Press Releases

02.11.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss impeachment and judges. See below for excerpts and you can listen to portions of the interview here. On judges: "We're going to do the 51st Circuit judge in the Senate today. And at the district judge level, you know, the Democratic senators still have some pull. So the administration's trying to work out some kind of compromise deal, because at the district court level in the Senat… Continue Reading


02.06.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel's 'Hannity' yesterday to discuss the acquittal of President Trump in the Senate Impeachment Trial. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Impeachment: "The most aggressive thing you can do to any President is to try impeach them. And they did it. On a party line vote. And you could best describe it as Trump derangement syndrome. In other words, whatever … Continue Reading


02.04.20

Majority Leader McConnell Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address: Video download HERE. Audio download HERE. Photo download HERE. "I was proud to attend President Trump's State of the Union address and hear him discuss the crucial work we're doing together for the American people. "For three years, Republicans in Congress have partnered with the President to keep America strong and safe and c… Continue Reading


01.31.20

McConnell Statement on Next Steps in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers' accusations and end this impeachment trial. There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the Manage… Continue Reading


01.24.20

McConnell Welcomes Kentuckians to D.C. for the March For Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today as he welcomed Kentuckians to the U.S. Capitol who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life: Photo download HERE. "The March for Life is one of the most important annual events in Washington D.C. Every year, thousands and thousands of Americans across all ages, faiths, and backgrounds travel here for this day. They come to remind our nation that human dignity and hum… Continue Reading


12.19.19

McConnell Bill to Protect Coal Miner Pension Benefits Now Goes to President for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate approved today the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell secured their bipartisan bill in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreem… Continue Reading


12.19.19

McConnell/Kaine Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 Now Goes to President for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate approved today the Tobacco-Free Youth Act, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21 and help protect young people from the dangers of nicotine. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell secured their bip… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Majority Leader McConnell Announces Funding to Modernize State Election Systems to Combat Interference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate approved $425 million for states to enhance their voting systems. Kentucky is expected to receive more than $6 million of that funding, which is included in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement. The measure now goes to President Trump for his signature. "Preserving the integrity of our elections is vital for the security and future of our country, and I'm determined to continue to provi… Continue Reading


12.16.19

McConnell Secures Tobacco-Free Youth Act in Fiscal Year 2020 Agreement; McConnell/Kaine Measure Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that he successfully secured the Tobacco-Free Youth Act in the Fiscal Year 2020 government agreement. The legislation, which he introduced earlier this year with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21 and help protect young people from the dangers of nicotine. Before the end of the year, both the Hous… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Majority Leader McConnell Secures Miners Fix to Protect Coal Families’ Pension Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that he successfully secured in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement the bipartisan legislation he introduced with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for Kentucky miners and their families - the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019. Before the end of the year, both the House of Representatives and Senate are expected to approve the government-… Continue Reading


12.11.19

50

In Less Than Three Years, President Trump Has Appointed And The Republican Senate Has Confirmed 50 Circuit Judges, More Than Any President's First Full Term Since 1980 In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges. That is already the most in any president's whole first term since 1980. https://t.co/3Ns65gvCje pic.twitter.com/r0mZgunu7f - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 11, 2019 More Than One Out Of Eve… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Leader McConnell Meets With Senator-Designate Kelly Loeffler

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting today with Senator-Designate for Georgia, Kelly Loeffler: 'It was a pleasure to meet with Senator-designate Kelly Loeffler this morning. It is already clear that Governor Kemp has made a terrific choice. Senator-designate Loeffler is an impressive and thoughtful leader who is eager to continue Sen. Isakson's record of outstanding service for the people of Georgia. 'We discussed ou… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Energy Nominee Dan Brouillette

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette: "I was glad to meet today with Deputy Secretary Brouillette to discuss his nomination to lead the Department of Energy, the administration's ongoing efforts to sec… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Discusses Tobacco 21 Legislation, Hemp and CBD with FDA Commissioner Nominee

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for FDA Commissioner. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, Dr. Stephen Hahn, today in his office in the U.S. Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to raise the nationwide tobacco purchasing age to 21 as well as the significance of hemp produc… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Senators McConnell, Lee, Sinema, Paul Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Accountability at Federal Prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as well as Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today the introduction of the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019, which would bring further accountability to our nation's federal prisons by requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Currently, the BOP Director has significant budget authority over taxpayer dollars without their a… Continue Reading


10.27.19

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Announcement on the Death of al-Baghdadi

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death: "I applaud President Trump's announcement that U.S. special forces have eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world's most wanted man has been brought to justice. The world is a safer place today. "This victory for the U.S. and our many counterterrorism partners is a significant step for the campaign against ISIS, for the fut… Continue Reading


10.24.19

McConnell Sponsors Resolution Urging the House to Respect Due Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), introduced today their Senate Resolution urging the House of Representatives to begin respecting the precedents and due process safeguards that have been abandoned thus far in impeachment inquiry proceedings. Leader McConnell released the following statement regarding his Senate Resolution: "I am joining the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Com… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Senate Confirms Justin Walker of Kentucky to be U.S. District Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate confirmation of Justin Walker of Louisville, Kentucky to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky: "The Senate will have the opportunity to confirm another brilliant nominee to the federal judiciary. In this case, I'm proud to say the new lifetime judge will be another fine Kentuckian. "For those of us who … Continue Reading


10.18.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry: "I'm grateful to Rick Perry for his long and distinguished career in public service. "His remarkable tenure as the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw the state take tremendous strides forward and rightly earned him a reputation as one of the most effective leaders in the nation. As Secretary of Energy, he has crafted and implemen… Continue Reading


10.14.19

McConnell: We Must Avoid Strategic Calamity in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Syria: "I am gravely concerned by recent events in Syria and by our nation's apparent response thus far. "Turkey is our NATO ally and has legitimate security concerns stemming from the conflict in Syria. But Turkey's offensive against our Syrian Kurdish partners is jeopardizing years of hard-won progress in the fight against ISIS. "For years, the United States and ou… Continue Reading

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