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07.11.24

Senate Democrats Entertain Lifetime Promotions For Unfit Nominees Who Cannot Or Will Not Do Their Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “I’ve spoken before about the New York Magistrate Judge with a bad habit of engaging in political activism from the bench and lying about it under oath. Unfortunately, the red flags on Judge Netburn’s record aren’t limited to the inappropriate actions she does commit. “There’s also the important work she’s inexplicably chosen to ignor… Continue Reading


07.11.24

American People Support Strong American Leadership

“As NATO’s Washington Summit draws to a close today, there’s clearly tremendous resolve among many of our allies to make the trans-Atlantic alliance fit for purpose for another 75 years. “But a strong and effective NATO has always required strong and effective American leadership. And here at home, there’s reason for cautious optimism that support for leadership on collective defense is widespread. “Last month, the Reagan Institute released the findings of its latest poll on the American peopl… Continue Reading


07.11.24

McConnell Remarks On Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: “Fortunately, the most successful military alliance in history has had some strong leadership in Brussels with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. I am deeply grateful for his tireless work on both urgent and long-term challenges facing the alliance, and for his deep devotion to the cause of collective defense. “The Secr… Continue Reading


07.11.24

Working Families Face Prices 20% Higher Than When Pres. Biden Took Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “Cumulative inflation since President Biden took office now sits at 20.1 percent. And working families across America are still feeling the pinch in their wallets, especially when it comes to basic necessities like housing. “In New Jersey, one man who’s watched his rent soar said ‘I thought things were going to taper off…but it doesn’t appear … Continue Reading


07.10.24

McConnell On Facing Global Challenges: NATO “Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: “As I said yesterday, NATO members have taken some promising steps toward making the alliance fit for purpose. But now is not the time to get complacent. “The threats we face are grave and growing. How we meet them will determine the future of the order that has underpinned the free world’s peace and prosperity for decades. “Our greatest adversaries… Continue Reading


07.10.24

McConnell Remembers Senator Inhofe on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jim Inhofe: “Yesterday morning, the Senate was greeted by some sad news. A longtime former colleague and dear friend of so many of us - Jim Inhofe - passed away. “As many of our colleagues are familiar, Jim’s path to the Senate was an adventure of its own: “Honorable service in the Army. Small business success. An undergraduate degree by way of ni… Continue Reading


07.10.24

McConnell: Biden Admin.’s Student Loan Socialism Found Illegal Yet Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: “Late last month, two judges approved by President Obama ruled against one of President Biden’s cornerstone efforts to buy votes: the so-called SAVE plan. “By one estimate, this iteration of the Biden Administration’s student loan socialism scheme would transfer about half a trillion dollars from borrowers to taxpayers by arbitraril… Continue Reading


07.09.24

McConnell Welcomes NATO Allies To Washington Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: “In 1949, twelve nations gathered here in Washington to establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Seventy-five years later, our nation’s capital welcomes NATO’s thirty-two members back for a pivotal summit. “The most successful military alliance in human history has shepherded the free world through serious challenges - from nuclear-armed Col… Continue Reading


07.09.24

Biden Admin. LNG Permit Ban Hurts American Consumers And Allies, Runs Afoul of Federal Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing energy policy: “Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana blocked the Biden Administration’s de facto ban on new permitting for the export of America’s abundant liquefied natural gas. “As I’ve said before, the Administration’s so-called pause is bad policy for a whole host of reasons. It endangers good-paying American jobs and could drive high pric… Continue Reading


07.08.24

SCOTUS Ends Term Reinforcing Government Accountability, Shattering Bureaucratic Impunity

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: “Last week, the Supreme Court concluded its term with a number of consequential decisions. Three of these rulings, and the reactions they triggered on the Left, illustrated just how differently Republicans and Democrats view the Court’s role. “As I have explained before, Republicans want government that is accountable to the people - as … Continue Reading


07.08.24

McConnell: Senate Must Take Up NDAA Without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: “This week, the Senate convenes with important business to address. “America’s closest allies are in town. The eyes of the world are on the most successful military alliance in human history. Friends and foes are watching to see whether the superpower that forged the NATO alliance and guided its success across seven … Continue Reading


06.20.24

McConnell on EV Mandates: Democrats’ Solution For High Prices Is More Red Tape

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing energy policy: “For three and a half years, the Biden Administration has worked relentlessly to suffocate American energy production - both onshore and offshore. And when Senate Republicans offered amendments to restore some modicum of sanity to the system for permitting and leasing new energy development, every single Senate Democrat stood behind… Continue Reading


06.20.24

McConnell: ‘Performative Climate Policy’ Takes ‘Levers Of American Power Off The Table’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy and national security: “Last week, a U.S. company announced it had reached an agreement to begin exporting American liquefied natural gas to Ukraine for the first time. “That’s good news - for our friends on the front lines of Russian aggression, for allies across eastern Europe, and for the workers and producers behind some of America’s most afford… Continue Reading


06.18.24

McConnell: Israel Deserves Ironclad Support, Not Grotesque Micromanagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism and supporting Israel: “It’s been a few weeks now since most of America’s college students went home for the summer. “The outbreak of organized hate that swept the campuses of the nation’s so-called elite universities has somewhat quieted down. “Apparently, even the most zealous Hamasnik tent-dwellers had summer plans to attend to. Some, no … Continue Reading


06.18.24

Senate Democrats Concerned About ‘Swifter’ Justice Should Reject Maldonado Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “I need to return today to another of the Biden Administration’s unfit judicial nominees: Judge Nancy Maldonado. “Alongside a crop of nominees distinguished by their radical views and affiliations and ties to dark money groups, Judge Maldonado’s claim to notoriety is the historic backlog of unfinished work she’s accumulated in her tim… Continue Reading


06.17.24

McConnell: Time To Take Up Overwhelmingly Bipartisan NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense spending: “Last week, the Armed Services Committee voted to recommend a $25 billion-dollar increase to topline defense spending. “In overwhelming, bipartisan fashion, our colleagues rejected a fourth straight budget request from the Biden Administration that failed to keep pace with its inflation, much less with the threat of China. “If this major… Continue Reading


06.17.24

Biden Admin. Judicial Nominee Puts Radical Ideology Over 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 judicial nominations: “Unfortunately, the Democratic Leader has decided that instead of taking up the critical annual defense authorization, the Senate will dedicate floor time this week to the latest in the Biden Administration’s parade of unfit nominations to the federal bench. “The latest example is a judge nominated to the federal district court in Ore… Continue Reading


06.13.24

Washington Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Means Fewer Lifesaving Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding prescription drug socialism: “Earlier this week, Senate Democrats took up the Biden Administration’s banner of prescription drug socialism. “Our colleague, Chairman Sanders, announced he would ask his HELP Committee colleagues to subpoena a drug company executive to testify before the Committee about the prices of innovative treatments.  “Nevermind that U… Continue Reading


06.13.24

McConnell On Another Unqualified Biden Admin. Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “Soon the Judiciary Committee will consider promoting a magistrate in New York, Sarah Netburn, to the district court after a less than judicious committee process. “Judge Netburn’s hearing was a contentious affair. You should go watch it. My friends, the junior Senators from Louisiana and Texas, had the Judge dead to rights on her jud… Continue Reading


06.13.24

McConnell on NDAA: Can’t Surge Readiness. Time To Invest In Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: “This week, the Armed Services Committee has been marking up the National Defense Authorization Act for the coming year. “In the past, the Committee has prided itself on considering hundreds of amendments and thoroughly exercising Congress’ oversight responsibilities in the process. I expect this year to be no differ… Continue Reading

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