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10.13.20

McConnell Issues Update on COVID-19 Relief and Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: "Secretary Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows are right: There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck Protection Program while other conversations continue. "The PPP is a popular program that has saved tens of millions of American jobs. It is so bipartisan that its first round was replenished and extended sev… Continue Reading


06.05.20

McConnell: “Our Economic Comeback is Just Beginning”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the economy: "Our economic comeback is just beginning. But even in these early days of our careful reopening, the American people are already trouncing expert predictions and starting to come back strong. "The CARES Act, which Senate Republicans wrote in March and which passed both houses of Congress unanimously, has been essential. With the country on the line, the Senate built… Continue Reading


05.22.20

McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' yesterday to discuss ongoing COVID-19 relief proposals and reopening the economy. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the Senate Work Period: "Well, the House has been here two days in the last three months. We've been here throughout the month of May, three straight weeks with hearings on the COVID-19 crisis. Confirmations that are important, peop… Continue Reading


04.29.20

McConnell on the Brian Kilmeade Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Brian Kilmeade 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 Liability Protections for Frontline Workers: "We're going to insist upon this reform, which is not related to money, as a condition for going forward. We need to protect the American people and the brave folks who have been on the front line taking car… Continue Reading


04.28.20

McConnell on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Neil Cavuto 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 Litigation Protection for Frontline Workers: "My redline going forward on this bill is we need to provide protection, litigation protection, for those who have been on the frontline. Hospitals, doctors, nurses. Imagine you are a businessman thinking about … Continue Reading


04.07.20

McConnell Statement on Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program: "Twelve days ago, the Senate passed the largest rescue package in American history. Our bipartisan CARES Act provided more than $2 trillion in relief for workers and families, resources for hospitals and healthcare providers, and emergency lending to blunt mass layoffs and help workers continue to get paid. "As the Administrati… Continue Reading


03.21.20

McConnell Update on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The past two days of intense bipartisan talks are very close to a resolution. I believe we are poised to deliver the significant relief that Americans need with the speed that this crisis demands. "The legislation we are finalizing addresses all four of the crucial priorities that Senate Republicans laid out earlier thi… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell on CARES Act: We’re Going to Stay Until We Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Bash on CNN yesterday to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On helping individuals and small businesses: "We're doing both. We're going to both provide direct assistance to individuals and to small businesses so they can stay open. This is a government imposed shut down if you will, to deal with this pandemic,… Continue Reading


03.15.20

McConnell Update on Urgent Senate Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding important upcoming Senate legislative activity: "The Senate will convene tomorrow to continue work on crucial legislation for the American people. "First, we still need to receive the final version of the House's coronavirus relief legislation. I commend Sec. Mnuchin for his hard work on this. I know Senators on both sides are carefully reviewing the details and are eager to act swif… Continue Reading


03.14.20

McConnell Update on Combating the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of additional legislation to assist with the economic fallout from the coronavirus: "I applaud the additional steps President Trump announced today to continue fighting the coronavirus. The new emergency declaration will unlock even more resources and flexibility for the federal, state, and local officials working to protect American families. "In… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senate Approves Bipartisan Funding to Fight Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding supplemental funding for the coronavirus: 'The Senate just passed nearly $7.8 billion in supplemental funding to fight the new coronavirus by an overwhelming bipartisan vote and sent it to President Trump's desk. 'I applaud this package and was proud to support it. It provides targeted resources for a serious national response to a serious challenge. 'The majority of the supplemental… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Leader McConnell Discusses Tobacco 21 Legislation, Hemp and CBD with FDA Commissioner Nominee

Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for FDA Commissioner. Photo download HERE. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, Dr. Stephen Hahn, today in his office in the U.S. Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to raise the nationwide tobacco purchasing age to 21 as well as the significance of hemp produc… Continue Reading


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


06.05.19

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


05.20.19

Leader McConnell, Senator Kaine Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced today the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act, which would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21. As senators from two states with a long history of tobacco production and consumption, Senators McConnell and Kaine have seen the negative effects of youth tobacco use and have heard compelling public health stor… Continue Reading


05.07.19

McConnell on ‘The Story’ with Martha MacCallum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "The Story" with Martha MacCallum today to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and the GOP's battle against the Democrats' socialist agenda in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview. On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: "I think we ought to put it to rest. Mueller spent two years on this. He interviewed hundreds of… 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


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

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