Remarks

04.23.24

McConnell Remarks On The 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: “To provide for the common defense is one of Congress’ primary responsibilities. “I’ve been at this business for quite a while, and I’ve found that making - and explaining - sensible decisions about advancing our nation’s interests is easier when you start from the right set of assumptions. “Here’s what I know to be true: “A… Continue Reading


04.19.24

McConnell: SHOP Act Delivers Real Solutions To Judge Shopping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the SHOP Act: “My Democratic colleagues like to complain about judge shopping. Of course, their real complaint is that regular Americans are succeeding in opposing liberal policies in court. We know this because when it comes to real-life judge shopping, our friends on the other side of the aisle don’t seem to be bothered. “I recently introduced a bill, th… Continue Reading


04.19.24

McConnell: Senate Must Not Let Section 702 Go Dark

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: “For the past sixteen years, federal law enforcement and intelligence professionals have used Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to identify and minimize foreign threats to U.S. national security. “The carefully targeted authorities established back in 2008 are an essential tool for staying a step ahead of non-U.S. persons who s… Continue Reading


04.18.24

McConnell: Time To Get ‘Real’ On National Security Challenges

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: “I’d like to begin by addressing the urgent national security supplemental that’s still pending before the House of Representatives. “Opponents of this urgent investment in American strength have taken to clothing their objections in a false mantle of ‘realism’. And at first glance, this would appear to be a rhetorically savvy… Continue Reading


04.18.24

Biden Admin. Student Loan Socialism: Bailing Out Democrats’ Base On Working Americans’ Dime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: “The past six months have shone an uncomfortably bright light on the moral rot festering on America’s university campuses. “Just yesterday, the president of Columbia University hedged when asked whether chants of, ‘from the river to the sea’ and ‘long live the intifada’ are properly considered anti-Semitism. “This comes after numer… Continue Reading


04.17.24

Senate Must Not Shirk Impeachment Responsibilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas: “’[W]e do have a plan to address migration at the southern border. We’re executing it… and we’re starting to see the results.’ “Those are the words of the Secretary of Homeland Security after the Biden Administration had been in office for eight months. “But in the past three years, they’ve taken on an altogether greater… Continue Reading


04.17.24

House-Passed Reforms To Section 702 Increase Both Transparency And Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: “As I discussed earlier this week, critical national security authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act are set to expire in two days. Today, I’d like to briefly address the newest red herring being raised in opposition to reauthorizing Section 702. “The reauthorization that passed the House contained scores of important reforms to … Continue Reading


04.17.24

McConnell Remarks On Senate Impeachment Obligations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas: “The Senate just swore an oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws of our country. “We swore to discharge a duty that is quite different from our normal work. As a court of impeachment, we are called not to speak, not to debate but to listen - both to the case against the accused and to his … Continue Reading


04.16.24

McConnell: National Security Challenges Require Urgent Investment

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 months ago, the Senate passed a national security supplemental that reflected the clear links between the challenges we face. That was by design. “America’s adversaries, from Beijing to Pyongyang and Moscow to Tehran, are actually working together. They’re reinforcing one another’s efforts to sap our resolve, shatter our … Continue Reading


04.16.24

McConnell: “Americans Know That Stable Prices And Basic Safety Shouldn’t Be Much To Expect From Their Leaders”

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: “Last week, cumulative inflation since President Biden took office hit 19.4%. “Since January 2021, gas prices are up 47.8%. Car repair costs have increased 6.7%. And in barely two years, car insurance premiums have increased, listen to this, 45.8%. “Americans know that stable prices and basic safety shouldn’t be much to expect from th… Continue Reading


04.16.24

McConnell on Mayorkas Impeachment: Motion To Table Would Defy History, Precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas:  “This afternoon, the Senate will be called - for just the nineteenth time in our history - to rule on the impeachment of a senior official of our government. “It’s a responsibility to be taken seriously. As I said the last time the Senate convened as a court of impeachment, it’s a power Congress must not exercise frivolo… Continue Reading


04.15.24

Iran’s Attack Underscores Need For Urgent Action To Address National Security Threats

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: “In response to Iran’s massive attack against Israel over the weekend, we saw two things: “First, we saw a sovereign nation that takes its security seriously mount a successful defense. Israel’s air defenses, with the help of regional and coalition partners and the vigilant support of brave U.S. servicemembers in the region, i… Continue Reading


04.15.24

McConnell: “Senate Will Not Allow Vital Security Authorities To Go Dark"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: “In December, the director of the FBI told our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee that when he surveys threats to the homeland, he saw, quote, ‘blinking lights everywhere.’ “Iran’s efforts to kill Americans, compromise our communications and data, and collect intelligence on U.S. soil are well-known. At this point, so are the hundreds of known or … Continue Reading


04.11.24

McConnell on SHOP Act: Comprehensive, Non-Partisan, Will Strengthen Confidence In Our Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks today regarding the SHOP Act. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday, with my colleagues the junior Senator for Arkansas and the senior Senator for North Carolina, I was proud to introduce the SHOP Act, a comprehensive, non-partisan solution to venue shopping in federal courts. “As I have said before, the problem with venue shopping is not a judge in north Texas. It’s a natio… Continue Reading


04.11.24

Biden Admin’s Runaway Energy Regulations Delivering More Economic Pain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks today regarding the economy. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday’s inflation report did little to help working Americans make sense of Bidenomics. The 3.5% year-on-year jump recorded last month puts cumulative inflation since President Biden took office at 19.4%. Grocery prices are up 21.2%, gasoline prices are up 47.8%, and rent prices are up 20.4%. “And it’s getting part… Continue Reading


04.11.24

McConnell Remarks On U.S.-Japan Alliance And Providing For Common Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) submitted the following remarks today regarding Prime Minister Kishida’s address to Congress. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: “Today, a joint session of Congress welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Kishida to the Capitol. “The importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance is front-and-center at a critical moment. As I said earlier this week, Japan is an essential partner in the security of the Indo-Pacific. “But its lead… Continue Reading


04.10.24

McConnell Remarks On Resolutions To Cut Red Tape For Small Businesses, Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act resolutions : “I’ve spoken before about the effort led by our colleagues, Senator Capito and Senator Cramer, to block a coercive, one-size-fits-all mandate from the Federal Highway Administration that would force states and localities to build transportation infrastructure the way the bluest coastal cities do. “I’m glad our colleag… Continue Reading


04.10.24

McConnell Remarks On 75th Anniversary Of NATO, Responsibilities 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 and NATO: “Last week, the strongest and most successful military alliance in the history of the world marked an impressive milestone. Seventy-five years ago, at the dawn of the Cold War, with decades of superpower competition on the horizon, the founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization convened here in Washingt… Continue Reading


04.09.24

Democrats Would Rather Weave Conspiracies Than Talk About Their Own Radical Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “I’ve spoken repeatedly about Adeel Mangi, nominee to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals: both his shocking ties to anti-police and anti-Israel radicals, and Democrats’ increasingly frantic efforts to whitewash them. “Nineteen different law enforcement groups have written in opposition to this nominee. As the Senior Senator from Nevad… Continue Reading


04.09.24

McConnell: Support For Allies Is In America’s Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “While the Senate was away from Washington, we received some sobering reminders about the challenges facing America and our friends in a dangerous world. And about how to meet them. “In Gaza, innocent people continue to suffer for the cowardice and hateful violence of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. “And just last week, as Israel continued th… Continue Reading

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