Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes 115th Congress
‘We know that the coming days are going to require hard work and cooperation from both sides. But, if we work together, we’ll be able to continue a record of achievement for our constituents, for our states, and for our country.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the opening of the 115th Congress:
“I’m pleased to welcome back familiar faces and express warm greetings to new ones.
“On the Republican side, that includes Senator Young of Indiana and Senator Kennedy of Louisiana.
“On the Democratic side, that includes Senator Duckworth of Illinois, Senator Cortez Masto of Nevada, Senator Hassan of New Hampshire, Senator Harris of California, and Senator Van Hollen of Maryland.
“To each of our incoming Senators, I hope you enjoy these ceremonies with your families and colleagues as you embark on your Senate careers.
“The Senate has a lot of work ahead, but for now, I would encourage each of our members who have just been sworn in to take a moment to celebrate the rich tradition of this day.
“For those who served last Congress, you should be proud of what the Senate was able to accomplish on behalf of the American people.
“There’s much more to do now, and I’ll have more to say on that tomorrow.
“We know that the coming days are going to require hard work and cooperation from both sides. But, if we work together, we’ll be able to continue a record of achievement for our constituents, for our states, and for our country.”
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