Press Releases

04.03.20

McConnell: “Outstanding Nominations That Will Strengthen Our Independent Judiciary for Decades”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Cory Wilson to serve on the Fifth Circuit: President Trump has announced two more outstanding nominations that will strengthen our independent judiciary for decades to come. Judge Justin Walker, the President's choice to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Leader McConnell on the Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Economic Relief in the CARES Act: "Well, it is a rescue package. It's not expected to go on forever. That part is certainly the case. We're trying to bridge the gap here between where we are today and where we hope … Continue Reading


03.31.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "This was a genuine national emergency. And trying to put together a $2 trillion dollar bill in a week was really a herculean task, as you can imagine. The way I thought it would work best wou… Continue Reading


03.28.20

McConnell Statement on Sen. Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Tom Coburn. "I am so sad that we have lost our friend and former colleague Senator Tom Coburn. "The Senate knew Dr. Coburn as a whip-smart legislator with rock-solid principles. He was an unbelievably effective ambassador for his conservative Oklahoma values. He was central to igniting new national conversations about the proper role of federal policy and the… Continue Reading


03.27.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "We pivoted from impeachment, one of the most contentious fights you can imagine, to passing this rescue package 96-0. I was proud of the Senate. We came together in less than… Continue Reading


03.21.20

McConnell Update on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The past two days of intense bipartisan talks are very close to a resolution. I believe we are poised to deliver the significant relief that Americans need with the speed that this crisis demands. "The legislation we are finalizing addresses all four of the crucial priorities that Senate Republicans laid out earlier thi… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell on CARES Act: We’re Going to Stay Until We Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Bash on CNN yesterday to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On helping individuals and small businesses: "We're doing both. We're going to both provide direct assistance to individuals and to small businesses so they can stay open. This is a government imposed shut down if you will, to deal with this pandemic,… Continue Reading


03.15.20

McConnell Update on Urgent Senate Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding important upcoming Senate legislative activity: "The Senate will convene tomorrow to continue work on crucial legislation for the American people. "First, we still need to receive the final version of the House's coronavirus relief legislation. I commend Sec. Mnuchin for his hard work on this. I know Senators on both sides are carefully reviewing the details and are eager to act swif… Continue Reading


03.14.20

McConnell Update on Combating the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of additional legislation to assist with the economic fallout from the coronavirus: "I applaud the additional steps President Trump announced today to continue fighting the coronavirus. The new emergency declaration will unlock even more resources and flexibility for the federal, state, and local officials working to protect American families. "In… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell, Thune, Graham, Burr, and Cornyn “Strongly Support” FISA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD), Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement on the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020: 'A wide bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives has passed important legislation to reauthorize critical national security tools under the Foreign Intelligence Surveill… Continue Reading


03.06.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's 'Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream' yesterday to discuss Leader Schumer's attack on the Supreme Court and the coronavirus supplemental funding package. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Leader Schumer's attack on the Supreme Court: "I want to associate myself with the remarks of Laurence Tribe. As a Supreme Court reporter, you know that he … Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senate Approves Bipartisan Funding to Fight Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding supplemental funding for the coronavirus: 'The Senate just passed nearly $7.8 billion in supplemental funding to fight the new coronavirus by an overwhelming bipartisan vote and sent it to President Trump's desk. 'I applaud this package and was proud to support it. It provides targeted resources for a serious national response to a serious challenge. 'The majority of the supplemental… Continue Reading


02.13.20

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority 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 Attorney General Barr: "I think the Attorney General knows what he's talking about. I'm not the Attorney General but I have confidence in Bill Barr." On War Powers Resolution: "The War Powers Act, which by the way, every President has felt was unconstitutional, sought to … Continue Reading


02.13.20

Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove to Retire from the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Thursday that long-serving Senate officer Laura Dove, the Secretary for the Majority, will conclude her Senate service at the end of February. "Laura Dove has been an essential part of the United States Senate," McConnell said. "The Secretary for the Majority is one of the most crucial people in this institution. Every Republican Senator has counted on Laura to listen to our goals and concerns and help translate the… Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss impeachment and judges. See below for excerpts and you can listen to portions of the interview here. On judges: "We're going to do the 51st Circuit judge in the Senate today. And at the district judge level, you know, the Democratic senators still have some pull. So the administration's trying to work out some kind of compromise deal, because at the district court level in the Senat… Continue Reading


02.06.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel's 'Hannity' yesterday to discuss the acquittal of President Trump in the Senate Impeachment Trial. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Impeachment: "The most aggressive thing you can do to any President is to try impeach them. And they did it. On a party line vote. And you could best describe it as Trump derangement syndrome. In other words, whatever … Continue Reading


02.04.20

Majority Leader McConnell Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address: Video download HERE. Audio download HERE. Photo download HERE. "I was proud to attend President Trump's State of the Union address and hear him discuss the crucial work we're doing together for the American people. "For three years, Republicans in Congress have partnered with the President to keep America strong and safe and c… Continue Reading


01.31.20

McConnell Statement on Next Steps in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers' accusations and end this impeachment trial. There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the Manage… Continue Reading


01.24.20

McConnell Welcomes Kentuckians to D.C. for the March For Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today as he welcomed Kentuckians to the U.S. Capitol who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life: Photo download HERE. "The March for Life is one of the most important annual events in Washington D.C. Every year, thousands and thousands of Americans across all ages, faiths, and backgrounds travel here for this day. They come to remind our nation that human dignity and hum… Continue Reading


12.19.19

McConnell Bill to Protect Coal Miner Pension Benefits Now Goes to President for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate approved today the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell secured their bipartisan bill in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreem… Continue Reading

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