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06.06.24

ICYMI: Leader McConnell in The New York Times: “We Cannot Repeat the Mistakes of the 1930s”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) penned the following op-ed in today’s edition of the New York Times: “On this day in 1944, the liberation of Western Europe began with immense sacrifice. In a tribute delivered 40 years later from a Normandy cliff, President Ronald Reagan reminded us that “the boys of Pointe du Hoc” were “heroes who helped end a war.” That last detail is worth some reflection because we are in danger of forgetting why it matters. American … Continue Reading


06.04.24

Leader McConnell Statement On The 35th Anniversary Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre

  “Thirty-five years ago, in the brutal suppression of a peaceful demonstration in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party reminded the world that its power is built on fear. “The 1989 democracy movement’s example of brave defiance is reflected in more recent efforts to slow Beijing’s creeping influence beyond the mainland - from the streets of Hong Kong, where millions of people spoke with one voice against PRC subjugation, to the hills of Taiwan, where millions more prepare to resist a… Continue Reading


04.24.24

ICYMI: McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox’s ‘America’s Newsroom’. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview. On the getting aid to Ukraine: “It's actually only .2% of our gross domestic product. So put in that context: it is not a lot of money for us, but it is very significant step for them, because it gives them the more sophisticated weapons they need to hold the Russians at bay and we’re optimistic these people wan… 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


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


09.21.23

McConnell Welcomes President Volodymyr Zelensky Of Ukraine

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine:  “This morning I was proud to welcome President Zelensky to the Capitol. And I was glad our colleagues had an opportunity to hear from him firsthand and ask questions about the state of Ukraine’s counteroffensive. “At the risk of repeating myself, American support for Ukraine is not charity. It’s an in… Continue Reading


03.28.23

While Senate Debates AUMF, Iran Keeps Killing and Wounding Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement as the Senate debates repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force: "I am opposed to Congress sunsetting any military force authorizations in the Middle East. Our terrorist enemies aren't sunsetting their war against us. And when we deploy our servicemembers in harm's way, we need to supply them with all the support and legal authorities that we can. "Last week, the Senate b… Continue Reading


02.24.23

McConnell on One-Year Anniversary of Ukraine Escalation

HELSINKI, FINLAND - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the one-year anniversary of Russia's escalation in Ukraine: "The innocent people of Ukraine have suffered devastating violence and destruction at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his war machine for years. The bloody full-scale escalation that he began one year ago with zero justification is just the latest chapter. The brave and free men and women of Ukraine and their elected … Continue Reading


02.16.23

ICYMI: McConnell on America’s Newsroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' 'America's Newsroom'. See below for highlights or click here for the full interview. On the Flying Object Takedowns: "It is perplexing. We've been in these briefings, as you suggest, but they [the Biden Administration] don't seem to know anything. So, we're anxious to hear what analysis, if any, they've been able to achieve on the Chinese balloon, and to just get… Continue Reading


02.07.23

ICYMI: McConnell on The Guy Benson Show and The Story

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Guy Benson on Fox News Radio's 'The Guy Benson Show' and Martha MacCallum on Fox News' 'The Story' this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here and here for the full interviews. On the State of the Union: "I think a good way to start is to talk about what the President's job is tonight. I just looked at a poll today, you may well have referred to it, that said only 13% of Americans thought the state of the… Continue Reading


02.03.22

“It’s Not Too Late” For Democrats to Increase Pressure on Iran and Respond Forcefully

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "This week, two of America's closest partners in the Middle East made history. The United Arab Emirates welcomed a President of Israel for the first time, laying another diplomatic stone on the foundation of the Abraham Accords. "But within mere hours of President Herzog's historic arrival, we were reminded of the dangers that an increasingly violent… Continue Reading


10.06.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Limit Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today on the debt limit: "The unified Democratic government had two and a half months to address the debt limit through reconciliation. Instead, they drifted to the doorstep of yet another self-created Democrat crisis. Whether through miscalculation or a deliberate effort to bully their own members into wrecking the Senate, top Democrats have risked adding a default crisis to the inflation cri… Continue Reading


04.09.21

McConnell, Inhofe, Rubio, Graham, and Shelby Statement on Biden’s Disappointing Defense Budget

'Talk is cheap, but defending our country is not. We can't afford to fail in our constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) issue… Continue Reading


10.01.19

McConnell Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China: "On the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, we should pause to recognize the many millions of lives lost under Chinese communist rule. "From the modern gulags used to incarcerate Xinjiang's Uighurs, to the high-tech firewalls and censorship that control the flow of information, to the state's extensive t… Continue Reading


09.30.19

McConnell Discusses USMCA on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined CNBC's "Squawk Alley" to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and House Democrats: On USMCA: "The argument for USMCA is very, very compelling, you know: 176,000 new jobs, $68 billion increase in gross domestic product, we have 12 million jobs already related to our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico. So I think it is going to be pretty hard for … Continue Reading


09.30.19

McConnell, McCarthy Op-Ed: House Democrats Resist a Win for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be found on WSJ.com and in today's print edition of The Wall Street Journal: "President Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico announced the most significant trade deal in a generation a year ago this week. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is unambiguously a win for America. It would create new jobs, expand export markets, strengthen protections… Continue Reading


09.26.19

McConnell Provisions on Russia and Hong Kong Included in Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee passed legislation including his amendments to counter malign Russian influence and to promote democracy in Hong Kong: "I'm proud that my amendments to increase funding for the Countering Russian Influence Fund and to defend autonomy and expand democracy promotion in Hong Kong were included in legislation the Appropriations Committee advanced today. O… Continue Reading

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