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05.26.22

McConnell Honors Departing Senior Advisor Jennifer Kuskowski

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Jennifer Kuskowski: "Nine years and a couple months ago, an impressive young woman interviewed for a position in my office over in the Russell building. "She'd worked for her home state Senator out of college. At that point she was sharpening her chops on the House side. "I knew five minutes into meeting Jennifer Kuskowski that we had found someone very… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Democrats’ Economy: Harder to Fill the Tank, Harder to Get By

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "In America, inflation has topped 5% every month for the past year. The consumer price index continues to hover at levels our economy hasn't seen in four decades. "And as we head into Memorial Day weekend, the American people have become reluctant experts in its painful, real-life effects. "The average working family is now spending the equival… Continue Reading


05.25.22

Democrats’ Radical Nominees Will Make Families’ Problems Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Gas prices have set new all-time record highs every day for more than two weeks. Overall inflation is the worst it's been in more than 40 years. And the Biden Administration is preparing to follow their botched Afghanistan retreat with a disastrous nuclear deal that would help Iran and hurt America. "But this week, the Senate Democratic major… Continue Reading


05.25.22

“Our Country Is Sickened and Outraged” by Uvalde Murders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas: "Our country is sickened and outraged by the senseless evil that struck Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. "According to early reports from authorities, it appears that a deranged young man tried to murder his own grandmother, then crashed his car, and then ran into an elementary school and began killing.… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Democrats’ Big Lie Runs Into Reality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "Five months ago, Democrats and the media were saying the sky was falling because of some states' mainstream voting laws. "Georgia passed a voting law that was more open than the rules on the books in blue states like New York and Delaware. "Texas passed a law that switched off some one-time COVID exceptions like keeping polls open in the mid… Continue Reading


05.24.22

“Biden Plan” Has Bought Americans Historic Hardships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On the campaign trail, Candidate Biden made some big promises for America's economic recovery. His campaign published 'The Biden Plan to revitalize Main Street and invest in small businesses' and another 'to give America's working families the tools, choices, and freedom they need to build back better.' "So, just how have working families and s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Record High Gas Prices Reflect Democrats’ Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding gas prices: "Today, the average price that American families pay for regular unleaded set an all-time high for the tenth day in a row. Ten straight days of record-breaking gas prices. "Getting to work, running errands, driving to church, visiting loved ones, hitting the highway for a modest family vacation - all of it costs 88% more at the pump today than … Continue Reading


05.19.22

McConnell Co-Hosts Finnish and Swedish Leaders in the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: "Last weekend, I was honored to meet with the leaders of Sweden and Finland in their capitals and discuss their pursuit of membership in NATO. "Senators Collins, Cornyn, Barrasso and I visited Stockholm and Helsinki just as their elected governments were preparing to take the historic step of applying for NATO membership. "It will be a further honor… Continue Reading


05.19.22

“Bipartisan Landslide” Will Show Supporting Ukraine Serves Key American Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Today, the Senate will approve more lethal assistance for Ukraine. And it's going to be a bipartisan landslide. "As a matter of moral principle, the United States is proud to support a sovereign democracy's self-defense. Innocent Ukrainians have been subjected to wanton cruelty. "But aid for Ukraine goes far beyond charity. The future of America… Continue Reading


05.18.22

America’s Partners in Asia Know Ukraine’s Future Will Impact Theirs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "The Ukrainian people's fight to repel Russian invaders from their sovereign territory has been inspiring. The world has watched Ukraine respond to gut-wrenching violence with bravery and unity. "I encouraged President Biden to do more to strengthen Ukraine and NATO's defenses in advance, so as to deter Putin and improve Ukraine's initial ability … Continue Reading


05.18.22

Democrats Making the Federal Bench Softer on Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "Americans' concern about violent crime is the highest it's been in six years. "And the statistics plainly show why that is. Between 2019 and 2020, the murder rate shot up by the largest one-year increase in over a century. And the rate has kept on rising. "Nearly 60 percent more law enforcement officers were killed in 2021 compared to 2020… Continue Reading


05.17.22

McConnell Supports Strengthening NATO and Honors Forces Deploying from Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO and forces deploying from Kentucky: "Speaking of America's national interest, our delegation also visited what we hope and expect will soon be the two newest members of the NATO alliance. "We arrived in Stockholm and Helsinki just as the leaders of Sweden and Finland announced their nations will seek to join the alliance that has secured peace in Euro… Continue Reading


05.17.22

McConnell Discusses Kyiv Visit and Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Assisting Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Yesterday, in a bipartisan landslide, the Senate advanced legislation to get more arms and assistance to the innocent people of Ukraine. "Senators Collins, Cornyn, Barrasso and I just returned last night from Europe. Our first stop was Kyiv. "It was moving to feel some of the impacts of Putin's aggression. To see a free and independent nation ma… Continue Reading


05.17.22

Democrats’ Far Left Policies Have Made Inflation Families’ New Normal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "By early 2020, before the pandemic, Republican policies had helped create one of the best economic moments for working Americans in our lifetimes. "Unemployment was low, inflation was low, and real take-home pay was rising steadily. In fact, we had wages rising faster for the bottom 25% of the wage scale than for the top 25%. "The incoming a… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Historic Food Inflation is Hurting American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding food inflation: "Parents across the country are struggling to get their hands on the infant formula their babies need. "Here are just a few of the letters I've received from parents and grandparents in Kentucky. "'We have been struggling to get formula for our granddaughter for months now. The situation has turned dire.' "'My six-month-old Ezekiel has ha… Continue Reading


05.12.22

McConnell Honors Law Enforcement During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week: "Yesterday, we observed the beginning of ceremonies honoring National Police Week. Soon we will mark Peace Officers Memorial Day. "Tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel from across the country will gather here in our nation's capital to honor the service and sacrifice of their fallen brothers and sisters. "I'd like to extend… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Protecting Supreme Court Safety and Independence Should Not be Controversial

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 addressed a crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened Justices if they didn't rule the way he wanted. "Now far left crowds are surrounding Justices' private family homes. "They want to use intimidation to influence the outcome in a pending case. "This should be easy for leaders … Continue Reading


05.12.22

McConnell: Senate Must Pass Urgent Funding Bill for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "For months, the brave people of Ukraine have been fighting valiantly in a war they did not ask for. Their defense of their homeland from the Russian invasion has already far surpassed the expectations of the skeptics. "Ukraine is not asking anybody else to do their fighting for them. They ask only for the resources they need to defend themselves … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Democrats Back Extreme Abortion Policies With Just 19% Public Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' abortion extremism: "Today, on the Senate floor, Democrats will prove their party has been totally captured by the far-left fringe. "My colleague the Democratic Leader controls the schedule. He decides what we vote on. From inflation to the border crisis to violent crime, there's no shortage of problems that deserve attention. But today, Democra… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Another Awful Inflation Report On Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The country just received yet another terrible inflation report. "Yet again, overall inflation came in higher than expected: 8.3 percent. Inflation continues to stick right around its worst level in 40 years. "The measure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls 'core inflation' increased in April by twice as much as it increased in March. "Food … Continue Reading

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