Press Releases

06.20.18

McConnell Meets With Kathy Kraninger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Kathy Kraninger: "This afternoon, I met with Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to direct the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. "This institution can play an important role in helping consumer finance markets function well by enforcing the law and addressing unnecessary or o… Continue Reading


06.08.18

McConnell: Krauthammer’s Work ‘In A Class Of Its Own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Charles Krauthammer released a letter regarding his health condition. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "For the past forty years, my dear friend Charles Krauthammer has brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit, and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator, and bestselling author. In every case, on practically every major national issue,… Continue Reading


06.05.18

McConnell Statement on Cancelling the August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancellation of August recess: "Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on th… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Crapo Bill Heads to White House for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act which was passed by the Senate earlier this year: "Today's House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which the Senate passed earlier this year, represents a major victory for America's local lenders and the communities they support. "For nearly eight year… Continue Reading


05.18.18

McConnell Statement on Robert Wilkie

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Robert Wilkie for Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's record of public service and current role as acting Secretary make him an outstanding choice to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As Secretary, he will be tasked with fulfilling America's commitments to veterans and their families, expanding their access to care, and improving ac… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senate to Pass VA MISSION Act Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "The Senate next week will take up and pass the VA MISSION Act, and send it to the president's desk before Memorial Day. This bicameral, bipartisan bill contains significant reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs which will increase and strengthen the healthcare and community care options available to America's veterans." Background: … Continue Reading


05.11.18

McConnell on President Trump’s Drug Pricing Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement Friday regarding the president's drug pricing initiative announcement: "I commend the Trump Administration for taking on this serious challenge facing millions of American families. I look forward to reviewing the proposals and working with the president and his team to help patients and protect taxpayers."… Continue Reading


05.10.18

McConnell Statement on Summit with North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the planned historic summit meeting between the United States and North Korea scheduled for next month: "Today we learned the date and location for the historic summit meeting between the United States and North Korea. "I congratulate President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the rest of the president's team on this significant step. I share in the hopes of our entire … Continue Reading


05.09.18

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News' 'The Daily Briefing' with Dana Perino: On North Korea "We have watched administrations of both parties not be able to achieve what we have all hoped for in North Korea-- that is a peninsula without nuclear weapons. So, this is as close as we have ever come. I think everybody is a little bit cautious when dealing with the North Koreans for the obvious reasons. This is quite significant we have gotten th… Continue Reading


05.08.18

McConnell Statement on Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement on the Iran Deal: "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represented a deeply flawed agreement which President Trump has determined is not in the national security interests of the United States. Iran's malign behavior across the broader Middle East-support to proxies such as Shia militias within Iraq, Hezbollah, the Houthis in Yemen, and militias insid… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Senate Will Confirm Pompeo as Next Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following announcement Monday regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State: "The Pompeo nomination has now been reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee, and there are sufficient votes in the Senate to ensure that he will be confirmed this week as our nation's next Secretary of State." The Leader's floor remarks on the Pompeo nomination today are here.… Continue Reading


04.19.18

McConnell Meets with Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of the Veterans Administration (VA), Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D.: "I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Jackson and discussing the important work to be done on behalf of our nation's veterans. Through the VA, we should be doing everything we can to fulfill our commitments to veterans and their families - like the more than 300,000 veterans w… Continue Reading


04.17.18

2018 Tax Day: Out With the Old, and In With the New

"Today is 'Tax Day,' the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class families and businesses, this date is circled on the calendar with regret and trepidation. But this year, this depressing day has a silver lining?-?simply put, it's 'out with the old, and in with the new.' Today is the last time American families will have to file under the unfair, outdated tax code that Congress and the president got rid of a few months ago. "Republicans' historic overhaul cut… Continue Reading


04.16.18

McConnell Meets With Gina Haspel

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Today I had the opportunity to meet with the president's nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel. Gina Haspel has dedicated her professional life to the national security of the United States, having joined the CIA in 1985. She has repeatedly proven to be a consummate intelligence officer and leader,… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Stenger to Serve as Sergeant at Arms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday announced the appointment of Michael C. Stenger as Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper. Stenger, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), has been the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Sergeant as Arms (SAA) since January 2015. The Sergeant at Arms is the Senate's chief law enforcement and protocol officer, and principal administrative manager for most support services in the United States Senate. Stenger … Continue Reading


04.13.18

McConnell Statement on Military Action Against the Assad Regime

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding tonight's military action taken against the Syrian regime: "Tonight, the administration notified me of the president's decision to use military action to deter Bashar al-Assad and respond to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people. I support both the action and objective. "The tactics employed by the Assad regime to consolidate gains and terrorize the people… Continue Reading


03.22.18

McConnell Meets With Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo: "This morning I had the opportunity to meet with CIA Director Mike Pompeo to discuss his nomination to be our nation's next Secretary of State. "His mastery of the myriad threats confronting us, and determination to meet those challenges with the strength, intellect and insight he brought to his current positi… Continue Reading


03.13.18

McConnell Statement on Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the president's intent to nominate Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA: "In selecting CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his nominee for Secretary of State, the president has called upon a brilliant, tough-minded leader to guide our diplomatic corps through challenging days ahead. I have every confidence in Mike. He has earned the trust of the ca… Continue Reading


03.13.18

McConnell Statement on Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "Over the last year, the Trump Administration confronted myriad national security threats-the terrorist threat from ISIL and Al Qaeda, the dramatic advancement in North Korea's missile program, crafting new strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq, standing up to Russian malign behavior and confronting the ongoing civil war in Syria-each of which pr… Continue Reading


03.08.18

McConnell on the President’s Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's announcement from the president on steel and aluminum tariffs: "Members of the Senate, myself included, are concerned about the scope of the proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and their impact on American citizens and businesses, including many I represent in Kentucky. I am pleased to see that the administration today made accommodations for some of our trading partners a… Continue Reading

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