Remarks

11.19.19

McConnell Addresses Protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in the Middle East: "I spoke yesterday about the courageous people of Hong Kong who are standing up to Beijing and speaking out for their freedoms. But Hong Kongers are not alone in bravely speaking up at this time. "The Middle East continues to be swept by widespread and cross-sectarian demonstrations. In Lebanon, in Iraq, and in Iran, millions are… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Focus Must Remain on Appropriations Process to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government and defense, process nominations, pass USMCA: "My colleagues are well familiar with my repeated calls for bipartisan progress in funding the federal government. For more than two months, as the appropriations process idled at partisan roadblocks, I've pointed out just how straightforward this entire proces… Continue Reading


11.18.19

McConnell: Chinese Communist Party Must Not Make Hong Kong a ‘21st-Century Version of Tiananmen Square’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional support for the people of Hong Kong: "In the last few days, the reports and images coming out of Hong Kong have become even more disturbing. The police crackdown on Hong Kongers who are standing up for their freedom and their region's autonomy has intensified. "University campuses now literally look like war zones, with government forces laying… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


11.14.19

Election Security Defenses Are Stronger, Crucial Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Last Tuesday was Election Day in dozens of states and localities, including my home state of Kentucky. But there was one important aspect of Election Day that didn't get much attention: Unlike in 2016, last week's elections were not marred to the same extent by foreign interference from our nation's adversaries. And neither were the 2018 m… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Democrats Focus on Impeachment Instead of Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense funding: "As my colleagues know, I have no qualms about spending floor time on the personnel business. Our Democratic colleagues have made it necessary by subjecting this president's nominees to unprecedented, systematic delays and obstruction. "And so the majority has been willing to do things the hard way. We're giving the American people the gover… Continue Reading


11.14.19

McConnell: Senate Should Vote to Confirm Steven Menashi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing the impending confirmation of Steven Menashi: "While our Senate Democratic colleagues continue blocking this body from considering funding for our armed forces, the Senate has taken advantage of this time to confirm more of President Trump's well-qualified nominees for federal service and the judiciary. "Yesterday, we confirmed Chad Wolf to serve at the Dep… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Quest Crowding out Important Legislation for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: "Today, almost three years into House Democrats' quest to impeach the president…and seven weeks into the inquiry that Speaker Pelosi proclaimed via press conference…House Democrats will hold their first public hearing on impeachment. "This hearing was mandated by the strange resolution that House Democrats passed two weeks ago. Tha… Continue Reading


11.13.19

McConnell Comments on Turkish President’s Visit to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Today, President Trump will host the leader of Turkey at the White House. "Although I have expressed concerns about granting President Erdogan such an honor in light of his recent actions, I hope the meeting produces better behavior from this important NATO ally. "We recognize Turkey's legitimate national security concerns about the d… Continue Reading


11.13.19

McConnell Urges Support for President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impending confirmation of Steven Menashi: "After we confirm Chad Wolf to serve in a senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate will turn to President Trump's nominee to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. "Steven Menashi's nomination continues an already-distinguished career studying, teaching, and practicing law. After … Continue Reading


11.12.19

With Democrats Blocking Urgent Legislation, Senate Will Consider More of President Trump’s Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impending confirmation of two of President Trump's well-qualified nominees: "While our Democratic colleagues continue to block the Senate from moving forward with defense funding here on the floor, we'll use this time to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees to the executive branch and the federal bench. "Later this week we'll consider … Continue Reading


11.12.19

While Conflicts Roil Key Regions Worldwide, Democrats Block Legislation for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrat's blocking defense funding: "Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence as citizens continue resisting the Chinese Communist Party's encroachment on their autonomy and freedoms. "On Monday, it appears the local police shot a 21-year-old protester at nearly point-blank range. The police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators, reportedly as young as … Continue Reading


11.12.19

House Democrats Putting Impeachment Ahead of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor urging Congress to pass the USMCA: "I was privileged to spend a good chunk of the day yesterday with the hardworking men and women of North American Stainless in Carroll County, KY. "They're a high-quality stainless steel manufacturing firm that is actually the largest fully-integrated stainless steel producer in the entire United States. They produce about one-third … Continue Reading


11.07.19

The Land of The Free Because of The Brave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in honor of Veterans Day, November 11th: "On Monday, our nation will observe Veterans Day. Some will gather here in our nation's capital, at the proud monuments which pay enduring tribute to the service and sacrifices of generations of brave servicemembers. Many more will mark the day in ceremonies in small towns and cities across the country. And, of course, many Amer… Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Praises SEC for Significant Step to Increase Transparency and Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor applauding Chairman Clayton and the SEC: "Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission took a significant step into the 21st century. "When public companies put business decisions up for a vote by their shareholders, it stands to reason that large asset managers who own many shares on behalf of their clients have enormous power to determine the outcome. … Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Sponsors New Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coal Families’ Health Care and Pension Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan bill he introduced with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect health care and pension benefits for Kentucky miners - the Bipartisan American Miners Act: "One of the untold stories of the Obama administration was the dramatic geographic inequality that deepened on Democrats' watch. "From 2010 to 2016, the natio… Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Proud Senate Continues Confirming More of President Trump’s Well-Qualified Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the importance of confirming judicial nominees: "This week, the Senate has continued to confirm President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees. "This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive men and women to these lifetime appointments. Talented individuals who believe in the quaint notion that the job of a judge is to apply our n… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Twitter’s Ban on Paid Political Speech Follows Anti-Speech Headwinds from Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing the First Amendment: "I have come to the floor frequently in recent months to warn about dangerous anti-speech, anti-First-Amendment headwinds blowing out of Washington D.C. "I've warned about proposals from our Democratic colleagues that seemed tailor-made to chill the free exchange of ideas and make it more difficult for Americans to engage in political s… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Democrats Prioritize Impeachment Over Bipartisan Priorities Like Defense Funding and USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's legislative agenda: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal judiciary. "Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense. But for the second tim… Continue Reading


11.05.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Confirm Judge David Tapp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of President Trump's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate will continue its work in the personnel business and confirm more of the president's outstanding nominees to the federal judiciary. "Since our Democratic colleagues chose last week to filibuster defense funding and block the Senate from even considering legislation … Continue Reading

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