Press Releases

12.21.20

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino

On the Targeted COVID-19 Relief Agreement: "I said back in July, what the country needed was a package roughly of a trillion dollars focused on kids in school, small businesses, health care providers, and direct cash payments. We tried to pass -- we started advocating that in July and August and the talks were unproductive. So I essentially put that bill on the floor of the Senate in both September and October. Not a single Democrat supported it. Their view was give us everything we want or we … Continue Reading


12.17.20

McConnell: Kentuckians and All Americans Should Accept the COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: "Since last spring, following health guidelines, I have advocated mask wearing, social distancing and other best practices. "Because of the health professionals at the FDA, Operation Warp Speed, and provisions of the CARES Act that I was proud to get signed into law, we now have a vaccine that is ready for use. But I am disappointed to see early public senti… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds Attorney General Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Bill Barr: "Attorney General Barr is one of the most dedicated and capable public servants I have ever seen in action. For nearly two years, he's provided wise counsel to President Trump and rendered outstanding service to our country. He has helped keep America safe from criminals and terrorists and advanced the bedrock American value of equal justice under law.… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy on Urgent Need for COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued the following statement regarding COVID relief legislation: "Congress has two critical items to tackle this week: funding the government and delivering crucial COVID relief to families, workers, and businesses across the country. It is time for Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House to find consensus on COVID relief before the holidays. We hope our Demo… Continue Reading


12.04.20

McConnell, Paul, and 36 Senate Republicans File Brief Urging Supreme Court to Reaffirm Religious Liberty Still Exists in a Pandemic

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senators McConnell (R-KY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), John Thune (R-SD) ,John Barasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AZ), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy H… Continue Reading


11.20.20

McConnell on Treasury Announcement and COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding targeted COVID-19 relief: "Secretary Mnuchin's actions yesterday concerning some of the lending facilities established by the unanimous, bipartisan CARES Act are fully aligned with the letter of the law and the intent of the Congress. "There is an obvious right use for these hundreds of billions of dollars of already-allocated but unused funds. Congress should repurpose this money towar… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation and Senate Republican priorities. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the whole interview. On Precedent for Confirming Justice Barrett: "Let's go back to 2016, which the Democrats conveniently leave out, and what I said, which was that when you have divided government, you have to go back to 1888 to find the la… Continue Reading


10.29.20

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss Justice Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Democrats' Radical Agenda: "Well, number one they were talking about that all year long. It didn't just begin with the Barrett nomination. They've been talking about getting rid of the filibuster, admitting D.C. and Puerto Rico as states, and packing… Continue Reading


10.27.20

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's 'Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream' yesterday to discuss Justice Barrett's confirmation. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi Continuing to Block COVID-19 relief: "We have been working on coronavirus relief. Unfortunately, the Speaker has not been able to agree to anything remotely reasonable. We can do two things at once and we… Continue Reading


10.22.20

McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino' today to discuss COVID-19 relief, Democrats' court-packing threats, and Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Judge Barrett's Qualifications: "Stunningly, amazingly intelligent. A wonderful life story as well. It's hard to think of any nominee we've had in the past who is any better than this one, and… Continue Reading


10.21.20

McConnell Condemns Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Religious Faith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: "Judge Barrett's hearing last week confirmed beyond any doubt that she is a brilliant scholar and judge who is exceptionally qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Clear majorities of Americans agree the Senate should confirm this outstanding nominee. "Since the nominee's credentials are unassailable, Democrats an… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell on Media’s Interest in Judge Barrett’s Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the New York Times story on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's children: "The political left and the press should leave Judge Barrett's children alone. The nominee introducing her family in a few sentences of prepared remarks does not give the New York Times license to start treating minor children like objects of public curiosity. "This is a strange pattern for the New York Times. In 20… Continue Reading


10.17.20

McConnell on COVID-19 Relief & Senate Schedule

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 relief: "Speaker Pelosi has wasted months playing political games with the health and financial security of American families. "Republicans have tried numerous times to secure bipartisan agreement where possible and get aid out the door while these endless talks continue. But Speaker Pelosi keeps saying she feels "nothing" is better than "something" and clinging to far-left dema… Continue Reading


10.16.20

McConnell: Proud to Support Judge Barrett’s Confirmation and Proud of this Precedent-Backed Process

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: "The Judiciary Committee and the American people just heard from one of the most impressive nominees for public office that I have ever seen. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett exhibited every bit of the intellectual brilliance, legal expertise, and open-minded judicial temperament t… Continue Reading


10.14.20

McConnell on “Court-Packing” Threats: Democrats Abuse Language to Set Up Abuse of Power

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Democrats' continuing threats to pack the Supreme Court: "It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party's threats to pack the Supreme Court. But it is even more absurd for them to try to redefine "court-packing" to mean any judicial confirmation that disappoints Democrats. "A prominent philosopher wrote that whe… Continue Reading


10.13.20

McConnell Issues Update on COVID-19 Relief and Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Secretary Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows are right: There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck Protection Program while other conversations continue. "The PPP is a popular program that has saved tens of millions of American jobs. It is so bipartisan that its first round was replenished and extended sev… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Editorial Boards Recognize Judge Barrett As ‘A Highly Capable, Fully Qualified Choice’

Newspaper Editorials Say Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Has Earned A Reputation For Intelligently Written And Well-Reasoned Opinions And Dissents That Are Guided By The Law,' 'Her Credentials Are Impeccable,' She's 'A Strong Choice' 'With A Compelling Personal Story And An Impressive Understanding Of The Law' THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD: "President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is a highlight of his Presidency and perhaps a hinge moment for the judiciary… Continue Reading


10.07.20

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss the Supreme Court, hybrid hearings, and COVID-19. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Holding Hybrid Hearings in the Senate: "We've been up against COVID-19 since May. We've had numerous hearings remotely with senator's calling in remotely. Occasionally witnesses remotely. I think the nominee will be there in person. Some members… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Faith Are A Disgrace

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Wednesday morning following continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: The ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media on Judge Barrett's faith are a disgrace. They demean the confirmation process, disrespect the Constitution, and insult millions of American believers. Yesterday, the Guardian claimed it "rais[es] new questions" that Judge Barrett chose faith-centered… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss Judge Barrett's nomination and a variety of other topics. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the whole interview. On Reshaping the Federal Judiciary: "You and I both agree that the most significant, long-lasting accomplishment of the last four years is the President, coupled with this Republican majority in the Senate, has been putting people - young men and women -… Continue Reading

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