Remarks

09.22.20

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell: “President Trump’s Nominee for this Vacancy will Receive a Vote on the Floor of the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. "Now, already, some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm. "The American people are about to witness an a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on … Continue Reading


09.17.20

McConnell on Election Security: Real Threats Persist, But We Aren’t ‘Flat-Footed’ Any Longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Our Democratic colleagues have sought to spend this week discussing election security. "Well, really, they have sought to discuss anything besides pandemic relief, since their leaders are still blocking bipartisan negotiations that could get a result. So our friends across the aisle have tried to change the subject to election security, o… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Huge Decline in Teen Vaping Follows McConnell Legislation Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Tobacco-Free Youth Act: "A few days ago, the country got something that's been in too-short supply in 2020: Some great news. "Specifically, great news on the subject of public health. "According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey administered by the FDA and the CDC, the number of American youth using e-cigarettes has dropped by 1.8 million since… Continue Reading


09.16.20

McConnell: Senate Confirming More Impressive Judges Despite Historic Democratic Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions, the filibuster, and judicial confirmations: "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. "We proposed another package with hundreds of billions of dollars to make schools safer for kids, to help American workers keep or reg… Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: No Contradiction Between Rejecting Racism and Supporting the Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "For months now, it has been clear to basically every reasonable American that our country can and must hold two sets of true statements in our minds at the same time. "Number one: Our country has unfinished work to ensure that policing is fair to everyone and that Black Americans do not feel unfairly treated or targeted by law enforcement. … Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: “Unity, Strength, and Resolve” the Only Way to Confront “Basket Case” Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "Yesterday I discussed the tide of good news flowing out of the Middle East. "Peace agreements between Israel and the UAE and Israel and Bahrain will be documented at the White House later today. Even more Arab countries are reportedly considering following suit. "The winds of change are blowing across the Middle East. "Thanks in large pa… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Democrats Threatening to Kill the Filibuster While Filibustering Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats blocking COVID-19 aid: "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. "We want to get hundreds of billions more dollars into the pipeline for kids, jobs, and healthcare. "But unfortunately, Senate Democrats ch… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Historic Peace Agreements Between Israel and Arab Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "When I address the situation in the Middle East, it's often to discuss instability, terror, or other threats to the United States and its partners like Israel. "Those threats still exist. But I'm very glad to be speaking today because peace is breaking out. And it's breaking out more quickly than we can even stage the official ceremonies to… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell: Every Senator Will Vote Today to Help Working Families or Give Them Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Congress has spent months talking -- talking -- about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should w… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell Honors Heroes In Advance of the Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "Nineteen years ago tomorrow, thousands of our fellow Americans were murdered by terrorists. National landmarks were burning. Brave first responders in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania rushed into mortal danger, putting their lives on the line to save strangers. "And as the dust… Continue Reading


09.09.20

McConnell Introduces Bill to Recognize a Uniform, National Standard for Thoroughbred Racing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act: "On Saturday, the world of sports once again revolved around my hometown of Louisville for the 146th Kentucky Derby. "Like so many other events, the coronavirus made this year's Derby look a little different. "The race had already been postponed for only the second time in history. And none of th… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Democrats Have Run Out of Excuses Not To Legislate for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. "Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block everything. "Republicans develop a serious plan t… Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID-19 Relief: “Senators Will Vote This Week and the American People Will Be Watching”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our nation has spent the last six months fighting the medical, economic, and social effects of this pandemic. "The Senate's historic rescue package from back in March, the CARES Act, has gone a long way to help American workers and families endure these incredible challenges. "It delivered the extra federal unemployment benefits that help… Continue Reading


08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading


08.10.20

McConnell Condemns Arrest of Jimmy Lai

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "This weekend brought more unsettling news in the ongoing struggle for Hong Kong to preserve any shred of its civil liberties and self-governance. "One of the region's most prominent pro-democracy advocates, Jimmy Lai, was arrested yesterday for alleged violations of the so-called "national security" law imposed by Beijing. "Last year, after an h… Continue Reading


08.10.20

“Democrats Said ‘Our Way or the Highway’”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "I had hoped that this week, the Senate would be busy providing more coronavirus aid. Chairmen and ranking members would be working overtime, across the aisle, to finalize another major pandemic relief package for the American people. "After all, there are so many important ways in which American families need help, and which Democrats say t… Continue Reading

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