Remarks

06.23.22

McConnell on the Passing of Senate Librarian Leona Faust

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Leona Faust: "Yesterday was a sad day for the Senate. We learned that we'd lost a distinguished, long-serving staff leader in our institution. "Leona Faust had served her country as Senate Librarian for the past twelve years. "And that key position was the capstone on a long and storied Senate career that had just entered its 45th year. "Everyone who kne… Continue Reading


06.23.22

McConnell Honors Retiring Senate Journal Clerk Billy Walsh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Billy Walsh: "Today, I have the honor of acknowledging a longtime Senate staff member who is proceeding to a well-earned retirement at the end of this month. Billy Walsh has been with the Secretary of the Senate's office for 19 years. He spent several years as an Assistant Bill Clerk before moving to the Journal Clerk's Office and working his way up to that… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Historic Border Crisis a “Clear and Direct Symptom of Failed Leadership”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding immigration: "In 2021, on President Biden's watch, each monthly total for illegal migrant apprehensions was higher than the same month's number the previous year. "The same thing's happening in 2022. Every month has topped the total from 12 months prior. "In fact, this past May didn't just eclipse May of 2021. It set a new all-time record. "Border Patrol… Continue Reading


06.23.22

House Must Pass Urgent Funding to Protect Supreme Court Justices and Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Speaking of public safety, as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its final opinions of the term, far-left activists are openly calling for riots and violence in the streets. "For months, many of the country's most prominent Democrats have indulged in reckless talk and irresponsible rhetoric, fanning the flames of fear and rage among th… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Senate Bill Makes Schools Safer While Protecting the Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding safer communities: "The American people do not have to choose between safer schools and the Constitution. And neither does the U.S. Senate. "The American people want their constitutional rights protected and their kids to be safe in school. They want both those things at once. "And that is just what the bill before the Senate will help accomplish. "Thank… Continue Reading


06.22.22

The Biden Administration Must Protect Americans and Defend the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Speaking of safer communities, it would be nice if Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice could do their jobs and enforce the federal laws that Congress already has on the books. "For example: It is currently illegal, right now, to join a mob protesting outside the private family home of a federal judge, including Supreme Co… Continue Reading


06.22.22

Inflationary Gas Tax Gimmick Won’t Hide Democrats’ Policy Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the gas tax gimmick: "This morning, the Biden Administration announced another ineffective stunt to mask the effects of Democrats' war on affordable American energy: Calling for a holiday in the federal gas tax. "This ineffective stunt will join President Biden's other ineffective stunt on gas prices: emptying out the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that we ne… Continue Reading


06.22.22

Making Schools Safer and Protecting the Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding safe communities: "Yesterday, the Senate took a big step toward an important bipartisan bill to prevent mass murders, make schools safer, and protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. "A bipartisan group led by Senator Cornyn has put together a package of commonsense and popular solutions to make these horrific incidents less likely. And… Continue Reading


06.21.22

Huge Democrat Tax Hikes — In This Economy?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "A little more than two years ago, with Republican policies in place, American workers and families were enjoying one of the best economic moments in a generation. "Unemployment was at a 50-year low. Inflation was very low at the same time. Our economy was growing robustly and workers were reaping the benefits: Real wages were climbing. In fact,… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Biden Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies Are Fueling Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "Tomorrow, President Biden will host the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. "Meanwhile, working Americans will continue to face the consequences of his disastrous energy and climate policies. "While President Biden and his team have declared a holy war on America's domestic production, average gas prices have soared to over $5. By… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Democrats May Have Inflated America Toward a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding stagflation: "Before Democrats dumped $2 trillion on the economy last year, experts warned that such reckless spending would not just raise prices for working families, but could also trigger a full-on recession. "In February of 2021, for example, a prominent economist testified right here on Capitol Hill that Democrats' runaway spending might back the Fed… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Biden Administration Ignoring Political Violence and Intimidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding political violence: "Yesterday marked five years since the attempted assassination of numerous Congressmen on a baseball field across the river. The perpetrator was a far-left activist who double-checked that it was Republicans on the field before he started shooting. "Five years on, political violence and threats are again making national headlines. The f… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Democrats’ Inflation Costing Families Hundreds of Dollars Per Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "American families are being crushed by a giant, backdoor inflation tax. And it's been fueled in large part by Democrats' huge mistakes. "Month after month, families pick up the newspaper or flip on the television and hear that Democrats' inflation is setting new 40-year records. "Month after month, families find themselves shelling out hundred… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors Are Creating More Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "A few months ago, from this desk, I talked about the results of a recall election in San Francisco. "In February, a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic coalition in San Francisco stood up for common sense and ejected three members of the far-left school board that had prioritized woke lunacy over the basics of education. "Well, last week, those sa… Continue Reading


06.14.22

U.S. Must Learn From Ukraine Crisis and Invest in Real, Robust Defense Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine and National Defense: "The latest news from Ukraine confirms that our friends need more robust weaponry, and fast. "'Outgunned Ukraine Needs More Weapons Fast as Russia Advances, Officials Say.' "'Ukraine Pleads For Weapons, Saying Russia Has Much More Artillery.' "The people of Ukraine have inspired the world with their resilience. But resisting… Continue Reading


06.13.22

Important Bipartisan Veterans’ Bill Deserves Bipartisan Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the PACT Act: "The Senate is in the middle of processing major legislation to expand healthcare access for veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty. "Doing right by our vets is a bipartisan priority. An 86-vote majority of us voted to begin processing this bill a few days back, myself included. "This legislation is not a minor fix; it is a… Continue Reading


06.13.22

Democrats’ Runaway Inflation Is Still Getting Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Runaway inflation has pushed workers and families to the breaking point. "According to one recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans are making an effort to drive less and cut back on electricity use. "3 in 4 are pinching their budgets for food and entertainment outside the home. And two-thirds are bracing for prices to climb even higher in … Continue Reading


06.09.22

Botched Afghanistan Retreat Has Weakened Our Fight Against Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "One year ago yesterday, the Biden Administration announced its withdrawal from Afghanistan had reached a halfway point. "Analysis after analysis has confirmed what was clear to many of us in real time: "The President's shoddy plans for a reckless pull-out were doomed to disaster from the start. "Back in February, an Army investigation fo… Continue Reading


06.09.22

“A Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty”: Democrats Block Steps to Protect Justices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Two years ago, the Senate Democratic Leader stood on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened two Justices by name. 'You will pay the price,' he shouted. 'You won't know what hit you.' "A month ago, after the precedent-breaking leak of a draft opinion, top Democrats intensified the reckless talk. "Hillary Clinton said the Court wa… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Inflation Hitting Americans from Farm to Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Rising food prices have been one of the most relentless and painful aspects of the historic inflation unfolding on Democrats' watch. "One year ago, President Biden's White House bragged that the cost of an Independence Day cookout would be sixteen cents cheaper than the year before. Well, in the past year, food prices have jumped more than 9%. … Continue Reading

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