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06.26.20

McConnell on ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Guy Benson Show' today to discuss police reform and judicial confirmations. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Democrats' Blocking Police Reform: "Tim Scott had led an effort on our part to come up with a responsible police reform bill that could actually become law. And as you reported on your show, they wouldn't let us vote on it. In the Senate, there's a procedural vote … Continue Reading


05.29.20

McConnell Statement on Protests and Riots: “Our City, Our State, and Our Country Have to Pull Together”

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the protests in Louisville, Kentucky and around the country: "The killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky have shaken our nation. For millions and millions of outraged Americans, these tragedies do not appear as isolated incidents, but as the latest disturbing chapters in our long, unfinished Ameri… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Senators McConnell, Lee, Sinema, Paul Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Accountability at Federal Prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as well as Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today the introduction of the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019, which would bring further accountability to our nation's federal prisons by requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Currently, the BOP Director has significant budget authority over taxpayer dollars without their a… Continue Reading


04.18.19

McConnell: I Look Forward to Reviewing the Special Counsel’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Barr's release of the Special Counsel's report: "I'm grateful for the Attorney General's diligent work to release as much of the Special Counsel's report as possible to Congress and to the American people. The nation is fortunate to have an experienced leader like Bill Barr in place to ensure maximum possible transparency while carefully protecting classified materia… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Bill Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following his meeting with the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Bill Barr to be the Attorney General of the United States. Three times, the Senate unanimously confirmed him to important positions in the Justice Department, including the position of Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush. … Continue Reading


01.08.19

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It's what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legis… Continue Reading


11.07.18

McConnell Statement on the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "I thank Jeff Sessions for his dedicated service as Attorney General. Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the rule of law and his love of our great nation. I wish him well and look forward to working with him in any future endeavors."… Continue Reading


07.17.16

Statement on Tragedy in Baton Rouge

"Elaine and I send our hearts out to the law enforcement community, to those wounded today, and to the families of those we lost who now find themselves forced to pick up the pieces from this cowardly ambush. The men and women who serve us in law enforcement span every race, every creed, and every background. They are united by a common calling to protect the innocent and uphold justice, willingly putting their own lives on the line every day so that others may live free to fulfill their own God… Continue Reading


05.19.15

“Blue Alert Act” Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement today regarding the President signing the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law. Senator McConnell co-sponsored the bill establishing a national "Blue Alert" system within the U.S. Department of Justice to help catch those who kill, harm, or threaten law enforcement officers. The law creates a nationwide system similar to what the Amber Alert system does for abducted children. Sh… Continue Reading


04.30.15

Senate Passes Bill to Create “Blue Alert” to Help Catch Suspects Who Attack Law Enforcement Officers

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today the Senate passed a bill he co-sponsored to establish a national "Blue Alert" system within the U.S. Department of Justice to help catch those who kill, harm, or threaten law enforcement officers. The National Blue Alert Act would create a nationwide system similar to what the Amber Alert system does for abducted children. "Should law enforcement officers be killed, seriously injured, threatened, or go missing while i… Continue Reading

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