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08.05.15

McConnell Comments on Passage of ARENA Act from Senate EPW Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today issued the following statement after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed Sen. Capito's ARENA Act that would combat the EPA's deeply regressive climate regulations: "I commend the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman Inhofe for moving to combat the Obama Administration's deeply regressive climate regulations by passing Sen. Capito's ARENA Act that would prohibit these rules from moving… Continue Reading


04.29.15

Senator McConnell Questions EPA Administrator on War On Coal

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing regarding the EPA's anti-coal regulation that would devastate Kentucky coal jobs and harm our economy. Earlier this year, Senator McConnell joined the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress - the panel which oversees the budget for the EPA.… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Coalition Applauds Senator McConnell’s Efforts to Combat President’s War on Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several groups wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today to applaud his "work with state governors and legislators to push back against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) usurpation of state electricity policy through its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP)." In the letter, the groups wrote that "federal and state officials are right to question the CPP's legality and the repercussions that would result from submission of a State Implementation Plan"…… Continue Reading


03.31.15

McConnell Statement on Obama Administration International Climate Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration's unworkable Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in preparation for global climate talks in Paris: "Even if the job-killing and likely illegal Clean Power Plan were fully implemented, the United States could not meet the targets laid out in this proposed new plan. Considering that two-thirds of the U.S. federal government hasn't even signed off on the C… Continue Reading


03.20.15

Senator McConnell Urges Nation’s Governors to “Carefully Review the Consequences” Before Submitting a Plan to Implement EPA’s New Regulation

McConnell's letter to Governors says EPA's proposal raises "serious legal and policy concerns" WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Nation's Governors to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulation that requires states to dramatically restructure their electricity systems based on how the agency thinks electricity should be produced and used in each state. The EPA's demands, McConnell noted, are "far beyond its legal authority." In a le… Continue Reading


02.24.15

McConnell Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone Jobs and Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Keystone jobs and infrastructure bill: "It's extremely disappointing that President Obama vetoed a bipartisan bill that would support thousands of good jobs and pump billions of dollars into the economy. It passed both houses of Congress with strong bipartisan support and it's a priority for organized labor as well. Even the President's own State Department says const… Continue Reading


02.02.15

McConnell Statement on the President’s Budget and Coal

McConnell Statement on the President's Budget and Coal WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding the President's plan for those struggling under his anti-coal Administration: "It is cold comfort for the Obama Administration to suddenly propose easing the pain they've helped inflict on so many Kentucky coal families, but anything aimed at aiding these communities should be seriously considered. Meanwhile, I will continue to offer w… Continue Reading


01.09.15

McConnell Comments on Nebraska Supreme Court Keystone Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the Nebraska Supreme Court decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline: "President Obama is out of excuses for deciding whether or not to allow thousands of Americans to get back to work. Today's ruling provides the perfect opportunity for the President to change his unproductive posture on this jobs project and reverse his veto threat. Congress will soon pass a bipartisan proposal to approve this j… 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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