Remarks

11.14.18

Senate Passes Coast Guard, Inland Waterways Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation and the president's nominee to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, Michelle Bowman: "We voted yesterday to advance important legislation that will preserve our national security, ensure our readiness and expand economic opportunity. The bill before us to reauthorize Coast Guard funding will ensure that the… Continue Reading


11.14.18

McConnell Welcomes New Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the newly-elected Senators and Republican Leadership who will serve for the 116th Congress: "We're continuing to welcome our new Senators-elect, who are in town this week for orientation, meetings, and votes on party leadership. Yesterday evening, the Democratic Leader and I had the honor of toasting our future colleagues at our traditional bipartisan welco… Continue Reading


11.13.18

Bipartisan Bill to Provide Critical Funding for U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation before the Senate this week: "This is an exciting week for the Senate. For one thing, we're beginning to welcome several new members to our ranks. They may not be sworn in until January, but these new Senators-elect are already arriving in town for orientation events and to vote in their parties' lead… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Bipartisan Accomplishments Continue in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan passage of America's Water Infrastructure Act and the Senate's continued work on the confirmation of nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate passed broad, bipartisan legislation to maintain our nation's waterways and drinking water systems. Now, we're turning back to the personnel business and confirming more of the president's qualified nominees to impo… Continue Reading


10.11.18

The Senate Will Not Let Unhinged Tactics Replace Reasoned Judgment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the current political climate in America: "With the bipartisan progress the Senate has made this week, it's hard to believe what was happening just a few days ago, inside and outside these hallways. It's hard to believe it was less than a week ago that far-left protesters were storming the steps of the Capitol and the Supreme Court, running my colleagues out… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Senate to Vote on Protecting Choices for Health Care Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a Senate vote on the Democrats' plan to prevent additional choices in health care: "Today, the Senate will also vote on an effort by my Democratic colleagues to strip away health insurance options for families whom Obamacare has failed. The first four years of the Obamacare experience was one of failure after failure: skyrocketing premiums, broken websites bu… Continue Reading


10.10.18

American Unemployment Reaches Lowest Rate in Almost Fifty Years

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: "While the Senate was focused on Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation last Friday, our economy reached a major milestone. According to the latest Department of Labor report, unemployment in the United States of America has now fallen to 3.7 percent. That's our lowest un… Continue Reading


10.10.18

America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Later this morning, the Senate will vote to deliver the most substantial infrastructure legislation yet considered by this Congress to communities across America. Yesterday, I spoke about President Trump's challenge to improve our nation's infrastructure. And I laid out how America's Water Infrastructure Act will represent… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.09.18

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. "The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastructure fun… Continue Reading


10.09.18

McConnell Statement on Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: "First, I want to convey a few words of thanks to our dedicated Ambassador to the United Nations, who we just learned will be stepping down at the end of this year. Our nation has benefited greatly from the tough, skilled leadership that Nikki Haley brought to the United Nations. "Her tenure will be remember… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. When the noise fades, when the uncorroborated mud washes away, what's left is the distinguished nominee who stands before us. An acclaimed judge who… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Senate to Send Landmark Opioids Legislation to White House for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the landmark opioids legislation before the Senate: "The Senate is also attending to other matters of critical, nationwide importance this week. Today, we'll pass a fulsome reauthorization for the critical functions of the Federal Aviation Administration. And we will also take up and pass landmark opioids legislation. It's set to deliver major relief to the … Continue Reading


10.03.18

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch. It has been 17 days since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press. Seventeen days of a feed… Continue Reading


10.02.18

American Workers Seeing More Opportunities, Keeping More of their Paychecks

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 U.S. economy continues to deliver good news. My home state of Kentucky is no exception. Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to take part in the announcement of a major new investment in my hometown of Louisville. GE Appliances unveiled its plan to create … Continue Reading


10.02.18

Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I said that if we stop and listen, we can practically hear the Democrats trying to move the goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Remember, before Judge Kavanaugh was even named, several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee indicated they'd oppose whom… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Senate to Vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of the most qualified and most impressive Supreme Court nominees in our nation's history, is moving forward. On Friday, the Judiciary Committee reported his nomination favorably. Then, here on the floor, we officially moved to take u… Continue Reading

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