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05.23.24

McConnell On Biden Admin. Border Crisis: Time For Action, Not Distraction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s border crisis: “We’re nearing the end of President Biden’s term. And the American people’s patience for his failure to secure our southern border is running thin. “After three years in office, nearly every conceivable metric has distinguished the Biden Administration from its predecessors for all of the wrong reasons. “Since the Presiden… Continue Reading


05.22.24

Biden Admin. War On American Energy Faces Bipartisan Senate Pushback

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “Last Thursday, the Biden Administration announced its plan to sacrifice yet another source of affordable, reliable American energy on the altar of climate activism. “After years of freezes and bans on onshore and offshore oil and gas leasing, the Administration’s latest attempt to appease Democrats’ radical base is a ban on new c… Continue Reading


05.22.24

McConnell Remarks On Georgian Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Georgia: “Last week, just days after President Orban rolled out the red carpet in Budapest for Xi Jinping, the Chinese dictator rolled out the red carpet in Beijing for Vladimir Putin. “The ‘friendship without limits’ struck between America’s greatest strategic adversaries will now endure, quote, ‘for generations to come’. “And it appears to be rooted in … Continue Reading


05.21.24

McConnell Remarks To Atlantic Council On Upcoming Washington NATO Summit

“The focus of this gathering - an age of marching authoritarians - is one of urgent importance. Recognizing the threat revisionist powers pose to Western peace and prosperity should already be the price of admission to any serious conversation about U.S. foreign policy. “But the challenge we face today is graver than the sum of its parts. If we acknowledge Russia’s aggressive neo-Soviet imperialism… Iran’s unprecedented promotion of proxy violence… And China’s breakneck race to expand its spher… Continue Reading


05.21.24

2024 In Higher Education: Biden Admin. Bureaucratic Botch Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding higher education: “Speaking of failure to discharge basic responsibilities, the Biden Administration’s Department of Education. “Around the country, high school seniors and their parents are still reeling from delays and processing errors in a botched rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “Families have had to make tough decisio… Continue Reading


05.21.24

President Already Has Tools To Start Securing Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s southern border crisis: “Yesterday, the Democratic Leader once again tipped his cap to President Biden for what he describes as ‘many actions’ in ‘recent weeks’ to secure the southern border… Which leaves me with a couple questions: “First, what took the President so long? “And second, why isn’t he taking the actions we know would actual… Continue Reading


05.21.24

McConnell Remarks On FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the FDIC: “Yesterday, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg announced he was prepared to step down from his position and expressed pride in maintaining public confidence in the nation’s banking system. “Unfortunately, there is little such confidence in his ability to foster a safe working environment for the agency’s employees. “But despite alarming reports abou… Continue Reading


05.20.24

McConnell Remarks On Iranian Regime’s Enduring Threats

“Last night, Iran confirmed that its president and foreign minister died in a helicopter crash. The condolences from sympathetic regimes were swift. “The PRC declared that the Chinese people had ‘lost a good friend.’ The Kremlin mourned 'a reliable partner'. And Prime Minister Orban of Hungary - whose government has pursued deeper trade relations with Tehran in spite of Western sanctions - offered his 'thoughts and prayers'. “Well I, too, would like to extend my condolences to the people of Ir… Continue Reading


05.20.24

McConnell Condemns False Moral Equivalence From ICC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the ICC: “Since the immediate aftermath of October 7th, Israel, her allies, and Jewish people around the world have faced pernicious efforts to equate a sovereign nation’s self-defense with barbaric acts of terrorism. “We’ve seen it in the specious media tropes about ‘cycles of violence’, in university statements bemoaning Israel’s self-defense actions, an… Continue Reading


05.16.24

McConnell Remarks On Resisting Chinese Influence in NATO

“This week, Putin is in Beijing, tending to what Russia and China have called a ‘friendship without limits’. “But last week, it was President Xi who took to the road. And notably, his warmest welcome was in Budapest, Hungary. “The visit from the PRC’s leader came as more of our European NATO allies are waking up - not only to the harsh reality of Russian aggression, but also to the linked threats facing Western security and prosperity, to the urgent requirements of defense production, and to t… Continue Reading


