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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


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


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 "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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


McConnell: I Will Proudly Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's Judiciary Committee hearing: "I sincerely thank both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh for testifying before the Judiciary Committee today. Both these witnesses were done an immense disservice by my Democratic colleagues, who willfully chose to turn a sensitive allegation into a political and media circus that inflicted considerable pain on Dr. Ford, Judge… Continue Reading


McConnell Statement on Hurricane Florence

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Florence: "Earlier today I spoke with U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Scott (R-SC) regarding Hurricane Florence and its impact on North Carolina and South Carolina. They briefed me on the devastating impact and loss of life during the early stages of this disaster and I assured them the U.S. Senate is ready to act when needed, a… Continue Reading


McConnell Applauds Trump Administration Action To Help Prevent Foreign Interference in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the President Trump's executive order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S. elections: "Russian malign behavior against the United States and other democracies will not cease until President Putin and his regime suffer unacceptable consequences for Russian aggression. Russian interference in our 2016 elections represented a failure of foreign policy. Following Russian cyber-att… Continue Reading


McConnell Applauds Ducey Appointment of Senator Jon Kyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's announcement that he will appoint former United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve the term of the late Senator John McCain. "As we continue to honor John's life of service and sacrifice for our nation, I hope all Senators will join me in welcoming our friend and former colleague Jon Kyl back to the Senate. Governor Ducey made an excellent choice to bring Jon back to serve the people of Ariz… Continue Reading


McConnell: Don McGahn is the Most Impressive White House Counsel During My Time in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding White House Counsel Don McGahn: "If the reporting is true about Don McGahn's time at the White House coming to an end later this year, it will be sad news for our country. "Don is the most impressive White House Counsel during my time in Washington, and I've known them all. His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump Administration an… Continue Reading


U.S. Sen. John McCain Will Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, today announced the late Senator John S. McCain will Lie in State at the United States Capitol Rotunda. "Additional information on the ceremony will be provided soon. The McCain Family will provide additional details regarding arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony. "The nation mourns the loss of a great … Continue Reading


‘Today is a Deeply Sad Day for the Senate and for Our Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): "Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example. He showed… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ‘Get A Grip!’

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Republican Communications Center released the following video, "Get A Grip," looking at Senate Democrats' overheated rhetoric on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. TRANSCRIPT: SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]o some of our friends across the aisle who are engaged in this kind of superheated rhetoric, my advice is: get a grip!" (Sen. Cornyn, Floor Remarks, 7/25/2018) SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "You are either complicit in the evil, you are either co… Continue Reading

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