Press Releases

05.26.21

McConnell Opens Discussion On Outlook For Democracy In Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at a Heritage Foundation virtual discussion with leaders of Burma's democracy movement: "Hello, I'm Senator Mitch McConnell. "Historically, even among foreign policy experts, Burma has received very little attention in Washington. But its struggle for democracy and self-determination has been a personal focus of mine for multiple decades. I've known Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for many years… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business' 'Kudlow' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Economic Mismanagement: "Well, 22 states [have opted out] of the extra [unemployment insurance] bonus from the federal government. It is actually impeding our ability to get people back to work. I heard you talking about that. "A couple of weeks ago I spent the whole week at… Continue Reading


05.12.21

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Today's White House Meeting on Infrastructure: "No staff in there, just the six of us. The vice president was there. We had a very cordial meeting for about an hour and a half and discussed an issue upon which there is a great chance we could get a bipartisan outcome. A… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Senate Republicans to Biden Education Department: Withdraw Proposal to Skew U.S. History and Civics Toward “a Politicized and Divisive Agenda”

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and more than 30 members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting the withdrawal of the Department's "Proposed Priorities" on American history and civics education. The following are excerpts from the letter: […] "This is a time to strengthen the teaching of civics and American history in our schools. Instead, your Proposed Priorities double down on di… Continue Reading


04.29.21

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel's 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Democrats' Far-Left Prescription for America: "First, the government is not the people. The President got it exactly wrong. This is a massive engagement or recommendation that we engage in higher taxes, more spending and dramatically more debt. Senator Ro… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Excerpts: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Tonight, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President's remarks to the joint session of Congress. Below are excerpts from the Address: […] Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future. Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries' did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe. But too often, powerful grown-ups set… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced today U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the Joint Session of Congress next Wednesday April 28: "Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother's Americ… Continue Reading


04.09.21

McConnell on Court-Packing Commission: Disdain for Judicial Independence

LOUISVILLE, KY - - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the White House's creation of a commission to study packing the Supreme Court: "Today's announcement is a direct assault on our nation's independent judiciary and yet another sign of the Far Left's influence over the Biden Administration. "Rational observers know well there is nothing about the structure or operation of the judicial branch that requires 'study.' Constitutional scholars and… Continue Reading


04.09.21

McConnell, Inhofe, Rubio, Graham, and Shelby Statement on Biden’s Disappointing Defense Budget

'Talk is cheap, but defending our country is not. We can't afford to fail in our constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) issue… Continue Reading


04.05.21

McConnell: Corporations Shouldn’t Fall for Absurd Disinformation on Voting Laws

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding disinformation campaigns surrounding debates over election laws: "We are witnessing a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people. "The President has claimed repeatedly that state-level debates over voting procedures are worse than Jim Crow or 'Jim Crow on steroids.' Nobody actually believes this. Nobody really thinks this current dispu… Continue Reading


04.02.21

McConnell Mourns Officer William F. Evans & Thanks USCP

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the incident at the United States Capitol this afternoon: "Once again, brave officers of the United States Capitol Police have been violently attacked while simply doing their job. "I am heartbroken that Officer William F. Evans was killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol. His name will go down in history for his selfless sacrifice. "The Senate is praying hard for the second… Continue Reading


04.01.21

McConnell Denounces Show Trial of Hong Kong Democracy Movement Leaders

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding China's latest move to stifle dissent in Hong Kong: "The latest news from Hong Kong only confirms Beijing's tightening totalitarian grip over the formerly autonomous region. "The conviction of my friends Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai, along with other long-time champions of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom, is a travesty of justice. It is essential the Biden Administration work with like-m… Continue Reading


03.31.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Non-Infrastructure “Infrastructure” Proposal a Missed Opportunity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Administration's so-called "infrastructure" proposal: "Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan. There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish-list the White House has decided to label "infrastructure" is a major missed opportunity by this Administration. "This plan is not about rebuilding America's backbone. Les… Continue Reading


03.25.21

McConnell Applauds Burma Sanctions, Calls for Continued Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Burma: The violence and repression that the Burmese military continues to inflict on the people of Burma is reprehensible. Hundreds of civilians are now dead and thousands more have been arrested. I applaud the Administration's decision to sanction two large holding companies controlled by Burma's military. This is one of several steps that I called for nearly a month ago. It's imp… Continue Reading


03.24.21

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On H.R. 1: "First of all, it's a federal takeover of the way we conduct elections - every election in America. The first outrage is it takes the Federal Election Commission, which has historically been 3-3 so neither party could take advantage of the other, and turn… Continue Reading


03.18.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: “The Scorched-Earth Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ran in today's print edition of the Wall Street Journal, adapted from his Tuesday Senate floor remarks: "The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House," one of my colleagues said a few years ago. "Without the 60-vote threshold for legislation, the Senate becomes a majoritarian institution, just like the House, much more subject to the winds of short-term… Continue Reading


03.17.21

McConnell on ‘The Faulkner Focus’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News Channel's 'The Faulkner Focus' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrat Threats To Abolish The Legislative Filibuster: "They're very anxious, Harris, to transform the country immediately even though the American people sent a 50/50 Senate and a narrowly divided House. I don't think they were sending a message it was a mandate to complet… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell on PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour today to discuss Washington Democrats' partisan $1.9 trillion spending bill, H.R. 1, the legislative filibuster, and vaccines. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill: "Let's look at the history of the pandemic, which really started about a year ago. We passed five bills last year, Judy: five of them, the biggest one … Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Tony Perkins' radio show 'Washington Watch' today to discuss H.R. 1. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On H.R. 1 Targeting Speech and Federalizing Elections: "It directly targets speech and associations and also seeks to construct a system nationwide that benefits the left in every election. They haven't held back at all. This is dramatic federalization of the way we do election… Continue Reading


03.08.21

McConnell Statement on Sen. Roy Blunt’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "Senator Blunt's announced retirement will be a loss for the Republican conference and the entire Senate. In just 10 years in this body, he's quickly become a true leader, a policy heavyweight, and a driving force behind both key conservative victories and essential bipartisan work. It says a great deal about who Roy is that he … Continue Reading

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