Remarks

12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Obsession Has Left Congress With An Overload of 11th-Hour Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business and impeachment: 'It's no secret that Washington Democrats have been itching to impeach President Trump since the moment he took the oath of office. Remember the Washington Post headline on Inauguration Day in 2017: "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun". 'Just a few months later, in April 2017, one leading House Democrat ha… Continue Reading


12.10.19

McConnell: It’s “The 11th Hour” for Crucial Legislation After Months of Democrats’ Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: 'As we enter the final weeks of 2019, two things seem to be true here in Congress. 'Number one: Our Democratic colleagues, particularly in the House, seem eager to pour the vast majority of their time and energy into their three-year-long journey to impeach the president the American people elected. 'And, as a consequence, number two: C… Continue Reading


12.09.19

McConnell: “It Will Require Consent and Cooperation” to Finish Legislation That Impeachment Has Stalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: 'As the end of the year approaches, and the House Democrat majority continues to pour their time and attention into impeaching the president, a number of key legislative items remain outstanding. 'For weeks, my Republican colleagues and I have been pleading with our Democratic colleagues in Congress to put aside their impeachment obsessi… Continue Reading


12.05.19

McConnell Defends Religious Liberty in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and religious freedom: 'While we wait for our Democratic colleagues to let this legislation move forward, the Senate's used the time to confirm more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal courts. Some of my friends across the aisle complain that we devote too much time to nominations. 'Well, first, I'd remind everyone that distr… Continue Reading


12.05.19

“All Impeachment, All The Time” As Democrats Block Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: 'For weeks now, Republicans have been asking Democrats to take off their impeachment blinders and let Congress legislate for the American people. We've argued that American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'This very morning, Speaker Pelosi gave a s… Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: Let’s Get Serious About Funding the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding essential funding for the government: 'Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training and … Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: I’ve Been Proud to Stand With Hong Kong for Decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: 'On Sunday, as we Americans savored the holiday weekend and gave thanks for our liberty, the people of Hong Kong once again took to the streets to demand their own. Many waved American flags. 'Hong Kongers are continuing to speak up for the freedoms and the autonomy that Beijing has slowly tried to erode. As long as Beijing does not relent, it loo… Continue Reading


12.03.19

McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA): 'The Senate has set today aside to honor our distinguished colleague, the senior Senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson. 'It's been about three months since Johnny announced he'd retire at the end of December. Since then, I think we've all been taking stock of everything our dear friend has accomplished and everything he mean… Continue Reading


12.03.19

Democrats Continue to Obsess Over Impeachment While Obstructing Everything Else

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and passing NDAA: 'This week, House Democrats are continuing their three-year-long quest to impeach the president and continuing to obstruct urgent bipartisan legislation. 'This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. … Continue Reading


11.21.19

Democrats Blocking Bipartisan Defense, Trade Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Washington D.C. and the cable news channels have spent this week fixating on House Democrats' impeachment hearings. "A few months ago, Speaker Pelosi was saying she was not 'for impeachment' unless it was 'bipartisan.' But even after the resolution codifying House De… Continue Reading


11.20.19

American Families, Job Creators Waiting on Speaker Pelosi to Allow USMCA Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor urging House Democrats to pass the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada trade agreement (USMCA): "Earlier this week, I got to attend the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives' annual meeting. The group represents 26 co-ops across Kentucky, particularly in rural communities. "We talked about the positive trends for what you might call 'middle Americ… Continue Reading


11.20.19

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding unanimous Senate support for the people of Hong Kong: "Yesterday, the United States Senate spoke up forcefully and clearly for the brave people of Hong Kong. We unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. "As the author of the original United States - Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, and somebody who has advocated for Hong Kongers for decad… Continue Reading


11.19.19

McConnell Addresses Protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in the Middle East: "I spoke yesterday about the courageous people of Hong Kong who are standing up to Beijing and speaking out for their freedoms. But Hong Kongers are not alone in bravely speaking up at this time. "The Middle East continues to be swept by widespread and cross-sectarian demonstrations. In Lebanon, in Iraq, and in Iran, millions are… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Focus Must Remain on Appropriations Process to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government and defense, process nominations, pass USMCA: "My colleagues are well familiar with my repeated calls for bipartisan progress in funding the federal government. For more than two months, as the appropriations process idled at partisan roadblocks, I've pointed out just how straightforward this entire proces… Continue Reading


11.18.19

McConnell: Chinese Communist Party Must Not Make Hong Kong a ‘21st-Century Version of Tiananmen Square’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional support for the people of Hong Kong: "In the last few days, the reports and images coming out of Hong Kong have become even more disturbing. The police crackdown on Hong Kongers who are standing up for their freedom and their region's autonomy has intensified. "University campuses now literally look like war zones, with government forces laying… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


11.14.19

Election Security Defenses Are Stronger, Crucial Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Last Tuesday was Election Day in dozens of states and localities, including my home state of Kentucky. But there was one important aspect of Election Day that didn't get much attention: Unlike in 2016, last week's elections were not marred to the same extent by foreign interference from our nation's adversaries. And neither were the 2018 m… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Democrats Focus on Impeachment Instead of Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense funding: "As my colleagues know, I have no qualms about spending floor time on the personnel business. Our Democratic colleagues have made it necessary by subjecting this president's nominees to unprecedented, systematic delays and obstruction. "And so the majority has been willing to do things the hard way. We're giving the American people the gover… Continue Reading

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