Press Releases

09.05.17

McConnell Statement on Administration DACA Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today's action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake. "This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works."… Continue Reading


09.01.17

McConnell on President’s Emergency Hurricane Harvey Funding Request

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after the President submitted an emergency supplemental funding request for Hurricane Harvey relief: "Today the President submitted a supplemental emergency funding request to Congress to help Texas and the Gulf Coast recover from the horrific devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Working closely with the President and the House of Representatives, the Senate stands ready to act quickly to provide thi… Continue Reading


08.21.17

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation on Afghanistan

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement tonight regarding President Trump's address to the nation: "Tonight President Trump reaffirmed to the American people the painful lesson glaringly brought to our shores on September 11, 2001: the United States cannot permit terrorist organizations such as ISIL, al Qaeda or its affiliates to train, recruit and plot from ungoverned sanctuaries--whether within Afghanistan, in the tribal areas of P… Continue Reading


08.16.17

McConnell Statement on Hate Groups and Reports of Lexington Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today condemning hate groups and reports of a rally in Lexington, Kentucky: "The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. "We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are … Continue Reading


08.01.17

McConnell On Christopher Wray: He Will Lead The FBI With Strength And Professionalism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the Senate confirmation of Christopher Wray to serve as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "The position of FBI Director is one of great importance when it comes to protecting the American people - especially at a time when we face a range of threats both at home and abroad. Christopher Wray's impressive credentials, demeanor, and commitment to the rule of law make clear that… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Joint Statement on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON-Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following joint statement on tax reform: "For the first time in many years, the American people have elected a President and Congress that are fully committed to ensuring that ordinary American… Continue Reading


07.17.17

McConnell: John McCain Will Be Back With Us Soon

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding U.S. Sen. John McCain's recovery from surgery: "Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery. There are few people tougher than my friend John McCain, and I know he'll be back with us soon. Our thoughts are with Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona. "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our… Continue Reading


07.11.17

McConnell Statement on August Recess, Democrats’ Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following announcement Tuesday about the Senate's August recess: "Once the Senate completes its work on health care reform, we will turn to other important issues including the National Defense Authorization Act and the backlog of critical nominations that have been mindlessly stalled by Democrats. "In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been st… Continue Reading


06.26.17

CBO: Senate Health Bill Reduces Premiums, Deficit, Middle Class Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate Republican health plan: "Americans need relief from the failed Obamacare law. The Senate will soon take action on a bill that the Congressional Budget Office just confirmed will reduce the growth in premiums under Obamacare, reduce taxes on the middle class, and reduce the deficit. The American people need better care now, an… Continue Reading


06.25.17

Senators Discuss Better Care

Senate Discussion Draft Will 'Free The States And Free The Marketplace To Discover Ever-Better Ways To Deliver Services' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL: "We've long called for a better way forward…. These shared policy objectives and the solutions to help achieve them are what make up the health care discussion draft." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/22/2017) It helps stabilize collapsing insurance markets that have left millions of Americans with no options. It frees the A… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Christopher Wray

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that he intends to nominate Christopher Wray as Director of the FBI: 'Christopher Wray's impressive credentials make him more than ready for the sober task of leading the FBI in fulfilling its law enforcement and national security missions, especially at a time when our country faces so many serious threats both at home and abroad. This, of course, is t… Continue Reading


06.01.17

McConnell Statement on President’s Decision to Withdraw From the Unattainable Mandates of the Paris Climate Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's decision today to withdraw from the Paris climate deal: "I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama Administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs. President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground. By withdrawin… Continue Reading


05.17.17

McConnell Statement on Rosenstein Decision to Appoint Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel: "The decision by the Deputy Attorney General to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel confirms that the investigation into Russian intervention into our election will continue, as stated last week by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will also continue its inves… Continue Reading


05.04.17

McConnell Statement on House Passage of the American Health Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, a bill to repeal and replace the failed Obamacare law: "Obamacare has failed the American people and must be repealed and replaced. Today's vote in the House was an important step. We are now closer to giving our constituents freedom from the increased costs, diminishing choices, and broken promises of Obamacare. I want to c… Continue Reading


04.26.17

McConnell on FCC Rollback of Harmful Net Neutrality Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) rollback of a harmful, Obama-era net neutrality regulation: "The growth of the Internet and the rapid adoption of mobile technology have been great American success stories. And they were made possible by a light regulatory touch. I commend Chairman Pai for taking bold action today to turn back this portion of the Obama Administration's e… Continue Reading


04.26.17

McConnell, Ryan, Hatch, Brady Statement on Administration’s Tax Plan

WASHINGTON - Following today's tax reform announcement by the Trump Administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) issued the following joint statement: "The principles outlined by the Trump Administration today will serve as critical guideposts for Congress and the Administration as we work together to overhaul the Americ… Continue Reading


04.18.17

McConnell Statement on Matthew McClanahan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today: "Matthew was one of the many talented and dedicated employees of the Architect of the Capitol. The entire Capitol community has the McClanahan Family in our thoughts after today's tragic accident- especially his wife Lauren and his two young children, Evie and Matthew."… Continue Reading


04.02.17

McConnell on Fox News Sunday and NBC’s Meet the Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday and NBC's Meet the Press this morning. The following are excerpts from his interviews: Fox News Sunday McConnell on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch "I think it is noteworthy that no Supreme Court justice has ever in the history of our country been stopped by a partisan filibuster- ever. "Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed. [He is] unanimously well-qualified [as described] by the Americ… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Leader McConnell Statement on AHCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act: "Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it. I share their disappointment that this effort came up short."… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Keystone XL Pipeline: Jobs, Economic Growth, Energy Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: "The building of the Keystone XL pipeline will create thousands of American jobs and pump billions of dollars into our nation's economy. Unfortunately, President Obama vetoed this infrastructure jobs bill in favor of liberal special-interests. President Trump is to be commended for taking this action today, which is a signifi… Continue Reading

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