Remarks

12.07.21

McConnell Defends Arms Sales to Middle East Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia: "Earlier this year, a disastrous retreat from Afghanistan gave our allies and partners reason to doubt that the United States could be counted on. Today, some of our colleagues want to double down on that mistake by blocking defensive support to yet another important partner. "Saudi Arabia is literally surrounded by … Continue Reading


12.07.21

Democrats’ Toddler Takeover: Huge Childcare Inflation and Discrimination Against Religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The last time Washington Democrats pushed through a huge change that disrupted families' arrangements, it earned President Obama the 'Lie of the Year' award. "Democrats insisted that if you liked your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan. It turned out that was totally false. Their reckless gover… Continue Reading


12.06.21

President Biden Must Get Tough in Tuesday Call with Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last week brought new information about Russia's military activities along its border with Ukraine. Heavily armed ground forces are mobilizing by the tens of thousands. It's looking more and more like Vladimir Putin intends to redraw another border by force. "The escalation of Putin's ongoing war against Ukraine is an immediate threat to U… Continue Reading


12.06.21

McConnell Remarks Honoring Sen. Bob Dole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Bob Dole: "It is hard to believe it's been 25 years since Senator Robert J. Dole took leave of the Senate. It's even harder to believe he passed away this past weekend. "Not because it comes as a shock to say goodbye to an elder statesman at age 98… but because our colleague was still so energetic, so involved, and so f… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Stuffed With Absurd Waste and Political Payoffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Two thirds of Americans are worried about inflation. "About half of the middle class and 70 percent of low-income families just told Gallup that rising prices have been a personal hardship for their households. "That's why 67% of the American people say that Washington needs to 'cut back on spending and printin… Continue Reading


12.01.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Would Worsen Families’ Existing Problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats reckless tax and spending spree: "Inflation is hammering working families from coast to coast, but Democrats want to print, borrow, and spend trillions more. "Our economy is already sputtering on their watch, but Democrats want to wallop the country with massive tax hikes that would kill American jobs and discourage industry from locating in the … Continue Reading


11.30.21

Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Would Pour “Jet Fuel” on Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "88 percent of Americans are concerned about inflation. Most of them are 'very concerned.' "77 percent of Americans say inflation has affected them personally. "We have a big and diverse country. It's hard to get that many Americans to agree on anything. "But President Biden did promise he would unite the count… Continue Reading


11.30.21

McConnell: Critical Defense Legislation Deserves a Bipartisan Amendment Process

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: "Yesterday, a bipartisan majority of Senators rejected the Democratic Leader's effort to shut down debate on the National Defense Authorization Act and block new measures to get tougher on Russia. "The Democratic Leader wants to block the Senate from fully and robustly debating a number of important issues - from how… Continue Reading


11.29.21

While Families Plead for Less Inflation, Democrats Want to Print and Spend Trillions More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Why do our Democratic colleagues want to shortchange our national defense? To free up their time and attention for another massive, reckless taxing and spending spree. A radical wish list that would hurt American families and help China. "Working families are already getting slammed by runaway costs because Demo… Continue Reading


11.29.21

Senate Democrats Should Not Shortchange National Security

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: "Today's Democratic Party does not make the policy decisions of a party that is serious about protecting America. "In May, President Biden released a budget proposal that proposed a de facto cut in defense funding. And that was before the President's own supercharged inflation further cut the purchasing power of ever… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax Hikes Would Hurt Working Families, Help China, and Benefit the Ultra-Wealthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "American families are dealing with painful inflation every day. They have been fighting this daily battle for months now. "A few months ago, a grandfather raising four grandkids in Missouri told reporters he had to cancel summer camp for his 8-year-old and his 6-year-old in order to keep affording diapers for th… Continue Reading


11.18.21

McConnell: Senate Should Use NDAA to Course-Correct Biden Administration’s Mistakes

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: "Well, at long last, the Senate will officially turn to the NDAA. "Every day, world events remind us that America faces serious, growing threats. In too many cases, President Biden's decisions have made things worse. So our annual opportunity for the Senate to have its say is as important this year as it's ever been.… Continue Reading


11.17.21

With Families Hurting, Democrats Want to Try Inflating Their Way Out of Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "A lot has gone wrong since this unified Democratic government took the reins in January. "Look at foreign policy. The Biden Administration's clumsy retreat from Afghanistan left Americans behind who wanted out and handed the country to a government staffed with terrorists who used to be locked up in Guantanamo B… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Build Back Beijing: Democrats’ Anti-Energy Bill Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Two weeks ago, President Biden and his team flew to Glasgow for a glitzy conference. World leaders traveled there to attend one another's speeches on carbon emissions and the climate. "The world's largest emitter was absent. China pumps out more than a quarter of the entire world's emissions but President Xi did… Continue Reading


11.15.21

McConnell on Senator Leahy’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "Earlier today, our distinguished President Pro Tem, the senior Senator for Vermont, announced that he will conclude his incredible run of Senate service. Senator Leahy plans to retire at the end of next year - at the conclusion of his eighth term. "Senator Leahy has served Vermonters in the Senat… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Overdue Defense Legislation Deserves a Robust, Bipartisan Senate Floor Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA: "Last week, I had the honor of spending Veterans Day at the groundbreaking ceremony for Louisville's new VA hospital. "We are finally going to replace the city's original VA medical center that was built almost 70 years ago. Kentucky veterans are going to get new, expanded options for the cutting-edge treatment they deserve. "This long-awaited groun… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Democrats Finally Admit Inflation is a Problem — But Still Want Even More Reckless Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Last week, even more economic data continued to confirm that inflation is hammering working families across America. "In October, consumer prices saw their steepest spike in three decades. The worst inflation surge in more than 30 years. "When I was back home last week, I heard constantly from Kentuckians who'v… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Democrats’ Energy Dependence Agenda Helps Russia and China, Hurts Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "President Biden spent much of the past week participating in a U.N. summit on the so-called Paris Climate Accords. "The event was billed as a serious meeting of world leaders committed to taking action on climate policy. More than 1,000 VIPs arrived in a parade of no fewer than 400 private jets, a mode of transp… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Americans Under Siege From Violent Crime Reject the Radical Left

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "This week, voters delivered a clear message to the Democratic Party: You were not elected to radically change America. Period. "The message was clear on inflation and economics. The message was clear on keeping woke propaganda out of public schools. The message was clear when even the citizens of blue New York voted down left-wing changes t… Continue Reading


11.03.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Latest Attempt to Federalize Elections Will Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "This has become an almost-weekly routine: My friends on the other side trying to give Washington unprecedented power over how Americans vote. We don't have an NDAA or an appropriations process, but we always have time for these stunts. "In many of these bills, congressional Democrats propose to make themselves into a national Board of Electi… Continue Reading

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