Press Releases

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


05.20.19

Leader McConnell, Senator Kaine Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced today the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act, which would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21. As senators from two states with a long history of tobacco production and consumption, Senators McConnell and Kaine have seen the negative effects of youth tobacco use and have heard compelling public health stor… Continue Reading


05.15.19

McConnell and McCarthy: The House Must Stand Against the Toxic BDS Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be found in today's Washington Post and on WashingtonPost.com: "There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. Monitors say th… Continue Reading


05.10.19

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ with Sean Hannity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Hannity" with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Mueller's report and other key goals and accomplishments in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will … Continue Reading


05.09.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary of Defense Nominee Patrick Shanahan

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Patrick Shanahan for Secretary of Defense: "I am glad to learn that President Trump has made his choice for the next Secretary of Defense. Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is a well-regarded leader and the duties of the Secretary are too important for this position to remain unfilled. I look forward to meeting with Acting Secretary Shanahan soon and… Continue Reading


05.07.19

McConnell on ‘The Story’ with Martha MacCallum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "The Story" with Martha MacCallum today to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and the GOP's battle against the Democrats' socialist agenda in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think we ought to put it to rest. Mueller spent two years on this. He interviewed hundreds of… Continue Reading


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

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