Remarks

01.13.22

U.S. Must Act With Urgency and Seriousness to Deter Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Finally, beyond our shores, there remains no shortage of forces who wish harm on America and our interests. "Senators will vote today on a measure to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2. "We can send a strong warning to Putin that he won't be allowed to use energy as a weapon. We can signal strong support for Eastern and Central European… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Biden Administration Must Refocus on Real Problems Facing American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American people's priorities: "A recent survey asked Americans for their view of the most important problems facing our country. "Of course, we know what Washington Democrats view as their top priority. President Biden and Senate Democrats have been shouting at the American people that an evil, racist anti-voting conspiracy will destroy democracy forev… Continue Reading


01.12.22

“Profoundly Unpresidential”

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 speech in Georgia yesterday: "Twelve months ago, a newly-inaugurated President Biden stood on the West Front of the Capitol and said this: 'My whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, and uniting our nation.' Yesterday, the same man delivered a deliberately divisive speech that was designed to pull our country … Continue Reading


01.11.22

Democrats’ Rule-Breaking Senate Takeover Would Silence Millions of Americans and Permanently Damage the Institution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Something disturbing is happening in Washington this week. "A group of politicians are trying to set aside election results, overrule American voters, and break our institutions to get a political outcome they want. "I'm speaking, of course, about the Senate Democratic Leader and the radical left. "The Senate Democrat… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Top Democrats Want to Take Over the Senate to Take Over Elections to Take Over America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "This week, on this floor, we are poised to witness something that has never happened before in living memory: An attempt to attack the core identity of the Senate by a sitting Senate Majority Leader. "The senior Senator from New York once said nuking the filibuster would, 'turn what the Founding Fathers called the cooli… Continue Reading


01.06.22

McConnell Delivers Eulogy for Senator Johnny Isakson

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following eulogy today at the funeral service for Senator Johnny Isakson: "Diane, Kevin, John, and Julie - "You know, in the U.S. Senate, a lot comes down to attendance. "Do you have the votes? Do you have a quorum? It's about who shows up. "Well, I haven't seen this big or bipartisan a group of Senators together off the floor since September. So what happened in September you're wondering? The annual Johnny Isa… Continue Reading


01.05.22

McConnell: U.S. and NATO Allies Must Stand Strong in the Face of Russian Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Over the holidays, Russian President Vladimir Putin's insatiable and unreasonable demands only grew. "So did Russia's threat to Ukraine, Europe, NATO, and our own interests. "Putin cannot be allowed to use force or the threat of force to further erode Ukraine's territorial integrity. "The West cannot be bullied into betraying our friends… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Democrats This Desperate for a Partisan Elections Takeover Must Be Denied It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' federal election takeover: "As 2022 gets underway, working Americans and their families are facing a steady stream of significant challenges. "The fastest-growing inflation in almost 40 years; violent crime rates that continue to rise, with many of our largest cities setting new all-time records for murders; a southern border that remains in cri… Continue Reading


01.04.22

McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding passing of Senator Harry Reid: "A week ago, the Senate lost a distinguished former colleague, and the state of Nevada lost an unparalleled advocate. "Senator Harry Reid's path to this chamber was a quintessentially American story. His incredible path from childhood poverty to the boxing ring to leading the U.S. Senate took toughness and tenacity. And in t… Continue Reading


01.04.22

American Families Need Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Stay Shelved

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: "Fortunately for the country, before Christmas, one of those far-left distractions was dealt a setback. "The Democrats' wasteful spending last spring helped ignite the worst inflation in 40 years. But our colleagues spent the rest of 2021 trying to assemble another, even bigger, even more reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading


01.04.22

Democrats Who Freely Used the Filibuster Want to Break Senate Rules for Election Law Takeover

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' federal election takeover: "When our colleagues' reckless taxing and spending spree began to falter, some Democrats started saying a totally different issue was actually their top priority. "If they don't get to blow $5 trillion on low-quality socialism, our colleagues are now demanding a consolation prize: Breaking the Senate's rules in order t… Continue Reading


01.04.22

What Pandemic Progress Has the Biden Administration Generated in 12 Months?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: "As the Senate begins this new year and new session, millions of Americans are yet again having life disrupted by a new and surging variant of the coronavirus. "Thus far, there is cause for optimism. The rapidly-spreading Omicron variant seems to cause milder disease than previous iterations. By now, a huge portion of our population … Continue Reading


12.16.21

McConnell Honors Departing Senate Bill Clerk Sara Schwartzman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor thanking Sara Schwartzman for her years of Senate service: "When the Senate does adjourn for the holidays, we'll also bid farewell to a talented Senate staff leader who's kept our institution running. "Sara Schwartzman is one of the Senate's finest. "Sara's been a familiar face - around the Senate and on the dais - for more than a decade. And the most visible parts… Continue Reading


12.16.21

McConnell Updates Senate on Kentucky Tornado Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "Western Kentucky is still reeling from last weekend's devastating storm. But support is rolling in from around the Commonwealth, our region, and the country. "Yesterday I spoke with the CEO of LifePoint Health. They operate ten hospitals in Kentucky including one in hard-hit Mayfield. "Miraculously, their Jackson Purcha… Continue Reading


12.16.21

Denied $4.9T Spending Spree, Democrats Call for Breaking the Senate and Packing the Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing institutions: "As cracks keep forming in the Democrats' reckless taxing and spending spree, some of our colleagues seemed to channel their frustration into even more radical attempts to attack our governing institutions. "In the span of a few hours, one Senate Democrat had renewed calls to 'nuke' the Senate and break the rules, and another publis… Continue Reading


12.16.21

Americans’ Christmas Wish: Stop the Reckless, Inflationary Far-Left 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: "Two in three Americans want the federal government to 'cut back on spending and printing money.' "But our Democratic colleagues spent the last several months trying as hard as possible to do the opposite. "Washington Democrats have spent months trying to borrow, print, and spend trillions more dollars, right in… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Amid Devastation and Grief, Kentuckians Lighting Beacons of Hope

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "In the aftermath of Western Kentucky's devastating tornado outbreak, I've maintained close contact with state and local officials. My staff has been on the ground since the outset of this crisis, helping residents access federal resources and keeping me up-to-date with any developments. "Toward the end of the week, I wil… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Democrats’ Reckless Spree: Steep Costs, and Bad Policy, Too

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: "I described yesterday how inflation is hurting families across the country. "Since then, yet another key economic indicator has set an unfortunate record: In the last year, wholesale prices grew at their fastest pace on record. "Anyone with a shred of sense knows this is the absolute wrong time to unleash a multi-trillion-dollar … Continue Reading


12.15.21

Bipartisan Defense Legislation Will Bolster Kentucky and the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "Today, the Senate will pass this year's National Defense Authorization Act by a big, bipartisan margin. "I've talked for weeks about the importance of this legislation given the global threats and international challenges that face our nation - from China to Russia to the fight against terrorists in the Middle East.… Continue Reading


12.14.21

McConnell Continues to Work with Local, Federal Agencies to Provide Kentucky Tornado Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "Kentucky is working to recover from the deadly storms and tornadoes. Each day brings new challenges. "Tens of thousands are still dealing with water, gas, or power outages. Families are in shock and grief over the loss of loved ones. "Rebuilding the areas of Kentucky leveled by this storm will take months, if not years,… Continue Reading

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