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08.07.21

McConnell Urges More Amendment Votes on Infrastructure

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 Senate will decide whether to move the bipartisan infrastructure bill closer toward a final vote. "Like I've said before, I am quite confident that out of 100 United States Senators, there are 100 of us who believe this bill is imperfect. "This isn't exactly the bill I would have written on my own, in my office, and 99 of my co… Continue Reading


08.02.21

McConnell Congratulates Senators on Bipartisan Progress, Urges Robust Floor Process on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "A number of our colleagues in both parties worked through the weekend to finalize their draft agreement on a major bill for our nation's infrastructure. "I want to thank the Senators who have worked hard and long to get this effort this far already. I'm confident that out of the 100 of us who serve in this body, 100 of us will be able to f… 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


07.21.21

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


06.24.21

Democrats Pull the Rug Out from Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiators with “Unserious Demands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Earlier today, a bipartisan group of infrastructure negotiators took the results of their efforts to President Biden. "It was an encouraging sign of progress after leading Democrats had gone out of their way to slow the process. "Remember: At first sign of an agreement last night and then again this morning, both the Democratic Leader and… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Democrats Need To “Get Serious” On Infrastructure Spending To Achieve Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "This morning, the Labor Department announced that it had observed the largest uptick in prices since the depths of the Great Recession in 2008. And core inflation had reached a nearly three-decade high. "The latest data reinforce what too many Americans have been experiencing firsthand: the Biden Administration's partisan spending bill has… Continue Reading


06.09.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Should “Follow Senate’s Productive Example” on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "I was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Biden had walked away from negotiations on infrastructure spending with Senator Capito. "For several weeks, the Ranking Member of the EPW Committee has been engaged in good faith on finding common ground with the Administration. She's led several of our colleagues in exhaustive efforts t… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Bipartisan Progress on Transportation Infrastructure Shows Path the Administration Should Follow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, two Senate committees will consider and vote on two very different pieces of legislation. "In the Russell Building, the Environment and Public Works Committee just approved a bipartisan bill, led by Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito, to invest in better roads and bridges for the American people. "This would be the first maj… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Opportunities for Bipartisan Progress if Biden Administration Seeks Common Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's meeting at the White House: "This morning, I'll be joining the three other Congressional leaders to meet with President Biden at the White House. There's no shortage of important business to discuss. "The President campaigned on a promise that his agenda would unite a divided nation. And he inherited a favorable situation. Vaccines were flooding Am… Continue Reading


04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Biden’s First 100 Days: The Far Left Is Calling the Shots

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's first 100 days in office: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. "I'll be there. And like my fellow Kentuckians watching at home, I'll be curious to hear how the President tries to square his rhetoric with his Administration's actions over the past 100 days. "Back in January, many Americ… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Democrats’ Spending Proposal is Neither an “Infrastructure” Plan nor a “Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "It's been nearly a month since the Biden Administration rolled out its so-called "infrastructure" plan. It quickly became clear their proposal mainly focused on everything but the things normal people call "infrastructure." "The day this plan was introduced, the White House's messaging document mentioned the words "climate" and "union" mor… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Experts: Democrats’ “Infrastructure” Bill Would Cost More Than $800,000 Per New Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' "infrastructure" proposal: "$865,000. "That is roughly the cost of every new job the White House claims their so-called "American Jobs Plan" would create. Eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. "This is how the math shakes out if you use the most favorable estimates that the Biden Administration itself prefers. Figures reported by B… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Election Law and Infrastructure Deserve Bipartisanship, Not Democrats’ 'Trojan Horse Tactics'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming legislative priorities: "The Senate returns today from a state work period. We got to meet with constituents in our home states and hear firsthand about their most pressing concerns. "Unfortunately, back here in Washington, Democrats continued to roll out new reasons for the American people to worry. "The week before last, the Biden Administratio… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ “Cousin of the Green New Deal” Is “Not Going Anywhere in the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats: "While the Senate maintains the serious approach that builds bipartisan successes like the CARES Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the House Democrats appear addicted to pointless political theater. "Well, our absentee neighbors have finally arrived back in the Capitol - and they've wasted no time resuming old tricks. "The Speaker ha… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate passage of disaster assistance funding legislation: "All week, Chairman Shelby and a number of our colleagues worked tirelessly to get a supplemental funding agreement for disaster relief over the finish line. He has prepared one thoughtful, good-faith, compromise offer after another. "In fact, this has been going on for months now. Compromise offer after… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senate Will Not Adjourn Without Voting to Fund Communities Hit by Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "As I have stated, the Senate will not adjourn this week until we have voted on legislation to deliver long-overdue relief funding for communities that have been hit hard by natural disasters. None of my colleagues need to hear me recite yet again why action in this area is such an important priority. Why it is so urgently ne… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Americans Across the Country Struggling to Rebuild from Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "Several of our Senate colleagues and their counterparts in the House are continuing to zero in on long-overdue legislation to deliver additional help to Americans all across our nation who are struggling to rebuild from natural disasters. This ought to have been a fairly straightforward process. We shouldn't need to explain … Continue Reading


05.21.19

McConnell: Time to Deliver Resources for Disaster Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "As I've discussed many times here on the floor, powerful natural disasters have recently devastated communities across America. Many are still in need of aid as they struggle to rebuild. My colleagues know all too well the destruction brought states across the Southeast and Gulf coasts, and Puerto Rico, by a bad hurricane sea… Continue Reading

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