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10.10.17

McConnell Op-Ed: The Need For Tax Reform Is Loudly Supported By Democrats — Or At Least It Was.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) published the following op-ed in NBC's "Think" column: "For many Americans living on the coasts - or working in Silicon Valley or finance - the recession of 2008-2009 may seem little more than a distant memory. But for many other Americans, the last 10 years have been a lost decade, where the economy stumbled and opportunities declined. They suffered through stagnant paychecks, a lack of steady work and retirement that slipped fur… Continue Reading


07.11.17

McConnell Statement on August Recess, Democrats’ Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following announcement Tuesday about the Senate's August recess: "Once the Senate completes its work on health care reform, we will turn to other important issues including the National Defense Authorization Act and the backlog of critical nominations that have been mindlessly stalled by Democrats. "In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been st… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Leader McConnell Statement on Democrat Filibuster of Department of Defense Funding Bill

"It is inexcusable to see Senate Democrats filibustering the defense appropriations bill, jeopardizing both our combat readiness and our national security. "This defense appropriations measure, like every other Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill, respects the budget caps in place and was reported out of committee at the earliest point in more than a decade - despite all of Democrats efforts to dismantle the appropriations process. It also earned the support of every single Democrat in committee. As … Continue Reading


10.01.15

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Don’t Block Funding for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Democrats to support the national defense authorization bill and funding for Veterans Affairs: "With each passing day the American people are reminded of the peril attached to the Obama Administration's inflexible determination to conduct American foreign policy based on campaign promises made in 2008. "These goals - unilaterally withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan based on fi… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Pressure Mounts on Senate Democrats to End Their Filibuster of Anti-Slavery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan human rights legislation: "Hours ago, 100% of Senate Democrats followed the lead of Republicans and Democrats in the House - including Nancy Pelosi and the Pro-Choice Caucus - in voting to endorse the bipartisan principle that federal funds leaving the government should be subject to bipartisan Hyde language. Given that Ameri… Continue Reading


03.27.15

McConnell Statement on Sen. Reid’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the decision by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to retire at the end of his term: "Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges. They continue to make him a formidable opponent today. Through every turn in his long career, Landra would be there by his side -- and Harry by… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Will Senate Democrats Choose Special Interests over Victims of Human Trafficking?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to support bipartisan human rights legislation: "The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is one of the most bipartisan pieces of legislation you could imagine. "Ever since this bipartisan human rights bill was introduced by a Democrat and a Republican in January -and made publicly available for any person to read - members of both parties have sung its praises… Continue Reading


01.06.15

McConnell Comments on Presidential Veto Threat of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Obama would veto bipartisan legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: "The President threatening to veto the first bipartisan infrastructure bill of the new Congress must come as a shock to the American people who spoke loudly in November in favor of bipartisan accomplishments. It's interesting to note that the President declined to i… Continue Reading

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