Press Releases

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


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

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