Press Releases

04.29.20

McConnell on the Brian Kilmeade Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Brian Kilmeade today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Liability Protections for Frontline Workers: "We're going to insist upon this reform, which is not related to money, as a condition for going forward. We need to protect the American people and the brave folks who have been on the front line taking car… Continue Reading


04.28.20

McConnell on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Neil Cavuto today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Litigation Protection for Frontline Workers: "My redline going forward on this bill is we need to provide protection, litigation protection, for those who have been on the frontline. Hospitals, doctors, nurses. Imagine you are a businessman thinking about … Continue Reading


04.27.20

McConnell on the Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson today to discuss the upcoming Senate schedule and ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Reconvening the Senate May 4th: "We're going to return a week from today. We'll modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person here in Washingt… Continue Reading


04.27.20

McConnell Confirms Senate Will Reconvene May 4th, Previews Commonsense Reforms to Strengthen Nation’s Response & Re-Opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Senators will return to Washington D.C. one week from today. We will modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but we will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person. If it is essential for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, truck drivers, grocery-store workers, and many other brave American… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Bill Hemmer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Yesterday's Senate Vote to Replenish the Paycheck Protection Plan: "I think, the public is bored with this partisan back and forth, the facts are we tried to get relief for the small business package 12 days ago. It was in fact delayed by democratic maneuv… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer's Delay to Immediately Replenish the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yeah, that's a fact, an indisputable fact. A 12 day delay when we ran out of money for this popular small business program. The demand was enormous. They wa… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Welcomes Bipartisan Agreement to Continue Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding an update on additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "I am encouraged that Democratic leaders have finally agreed to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and abandon a number of their unrelated demands. "Republicans never wanted this crucial program for workers and small businesses to shut down. We tried to pass additional funding a wee… Continue Reading


04.17.20

McConnell Announces Oversight Plans for Historic CARES Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) of the Senate Banking Committee will lead and coordinate the Senate's oversight of the historic CARES Act. He also announced that Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) will be the Senate Majority Leader's appointment to the five-member Congressional Oversight Commission created by the statute. "The CARES Act is the biggest rescue package in the history of Congress," said Leader McConnell. "A… Continue Reading


04.15.20

McConnell and McCarthy on Democrats’ Lapse in the Paycheck Protection Program: “This Did Not Have to Happen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "The Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury report that the Paycheck Protection Program will exhaust its funding in a matter of hours. It will have to stop accepting applications for job-saving loans. Democrats have spent days bl… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Tony Perkins on his radio show 'Washington Watch' yesterday to discuss confirming the President's well-qualified nominees and the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Confirming Well-Qualified Judges: "It's not just how many judges you appoint, but what are they like. And the Trump administration in league with the… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell Update on Senate Schedule & Urgent Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule and the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "Since the Senate passed the historic CARES Act in late March, Senators have been working around the country to monitor its implementation and help our states and nation attack this pandemic. "As the country continues working together to flatten th… Continue Reading


04.11.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy Renew Call for Action to Support Americans’ Paychecks and Save Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "An historic avalanche of layoffs is crushing American families. But yesterday, Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a clean funding increase for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that has already saved millions of jobs and may be de… Continue Reading


04.07.20

McConnell Statement on Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program: "Twelve days ago, the Senate passed the largest rescue package in American history. Our bipartisan CARES Act provided more than $2 trillion in relief for workers and families, resources for hospitals and healthcare providers, and emergency lending to blunt mass layoffs and help workers continue to get paid. "As the Administrati… Continue Reading


04.03.20

McConnell: “Outstanding Nominations That Will Strengthen Our Independent Judiciary for Decades”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Cory Wilson to serve on the Fifth Circuit: President Trump has announced two more outstanding nominations that will strengthen our independent judiciary for decades to come. Judge Justin Walker, the President's choice to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Leader McConnell on the Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Economic Relief in the CARES Act: "Well, it is a rescue package. It's not expected to go on forever. That part is certainly the case. We're trying to bridge the gap here between where we are today and where we hope … Continue Reading


03.31.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "This was a genuine national emergency. And trying to put together a $2 trillion dollar bill in a week was really a herculean task, as you can imagine. The way I thought it would work best wou… Continue Reading


03.28.20

McConnell Statement on Sen. Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Tom Coburn. "I am so sad that we have lost our friend and former colleague Senator Tom Coburn. "The Senate knew Dr. Coburn as a whip-smart legislator with rock-solid principles. He was an unbelievably effective ambassador for his conservative Oklahoma values. He was central to igniting new national conversations about the proper role of federal policy and the… Continue Reading


03.27.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News yesterday to discuss the Senate's 96-0 vote to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Bipartisanship in the Senate: "We pivoted from impeachment, one of the most contentious fights you can imagine, to passing this rescue package 96-0. I was proud of the Senate. We came together in less than… Continue Reading


03.21.20

McConnell Update on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The past two days of intense bipartisan talks are very close to a resolution. I believe we are poised to deliver the significant relief that Americans need with the speed that this crisis demands. "The legislation we are finalizing addresses all four of the crucial priorities that Senate Republicans laid out earlier thi… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell on CARES Act: We’re Going to Stay Until We Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Bash on CNN yesterday to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On helping individuals and small businesses: "We're doing both. We're going to both provide direct assistance to individuals and to small businesses so they can stay open. This is a government imposed shut down if you will, to deal with this pandemic,… Continue Reading

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