Press Releases

10.09.23

McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: Four Steps for the U.S. to Help Israel

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) authored the following op-ed that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read online or see below: As hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorists stormed into Israel on Saturday to butcher children and elders, kidnap Israeli civilians, and parade the naked bodies of the women they murdered through the streets of Gaza, many of their fellow Palestinians and supporters around the world cheered. The world has once a… Continue Reading


10.07.23

McConnell Statement on Terrorist War Against Israel

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today’s terrorist war against Israel: “Today’s terrorist violence against Israel is a reminder of the evil that motivates Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and their patrons in Tehran. “The United States and the civilized world must stand in solidarity as a fellow democracy defends its sovereignty and its citizens and must unequivocally condemn these vicious attacks against civilian… Continue Reading


10.03.23

McConnell Statement on Speaker Kevin McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the tenure of Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA): “Speaker McCarthy has my sincere thanks for his service to our nation in what is often a thankless role. The Speaker’s tenure was bookended by historic fights, but as he reminded his colleagues when he took the gavel, 'our nation is worth fighting for.' “The Speaker’s appetite for worthy causes steered a narrow majority to seize his… Continue Reading


09.21.23

McConnell Welcomes President Volodymyr Zelensky Of Ukraine

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine:  “This morning I was proud to welcome President Zelensky to the Capitol. And I was glad our colleagues had an opportunity to hear from him firsthand and ask questions about the state of Ukraine’s counteroffensive. “At the risk of repeating myself, American support for Ukraine is not charity. It’s an in… Continue Reading


09.13.23

McConnell Statement On Senator Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Mitt Romney’s announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2024:  “The U.S. Senate is known to attract bright and proven public servants. However, we rarely get to welcome new Senators already as accomplished and well-regarded as Mitt Romney. The Senate has been fortunate to call our friend from Utah a colleague these past four and a half years, and I am sorry to learn… Continue Reading


08.18.23

McConnell Comments on the Passing of James Buckley

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Jim Buckley: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of James Buckley, a remarkable American who lived an extraordinarily consequential life. “The sheer breadth of Jim’s involvement in our nation’s public life was a singular accomplishment — from the Senate to the State Department to the federal bench. But history will most remember him for the depth of his contri… Continue Reading


07.13.23

ICYMI: McConnell on The Hugh Hewitt Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show this morning. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview. On the Supreme Court: “What [Democrats] really don’t like is that this is a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution and expects the executive branch only to carry out positions that Congress has authorized. Most of the left thought of the Supreme Court as sort of an extra legislativ… Continue Reading


07.11.23

McConnell in The Washington Post: Supreme Court’s Independence Is Not A Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) authored the following op-ed that appeared in today’s print edition of The Washington Post. Click here to read online or see below: Every June, the Supreme Court releases its most controversial opinions, and without fail, politicians complain about how those decisions came down. After cases such as King v. Burwell in 2015, which upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, it was conservatives who v… Continue Reading


06.30.23

Biden Administration’s Student Loan Socialism is Illegal

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Biden v. Nebraska: “The American people know that the Biden Administration’s student loan socialism plan would be a raw deal for hardworking taxpayers. Now that the Supreme Court has rejected the Administration’s position in Biden v. Nebraska, they can know that it’s illegal. “The President of the United States cann… Continue Reading


06.29.23

Racial Discrimination Has No Place in College Admissions

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. (SFFA) v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and SFFA v. University of North Carolina: “The Supreme Court’s decisions on college admissions are a long-overdue step toward ensuring equal protection under the law. For decades, the Court turned a blind eye as higher education prioritized il… Continue Reading


06.22.23

McConnell, Modi Meet At Crucial Moment in U.S.-India Relations

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India: “I was glad to meet today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India before he addressed a joint session of Congress. The Prime Minister’s visit comes at a consequential moment in our two countries’ relationship. India’s population, location, and resources make it a cornerst… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Senate Republicans Vote To Protect Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding pistol brace CRA: “The Biden Administration has spent years going out of its way to trample on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. The President himself used the State of the Union to attack longstanding legal protections for firearms producers. He tried unsuccessfully to give the keys to the ATF to a nominee whose extreme record as a ‘bully’ and an &#… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Does Not Depend on Democrats’ Political Preferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following statement for the record today regarding the Supreme Court: “This month, the Supreme Court will issue some of the term’s most consequential decisions. And if past is prologue, Washington Democrats will let the topline outcome of the cases determine their view of the Court’s institutional legitimacy. “A year ago this week, the Court corrected a half-century of badly reas… Continue Reading


06.01.23

Senate Passes Bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Senate's passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act: "Four months after Speaker McCarthy invited President Biden to begin negotiating a resolution to the looming debt crisis, an important step toward fiscal sanity will finally become law. "Thanks to House Republicans' efforts, the Fiscal Responsibility Act avoids the catastrophic consequences of default and begins to curb Washington Demo… Continue Reading


05.28.23

McConnell Applauds Bipartisan Agreement to Rein in Reckless Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement: "The United States of America will not default on its debt. Today's agreement makes urgent progress toward preserving our nation's full faith and credit and a much-needed step toward getting its financial house in order. I am especially grateful to Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans for their work to ensure that a debt limit increase comes with serious steps to rein in Washington Democrat… Continue Reading


05.25.23

Supreme Court Delivers Victory For Common Sense And American Landowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA: “The Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA is a victory for common sense and yet another stern rebuke of Washington Democrats’ sprawling regulatory state. The Court’s ruling provides long-awaited relief and much-needed clarity for millions of small businesses and landowners on the limits of the feder… Continue Reading


05.22.23

McConnell Remembers C. Boyden Gray

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Ambassador C. Boyden Gray: "Elaine and I were saddened to learn of the passing this weekend of a friend and distinguished public servant, C. Boyden Gray. "Over a legal career that spanned half a century, Boyden Gray developed a well-deserved reputation for mastery of complex regulatory issues and relish for worthwhile fights. His service to consecutive Republican presidents was marked by u… Continue Reading


05.11.23

Biden Democrats’ Latest Attack on American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following statement regarding the Biden Administration's latest radical anti-energy policy: "By outsourcing his energy policy to the radical left, President Biden is outsourcing away America's energy security and independence. "Today, the EPA resurrected the devastating climate regulations that liberals have spent more than a decade trying to drop on folks in Kentucky, West Virginia, and the rest of coal coun… Continue Reading


04.27.23

McConnell Meets With President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after meeting with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea: "I was honored today to welcome President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea to the Capitol. The president's visit underscores our two countries' strong democracies, innovative free enterprise economies, and commitment to a vital military alliance in the face of shared challenges. "The most obvious threat to our ir… Continue Reading


04.07.23

Schumer, McConnell Joint Statement Regarding The Wrongful Detainment Of WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Evan Gershkovich: "We strongly condemn the wrongful detention of U.S. citizen and Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, and demand the immediate release of this internationally known and respected independent journalist. "Mr. Gershkovich was accredited by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work as a journalist in Russ… Continue Reading

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