Remarks

05.03.23

Democrats Choose Chickens and China Over American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional resolutions: "Today, the Senate has two more opportunities to roll back this Administration's overreach and red tape. "The first resolution is from our colleague Senator Marshall. It builds on bipartisan efforts to remedy a hugely painful side effect of the Endangered Species Act that is holding American farms, ranches, and other small busine… Continue Reading


05.03.23

“President Biden Has Been M.I.A.”

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: "Months of inaction from President Biden have left our nation drifting toward economic disaster. "His own Administration says our nation is only weeks away from a debt crisis. But there has been a total absence of presidential leadership. President Biden has been M.I.A. "First the President said he would not negotiate unless Speaker McCart… Continue Reading


05.02.23

The Biden Administration Must Support Ukraine with Strength and Urgency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "There was a remarkable exchange yesterday when a Russian reporter tried to put false words in Speaker McCarthy's mouth about alleged Republican opposition to helping Ukraine defeat Russian aggression. "Well, the Speaker put him in his place and shut him down. He reminded everyone of his ongoing support of aid to Ukraine, and of Republicans' commi… Continue Reading


05.02.23

Democrats Add to Growing List of Attacks on the Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Judiciary: "Today, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are holding a hearing that's ostensibly about 'Supreme Court Ethics Reform.' "Really, it's just another chapter in Washington Democrats' three-decade-long campaign to undermine the federal judiciary at any cost. "There were the absurd smear campaigns aimed at jurists like Robert Bork and … Continue Reading


05.01.23

McConnell Remembers Janet Mullins Grissom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Janet Mullins Grissom: "Over the weekend, our nation lost an outstanding public servant, and I lost a dear friend of nearly 40 years. "Janet Gardner Mullins Grissom was a proud daughter of Louisville, a trailblazing government leader, and my very first Chief of Staff here in the Senate. She passed away at the age of 73. "I believe Janet was a 29-year-old … Continue Reading


04.26.23

Republicans Aim to Stop Biden Administration’s War on Truckers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the emissions CRA: "Today, the senior Senator from Nebraska will advance a resolution to push back on the Biden Administration's war against American energy and industry. "Senator Fischer's resolution responds to the Biden Administration's new plan to hike already stringent vehicle emissions standards even higher. "This latest rule on nitrogen oxide emiss… Continue Reading


04.26.23

Democrats’ Latest Attack on the Courts: Threaten Their Security Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rule of law: "In the last several years, Democrats have given many dramatic speeches about our country's norms and institutions. About the rule of law and the health of democracy. "But the sad irony has been this: The same political left that's shouted so loudly about norms, institutions, and the rule of law has kept trying to steamroll these principle… Continue Reading


04.25.23

It’s Past Time for President Biden to Negotiate with Speaker McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "For over two years, the Biden Administration has failed to attend to some of the most basic governing duties. "Stable prices, secure borders, and safe streets are three of the most fundamental responsibilities that a government owes its people. "But Washington Democrats neglected the basics for their pet priorities. "They spent trillions of… Continue Reading


04.20.23

Julie Su Has a Track Record of “Epic Failure”

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 nominations: "The Biden Administration's reckless economic policies have hurt American workers and families from the beginning. "Right from the start of their one-party government, Democrats used party-line votes to light trillions of dollars on fire and supercharge inflation that's still hammering this country today. "After two years of… Continue Reading


04.19.23

Republicans Want More American Energy Dominance. Democrats Want Less.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "We are two years into this latest chapter of Washington Democrats' war against domestic energy. "America spent decades working toward affordable, reliable, energy independence. And Democrats have tried to reverse it all. "Less exploration for American oil and gas. More dependence on immoral Chinese supply chains. "Even as the left wants Big Gove… Continue Reading


04.18.23

Senate Republicans Will Not Help Democrats Push Through Their Least-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee: "I want to address an extremely unusual request that our Democratic colleagues have made with respect to the Judiciary Committee. "Our dear friend Senator Feinstein is a titanic figure and stateswoman. Elaine and I have been honored to count the Senator and her late husband Dick as close personal friends. We miss our colleag… Continue Reading


04.17.23

McConnell on Return to Senate and Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his return to the Senate and the economy: "Mr. President, it's good to be back. "I want to thank all my colleagues for the warm wishes they shared over the past few weeks. "Suffice to say - this wasn't the first time that being hard-headed has served me well! "We are truly lucky and blessed to get to serve in this remarkable institution, represent our ho… Continue Reading


03.08.23

President Biden’s Flip-Flop on D.C. Crime Bill is Too Little, Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "A man stabbed to death in a public library. "A woman kidnapped and mugged in broad daylight. "A construction worker assaulted by suspects who fled in a stolen car. "That's just a small sampling of life in Washington D.C. in recent months. "Carjackings and car thefts have become a daily routine. Homicides are racking up at a rate of four … Continue Reading


03.08.23

Democrats’ Voting Rights Hysteria Has Zero Basis in Reality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting rights: "There is a regrettable and unpresidential thread that's been woven throughout the whole Biden presidency. "Whenever this President finds himself facing bad headlines, he tries to change the subject by fearmongering about civil rights and voting rights and pretending that we're in the 1950s and '60s. "Remember early last year, when the full… Continue Reading


03.07.23

Democrats More Concerned With Bad Press Than Violent Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "One month ago, the Biden Administration published an official statement opposing Republicans' bill to block a disastrous new soft-on-crime law here in our nation's capital. The Administration was on the record against it. "Then the overwhelming majority of House Democrats voted against our commonsense resolution when it passed the House. "… Continue Reading


03.06.23

McConnell on Middle East: Administration Must Strengthen American Power, Presence, and Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "A number of Senate Republican colleagues and I recently met with America's allies and partners across Europe and the Middle East. "I spoke last week about our message to NATO and our friends in Europe: How the West confronts Russia's invasion of Ukraine today will shape the future with respect to not just Russia, but China and Iran as well… Continue Reading


03.01.23

Biden Administration Adds to Growing List of Unqualified Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: "The quality of President Biden's judicial nominees has been in the headlines recently - for all the wrong reasons. "Recently the White House celebrated their 100th judicial confirmation with a bizarre press release that spent less than one sentence talking about legal qualifications before devoting five paragraphs to the nominees' de… Continue Reading


03.01.23

After Meeting Allies, McConnell Reemphasizes Importance of Ukraine Aid

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, Senate Republican colleagues and I visited our allies and partners in Europe. We both reassured them of America's commitment to strength and leadership, but also urged them to invest and engage more in security and the trans-Atlantic alliance. "Our allies are coming around to the realization that security assistance to Ukraine is not j… Continue Reading


02.28.23

Democrats Want to Control Everything — Except Runaway Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "Crime in our nation's capital is out of control. Washington D.C. has already seen about three dozen homicides in just the first two months of the year - a 35% increase over last year's pace. "There have been more than 1,300 thefts from autos - a 25% increase over last year's pace. "And more than 1,100 thefts of motor vehicles, including ca… Continue Reading


02.28.23

Democrats’ Plan to Politicize and Devalue Americans’ Retirement Accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding politicized pension plans: "Washington Democrats' reckless spending has embedded painful inflation deep in our economy. "Runaway prices are making families' monthly budgets harder to balance. And as interest rates rise, the financial markets where millions of Americans invest their life savings are becoming more volatile. "Short-term bond yields are tradi… Continue Reading

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