Press Releases

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


10.18.17

McConnell Meets with DHS Nominee Nielsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a statement today following his meeting with Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security: "Kirstjen and I had a productive discussion about this important role as we continue our natural disaster recovery efforts across the country to help those in need. We have shared goals of securing our borders and protecting our cyber networks from those who wish us harm. I'm confident she will be a… Continue Reading


10.13.17

McConnell on the President’s Iran Announcement

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after the president's announcement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: "This new strategy announced by the president to contain Iran's regional ambitions, its malign conduct and efforts to dominate the broader Middle East is an appropriate response to the consequences of the Obama Administration's failed policies. The Obama Administration's determination to draw down America's conventional milita… Continue Reading


10.13.17

Leader McConnell on Senator Susan Collins

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that she will remain in the U.S. Senate: "Senator Collins lives up to her state motto, Dirigo, every day in the Senate. She never misses votes. She fights fiercely for her constituents. She brings conviction, smarts and leadership to every issue. Her decision to remain in the Senate is important not only for the people of Maine, who she serves so well, bu… Continue Reading


10.12.17

McConnell Statement on Health Care Executive Order

LOUISVILLE, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order to provide relief for Americans suffering under the failed Obamacare law: "Obamacare is failing and people across the country are hurting. I am pleased that the administration is looking for new ways to promote more affordable health insurance policies to better meet the needs of working families."… Continue Reading


10.11.17

McConnell Statement on Kirstjen Nielsen

Louisville, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's intention to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for Secretary of Homeland Security: "Kirstjen Nielsen is an experienced professional when we need one in place as soon as possible to ensure our natural disaster recovery efforts across the country continue to help those in need. We look forward to reviewing her record. We must do more to secure our borders and protect our cyber networ… Continue Reading


10.10.17

McConnell Op-Ed: The Need For Tax Reform Is Loudly Supported By Democrats — Or At Least It Was.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) published the following op-ed in NBC's "Think" column: "For many Americans living on the coasts - or working in Silicon Valley or finance - the recession of 2008-2009 may seem little more than a distant memory. But for many other Americans, the last 10 years have been a lost decade, where the economy stumbled and opportunities declined. They suffered through stagnant paychecks, a lack of steady work and retirement that slipped fur… Continue Reading


10.04.17

McConnell on President’s Natural Disaster Supplemental Funding Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after the president submitted the latest supplemental funding request for natural disaster relief: "The Senate remains committed to doing its part to support relief efforts along with FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the rest of the administration to help those in need. This funding request will ensure the men and women providing critical support to regions impacted by major disasters, including… Continue Reading


09.29.17

McConnell: This Budget is the First Step to Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) unveiled the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. This comprehensive budget resolution will provide a path to balance and provide Congress with the authority to enact much-needed tax reform for hardworking American families: "I want to thank Chairman Enzi and the members of the Senate Budget Committee for their work. This budget is especially imp… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance have developed a unified framework to achieve pro-American, fiscally-responsible tax reform. This framework will deliver a 21st century tax code that is built for growth, supports middle-class families, defends our workers, protects our jobs, and puts America first. It will deliver fiscally responsible tax reform by broadening the tax base, closing loopholes and growing the eco… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Bob Corker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Bob Corker's announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2018: "Bob has been an integral member of our team and confidant of mine during his time in the Senate. His leadership on important issues has helped guide our Conference and had a real impact at home and abroad. I know he looks forward to being a part of the important agenda items we have in front of us for the remai… Continue Reading


09.14.17

McConnell Statement on Border Security, DACA legislation

Washington, D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding ongoing discussions on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): "As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration's legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues." Background: The president … Continue Reading

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