Press Releases

10.13.20

McConnell Issues Update on COVID-19 Relief and Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Secretary Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows are right: There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck Protection Program while other conversations continue. "The PPP is a popular program that has saved tens of millions of American jobs. It is so bipartisan that its first round was replenished and extended sev… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Editorial Boards Recognize Judge Barrett As ‘A Highly Capable, Fully Qualified Choice’

Newspaper Editorials Say Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Has Earned A Reputation For Intelligently Written And Well-Reasoned Opinions And Dissents That Are Guided By The Law,' 'Her Credentials Are Impeccable,' She's 'A Strong Choice' 'With A Compelling Personal Story And An Impressive Understanding Of The Law' THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD: "President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is a highlight of his Presidency and perhaps a hinge moment for the judiciary… Continue Reading


10.07.20

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss the Supreme Court, hybrid hearings, and COVID-19. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Holding Hybrid Hearings in the Senate: "We've been up against COVID-19 since May. We've had numerous hearings remotely with senator's calling in remotely. Occasionally witnesses remotely. I think the nominee will be there in person. Some members… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Continued Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Faith Are A Disgrace

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Wednesday morning following continued attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious faith: The ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media on Judge Barrett's faith are a disgrace. They demean the confirmation process, disrespect the Constitution, and insult millions of American believers. Yesterday, the Guardian claimed it "rais[es] new questions" that Judge Barrett chose faith-centered… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Leader McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss Judge Barrett's nomination and a variety of other topics. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the whole interview. On Reshaping the Federal Judiciary: "You and I both agree that the most significant, long-lasting accomplishment of the last four years is the President, coupled with this Republican majority in the Senate, has been putting people - young men and women -… Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's 'Special Report with Bret Baier' tonight. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats Blocking COVID-19 Relief Legislation: "I've been trying to get an outcome here for quite a while. As you may recall a few weeks ago I put a rescue package on the floor of the Senate targeting kids, jobs, health care and liability protection. And at that point, we c… Continue Reading


09.26.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Selection of “Exceptionally Impressive” Judge Amy Coney Barrett

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued this statement Saturday following President Trump's announcement regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. "First, Judge Barrett built a reputation as a brilliant scholar at the forefront of the legal academy. Then she answer… Continue Reading


09.25.20

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's 'Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream' yesterday to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Historical Precedent for Filling A Supreme Court Vacancy: "Here are the facts with regard to the Supreme Court. There have been fifteen occasions where a President has nominated-- during an election year-- someone to the … Continue Reading


09.18.20

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. Justice Ginsburg overcame one personal challenge and professional barrier after another. She climbed from a modest Brooklyn upbringing to a seat on our nation's highest court and into the pages of Americ… Continue Reading


09.17.20

McConnell on The Guy Benson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson this afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi Holding Up Relief for Americans: "It's not difficult to figure out who's responsible for it. The Speaker has said 'give me $2.2 trillion dollars and then we'll talk.' Every single thing in the package that we voted for on this side of the Capitol, in the Senate last week, … Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino' today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Continued Blocking COVID Relief Efforts: "That's a good question to ask the Democrats. What part of this bill are they opposed to? What we tried to do, Dana, was to craft a package that underscored the things that we supposedly agree on. Kids in school. Replenishing … Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell Announces Senate Will Vote on Targeted COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Tuesday morning regarding a Senate vote on further coronavirus relief: "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more bipartisan relief to the American people. "In July, we proposed another sweeping package totaling more than $1 trillion. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer said no. In August, we proposed narrowing discussions to the most urgent and bipartisan subjects. They blocke… Continue Reading


08.22.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ Piecemeal Postal Bill Completely Ignores Struggling Families

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding House Democrats' decision to continue ignoring the coronavirus pandemic and indulge overblown fears about the Postal Service: "Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have spent weeks ignoring the urgent needs of American workers and families, but they rushed back to Washington the instant that overblown conspiracy theories about the United States Postal Service convinced them their own… Continue Reading


08.19.20

McConnell on the Passing of Sen. Slade Gorton

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA): "Today, Elaine and I are grieving the loss of my good friend and former colleague Senator Slade Gorton. "Slade dedicated his entire adult life to public service. At every stage of his career, from the Washington State Capitol to his years in the Senate to endeavors including the 9/11 Commission, he marshaled his trademark smarts, … Continue Reading


08.18.20

McConnell on Intelligence Committee’s Investigation: Our Adversaries Want to Undermine Our System of Government

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election: "Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fifth and final chapter of its major investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. "For three years, our colleagues on the Committee have conducted this crucial work in the serious, thorough, a… Continue Reading


08.13.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump’s Historic Announcement on Israel-UAE Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump's announcement on Israel-UAE Relations: "President Trump and his Administration deserve great credit for bringing about this historic step forward for the Middle East. The commitment to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates represents tremendous progress toward greater peace and prosperity across the region. I commend Prime Minister Netan… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell on “Bill Hemmer Reports”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On Democrats' Refusal to Negotiate on COVID-19 Relief: "I think it's a bit of a stalemate, but look, the American people are sick of the stalemate. They want to get a result, and the result ought to be directly related to the COVID-19 crisis. Kids back in school, jobs, healthcare, direct… Continue Reading


08.08.20

McConnell on President Trump’s Announcement: “Struggling Americans Need Help Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today: "Struggling Americans need action now. Since Democrats have sabotaged backroom talks with absurd demands that would not help working people, I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them the most. "Before the jobless benefits expired, Senate Republicans tried several times to extend them while talks continued. Bu… Continue Reading


08.07.20

McConnell Welcomes Evanina’s Efforts to Combat Foreign Interference in U.S. Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the statement from William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center: "I appreciate Director Evanina informing Americans about foreign powers' efforts to divide us and interfere in our politics. "This Administration's efforts to combat foreign influence and political interference represent a vast improvement over 2016. The Intelligence Community … Continue Reading


08.06.20

McConnell on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk On The Street" this morning to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "The talks continue. I think the one thing we agree on, most of us at least, is the economy needs a boost. The Chairman of the Fed thinks so, the Secretary of the Treasury thinks so, the President thinks so, and I think so. "What we are arguing abo… Continue Reading

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