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03.25.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. "In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our nation. "As of this morning, more than 175 million Americans have been advised to remain in their homes. More than half of our people are … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading


03.23.20

“Americans Can’t Afford Political Games. They Need Progress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The eyes of the nation are on the Senate. "For days now, we have been engaged in intense bipartisan talks to build emergency relief legislation on an historic scale. To push resources to our healthcare heroes and American workers and families. "Democrats and Republicans sat down together. We c… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Help Us Reach An Agreement So We Can Do What Needs to Be Done 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 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The American people are watching this spectacle. I'm told the future's market is down five percent. I'm also told that that's when trading stops. So the notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and American people is utterly absurd. "So I want to explain what just h… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell: “This is Not a Political Opportunity. It is a National Emergency”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators have now spent days engaged in vigorous bipartisan discussions, among ourselves and with the Administration. "Earlier today, I hosted a productive meeting in my office with the Democratic Leader, the Speaker of the House, the House Republican Leader, and the Secretary of the Treasury.… Continue Reading


03.21.20

“We Need to Finish Up These Negotiations and Move Forward”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators' bipartisan discussions continued all day yesterday and through the night. "Both sides' negotiators, with the Administration, are continuing to work toward a bipartisan agreement on major legislation to support American workers and families, protect small businesses, help stabilize our… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell Update on Bipartisan Negotiations: “We Are Going to Deliver”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Yesterday, I introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Senate Republicans' bold proposal to continue combating this health crisis and the economic crisis it is causing. "And I called on our Democratic counterparts to join us immediately at the table, for urgent discussi… Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Introduces the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the CARES Act: "As our nation confronts this health crisis and the economic crisis it is spawning, Senate Republicans have prepared a bold legislative proposal. "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. "This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: … Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Outlines Major Coronavirus Relief Proposal: “It Is Critical That We Move Swiftly and Boldly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Yesterday, President Trump and his team announced several new actions to help contain and combat the coronavirus. "The President invoked the Defense Production Act, laying groundwork to manufacture more medical equipment. "The Department of Health and Human Services will let medical professionals practice across state lines. "The … Continue Reading


03.18.20

McConnell Update on Major Relief Legislation: “Bold Steps to Preserve and Protect the Economic Foundations of our Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: "Every day, our country grows more affected by the continued spread of the coronavirus. Every American is feeling the anxiety and uncertainty of this national challenge. Older Americans and young Americans. Healthy Americans and those with underlying medical conditions. Parents and teachers. Working Americans and small business owners. Certainly … Continue Reading


03.17.20

McConnell on Coronavirus: This is a Moment for Bold and Bipartisan Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: "As the global outbreak of the new coronavirus continues to grow, its impact on American families and small businesses is continuing to scale up. "School closures are challenging both parents and teachers. Childcare closures are complicating family life even further. "Main Street small businesses and their employees are grappling with an unprec… Continue Reading


03.16.20

McConnell on FISA: The Senate Should Not Wait to Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: "Late last night, several critical authorities that law enforcement uses to keep Americans safe lapsed into expiration. "Barring Senate action, these important tools, which help protect the homeland from terrorists and counter foreign intelligence activities on U.S. soil, will remain offline. "Fortunately, in the weeks leading up to this deadline, the… Continue Reading


03.16.20

McConnell on Coronavirus Relief: ‘The House’s Bill Must Only Be The Beginning’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "The new coronavirus that has spread from China throughout the world is challenging our nation in new ways. "Across our country, daily routines are being disrupted. "Families are grappling with school closings and changes to childcare. "Major American companies and institutions are modifying how they do business. "And a growing number of … Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell Calls for Immediate Passage of Important National Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives did come together around a bipartisan agreement to renew some critical national security tools. "The USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 will reauthorize key authorities granted to intelligence and national security professionals under the Foreign Intelligence Surveilla… Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell: Republicans Ready to Work with Democrats on Serious Solutions to Help our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "Last night, President Trump addressed the nation on the broader, ongoing effort to slow and mitigate the spread of the virus on American soil. "As I've noted here on the floor, the administration's early, proactive measures to repatriate U.S. citizens and restrict travel from China bought more time for public health professionals to prepare… Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell Updates Senate on Non-Official Access to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the suspension of public tours and non-official access to the Capitol complex: "This morning, the Senate and House Sergeants at Arms announced the suspension of public tours and non-official access to the Capitol complex, beginning at the close of business today and running through the end of March. "Their decision was made in close consultation with the Att… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell on Election Security: We Must Stay Vigilant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: 'Yesterday, both the House and the Senate were briefed by top intelligence community officials on the state of ongoing efforts to protect the security of American elections. 'I was glad that so many members took advantage of the chance to hear directly from the experts. This issue is very important. And it is bad for our democracy that som… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell on Coronavirus: This Should Not Be a Time for Partisan Bickering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: 'Yesterday, President Trump visited the Capitol to discuss the ongoing efforts to fight the new coronavirus and its growing footprint here in the United States. 'As Vice President Pence, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the other administration experts related in their briefing yesterday, we should expect the number of cases to continue to climb throughou… Continue Reading


03.10.20

“Let’s Focus on Fighting Foreign Interference, Not Fighting Each Other”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: 'This afternoon, all senators will have the opportunity to attend a briefing on election security from administration experts who tackle the issue every day. 'The FBI director, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, General Nakasone of the NSA and Cybercommand, the Director of Counterintelligence at the DNI, and a number of other senio… Continue Reading


03.10.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Domestic Energy: “Let’s Get This Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy legislation: 'This week, we have the opportunity to pass major legislation to strengthen domestic energy. Chairman Murkowski, Senator Manchin, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee have assembled a strong, bipartisan bill. I look forward to passing it. 'I was disappointed yesterday when the Senate failed to advance the legislation and clear a… Continue Reading

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