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07.18.19

McConnell on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ with Maria Bartiromo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox Business Channel's "Mornings with Maria" with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, ongoing budget negotiations, the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the minimum wage debate. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Democrats' socialist agenda: "Well, look [the president] is right about the 'The Squad' wanting to go turn us into a socialist country. What… Continue Reading


06.17.19

McConnell on Fox & Friends

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" to discuss the crisis at the border, stopping socialism, and Iran. See below for highlights or click here to watch to the full interview. On addressing the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "It's a real problem. We [recently] passed a supplemental for the floods, storm, damages we had in Puerto Rico, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska. In the Senate, we wanted t… 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


06.05.19

McConnell on Fox News Radio’s ‘The Guy Benson Show’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sat down with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson during the inaugural week of "The Guy Benson Show" to discuss reshaping the federal judiciary, fighting socialism on the left, and other upcoming items on the Senate agenda. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy: "They're [Democrats] conveniently cherry picking what I said in 2016. What I pointed out was t… 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


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


01.08.19

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight's Oval Office address from President Trump: "Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It's what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legis… Continue Reading


06.20.18

McConnell Statement on the President’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the executive order signed today by President Trump: "The safety of Americans and the security of our nation require that people who illegally cross our border are not simply released into the United States. But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status. … Continue Reading


01.25.18

McConnell on White House Immigration, Security Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the immigration framework that was released from the White House today: "I want to thank President Trump and his administration for their work on this important issue. This framework builds upon the four pillars for reform that the president has consistently put forth, and indicates what is necessary for the president to sign a bill into law. I am hopeful that as discussions contin… Continue Reading


09.14.17

McConnell Statement on Border Security, DACA legislation

Washington, D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding ongoing discussions on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): "As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration's legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues." Background: The president … Continue Reading


09.05.17

McConnell Statement on Administration DACA Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today's action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake. "This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works."… Continue Reading


01.29.17

Leader McConnell on ABC’s ‘This Week’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on ABC's 'This Week' this morning. The following are excerpts from his interview: McConnell on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration "…to the extent they're trying to improve the vetting process, I think that's in order. [W]e also need to remember that some of our best allies in the war against Islamic terrorism are Muslims." McConnell on President Trump's Upcoming Nomination to the Supreme Cou… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Senators File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led a group of 43 Senate Republicans today in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of a challenge by a majority of the nation's governors and attorneys general of the states, led by the State of Texas, to the Obama Administration's November 2014 executive actions on immigration. The Supreme Court took up this case (United States of America vs. State of Texas) after the U.S. Court of Appeals for… Continue Reading


02.23.15

McConnell Offers Bill Restricting President’s Recent Immigration Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he announced he was beginning proceedings to consider legislation addressing the President's recent immigration overreach: "Democrats voted today to continue blocking funding for the Department of Homeland Security, to protect actions President Obama referred to himself as 'ignoring the law.' "This vote came after a federal judge enjoined the Administration from moving ahead … Continue Reading


02.17.15

McConnell Statement on Federal Court Ruling Blocking President’s Immigration Executive Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against President Obama's immigration executive overreach: "This ruling underscores what the President has already acknowledged publicly 22 times: He doesn't have the authority to take the kinds of actions he once referred to as 'ignoring the law' and 'unwise and unfair.' Senate Democrats--especially those who've voiced opposition to … Continue Reading

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