Press Releases

11.06.15

Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today honoring the life of Richmond, Kentucky police officer Daniel Ellis: "Tragic news today as Kentucky lost one of its brave law-enforcement officers. Officer Daniel Ellis died in the line of duty and we honor his life and service. Please join me in praying for his family, his fellow officers and the Richmond community."… Continue Reading


11.04.15

McConnell on Passage of Resolution to Overturn Administration’s Indefensible Waterways Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today after the Senate approved Senator Ernst's resolution of disapproval on the 'Waters of the U.S.' rule: "The Senate stood up for middle-class homeowners and family farmers today by voting to overturn the Obama Administration's so-called 'Waters of the U.S.' regulation-a rule that would place virtually all private property near a ditch, pothole or puddle under the thumb of federal bureaucrats. This … Continue Reading


11.04.15

Following Agreement on Budget Numbers, Senate to Consider Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding defense appropriations: "We live in a time of diverse and challenging global threats. "It's a time when we see ISIL consolidating its gains in Iraq and Syria. "It's a time when we see the forces of Assad marching alongside Iranian soldiers and Hezbollah militias. "It's a time when we see Russian aircraft flying above them in support. "And it's a time when commanders tell u… Continue Reading


11.04.15

McConnell Congratulates Governor-Elect Bevin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today congratulating Governor-elect Matt Bevin and other incoming officeholders on their wins last night: "Let me begin this morning by congratulating Kentucky's Governor-elect and the entire Republican ticket on a big win last night. "I remember when the Republican nomination was hardly worth having in Kentucky, so it says something when we see spirited competition for it. The Governo… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Senator McConnell Introduces Measure to Overturn EPA’s Regulation on New Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) designed to stop the Obama Administration from imposing its anti-coal regulation on new coal-fired plants. Senator McConnell also joined Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in filing a separate CRA that relates to the regulation affecting existing coal-fired plants. The Obama Administration's cost… Continue Reading


10.23.15

McConnell Will File Measure to Overturn EPA’s Regulation on New Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Friday that he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will file a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) next week that is designed to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing its anti-coal regulation on new coal-fired plants. Senator McConnell also plans to join Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) who will file a separate CRA next week with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) regarding the… Continue Reading


10.22.15

McConnell Bill to Address Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal One Step Closer to Becoming Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that his legislation to address the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and infants suffering from opioid withdrawal passed the U.S. Senate. Senator McConnell introduced the Protecting Our Infants Act earlier this year with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. "I was pleased to see the Senate pass the bipartisan Protecting Our… Continue Reading


10.09.15

Kentucky Co-Op Collapse Another Consequence of Obamacare’s Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the announcement that the Kentucky Health Cooperative, a nonprofit health insurer created in Obamacare with federal taxpayer funds and that provided health insurance to individuals on Kentucky's Obamacare exchange (kynect), has ceased operations: "Barely a week goes by that we don't see another harmful consequence of this poorly conceived, badly executed law. Despite repeated Obama adminis… Continue Reading


10.09.15

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the decision by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend implementation of the "Waters of the United States" rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Today's decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is a welcome setback for an Obama Administration agenda based more on ideology than facts, an agenda that continues to hurt the Middle Class. I've heard fr… Continue Reading


10.07.15

McConnell-Cosponsored Bill to Assist Families Adopting Children from Democratic Republic of the Congo Passes Congress; Now Goes to President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that the Adoptive Family Relief Act has passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and is now on its way to the President for his signature. This legislation, which Senator McConnell cosponsored with Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), and 19 other bipartisan senators, will provide meaningful financial relief to families adopting children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Trade Agreement Will Face ‘Intense Scrutiny’ in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the announced agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): "The Trans-Pacific Partnership is potentially one of the most significant trade deals in history and ‎could shape our engagement and commerce with these nations for decades. We are committed to opening trade in a way that benefits American manufacturers, farmers, and innovators. But serious concerns have been raised on a number of key… Continue Reading


10.01.15

McConnell Comments on President Obama’s Ozone Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the Obama Administration's latest regulation dubbed the "most expensive regulation in U.S. history": "The Obama Administration's latest attack on the Middle Class, another massive regulation with negligible benefits that threatens to ship American jobs overseas, could throw thousands of Kentuckians out of work every year and impose hundreds of millions in costs on Kentucky employers. Nation… Continue Reading


10.01.15

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Don’t Block Funding for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Democrats to support the national defense authorization bill and funding for Veterans Affairs: "With each passing day the American people are reminded of the peril attached to the Obama Administration's inflexible determination to conduct American foreign policy based on campaign promises made in 2008. "These goals - unilaterally withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan based on fi… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Senators McConnell and Casey’s Protecting Our Infants Act Advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced today their bipartisan legislation, the Protecting Our Infants Act, was approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). The Senators introduced the bill earlier this year, and it's expected to be considered by the full Senate soon. The bipartisan Protecting Our Infants Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to lead a revi… Continue Reading


09.23.15

McConnell Welcomes Pope Francis to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol where His Holiness will address a Joint Meeting of Congress: "On behalf of the United States Senate, I'd like to welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the Capitol. "Simple puffs of white smoke heralded a new beginning for Catholics in Kentucky, across America, and from every corner of the world. "What an incredible journey to witness. Americans have watched P… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Remembering Tragic Loss, Heroism on September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 and the response of the American people: "Americans again bow their heads in solemn commemoration of tragic loss, resolving never to forget the thousands of innocent lives taken 14 years ago. Americans again raise their hearts in remembrance of uncommon heroism, resolving never to forget fearless bravery high above white clouds or selfless compassion deep within … Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senator McConnell on NLRB’s Latest Assault on Small Businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comment today regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Browning Ferris decision: "This NLRB decision is a gift to the Left and big labor bosses-at the expense of small business owners and their employees. This ruling could take away independence from small businessmen and women - like decisions on hiring and pay, or even on how to run their business - and put it in the hands of corporate bosses. These … Continue Reading


08.06.15

McConnell Cosponsors Bill to Help Reduce Child Hunger

Legislation would help children in rural areas by making existing nutrition programs more flexible and effective WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined Senator John Boozman (R-AR) in introducing The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act to inject additional flexibility and choice into existing federal child nutrition programs, which would allow states to better ensure that children in rural areas are not treated unfairly when school is out of session. "Washington'… Continue Reading


08.05.15

McConnell Statement on President Obama Equating Congress’ Search for Answers with Iranian Chants of ‘Death to America’

'The President needs to retract his bizarre and preposterous comments, and both supporters and defenders of the President's deal with Iran should reject this offensive rhetoric.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today after President Obama compared members of Congress to Iranians chanting 'Death to America': "I called on President Obama this morning to join members of both parties in approaching this gravely important matter with the… Continue Reading


08.05.15

McConnell Comments on Passage of ARENA Act from Senate EPW Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today issued the following statement after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed Sen. Capito's ARENA Act that would combat the EPA's deeply regressive climate regulations: "I commend the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman Inhofe for moving to combat the Obama Administration's deeply regressive climate regulations by passing Sen. Capito's ARENA Act that would prohibit these rules from moving… Continue Reading

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