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12.01.18

President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush: "Elaine and I join the Senate and the nation in grieving the loss of President George H. W. Bush. "This devoted father and decorated patriot spent decades serving his country, from the skies above the South Pacific to our nation's highest office. "He kept America safe as CIA Director. He represented us with sk… Continue Reading


08.26.18

U.S. Sen. John McCain Will Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, today announced the late Senator John S. McCain will Lie in State at the United States Capitol Rotunda. "Additional information on the ceremony will be provided soon. The McCain Family will provide additional details regarding arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony. "The nation mourns the loss of a great … Continue Reading


08.25.18

‘Today is a Deeply Sad Day for the Senate and for Our Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): "Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example. He showed… Continue Reading


06.21.18

McConnell Statement on the Passing of His Friend, Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about the passing of his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Charles Krauthammer this afternoon. "Just because this news didn't come as a surprise does not make it any easier to face. As a writer, speaker, and commentator, Charles served our society as a public intellectual in the truest sense. His pen functioned like a lighthouse, helping … Continue Reading


06.08.18

McConnell: Krauthammer’s Work ‘In A Class Of Its Own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Charles Krauthammer released a letter regarding his health condition. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "For the past forty years, my dear friend Charles Krauthammer has brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit, and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator, and bestselling author. In every case, on practically every major national issue,… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Rev. Billy Graham

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Billy Graham: "It is with great sadness that Elaine and I note the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, a man whose God-given gifts and love for souls endeared him to millions and earned for him the title 'America's Pastor.' The son of a dairy farmer, Billy Graham became one of the world's most trusted men by preaching God's mercy to the rich and poor alike. His hund… Continue Reading


01.27.17

McConnell: The Pain Inflicted Upon the Jewish People Can Never Be Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today, January 27, 2017, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today, the world remembers the millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered the brutality of the Holocaust. The pain inflicted upon the Jewish people can never be forgotten. And so, today, we join together in recognition of the continued existence of evil in this world, and we again remember our responsibility… Continue Reading


12.08.16

McConnell Remembers John Glenn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement mourning the passing of former Senate colleague, astronaut and veteran, John Glenn: "Today our nation bids farewell to one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century. John Glenn said his childhood was like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but his life was anything but typical. From flying combat missions over Korea and the South Pacific as a Marine Corps aviator to a post-orbit splash… Continue Reading


07.31.16

McConnell Statement on Captain Khan

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Sunday: "Captain Khan was an American hero, and like all Americans I'm grateful for the sacrifices that selfless young men like Capt. Khan and their families have made in the war on terror. All Americans should value the patriotic service of ‎the patriots who volunteer to selflessly defend us in the armed services. And as I have long made clear, I agree with the Khans and families across the country th… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Senator McConnell on Passing of Senator George Voinovich

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following comments regarding the passing of Senator George Voinovich: "Senator Voinovich was a man of integrity and deep commitment to his faith, his family, and those he served in public office. From the mayor's office to the governor's mansion to the United States Senate, George had a singular political career but never forgot who sent him there. Janet was his best friend and closest confidant and we know how difficult… Continue Reading


06.04.16

Senator McConnell Comments on Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the passing of Muhammad Ali: "Elaine and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Muhammad Ali, one of the preeminent and most beloved athletes of the 20th century. Inside the ring, he was graceful on his feet and packed a powerful punch. Outside the ring, he thrilled us with his exuberance for life. He was more than just a boxer. He was The Greatest. His life story is an… Continue Reading


04.29.16

Former Senator Conrad Burns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the passing of former United States Senator for Montana, Conrad Burns: "Elaine and I were saddened by the passing of Conrad Burns. Conrad was a big personality from a big state and he will certainly be missed by those who had the opportunity to know him. Our thoughts are with Phyllis and the Burns family at this difficult time."… Continue Reading


03.06.16

Nancy Davis Reagan

Today, Nancy and Ron are together once more, and we offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and family left behind.' Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the passing of Nancy Davis Reagan: "Elaine and I join the nation in mourning the loss of Nancy Reagan. In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, w… Continue Reading


02.13.16

Justice Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Saturday on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "Today our country lost an unwavering champion of a timeless document that unites each of us as Americans. Justice Scalia's fidelity to the Constitution was rivaled only by the love of his family: his wife Maureen his nine children, and his many grandchildren. Through the sheer force of his intellect and his legendary wit, this giant o… Continue Reading


02.05.16

U.S. Senate Honors Marlow Cook

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday honoring former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Marlow Cook. The resolution was sponsored by Senators McConnell and Rand Paul. The text of S.Res.364 from the Congressional Record follows: SENATE RESOLUTION 364 Relative to the death of Marlow Cook, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Whereas Marlow Cook was born… Continue Reading


01.15.16

McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Senator McConnell, while serving as a Congressional intern, witnessed Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., in 1963. "Today we honor one of our nation's heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamt of an America that fulfills the principles of her founding with opportunity for all regardless of race. More than 50 years after his most famous speech… Continue Reading


09.23.15

McConnell Welcomes Pope Francis to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol where His Holiness will address a Joint Meeting of Congress: "On behalf of the United States Senate, I'd like to welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the Capitol. "Simple puffs of white smoke heralded a new beginning for Catholics in Kentucky, across America, and from every corner of the world. "What an incredible journey to witness. Americans have watched P… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Remembering Tragic Loss, Heroism on September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 and the response of the American people: "Americans again bow their heads in solemn commemoration of tragic loss, resolving never to forget the thousands of innocent lives taken 14 years ago. Americans again raise their hearts in remembrance of uncommon heroism, resolving never to forget fearless bravery high above white clouds or selfless compassion deep within … Continue Reading


06.10.15

McConnell on the Retirement of the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington: "I join the rest of the Senate in wishing the very best to the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, in retirement. Rarely do you meet one man who can say he's been a Princeton valedictorian, a Harvard professor, a Rhodes Scholar, an expert on the Kremlin, and a veteran, but that's Dr. Billington - and he's got more than 40 … Continue Reading


05.31.15

McConnell on the Passing of Beau Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of the Vice President's son, Beau Biden: "I'd like to begin by expressing sincere condolences to the entire Biden family in their moment of such deep and profound loss. Beau Biden was known to many as a dedicated public servant, a loving father of two, and a devoted partner to the woman he loved: Hallie. I've known the Vice President for many years, and it's hard t… Continue Reading

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