Press Releases

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Care Act, a bill to repeal and replace the failed Obamacare law: "Obamacare has failed the American people and must be repealed and replaced.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


03.13.17

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Lower Premiums, Reduce Deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act's Congressional Budget Office score: "Obamacare is a failed law that is hurting the middle class. Maintaining the current Obamacare status quo is not an option. That is why voters wanted change this election and tasked Republicans in Congress and President Trump to repeal and replace this failed law. "The takeaway from today's announcement is clear: the… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Alexander Acosta

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta: "Alexander Acosta's accomplished record of public service and focus on labor issues will be an asset to the administration, employees and employers. I look forward to meeting with him as we continue to work with the administration to jumpstart our economy and improve the lives of hard-working Americans."… Continue Reading


02.15.17

McConnell Statement on Andy Puzder

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Andy Puzder's decision to withdraw as the president's nominee for Secretary of Labor: "I strongly supported Andy Puzder because he is uniquely qualified, knows how to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and knows how to get our economy back on track. I'm confident he will continue to find ways to contribute his time and talent to have a positive impact on our nation. I respect… Continue Reading


02.15.17

McConnell Praises Administration Action to Help Protect Americans from Consequences of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement in support of the administrative action taken by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price: "Obamacare is a disaster. It has failed our nation and our constituents while forcing insurers to leave markets left and right. That's why I commend Secretary Price and the Trump Administration for taking swift action to help stabilize the chaos left behind from Obamacare's broken prom… Continue Reading


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

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