Press Releases

02.29.24

Senator Katie Britt of Alabama Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address next Thursday, March 7: “Americans are struggling amid a border catastrophe, crushing inflation, an increasingly dangerous world, and fears about a President not up to the task. Against this backdrop, Senator Katie Britt will share her incredible story a… Continue Reading


02.28.24

Joint Statement on FY24 Appropriations Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaker Johnson, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader Jeffries along with House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member DeLauro and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Murray and Vice Chair Collins released the following statement: “We are in agreement that Congress must work in a bipartisan manner to fund our government. “Negotiators have come to an agreement on six bills: Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice and Science, Energy and Water Devel… Continue Reading


02.26.24

McConnell Statement On Sweden’s Accession To NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on Hungary’s approval of Sweden’s accession to NATO: “Strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization means strengthening U.S. national security and the collective security of the West. Today, Hungary’s near-unanimous ratification of Sweden’s accession brings another capable and committed ally to the doorstep of the most successful military alliance in human history. “Sweden’s commitment… Continue Reading


02.13.24

McConnell Statement On Passage Of National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the passage of supplemental national security legislation: “The Senate understands the responsibilities of America’s national security and will not neglect them. “For three years, a policy of hesitation, short-sightedness, and self-deterrence led the world to wonder whether the United States still has the resolve to face growing, coordinated threats. “Today, we faced a clear test of that … Continue Reading


02.04.24

McConnell Statement On Border Security Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on border security and supplemental legislation: “For three years, the American people have endured both a border crisis and the open-borders agenda that caused it. “President Biden’s campaign promise to welcome illegal aliens at the border overwhelmed a broken asylum system that unified Republican government had tried desperately to fix in the face of Democrat obstruction. His Administration… Continue Reading


01.28.24

McConnell Statement On Iran-Backed Attack That Killed 3 American Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the killing of U.S. servicemembers in the Middle East: “My deepest sympathies are with the families of the three brave U.S. servicemembers killed in Jordan at the hands of Iran-backed terrorists. And my prayers are with their comrades wounded in the attack and with the U.S. personnel, including many Kentuckians, serving across the region in harm’s way. “Last night, the cost of failu… Continue Reading


01.25.24

McConnell Statement on Bobbi Barrasso

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Bobbi Barrasso: “Elaine and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Bobbi Barrasso. “Our friend and colleague John wore his love for Bobbi on his sleeve. And he was blessed to go through life with someone whose commitment to serving the people of Wyoming rivaled his own. Bobbi’s home state is better for her decades of devoted advocacy for a host of worthy c… Continue Reading


01.11.24

McConnell Statement On U.S. Military Strikes In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding military operations in Yemen: “I welcome the U.S. and coalition operations against the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists responsible for violently disrupting international commerce in the Red Sea and attacking American vessels. President Biden’s decision to use military force against these Iranian proxies is overdue. “I am hopeful these operations mark an enduring shift in the Bid… Continue Reading


12.06.23

McConnell Statement On Speaker Kevin McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Speaker Kevin McCarthy: “Long before he became the 55th Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy was already living the American Dream. He was already a small business owner, the grandson of immigrants, and a proud son of Bakersfield, California. And his patriotic ideals and fighting spirit had already made him a natural leader among his colleagues in Congress. “I am grateful for … Continue Reading


12.01.23

McConnell Statement On The Passing Of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: “Today, our nation mourns the passing of a towering figure in the history of American law. “Raised on an Arizona cattle ranch miles from the nearest paved road, Sandra Day O’Connor seemed destined for blazing new trails, and wasted no time getting down to work. She arrived at Stanford at 16 and left six years later having met the… Continue Reading


11.19.23

McConnell Statement On The Passing Of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the death of former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter: “Elaine and I join the Senate and the entire nation in mourning the passing of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. “The daughter of a small-town auto mechanic and a dressmaker will be remembered for her instrumental role in the most enduring partnership in the history of the American presidency. Today, that partnersh… Continue Reading


10.22.23

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday and Face The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox’s ‘Fox News Sunday’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On President Biden’s supplemental request: “We're going to take a good hard look at it and I and most of my members believe we need something credible on the border, as well. I mean, if we're going to challenge accepting financial responsibility to helping … Continue Reading


10.20.23

McConnell: Senate Must Work Quickly To Address Threats At Home And Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the President’s supplemental request: “Above and beyond the demands of our work on full-year appropriations, a number of serious challenges to U.S. national security require the Senate’s urgent attention. “The United States and our allies face an increasingly coordinated challenge from powerful adversaries who seek to weaken us by destroying Israel, rewriting the map of Europe, and putting… Continue Reading


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

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