Remarks

08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading


08.10.20

McConnell Condemns Arrest of Jimmy Lai

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "This weekend brought more unsettling news in the ongoing struggle for Hong Kong to preserve any shred of its civil liberties and self-governance. "One of the region's most prominent pro-democracy advocates, Jimmy Lai, was arrested yesterday for alleged violations of the so-called "national security" law imposed by Beijing. "Last year, after an h… Continue Reading


08.10.20

“Democrats Said ‘Our Way or the Highway’”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "I had hoped that this week, the Senate would be busy providing more coronavirus aid. Chairmen and ranking members would be working overtime, across the aisle, to finalize another major pandemic relief package for the American people. "After all, there are so many important ways in which American families need help, and which Democrats say t… Continue Reading


08.06.20

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we … Continue Reading


08.05.20

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch.… Continue Reading


08.05.20

McConnell Extends Senate’s Condolences to the People of Lebanon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's explosion in Beirut: "First, I extend the Senate's condolences to the people of Lebanon, following yesterday's horrific explosion in Beirut. Reports indicate that at least 100 have died and more than 4,000 others were injured. "The Lebanese people have seen more than their share of tragedy. Civil war. Syrian occupation. Terrorism and assassinatio… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Democrats Won’t Budge From Far-Left Wish List to Get COVID-19 Relief to Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Another day has come and gone in this once-in-a-century national battle for our country. "Yesterday, more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus. "Yesterday, more doctors and nurses worked long shifts on the front lines, fighting to heal strangers and limit a national death toll that now… Continue Reading


08.03.20

“It’s Time for the Democratic Leadership to Get Serious About Making Law for the American People”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID relief: "Last week, the Senate Democratic Leader brought an end to the additional federal benefit for unemployed workers. Republicans tried multiple times to extend the money, including at the same dollar level that our colleague himself said he wanted. But the Democratic Leader blocked it all. "This is the dynamic on the Democratic side that killed th… Continue Reading


08.03.20

McConnell Urges Seriousness and Unity on Election Security, Not Partisan Cherry-Picking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "This week, officials from the Intelligence Community, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security will brief us on foreign efforts to influence our politics and elections, and how the Administration is defending us. "Every one of our colleagues should attend one of these sessions. "Sharing sensitive threat information with Congress … Continue Reading


08.03.20

McConnell Addresses the Tragic Deaths of Nine American Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Navy-Marines tragedy: "The Senate mourns the tragedy that we now know took place Thursday off the coast of Southern California. "According to official reports, nine American servicemembers -- eight Marines and one sailor -- died during a training exercise. "These young servicemembers were all between the ages of 19 and 23. It is heartbreaking. "The uni… Continue Reading


07.30.20

“We’ve Had Enough Empty Talk. It Is Time to Go on the Record”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this afternoon on the Senate floor regarding the expiration of unemployment insurance: "On Monday, Republicans introduced a trillion-dollar proposal to give American families more coronavirus relief. "Most urgently, Republicans want to continue a federal supplement to state unemployment insurance, which is set to expire tomorrow. "If our Democratic colleagues had acted with the urgency that s… Continue Reading


07.30.20

With COVID-19 Assistance Set to Expire, Democrats Say ‘Let Them Eat SALT’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "On Monday, Senate Republicans released a starting proposal for another major pandemic rescue package. "Here's what we want to do: "Continue a federal supplement to unemployment benefits that is otherwise about to expire. "Send thousands of dollars more in cash to American families. "Keep funding the Paycheck Protection Program to prevent m… Continue Reading


07.29.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “The Country Needs Action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "When the Senate passed the CARES Act back in March, we were trying to prepare the nation for economic paralysis and the medical battle of the century at the same time "Hospitals, healthcare providers, small businesses, and working families needed help fast. And the Senate stepped up in historic fashion. "For months, our legislation has helpe… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “Republicans Are Ready to Govern”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. "Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back to April, and until we have a vaccine, we can't go back to normal eithe… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Outlines Historic Relief Proposal for “An Important Crossroads in this Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "COVID-19 has killed nearly 150,000 Americans. "It has caused mass layoffs on an historic scale and left 17 million people out of work. "It has thrown the lives and the trajectories of our nation's children and young adults into uncertainty. "Our nation stands now at an important crossroads in this battle. "American families' historic sacri… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Delivers Rotunda Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today paying tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "In his memoirs, John Lewis described a childhood home that was quite different from the place he lies today. "That farmhouse in Pike County, Alabama, had no running water or electricity. It stood on the first land his father's family had ever owned, in a part of the country where segregation had led to almost-total isolation along racial… Continue Reading


07.23.20

McConnell: CARES 2 is Tailored Precisely for this Phase of the Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding CARES 2: "As I said Tuesday, our nation stands at a critical midway point in our fight against the coronavirus. "We made it through the springtime lock-downs. Americans' sacrifices saved our medical system. And the Senate's historic CARES Act helped millions of families make it through. "But this terrible virus is still with us. It kills more Americans ever… Continue Reading


07.22.20

McConnell Defends Free Expression and Civil Discourse in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding freedom of expression: "Since the spring, our nation has engaged in important conversations about racial justice in policing. "Most people understand that continuing our nation's tremendous progress toward justice does not mean battling against American principles or American history. Progress means fulfilling our values, not attacking them. "And yet, a gro… Continue Reading

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