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McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'America's Newsroom' today to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Ensuring State and Local Funding Remains Focused on COVID-19: "The point is we are not interested in borrowing money from future generations to send down to states to help them with bad decisions they've made in the past unrelated to the coron… Continue Reading


McConnell Confirms Senate Will Reconvene May 4th, Previews Commonsense Reforms to Strengthen Nation’s Response & Re-Opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Senators will return to Washington D.C. one week from today. We will modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but we will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person. If it is essential for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, truck drivers, grocery-store workers, and many other brave American… Continue Reading


Senate Takes Important Step Toward Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Obamacare repeal resolution: "The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies. "The American people have called on Congress to act and finally bring relief from O… Continue Reading


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


Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Combat Nation's Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today following the Senate passage of the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): "I'm proud of the Senate's decisive, bipartisan action to help address America's growing prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. The bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will help combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic at every level: by improving education and awareness, by e… Continue Reading


In the First Week as Senate Majority Leader, McConnell Works to Pass Legislation that Benefits Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell helped secure passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Authorization Act (TRIA), which includes a number of provisions important to Kentucky. The bill, which now goes to the President for his signature, is the first piece of legislation approved in the 114th Congress by the United States Senate, now led by Senator McConnell. The passage of TRIA will extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which provides a federal reinsurance backsto… Continue Reading


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


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


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

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