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11.10.16

McConnell: ‘Change the Course for America’

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about Donald Trump's presidential victory, Republicans remaining in the majority in the Senate, and other issues at a press conference today. The following are excerpts from the press conference: ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP: "I want to particularly congratulate President-elect Trump. I think we can all agree this is a stunning election. And, clearly an indication, the American people would like to try something new and I kno… Continue Reading


05.22.15

McConnell on Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement after Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority: "Tonight's vote shows that Republicans and Democrats can stand strong, together, for the Middle Class; it's yet another example of a new Congress that's back to work on behalf of the American people. The trade legislation we passed is all about creating new opportunities for bigger paychecks, better jobs, and a stronger economy. The tools it contains wil… Continue Reading


04.28.15

Senate Begins Crucial Debate on Administration's Interim Iran Nuke Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: "Two weeks ago, every Republican and every Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. "That 19 to 0 vote cleared the way for its consideration on the floor today. "This is an important debate for our country. At its heart, it turns on a central proposition: do the American people, t… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Protects and Enhances Congress’ Role in Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Trade Promotion Authority Legislation: "I believe we are going to be hearing from the Chairman of the Finance Committee shortly. "Senator Hatch will be here to discuss bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which is important because we know that trade is the key to supporting high-quality American jobs and exporting more of the things American workers make and expo… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senate Set to Pass Anti-Slavery Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan path forward on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: "Help is finally on the way for the thousands of enslaved victims who suffer unspeakable abuse in the shadows. These victims often have nowhere safe to sleep. They often have no one safe to turn to. And if they do try to escape, many risk being treated by the justice system like criminals instead of the… Continue Reading


04.16.15

McConnell Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement following the introduction of bipartisan trade promotion legislation by Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Ron Wyden of Oregon, the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Finance Committee: "The Trade Promotion Authority legislation introduced today represents a real step forward on policy that has enjoyed long-standing bipartisan support, and will help expand markets for American goods and se… Continue Reading


03.27.15

McConnell Statement on Sen. Reid’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the decision by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to retire at the end of his term: "Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges. They continue to make him a formidable opponent today. Through every turn in his long career, Landra would be there by his side -- and Harry by… Continue Reading


03.27.15

McConnell Statement on Senate Passage of FY 2016 Balanced Budget

'By passing a balanced budget that emphasizes growth, common sense and the needs of the middle class, Republicans have shown that the Senate is under new management and delivering on the change and responsible government the American people expect.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement Friday after passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Senate budget that balances within 10 years and does so without raising taxes: "By passing a balan… Continue Reading


02.11.15

McConnell Lauds Passage of the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act: "Today's overwhelming bipartisan vote is just the latest example of a new Congress that's back to work for the American people. "For many victims of child-pornography, the pain doesn't end when the images are produced. Years-long cycles of replication and distribution make it difficult for victims to move … Continue Reading

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