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11.20.20

McConnell on Treasury Announcement and COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding targeted COVID-19 relief: "Secretary Mnuchin's actions yesterday concerning some of the lending facilities established by the unanimous, bipartisan CARES Act are fully aligned with the letter of the law and the intent of the Congress. "There is an obvious right use for these hundreds of billions of dollars of already-allocated but unused funds. Congress should repurpose this money towar… Continue Reading


09.26.19

McConnell Provisions on Russia and Hong Kong Included in Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee passed legislation including his amendments to counter malign Russian influence and to promote democracy in Hong Kong: "I'm proud that my amendments to increase funding for the Countering Russian Influence Fund and to defend autonomy and expand democracy promotion in Hong Kong were included in legislation the Appropriations Committee advanced today. O… Continue Reading


02.15.19

McConnell Statement on President’s National Emergency Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement following President Trump's announcement: "President Trump's decision to announce emergency action is the predictable and understandable consequence of Democrats' decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. I urge my Democratic colleagues to quickly get serious, put partisanship aside, and work with the president and our homeland security experts to provide the funding… Continue Reading


01.19.19

McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the President's plan to re-open the closed portions of the federal government, fund border security and address additional immigration measures: "I commend the President for his leadership in proposing this bold solution to reopen the government, secure the border, and take bipartisan steps toward addressing current immigration issues. "Compromise in divided government means that ev… Continue Reading


11.29.18

McConnell Statement on Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "I want to thank Senators Blunt, Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue for their work and everyone's contributions to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. "It is my hope that members from both chambers and parties can build on the foundation this important select committee laid and we c… Continue Reading


11.26.18

McConnell Op-Ed: A Long, Proud List of Accomplishments in this Congress

"Over the last two years, a Republican Congress, working with the Trump Administration, has delivered a long series of policy accomplishments that have created real, tangible change for the American middle class. Along the way, this Senate has proven to be fertile ground for productive bipartisan work. "What remains to be seen, and what the country will soon learn, is whether or not a Democrat-led House of Representatives will follow suit. "Here's where we are after the first two years of the … Continue Reading


09.28.18

President Signs Major Appropriations Package Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Senate's work on appropriations: "With President Trump's signature, our second major appropriations package for the coming year is now law. This marks a significant milestone in our efforts to return to a regular process for responsibly, effectively allocating taxpayer dollars. "Congress has passed more appropriations bills on time this year than it has in twenty years. This w… Continue Reading


05.09.18

McConnell on ‘The Daily Briefing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on Fox News' 'The Daily Briefing' with Dana Perino: On North Korea "We have watched administrations of both parties not be able to achieve what we have all hoped for in North Korea-- that is a peninsula without nuclear weapons. So, this is as close as we have ever come. I think everybody is a little bit cautious when dealing with the North Koreans for the obvious reasons. This is quite significant we have gotten th… Continue Reading


02.27.18

McConnell Announces Senate Republican Members of Joint Select Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Senate Republican Joint Select Committee assignments: Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) Senator David Perdue (R-GA) Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (Co-Chair) Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) … Continue Reading


02.07.18

Bipartisan Budget Act

"We need Congress to lift the defense spending caps and support a two-year budget agreement for our military…. We expect the men and women of our military to be faithful in their service even when going in harm's way. We have a duty to remain faithful to them." --Secretary of Defense James Mattis, 2/7/2018 A bipartisan, bicameral agreement was reached on a long-term budget agreement that, for the first time in years, will ensure that America's armed forces have more of the resources the… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Leader McConnell Statement on Democrat Filibuster of Department of Defense Funding Bill

"It is inexcusable to see Senate Democrats filibustering the defense appropriations bill, jeopardizing both our combat readiness and our national security. "This defense appropriations measure, like every other Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill, respects the budget caps in place and was reported out of committee at the earliest point in more than a decade - despite all of Democrats efforts to dismantle the appropriations process. It also earned the support of every single Democrat in committee. As … Continue Reading


11.04.15

Following Agreement on Budget Numbers, Senate to Consider Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding defense appropriations: "We live in a time of diverse and challenging global threats. "It's a time when we see ISIL consolidating its gains in Iraq and Syria. "It's a time when we see the forces of Assad marching alongside Iranian soldiers and Hezbollah militias. "It's a time when we see Russian aircraft flying above them in support. "And it's a time when commanders tell u… Continue Reading


10.01.15

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Don’t Block Funding for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Democrats to support the national defense authorization bill and funding for Veterans Affairs: "With each passing day the American people are reminded of the peril attached to the Obama Administration's inflexible determination to conduct American foreign policy based on campaign promises made in 2008. "These goals - unilaterally withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan based on fi… Continue Reading


06.18.15

McConnell Secures Pro-Coal Measure in Senate Interior Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he secured language in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill that would protect states from any consequences from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should they forego submitting a state plan for complying with the agency's recently finalized power plant rule. This prohibition of the use of funds was included in the Senate version of the bill that was approved by the Appropriations Committee earlier tod… Continue Reading

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