Press Releases

12.22.21

McConnell: Democrats Have Little to Show for 11 Months Running Pandemic Response

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the Biden Administration and COVID-19: "Every American is rooting for our country in the continued fight against COVID-19. But 11 months into the Biden Administration, we need an honest accounting. "In 2020, then-candidate Biden promised he would 'shut down the virus.' Now new cases in our major cities are breaking records. When the virus had killed 220,000 Americans, then-can… Continue Reading


12.22.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on FOX News’ America Reports

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined FOX News' America Reports this afternoon. Click here to watch to the full interview or see below for highlights: On Killing the Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree "[Senator Manchin] gave the American people the Christmas gift they needed. He killed this bill in its current form which would have been really, really bad for America-exactly the wrong kind of prescription for the rampant inflation that we are s… Continue Reading


12.22.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on The Hugh Hewitt Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show this morning. Click HERE to listen to the full interview or see below for highlights: On Killing the Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree and Passing Bipartisan Infrastructure "[I]nitially the Democrats knew the poll data was clear what was popular was hard infrastructure. 75 percent of people believed that we needed to deal with deteriorating roads and bridges, expand b… Continue Reading


12.20.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson on The Guy Benson Show this afternoon. Click here to listen to the full interview or see below for highlights: On Senator Manchin Killing the Reckless Taxing and Spree "Ironically, at my wrap-up press conference at the end of the session last Thursday, I said the single biggest favor Joe Manchin could do [for] the country is to 'kill this bill.' That's what the country needs, to see this bill killed. "It… Continue Reading


12.10.21

$4.9 Trillion: Without Budget Gimmicks, Cost of Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Skyrockets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the recent CBO report: "As a Democratic Senator explained last month, the reckless taxing and spending spree is full of 'shell games' and 'budget gimmicks' meant to mask the pain it would cause our country. "Democrats want permanent new entitlements. To create a fake lower price tag, their bill pretends much of the spending would stop in a few years. To be clear, Democrats d… Continue Reading


12.10.21

McConnell: Inflation Is Out of Control on the Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding updated inflation numbers released this morning: "This morning's numbers confirm what every American family already knows: Inflation is out of control on the Democrats' watch. "6.8% inflation is the worst in almost 40 years. The costs of essentials have skyrocketed. Wages have not even come close to keeping pace, so the average American has gotten a pay cut. It is exactly what exper… Continue Reading


12.06.21

McConnell Denounces Sham Trial and Sham Sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi: "I strongly condemn the sham trial and the sham sentence that Burma's illegitimate, unelected military junta has imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. "Daw Suu Kyi's so-called 'trial' was a farce. The proceedings had zero transparency. Her lawyers were silenced. This is not about COVID regulations, walkie talkies, or any of the other absur… Continue Reading


12.05.21

Senator Bob Dole

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today on the passing of former Senator Bob Dole: "Elaine and I join the nation in mourning Bob Dole, our good friend and a bona fide American hero. "Bob's lifetime of service was rooted in a simple mission: looking out for his neighbors. At first that meant serving his customers at a soda fountain in Russell, Kansas. Then it meant heroic, decorated service with the Army's 10th Mountain Divisi… Continue Reading


12.02.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' America's Newsroom. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Federal Vaccine Mandates: "Well, I think there is good news. Multiple courts have pushed the pause button on these government vaccine mandates. There is a decent chance the courts will strike them down. Secondly, next week we are going to have a vote on the vaccine mandate … Continue Reading


11.25.21

McConnell: Never Let Challenging Times Keep Us From Counting Our Blessings

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following Thanksgiving message: "Happy Thanksgiving. "Americans across the political spectrum can agree that 2021 has kept our nation busy with real challenges. But it's worth remembering that Abraham Lincoln's proclamation that officially set aside a recurring Thanksgiving Day came in 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War. And eight decades later, when the Senate passed the bill that officially fixed Thanksg… Continue Reading


11.19.21

House Democrats Walk the Plank for Reckless Taxing & Spending Spree that Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Ninety percent of Americans are worried about inflation, but House Democrats just voted to let Washington D.C. print, borrow, and spend trillions more. "Our economy is shaky, but House Democrats just voted for historic tax hikes that would drain hundreds of billions of dollars out of U.S. industries and kill American jobs. "House Democra… Continue Reading


11.18.21

ICYMI: McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon on Fox News Radio's 'The Guy Benson Show'. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview: On the Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "What's happening here, Guy, is the Speaker is marching the House Democratic conference, or at least those that put them in the majority in swing states, right off the cliff. Marching them right off the cliff. Pursuing this ide… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Leader McConnell in The Washington Post: Democrats, leave the Supreme Court alone

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote the following op-ed regarding Democrats' efforts to pack the Supreme Court. It will run in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post. Click here to read online or see below: "We find ourselves in a moment of democratic reckoning." That's what Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a Latin American audience in October. His remarks specifically named "undermining the independence of the courts" and "packing courts… Continue Reading


11.06.21

McConnell: Washington Democrats Ignoring Backlash to their Multi-Trillion-Dollar Nightmare

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after House Democrats voted to advance Washington Democrats' reckless taxing and spending spree: "It says everything about today's Democratic Party that House Democrats held our country's basic infrastructure hostage for months over a reckless taxing and spending spree that would hurt families and help China. "The radical left refused to fund America's roads and bridges unless they got to ad… Continue Reading


11.05.21

McConnell, Grassley Call Out AG on Plan to Send Taxpayer-Funded Settlements to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) yesterday pressed Attorney General Garland on reported the multi-million-dollar taxpayer give-away to illegal immigrants in the form of settlement agreements. The Senators' letter follows conflicting statements from President Biden, who said such payments are "not gonna happen," and the ACLU, which later said, "President Biden may not have been fully briefed about t… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Leader McConnell Meets with General Joseph Aoun

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with General Joseph Aoun, Chief of Defense of the Lebanese Armed Forces: "I was glad to welcome General Aoun to the Capitol yesterday to discuss ongoing security cooperation efforts. "Since the end of the Syrian occupation in 2005, the Lebanese Armed Forces have steadily worked to become a professional and reliable partner in counterterrorism. Today, as Lebanon faces growing… Continue Reading


11.03.21

ICYMI: McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel's 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview: On Yesterday's Elections and the Biden Agenda: "Well, even more significant than Virginia is New Jersey. We were not competitive in the governor's race up there and yet the Republican candidate, who no one knew, almost won. I think what we can safely say about N… Continue Reading


11.02.21

McConnell Statement on Jean Rounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Jean Rounds: "Elaine and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Jean Rounds. "As long as I've known Mike, anyone who spent even a few minutes with him would quickly realize that Jean was the center of his world. Jean was an impressive and active public servant, a cherished First Lady of South Dakota, and a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother at the cente… Continue Reading


10.28.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell on ‘Kudlow’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business' 'Kudlow' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview: On Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "Take a quick look back to the 2017 tax bill. As we all predicted, lowering corporate rates, for example, creates a gusher of corporate tax revenue. We cut rates, revenue went up. In February of 2020, right before the pandemic hit, we had the best e… Continue Reading


10.21.21

McConnell Honors Justice Thomas’s 30th Anniversary with Speech on the Senate and the Judiciary

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered the featured keynote address Thursday evening at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the C. Boyden Gray Center at the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of Justice Clarence Thomas's 30 years and counting on the Supreme Court. Excerpts from Leader McConnell's remarks on the Senate, the judiciary, and Justice Thomas follow below. On the confirmation process: "The linkage between the Senate and the Supre… Continue Reading

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