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09.14.22

Democrats Celebrate Inflation and Market Plunge With White House Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The American people's number-one priority is the runaway inflation that is smashing their family budgets and crushing our economy. "Yesterday, the latest inflation report showed that soaring prices are still completely out of control. "Inflation has totaled 13.2% since the day President Biden took office. "We've just had the worst 12 months f… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Democrats’ Inflation Keeps Pummeling Families with Worse-Than-Expected Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Just a few minutes ago, yet again, the American people received a monthly inflation report that was even worse than the expert predictions. "The expectation was that Democrats' runaway inflation might finally begin to level off. The topline inflation rate was expected to fall. Instead, yet again, the opposite happened. Overall inflation was up … Continue Reading


09.12.22

Democrats Ignore Economic Challenges They Created for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the latest monthly update on the Democrats' inflation. "But of course, the American people hardly need government statisticians to explain to them that Washington Democrats' reckless spending has sent prices skyrocketing. "Working families have been feeling this pain in their pocketbooks every sing… Continue Reading


09.08.22

Democrats Taking California’s Energy Failures Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "I've been talking all week about the ways that liberal policies hurt American families in their daily lives. "After two years of total Democrat control in Washington, we've seen how reckless spending comes home to roost in the form of decades-high inflation and shrinking paychecks for working Americans. "We've seen what happens when one of our tw… Continue Reading


08.01.22

Democrats Want Job-Killing Middle-Class Tax Hikes in a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When it comes to our economy, American families do not trust this Democratic Party government one bit. "Nearly 90% of Americans are feeling anxious about inflation. 28% approve of how President Biden is handling it. Only 22% think things will get any better after another year on his watch. "Americans' distrust of Democrats stands to reason. … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Democrats Who Created Inflation and Recession Want Giant Job-Killing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax hikes and inflation: "Minutes ago, new data confirmed what a supermajority of Americans already knew: Democrats have plunged America into a recession. "According to official statistics, the U.S. economy just shrank for the second consecutive quarter. Democrats inherited an economy that was primed for an historic comeback and promptly ran it straight in… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Democrats’ Spin Isn’t Helping Americans’ Inflation Pain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economy: "Here's how Washington Democrats are describing the American economy. "From the White House last month, 'robust economic progress under President Biden's leadership.' "According to President Biden himself, our economy has, 'unique strengths that we can build on.' That it was, 'providing important breathing room for American families.' And that it… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Democrats’ Attacks on the Supreme Court Are Reckless and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "All week long, I've been discussing the historic Supreme Court term that wrapped up late last month. "Over the course of several months, a textualist and originalist majority issued the most consequential victories for our Constitution since the Court overturned Plessy v. Ferguson with Brown v. Board in 1954. "It was the best Supreme C… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Democrats’ Failed Energy Policies are Hurting Americans and Helping China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Yesterday's CPI report told Americans what they already knew all too well: the disastrous effects of Washington Democrats' spending binge last year still have our economy in a vice grip. "Year-on-year, inflation has hit 9.1% for the first time since the fallout of the Carter Administration. And the signs are inescapable. Price hikes on everyt… Continue Reading


07.12.22

As Inflation Hammers Small Businesses, Democrats Float Huge Small Business Tax Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "We all know inflation and the economy are the biggest problems facing Americans today. "The New York Times released a poll yesterday showing a full 93% of working-age Americans are dissatisfied with the state of our economy. "We are a big and diverse country. 93% of Americans hardly ever agree on anything. But Democrats are unifying the coun… Continue Reading


07.11.22

Democrats Want to Tax Working Americans into Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "'People have literally become poorer, by any concept, over the last year… It should not be a mystery why people are worried.' "That was top liberal economist, Jason Furman, last month. And he was right on both counts. "Democrats' reckless inflationary spending has already slapped what amounts to a gigantic tax hike on working American… Continue Reading


06.22.22

Inflationary Gas Tax Gimmick Won’t Hide Democrats’ Policy Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the gas tax gimmick: "This morning, the Biden Administration announced another ineffective stunt to mask the effects of Democrats' war on affordable American energy: Calling for a holiday in the federal gas tax. "This ineffective stunt will join President Biden's other ineffective stunt on gas prices: emptying out the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that we ne… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Biden Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies Are Fueling Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "Tomorrow, President Biden will host the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. "Meanwhile, working Americans will continue to face the consequences of his disastrous energy and climate policies. "While President Biden and his team have declared a holy war on America's domestic production, average gas prices have soared to over $5. By… Continue Reading


06.07.22

Soaring Gas Prices, Runaway Energy Costs, and Dependence on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "In 2019, while running for the White House, President Biden made a public promise: 'I guarantee you we're going to end fossil fuels.' "Once in office, he wasted no time starting down that path. And working families are paying the price. "During the previous Administration, under Republican policies, our nation became a net exporter of oil for the… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Democrats’ Economy: Harder to Fill the Tank, Harder to Get By

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "In America, inflation has topped 5% every month for the past year. The consumer price index continues to hover at levels our economy hasn't seen in four decades. "And as we head into Memorial Day weekend, the American people have become reluctant experts in its painful, real-life effects. "The average working family is now spending the equival… Continue Reading


05.24.22

“Biden Plan” Has Bought Americans Historic Hardships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On the campaign trail, Candidate Biden made some big promises for America's economic recovery. His campaign published 'The Biden Plan to revitalize Main Street and invest in small businesses' and another 'to give America's working families the tools, choices, and freedom they need to build back better.' "So, just how have working families and s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Record High Gas Prices Reflect Democrats’ Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding gas prices: "Today, the average price that American families pay for regular unleaded set an all-time high for the tenth day in a row. Ten straight days of record-breaking gas prices. "Getting to work, running errands, driving to church, visiting loved ones, hitting the highway for a modest family vacation - all of it costs 88% more at the pump today than … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Americans Accurately Blame Democrats’ Policies for Bad Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "The American people know our country is hurting. "One national survey just found that only 22% say our country is headed in the right direction. "Seven in 10 Americans just told another poll that our nation's economy is 'in poor shape.' "The worst inflation in 40 years is fleecing American consumers, from the gas pump to the grocery store. … Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… Continue Reading

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