Press Releases

06.05.20

McConnell: “Our Economic Comeback is Just Beginning”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the economy: "Our economic comeback is just beginning. But even in these early days of our careful reopening, the American people are already trouncing expert predictions and starting to come back strong. "The CARES Act, which Senate Republicans wrote in March and which passed both houses of Congress unanimously, has been essential. With the country on the line, the Senate built… Continue Reading


05.29.20

McConnell Statement on Protests and Riots: “Our City, Our State, and Our Country Have to Pull Together”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the protests in Louisville, Kentucky and around the country: "The killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky have shaken our nation. For millions and millions of outraged Americans, these tragedies do not appear as isolated incidents, but as the latest disturbing chapters in our long, unfinished Ameri… Continue Reading


05.22.20

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Senate Work Period: "Well, the House has been here two days in the last three months. We've been here throughout the month of May, three straight weeks with hearings on the COVID-19 crisis. Confirmations that are important, peop… Continue Reading


05.20.20

McConnell Pays Tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress: "Throughout this health crisis, the Senate, its members and our staffs have been lucky to have the steady leadership of Dr. Brian Monahan in our corner. "Our Attending Physician has responded with the same ability and professionalism that have benefited Congress and the Supreme Co… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell Selects Senator Marco Rubio as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman: "I am glad to announce that Senator Marco Rubio has accepted my invitation to serve as Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. "The senior senator for Florida is a talented and experienced Senate leader with expertise in foreign affairs and national security matters. … Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on ‘Special Report’ with Bret Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'Special Report' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On House Democrats' Liberal Wish List: "It's an 1,800 page liberal wish list. It strikes me as hardly salvageable. Just to give you an example of some of the absurdity, there is money in there for illegal immigrants. It mentions the word cannabis of all thin… Continue Reading


05.07.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Senate's Return This Week: "Well, the Senate got back to work this week. The Democrats didn't want to come back to work, and we have a lot of different things to do - nominations that have been stalled for at least six weeks, if not longer. So… Continue Reading


05.01.20

McConnell Statement on New Guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP): "I am grateful to Dr. Monahan, the entire Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Rules Committee, and the offices of the Sergeant at Arms, the Architect of the Capitol, and the Secretary of the Senate. All of these dedicated professionals have worked hard to develop solutions so the United States Senate can s… Continue Reading


04.30.20

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'America's Newsroom' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Ensuring State and Local Funding Remains Focused on COVID-19: "The point is we are not interested in borrowing money from future generations to send down to states to help them with bad decisions they've made in the past unrelated to the coron… Continue Reading


04.29.20

McConnell on the Brian Kilmeade Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Brian Kilmeade today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Liability Protections for Frontline Workers: "We're going to insist upon this reform, which is not related to money, as a condition for going forward. We need to protect the American people and the brave folks who have been on the front line taking car… Continue Reading


04.28.20

McConnell on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Neil Cavuto today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Litigation Protection for Frontline Workers: "My redline going forward on this bill is we need to provide protection, litigation protection, for those who have been on the frontline. Hospitals, doctors, nurses. Imagine you are a businessman thinking about … Continue Reading


04.27.20

McConnell on the Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson today to discuss the upcoming Senate schedule and ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Reconvening the Senate May 4th: "We're going to return a week from today. We'll modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person here in Washingt… Continue Reading


04.27.20

McConnell Confirms Senate Will Reconvene May 4th, Previews Commonsense Reforms to Strengthen Nation’s Response & Re-Opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Senators will return to Washington D.C. one week from today. We will modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but we will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person. If it is essential for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, truck drivers, grocery-store workers, and many other brave American… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Bill Hemmer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Yesterday's Senate Vote to Replenish the Paycheck Protection Plan: "I think, the public is bored with this partisan back and forth, the facts are we tried to get relief for the small business package 12 days ago. It was in fact delayed by democratic maneuv… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer's Delay to Immediately Replenish the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yeah, that's a fact, an indisputable fact. A 12 day delay when we ran out of money for this popular small business program. The demand was enormous. They wa… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Welcomes Bipartisan Agreement to Continue Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding an update on additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "I am encouraged that Democratic leaders have finally agreed to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and abandon a number of their unrelated demands. "Republicans never wanted this crucial program for workers and small businesses to shut down. We tried to pass additional funding a wee… Continue Reading


04.17.20

McConnell Announces Oversight Plans for Historic CARES Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) of the Senate Banking Committee will lead and coordinate the Senate's oversight of the historic CARES Act. He also announced that Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) will be the Senate Majority Leader's appointment to the five-member Congressional Oversight Commission created by the statute. "The CARES Act is the biggest rescue package in the history of Congress," said Leader McConnell. "A… Continue Reading


04.15.20

McConnell and McCarthy on Democrats’ Lapse in the Paycheck Protection Program: “This Did Not Have to Happen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "The Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury report that the Paycheck Protection Program will exhaust its funding in a matter of hours. It will have to stop accepting applications for job-saving loans. Democrats have spent days bl… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Tony Perkins on his radio show 'Washington Watch' yesterday to discuss confirming the President's well-qualified nominees and the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Confirming Well-Qualified Judges: "It's not just how many judges you appoint, but what are they like. And the Trump administration in league with the… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell Update on Senate Schedule & Urgent Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule and the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "Since the Senate passed the historic CARES Act in late March, Senators have been working around the country to monitor its implementation and help our states and nation attack this pandemic. "As the country continues working together to flatten th… Continue Reading

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