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12.11.19

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In Less Than Three Years, President Trump Has Appointed And The Republican Senate Has Confirmed 50 Circuit Judges, More Than Any President's First Full Term Since 1980 In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges. That is already the most in any president's whole first term since 1980. https://t.co/3Ns65gvCje pic.twitter.com/r0mZgunu7f - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 11, 2019 More Than One Out Of Eve… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Energy Nominee Dan Brouillette

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette: "I was glad to meet today with Deputy Secretary Brouillette to discuss his nomination to lead the Department of Energy, the administration's ongoing efforts to sec… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Discusses Tobacco 21 Legislation, Hemp and CBD with FDA Commissioner Nominee

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for FDA Commissioner. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, Dr. Stephen Hahn, today in his office in the U.S. Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to raise the nationwide tobacco purchasing age to 21 as well as the significance of hemp produc… 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


10.24.19

Senate Confirms Justin Walker of Kentucky to be U.S. District Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate confirmation of Justin Walker of Louisville, Kentucky to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky: "The Senate will have the opportunity to confirm another brilliant nominee to the federal judiciary. In this case, I'm proud to say the new lifetime judge will be another fine Kentuckian. "For those of us who … Continue Reading


07.30.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Labor Nominee Gene Scalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Gene Scalia: "I enjoyed meeting today with Gene Scalia, nominated to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. "In Mr. Scalia, President Trump has chosen a veteran public servant, a sharp lawyer, and a consummate professional. His strong legal credentials, considerable expertise on labor and regulatory issues, and prior experienc… Continue Reading


07.24.19

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night’ with Shannon Bream

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox News at Night" with Shannon Bream to discuss the budget deal reached between the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi, former Special Counsel Mueller's testimony today, the Democrats' socialist agenda, and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Trump Administration-Pelosi budget deal: "We got the number we wanted on defense. There will be no … Continue Reading


07.09.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "Today I met with Acting Secretary Esper to discuss the critical challenges facing America's armed forces, Kentucky's contributions to our national defense, and his nomination to become the next Senate-confirmed Secretary of Defense. "Acting Secretary Esper is an impressive leader with a distinguished reco… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Mark Esper

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Mark Esper for Secretary of the Department of Defense: "I am pleased that President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense. Mr. Esper's distinguished military service and record of leadership at the Pentagon make him an outstanding choice. "From managing competition with great-powe… Continue Reading


06.11.19

McConnell on ‘The Hugh Hewitt Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Hugh Hewitt Show' with Hugh Hewitt this morning to discuss judicial appointments, President Trump's deal with Mexico to secure our southern border, and the Democrats' socialist agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On the Senate's continued work to confirm the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "My motto for the lifetime appointment to the courts is to leave no… Continue Reading


05.10.19

McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ with Sean Hannity

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Hannity" with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Mueller's report and other key goals and accomplishments in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will … Continue Reading


05.09.19

McConnell Statement on Secretary of Defense Nominee Patrick Shanahan

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Patrick Shanahan for Secretary of Defense: "I am glad to learn that President Trump has made his choice for the next Secretary of Defense. Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is a well-regarded leader and the duties of the Secretary are too important for this position to remain unfilled. I look forward to meeting with Acting Secretary Shanahan soon and… Continue Reading


04.10.19

McConnell on ‘Special Report’ with Bret Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier this evening to discuss the Senate Republican agenda, including the GOP's fight against the Democrats' socialist agenda. See below for highlights or click HERE to watch the full interview. ON "MEDICARE FOR ALL" AND THE DEMOCRATS' SOCIALIST AGENDA: "It ought to be called 'Medicare for None.' Because as the set-up piece pointed out, 180 million Americans would lose their… Continue Reading


04.01.19

McConnell Op-Ed: Time to Stop the Democrats' Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can be found on Politico.com: "It took six months of partisan delays - and several railroad accidents - before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end. "It's been 354 days and counting in Senate purgatory for the president's nominee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two-hundred ei… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Leader McConnell Meets with Interior Nominee David Bernhardt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of the Department of the Interior, David Bernhardt: "I am pleased with the president's decision to nominate David Bernhardt for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He is a veteran of the Department having served in several important positions, currently as Acting Secretary. We discussed several priorities including moving … Continue Reading


02.22.19

McConnell Statement on President’s Decision to Name Kelly Knight Craft as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following President Trump's announcement that he will nominate Kentuckian Kelly Knight Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: "The President made an exceptional choice for this critical post. Kelly Craft is a strong advocate for American interests and will be a powerful representative of our great nation at the U.N. She has a long record of service to her state and the nation an… Continue Reading


01.24.19

Leader McConnell Meets with EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler: "I am very pleased with the president's nomination of Andrew Wheeler for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. Having served as both Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator at the EPA, Mr. Wheeler is eminently qualified to take over as the agency's Administr… 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


09.27.18

McConnell: I Will Proudly Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today's Judiciary Committee hearing: "I sincerely thank both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh for testifying before the Judiciary Committee today. Both these witnesses were done an immense disservice by my Democratic colleagues, who willfully chose to turn a sensitive allegation into a political and media circus that inflicted considerable pain on Dr. Ford, Judge… Continue Reading


07.13.18

McConnell In Louisville: Judge Kavanaugh is an Absolute All-Star

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference this morning to discuss the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The following are excerpts: On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Brett Kavanaugh, as all of you know, you've looked at his record for the last week or so, is an absolute All-Star: Yale undergraduate, Yale Law School, impeccable credentials. I have been trying to find anybody who has known him over … Continue Reading

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