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06.30.21

McConnell Statement on Donald Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "Elaine and I were saddened today by the passing of an American patriot who served his country honorably and tirelessly. "Donald Rumsfeld's decades of service began and ended among the brave men and women working to keep America safe. His time on active duty in the Navy began a distinguished career that elevated his tale… Continue Reading


02.07.21

McConnell Statement on Secretary George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the passing of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz: "George Shultz was one of the great statesmen of the 20th century and one of the greatest Americans of our time. Secretary Shultz gave all eight decades of his adult life to his country - from his World War II service to all his years in government to the impactful writing and scholarship that he continued prodigiously churni… Continue Reading


01.12.21

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Sheldon Adelson: "Our nation lost a remarkable American with the passing of my friend Sheldon Adelson. "Sheldon built an incredible life and career. He climbed from sleeping on tenement floors during the Great Depression as a young boy to literally towering over Las Vegas and beyond. He created countless jobs in the process. And he poured his success into philant… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds Attorney General Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Bill Barr: "Attorney General Barr is one of the most dedicated and capable public servants I have ever seen in action. For nearly two years, he's provided wise counsel to President Trump and rendered outstanding service to our country. He has helped keep America safe from criminals and terrorists and advanced the bedrock American value of equal justice under law.… Continue Reading


05.20.20

McConnell Pays Tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress: "Throughout this health crisis, the Senate, its members and our staffs have been lucky to have the steady leadership of Dr. Brian Monahan in our corner. "Our Attending Physician has responded with the same ability and professionalism that have benefited Congress and the Supreme Co… Continue Reading


03.28.20

McConnell Statement on Sen. Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Tom Coburn. "I am so sad that we have lost our friend and former colleague Senator Tom Coburn. "The Senate knew Dr. Coburn as a whip-smart legislator with rock-solid principles. He was an unbelievably effective ambassador for his conservative Oklahoma values. He was central to igniting new national conversations about the proper role of federal policy and the… Continue Reading


10.18.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry: "I'm grateful to Rick Perry for his long and distinguished career in public service. "His remarkable tenure as the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw the state take tremendous strides forward and rightly earned him a reputation as one of the most effective leaders in the nation. As Secretary of Energy, he has crafted and implemen… Continue Reading


05.30.19

Senator Thad Cochran

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of friend and colleague, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "I am sorry to learn that our friend and former colleague Sen. Thad Cochran passed away early this morning. "Thad served with many Senate colleagues during his historic career. All of us benefited from the leadership and example of this schoolteachers' son from Pontotoc, Mississippi who rendered 45 years of distinguis… Continue Reading


04.07.19

McConnell Thanks Nielsen For Her Service

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "I want to thank Secretary Nielsen for her two-plus years of tireless service to the administration and to the American people. "From natural disasters to cybersecurity threats, the Department of Homeland Security protects Americans on countless fronts - including, of course, the front lines of the security and humanitarian c… Continue Reading


04.06.19

McConnell Statement on the Passing of Fritz Hollings

LOUISVILLE, KY. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the passing of former South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and former colleague Senator Fritz Hollings. "Fritz was a fixture in the Senate for nearly four decades. His cutting wit, unflagging passion, and plainspoken nature made serving alongside him an unforgettable experience. His strong convictions and even stronger personality… Continue Reading


12.01.18

President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush: "Elaine and I join the Senate and the nation in grieving the loss of President George H. W. Bush. "This devoted father and decorated patriot spent decades serving his country, from the skies above the South Pacific to our nation's highest office. "He kept America safe as CIA Director. He represented us with sk… Continue Reading


08.26.18

U.S. Sen. John McCain Will Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, today announced the late Senator John S. McCain will Lie in State at the United States Capitol Rotunda. "Additional information on the ceremony will be provided soon. The McCain Family will provide additional details regarding arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony. "The nation mourns the loss of a great … Continue Reading


08.25.18

‘Today is a Deeply Sad Day for the Senate and for Our Nation’

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): "Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example. He showed… Continue Reading


06.21.18

McConnell Statement on the Passing of His Friend, Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about the passing of his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Charles Krauthammer this afternoon. "Just because this news didn't come as a surprise does not make it any easier to face. As a writer, speaker, and commentator, Charles served our society as a public intellectual in the truest sense. His pen functioned like a lighthouse, helping … Continue Reading


06.08.18

McConnell: Krauthammer’s Work ‘In A Class Of Its Own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Charles Krauthammer released a letter regarding his health condition. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement about his friend, Charles Krauthammer: "For the past forty years, my dear friend Charles Krauthammer has brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit, and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator, and bestselling author. In every case, on practically every major national issue,… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Rev. Billy Graham

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Billy Graham: "It is with great sadness that Elaine and I note the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, a man whose God-given gifts and love for souls endeared him to millions and earned for him the title 'America's Pastor.' The son of a dairy farmer, Billy Graham became one of the world's most trusted men by preaching God's mercy to the rich and poor alike. His hund… 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


12.08.16

McConnell Remembers John Glenn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement mourning the passing of former Senate colleague, astronaut and veteran, John Glenn: "Today our nation bids farewell to one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century. John Glenn said his childhood was like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but his life was anything but typical. From flying combat missions over Korea and the South Pacific as a Marine Corps aviator to a post-orbit splash… Continue Reading


07.31.16

McConnell Statement on Captain Khan

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Sunday: "Captain Khan was an American hero, and like all Americans I'm grateful for the sacrifices that selfless young men like Capt. Khan and their families have made in the war on terror. All Americans should value the patriotic service of ‎the patriots who volunteer to selflessly defend us in the armed services. And as I have long made clear, I agree with the Khans and families across the country th… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Senator McConnell on Passing of Senator George Voinovich

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following comments regarding the passing of Senator George Voinovich: "Senator Voinovich was a man of integrity and deep commitment to his faith, his family, and those he served in public office. From the mayor's office to the governor's mansion to the United States Senate, George had a singular political career but never forgot who sent him there. Janet was his best friend and closest confidant and we know how difficult… Continue Reading

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