Press Releases

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


06.23.22

McConnell on Major Victories for Second Amendment Rights, School Safety, and Mental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening regarding the Second Amendment: "Today, in the span of less than 24 hours, our nation won two landmark victories that will make our country both freer and safer. "First, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that is the most significant reaffirmation of Second Amendment rights in over a decade. New York's unconstitutional restrictions on concealed carry were struck down an… Continue Reading


06.21.22

McConnell Statement on Bipartisan Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening regarding gun legislation: "I support the bill text that Senator Cornyn and our colleagues have produced. For years, the far left falsely claimed that Congress could only address the terrible issue of mass murders by trampling on law-abiding Americans' constitutional rights. This bill proves that false. Our colleagues have put together a commonsense package of popular steps that w… Continue Reading


06.12.22

McConnell Supports Ongoing Cornyn, Murphy Bipartisan Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement: "I am glad Senators Cornyn and Murphy are continuing to make headway in their discussions. I appreciate their hard work on this important issue. "The principles they announced today show the value of dialogue and cooperation. "I continue to hope their discussions yield a bipartisan product that makes significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second… Continue Reading


05.19.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Special Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier this evening on Fox News' 'Special Report with Bret Baier'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Confronting Authoritarian Aggression: "The single biggest thing we can do to press back against President Xi and other authoritarian regimes in the region is to beat the Russians in Ukraine. Both the Taiwanese and the Japanese prime minister and the Japanese defense minister … Continue Reading


05.16.22

Leader McConnell and Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso Meet With Leaders of Sweden and Finland

HELSINKI, FI - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning: "Senators Collins, Cornyn, Barrasso, and I just concluded visits to Sweden and Finland and are on our way back home. "It was a special honor to visit both these strong, proud nations during the exact days when both countries' governments were concluding their deliberations and preparing to formally move forward with joining NATO. "Sweden and Finland already have long track records … Continue Reading


05.14.22

Leader McConnell and Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso Meet President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement: "Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso and I just left Ukraine. It was an honor to meet with President Zelenskyy and his senior advisors and to stand in solidarity with the heroic people of Ukraine. "It was inspiring to visit the historic capital of a beautiful country that has been forced to fight for its own survival. We saw firsthand the courage, unity, and resolve of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainians… Continue Reading


05.11.22

McConnell: Baby Formula Shortage is “Outrageous and Unacceptable”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the baby formula shortage: "The baby formula shortages hurting American families are outrageous and unacceptable. "This problem has been developing in slow motion for several months now, but the Biden Administration has been characteristically sluggish and halting in response. The FDA knew about the initial recall. The Administration should have foreseen these supply shortages… Continue Reading


05.03.22

“An Attack on the Independence of the Supreme Court”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the lawless attack on the independence of the Supreme Court: "Last night's stunning breach was an attack on the independence of the Supreme Court. By every indication, this was yet another escalation in the radical left's ongoing campaign to bully and intimidate federal judges and substitute mob rule for the rule of law. "The disgraceful statements by President Biden, Speake… Continue Reading


04.13.22

Democrats End COVID Emergency for Illegal Immigrants, Extend it for American Citizens

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Title 42: "Democrats are ending the COVID emergency for illegal immigrants but extending it for American citizens. "Last week, the Biden Administration announced they will cancel their Title 42 pandemic authorities and let even more illegal immigrants stay in our country. But today, they announced they are extending the domestic public health emergency that affects Americans for at least ano… Continue Reading


04.07.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Special Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier tonight on Fox News' 'Special Report'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On COVID Funding and Title 42: "We had agreed to a $10 billion package paid for, by that I mean using, re-purposed funds from the $2 trillion package the Democrats jammed through on a party line basis last year, so it wasn't new money. Reprogrammed existing money. "But, in the meantime, as I'm sur… Continue Reading


04.07.22

McConnell Statement on USICA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming conference committee to continue debate on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA): "Last year, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to help America better compete on issues from critical supply chains to counterespionage to intellectual property. From Green New Deal follies to Big Labor handouts to marijuana banking, the House Democrats' competing bill d… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Leader McConnell Meets with U.S. Ambassador to Burma

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting yesterday with Thomas Vajda, U.S. Ambassador to Burma: "I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Ambassador Vajda and discuss the United States' support for the people of Burma. Since last year's military coup, the Tatmadaw has taken increasingly violent measures to suppress dissent. They continue to detain thousands of political prisoners, including m… Continue Reading


04.01.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News @ Night

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream last night on Fox News' 'Fox News @ Night'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Surging Gas Prices: "We were energy independent in 2019 and exporting oil and gas. Every solution [the Biden administration] come[s] up with involves somebody else sending energy to Europe rather than us. And with regard to dropping some of the reserves and the strategic petroleum reserves… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Madeleine Albright

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Madeleine Albright: "I was grieved to learn this afternoon that our nation has lost former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. "Secretary Albright's remarkable, pathbreaking life took her from fleeing Soviet communism as a young girl with her family to helping steer American global leadership from the commanding heights of public service half a century later. "You didn't have to… Continue Reading


03.20.22

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘Face the Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Margaret Brennan this morning on CBS' Face The Nation. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for the highlights: On Support for Ukraine: "We've given [The Biden Administration] plenty of money. I think [President Biden] needs to step up his game. He has generally done the right thing but never soon enough. "Let's take a look at what has happened here. The Ukrainians have killed more Russians in thre… Continue Reading


03.17.22

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning on 'The Hugh Hewitt Show'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On President Zelensky's Joint Address to Congress: "Well, inspiring once again. What a brave leader the Ukrainians have. They've been an inspiration to the whole world. And that said, yesterday, I appreciate the President's efforts, but he needs to step up his game. There's a lot more we need to… Continue Reading


03.16.22

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘PBS News Hour’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Judy Woodruff this evening on PBS News Hour. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for the highlights: On support for Ukraine: "The president really needs to step up his game. He has frequently done the right thing but never soon enough. We now know where we are, the Russians are in the country. We need to do everything we can to give them the tools to fight with. Many of these tools are in the hands o… Continue Reading

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