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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


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

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