Remarks

07.18.18

Workers, Middle-Class Families Benefiting from Healthy American Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "It's been a year and a half since these Republican majorities took their seats in Congress and a Republican president was sworn in. In 2016, the American people made it clear that it was time to try something new. They were tired of a so-called 'recovery' that focu… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Impressive Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "This week, the Senate continues to confirm impressive nominees whom President Trump has asked to serve our country. We've confirmed two Assistant Secretaries for the Department of Education, Scott Stump and James Blew. We've confirmed a member of the Board of Governors of the Feder… Continue Reading


07.17.18

Republican Pro-Growth Agenda Continues to Benefit American Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "In what's becoming an historic year for favorable economic news, there are plenty of ways to measure how American workers, job creators, and entrepreneurs are writing a new chapter. After nearly a decade of stagnating pay and vanishing opportunities, recent months … Continue Reading


07.17.18

IRS Announcement A Victory For Free Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it will no longer require donor lists from certain nonprofit organizations: "Last night, the Internal Revenue Service made an important announcement. It's particularly welcome news to those of us who are intently focused on defending the First Amendment, for those of us who raised concerns during … Continue Reading


07.16.18

America’s Economy Continues to Surge Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Fueled by American workers and job creators, and assisted by the pro-growth policies of this Republican government, our economy continues to surge ahead. Last week, we examined the Department of Labor's June jobs report, which indicated another month of remarkable … Continue Reading


07.16.18

More Praise for Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "It's been less than a week since the president nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Already, praise has poured in for his legal abilities, professional accomplishments, and personal character. Some of the most in… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Hiring Rate in America at 11-Year High

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "The evidence keeps mounting that -- with Republicans at the helm in the White House, the House, and the Senate -- the American people are enjoying what amounts to the most pro-worker, pro-opportunity economic moment in recent memory. "Already in 2018, the number o… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Continued Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's bipartisan work on appropriations: "While Judge Kavanaugh's nomination has filled up the headlines this week, the Senate's continued to attend to important legislation. Yesterday, the Senate voted to proceed to conference with the House on the first three of this year's appropriations bills. I understand the conferees are planning to meet as soon… Continue Reading


07.12.18

A Responsible Confirmation Process for Judge Kavanaugh, Not Distortions, Scare Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "On Monday, the president made a superb choice. He chose to fill a place on the nation's highest court with one of the nation's brightest legal minds. Judge Brett Kavanaugh brings unimpeachable academic credentials -- as a student at Yale, and a lecturer at Harva… Continue Reading


07.11.18

More Good News for America’s Workers, Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Last week, the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report. And as has become a pattern, it contained good news about the state of job opportunities nationwide. In June alone, our economy created 213,000 new jobs, with contributions from nearly every sector. … Continue Reading


07.11.18

In Judge Kavanaugh, the President Made an Outstanding Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh as we begin preparations for his confirmation process to the Supreme Court. It's impossible not to come away impressed. Judge Kavanaugh is the real deal. He has the all-star legal resume. The top-flight academic credent… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Judge Kavanaugh: One of the Preeminent Legal Minds of His Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb selection to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit. "Judge Kavanaugh possesses an impressive resume, an outstanding legal mind, and an exemplary judicial temperament. He has serv… Continue Reading


07.09.18

‘We Should Evaluate This President’s Nominee Fairly, Based On Their Qualifications’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm the president's Supreme Court nominee who is scheduled to be announced later tonight: "'Sexist.' "'A disaster for women.' "'Totally unacceptable.' "These are just a few of the ad hominem attacks that far-left special interest groups hurled at a federal circuit court judge whom a Republican president nominated to the Supreme Court. The … Continue Reading


06.28.18

Americans are Paying Less to Keep the Lights On

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "It's been little over six months since this Republican Congress passed historic tax reform legislation. Already, we've seen big headlines. Millions of worker bonuses, plans for thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars being invested in the Un… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 Farm Bill: "We hope to wrap up our consideration of the farm bill, a victory for American agriculture. All week, I've highlighted some of the ways this important legislation will support the family farmers whose harvest feeds America and supplies the world. It's an understatement to say this bill comes at an opportune time. "American farm communiti… Continue Reading


06.28.18

‘President’s Nominee Should Be Considered Fairly'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018: "First, I want to take another opportunity to pay tribute to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced yesterday that he'll retire from active service and assume senior status at the end of July. Justice Kennedy deserves our sincere thanks for his service a… Continue Reading


06.27.18

McConnell Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018: "Just a few moments ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and taking senior status, effective July 31st. First and foremost, I want to pause and express our gratitude for the extraordina… Continue Reading


06.27.18

American Businesses Providing Pay Raises, Bonuses, Benefits to Workers Thanks to Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "This week, I've been discussing how the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is creating breathing room in family budgets. Yesterday, I focused on the tax cuts themselves. Lower rates, a doubled standard deduction, a bigger child tax credit -- it adds up to ser… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Farm Bill Will Bring Certainty, Predictability to America’s Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding 2018 Farm Bill: "Today, the Senate will continue our work on the Farm Bill. The bipartisan collaboration of Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow has given all senators the opportunity to review and consider this important legislation "Now we start the amendment process. Ideas from many of our colleagues have already been included in the Roberts subst… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Tax Cuts are Exactly What Middle-Class Families and Workers Deserved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "It's been little over six months since the passage of tax reform delivered measurable relief to America's working families and job creators. Six months since Republicans implemented a simpler 21st century framework to help unleash a new generation… Continue Reading

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