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05.26.16

Senate Democrats Need to Stop Blocking Defense Bill That Supports Veterans, Servicemembers, Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The men and women who sign up to defend our nation don't ask for much, but our nation certainly asks a lot of them. They sacrifice on our behalf every day. They deserve the kind of support that the National Defense Authorization Act before us can provide. It will honor commitments to veterans, service members, and their familie… Continue Reading


05.26.16

More Unaffordable Premium Increases Thanks to Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare: "Here is the headline too many Kentuckians had to wake to this morning, 'Health insurance rate hike requests average 17 percent in [Kentucky]' "The story noted that these double-digit premium increases continue 'a national trend of hefty hikes as insurers adapt to a market reshaped by President Barack Obama's signature health care law.' "In other words,… Continue Reading


05.25.16

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Stop Delaying Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "After two days of needless delay from across the aisle, this morning we'll vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the National Defense Authorization Act, and hopefully adopt that motion quickly thereafter. This critical defense bill passed committee on a strong bipartisan basis, there's no reason for further delay f… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Obamacare: Bad News, Premiums Spike for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Last week, Senators came to the floor to highlight the continuing broken promises of Obamacare. We did so in the shadow of proposed double-digit Obamacare premium increases in states across the country, everywhere from Tennessee to Oregon to New Hampshire. "Americans have gotten further bad news since, including Obamacare premium spikes t… Continue Reading


05.24.16

McConnell Encourages Senate to Help Middle Class by Overturning Obama Regulatory Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a legislative measure that would protect working families and smaller savers from the latest burdensome regulation by the Obama Administration: "This Administration has been on a long regulatory march for years now, and too often, its regulations end up hurting the very Americans they purport to help. "Though issued in the name of greater equality, it's actually the… Continue Reading


05.23.16

McConnell Praises Reauthorization of Adam Walsh Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate passed the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act today. The legislation will bolster efforts to prevent future sexual assault crimes and help victims receive justice. It was sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and passed by a vote of 89-0. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted that the authorization for this important legislation expired in 2011, but was revived under a new chairman, Sen. Grassley. "It was disheartening to watch reauthorizatio… Continue Reading


05.23.16

Republican-Led Senate Advances Important Bipartisan Measures; Zika Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate passage of appropriations bills to improve transportation and housing infrastructure and care for veterans: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed two more appropriations bills by a large bipartisan majority. Both bills passed out of committee with unanimous support, were subject to hours of debate and deliberation, and included the input of Democratic a… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Bipartisan Appropriations Process Continues in Republican-Led Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding appropriations bills for improving care for veterans, transportation and housing infrastructure, and to help address Zika: "Senators have been working diligently this week, continuing our efforts to advance American priorities and responsibly fund important programs through the appropriations process. We've made good progress so far: The Senate already passed one … Continue Reading


05.18.16

McConnell: Obamacare is No Laughing Matter for the Millions Who Suffer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare's continued attack on the Middle Class: "A video recently surfaced that should concern all of us. It was three of President Obama's former speechwriters laughing it up. They were reminiscing about the time they apparently helped mislead the American people with a line that would one day become Politifact's Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan,… Continue Reading


05.18.16

The Schumer Standard, Biden Rule, Mikva Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' 'pretend hearing' on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy: "Last week, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee said that some would like to do 'some sort of a pretend hearing' on the President's Supreme Court nomination. He went on to dismiss that idea by noting that the Senate 'is not a pretend office.' Apparently he was overruled. "Later today, Demo… Continue Reading


05.17.16

McConnell: We’ll Continue Moving Forward with the Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's record progress on appropriations bills in 40 years: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed by an overwhelming majority the first appropriations bill of the year - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "The Republican-led Senate did so in record early time. We began consideration of an annual appropriations bill this year at th… Continue Reading


05.16.16

McConnell Honors National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring law-enforcement officers in Kentucky and across the country who keep our communities safe: "This week we commemorate National Police Week and pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law-enforcement officers who keep our country and our communities safe. We're grateful for their service and their sacrifice. We benefit from their pledge to serve, protect, and defend… Continue Reading


05.11.16

McConnell on Obama Economy: It’s Clear We Need a Change to Get America Moving Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate back to work for the American people: "After much hard work, research, and deliberation from both sides of the aisle, we're closer to having an opportunity to pass the first funding bill of the appropriations season - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "I know members have had some differences in opinion about an amendment authored … Continue Reading


04.28.16

McConnell to Senate Democrats: ‘Do Your Job’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats blocking the appropriations process with a filibuster: "Let me quote to you from a letter I recently received from our colleagues across the aisle: We are writing to reiterate our interest in working cooperatively to facilitate the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations process…As we see it, restoring the regular order promises not only a more open a… Continue Reading


04.27.16

Obamacare Continues to Hurt Middle Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare: "It's been six years since the flawed health care policies of Obamacare were signed into law. And six years later, my office continues to receive stories from Kentuckians who are reeling from the negative effects of this partisan law. "Take for instance the heartbreaking story from one middle class husband and father of two from Covington who … Continue Reading


04.26.16

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Bill Important for American Energy, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of the energy security and water infrastructure appropriations bill: "When the new majority resolved to get the Senate back to work, we knew we'd have to get committees functioning again first. We believed that would be critical to helping members on both sides rediscover their voices and find common ground - and then develop real stakes in the outco… Continue Reading


04.25.16

Back to Work: Republican-Led Senate Kicks Off Week with Bipartisan Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate consideration of appropriations bills: "The top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee recently said that the energy security and water infrastructure funding legislation before us marks an 'excellent kickoff' to the appropriations process. "'This is the first bill of the Appropriations Committee to come to the floor,' she said, and 'it signals that we a… Continue Reading


04.21.16

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate's legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership: "This week we've seen what can be accomplished on behalf of the American people with a Senate that's back to work under the Republican majority. We just passed two broad, bipartisan bills aimed at protecting c… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Senate Notches More Accomplishments Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan FAA reauthorization and energy bills: "Under a new Republican majority, the Senate is getting back to work and progress is being made on behalf of the American people. "We saw another example of that yesterday, when we passed the most pro-passenger, pro-security FAA reauthorization in years. "It's the product of dedicated work from Senat… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Broad, Bipartisan Bill Will Significantly Update American Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Republican-led Senate will have another opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation - legislation aimed at modernizing American energy policies. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of more than a year's worth of work by the Energy Committee Chair, Senator Murkowski, and Ranking Member Senator Cantwell. "… Continue Reading

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