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06.10.15

McConnell on the Retirement of the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington: "I join the rest of the Senate in wishing the very best to the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, in retirement. Rarely do you meet one man who can say he's been a Princeton valedictorian, a Harvard professor, a Rhodes Scholar, an expert on the Kremlin, and a veteran, but that's Dr. Billington - and he's got more than 40 … Continue Reading


05.31.15

McConnell on the Passing of Beau Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of the Vice President's son, Beau Biden: "I'd like to begin by expressing sincere condolences to the entire Biden family in their moment of such deep and profound loss. Beau Biden was known to many as a dedicated public servant, a loving father of two, and a devoted partner to the woman he loved: Hallie. I've known the Vice President for many years, and it's hard t… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Memorial Day 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement honoring the members of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day, May 25: "This Monday we'll honor our nation's greatest heroes: Every American who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, democracy, and the American way of life. We'll proudly fly the flag that these brave heroes sought to protect. "Memorial Day is also a time to express our gratitude to the families of the fallen, to let them … Continue Reading


05.08.15

Recognizing the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement recognizing the 70th anniversary of V-E Day: "Today we mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The fall of the Third Reich and the end of the war in Europe represented a momentous victory for our country and the world. It was a victory that liberated millions, but it was a victory won at a terrible cost: the lives of countless young American and Allied soldiers, including thousands of Kentuckians. We will re… Continue Reading


04.29.15

McConnell Comments on Passing of Judge John G. Heyburn II

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the passing of Judge John G. Heyburn II: "Today our commonwealth says a sad goodbye to a great Kentuckian, Judge John G. Heyburn II. Known for his searing intellect, fiercely competitive spirit, and quick wit, John Heyburn untangled countless legal knots and delivered sweeping legal opinions on cases of incredible complexity over his more than two decades on the federal bench. And yet… Continue Reading


04.17.15

McConnell Marks the 20th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Louisville, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19): "Today, 168 empty chairs mark the spot in Oklahoma City where a nine-story building once stood. Each chair is a reminder of a life lost tragically two decades ago, when domestic terrorists showered senseless violence down upon the innocent. Our nation pays its respects to each of these victims and their families in marking this… Continue Reading


03.27.15

McConnell Statement on Sen. Reid’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the decision by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to retire at the end of his term: "Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges. They continue to make him a formidable opponent today. Through every turn in his long career, Landra would be there by his side -- and Harry by… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Statement on Sen. Coats and 2016 Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today on the announcement by Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana that he will not seek re-election in 2016: "Dan Coats is one of the most accomplished public servants of his generation: Congressman, Senator, Ambassador, and then Senator again. While these titles are surely impressive, they also tell only a part of what this kind and humble Hoosier has been able to achieve. Washington is going to miss Senator Coat… Continue Reading


03.07.15

The Heroes of ‘Bloody Sunday’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the 50th Anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' Civil Rights March: "Today we commemorate a solemn anniversary in the long and painful journey toward the fulfillment of our nation's founding promise of equality for all. Our nation has come a long way from the original sin of slavery and the kind of state-sanctioned racial injustice that outlasted it by nearly a century. But the heroes of Se… Continue Reading


02.05.15

McConnell Statement on the Visit of Pope Francis on September 24

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding Pope Francis' visit to the Capitol: "The American people look forward to hearing Pope Francis' call to love our neighbors and to find new and creative ways to meet the pressing needs of those who exist on the fringes of society. From the slums of Buenos Aires to St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis is moving the hearts of millions and inspiring a new generation with an engaging and compelling sty… Continue Reading


01.23.15

U.S. Senate Honors Wendell H. Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul introduced-and the Senate passed-a resolution honoring former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Wendell H. Ford. The text of the resolution follows: SENATE RESOLUTION 38 Whereas Wendell H. Ford was born in Daviess County, Kentucky in 1924, and attended the University of Kentucky; Whereas Wendell H. Ford served in the United States Army during World War II, earning the rank of Technical Se… Continue Reading


01.16.15

McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "As Americans we honor the memory of a man who stirred the conscience of a nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had an unswerving commitment to the equality of all Americans, and a firm dedication to seeing America live up to her highest ideals of liberty. More than five decades after his life's work, we know many challenges remain. But we also know that Dr. King's… Continue Reading

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