Remarks

10.16.19

While Democrats Indulge Three-Year-Old Impeachment Obsession, Senate Republicans Ready to Deliver Real Progress for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "I mentioned yesterday the contrast between our work here in the Senate and what's transpiring in the House of Representatives. On this side of the Capitol, we are focused on working for the American people. "We are overcoming Democrats' historic delay tactics and obstruction to confirm more of the president's impressive nominees for the… Continue Reading


10.15.19

McConnell on Turkish Escalation: ‘This Violence Needs To End’

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the situation in Syria: "I know I speak for many of our colleagues on both sides of the aisle in expressing my grave concern at the events that have unfolded in Syria in recent days. "Turkey is our NATO ally. Yes, it hosts millions of Syrian refugees and has legitimate security concerns about the situation in Syria. But Turkey's escalation of hostilities with… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading


09.26.19

McConnell: The American People Deserve to Have an Excellent Trade Deal in Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "Almost exactly one year ago, the administration announced the most significant trade deal in a generation: A landmark agreement with Mexico and Canada to strengthen two of our nation's key trading relationships. The USMCA is the most consequential update of trade policy on this continent in a quarter-century. A h… Continue Reading


09.25.19

McConnell: Democrats Should Not Create “False Choice” Between Border Security and Military Construction Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border and the need to fund important military projects: "Earlier this year, President Trump led the federal government to recognize our insecure southern border for what it is - a national emergency. A humanitarian and security crisis. Congress had heard plea after plea for more border security funding. We'd heard from seni… Continue Reading


09.25.19

While House Democrats Indulge Impeachment Obsession, Senate Republicans Focused on American People’s Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Pelosi's impeachment inquiry announcement: "Yesterday evening, Speaker Pelosi announced the House of Representatives will begin what she called 'an official impeachment inquiry.' But really, we know that House Democrats have been indulging their impeachment obsession for nearly three straight years now. A never-ending impeachment parade, in search of a ra… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Far-Left Socialist Ideology Becoming Increasingly Mainstream in Democratic Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' socialist agenda: "The productive, bipartisan work that needs to happen here in the Senate will stand in stark contrast to the choices made by House Democrats across the Capitol. Over there, it seems as though far-left socialist ideology is increasingly becoming mainstream Democratic Party doctrine. And rather than roll up their sleeves and work w… Continue Reading


09.24.19

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Short-Term Government Funding This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "The Senate continues making headway in the personnel business. It's still too bad that our Democratic colleagues continue to insist on cloture votes, floor time, and roll call votes for the kinds of uncontroversial nominees who have ordinarily travelled by voice vote for past adm… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell: Senate Intelligence Committee Work Should Remain Free from Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a recent whistle blower allegation relating to Ukraine: "The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has long worked on a bipartisan basis, in secure settings, out of the public spotlight to conduct critically-important oversight of classified and sensitive matters. So I have been disappointed to see my colleague the Democratic Leader choose to politicize the Comm… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Democratic House Continues to Churn Out One Left-Wing Messaging Bill After Another

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House Democrats' socialist agenda: "While Senate Republicans continue to seek bipartisan solutions, the story on the other side of the Capitol has been a little bit different. Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic House continue to neglect opportunities to find compromises that might actually become law, and instead churn out on one left-wing messaging bill after a… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell on Appropriations: I Remain Hopeful We Can Get Process Back on Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "This week, the Senate will consider more of the president's choices to fill important positions in the federal government. Too many important seats have continued to gather dust, two and a half years into this presidency, due to systematic Democrat obstruction. "The president d… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate Democrats Continue to Block Critical Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Here's what happened on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon: Senate Democrats blocked this year's funding for our national defense. They voted it down. We can't move the legislation forward. Democrats blocked the funding our commanders need to keep pace with Russia and China. Democrats blocked money for the tools and training that our… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Our Nation Continues to Make Incredible Strides Toward Energy Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the importance of American energy independence: "We're closely monitoring events in the Middle East following that provocative and dangerous Iranian attack on Saudi energy facilities, which included the largest oil processing facility in the world. As I said on Monday, Iran's reckless behavior is not just a threat to the region, but to the entire global economy, a… Continue Reading


09.18.19

McConnell Urges Democrats Not To Filibuster Critical Funding for Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Today, the Senate will have an opportunity to take the first procedural step toward keeping the federal government funded and open. At the end of July, the White House and the Speaker of the House reached an agreement to guide the appropriations process. Both parties, both chambers, and both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue agreed to … Continue Reading


09.17.19

Senate Begins Process to Advance First Set of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "The American people deserve for the federal government to spend their money in a considered, deliberate fashion. And until very recently, we have been on track to conduct a smooth, regular appropriations process for this year. More than a month ago, leaders in both parties, in both chambers, and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue… Continue Reading


09.16.19

McConnell on Democrats’ Latest Attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an unsubstantiated allegation made this weekend against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "For anybody who's been reading the news the past few days, it's probably felt a little like Groundhog Day. Because, over the last couple of days, leading Democrats have tried to grab onto yet another poorly-sourced, thinly-reported, unsubstantiated allegation … Continue Reading


09.16.19

Defense Funding Should Not Play Second Fiddle to Political Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "This weekend saw a brazen attack by Iran on a critical oil facility in Saudi Arabia. This is not just an isolated drone strike with the prospect of regional escalation, but an attack with significant repercussions for the entire global energy market. We are fortunate that advances in U.S. oil and gas production have made the U.S. … Continue Reading


09.12.19

McConnell Speaks in Support of Regular Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks at today's hearing in the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the need to fund the government: "Well colleagues, I thought the hard part was going to be reaching the caps agreement this summer. Obviously, we have very different priorities on both sides, but we struggled through that, the Speaker and the president finally reached an agreement. And I hope we won't get so bogged down her… Continue Reading


09.11.19

‘September 11th Changed Our Way of Life’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "For eighteen years, today's date has held a tragic meaning. September 11 is a day of mourning, a date stained by the terrorist murders of so many innocent people in New York, Arlington, and Pennsylvania. Each passing year, the reality is still shocking. The wounds are still painful. Each year we rememb… Continue Reading


09.11.19

McConnell Thanks Ambassador John Bolton for Service as National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor thanking Ambassador John Bolton for his service as National Security Advisor: "As he departs the position of National Security Advisor, I want to thank Ambassador John Bolton for his many years of valuable service to our country. Personally, I have always appreciated John's candid and clear advice. He possesses something crucial - the ability to understand the world the way… Continue Reading

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