Press Releases

07.22.19

McConnell on Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal: ‘The Resources We Need to Keep Rebuilding our Armed Forces’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's announcement today that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reached a budget deal: "I am very encouraged that the administration and Speaker Pelosi have reached a two-year funding agreement that secures the resources we need to keep rebuilding our armed forces. This was our top objective: Continuing to restore the readiness of our armed for… Continue Reading


07.18.19

McConnell on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ with Maria Bartiromo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox Business Channel's "Mornings with Maria" with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, ongoing budget negotiations, the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the minimum wage debate. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Democrats' socialist agenda: "Well, look [the president] is right about the 'The Squad' wanting to go turn us into a socialist country. What… Continue Reading


07.12.19

McConnell Statement on House Passage of 9/11 Victims Compensation Bill

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund bill: "The first responders who rushed into danger on September 11th, 2001 are the very definition of American heroes and patriots. The Senate has never forgotten the Victim Compensation Fund and we aren't about to start now. Nothing about our shared goal to provide for these heroes is remotely partisan. We will consider thi… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "Today I met with Acting Secretary Esper to discuss the critical challenges facing America's armed forces, Kentucky's contributions to our national defense, and his nomination to become the next Senate-confirmed Secretary of Defense. "Acting Secretary Esper is an impressive leader with a distinguished reco… Continue Reading


06.25.19

McConnell Announces Andrew Ferguson to Serve as Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Andrew Ferguson, currently the Chief Counsel for Nominations and the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee, will join his leadership office as Chief Counsel. "I am thrilled that someone as talented and well-respected as Andrew will be joining our team in this critical capacity," McConnell said. "Andrew has clerked at the highest levels of the federal judiciary, thrived in private practice, and h… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Mark Esper

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Mark Esper for Secretary of the Department of Defense: "I am pleased that President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense. Mr. Esper's distinguished military service and record of leadership at the Pentagon make him an outstanding choice. "From managing competition with great-powe… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Leader McConnell Speaks With Prime Minister Trudeau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after a phone call this evening with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "I was glad to speak with Prime Minister Trudeau today. We discussed several important matters that the United States and Canada are tackling together as neighbors and friends. In particular, the Prime Minister and I discussed our strong support for the USMCA, a landmark trade agreement that stands to greatly benefit… Continue Reading


06.17.19

McConnell on Fox & Friends

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" to discuss the crisis at the border, stopping socialism, and Iran. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview. On addressing the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "It's a real problem. We [recently] passed a supplemental for the floods, storm, damages we had in Puerto Rico, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska. In the Senate, we wanted t… Continue Reading


06.14.19

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Ingraham Angle’ with Laura Ingraham

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel's 'The Ingraham Angle' to discuss stopping socialism and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview. On stopping the Democrats' socialist agenda: "For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi. I am indeed the Grim Reaper when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over in the House wit… 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


06.05.19

McConnell on Fox News Radio’s ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sat down with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson during the inaugural week of "The Guy Benson Show" to discuss reshaping the federal judiciary, fighting socialism on the left, and other upcoming items on the Senate agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy: "They're [Democrats] conveniently cherry picking what I said in 2016. What I pointed out was t… Continue Reading


05.30.19

Senator Thad Cochran

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of friend and colleague, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "I am sorry to learn that our friend and former colleague Sen. Thad Cochran passed away early this morning. "Thad served with many Senate colleagues during his historic career. All of us benefited from the leadership and example of this schoolteachers' son from Pontotoc, Mississippi who rendered 45 years of distinguis… Continue Reading


05.20.19

Leader McConnell, Senator Kaine Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced today the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act, which would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21. As senators from two states with a long history of tobacco production and consumption, Senators McConnell and Kaine have seen the negative effects of youth tobacco use and have heard compelling public health stor… Continue Reading


05.15.19

McConnell and McCarthy: The House Must Stand Against the Toxic BDS Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be found in today's Washington Post and on WashingtonPost.com: "There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. Monitors say th… 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


05.09.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary of Defense Nominee Patrick Shanahan

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Patrick Shanahan for Secretary of Defense: "I am glad to learn that President Trump has made his choice for the next Secretary of Defense. Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is a well-regarded leader and the duties of the Secretary are too important for this position to remain unfilled. I look forward to meeting with Acting Secretary Shanahan soon and… 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


04.18.19

McConnell: I Look Forward to Reviewing the Special Counsel’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Barr's release of the Special Counsel's report: "I'm grateful for the Attorney General's diligent work to release as much of the Special Counsel's report as possible to Congress and to the American people. The nation is fortunate to have an experienced leader like Bill Barr in place to ensure maximum possible transparency while carefully protecting classified materia… 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


04.07.19

McConnell Thanks Nielsen For Her Service

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "I want to thank Secretary Nielsen for her two-plus years of tireless service to the administration and to the American people. "From natural disasters to cybersecurity threats, the Department of Homeland Security protects Americans on countless fronts - including, of course, the front lines of the security and humanitarian c… Continue Reading

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