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07.02.20

McConnell Highlights NDAA Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate continues to consider the National Defense Authorization Act. "I understand we are close to a bipartisan structure for amendments, and if our Democratic colleagues will let us, I hope we can move forward today. "All week, I've discussed how this 60th consecutive NDAA will help our nation protect its people… Continue Reading


07.02.20

McConnell Sounds Alarm on Democrats’ Threats to Governing Institutions

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: "Before I discuss the legislation before the Senate, I need to spend a moment on something broader. "Our country needs to confront the Democratic Party's willingness to threaten our governing institutions themselves. "Earlier this year, as the Senate disposed of the least fair, least thorough, and most rushed impeachment in modern h… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ “Cousin of the Green New Deal” Is “Not Going Anywhere in the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats: "While the Senate maintains the serious approach that builds bipartisan successes like the CARES Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the House Democrats appear addicted to pointless political theater. "Well, our absentee neighbors have finally arrived back in the Capitol - and they've wasted no time resuming old tricks. "The Speaker ha… Continue Reading


07.01.20

NDAA Will Strengthen America in a Dangerous World

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. "After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese Communist Party finally delivered the punch in the mouth to the city of Hong Kong t… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: “The Rule of Law Cannot Fade In and Out With the Fashions of the Radical Left”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding civil unrest: "I'd planned to speak first today about the NDAA. I'd planned to discuss our work to ensure American servicemembers can protect our nation and secure peace for the United States. "But unfortunately, the inexplicable passivity and weakness of local leaders in our own country has denied some citizens peace and security right here at home. "Here … Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell on NDAA: Our Men and Women in Uniform Deserve the Best

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "As I've said for weeks, our domestic challenges cannot take Congress's eye off the ball of world affairs. "So, as the Senate has passed other major bills, and Senate Republicans tried to advance police reform until Democrats blocked us, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have worked hard to assemble the ne… Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell Contrasts House Democrats’ “Theater” with Senate’s Seriousness on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Yesterday, I discussed how the Senate's serious, fact-based approach to the coronavirus crisis has cut a sharp contrast with House Democrats' political theater. "Back in March, as the economic fallout from this crisis was just beginning, it fell to the Senate to write, negotiate, and pass the CARES Act. "With the House absent from Washington, Sen… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Calls for Bipartisan Floor Process on NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "On Thursday, I noted that in recent weeks, the Air Force has scrambled jets to intercept intrusions by Russian military aircraft near U.S. airspace in Alaska. "Well, on Saturday, it happened again. According to the Defense Department, Russian reconnaissance planes entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone and… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell: Nation Must Work Together to “Stay on Offense Against the Virus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Each time I've returned home over the last several weeks, I've had the honor of traveling to different Kentucky hospitals to safely meet with healthcare professionals, thank them for their incredible work, and listen to what's on their minds. "For more than three months now, our nation's doctors, nurses, and health professionals have been fighting… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Comments on Tyler Gerth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Tyler Gerth of Kentucky: "First, my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is mourning a young man who was shot and killed on Saturday at a protest in Jefferson Square Park. "Tyler Gerth was just 27 years old. He was a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Kentucky. He was an up-and-coming photojournalist with a lot of talent. He'd … Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Urges Cooperation on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate does not have the luxury of letting these disagreements prevent needed bipartisan progress on other fronts. "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Spring Break in human history, the Senate has been conducting the people's business alone. "We've confirmed nominees. We've conducted critic… Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Responds to Democrats Blocking Police Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' decision to block Senator Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act: "The American people have been asked to swallow a number of contradictions over the past few weeks. I've already discussed some of them here on the floor. "Many citizens were told by their mayors that small religious services were just too dangerous - at the same time that massive political… Continue Reading


06.24.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Plan to Block Police Reform: “The American People Deserve an Outcome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Today was supposed to bring progress for an issue that is weighing heavy on the American mind. In the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, following weeks of passionate protests from coast to coast, the Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor. "Instead, our Democratic colleagues are poised to t… Continue Reading


06.24.20

McConnell on Senate’s Historic Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial confirmations: "In a few hours, the Senate will confirm Judge Cory T. Wilson to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. "Yet again, President Trump has sent up an outstanding nominee for this important vacancy. Judge Wilson holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and Yale Law School. He has held a prestigious clerkship, found su… Continue Reading


06.23.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Threats to Block JUSTICE Act: “The American People Expect Us To Do Our Jobs”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Last week, Senator Scott of South Carolina and a group of our colleagues rolled out the JUSTICE Act - a serious set of proposals to move the ball for police reform across the country. "This legislation identifies a number of smart levers that Congress can pull to advance and encourage smart reforms of law enforcement without steamrolling stat… Continue Reading


06.23.20

“An Imperfect Nation Built By Imperfect Heroes Is Still the Most Perfect Union the World Has Ever Seen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding statue mobs: "Two weeks ago, I argued that civil discourse in America faces a crossroads. "A major newspaper had buckled under pressure from a social media mob. They apologized profusely for publishing a policy argument from a U.S. Senator and made personnel changes to prove their penitence. "I said we can either recommit to our tradition of reasoned debate… Continue Reading


06.22.20

McConnell on the JUSTICE Act: We Want to Make A Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "While the House of Representatives continues to be absent, the Senate continues to be open for business. "While taking smart precautions, Senators have stood with all the other essential workers who are continuing to man essential posts. And so, as our nation continues to work through medical, economic, and social challenges of historic propo… Continue Reading


06.18.20

McConnell Praises Judge Justin Walker: A “Widely-Admired Legal Expert”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Justin Walker: "Later today, the Senate will confirm Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to join the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Now, as I've noted, in just the last several weeks Judge Walker has given the Senate several new reasons to support his nomination to the second-most-important federal bench. "In testimony before our colleagues on the Judici… Continue Reading


06.18.20

McConnell Discusses Senate Action on Threats from Overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding action the Senate has taken to protect the United States and its allies from harmful foreign actors: "The Senate has been confronting issues of historic importance on the home front. "Just since March, we sent historic resources to the healthcare fight against COVID-19 on a bipartisan basis. We passed the largest rescue package in American history on a bipar… Continue Reading


06.17.20

McConnell on JUSTICE Act: I Hope We Can Step Up and Stand Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the JUSTICE Act: "Breonna Taylor. "George Floyd. "Over the last several months, our country has been shaken by the killings of more Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. And the people of this country have called for change. "The United States of America is not a fundamentally racist country. We are the greatest nation in world history, built on… Continue Reading

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