Press Releases

01.02.18

McConnell on Sen. Orrin Hatch's Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Senator Orrin Hatch's announcement that he will retire at the end of this Senate term: "With Senator Orrin Hatch's retirement at the end of this Congress, the Senate will lose more than its president pro tempore. We will also be bidding farewell to the longest-serving Republican Senator in our nation's history and one of the Senate's most gifted legislators. "For more than forty years, … Continue Reading


12.15.17

McConnell on Tax Reform Conference Report: Critical for the Future of Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference report that was released today: "First and foremost, I would like to congratulate the members of the Senate and the House who worked tirelessly to reconcile the differences between the two tax bills. What they have accomplished is critical for the future of our country - and that is no understatement. After 31 years, it's about time. "For too long, Ameri… Continue Reading


12.06.17

McConnell Announces Senate’s Republican Members of the Tax Reform Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement after eight Republican Senators were selected for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act conference committee: "Last week, Senators answered the calls of our constituents by voting to overhaul our complex and outdated federal tax code. We seized the opportunity to spur economic growth, to help create jobs right here at home, and to take more money out of Washington's pocket and put more money into the pockets of har… Continue Reading


12.03.17

McConnell on ABC’s ‘This Week’ and CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on ABC's 'This Week' and CBS's 'Face the Nation' to discuss Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The following are excerpts from the interviews: ABC's 'This Week' On Middle Class Tax Relief and Jobs "We're doing a lot to keep our jobs from going overseas by making sure the business tax rates are competitive in this global economy. Of course we didn't leave behind the middle class, either. The average tax-payin… Continue Reading


12.01.17

Joint Statement from Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan on Misleading Democrat Claims About Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on misleading Democrat claims that tax reform would lead to cuts in vital programs: "Critics of tax reform are claiming the legislation would lead to massive, across-the-board spending cuts in vital programs-including a four percent reduction in Medicare-due to the Pay-Go law enacted in 2010. This will not happen. Congress has readily available methods to waive th… Continue Reading


11.17.17

McConnell Praises Finance Committee Action on Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee reported their tax reform legislation: "For the millions of hard-working Americans who need more money in their pockets and the chance of a better future, help is on the way. Building off of years of work, dozens of hearings and bipartisan proposals, the Senate Finance Committee has reported a bill that will bring lasting relief to middle-class families, small busin… Continue Reading


11.16.17

McConnell Statement on Senator Menendez

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement today regarding Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ): "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. Senators to have been indicted in our history. His trial shed light on serious accusations of violating the public's trust as an elected official, as well as potential violations of the Senate's Code of Conduct. "Because of the seriousness of these charges,… Continue Reading


11.16.17

McConnell Statement on House Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today: "Today with House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we are one big step closer to putting more money in the pockets of millions of struggling American families so they can pay their bills, save for their future and invest for their children. I commend Speaker Paul Ryan, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and all the members … Continue Reading


11.15.17

McConnell on Meeting with President’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar: "Alex and I had a productive meeting. We discussed his outlook and vision for a Department that oversees some of the nation's most important programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institutes of Health. I also asked him to make combatting the… Continue Reading


11.13.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Alex Azar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President Trump's intention to nominate Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services: "Alex brings a wealth of private and public sector knowledge that will prepare him well for this crucial role. The Secretary of HHS oversees some of the nation's most important programs, including Medicare and Medicaid in addition to safeguarding public health at the Centers for Disease Control, ad… Continue Reading


11.09.17

McConnell Says Tax Bill ‘A Big Step Forward In Turning The Ship Around For American Families’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: "The Senate Finance Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Hatch, has put forward much-needed tax reform that will give hard-working, middle-class families across America more money in their pockets, more economic opportunity and security, and more jobs here at home. This proposal is years in the making. It is the product of dozens of hearings over a perio… Continue Reading


11.07.17

McConnell On Meeting With Jay Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jay Powell: "I enjoyed our meeting and learning more about Jay's vision for the Federal Reserve and our nation's monetary policy as our economic recovery continues. We also discussed ways to help make the Fed more transparent and accountable to Congress and the public. I look forward to s… Continue Reading


11.02.17

McConnell Statement on Jerome Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intention to nominate Jerome Powell to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: "I'm encouraged by President Trump's choice of Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve during this economic recovery. We need a more transparent and accountable Fed, and Jerome has indicated the same. I look forward to discussing Jerome's vision for the Fed and … Continue Reading


11.02.17

McConnell Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was released by the House Ways and Means Committee today: "Today, the House of Representatives took a big step forward in our effort to help provide the American people with a robust economy that reaches for its full potential: that puts more money in middle-class pockets, that produces better jobs for workers, that secures more opportunity for our children.… Continue Reading


10.27.17

McConnell on IRS Targeting During Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the settlement reached by the Justice Department with groups that were targeted in the IRS scandal: "While five years is too late, I'm happy the IRS finally admitted they targeted conservative groups during the Obama Administration. This shameful scandal was a direct and deliberate violation of these groups' and individuals' First Amendment rights. "We knew back in 2012 that the Obama Ad… Continue Reading


10.26.17

‘We Have A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Replace A Failing Tax Code’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House adoption of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "I want to thank Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for taking this important step to help us achieve tax reform for hardworking Americans by passing this budget. This is a comprehensive, fiscally-responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. It went through committee and includes provisions from both … Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell Stands with Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following Senate approval of a Congressional Review Act resolution to hold the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accountable: "The CFPB, which claims to protect consumers, seems to have found a way to actually harm them more. By eliminating a key settlement tool, consumers who are found to have been harmed by bad actors would receive less compensation under the CFPB's regulation. The Treasury Depa… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Approves House-Passed Disaster Aid, Legislation Now Goes To President For Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding passage of the president's supplemental funding request: "The Senate has been committed to doing its part to support the ongoing hurricane relief efforts, and today we are sending the administration's most recent supplemental funding request to the president for his signature. These resources will ensure that FEMA and other agencies have the ability to continue their crucial support to he… Continue Reading


10.23.17

McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' and CNN's State of the Union. The following are excerpts from the interviews: On Tax Reform "Tax reform is important. 31 years ago today Ronald Reagan signed tax form, we intend to accomplish that between now and the end of the year." "The overall goal is middle class tax relief, the stopping of job exportation-because of our horrible business tax structure in this country-to get the economy growing a… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Tax Reform For The Middle Class

Sen. McConnell: 'Taxes Should Be Lower, Simpler And Fairer For Middle-Class Workers' SEN. DEAN HELLER (R-NV): "Our middle class has suffered under an outdated and unfair tax code that discourages job creation and makes it harder for Nevadans, and people all across America, to get ahead. … And now, we have a prime opportunity to do that and provide relief to the Americans who have been waiting for a fairer, simpler tax code. To me, relief means letting the middle class keep more of their … Continue Reading

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