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07.30.21

A “Loud, Proud, Would-Be Gun Grabber” with Checkered Resume Should Not Run ATF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "The President has made an inexplicable choice in nominating David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "This nominee has a long track record of open hostility to law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights. "He is a loud, proud, would-be gun-grabber who has made it a personal mission to erode the Bill … Continue Reading


07.30.21

Democrats’ ‘Build Back Bloated’ is Costing Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "We learned yesterday that last quarter, our GDP finally regained its pre-pandemic level. "It's taken about a year of economic growth just to recover back to where we started. "Obviously we are still far below where our pre-COVID trajectory would have had us today. Before this hundred-year pandemic, Republic… Continue Reading


07.30.21

McConnell Tribute to Former Sen. Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI): "I am sorry to begin my remarks today with the third Senate eulogy for this week alone. "Last evening, we received word that our former colleague from Michigan, Senator Carl Levin, passed away at the age of 87. "Carl's fellow Michiganders elected and reelected him six times. "He was the longest-serving senat… Continue Reading


07.29.21

McConnell Mourns Former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove: "For the second time just this week, the U.S. Senate family must bid a sad farewell to a member of its alumni society. "Only six different individuals have served as Senate Parliamentarian since the position was formally established in 1935. It is a unique and remarkable position that seems to require un… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Amid Border Crisis that Includes COVID Surge, Democrats Want Amnesty in Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "As I've said before, Democrats' spree is reckless on multiple levels. We're all familiar with the staggering $3.5 trillion bottom line. We all know it would only amp up the painful inflation that's already hammering middle-class families, in large part because of the last partisan deluge of spending Democrats rammed through a few months … Continue Reading


07.29.21

McConnell: There Ought to be a Robust, Bipartisan Floor Process for Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Yesterday, I joined a number of my Republican and Democratic colleagues and voted to begin floor consideration of bipartisan compromise legislation for our nation's infrastructure. "Our country would benefit a whole lot from some targeted investment in the kinds of real, tangible projects that fit a commonsense definition of actual infrast… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Baffling Opposition to Strikes on Al-Shabab Terrorists Ignores the Facts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding terrorism: "Last week some of our colleagues expressed disapproval of US strikes against al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia. I find their views difficult to understand. "Al-Shabab poses a significant threat to US interests. But there's no need to take my word for it. "Late in 2019, the leader of al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group based in Soma… Continue Reading


07.28.21

If States’ Expansive Voting Laws are Anti-Democracy, the Left Will Also Need to Boycott Europe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "The massive taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through this summer has problems that go even beyond inflation, rising costs, and massive tax hikes. "The problem is not just Democrats' jaw-dropping $3.5 trillion price tag. It's also the long list of bad liberal policies that this reckless taxing and spending spree is supposed… Continue Reading


07.28.21

McConnell Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Security Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: "Yesterday, our colleagues Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Shelby announced a bipartisan agreement on emergency funding for several pressing security matters. "The Appropriations Committee set out to address three key priorities. "First: Reimbursing the costs incurred by the Capitol Police, the National Guard, and other law enforcement f… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree Packed With “Green New Deal” Goodies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While American families worry about rising costs, Washington Democrats want to embark on yet another reckless, multi-trillion-dollar taxing and spending spree. "Recent surveys show that more than 80 percent of Americans are somewhat or very worried about the rising cost of living. "And 73 percent say they're wo… Continue Reading


07.27.21

McConnell Mourns Former Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): "The Senate is stunned and grieving this morning. Our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi passed away last night following a serious bike accident this past weekend. "Mike was 77 years old and only about seven months into retirement. "Our friend was blessed with a great American life and he lived i… Continue Reading


07.26.21

With Americans’ Optimism Falling, Democrats Want Yet Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding spending: "American families are anxious and uneasy. "The share of Americans who feel optimistic about our country's direction has plummeted by almost 20 percent just since the springtime. "As recently as early May, nearly two thirds of Americans said they were optimistic about the direction of the country. That was the highest figure that survey had reco… Continue Reading


07.26.21

Senate Praying for Former Sen. Mike Enzi After Serious Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding former Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): "This weekend, we received news that our friend and former colleague Mike Enzi was involved in a serious accident while riding his bike. "Mike's colleagues on both sides of the aisle were sorry enough to see him depart the chamber and begin his well-earned next chapter just a few months ago. "Mike and Diana were a fantasti… Continue Reading


07.22.21

U.S. Must Keep Helping our Partners Fight Terrorists in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iraq: "Next week, President Biden is set to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. "This meeting comes at an important moment for our shared efforts toward peace and security in Iraq and the region. ISIS has been significantly weakened in Iraq and Syria after years of shared efforts, but the terrorist organization remains a grave threat. "And … Continue Reading


07.22.21

Where Are Democrat Russia Hawks as Biden Administration Reportedly Green-Lights Putin Pipeline?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Russia: "Last year, on a broad and bipartisan basis, Congress passed sanctions that were designed to block Russia from completing its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. "The Biden Administration recently waived these sanctions to allow the pipeline to move forward. "And now it appears the Administration has cut a 'deal' with Germany that will allow the pipel… Continue Reading


07.22.21

With Border Already in Crisis, Democrats Want Amnesty in Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "With COVID-19 cases ticking up across our nation, with some bureaucrats and elected leaders talking about re-imposing various measures on the American people, the Biden Administration continues to let illegal immigrants pour across our southern border. And reportedly they are considering loosening our border security even more. "Remembe… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Iran-Backed Attacks and Foiled Kidnapping Plot Deserve Consequences, Not Accommodation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "Earlier this month, the FBI uncovered a plot by Iranian intelligence operatives to kidnap a journalist and vocal critic of the regime from her home in New York. "Let me say that again: Iran tried to abduct a U.S. citizen right here on American soil. "For years, Masih Alinejad has made a habit of getting under the mullahs' skin. She's called out inj… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Family Farms in the Crosshairs of Democrats’ Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax increases: "President Biden campaigned on a pledge not to raise income taxes on the vast majority of Americans. "But the latest reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are cooking up would crush our country with a historic set of sweeping tax hikes. "Here's one of the targets in their crosshairs: Family farms. "It appears our colleagues' pl… Continue Reading


07.21.21

McConnell: Today’s Procedural Vote Will Fail Because the Bill Doesn’t Exist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, the Democratic Leader appears to be intent on calling a vote that he knows will fail. "For several weeks now, Republican and Democratic Senators have been working together, trying to assemble a bipartisan package for our nation's infrastructure. "It's an important and complex subject. They're talking about big projects and big sums… Continue Reading


07.20.21

As Senate Refills Crime Victims’ Fund, Leaders Must Also Fight Surge in Violent Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "Later today, the Senate is set to do some bipartisan legislating. "In 1984, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which includes an important federal program called the Crime Victims Fund. "When criminals who commit federal crimes are charged fines and penalties, some of that money flows into this Fund. "It goes to state-level programs that h… Continue Reading

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