05.16.24

McConnell: The American People Are Tired Of Bidenomics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Bidenomics: “Twice in the last week, President Biden has suggested that inflation was 9% when he took office and claimed credit for bringing it down. The Washington Post gave him a rating of four Pinocchios for that very tall tale. “In reality, inflation in January 2021 was 1.4%. As of this month, prices have increased 20% since then. “By one estimate, th… Continue Reading


05.16.24

Harvard Waves The White Flag To Lawless Campus Radicals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “Earlier this week, I discussed the growing problem with BDS, or Bibi Derangement Syndrome. Of course, there’s an older and similarly noxious form of BDS: the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement. “This other BDS been incubating on college campuses for the last decade, and right now, it’s making news at Harvard. “This … Continue Reading


05.15.24

Keys To Securing Border Are In President’s Hands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “For three consecutive months, major national polls have ranked immigration as the most important problem facing our country. And this year, for the first time, a majority of Americans say they support erecting physical barriers along our southern border. “So perhaps it’s not a coincidence that the Democratic Leader has indicate… Continue Reading


05.15.24

Soft-On-Crime Democrats Make Law Enforcement’s Job Tougher

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: “In cities across America, soft-on-crime policies are making the tough job of law enforcement even tougher. “Earlier this month, President Biden declared that, ‘Americans are safer from violent crime today than a year ago.’ But even a quick look around our nation’s capital shows that crime in many American cities is still unacceptably high. … Continue Reading


05.15.24

McConnell Observes Police Week, Honors Fallen KY Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Police Week: “This week, thousands of law enforcement personnel from across America will descend on our nation’s capital to pay solemn tribute to comrades killed in the line of duty. “The entire nation joins them once again in honoring service and sacrifice as we mark National Peace Officers Memorial Day and add the names of fallen heroes to the National L… Continue Reading


05.15.24

McConnell Commends Resolutions To Roll Back Biden Admin. Regulatory Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act resolutions: “I’d like to briefly commend several of our colleagues for their work on resolutions the Senate will consider to roll back yet another slate of Biden Administration overreach. “Today, we’ll vote on a resolution from Senator Schmitt to finally put the brakes on the Treasury Department’s extension of massive recovery fun… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell Remarks On Princeton Offering ‘Restorative Justice’ To Hamas Sympathizers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding college campus protests: “Last month, I suggested that administrators at schools like Columbia - where nests of anti-Semitism were festering and growing - ought to follow the lead of Princeton, where trespassers were quickly arrested and removed by law-enforcement. “Unfortunately, Princeton may not be setting such a shining example, after all. The school h… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell: Withholding Aid From Israel Gives Terrorists Lifeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “I’d like to begin my remarks today with a quote: “’The idea that we would cut off military aid to an ally - our only true, true ally in the entire region - is absolutely preposterous. It’s just beyond my comprehension why anyone would do that.’ “Five years ago, then-candidate Biden was saying the right thing about America’s commitment to the Jewi… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell Remarks To Copenhagen Democracy Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recorded the following remarks for release today at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit: “Hello, I’m Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader of the U.S. Senate. It’s an honor to be speaking to friends and allies at such a pivotal moment. “Today, we’re facing grave threats to the prevailing international order that the United States and allied democracies fought to establish after World War II. “It was a decade ago, as Russ… Continue Reading


05.09.24

McConnell Remarks On Biden Admin. Withholding Assistance to Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding aid to Israel: “War is hell. It tears apart societies. It alters the course of entire civilizations. “And innocent noncombatants suffer. “Try as we might, humanity has not eradicated war or stripped it of its horrors. “But in the modern world, civilized nations hold themselves to the highest standards and take deliberate care to minimize harm to civilian… Continue Reading

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