His cutting wit, unflagging passion, and plainspoken nature made serving alongside him an unforgettable experience. His strong convictions and even stronger personality… Continue Reading


04.01.19

McConnell Op-Ed: Time to Stop the Democrats' Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on Politico.com: "It took six months of partisan delays - and several railroad accidents - before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end. "It's been 354 days and counting in Senate purgatory for the president's nominee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two-hundred ei… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Interior Nominee David Bernhardt

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 the Department of the Interior, David Bernhardt: "I am pleased with the president's decision to nominate David Bernhardt for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He is a veteran of the Department having served in several important positions, currently as Acting Secretary. We discussed several priorities including moving … Continue Reading


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

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