Remarks

10.21.21

Biden Administration Condemns Court-Packing Abroad While Entertaining It Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Earlier this week, during a trip to South America, Secretary of State Blinken said that, 'undermining the independence of the courts,' and 'packing courts' were among 'the ways that democracies can come undone.' "His warning was apparently directed to neighbors in our hemisphere. But ironically, his own fellow Democrats here in Washington D… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Democrats’ Steps Toward Socialized Medicine Would Cost Some Americans their Coverage, Others their Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "There's little confusion about the devastating economic impacts Democrats would bring about by ramming through their reckless taxing and spending spree: more taxes, more debt, and more painful inflation. "But this isn't some collection of well-intentioned policies whose price tag has just gotten dangerously out … Continue Reading


10.21.21

Syria Drone Attack Shows Biden Administration Must Stand Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the drone strike in Syria yesterday: "Yesterday also brought a sobering reminder of the dangers a new generation of American servicemembers continue to encounter as they follow in the footsteps of these heroes. "U.S. personnel operating in Syria became the latest targets of a drone attack perpetrated by terrorists. Whether the perpetrators turn out to be I… Continue Reading


10.21.21

McConnell Celebrates Honor Flight and Kentucky Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Honor Flight Bluegrass: "Yesterday, it was my privilege to welcome a distinguished group of Kentucky veterans from all across the Commonwealth to our nation's capital. "Representing every branch of the military, more than sixty Kentuckians who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials buil… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Democrats’ Latest Effort to Take Over Elections Will Fail in Senate, Like the Others

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election law: "Later today, the Democratic Leader will have the Senate vote on the latest iteration of his party's election takeover scheme. "Frankly, I've lost count of how many times our Democratic colleagues have tried to truss up the same takeover with new trappings. "For multiple years running, Washington Democrats have offered a rotating merry-go-ro… Continue Reading


10.20.21

All-Democrat Government Neglecting Most Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' governance: "Our country would be much better off if our Democratic colleagues shelved their radical wish-list and focused on their fundamental responsibilities as a one-party government. But while they continue to spin their wheels negotiating this reckless taxing and spending spree, their most basic jobs are going neglected. "This week, alread… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Democrats Preparing Anti-Energy Policies as Americans’ Heating Bills Are Set to Soar

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The federal government's own analysts of the energy sector are predicting that this winter, American families could face home heating bills that are 54% higher than last year. "On average, the price for households running on natural gas is expected to jump 30%. For homes that use propane, a different assessment says the forecast l… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Democrats Planning Historic Tax Hikes That Would Hit the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Every day, American families are feeling real pain because of the reckless and inflationary policies that Democrats have already rammed through. "The American people are facing the highest inflation in more than ten years. They're paying an extra dollar a gallon at the pump and soaring prices at the grocery stor… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Amid Historic Spike in Murder Rate, Biden Administration Pushes Soft-on-Crime Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rule of law: "Last week, Washington D.C. was again the site of illegal political violence from the radical left. "A mob of environmental extremists set upon the Department of the Interior. They shoved through blocked doors. They hurt the police and security personnel who tried to hold the line. These radicals put one law enforcement officer in the hosp… Continue Reading


10.07.21

McConnell Honors Departing Senior Senate Floor Assistant Megan Mercer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor thanking Megan Mercer for her years of Senate service: "It's a small group of people who become familiar faces right here on the floor of the United States Senate. "There are the Senators ourselves… the nonpartisan professionals on the dais… the Capitol Police and doorkeepers… "And then, Madam President, you have the men and women of each party… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Biden Administration Adds Foreign Policy to Growing List of Crises They’ve Created

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "While Americans contend with Democrats' self-created border crisis and inflation crisis, our foreign policy is in crisis as well. "The Biden Administration's disastrous retreat from Afghanistan may be over, but the danger to the American citizens and Afghan partners it left behind certainly isn't. "Around the world, adversaries and all… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Include New Natural Gas Tax and Higher Electricity Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Washington Democrats are behind closed doors trying to hammer out a multi-trillion-dollar reckless taxing and spending spree. But we already know a lot about their bill. "First and foremost, we know their reckless legislation would hurt American families and help China. "It's that simple. Inflicting pain on Ame… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Senate Moving Toward McConnell Pathway to Prevent Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Republican and Democratic members and staff have negotiated through the night in good faith. The Senate is moving toward the path I laid out yesterday to spare the American people a manufactured crisis. "All year, the Democratic government has made unprecedented and repeated use of reconciliation to pass radical policies on party-line vote… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes and IRS Spying Would Hurt American Workers and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "President Biden makes two claims about the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are writing behind closed doors. He is saying it costs zero dollars… and that he needs massive tax hikes to pay for it. "Talk about magical Washington math! If they embark on a Washington spending binge, as long a… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree Would Jeopardize Medicare and Reduce New Medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While the American people are battling inflation at its worst since 2008, Washington Democrats are behind closed doors writing another reckless taxing and spending spree that would have the government borrow and print trillions upon trillions more. "While our economy still struggles to fully recover from last ye… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Inflation Effectively Cutting Americans’ Pay While Democrats Plot More Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Speaking of Democrats' reckless taxing and spending - "This unified government is behind closed doors brainstorming ways to make inflation even more painful for American families. "Their next reckless taxing and spending spree is packed with radical, left-wing policies and the biggest tax hike on the American p… Continue Reading


10.04.21

On Debt Limit, Democrats Are Sleepwalking Toward Another Avoidable Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "I want to begin today with a quotation. "'Because this massive accumulation of debt was predicted, because it was foreseeable, because it was unnecessary, because it was the result of willful and reckless disregard for the warnings that were given and for the fundamentals of economic management, I am voting against the debt limit increase.… Continue Reading


09.30.21

McConnell Honors Departing Senior Advisor Jane Lee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Jane Lee : "The pressing matters I discussed at the beginning of my remarks suggest I could not find a more appropriate time to honor the sterling staff expert who has advised me on budget issues and appropriations for five-plus years. "But in another sense, it pains me to say, there couldn't be a worse time! "Because the occasion for this tribute is that… Continue Reading


09.30.21

McConnell Thanks Departing Field Assistant Sue Tharp for 36 Years of Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sue Tharp, McConnell field assistant since 1985: "Few public servants know Western Kentucky and its people as well as my friend Sue Tharp. "Sue has served as my team's Paducah-based field assistant since 1985. She is retiring this month after nearly four decades of uninterrupted service to the Commonwealth. "Sue holds the record for being the longest cont… Continue Reading

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