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05.07.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Senate's Return This Week: "Well, the Senate got back to work this week. The Democrats didn't want to come back to work, and we have a lot of different things to do - nominations that have been stalled for at least six weeks, if not longer. So… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer's Delay to Immediately Replenish the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yeah, that's a fact, an indisputable fact. A 12 day delay when we ran out of money for this popular small business program. The demand was enormous. They wa… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Welcomes Bipartisan Agreement to Continue Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding an update on additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "I am encouraged that Democratic leaders have finally agreed to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and abandon a number of their unrelated demands. "Republicans never wanted this crucial program for workers and small businesses to shut down. We tried to pass additional funding a wee… Continue Reading


04.15.20

McConnell and McCarthy on Democrats’ Lapse in the Paycheck Protection Program: “This Did Not Have to Happen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "The Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury report that the Paycheck Protection Program will exhaust its funding in a matter of hours. It will have to stop accepting applications for job-saving loans. Democrats have spent days bl… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell Update on Senate Schedule & Urgent Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule and the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "Since the Senate passed the historic CARES Act in late March, Senators have been working around the country to monitor its implementation and help our states and nation attack this pandemic. "As the country continues working together to flatten th… Continue Reading


04.11.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy Renew Call for Action to Support Americans’ Paychecks and Save Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "An historic avalanche of layoffs is crushing American families. But yesterday, Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a clean funding increase for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that has already saved millions of jobs and may be de… Continue Reading


08.29.19

Senate Republicans Send Unified Message Against Democrats’ Court-Packing Threat

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, all 53 Senate Republicans, led by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), sent a letter to the Supreme Court of the United States condemning Democrats' recent threats to pack the Supreme Court. Full text of the letter can be found below and here. "The Democrats' threat to pack the Court if it doesn't rule the way they want is synonymous in American history with the idea of an unprincipled powe… 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


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


05.07.19

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


04.10.19

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


04.01.19

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


02.15.19

McConnell Statement on President’s National Emergency Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following President Trump's announcement: "President Trump's decision to announce emergency action is the predictable and understandable consequence of Democrats' decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. I urge my Democratic colleagues to quickly get serious, put partisanship aside, and work with the president and our homeland security experts to provide the funding… Continue Reading


01.08.19

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It's what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legis… Continue Reading


11.26.18

McConnell Op-Ed: A Long, Proud List of Accomplishments in this Congress

"Over the last two years, a Republican Congress, working with the Trump Administration, has delivered a long series of policy accomplishments that have created real, tangible change for the American middle class. Along the way, this Senate has proven to be fertile ground for productive bipartisan work. "What remains to be seen, and what the country will soon learn, is whether or not a Democrat-led House of Representatives will follow suit. "Here's where we are after the first two years of the … Continue Reading


11.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Will Democrats Choose to Continue Bipartisan Achievements in New Congress, or Put Politics First?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on FoxNews.com: "Last Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned that, come January, the Republican Senate majority will be dealing with a House of Representatives under Democratic control. "Needless to say, the past two years of unified Republican government will be remembered as a period of historic produ… Continue Reading


09.27.18

McConnell: I Will Proudly Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's Judiciary Committee hearing: "I sincerely thank both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh for testifying before the Judiciary Committee today. Both these witnesses were done an immense disservice by my Democratic colleagues, who willfully chose to turn a sensitive allegation into a political and media circus that inflicted considerable pain on Dr. Ford, Judge… Continue Reading


07.26.18

VIDEO: ‘Get A Grip!’

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Republican Communications Center released the following video, "Get A Grip," looking at Senate Democrats' overheated rhetoric on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. TRANSCRIPT: SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]o some of our friends across the aisle who are engaged in this kind of superheated rhetoric, my advice is: get a grip!" (Sen. Cornyn, Floor Remarks, 7/25/2018) SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "You are either complicit in the evil, you are either co… Continue Reading


06.29.18

McConnell on Fox News: Senate Can Act on SCOTUS Nomination by Early Fall

On the confirmation process for the president's Supreme Court nominee: "We expect to get a nomination from the president rather soon. And we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall. Hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court… the first Monday in October." "We're hoping there will be some Democratic support. Remember that Justice Gorsuch got at least three Senate Democrats who supported his confirm… Continue Reading


12.01.17

Joint Statement from Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan on Misleading Democrat Claims About Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on misleading Democrat claims that tax reform would lead to cuts in vital programs: "Critics of tax reform are claiming the legislation would lead to massive, across-the-board spending cuts in vital programs-including a four percent reduction in Medicare-due to the Pay-Go law enacted in 2010. This will not happen. Congress has readily available methods to waive th… Continue Reading

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