Remarks

02.25.19

Senate to Consider Another Well-Qualified Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee to serve on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Miller: "This week the Senate will resume our work in the personnel business by considering yet another of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Eric Miller has been chosen to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached on Border Security, Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "Last night, our colleagues Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy filed the final text of a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agreement. For the past couple weeks, in conference with their House counterparts, they've worked in good faith to reach a compromise to address urgent priorities, including funding for o… Continue Reading


02.13.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Would Turn Bipartisan FEC Into a Partisan Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "As I alluded to earlier this week, I have a feeling this Congress is just getting started discussing Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1. I, for one, am eager to continue shining the spotlight on the Democrat Politician Protection Act and asking why, exactly, Wa… Continue Reading


02.13.19

McConnell on Border Security, Government Funding: It’s Time to Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "Yesterday, Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, and their House counterparts continued finalizing their legislative proposal to fund the government. Their negotiated solution would wrap up this year's appropriations process and avoid another partial government shutdown. As our colleagues hammer out the final deta… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Includes a Taxpayer Bailout for Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Last week, the House began the hearing process of Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1, the Democrat Politician Protection Act. I've already touched on several of its outlandish and problematic provisions. I want to focus today on one corner of the craziness. It'… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. And later today, we'll vote to pass it. The lands bill is the product of over 100 pieces of legislation addressing the management and preservation of some of our nation's most precious natural areas. "It touches every state, features the input of a wide c… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Bicameral, Bipartisan Agreement Funds Border Protection, Completes Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "First, I want to thank and congratulate our colleagues who have been working hard to secure a bipartisan, bicameral solution to complete the appropriations process and fund the government. It had been clear to everyone that, in order to reach an agreement, our Democratic colleagues would have to walk away from two… Continue Reading


02.11.19

House Democrats Add Poison-Pill Demand to Border Security Funding Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "As recently as a few days ago, our government funding discussions seemed to be in a pretty good place. Bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on finishing out the year's appropriations process seemed to be on track. We appeared headed toward a compromise result that could have provided much-needed investments in borde… Continue Reading


02.07.19

The Democrat Politician Protection Act: A Solution to An Invented Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "In the days since House Democrats began arguing for a massive federal takeover of America's elections, we've heard a lot of dramatic claims about the state of American democracy. Speaker Pelosi has denounced, quote, 'devious vote-suppression schemes.' The Democrats' … Continue Reading


02.07.19

Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act Would Help Communities Across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Today, the Senate officially turned to the Natural Resources Management Act. It's a broad, bipartisan package of 100-plus distinct land bills with importance to nearly every member of this body. I'm certainly one of them. This comprehensive legislation includes two initiatives I introduced with my House colleagues Andy Barr and H… Continue Reading


02.07.19

William Barr’s Qualifications and Job Performance Speak for Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, William Barr: "Today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are meeting to advance a number of judicial nominees and the president's choice for Attorney General here to the Senate floor. In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead … Continue Reading


02.06.19

President Calls on Congress to Walk Together Along a Higher Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding last night's State of the Union Address from President Trump: "Last night, the president shared a hopeful vision of a bright future for America. In part, he reminded us, that future is bright because of big steps we have taken together in the past two years to move this country forward. Steps like the historic tax reform that has helped middle-class families across Am… Continue Reading


02.05.19

McConnell: The State of Our Union is Strong and Growing Stronger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's legislative agenda and President Trump's State of the Union address tonight: "Yesterday the Senate took another step toward delivering an important package of legislation. We passed my amendment to the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act and voted to advance the bill, both by wide bipartisan margins. S.1 represents the broad consensus of… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Senate Continues Work on Foreign Policy Legislation, Natural Resources Bill Up Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, the Natural Resources Management Act and America's thriving economy: "For the past week now, the Senate's been considering a package of legislation to strengthen our nation's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israe… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Babies Born in U.S. Should Have Their Right to Life Respected, Receive Necessary Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Later today, the junior Senator from Nebraska will give the Senate the opportunity to address an issue of profound moral importance. I understand that he plans to ask consent to pass legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. I… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Democrats Seeking Power Over Our Nation’s Elections Through the Democrat Politician Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Earlier this week I began discussing H.R. 1, House Democrats' marquee bill for the new Congress. I've stated this week that it really adds up to one big, expensive partisan power grab. An effort to centralize more control over Americans' speech and Americans' voting … Continue Reading


01.31.19

Senate Democrats Continue Foreign Policy Debate Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Earlier this week, Senate Democrats stopped filibustering the important legislation before us. They finally joined Republicans and voted to advance these measures to renew our commitment to Israel, deepen our coop… Continue Reading


01.30.19

H.R. 1: A Democrat Political Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Yesterday, I spoke for the first time on a subject that House Democrats have crowned their signature effort for this Congress -- H.R. 1, also known as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act.' Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are advertising it as a package of urgen… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Senate Democrats Still Trying to Block Crucial Foreign Policy Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "As I've discussed several times, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act is a consequential legislative package that would strengthen vital partnerships and reaffirm our active role in matters … Continue Reading


01.29.19

“The Democrat Politician Protection Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives are beginning the committee process for a bill they're saying is their party's signature priority for this Congress. They are so focused on this legislation that they've given it the ceremonial designation of H.R. … Continue Reading

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