Press Releases

08.25.18

‘Today is a Deeply Sad Day for the Senate and for Our Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): "Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example. He showed… 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


07.19.18

Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting last night with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN): "The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at undermining public faith in our democratic process. As part of Congress' ongoing e… Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell In Louisville: Judge Kavanaugh is an Absolute All-Star

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference this morning to discuss the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The following are excerpts: On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Brett Kavanaugh, as all of you know, you've looked at his record for the last week or so, is an absolute All-Star: Yale undergraduate, Yale Law School, impeccable credentials. I have been trying to find anybody who has known him over … Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won't Stop Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate's turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. "Judge Kavanaugh po… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. He is widely admired for his intellec… 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


06.28.18

McConnell Announces Jay Khosla to Serve as Chief Economic Policy Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Jay Khosla will join his office as Chief Economic Policy Counsel. Khosla currently serves as Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. Prior to serving as Staff Director, Khosla held multiple senior roles at the Finance Committee including Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel. "Jay is an all-star and I'm thrilled to have him join our team," McConnell said. "Jay was a driving force helping deliv… Continue Reading


06.21.18

McConnell Statement on the Passing of His Friend, Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about the passing of his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Charles Krauthammer this afternoon. "Just because this news didn't come as a surprise does not make it any easier to face. As a writer, speaker, and commentator, Charles served our society as a public intellectual in the truest sense. His pen functioned like a lighthouse, helping … Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Statement on the President’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the executive order signed today by President Trump: "The safety of Americans and the security of our nation require that people who illegally cross our border are not simply released into the United States. But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status. … Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Meets With Kathy Kraninger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Kathy Kraninger: "This afternoon, I met with Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to direct the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. "This institution can play an important role in helping consumer finance markets function well by enforcing the law and addressing unnecessary or o… Continue Reading


06.08.18

McConnell: Krauthammer’s Work ‘In A Class Of Its Own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Charles Krauthammer released a letter regarding his health condition. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "For the past forty years, my dear friend Charles Krauthammer has brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit, and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator, and bestselling author. In every case, on practically every major national issue,… Continue Reading


06.05.18

McConnell Statement on Cancelling the August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancellation of August recess: "Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on th… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Crapo Bill Heads to White House for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act which was passed by the Senate earlier this year: "Today's House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which the Senate passed earlier this year, represents a major victory for America's local lenders and the communities they support. "For nearly eight year… Continue Reading


05.18.18

McConnell Statement on Robert Wilkie

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Robert Wilkie for Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's record of public service and current role as acting Secretary make him an outstanding choice to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As Secretary, he will be tasked with fulfilling America's commitments to veterans and their families, expanding their access to care, and improving ac… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senate to Pass VA MISSION Act Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "The Senate next week will take up and pass the VA MISSION Act, and send it to the president's desk before Memorial Day. This bicameral, bipartisan bill contains significant reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs which will increase and strengthen the healthcare and community care options available to America's veterans." Background: … Continue Reading


05.11.18

McConnell on President Trump’s Drug Pricing Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement Friday regarding the president's drug pricing initiative announcement: "I commend the Trump Administration for taking on this serious challenge facing millions of American families. I look forward to reviewing the proposals and working with the president and his team to help patients and protect taxpayers."… Continue Reading


05.10.18

McConnell Statement on Summit with North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the planned historic summit meeting between the United States and North Korea scheduled for next month: "Today we learned the date and location for the historic summit meeting between the United States and North Korea. "I congratulate President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the rest of the president's team on this significant step. I share in the hopes of our entire … Continue Reading


05.09.18

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News' 'The Daily Briefing' with Dana Perino: On North Korea "We have watched administrations of both parties not be able to achieve what we have all hoped for in North Korea-- that is a peninsula without nuclear weapons. So, this is as close as we have ever come. I think everybody is a little bit cautious when dealing with the North Koreans for the obvious reasons. This is quite significant we have gotten th… Continue Reading


05.08.18

McConnell Statement on Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement on the Iran Deal: "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represented a deeply flawed agreement which President Trump has determined is not in the national security interests of the United States. Iran's malign behavior across the broader Middle East-support to proxies such as Shia militias within Iraq, Hezbollah, the Houthis in Yemen, and militias insid… Continue Reading

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