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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


04.30.20

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


04.22.20

McConnell on Bill Hemmer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Bill Hemmer today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Yesterday's Senate Vote to Replenish the Paycheck Protection Plan: "I think, the public is bored with this partisan back and forth, the facts are we tried to get relief for the small business package 12 days ago. It was in fact delayed by democratic maneuv… Continue Reading


04.22.20

McConnell on Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Hugh Hewitt today to discuss the bipartisan deal reached to supplement the CARES Act. See below for highlights or click here to listen to the full interview. On Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer's Delay to Immediately Replenish the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yeah, that's a fact, an indisputable fact. A 12 day delay when we ran out of money for this popular small business program. The demand was enormous. They wa… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Welcomes Bipartisan Agreement to Continue Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding an update on additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "I am encouraged that Democratic leaders have finally agreed to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and abandon a number of their unrelated demands. "Republicans never wanted this crucial program for workers and small businesses to shut down. We tried to pass additional funding a wee… Continue Reading


04.15.20

McConnell and McCarthy on Democrats’ Lapse in the Paycheck Protection Program: “This Did Not Have to Happen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "The Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury report that the Paycheck Protection Program will exhaust its funding in a matter of hours. It will have to stop accepting applications for job-saving loans. Democrats have spent days bl… Continue Reading


04.14.20

McConnell Update on Senate Schedule & Urgent Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule and the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "Since the Senate passed the historic CARES Act in late March, Senators have been working around the country to monitor its implementation and help our states and nation attack this pandemic. "As the country continues working together to flatten th… Continue Reading


04.11.20

Leaders McConnell and McCarthy Renew Call for Action to Support Americans’ Paychecks and Save Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "An historic avalanche of layoffs is crushing American families. But yesterday, Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a clean funding increase for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that has already saved millions of jobs and may be de… 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


03.14.20

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


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


10.18.17

Tax Reform For The Middle Class

Sen. McConnell: 'Taxes Should Be Lower, Simpler And Fairer For Middle-Class Workers' SEN. DEAN HELLER (R-NV): "Our middle class has suffered under an outdated and unfair tax code that discourages job creation and makes it harder for Nevadans, and people all across America, to get ahead. … And now, we have a prime opportunity to do that and provide relief to the Americans who have been waiting for a fairer, simpler tax code. To me, relief means letting the middle class keep more of their … Continue Reading


03.21.16

McConnell On SCOTUS Vacancy

LOUISVILLE, KY - The following are excerpts from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interviews this morning: FOX News SundayI can't imagine that a Republican majority in the United States Senate would want to confirm in a lame duck session a nominee opposed by the National Rifle Association, the National Federation of Independent Business that represents small businesses-that have never taken a position on the Supreme Court appointment before-they're opposed to this guy. I can't imagine th… Continue Reading

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