Press Releases

10.30.22

McConnell Remembers Honey Alexander

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the passing of Honey Alexander: "Elaine and I are terribly saddened by the passing of our dear friend Honey Alexander. "The state of Tennessee and our entire nation are better for the prolific partnership and marvelous love story that began 55 years ago at the Senate staff softball game where Honey and Lamar Alexander first met. "Through decades in the political limelight, Honey Alexander mo… Continue Reading


10.21.22

Democrats Must Stop Fighting American Energy and Start Aiding Ukraine Faster

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding energy and Ukraine: "Russia continues escalating attacks on Ukraine's civilians and energy infrastructure. The lessons for us are clear. The Biden Administration and Ukraine's friends across the globe must be quicker and more proactive to get Ukraine the aid they need. And Washington Democrats must stop their war against our own American energy security and independence. "It is … Continue Reading


10.13.22

McConnell Statement on New Inflation Report

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding today's inflation report: "Democrats' runaway inflation continues to crush working families with no relief in sight. "Democrats have produced staggering 13.5% inflation since January 2021. That was shortly before Sen. Schumer said 'I do not think the dangers of inflation, at least in the near term, are very real' and every Senate Democrat cast the tiebreaking vote for runaway … Continue Reading


10.06.22

McConnell Statement on Senator Sasse

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE): "Senator Ben Sasse is a whip-smart and passionate leader. He has been a tremendous Senator, a dogged advocate for his fellow Nebraskans, and a valuable member of our Republican Conference. He is also a dedicated husband and father, a scholar, and a sought-after leader with interests and talents that span many fields. The University of Florida is a huge… Continue Reading


09.27.22

McConnell Statement on Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issue the following statement this afternoon regarding government funding: "As I have said for weeks, there has been a clear and simple path to fund the government: A clean continuing resolution negotiated by Senators Shelby and Leahy, without any extraneous partisan language jammed in. I am glad that Leader Schumer and Senator Manchin abandoned their attempt to jam in a phony, partisan fig leaf on 'permitting reform' and I… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Judge Ken Starr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Judge Ken Starr: "I am very sorry to learn of the passing of my friend Judge Ken Starr. He was a brilliant litigator, an impressive leader, and a devoted patriot. "Through his distinguished service on the D.C. Circuit, as Solicitor General, as independent counsel, and beyond, Ken poured his remarkable energy and talent into promoting justice, defending the Const… Continue Reading


09.08.22

Queen Elizabeth II

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: "Today all Americans stand with our great friends across the Atlantic in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. "Elaine and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and to the many millions of people across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the entire world who have drawn reassurance and inspiration from he… Continue Reading


08.24.22

McConnell: Student Loan Socialism a “Slap in the Face” to Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding student loan socialism: "Washington Democrats have found yet another way to make inflation even worse, reward far-left activists, and achieve nothing for millions of working American families who can barely tread water. "President Biden's student loan socialism is a slap in the face to every family who sacrificed to save for college, every graduate who paid their debt, and eve… Continue Reading


08.10.22

Democrats Cheer 8.5% Inflation That Is Crushing Americans

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this afternoon regarding inflation: "Only these reckless Washington Democrats could see another month of crushing 8.5% inflation and try to spin it as a win for themselves. "Prices keep skyrocketing upward at historic rates. Democrats have hammered working families with the worst food inflation and grocery inflation since 1979. The American people are paying a Democrat Inflation Tax of more tha… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Statement from Leader McConnell

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening: "The country deserves a thorough and immediate explanation of what led to the events of Monday. Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already have provided answers to the American people and must do so immediately. " ###… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Democrats Follow Their Inflation Catastrophe With Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this afternoon following Democrats' vote today to double down on their economic disaster: "The last time Senate Democrats tried to remake the economy on party lines, they shoved American families into the worst inflation in 40 years. Democrats got all-you-can-eat liberal spending and working families got stuck with the bill. "In President Biden's America, the average family is either paying t… Continue Reading


08.03.22

ICYMI: McConnell on The Guy Benson Show and Special Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon on Fox News Radio's 'The Guy Benson Show' and Bret Baier on Fox News' 'Special Report' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "Joe Manchin went back on everything he had been saying publicaly about what he would not do. [The Democrats] stuck this phony label on this Manchin deal, calling it a… Continue Reading


08.03.22

McConnell Statement on Burma and Secretary Blinken’s Asia Trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Burma: "As Secretary of State Blinken undertakes his planned travel to Southeast Asia, I sincerely hope and expect that he will deliver a firm message to Burma's neighbors and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: It is time for them to impose meaningful consequences on the junta in Burma that is literally getting away with murder. "Just today, the junta ruling Burma is … Continue Reading


07.27.22

Kentucky and U.S. Face Deadly Consequences of Democrats’ Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Yesterday, I met with members of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association to discuss the ongoing substance abuse crisis in my home state. "These front-line professionals have watched Kentucky pass some grim milestones in recent years. This is one of the most horrifying consequences of the ongoing breakdown of law and order in our country… Continue Reading


07.26.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Kudlow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow this afternoon on Fox Business' 'Kudlow'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On the Supreme Court and the Administrative State: "I did choose not to fill the vacancy when Justice Scalia passed away before the 2016 election. I was the majority leader at the time, setting the agenda. I thought it would be a good idea to see what the American people wanted to do in their n… Continue Reading


07.19.22

McConnell: Freedoms of Speech and Association Are Bedrock American Liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks for the record at today's Senate Rules Committee hearing on the DISCLOSE Act: "Today, with our country facing an inflation crisis, a violent crime crisis, and a functionally open southern border, our Democratic colleagues are choosing to focus on chilling Americans' First Amendment rights and enabling more harassment of citizens for their private views. "Back in 1958, the NAACP fought Alabam… Continue Reading


07.14.22

ICYMI: McConnell on The Story

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum this afternoon on Fox News' 'The Story With Martha MacCallum'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Democrats' Runaway Inflation: "One clear reason we're suffering from 40-year high inflation: the $1.9 trillion so-called rescue package passed last year in March without a single Republican vote, which Bill Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers said at t… Continue Reading


06.30.22

McConnell: Another Dangerous Attack on the Supreme Court

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following President Biden's attack on the Supreme Court: "Attacking a core American institution like the Supreme Court from the world stage is below the dignity of the President. Beyond that, President Biden's attacks on the Court are unmerited and dangerous. He's upset that the Court said the people, through their elected representatives, will have a say on abortion policy. That does not destabilize… Continue Reading


06.30.22

Supreme Court Decision Gives Power Back to the People

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: "Today, the Supreme Court gave power back to the people. In siding with the state of West Virginia, the Court has undone illegal regulations issued by the EPA without any clear congressional authorization and confirmed that only the people's representatives in Congress - not unelected, unaccountable bur… Continue Reading


06.24.22

"The Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling Is Courageous and Correct"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the Supreme Court: "The Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Dobbs is courageous and correct. This is an historic victory for the Constitution and for the most vulnerable in our society. "For 50 years, states have been unable to enact even modest protections for unborn children. More than 90% of Europe restricts abortion on demand after 15 weeks, but every state in Americ… Continue Reading

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