Remarks

03.16.22

McConnell on Ukraine: “Here Is What President Biden Should Be Doing Right Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "This morning, members of Congress received an update on the situation in Ukraine directly from President Zelensky. "His presentation was powerful and heart-wrenching. It reinforced our sympathy, our outrage, and our resolve. "President Zelensky's courage and leadership have earned the attention and admiration of the entire free world. "He has m… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Why Did Pro-Court-Packing Radicals Want Judge Jackson Specifically?

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: "What can the Senate conclude about a Supreme Court nominee from the nature of their fan club? "That's a question the Democratic Leader answered very clearly a few years back. "In 2005, Senator Schumer accused future Chief Justice John Roberts of being, 'embraced by some of the most extreme ideologues in America.' Our colleague continue… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Bipartisan Opposition to President Biden’s Radical Fed Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Reserve: "There is bipartisan Senate opposition to Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Biden's radical and unacceptable nominee to the powerful Federal Reserve Board position of Vice Chair for Supervision. "Runaway inflation is hammering American families. Democrats' reckless policies have backed the Fed into a tricky corner. Just this morning, the n… Continue Reading


03.15.22

“American Strength Is Not the Provocation. American Weakness Is.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "American strength is not a provocation. "American strength secures deterrence and peace. It is American hesitancy and weakness which our adversaries see as an invitation. "It's a simple fact. We have re-learned it the hard way many times in our history. It should form the cornerstone of any Administration's foreign policy. "But every day brings ne… Continue Reading


03.10.22

McConnell on Supporting Ukraine: “Strength Is Not A Provocation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Over the last few days, the Biden Administration's confusing mismanagement and mixed signals surrounding the Ukraine crisis and the West's response has again spilled out into public view. "Here's the pattern. Time and time again, throughout this crisis and the months preceding it, the Administration's first instinct has been to resist strong and … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Bipartisan Government Funding Bill Contains Big Wins for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral government funding agreement that will enable crucial investments in our national defense. "Putin's war on Ukraine is just one manifestation of the major, long-term threats to American security and American interests posed by major competing powers like Russia and China. "So, absolut… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Long Predates Putin’s War on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Washington Democrats are trying to pull off a political spin job for the ages. "Everybody knows that gas prices and energy costs have been soaring sharply for many months. Working families know all too well that gas prices and utility costs have been rising throughout President Biden's tenure. "Just this morning, we learned that inflation set yet… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Democrats’ War on American Energy Hurts Families and Cuts Our Global Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "The price of gas jumped more in the past week than in any week on record. "This began long before Russia invaded Ukraine. Even before that, families across America were paying dramatically higher gas prices than they faced when President Biden took office. "I expect our Democratic friends will now try to blame the entire increase in prices… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Ukraine Aid Cannot Move “At the Speed of Bureaucracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "As I mentioned yesterday, Senators had the chance to hear directly from Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, over the weekend. He and his constituents, the brave people of Ukraine, have won hearts and minds across the world. "Their pain is Putin's fault. But - as I and others warned for weeks before the invasion - that pain has been compounde… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Rumored Iran Deal Would Mean “Choosing Weakness in the Middle East”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "The eyes of the American people and the entire world are fixed on Eastern Europe. Vladimir Putin is continuing his unjustifiable invasion of a sovereign country and his unprovoked killing of innocent people. "Over the weekend, Senators were honored to speak electronically with Ukraine's brave leader, President Zelensky. His courageous leadership has… Continue Reading


03.03.22

President Biden’s Mandate Threatens Rural Americans’ Access to Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding : "Our nation faces serious challenges to our citizens' health and wellness. COVID-19 has been one of them. Abuse of illegal drugs and prescription pills is another. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are ever present. "Many of these health crises hit Middle America especially hard, and specifically rural America. "Data show that rural Americans are disp… Continue Reading


03.03.22

McConnell Remarks on Meeting With Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding : "Yesterday morning, I hosted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the President's nominee to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, in my office. "I was glad to meet with Judge Jackson. We enjoyed a cordial discussion. Like I've been saying, Republicans fundamentally believe the nominee, the Court, and the country all deserve better than the disgraceful di… Continue Reading


03.02.22

McConnell Honors Departing State Office Manager Angie Schulte

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Angie Schulte: "One of the occupational hazards of Senate service is having to say goodbye to truly remarkable staff professionals. "I've already been through this rodeo with Angie Schulte. All the way back in 1988, this dedicated caseworker left my office for the nonprofit sector. "But back in 2010, I leapt at the chance to hire Angie back as my State Of… Continue Reading


03.02.22

President Biden Needed To Pivot — But Chose Not To

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 State of the Union Address: "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning high marks. "But that is not the reality in which we live. "Democrats spent the last 12 months making major, painful policy … Continue Reading


03.01.22

One Year In, Biden Administration Owes Americans a Major Course Correction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sate of the Union: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address. "One year into his term, the American people have a lot of questions they'd like answered. "Why Democrats plunged ahead with reckless spending that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Why violent crime and illegal immigration are setting all-time records.… Continue Reading


03.01.22

McConnell to Meet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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: "Last week, President Biden announced his choice to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson was confirmed less than a year ago to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Now every Senator must carefully evaluate Judge Jackson's record, legal views, and judicial philosophy. "The nominee… Continue Reading


02.28.22

McConnell Pays Tribute to Richard Blum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Richard Blum: "I was saddened to hear this morning that Richard Blum, the husband of my friend and colleague Senator Feinstein, has passed away following his fight with cancer. "For 30 years, Elaine and I have been privileged to cross paths with Dianne and Dick in a number of ways, both professional and personal. It was always a great pleasu… Continue Reading


02.28.22

McConnell Remarks on Sen. Jim Inhofe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jim Inhofe: "Last week, our distinguished colleague the senior Senator for Oklahoma, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, announced he'll retire from the Senate at the end of this Congress. "By this autumn, Senator Jim Inhofe will have been a stalwart champion for Oklahomans and a hugely impactful Senator for 28 years. He has led cru… Continue Reading


02.28.22

With World in Crisis, Democrats Focus on Extreme and Unpopular Abortion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding radical pro-abortion legislation: "With a cascade of major crises testing our country, Senate Democrats are prioritizing a show vote on mandating nine months of abortion on demand across America. "Senate Democrats want to go on the record supporting the radical and massively unpopular proposition that we should have functionally no restrictions on abortion… Continue Reading


02.28.22

Putin Has Again Invaded Another Sovereign Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Last week, Putin again invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country. "Sadly, it was long clear that attempts to invoke genteel international norms would not move this self-styled Tsar. "Putin only cares about norms insofar as he wants to rewrite them. He only cares about the peaceful international order insofar as he wants to disrupt… Continue Reading

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