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01.04.19

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Pat Roberts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Pat Roberts' announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020: "For the better part of four decades, Congress, the people of Kansas, and farming communities across America have all benefited from the selfless service and distinguished leadership of Senator Pat Roberts. I am sorry to learn today that he will be leaving the Senate at the end of next year. "When Pat join… Continue Reading


09.04.18

McConnell Applauds Ducey Appointment of Senator Jon Kyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's announcement that he will appoint former United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve the term of the late Senator John McCain. "As we continue to honor John's life of service and sacrifice for our nation, I hope all Senators will join me in welcoming our friend and former colleague Jon Kyl back to the Senate. Governor Ducey made an excellent choice to bring Jon back to serve the people of Ariz… Continue Reading


02.26.18

Senate Sergeant at Arms to Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Monday regarding the retirement of Frank J. Larkin, the Senate's Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper: "I can't thank Frank enough for his work as Sergeant at Arms, his efforts to keep the Senate community safe, and the professional approach he's taken to this critical role. I wish him well in his future endeavors, and will ensure the Senate remains in good hands when a replacement is named." Backgro… Continue Reading


11.16.17

McConnell Statement on Senator Menendez

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement today regarding Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ): "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. Senators to have been indicted in our history. His trial shed light on serious accusations of violating the public's trust as an elected official, as well as potential violations of the Senate's Code of Conduct. "Because of the seriousness of these charges,… Continue Reading


09.01.17

McConnell on President’s Emergency Hurricane Harvey Funding Request

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today after the President submitted an emergency supplemental funding request for Hurricane Harvey relief: "Today the President submitted a supplemental emergency funding request to Congress to help Texas and the Gulf Coast recover from the horrific devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Working closely with the President and the House of Representatives, the Senate stands ready to act quickly to provide thi… Continue Reading


08.16.17

McConnell Statement on Hate Groups and Reports of Lexington Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today condemning hate groups and reports of a rally in Lexington, Kentucky: "The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. "We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are … Continue Reading


02.09.17

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes Senator Luther Strange

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor welcoming Senator Luther Strange (R-AL): "Of course, the departure of one Senator [Sessions] typically heralds the arrival of a new one. Today is no different. I hope colleagues will join me in welcoming Alabama's newest Senator later today, Luther Strange, who will be sworn in this afternoon. "You won't have much trouble finding him. He'll be about the tall… Continue Reading


12.08.16

McConnell Remembers John Glenn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement mourning the passing of former Senate colleague, astronaut and veteran, John Glenn: "Today our nation bids farewell to one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century. John Glenn said his childhood was like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but his life was anything but typical. From flying combat missions over Korea and the South Pacific as a Marine Corps aviator to a post-orbit splash… Continue Reading


11.22.16

Thanksgiving 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following video message in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24th: "President George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving holiday back in 1789. "This November, Americans will once again come together in celebration of this uniquely American tradition. "On Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude for the blessings we enjoy, the freedoms we cherish, and the loved ones who enrich our l… Continue Reading


02.05.16

U.S. Senate Honors Marlow Cook

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday honoring former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Marlow Cook. The resolution was sponsored by Senators McConnell and Rand Paul. The text of S.Res.364 from the Congressional Record follows: SENATE RESOLUTION 364 Relative to the death of Marlow Cook, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Whereas Marlow Cook was born… Continue Reading


01.15.16

McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Senator McConnell, while serving as a Congressional intern, witnessed Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., in 1963. "Today we honor one of our nation's heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamt of an America that fulfills the principles of her founding with opportunity for all regardless of race. More than 50 years after his most famous speech… Continue Reading


11.24.15

‘A Quintessentially American Celebration’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message wishing all Americans a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Click on the image below to view his comments: The following is a transcript of the Majority Leader's message: "Thanksgiving is a quintessentially American celebration rooted in our nation's earliest foundations. It represents a shared experience of adversity, perseverance and friendship that has made our country what it is today. "It was George Washington who procl… Continue Reading

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