Press Releases

02.01.21

McConnell Calls for Immediate Release of Burma’s Leaders and Restoration of Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Burma and Suu Kyi's detainment: "Reports that Burma's military has rounded up civilian leaders including Aung San Suu-Kyi and key civil society figures are horrifying, completely unacceptable, and obviously a saddening step backwards for Burma's slow and unsteady democratic transition. "In 2015, Burma's democratic elections brought Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to off… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Commitments to Protect Senate Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding power-sharing: "Today two Democratic Senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden's and my view that no Senate majority should destroy the right of future minorities of both parties to help shape legislation. "The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate's last 50-50 power-sharing… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Sen. Rob Portman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "My friend Sen. Portman's announced retirement in two years will be a big loss for the entire Senate. For a decade, our colleague from Ohio has been one of the most expert, most effective Senators on either side of the aisle. His mastery of policy, experience across branches of government, friendly disposition, and relentless … Continue Reading


01.21.21

McConnell Statement on Proposed Trial Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding his proposed timeline for the first phases of an impeachment trial: "I have sent a proposed timeline for the first phases of the upcoming impeachment trial to Leader Schumer and look forward to continuing to discuss it with him. "Senate Republicans are strongly united behind the principle that the institution of the Senate, the office of the presidency, and former President Tr… Continue Reading


01.13.21

McConnell Statement on Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate schedule: "The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House. "Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before Preside… Continue Reading


01.12.21

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Sheldon Adelson: "Our nation lost a remarkable American with the passing of my friend Sheldon Adelson. "Sheldon built an incredible life and career. He climbed from sleeping on tenement floors during the Great Depression as a young boy to literally towering over Las Vegas and beyond. He created countless jobs in the process. And he poured his success into philant… Continue Reading


01.08.21

McConnell Mourns Death of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the death of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick: "I was saddened and sickened to learn that Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a 12-year veteran of the United States Capitol Police, died following Wednesday's violent attack on Congress. "It appears the criminals who masqueraded as patriots have the blood of law enforcement on their hands. I hope the homicide investigation that is already unde… Continue Reading


01.07.21

McConnell Statement on United States Capitol Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding yesterday's events at the United States Capitol: "I salute and applaud those front-line U.S. Capitol Police officers who stood bravely in harm's way during yesterday's failed insurrection. We are praying today for those who sustained injuries, some serious, in the line of duty. Congress is also deeply grateful to the local officers from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, the federal l… Continue Reading


12.27.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump for Signing Crucial Relief Legislation into Law

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation being signed into law this evening: "I applaud President Trump's decision to get hundreds of billions of dollars of crucial COVID-19 relief out the door and into the hands of American families as quickly as possible. "The bipartisan rescue package that Republicans in Congress and the Trump Administration negotiated with the Democra… Continue Reading


12.21.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

On the Targeted COVID-19 Relief Agreement: "I said back in July, what the country needed was a package roughly of a trillion dollars focused on kids in school, small businesses, health care providers, and direct cash payments. We tried to pass -- we started advocating that in July and August and the talks were unproductive. So I essentially put that bill on the floor of the Senate in both September and October. Not a single Democrat supported it. Their view was give us everything we want or we … Continue Reading


12.17.20

McConnell: Kentuckians and All Americans Should Accept the COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: "Since last spring, following health guidelines, I have advocated mask wearing, social distancing and other best practices. "Because of the health professionals at the FDA, Operation Warp Speed, and provisions of the CARES Act that I was proud to get signed into law, we now have a vaccine that is ready for use. But I am disappointed to see early public senti… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds Attorney General Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Bill Barr: "Attorney General Barr is one of the most dedicated and capable public servants I have ever seen in action. For nearly two years, he's provided wise counsel to President Trump and rendered outstanding service to our country. He has helped keep America safe from criminals and terrorists and advanced the bedrock American value of equal justice under law.… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy on Urgent Need for COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued the following statement regarding COVID relief legislation: "Congress has two critical items to tackle this week: funding the government and delivering crucial COVID relief to families, workers, and businesses across the country. It is time for Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House to find consensus on COVID relief before the holidays. We hope our Demo… Continue Reading


12.04.20

McConnell, Paul, and 36 Senate Republicans File Brief Urging Supreme Court to Reaffirm Religious Liberty Still Exists in a Pandemic

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senators McConnell (R-KY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), John Thune (R-SD) ,John Barasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AZ), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy H… Continue Reading


11.20.20

McConnell on Treasury Announcement and COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding targeted COVID-19 relief: "Secretary Mnuchin's actions yesterday concerning some of the lending facilities established by the unanimous, bipartisan CARES Act are fully aligned with the letter of the law and the intent of the Congress. "There is an obvious right use for these hundreds of billions of dollars of already-allocated but unused funds. Congress should repurpose this money towar… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation and Senate Republican priorities. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the whole interview. On Precedent for Confirming Justice Barrett: "Let's go back to 2016, which the Democrats conveniently leave out, and what I said, which was that when you have divided government, you have to go back to 1888 to find the la… Continue Reading


10.29.20

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss Justice Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Democrats' Radical Agenda: "Well, number one they were talking about that all year long. It didn't just begin with the Barrett nomination. They've been talking about getting rid of the filibuster, admitting D.C. and Puerto Rico as states, and packing… Continue Reading


10.27.20

McConnell on ‘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 Justice Barrett's confirmation. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi Continuing to Block COVID-19 relief: "We have been working on coronavirus relief. Unfortunately, the Speaker has not been able to agree to anything remotely reasonable. We can do two things at once and we… Continue Reading


10.22.20

McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino' today to discuss COVID-19 relief, Democrats' court-packing threats, and Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Judge Barrett's Qualifications: "Stunningly, amazingly intelligent. A wonderful life story as well. It's hard to think of any nominee we've had in the past who is any better than this one, and… Continue Reading


10.21.20

McConnell Condemns Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Religious Faith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: "Judge Barrett's hearing last week confirmed beyond any doubt that she is a brilliant scholar and judge who is exceptionally qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Clear majorities of Americans agree the Senate should confirm this outstanding nominee. "Since the nominee's credentials are unassailable, Democrats an… Continue Reading

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