McConnell Welcomes Senate Back to Work
‘We still have some work to do - and with some cooperation from both sides, we’ll get it done.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding wrapping up the 114th Congress:
”We’ve had a regularly scheduled election in this country every two years since 1788, right on time. This year’s campaign was long and it was tough. I think everyone’s glad it’s over. I think Americans are ready to come together and move the country forward.
“As President Obama reminded us, ‘[We're] all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We're not Democrats first. We're not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We're patriots first.’
“And now, as he put it, we are all rooting for the president-elect’s success in uniting and leading the country.
“I again want to congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory. I again want to thank the American people for placing their trust in this Senate majority and in the House majority too.
“Speaker Ryan and I had productive discussions with the president-elect last week. We’re both looking forward to working with him.
“But first, there is work to be done in the current session of the Senate.
“We’ll welcome some new members — beginning with orientation this week.
“We’ll bid farewell to some dear colleagues.
“We’ll finish the work that remains before us.
“So welcome back everyone.
“We still have some work to do – and with some cooperation from both sides, we’ll get it done.”
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