Press Releases

08.24.22

McConnell: Student Loan Socialism a “Slap in the Face” to Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding student loan socialism: "Washington Democrats have found yet another way to make inflation even worse, reward far-left activists, and achieve nothing for millions of working American families who can barely tread water. "President Biden's student loan socialism is a slap in the face to every family who sacrificed to save for college, every graduate who paid their debt, and eve… Continue Reading


08.10.22

Democrats Cheer 8.5% Inflation That Is Crushing Americans

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this afternoon regarding inflation: "Only these reckless Washington Democrats could see another month of crushing 8.5% inflation and try to spin it as a win for themselves. "Prices keep skyrocketing upward at historic rates. Democrats have hammered working families with the worst food inflation and grocery inflation since 1979. The American people are paying a Democrat Inflation Tax of more tha… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Statement from Leader McConnell

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening: "The country deserves a thorough and immediate explanation of what led to the events of Monday. Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already have provided answers to the American people and must do so immediately. " ###… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Democrats Follow Their Inflation Catastrophe With Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this afternoon following Democrats' vote today to double down on their economic disaster: "The last time Senate Democrats tried to remake the economy on party lines, they shoved American families into the worst inflation in 40 years. Democrats got all-you-can-eat liberal spending and working families got stuck with the bill. "In President Biden's America, the average family is either paying t… Continue Reading


08.03.22

ICYMI: McConnell on The Guy Benson Show and Special Report

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' and Bret Baier on Fox News' 'Special Report' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "Joe Manchin went back on everything he had been saying publicaly about what he would not do. [The Democrats] stuck this phony label on this Manchin deal, calling it a… Continue Reading


08.03.22

McConnell Statement on Burma and Secretary Blinken’s Asia Trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Burma: "As Secretary of State Blinken undertakes his planned travel to Southeast Asia, I sincerely hope and expect that he will deliver a firm message to Burma's neighbors and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: It is time for them to impose meaningful consequences on the junta in Burma that is literally getting away with murder. "Just today, the junta ruling Burma is … Continue Reading


07.27.22

Kentucky and U.S. Face Deadly Consequences of Democrats’ Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Yesterday, I met with members of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association to discuss the ongoing substance abuse crisis in my home state. "These front-line professionals have watched Kentucky pass some grim milestones in recent years. This is one of the most horrifying consequences of the ongoing breakdown of law and order in our country… Continue Reading


07.26.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Kudlow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Larry Kudlow this afternoon on Fox Business' 'Kudlow'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On the Supreme Court and the Administrative State: "I did choose not to fill the vacancy when Justice Scalia passed away before the 2016 election. I was the majority leader at the time, setting the agenda. I thought it would be a good idea to see what the American people wanted to do in their n… Continue Reading


07.19.22

McConnell: Freedoms of Speech and Association Are Bedrock American Liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks for the record at today's Senate Rules Committee hearing on the DISCLOSE Act: "Today, with our country facing an inflation crisis, a violent crime crisis, and a functionally open southern border, our Democratic colleagues are choosing to focus on chilling Americans' First Amendment rights and enabling more harassment of citizens for their private views. "Back in 1958, the NAACP fought Alabam… Continue Reading


07.14.22

ICYMI: McConnell on The Story

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum this afternoon on Fox News' 'The Story With Martha MacCallum'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Democrats' Runaway Inflation: "One clear reason we're suffering from 40-year high inflation: the $1.9 trillion so-called rescue package passed last year in March without a single Republican vote, which Bill Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers said at t… Continue Reading


06.30.22

McConnell: Another Dangerous Attack on the Supreme Court

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following President Biden's attack on the Supreme Court: "Attacking a core American institution like the Supreme Court from the world stage is below the dignity of the President. Beyond that, President Biden's attacks on the Court are unmerited and dangerous. He's upset that the Court said the people, through their elected representatives, will have a say on abortion policy. That does not destabilize… Continue Reading


06.30.22

Supreme Court Decision Gives Power Back to the People

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: "Today, the Supreme Court gave power back to the people. In siding with the state of West Virginia, the Court has undone illegal regulations issued by the EPA without any clear congressional authorization and confirmed that only the people's representatives in Congress - not unelected, unaccountable bur… Continue Reading


06.24.22

"The Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling Is Courageous and Correct"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the Supreme Court: "The Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Dobbs is courageous and correct. This is an historic victory for the Constitution and for the most vulnerable in our society. "For 50 years, states have been unable to enact even modest protections for unborn children. More than 90% of Europe restricts abortion on demand after 15 weeks, but every state in Americ… Continue Reading


06.23.22

McConnell on Major Victories for Second Amendment Rights, School Safety, and Mental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening regarding the Second Amendment: "Today, in the span of less than 24 hours, our nation won two landmark victories that will make our country both freer and safer. "First, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that is the most significant reaffirmation of Second Amendment rights in over a decade. New York's unconstitutional restrictions on concealed carry were struck down an… Continue Reading


06.21.22

McConnell Statement on Bipartisan Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this evening regarding gun legislation: "I support the bill text that Senator Cornyn and our colleagues have produced. For years, the far left falsely claimed that Congress could only address the terrible issue of mass murders by trampling on law-abiding Americans' constitutional rights. This bill proves that false. Our colleagues have put together a commonsense package of popular steps that w… Continue Reading


06.12.22

McConnell Supports Ongoing Cornyn, Murphy Bipartisan Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement: "I am glad Senators Cornyn and Murphy are continuing to make headway in their discussions. I appreciate their hard work on this important issue. "The principles they announced today show the value of dialogue and cooperation. "I continue to hope their discussions yield a bipartisan product that makes significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second… Continue Reading


05.19.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Special Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier this evening on Fox News' 'Special Report with Bret Baier'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Confronting Authoritarian Aggression: "The single biggest thing we can do to press back against President Xi and other authoritarian regimes in the region is to beat the Russians in Ukraine. Both the Taiwanese and the Japanese prime minister and the Japanese defense minister … Continue Reading


05.16.22

Leader McConnell and Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso Meet With Leaders of Sweden and Finland

HELSINKI, FI - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning: "Senators Collins, Cornyn, Barrasso, and I just concluded visits to Sweden and Finland and are on our way back home. "It was a special honor to visit both these strong, proud nations during the exact days when both countries' governments were concluding their deliberations and preparing to formally move forward with joining NATO. "Sweden and Finland already have long track records … Continue Reading


05.14.22

Leader McConnell and Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso Meet President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement: "Senators Collins, Cornyn, and Barrasso and I just left Ukraine. It was an honor to meet with President Zelenskyy and his senior advisors and to stand in solidarity with the heroic people of Ukraine. "It was inspiring to visit the historic capital of a beautiful country that has been forced to fight for its own survival. We saw firsthand the courage, unity, and resolve of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainians… Continue Reading


05.11.22

McConnell: Baby Formula Shortage is “Outrageous and Unacceptable”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the baby formula shortage: "The baby formula shortages hurting American families are outrageous and unacceptable. "This problem has been developing in slow motion for several months now, but the Biden Administration has been characteristically sluggish and halting in response. The FDA knew about the initial recall. The Administration should have foreseen these supply shortages… Continue Reading

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