Press Releases

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


04.11.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy Renew Call for Action to Support Americans’ Paychecks and Save Small Businesses

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: "An historic avalanche of layoffs is crushing American families. But yesterday, Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a clean funding increase for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that has already saved millions of jobs and may be de… Continue Reading


04.07.20

McConnell Statement on Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program: "Twelve days ago, the Senate passed the largest rescue package in American history. Our bipartisan CARES Act provided more than $2 trillion in relief for workers and families, resources for hospitals and healthcare providers, and emergency lending to blunt mass layoffs and help workers continue to get paid. "As the Administrati… Continue Reading


04.03.20

McConnell: “Outstanding Nominations That Will Strengthen Our Independent Judiciary for Decades”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Cory Wilson to serve on the Fifth Circuit: President Trump has announced two more outstanding nominations that will strengthen our independent judiciary for decades to come. Judge Justin Walker, the President's choice to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Leader McConnell on the Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Economic Relief in the CARES Act: "Well, it is a rescue package. It's not expected to go on forever. That part is certainly the case. We're trying to bridge the gap here between where we are today and where we hope … Continue Reading


03.31.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "This was a genuine national emergency. And trying to put together a $2 trillion dollar bill in a week was really a herculean task, as you can imagine. The way I thought it would work best wou… Continue Reading


03.28.20

McConnell Statement on Sen. Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Tom Coburn. "I am so sad that we have lost our friend and former colleague Senator Tom Coburn. "The Senate knew Dr. Coburn as a whip-smart legislator with rock-solid principles. He was an unbelievably effective ambassador for his conservative Oklahoma values. He was central to igniting new national conversations about the proper role of federal policy and the… Continue Reading


03.27.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "We pivoted from impeachment, one of the most contentious fights you can imagine, to passing this rescue package 96-0. I was proud of the Senate. We came together in less than… Continue Reading


03.21.20

McConnell Update on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The past two days of intense bipartisan talks are very close to a resolution. I believe we are poised to deliver the significant relief that Americans need with the speed that this crisis demands. "The legislation we are finalizing addresses all four of the crucial priorities that Senate Republicans laid out earlier thi… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell on CARES Act: We’re Going to Stay Until We Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Bash on CNN yesterday to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On helping individuals and small businesses: "We're doing both. We're going to both provide direct assistance to individuals and to small businesses so they can stay open. This is a government imposed shut down if you will, to deal with this pandemic,… Continue Reading


03.15.20

McConnell Update on Urgent Senate Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding important upcoming Senate legislative activity: "The Senate will convene tomorrow to continue work on crucial legislation for the American people. "First, we still need to receive the final version of the House's coronavirus relief legislation. I commend Sec. Mnuchin for his hard work on this. I know Senators on both sides are carefully reviewing the details and are eager to act swif… Continue Reading


03.14.20

McConnell Update on Combating the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of additional legislation to assist with the economic fallout from the coronavirus: "I applaud the additional steps President Trump announced today to continue fighting the coronavirus. The new emergency declaration will unlock even more resources and flexibility for the federal, state, and local officials working to protect American families. "In… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell, Thune, Graham, Burr, and Cornyn “Strongly Support” FISA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD), Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement on the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020: 'A wide bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives has passed important legislation to reauthorize critical national security tools under the Foreign Intelligence Surveill… Continue Reading


03.06.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's 'Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream' yesterday to discuss Leader Schumer's attack on the Supreme Court and the coronavirus supplemental funding package. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Leader Schumer's attack on the Supreme Court: "I want to associate myself with the remarks of Laurence Tribe. As a Supreme Court reporter, you know that he … Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senate Approves Bipartisan Funding to Fight Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding supplemental funding for the coronavirus: 'The Senate just passed nearly $7.8 billion in supplemental funding to fight the new coronavirus by an overwhelming bipartisan vote and sent it to President Trump's desk. 'I applaud this package and was proud to support it. It provides targeted resources for a serious national response to a serious challenge. 'The majority of the supplemental… Continue Reading


02.13.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Attorney General Barr: "I think the Attorney General knows what he's talking about. I'm not the Attorney General but I have confidence in Bill Barr." On War Powers Resolution: "The War Powers Act, which by the way, every President has felt was unconstitutional, sought to … Continue Reading


02.13.20

Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove to Retire from the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Thursday that long-serving Senate officer Laura Dove, the Secretary for the Majority, will conclude her Senate service at the end of February. "Laura Dove has been an essential part of the United States Senate," McConnell said. "The Secretary for the Majority is one of the most crucial people in this institution. Every Republican Senator has counted on Laura to listen to our goals and concerns and help translate the… Continue Reading

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