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02.11.24

McConnell: Senate Faces Test Of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention. “From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future. “From Taiwan, ‘Ukraine’s survival is Tai… Continue Reading


02.09.24

McConnell On National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “When the Biden Administration released its request for supplemental appropriations in October, I said the Senate would need to do its own work to meet the demonstrated needs of our national security. “The President’s decisions over the past three years have directly contributed to the web of serious security challenges demand… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senate Has Responsibility To Invest In American Strength And Credibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four months ago, Senate Republicans asked our colleague from Oklahoma, Senator Lankford, to take on a pretty tall order - negotiate serious border security policy with an Administration that had shown no interest in actually securing the border. “He put in an enormous amount of work, and I’m very grateful for the persistence … Continue Reading


02.06.24

America’s Adversaries Continue To Show They’re Undeterred

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Yesterday, Iran-backed terrorists carried out another deadly attack on a base that houses U.S. personnel in Syria. “The Iran-backed Houthis continue to threaten U.S. vessels and international shipping in the Red Sea. “Three days after President Biden directed strikes in response to the killing of three U.S. soldiers in Jorda… Continue Reading


02.05.24

Supplemental Will Address Security Challenges Directly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four years ago, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination, President Biden promised his base functionally open borders. Quote: ‘I would in fact make sure that… we immediately surge to the border, all those people who are seeking asylum.’ That was President Biden as he took office. “Three years ago, as people surged to the … Continue Reading


02.01.24

Biden Admin. War on Domestic Energy Harms American Workers And U.S. Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “Last week, the Biden Administration followed through on a devastating threat to some of the most abundant and reliable energy made here in America - and to those who rely on it around the world. “The Administration’s de facto ban on new liquefied natural gas export permits is the sort of policy so profoundly damaging that it coul… Continue Reading


02.01.24

McConnell: America, Allies Cannot Give In To Distraction, Division, Self-Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The People’s Republic of China is the single greatest strategic challenge facing the United States. It poses a potentially existential threat to our friends in the region, and a growing threat to allies in Europe, as well. “The PRC is working to undermine the prevailing order that has maintained major power peace for eight de… Continue Reading


01.31.24

McConnell on Third Anniversary of Burma Coup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: “It’s been three years since a thuggish military coup derailed prospects for democracy, unity, and self-determination in Burma. “The military - or Tatmadaw - has engaged in a ruthless, systematic war against the people of Burma. “This war has displaced roughly 2.5 million people. Last year alone, it claimed over 15,000 lives. “And of course, the j… Continue Reading


01.31.24

Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Continues To Rob Patients of Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding prescription drug socialism: “Tomorrow, the world-leading innovators that produce medical cures here in America will face yet another compliance deadline for Washington Democrats’ price fixing scheme. “As I’ve discussed before, the so-called Inflation Reduction Act includes a price fixing mechanism that requires drug manufacturers to agree to a crooked neg… Continue Reading


01.30.24

McConnell To Biden: Exercise American Strength To Defend U.S. Personnel, Interests, And Allies In Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Two weeks ago, after nearly 150 Iran-backed attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria, a reporter asked President Biden if he had a message for Iran. The President confidently replied, ‘I’ve already delivered the message to Iran. They know not to do anything.’ “Well, the Commander-in-Chief had the temerity to suggest that t… Continue Reading


01.25.24

McConnell: We Cannot Deter Aggression By Tying Our Own Hands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The Constitution of the United States, the consensus of our nation’s founders, and the weight of exhaustive historical precedent give the President the clear authority to use military force when American lives and interests are under attack. “The Commander-in-Chief does not lack authority. Rather, he is failing to sufficientl… Continue Reading


01.25.24

Democrats Confront Americans With High Prices And Surging Violent Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and crime: “Yesterday, President Biden offered an eerily honest assessment of the state of the union. ‘We’re fundamentally changing the economy in this country, and everyone’s getting a little worried about it…’ “I don’t say this very often, but the President is right about that. “The historic inflation brought on by Washington Democrats’ reckle… Continue Reading


01.24.24

Biden Admin. Climate Policy Puts Adversaries Above U.S. National Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “When President Biden took office, the average approval time for liquefied natural gas (LNG) permits was about seven weeks. Right now, it’s about eleven months. “But soon, wait times could actually become irrelevant. At the behest of climate activists, the Administration is now considering adding a ‘climate test’ to the ‘national … Continue Reading


01.24.24

McConnell: Russian Defeat In Ukraine In Direct U.S. Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Vladimir Putin’s re-election campaign is employing a slogan that the Russian people - and the rest of the world - have actually heard before. “Here’s what it is: ‘Russia’s borders do not end anywhere.’ “The map of Europe illustrates what he means by this in the starkest possible terms. “A brazen war of conquest is headed to… Continue Reading


01.23.24

Elite Universities Still Failing To Learn Lessons Of Shameful Response To Anti-Semitic Hate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism and higher education: “I’ve spoken recently about the existential choice facing America’s most elite universities. In the wake of October 7th, an alarming surge of anti-Semitic hate swirled around the loftiest campuses in the country. “And as we’re all painfully aware by now, the responses of university administrators were not exactly profile… Continue Reading


01.23.24

U.S. Must Support Israeli Efforts To Remove Terrorism, Corruption From Calculus Of Palestinian Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The goals of supplemental national security legislation are pretty straightforward. “We need to restore security and order at our southern border. We need to help the fights against authoritarian aggression in Europe. We need to invest seriously in competition with our top strategic adversary. “And we need to stand side-by-s… Continue Reading


01.22.24

McConnell: Senate Has Opportunity To Answer National Security Challenges With American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “This week, Senator Lankford and several colleagues will continue their work to finalize the most substantial border security policy in thirty years.  “This agreement would come not a moment too soon. Over the past three years, we’ve watched the flood of illegal immigration tick past 6.7 million encounters. “6.7 million since… Continue Reading


01.18.24

Americans Aren’t Falling For POTUS’ Pitch On Bidenomics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “This year - like last year - President Biden is still taking to the road, trying to sell the American people on the wonders of Bidenomics. “But working families still see right through him. On average, they’re spending more than $11,000 more than they were when the President took office, just to maintain the same standard of living. “Less ta… Continue Reading


01.18.24

Senate Democrats Rubber-Stamp Biden Admin. Judicial Nominee With Anti-Semitic Affiliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will decide whether to recommend a lifetime appointment for Adeel Mangi on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  “Mr. Mangi’s nomination is just the latest example of the Biden Administration’s practice of rewarding bad behavior in the personnel business. “As I explained last month, this nominee … Continue Reading


01.18.24

McConnell: Biden Admin. Must Make Adversaries Fear Costs of Escalating Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Yesterday, the Biden Administration added the Houthis to the government’s terrorist list. “In light of the group’s sustained terrorist violence against U.S. military and commercial ships in the Red Sea, this might seem like the sensible response of a clear-eyed Commander-in-Chief… “Except that Iran-backed Houthi terror isn’t… Continue Reading

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