McConnell Highlights Bipartisan Senate Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments:

“Last election, the American people chose a new direction with a new Republican majority in Congress.

“We’ve been working hard ever since to get Congress back on their side and back to work.

“Over the past year:

“Americans have seen committees up and running again.

“Americans have seen bills passing again.

“Americans have seen meaningful, bipartisan bills being signed into law again.

“Americans have also seen members of opposing parties working together to make progress on important issues.

“From trade to Medicare to cybersecurity, we’ve seen examples of it this year on some of Washington’s stickiest issues.

“We saw the Senate pass a bipartisan, multi-year highway bill this summer, 65 to 34.

“The Republican Chairman and Democrat Ranking Members worked closely to bring this about.

“We also saw the Senate pass a bipartisan replacement for the broken No Child Left Behind law this summer, 81 to 17.

“I’d like to thank Sen. Alexander and Sen. Murray for working closely across the aisle on that achievement.

“These represent significant accomplishments for the new Congress and significant wins for the American people. After all, some pundits said Washington could never take these issues on at all.

“But we did, and now we expect to finish Congress’ work on them in the coming days.”

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