Press Releases

02.02.15

Senator McConnell Joins Committee Overseeing EPA Budget; Remains Committed to Fighting Agency of Behalf of Kentucky’s Coal Miners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he has joined the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress. The panel oversees the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This Administration continues its war against Kentucky coal jobs, our miners and their families and I have vowed to do all I can do stop them," Senator McConnell said. "By joining the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee… Continue Reading


01.23.15

U.S. Senate Honors Wendell H. Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul introduced-and the Senate passed-a resolution honoring former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Wendell H. Ford. The text of the resolution follows: SENATE RESOLUTION 38 Whereas Wendell H. Ford was born in Daviess County, Kentucky in 1924, and attended the University of Kentucky; Whereas Wendell H. Ford served in the United States Army during World War II, earning the rank of Technical Se… Continue Reading


01.22.15

March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today in support of the annual March for Life held in our Nation's Capital: "Today, countless Americans - and many Kentuckians - will gather in Washington to give witness to the idea that a just society begins with defending the most innocent life; and once again, we'll see that the driving force of this movement of compassion has a youthful face. Despite the powerful interests arrayed against them, thos… Continue Reading


01.22.15

Lee, McConnell Introduce Comp-Time Bill to Help Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Mike Lee and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill to help workers handle the constant challenge of work-life balance by allowing all individuals who work overtime to choose between monetary compensation or comp-time. The "Working Family Flexibility Act" would free workers to choose the best way to alleviate the difficulties of juggling work, home, kids, and community. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama has introduced a companion bill in the House. "For many fam… Continue Reading


01.16.15

McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "As Americans we honor the memory of a man who stirred the conscience of a nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had an unswerving commitment to the equality of all Americans, and a firm dedication to seeing America live up to her highest ideals of liberty. More than five decades after his life's work, we know many challenges remain. But we also know that Dr. King's… Continue Reading


01.16.15

McConnell on the Resignation of Marilyn Tavenner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner: "The role of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator is supposed to be about overseeing these important programs, not implementing a gigantic, unworkable law that hurts hardworking Americans. While we appreciate her service, no one could have successfully managed a law as… Continue Reading


01.15.15

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa to Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. "Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier, and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-cl… Continue Reading


01.09.15

McConnell Comments on Nebraska Supreme Court Keystone Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the Nebraska Supreme Court decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline: "President Obama is out of excuses for deciding whether or not to allow thousands of Americans to get back to work. Today's ruling provides the perfect opportunity for the President to change his unproductive posture on this jobs project and reverse his veto threat. Congress will soon pass a bipartisan proposal to approve this j… Continue Reading


01.06.15

McConnell Comments on Presidential Veto Threat of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Obama would veto bipartisan legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: "The President threatening to veto the first bipartisan infrastructure bill of the new Congress must come as a shock to the American people who spoke loudly in November in favor of bipartisan accomplishments. It's interesting to note that the President declined to i… Continue Reading

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