Press Releases

01.23.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Senator Dan Coats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Director of National Intelligence and former colleague, Senator Dan Coats (R-IN): "Dan will do an outstanding job as Director of National Intelligence in President Trump's administration. Dan's service in the Senate included years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Armed Services Committee. He is well versed in our foreign policy … Continue Reading


01.22.17

Leader McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare "We are working in connection with the administration to have an orderly process of repealing Obamacare and replacing it. So let me talk a minute about the status quo. What did Bill Clinton say about Obamacare last year? He said 'it's the craziest thing you've ever seen.' Eight out of 10 Ame… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senate Takes Important Step Toward Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Obamacare repeal resolution: "The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies. "The American people have called on Congress to act and finally bring relief from O… Continue Reading


01.09.17

McConnell Op-Ed: ObamaCare failed Americans. Now it's time for relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published the following op-ed on FoxNews.com highlighting the failures of Obamacare: "By nearly any measure, ObamaCare has failed: It didn't lower costs, it didn't increase choice, middle-class families continue to lose health plans they were promised they could keep, and Americans continue to call for ObamaCare's repeal. "They spoke loudly again this November, and about 8 out of 10 favor changing ObamaCare significantly or replaci… Continue Reading


01.08.17

McConnell on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CBS' 'Face the Nation this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview and the full interview can be viewed here: On Repealing and Replacing Obamacare "You have to both repeal and replace, and I think there ought not to be a great gap between the first step and the second. Bill Clinton said 'it is the craziest thing he has ever seen' - this is Bill Clinton, on Obamacare last year. Eight out of ten Americans ei… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Ryan Zinke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT): "Congressman Zinke will be a great asset to our country and to the Trump administration. His firm understanding of land and energy issues will be crucial to ensure the United States reaches its full potential of energy development while practicing responsible land use and c… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): "After the last eight years of tax and spend policies coming out of the White House, it's time to get our nation's fiscal house in order. I look forward to working with Mick to bring regulatory and budget sanity to our nation and our economy." Ba… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Ambassador Robert Lighthizer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Ambassador Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative: "Ambassador Lighthizer is a solid pick to be our nation's Trade Representative. His experience and leadership in this area will be crucial as the President-elect has made it clear he wants to put Americans in the best position possible for future trade deals. And because of ou… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Secretary of the Senate and Sergeant at Arms Return for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that Julie E. Adams will return as the Secretary of the Senate and Frank J. Larkin will return as the Senate Sergeant at Arms. Both are returning to their respective positons after being nominated by McConnell at the beginning of the 114th Congress. The Secretary of the Senate has the responsibility of maintaining the day-to-day functions of the Senate through a number of legislative, financial, and administrativ… Continue Reading


01.03.17

SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the 115th Congress. The assignments have been ratified by the Senate Republican Conference. Committee Chairs will be selected by a vote of the members of each respective panel and then ratified by the Senate Republican Conference. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts, Kansas Thad Cochran, Mississippi Mitch McConnell, Kentucky John Boozman, Arkansas John Hoeven, North Dakota Joni Ernst, I… Continue Reading


12.29.16

McConnell Statement on Sanctions Against Russia

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the announcement of sanctions against Russia: "For eight years the foreign policy of the Obama administration has rested upon an effort to drawdown America's conventional military capabilities, commitments and forward presence, and increased reliance upon international organizations and rhetoric. The inevitable consequence of this withdrawal from the globe has been an effort by dissatisfied po… Continue Reading


12.23.16

McConnell Statement on United States Action at United Nations Security Council Meeting

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the United States abstention at today's United Nations Security Council vote to condemn Israeli Settlements: "Today the United States carried the responsibility to veto any resolution before the United Nations that sought to isolate Israel within the international community, or to illogically destroy any semblance of a peace process by encouraging the Palestinians to forego direct negotiations.… Continue Reading


12.19.16

Obama Regulation Set to Hurt Coal Country

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the release of the President's Final Stream Protection Rule: "The president's eight-year war on coal has wrecked the lifeblood of the economy and the livelihoods of coal country workers and their families. And this desperate, last-minute attempt to cement that effort against American energy and American jobs is just the latest example. "This costly regulation, along with others that are alr… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Governor Rick Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary: "President-elect Trump has made an outstanding choice with Governor Perry to head the Department of Energy with a focus on more American energy and more American jobs. For the past eight years, our nation's energy potential has been held back by an administration that put ideology and politics ahead of jo… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rex Tillerson

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: "Rex Tillerson's decades of experience have been widely recognized for forward-looking strategic planning, managing international partnerships and risk, and focused leadership around the world. "As president-elect Trump's choice for nomination as Secretary of State, he will bring these critical skills, knowle… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on General John Kelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security: "John Kelly is an inspired choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. His leadership, operational experience and expertise in Western Hemisphere affairs will position him well to lead his department at a critical time. We continue to confront a sophisticated terrorist threat which… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Andy Puzder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor: "Andy's decades of creating jobs across America and dealing with Washington red tape will be a valuable resource as the new administration works to reverse years of slow job growth." Background: The Senate will consider nominations in a thorough and timely manner as it does its part to ensure a smooth transit… Continue Reading


12.08.16

McConnell Remembers John Glenn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement mourning the passing of former Senate colleague, astronaut and veteran, John Glenn: "Today our nation bids farewell to one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century. John Glenn said his childhood was like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but his life was anything but typical. From flying combat missions over Korea and the South Pacific as a Marine Corps aviator to a post-orbit splash… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate fellow Bluegrass state native and graduate of Kentucky's Georgetown College, Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: "The EPA is the posterchild for agencies in need of immediate reform and Scott has the resume and energy to turn this bureaucracy around. Scott already stood up to the EPA in instances of federal over… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on General James Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis: "The next Commander in Chief will assume office at a time when significant threats to our national security are evident: the efforts and intentions of dissatisfied nations to expand respective regional spheres of influence, such as China, Russia and Iran, and North Korea's willful efforts to p… Continue Reading

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