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06.06.24

McConnell, Johnson Announce Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Joint Address to Congress

  WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Senate Republican Leader McConnell and Speaker Johnson announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, July 24th. The bipartisan, bicameral meeting symbolizes the U.S. and Israel’s enduring relationship and will offer Prime Minister Netanyahu the opportunity to share the Israeli government’s vision for defending their democracy, combatting terror, and establishing just and lasting peace in the region. I… Continue Reading


05.31.24

Congressional Leaders Invite Israeli PM Netanyahu to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Schumer, and Democratic Leader Jeffries today sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inviting him to address a Joint Meeting of Congress. “The existential challenges we face, including the growing partnership between Iran, Russia, and China, threaten the security, peace, and prosperity of our countries and of free people around the world,” the letter reads. “To build on our enduring relationship… Continue Reading


05.08.24

Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson: “Security Assistance to Israel is an Urgent Priority That Must Not Be Delayed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Leader McConnell and Speaker Johnson sent a letter to President Biden urging that congressionally appropriated security assistance to Israel should be expedited immediately: Dear Mr. President: Having recently worked on a bipartisan basis to pass an emergency national security supplemental appropriations bill that included urgent assistance to Israel, we were alarmed by media reports that your Administration had delayed the delivery of a variety of weapons shipments b… Continue Reading


04.20.24

McConnell Statement on National Security Supplemental Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding House passage of the national security supplemental: “The national security of the United States depends on the willingness of its leaders to build, sustain, and exercise hard power. Two months ago, after extensive debate, the Senate resolved to equip America and our friends to meet a moment of grave, coordinated challenges. “Today, the House of Representatives finally advan… Continue Reading


04.13.24

Leader McConnell Statement on Iran Attack on Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the latest strikes by Iran: “In the face of Iran’s significant military strikes on Israel, the United States must stand with our ally as Israel’s national unity government takes necessary measures to defend its people and its sovereignty. “President Biden has insisted that America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ‘ironclad’. It is time for his Administration to match wor… Continue Reading


02.13.24

McConnell Statement On Passage Of National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the passage of supplemental national security legislation: “The Senate understands the responsibilities of America’s national security and will not neglect them. “For three years, a policy of hesitation, short-sightedness, and self-deterrence led the world to wonder whether the United States still has the resolve to face growing, coordinated threats. “Today, we faced a clear test of that … Continue Reading


10.22.23

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday and Face The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Shannon Bream on Fox’s ‘Fox News Sunday’ and Margaret Brennan on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On President Biden’s supplemental request: “We're going to take a good hard look at it and I and most of my members believe we need something credible on the border, as well. I mean, if we're going to challenge accepting financial responsibility to helping … Continue Reading


10.20.23

McConnell: Senate Must Work Quickly To Address Threats At Home And Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the President’s supplemental request: “Above and beyond the demands of our work on full-year appropriations, a number of serious challenges to U.S. national security require the Senate’s urgent attention. “The United States and our allies face an increasingly coordinated challenge from powerful adversaries who seek to weaken us by destroying Israel, rewriting the map of Europe, and putting… Continue Reading


10.09.23

McConnell in The Wall Street Journal: Four Steps for the U.S. to Help Israel

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) authored the following op-ed that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read online or see below: As hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorists stormed into Israel on Saturday to butcher children and elders, kidnap Israeli civilians, and parade the naked bodies of the women they murdered through the streets of Gaza, many of their fellow Palestinians and supporters around the world cheered. The world has once a… Continue Reading


05.15.19

McConnell and McCarthy: The House Must Stand Against the Toxic BDS Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be found in today's Washington Post and on WashingtonPost.com: "There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. Monitors say th… 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


04.06.15

McConnell Statement on Interim Iran Nuke Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today regarding the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program: "Last week I led a Senate delegation to Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Iran's support of Hezbollah, the Assad regime, Shia militias in Iraq, Houthi insurgents in Yemen - along with its ongoing nuclear ambitions - reveal an ongoing effort to both expand the Iranian sphere of influence throughout the greater Middle East and undermine Am… Continue Reading


03.03.15

McConnell Releases Video Welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message welcoming Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol where the Israeli Prime Minister will address a Joint Meeting of Congress. Click on the image below to view his comments. Following is a transcript of the Majority Leader's message:"Today, I'd like to take a moment to welcome Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Capitol. "The Prime Minister's visit comes at a critical moment in U.S.-Israeli relati… Continue Reading

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