Press Releases

06.12.24

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The Wall Street Journal On Liberal Efforts To Undermine Democratic Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was published in today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal: Democrats like to say that “democracy is at stake” in November. That may be true, but not in the way they think. Across all three branches of the federal government, liberals are working to undermine democratic accountability over their exercise of power. Their philosophy of the administrative state has one unifying thread: the abrogation of… Continue Reading


06.06.24

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The New York Times: “We Cannot Repeat the Mistakes of the 1930s”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) penned the following op-ed in today’s edition of the New York Times: “On this day in 1944, the liberation of Western Europe began with immense sacrifice. In a tribute delivered 40 years later from a Normandy cliff, President Ronald Reagan reminded us that “the boys of Pointe du Hoc” were “heroes who helped end a war.” That last detail is worth some reflection because we are in danger of forgetting why it matters. American … Continue Reading


06.06.24

McConnell, Johnson Announce Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Joint Address to Congress

  WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Senate Republican Leader McConnell and Speaker Johnson announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, July 24th. The bipartisan, bicameral meeting symbolizes the U.S. and Israel’s enduring relationship and will offer Prime Minister Netanyahu the opportunity to share the Israeli government’s vision for defending their democracy, combatting terror, and establishing just and lasting peace in the region. I… Continue Reading


06.04.24

Leader McConnell Statement On The 35th Anniversary Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre

  “Thirty-five years ago, in the brutal suppression of a peaceful demonstration in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party reminded the world that its power is built on fear. “The 1989 democracy movement’s example of brave defiance is reflected in more recent efforts to slow Beijing’s creeping influence beyond the mainland - from the streets of Hong Kong, where millions of people spoke with one voice against PRC subjugation, to the hills of Taiwan, where millions more prepare to resist a… Continue Reading


05.31.24

Congressional Leaders Invite Israeli PM Netanyahu to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Schumer, and Democratic Leader Jeffries today sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inviting him to address a Joint Meeting of Congress. “The existential challenges we face, including the growing partnership between Iran, Russia, and China, threaten the security, peace, and prosperity of our countries and of free people around the world,” the letter reads. “To build on our enduring relationship… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell Opening Remarks At Rules Committee Markup On A.I. In Political Speech

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 markup: “Today, the committee is considering actions with the potential to profoundly change the landscape of political speech. “On the frontier of artificial intelligence, the emergence computer-generated ‘deepfakes’ video and audio has prompted some valid concerns. “But especially in cases of sincere concern, the way Congress engages with n… Continue Reading


05.08.24

Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson: “Security Assistance to Israel is an Urgent Priority That Must Not Be Delayed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Leader McConnell and Speaker Johnson sent a letter to President Biden urging that congressionally appropriated security assistance to Israel should be expedited immediately: Dear Mr. President: Having recently worked on a bipartisan basis to pass an emergency national security supplemental appropriations bill that included urgent assistance to Israel, we were alarmed by media reports that your Administration had delayed the delivery of a variety of weapons shipments b… Continue Reading


04.28.24

ICYMI: McConnell on Meet The Press and Face The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Kristen Welker on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On supporting Ukraine: “I think we need to stick with them. I think it is important to us. Look at all the good things that have happened to us as a result of this. Most of the money is being spent in the US in 38 different states. The Europeans have steppe… Continue Reading


04.24.24

ICYMI: McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox’s ‘America’s Newsroom’. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview. On the getting aid to Ukraine: “It's actually only .2% of our gross domestic product. So put in that context: it is not a lot of money for us, but it is very significant step for them, because it gives them the more sophisticated weapons they need to hold the Russians at bay and we’re optimistic these people wan… Continue Reading


04.20.24

McConnell Statement on National Security Supplemental Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding House passage of the national security supplemental: “The national security of the United States depends on the willingness of its leaders to build, sustain, and exercise hard power. Two months ago, after extensive debate, the Senate resolved to equip America and our friends to meet a moment of grave, coordinated challenges. “Today, the House of Representatives finally advan… Continue Reading


04.13.24

Leader McConnell Statement on Iran Attack on Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the latest strikes by Iran: “In the face of Iran’s significant military strikes on Israel, the United States must stand with our ally as Israel’s national unity government takes necessary measures to defend its people and its sovereignty. “President Biden has insisted that America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ‘ironclad’. It is time for his Administration to match wor… Continue Reading


03.29.24

Joint Statement On One Year Anniversary Of Evan Gershkovich’s Captivity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaker Johnson, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader Jeffries released the following statement: “Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin’s government. We continue to condemn his baseless arrest, fabricated charges, and unjust imprisonment. “Forty-five years ago, Evan’s parents, Ella and Mikhail Gershkovich, found refuge in the United States after fleeing the Soviet Union. Today… Continue Reading


03.27.24

McConnell Statement On The Passing Of Senator Joe Lieberman

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Joe Lieberman: “Elaine and I were saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend and former colleague, Senator Joe Lieberman. “Joe’s life was adorned with the marks of the American Dream. From working class roots, the first member of his family to attend college made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major party presidential ticket. “But the lega… Continue Reading


03.07.24

Senator Katie Britt Delivers Republican Response to the Nation

MONTGOMERY, AL - Tonight, Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) delivered the Republican Response to the Nation following the State of the Union. Below is the text of the Response as prepared for delivery: “Good evening, America. “My name is Katie Britt, and I have the honor of serving the people of the great state of Alabama in the United States Senate. “However, that’s not the job that matters most. “I’m a proud wife and mom of two school-aged kids. My daughter, Bennett, and my son, Ridgeway, are why I … Continue Reading


03.07.24

EXCERPTS: Senator Katie Britt Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union. Below are excerpts from the response: “Tonight, the American family needs to have a tough conversation, because the truth is, we’re all worried about the future of our nation. The country we know and love seems to be slipping away. It feels like the next generation will have fewer opportunities - and less freedom - than we did. I worry my own children may not e… Continue Reading


03.05.24

McConnell Statement On Senator Kyrsten Sinema

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2024:  “The institution of the Senate is only as strong as the people willing to defend it. History will remember that with the Senate’s defining feature under grave threat, Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s wisdom and devotion to this body rivaled that of her most seasoned colleagues. “In five short years, the seni… Continue Reading


02.29.24

Senator Katie Britt of Alabama Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address next Thursday, March 7: “Americans are struggling amid a border catastrophe, crushing inflation, an increasingly dangerous world, and fears about a President not up to the task. Against this backdrop, Senator Katie Britt will share her incredible story a… Continue Reading


02.28.24

Joint Statement on FY24 Appropriations Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaker Johnson, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader Jeffries along with House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member DeLauro and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Murray and Vice Chair Collins released the following statement: “We are in agreement that Congress must work in a bipartisan manner to fund our government. “Negotiators have come to an agreement on six bills: Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice and Science, Energy and Water Devel… Continue Reading


02.26.24

McConnell Statement On Sweden’s Accession To NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Hungary’s approval of Sweden’s accession to NATO: “Strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization means strengthening U.S. national security and the collective security of the West. Today, Hungary’s near-unanimous ratification of Sweden’s accession brings another capable and committed ally to the doorstep of the most successful military alliance in human history. “Sweden’s commitment… Continue Reading


02.13.24

McConnell Statement On Passage Of National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the passage of supplemental national security legislation: “The Senate understands the responsibilities of America’s national security and will not neglect them. “For three years, a policy of hesitation, short-sightedness, and self-deterrence led the world to wonder whether the United States still has the resolve to face growing, coordinated threats. “Today, we faced a clear test of that … Continue Reading

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