Remarks

09.29.22

McConnell on Ongoing Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Ian: "The whole country continues our vigil for the people of Florida who are hunkered down through Hurricane Ian. "The storm's landfall yesterday brought surging seas and sustained winds over 150 miles an hour. "2.5 million Florida families and businesses are reportedly without power. Evacuation orders have been in place for more than 2 million… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Biden Administration Must Act Swiftly on Emergency Aid 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: "When the Senate votes today to fund the government, we'll also approve further emergency aid for Ukraine. "The Ukrainians have made remarkable progress in pushing back Russia's unhinged aggression. But the fight is far from over. They need more of the cutting-edge weapons that are helping them turn the tide. "Assisting Ukraine is not some feel-g… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Rising Crime, Record Homicides, and Open Borders

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: "Runaway inflation isn't the only crisis keeping American families up at night. "The last two years have seen law and order deteriorate across our country. Public safety has eroded. Violent crimes like murders and carjackings are breaking records. And our southern border has turned into a turnstile. "We have seen the violence and chaos firs… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Democrats Blocking American Energy, Raising Prices, and Draining our Emergency Reserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Families across America have felt the brunt of this all-Democratic government's failed energy policies. "When gas prices were skyrocketing, the Biden Administration insisted up and down they had no control over them. When the prices started to level off, the same politicians asked for a round of applause. "Funny how that works. "Here's what work… Continue Reading


09.28.22

McConnell Remarks on Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Ian: "First, this morning, the Senate and the entire country are watching the news and praying for the people of the great state of Florida, where a seemingly massive hurricane is poised to make landfall soon. "I understand the current forecasts suggest that Hurricane Ian may be both extremely powerful and unusually slow-moving - a terrible combi… Continue Reading


09.28.22

Democrats’ Total Control Has Produced Total Economic Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Two years ago, the American people elected a President who claimed he would govern as a uniting moderate. Underscoring that mandate, voters gave him unusually small coattails, the slimmest possible majority in Congress. "This all-Democratic government inherited an economy that was, by every account, already primed and ready for economic recover… Continue Reading


09.28.22

Democrats Abandon Phony Fig Leaf “Permitting Reform”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding permitting reform: "The path to keeping the government funded has been clear for weeks now. "The solution was always going to be a clean, bipartisan continuing resolution; negotiated by Senators Shelby and Leahy; without any unrelated partisan language jammed in. "Our Democratic colleagues tried to complicate things by jamming in a phony, partisan fig lea… Continue Reading


09.27.22

McConnell Remarks at Rules Committee on “Common Sense” Electoral Count Act Updates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the Senate Rules Committee hearing regarding the Electoral Count Act: "I'm pleased that we are where we are today. We're here to consider legislation that is necessarily detailed and complex. But the reason we are here is simple: After 150 years, the Electoral Count Act needs some modest updates. "Those of us on this committee know it. I believe that all our colleagues in the Senate… Continue Reading


09.27.22

McConnell Announces Support for Bipartisan Update to Electoral Count Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Electoral Count Act: "This afternoon, those of us on the Rules Committee will mark up a bipartisan package of updates to the Electoral Count Act of 1887. "I strongly support the modest changes that our colleagues in the working group have fleshed out after months of detailed discussions. "I will proudly support the legislation, provided that nothing… Continue Reading


09.27.22

Democrats’ Phony Fig Leaf “Permitting Reform” Would Make Things Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Last night, our Democratic colleagues released a draft short-term government funding bill. "Big parts of the draft are unobjectionable. Because they were negotiated across party lines. "Both sides of the aisle want to prevent a government shutdown that no one wants. Both sides want to keep resources flowing to disaster-stricken commun… Continue Reading


09.22.22

USCP Officer William Thomas

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 Officer William Thomas: "First, I was deeply saddened to learn that we lost a dedicated and long-serving member of the Senate family this week. Officer William Thomas of the United States Capitol Police passed away after a battle with cancer. He was only 38 years young. "Officer Thomas joined the force nearly fourteen years ago. He quickly b… Continue Reading


09.22.22

Democrats Attack First Amendment Instead of Addressing Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the DISCLOSE Act: "Democrats' reckless policies have stuck the American people with an inflation crisis, a border crisis, a violent crime crisis, and an energy crisis. "Today, this Democratic Senate majority is spending time on legislation that tackles none of those things. "They aren't addressing any of the problems that keep moms and dads up at night. … Continue Reading


09.21.22

Democrats’ Plan to Receive Less Criticism: Target the First Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the DISCLOSE Act: "Finally, with all these national crises hammering families, the Democratic majority is using the Senate schedule to demonstrate that they do not care. "The Democratic Leader is not spending floor time on a bill to combat Democrats' inflation crisis, or their immigration crisis, or their violent crime crisis, or their energy crisis. "Not… Continue Reading


09.21.22

Senate Can Do Better Than “Permitting Reform” In Name Only

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Democrats' runaway inflation includes skyrocketing costs to keep the lights on and to heat or cool homes. "We're also witnessing the dangerous vulnerabilities that Democrats in places like California have built into their electrical grids. "California Democrats have spent years putting 'green' lifestyle preferences ahead of the basic needs of wor… Continue Reading


09.21.22

Runaway Inflation Hurting States Whose Democratic Senator Voted to Cause It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, President Biden made a bizarre attempt to deny the American people's pain from Democrats' runaway inflation. "After the latest nationwide data reported that consumer prices are rising at 8.3%, year-on-year, the President suggested the country should be celebrating that they weren't rising even faster! "Workin… Continue Reading


09.20.22

Inflation Is Hammering States Where Both Democratic Senators Brought It On

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Washington Democrats' runaway inflation has caused a nationwide crisis. It's put working families and small businesses in a bind from coast to coast. "Since President Biden took office, inflation has shot up a staggering 13.2%. "For the average American household, this translates to hundreds and hundreds of extra dollars every month. Working o… Continue Reading


09.20.22

Liberal Jurisdictions Balk at Tiny Fraction of Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "Our overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection personnel have already encountered more than two million illegal immigrants and counting this fiscal year. "That is a larger group of people than the entire populations of 14 states. And this record-shattering two million apprehensions only counts the subset of people that were actually caug… Continue Reading


09.19.22

President Biden: Be Grateful My Inflation Isn’t Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week, the American people received yet another absolutely crushing inflation report. "More than a year after Washington Democrats' policies set off the worst overall inflation in 40 years, the prices of some of the most essential items for working families are skyrocketing at their fastest rates in a generation. "Electricity costs are ris… Continue Reading


09.15.22

Democrats Ignoring Americans’ Top Concern

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "This week's inflation report confirmed what working people across this country know all too well: "The costs of feeding a family and keeping the lights on have skyrocketed more quickly this past year than at any time since the wake of the Carter Administration. "A year and a half of crippling runaway inflation is the most important story to th… Continue Reading


09.14.22

McConnell on Ukraine’s Progress and Needed Next Steps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "It's been encouraging to see good news regarding the Ukrainian people's fight to defend and reclaim their sovereignty. "Latest reports indicate that Ukraine has recently liberated 2,400 square miles of their own territory from Russian hands. "The sight of a democratic nation beating back totalitarian aggression continues to inspire the free worl… Continue Reading

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