Remarks

03.06.21

McConnell: Purely Partisan Spending Spree “A Colossal Missed Opportunity”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard or less rigorous way. "Voters handed Senate Democrats the slimmest possible majority, shrunk the House Democrats' majority, and picked a president who promised unity and bipartisanship. Democrats have responded by ramming through what they call … Continue Reading


03.05.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Longest Vote in Recorded Senate History Shows Pure Partisanship is “Tougher Than They Thought It Was Going to Be”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this evening on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "Well, my goodness. That has been quite a start, quite a start to this fast-track process. They were in a big hurry. We started voting on the first amendment, as the parliamentarian said, right after 11:00 a.m. the Democratic Leader held the vote open all day so they could try to figure out what wa… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Why are D.C. Democrats Desperate to Rewrite Election Law Before Voters Next Decide Their Fates?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R.1: "Yesterday evening, House Democrats re-passed their plan to give Washington D.C. unprecedented power over the way our nation conducts elections. Just like their partisan spending spree from last week, the only thing bipartisan about the vote was the opposition. "The same party that wants to change Senate rules when they lose a vote... pack the Supre… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Democrats Aim to Exploit Pandemic with Unrelated Partisan Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday, our Democratic colleagues had planned to begin ramming through their partisan spending spree. But it seems they've had some difficulty just getting to the starting line. "After all, Senate Democrats, including committee chairs, are essentially being jammed with text from the House. Their own members have barely been able to r… Continue Reading


03.03.21

McConnell Remarks on Biden Administration’s Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding immigration: "Just six weeks into unified Democratic government, we already have another crisis brewing on our southern border. "In January, Customs and Border Protection logged more than 78,000 encounters on our southwest border. More than double the figure from January of 2020. "Last week, HHS sources told reporters we just logged the busiest February i… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

McConnell to Biden Administration on Iran: Don’t Surrender Leverage for Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "We recently learned that Iran has balked at the prospect of direct nuclear negotiations with the United States and Europe. This sort of resistance and gamesmanship is nothing new. "Iran has long flouted international restrictions on its nuclear program, played hide-and-seek with U.N. inspectors, and failed to disclose the full scope of its nuclear r… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell Defends Democratic Activists in Burma, Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last weekend brought disconcerting headlines for supporters of freedom and democracy in Asia. "In Burma, the military junta's month-long coup turned bloody. 18 protesters have been murdered and at least a thousand civilian officials have been imprisoned on farcical grounds. "In Hong Kong, China's puppet regime arrested forty-seven democra… Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan, Non-Targeted COVID Bill: “It Didn’t Have to Be this Way”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "At about 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, House Democrats rammed through the bonanza of partisan spending they're calling a pandemic rescue package. Only Democrats voted for it. Both Republicans and Democrats voted against it. "Last year, under a Republican Senate and a Republican Administration, Congress passed five historic coronavirus … Continue Reading


02.25.21

McConnell Thanks Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams for Her Outstanding Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Secretary of the Senate, Julie Adams: "This week, the institution of the Senate is losing a talented leader who's spent six years as one of our top officials. "The Secretary of the Senate is a truly unique position in American government. She or he is essentially the chief administrative officer of the institution itself. "Back in the late 18th century, t… Continue Reading


02.25.21

“Protecting Democracy Cannot Be a Partisan Issue”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "Next week, House Democrats say they'll try to recycle failed legislation that would have Washington Democrats grab unprecedented power over how America conducts its elections and how American citizens can engage in political speech. "For several years now, we've seen the political left grow less interested in having normal policy debates within ou… Continue Reading


02.24.21

McConnell Remarks on Democrats’ Proposal to Give January 6th Commission a Partisan Slant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the January 6th Commission: "I have been outspoken and clear about the crimes that were committed here on January the 6th. "In my discussions with Judge Garland, the President's nominee to be Attorney General, I specifically raised the need to continue investigating and prosecuting anyone who broke the law that day. "I am glad he's repeatedly emphasized t… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Becerra’s Pattern: Using Government to Attack Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Today, our colleagues on the HELP Committee will question Xavier Becerra, President Biden's nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services. "Amid a global pandemic, the President has made a puzzling selection for this critical post: "The famously partisan Attorney General of California. "Mr .Becerra has no particular experience … Continue Reading


02.23.21

“The Evidence Is Crystal-Clear” for Getting America’s Kids Back in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education. "It has been an historically tough year. That's why Americans are so excited our nation appears to be approaching a major turning point. "Here are just a few recent headlines: "A U.S. Vaccine Surge Is … Continue Reading


02.22.21

McConnell on COVID-19 Recovery: “Our Nation Needs This Year to be Different”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "The year just behind us will be remembered for the suffering, grief, and sacrifice it forced on our nation. "Today, as our COVID-19 death toll passes 500,000, millions of Americans are feeling the pain of personal loss. "But as we mark this terrible milestone, we stand here in early 2021 at what increasingly appears to be a crossroads.… Continue Reading


02.13.21

McConnell on Impeachment: “Disgraceful Dereliction” Cannot Lead Senate to “Defy Our Own Constitutional Guardrails”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impeachment trial: "January 6th was a disgrace. "American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. "Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. … Continue Reading


02.08.21

Diverse Protests in Burma a “Powerful Display of Courage”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of protestors stood up across Burma in defiance of the military coup. "For a week now, the military has detained hundreds of civil society leaders and democratically elected officials -- some on mysterious or obviously specious charges, and others without charge at all. "Their actions were illegitimate from t… Continue Reading

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