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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


07.13.18

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won't Stop Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate's turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. "Judge Kavanaugh po… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. He is widely admired for his intellec… Continue Reading


06.29.18

McConnell on Fox News: Senate Can Act on SCOTUS Nomination by Early Fall

On the confirmation process for the president's Supreme Court nominee: "We expect to get a nomination from the president rather soon. And we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall. Hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court… the first Monday in October." "We're hoping there will be some Democratic support. Remember that Justice Gorsuch got at least three Senate Democrats who supported his confirm… Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Meets With Kathy Kraninger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with the president's nominee for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Kathy Kraninger: "This afternoon, I met with Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to direct the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. "This institution can play an important role in helping consumer finance markets function well by enforcing the law and addressing unnecessary or o… Continue Reading


05.18.18

McConnell Statement on Robert Wilkie

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intent to nominate Robert Wilkie for Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's record of public service and current role as acting Secretary make him an outstanding choice to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As Secretary, he will be tasked with fulfilling America's commitments to veterans and their families, expanding their access to care, and improving ac… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Senate Will Confirm Pompeo as Next Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following announcement Monday regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State: "The Pompeo nomination has now been reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee, and there are sufficient votes in the Senate to ensure that he will be confirmed this week as our nation's next Secretary of State." The Leader's floor remarks on the Pompeo nomination today are here.… Continue Reading


04.19.18

McConnell Meets with Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D.

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 Veterans Administration (VA), Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D.: "I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Jackson and discussing the important work to be done on behalf of our nation's veterans. Through the VA, we should be doing everything we can to fulfill our commitments to veterans and their families - like the more than 300,000 veterans w… Continue Reading


04.16.18

McConnell Meets With Gina Haspel

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Today I had the opportunity to meet with the president's nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel. Gina Haspel has dedicated her professional life to the national security of the United States, having joined the CIA in 1985. She has repeatedly proven to be a consummate intelligence officer and leader,… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Stenger to Serve as Sergeant at Arms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday announced the appointment of Michael C. Stenger as Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper. Stenger, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), has been the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Sergeant as Arms (SAA) since January 2015. The Sergeant at Arms is the Senate's chief law enforcement and protocol officer, and principal administrative manager for most support services in the United States Senate. Stenger … Continue Reading


03.22.18

McConnell Meets With Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo: "This morning I had the opportunity to meet with CIA Director Mike Pompeo to discuss his nomination to be our nation's next Secretary of State. "His mastery of the myriad threats confronting us, and determination to meet those challenges with the strength, intellect and insight he brought to his current positi… Continue Reading


03.13.18

McConnell Statement on Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the president's intent to nominate Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA: "In selecting CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his nominee for Secretary of State, the president has called upon a brilliant, tough-minded leader to guide our diplomatic corps through challenging days ahead. I have every confidence in Mike. He has earned the trust of the ca… Continue Reading


03.13.18

McConnell Statement on Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "Over the last year, the Trump Administration confronted myriad national security threats-the terrorist threat from ISIL and Al Qaeda, the dramatic advancement in North Korea's missile program, crafting new strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq, standing up to Russian malign behavior and confronting the ongoing civil war in Syria-each of which pr… Continue Reading


01.08.18

McConnell and Grassley Op-Ed: A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) published the following op-ed on NationalReview.com: "In 2017, the Senate evaluated and confirmed a record number of nominations to the circuit courts. One of the most significant accomplishments in President Donald Trump's first year will serve Americans for decades to come, yet it has received very little fanfare. In the months since taking the oath of office, Tr… Continue Reading


11.15.17

McConnell on Meeting with President’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar: "Alex and I had a productive meeting. We discussed his outlook and vision for a Department that oversees some of the nation's most important programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institutes of Health. I also asked him to make combatting the… Continue Reading


11.13.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Alex Azar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President Trump's intention to nominate Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services: "Alex brings a wealth of private and public sector knowledge that will prepare him well for this crucial role. The Secretary of HHS oversees some of the nation's most important programs, including Medicare and Medicaid in addition to safeguarding public health at the Centers for Disease Control, ad… Continue Reading


11.07.17

McConnell On Meeting With Jay Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jay Powell: "I enjoyed our meeting and learning more about Jay's vision for the Federal Reserve and our nation's monetary policy as our economic recovery continues. We also discussed ways to help make the Fed more transparent and accountable to Congress and the public. I look forward to s… Continue Reading


11.02.17

McConnell Statement on Jerome Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's intention to nominate Jerome Powell to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: "I'm encouraged by President Trump's choice of Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve during this economic recovery. We need a more transparent and accountable Fed, and Jerome has indicated the same. I look forward to discussing Jerome's vision for the Fed and … Continue Reading


10.18.17

McConnell Meets with DHS Nominee Nielsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a statement today following his meeting with Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security: "Kirstjen and I had a productive discussion about this important role as we continue our natural disaster recovery efforts across the country to help those in need. We have shared goals of securing our borders and protecting our cyber networks from those who wish us harm. I'm confident she will be a… Continue Reading


10.11.17

McConnell Statement on Kirstjen Nielsen

Louisville, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's intention to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for Secretary of Homeland Security: "Kirstjen Nielsen is an experienced professional when we need one in place as soon as possible to ensure our natural disaster recovery efforts across the country continue to help those in need. We look forward to reviewing her record. We must do more to secure our borders and protect our cyber networ… Continue Reading

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