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10.07.21

Senate Moving Toward McConnell Pathway to Prevent Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Republican and Democratic members and staff have negotiated through the night in good faith. The Senate is moving toward the path I laid out yesterday to spare the American people a manufactured crisis. "All year, the Democratic government has made unprecedented and repeated use of reconciliation to pass radical policies on party-line vote… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Inflation Effectively Cutting Americans’ Pay While Democrats Plot More Spending

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: "Speaking of Democrats' reckless taxing and spending - "This unified government is behind closed doors brainstorming ways to make inflation even more painful for American families. "Their next reckless taxing and spending spree is packed with radical, left-wing policies and the biggest tax hike on the American p… Continue Reading


09.29.21

A Tidal Wave of Tax Hikes and New IRS Snooping

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: "The American people continue to hear about a steady stream of bad ideas that Washington Democrats are packing into their next reckless taxing and spending spree. There's one clear thread that ties them all together: "Pain for American families, and profit for our adversaries. "Hurting families and helping China… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Block McConnell Effort to Advance Debt Limit Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following statement today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Mr. President - "My colleague wants to discuss precedents from more than a decade ago. "But he and his colleagues have spent all year boasting that what Democrats are doing to the country and the economy is completely without precedent! "There is nothing normal about Democrats using reconciliation multiple times to blow a $5.5 trillion… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Inflation Already Hammering Families as Democrats Plot Yet Another Reckless Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Over the past several months, American families have had to contend with an historic amount of painful inflation. "This summer we saw the prices for core personal consumption soar at the fastest pace in nearly 30 years. Last month, the producer price index notched its steepest year-on-year jump in more than a decade. "Across the country, acros… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Meant to Turn Temporary Pandemic into Permanent Socialism

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: "Over the past year and a half, senior Democratic leaders decided the upheaval and hardship of a once-in-a-century pandemic was really a chance to justify radical, left-wing change. "This isn't me conjecturing. It's what they keep saying. "Right at the start of the crisis, March 2020, the House Democratic Wh… Continue Reading


09.20.21

As Democrats Go It Alone on Reckless Borrowing, They Will Need to Handle Debt Limit Alone

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: "Democrats have unified control of the Senate, the House, and the White House. Their strategy for all this 'transformational' borrowing, spending, and tax hikes was deliberately designed to include no Republican input and receive no Republican votes. "Since Democrats decided to go it alone, they will not get … Continue Reading


09.14.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Cover for Radical, Reckless, and Partisan Spending

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: "Quote: 'I do think we're in very serious danger of repeating almost all the mistakes of the 1960s and early 1970s.' That's Larry Summers, a senior advisor to two Democratic presidents, about the risks of inflation we face today. "As one report explained, quote, 'The former Treasury secretary has been warning… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


02.03.21

“No More Goalpost-Moving”: Time to Get America’s Kids Back In School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming budget resolution debate: "This pandemic has forced Americans to confront numerous and compounding tragedies. "Almost 450,000 Americans have been killed. Millions of livelihoods have been upended. "And millions of American kids, especially those who attend public school, have been robbed of an entire year - and counting - of proper school. "… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate to Pass Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "The Senate has accomplished a significant amount of business this week for the American people. We've made a big dent in the backlog of President Trump's well-qualified nominees for federal office. With respect to the judiciary, we've confirmed 13 impressive individuals to lifetime seats on the federal bench. And we've… Continue Reading


07.31.19

The Senate Needs to Pass the Administration-Pelosi Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "And of course, the Senate also needs to pass the bipartisan budget agreement secured by the administration with Speaker Pelosi. The deal we have in front of us is the product of extensive negotiations between President Trump's team and the Democratic House. I am confident it is not exactly the legislation that either s… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Senate Needs to Confirm More Judges, Confirm Key National Security Nominees, and Pass the President’s Funding Agreement This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's agenda: "The Senate has a lot of important business to attend to before we adjourn for the August state work period. As a reminder to all our colleagues, here's our considerable 'to-do list' for this week: Later this morning, we'll vote to confirm two more of President Trump's impressive nominees for district courts: Michael Liburdi for the District of… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Provide for the Common Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Today, we expect the House of Representatives will pass the two-year government funding agreement that the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi announced earlier this week. I stand with the president, who has publicly expressed his support for the agreement s… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Restore Readiness of Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Earlier this week, the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi reached an agreement to avoid a government funding crisis and provide for our armed forces. In the tough circumstances of divided government, they achieved the kind of deal that our national defense … Continue Reading


07.23.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Provide Necessary Funding to Rebuild and Modernize Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Yesterday, the administration informed congressional leaders that Secretary Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney, and Acting OMB Director Vought had reached a deal with Speaker Pelosi to prevent a government funding crisis and deliver on President Trump'… Continue Reading


08.01.18

John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to Become Law This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Now, this appropriations package is not the only important business the Senate's been working on this week. Yesterday, we passed an important extension of the flood insurance program and sent it to the White House for the president's signature. We confirmed the 24th circuit court nominee alre… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Infrastructure: A Bipartisan Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the release of the president's infrastructure proposal and budget request today: "Today, President Trump put forward his budget request for the next fiscal year. I look forward to reviewing the president's priorities. With a bipartisan funding agreement in place, Congress and the White House can now work together to begin rebuilding our military, improve care… Continue Reading

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