Press Releases

01.10.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Bill Barr to be the Attorney General of the United States. Three times, the Senate unanimously confirmed him to important positions in the Justice Department, including the position of Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush. … Continue Reading


01.08.19

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It's what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legis… Continue Reading


01.04.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Pat Roberts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Pat Roberts' announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020: "For the better part of four decades, Congress, the people of Kansas, and farming communities across America have all benefited from the selfless service and distinguished leadership of Senator Pat Roberts. I am sorry to learn today that he will be leaving the Senate at the end of next year. "When Pat join… Continue Reading


01.03.19

Senate Republican Committee Assignments for the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the 116th Congress. The assignments are subject to ratification by the Republican Conference as well as the full Senate, which is expected next week. Committee chairs will be selected by a vote of the members of each committee and then ratified by the Republican Conference after the new Congress convenes. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts, Kansas Mitch McConnell, Kentucky John Boozman, Arkansas J… Continue Reading


12.20.18

McConnell Statement on Secretary Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Secretary of Defense James Mattis: "I believe it's essential that the United States maintain and strengthen the post-World War II alliances that have been carefully built by leaders in both parties. We must also maintain a clear-eyed understanding of our friends and foes, and recognize that nations like Russia are among the latter. "So I was sorry to learn that Secretary Mattis, who … Continue Reading


12.20.18

Leader McConnell Meets with Senator-Designate Martha McSally

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with Senator-designate Martha McSally (R-AZ): "Governor Ducey made a terrific choice to appoint Martha McSally to the United States Senate. Her career of patriotic service to her state and nation make her uniquely qualified to serve the people of Arizona in the Senate. "I look forward to working closely with Senator-designate McSally as she continues her service and fig… Continue Reading


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


11.29.18

McConnell Statement on Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "I want to thank Senators Blunt, Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue for their work and everyone's contributions to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. "It is my hope that members from both chambers and parties can build on the foundation this important select committee laid and we c… Continue Reading


11.28.18

McConnell Again Selects Crapo to Lead Committee on Committees

WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has once again selected Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for committee assignments for the 116th Congress. This is the eighth consecutive congressional two-year term that Senate leadership has asked Crapo to chair negotiations among his Republican peers in the Senate. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will be assisting in the committee selection process in the 116th Congress as he… Continue Reading


11.26.18

McConnell Op-Ed: A Long, Proud List of Accomplishments in this Congress

"Over the last two years, a Republican Congress, working with the Trump Administration, has delivered a long series of policy accomplishments that have created real, tangible change for the American middle class. Along the way, this Senate has proven to be fertile ground for productive bipartisan work. "What remains to be seen, and what the country will soon learn, is whether or not a Democrat-led House of Representatives will follow suit. "Here's where we are after the first two years of the … Continue Reading


11.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Will Democrats Choose to Continue Bipartisan Achievements in New Congress, or Put Politics First?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on FoxNews.com: "Last Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned that, come January, the Republican Senate majority will be dealing with a House of Representatives under Democratic control. "Needless to say, the past two years of unified Republican government will be remembered as a period of historic produ… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Jennifer Hemingway to Serve as Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the appointment of Jennifer Hemingway as the Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms, effective December 3rd. She will replace Jim Morhard who was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Deputy Administrator of NASA. "We are very glad to have someone with Jennifer's expertise and experience join such a talented team at the Sergeant at Arms," said Leader McConnell. Hemingway most recently served as Director of Ho… Continue Reading


11.07.18

McConnell Statement on the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "I thank Jeff Sessions for his dedicated service as Attorney General. Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the rule of law and his love of our great nation. I wish him well and look forward to working with him in any future endeavors."… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Karem to Serve as National Security Advisor for Leader McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Robert Story Karem will join his Leadership office as National Security Advisor. Robert currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. From June 2017 to November 2017, Karem served as acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Karem will advise Leader McConnell directly on matters of national security, foreign policy, defense, the intelligence community, and con… Continue Reading


10.24.18

McConnell Statement on Today’s Attempted Acts of Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's attempted acts of domestic terrorism: "I stand with all Americans in condemning today's attempted acts of domestic terrorism. As we continue to learn more, Americans are united in gratitude for the first responders - the Secret Service, the Postal Service, and other law enforcement - who protect our leaders and public figures from such unconscionable acts."… Continue Reading


10.18.18

McConnell Op-Ed: I’m Proud of Our Vote to Confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote the following op-ed in today's Washington Post regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Oct. 6, 2018, was a proud day for the U.S. Senate. We fulfilled one of our most critical constitutional duties and confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh, a stunning legal mind and an exemplary federal judge, as the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. "The stakes are always high when the Senate considers a Supreme Cou… Continue Reading


10.18.18

McConnell Statement on Don McGahn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Don McGahn: "Don McGahn has served the president and the nation with great distinction as White House Counsel. "President Trump could not have asked for a more dedicated advisor, particularly concerning the successful confirmations of Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh and so many other excellent judicial nominees. "I've known every White House Counsel since I arrived in Washingt… Continue Reading


10.12.18

McConnell Statement on the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson: "I am so glad that Pastor Andrew Brunson is on his way home at long last. For two years, the bravery and the faith that he and his family have displayed have inspired all of us. Today, the nation rejoices alongside them. I'm grateful for President Trump's leadership, and for the hard work of Sen. Lankford, Sen. Tillis, and all my colleagues who … Continue Reading


10.07.18

McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' and CBS' 'Face the Nation.' The following are excerpts from the interviews: On the Senate's Focus on Confirming Judges This Congress "I think the most important thing the Senate is involved in is the personnel business. The House is not in the personnel business and of the various 1,200 appointments who come to us for confirmation, obviously the most important are the lifetime appointments to the c… Continue Reading


09.28.18

President Signs Major Appropriations Package Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Senate's work on appropriations: "With President Trump's signature, our second major appropriations package for the coming year is now law. This marks a significant milestone in our efforts to return to a regular process for responsibly, effectively allocating taxpayer dollars. "Congress has passed more appropriations bills on time this year than it has in twenty years. This w… Continue Reading

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