Press Releases

04.02.21

McConnell Mourns Officer William F. Evans & Thanks USCP

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the incident at the United States Capitol this afternoon: "Once again, brave officers of the United States Capitol Police have been violently attacked while simply doing their job. "I am heartbroken that Officer William F. Evans was killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol. His name will go down in history for his selfless sacrifice. "The Senate is praying hard for the second… Continue Reading


04.01.21

McConnell Denounces Show Trial of Hong Kong Democracy Movement Leaders

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding China's latest move to stifle dissent in Hong Kong: "The latest news from Hong Kong only confirms Beijing's tightening totalitarian grip over the formerly autonomous region. "The conviction of my friends Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai, along with other long-time champions of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom, is a travesty of justice. It is essential the Biden Administration work with like-m… Continue Reading


03.31.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Non-Infrastructure “Infrastructure” Proposal a Missed Opportunity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Administration's so-called "infrastructure" proposal: "Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan. There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish-list the White House has decided to label "infrastructure" is a major missed opportunity by this Administration. "This plan is not about rebuilding America's backbone. Les… Continue Reading


03.25.21

McConnell Applauds Burma Sanctions, Calls for Continued Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Burma: The violence and repression that the Burmese military continues to inflict on the people of Burma is reprehensible. Hundreds of civilians are now dead and thousands more have been arrested. I applaud the Administration's decision to sanction two large holding companies controlled by Burma's military. This is one of several steps that I called for nearly a month ago. It's imp… Continue Reading


03.24.21

McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's 'America's Newsroom' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On H.R. 1: "First of all, it's a federal takeover of the way we conduct elections - every election in America. The first outrage is it takes the Federal Election Commission, which has historically been 3-3 so neither party could take advantage of the other, and turn… Continue Reading


03.18.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: “The Scorched-Earth Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ran in today's print edition of the Wall Street Journal, adapted from his Tuesday Senate floor remarks: "The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House," one of my colleagues said a few years ago. "Without the 60-vote threshold for legislation, the Senate becomes a majoritarian institution, just like the House, much more subject to the winds of short-term… Continue Reading


03.17.21

McConnell on ‘The Faulkner Focus’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News Channel's 'The Faulkner Focus' this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrat Threats To Abolish The Legislative Filibuster: "They're very anxious, Harris, to transform the country immediately even though the American people sent a 50/50 Senate and a narrowly divided House. I don't think they were sending a message it was a mandate to complet… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell on PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour today to discuss Washington Democrats' partisan $1.9 trillion spending bill, H.R. 1, the legislative filibuster, and vaccines. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill: "Let's look at the history of the pandemic, which really started about a year ago. We passed five bills last year, Judy: five of them, the biggest one … Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Tony Perkins' radio show 'Washington Watch' today to discuss H.R. 1. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On H.R. 1 Targeting Speech and Federalizing Elections: "It directly targets speech and associations and also seeks to construct a system nationwide that benefits the left in every election. They haven't held back at all. This is dramatic federalization of the way we do election… Continue Reading


03.08.21

McConnell Statement on Sen. Roy Blunt’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "Senator Blunt's announced retirement will be a loss for the Republican conference and the entire Senate. In just 10 years in this body, he's quickly become a true leader, a policy heavyweight, and a driving force behind both key conservative victories and essential bipartisan work. It says a great deal about who Roy is that he … Continue Reading


03.03.21

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 the Democrats $1.9 Trillion Liberal Wish list: "This $1.9 trillion bill is the same size as the bill we passed last April right in the middle of the pandemic. This is not the same country we had a year ago. Only 9% of this $1.9 trillion is related to health… Continue Reading


02.27.21

McConnell on House Passage of Partisan Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding House action on partisan COVID legislation: "In 2020, Congress passed five COVID-19 rescue packages. All five were completely bipartisan. It was the largest peacetime fiscal expansion in American history, yet no bill earned fewer than 90 votes in the Senate or less than about 80% support in the House. That's because both parties had shaped the bills together and they met Americans' u… Continue Reading


02.26.21

McConnell Statement on Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding strikes in Syria: "I support President Biden's decision to authorize strikes against facilities associated with Iranian-backed terrorist groups responsible for attacks against American interests in Iraq. "We will need more information to judge the efficacy of the strikes and the signal they send to Tehran and its proxies, but I believe the President acted well within the auth… Continue Reading


02.25.21

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Liberal Wish-List Spending: "First of all, the minimum wage doesn't belong in there. The congressional budget office says it will cost 1.4 million jobs we would lose. Second, $350 billion for bailouts to poorly run states is clearly not necessary. With regard to… Continue Reading


02.16.21

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: “Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) penned the following Op-Ed in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal: Jan. 6 was a shameful day. A mob bloodied law enforcement and besieged the first branch of government. American citizens tried to use terrorism to stop a democratic proceeding they disliked. There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the w… Continue Reading


02.09.21

McConnell Statement on Senator Shelby’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY issued the following statement today regarding Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-AL) announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2022: "For the three and a half decades that my friend Richard Shelby has served in the Senate, the people of Alabama have had a true heavyweight champion in their corner. "Chairman Shelby's tireless work at the reins of the Appropriations, Rules, Banking, and Intelligence Committees has made our … Continue Reading


02.07.21

McConnell Statement on Secretary George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the passing of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz: "George Shultz was one of the great statesmen of the 20th century and one of the greatest Americans of our time. Secretary Shultz gave all eight decades of his adult life to his country - from his World War II service to all his years in government to the impactful writing and scholarship that he continued prodigiously churni… Continue Reading


02.01.21

McConnell Calls for Immediate Release of Burma’s Leaders and Restoration of Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Burma and Suu Kyi's detainment: "Reports that Burma's military has rounded up civilian leaders including Aung San Suu-Kyi and key civil society figures are horrifying, completely unacceptable, and obviously a saddening step backwards for Burma's slow and unsteady democratic transition. "In 2015, Burma's democratic elections brought Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to off… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Commitments to Protect Senate Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding power-sharing: "Today two Democratic Senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden's and my view that no Senate majority should destroy the right of future minorities of both parties to help shape legislation. "The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate's last 50-50 power-sharing… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Statement on Sen. Rob Portman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "My friend Sen. Portman's announced retirement in two years will be a big loss for the entire Senate. For a decade, our colleague from Ohio has been one of the most expert, most effective Senators on either side of the aisle. His mastery of policy, experience across branches of government, friendly disposition, and relentless … Continue Reading

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