Press Releases

02.09.17

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes Senator Luther Strange

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor welcoming Senator Luther Strange (R-AL): "Of course, the departure of one Senator [Sessions] typically heralds the arrival of a new one. Today is no different. I hope colleagues will join me in welcoming Alabama's newest Senator later today, Luther Strange, who will be sworn in this afternoon. "You won't have much trouble finding him. He'll be about the tall… Continue Reading


02.06.17

McConnell Op-Ed: Give Neil Gorsuch an Up-Or-Down Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is an op-ed in Politico Magazine by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding President Trump's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Judge Neil Gorsuch is an exceptional nominee for the Supreme Court. He's recognized by people on both sides of the aisle as an accomplished, principled and fair jurist. When he was nominated to his current seat on the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006, no one cast… Continue Reading


02.05.17

Leader McConnell on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union' this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: On Judge Neil Gorsuch as President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee "[T]he president has picked an incredibly well-qualified individual. The search was handled extremely well. I want to commend the administration for that. He picked an outstanding nominee who's got a sterling background and outstanding accomplishments at every p… Continue Reading


02.01.17

McConnell Op-Ed: Democrats, Ditch the Apocalyptic Rhetoric on Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is an op-ed in the Washington Post by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding President Trump's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "The president made an outstanding choice with his nomination Tuesday of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's passing was a significant loss for the court and for our country. Gorsuch's impressive background and long record of service, however, gi… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "The president made an outstanding decision in his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He has an impressive background and a long record of faithfully applying the law and the Constitution. Judge Gorsuch understands the invaluable contribution… Continue Reading


01.29.17

Leader McConnell on ABC’s ‘This Week’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on ABC's 'This Week' this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration "…to the extent they're trying to improve the vetting process, I think that's in order. [W]e also need to remember that some of our best allies in the war against Islamic terrorism are Muslims." McConnell on President Trump's Upcoming Nomination to the Supreme Cou… Continue Reading


01.27.17

McConnell: The Pain Inflicted Upon the Jewish People Can Never Be Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today, January 27, 2017, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today, the world remembers the millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered the brutality of the Holocaust. The pain inflicted upon the Jewish people can never be forgotten. And so, today, we join together in recognition of the continued existence of evil in this world, and we again remember our responsibility… Continue Reading


01.24.17

McConnell Statement on President Trump Ending the Delay on Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he will sign executive orders to advance the Keystone XL pipeline: "President Trump should be commended for his swift action to create more jobs by approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This project is about much-needed jobs and energy independence for our nation. Unfortunately, President Obama sat on this important project throughout his … Continue Reading


01.23.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Senator Dan Coats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Director of National Intelligence and former colleague, Senator Dan Coats (R-IN): "Dan will do an outstanding job as Director of National Intelligence in President Trump's administration. Dan's service in the Senate included years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Armed Services Committee. He is well versed in our foreign policy … Continue Reading


01.22.17

Leader McConnell on ‘Fox News Sunday’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare "We are working in connection with the administration to have an orderly process of repealing Obamacare and replacing it. So let me talk a minute about the status quo. What did Bill Clinton say about Obamacare last year? He said 'it's the craziest thing you've ever seen.' Eight out of 10 Ame… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senate Takes Important Step Toward Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Obamacare repeal resolution: "The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies. "The American people have called on Congress to act and finally bring relief from O… Continue Reading


01.09.17

McConnell Op-Ed: ObamaCare failed Americans. Now it's time for relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published the following op-ed on FoxNews.com highlighting the failures of Obamacare: "By nearly any measure, ObamaCare has failed: It didn't lower costs, it didn't increase choice, middle-class families continue to lose health plans they were promised they could keep, and Americans continue to call for ObamaCare's repeal. "They spoke loudly again this November, and about 8 out of 10 favor changing ObamaCare significantly or replaci… Continue Reading


01.08.17

McConnell on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CBS' 'Face the Nation this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview and the full interview can be viewed here: On Repealing and Replacing Obamacare "You have to both repeal and replace, and I think there ought not to be a great gap between the first step and the second. Bill Clinton said 'it is the craziest thing he has ever seen' - this is Bill Clinton, on Obamacare last year. Eight out of ten Americans ei… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Ryan Zinke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT): "Congressman Zinke will be a great asset to our country and to the Trump administration. His firm understanding of land and energy issues will be crucial to ensure the United States reaches its full potential of energy development while practicing responsible land use and c… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): "After the last eight years of tax and spend policies coming out of the White House, it's time to get our nation's fiscal house in order. I look forward to working with Mick to bring regulatory and budget sanity to our nation and our economy." Ba… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Ambassador Robert Lighthizer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's intention to nominate Ambassador Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative: "Ambassador Lighthizer is a solid pick to be our nation's Trade Representative. His experience and leadership in this area will be crucial as the President-elect has made it clear he wants to put Americans in the best position possible for future trade deals. And because of ou… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Secretary of the Senate and Sergeant at Arms Return for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that Julie E. Adams will return as the Secretary of the Senate and Frank J. Larkin will return as the Senate Sergeant at Arms. Both are returning to their respective positons after being nominated by McConnell at the beginning of the 114th Congress. The Secretary of the Senate has the responsibility of maintaining the day-to-day functions of the Senate through a number of legislative, financial, and administrativ… Continue Reading


01.03.17

SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the 115th Congress. The assignments have been ratified by the Senate Republican Conference. Committee Chairs will be selected by a vote of the members of each respective panel and then ratified by the Senate Republican Conference. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts, Kansas Thad Cochran, Mississippi Mitch McConnell, Kentucky John Boozman, Arkansas John Hoeven, North Dakota Joni Ernst, I… Continue Reading


12.29.16

McConnell Statement on Sanctions Against Russia

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the announcement of sanctions against Russia: "For eight years the foreign policy of the Obama administration has rested upon an effort to drawdown America's conventional military capabilities, commitments and forward presence, and increased reliance upon international organizations and rhetoric. The inevitable consequence of this withdrawal from the globe has been an effort by dissatisfied po… Continue Reading


12.23.16

McConnell Statement on United States Action at United Nations Security Council Meeting

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the United States abstention at today's United Nations Security Council vote to condemn Israeli Settlements: "Today the United States carried the responsibility to veto any resolution before the United Nations that sought to isolate Israel within the international community, or to illogically destroy any semblance of a peace process by encouraging the Palestinians to forego direct negotiations.… Continue Reading

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