Remarks

10.26.23

McConnell On Lewiston Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding last night’s shooting in Lewiston, ME: “I was devastated to hear the news last night of a deadly shooting in Lewiston, Maine. I know the entire Senate stands behind our colleagues, Senator Collins and Senator King, as they help their state marshal its response. “We pray especially for the victims of this senseless violence, for their families, and for the … Continue Reading


10.25.23

McConnell: ‘Terror And Self-Defense Are Not The Same Thing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism and the war on Israel: “It’s been eighteen days since the brutal terrorist attacks of October 7th. “Eighteen days since savages confronted the world with the depths of human depravity… “Since one of the oldest forms of hatred in human history reared its ugly head… “Since radical Islamic terrorists reminded us they pose a persistent threat t… Continue Reading


10.25.23

Senate Taking Important Step Toward Full-Year Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: “Government funding is set to run out in 23 days. “We have a responsibility to keep the lights on and avoid the disastrous effects of a shutdown. We also need to make serious headway toward the full-year funding process that the nation actually deserves. “This week, thanks to a lot of hard work from Senator Collins, Senator Murray, and our… Continue Reading


10.24.23

Admin. Response To Border Crisis Failing To ‘Historic And Catastrophic Degree’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “Over the weekend, the southern border crisis set a sobering new record. In the past year, CBP conducted more border apprehensions than in any year on record. “Officials reported more than 2.4 million apprehensions since last October. And this number doesn’t even count the illegal entries that actually evaded authorities. “Most… Continue Reading


10.24.23

McConnell Urges Support For Israel, Cautions Against Terrorist Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “In the coming days and weeks, the Senate will work urgently to address several major, related threats to the American people, our allies, and our interests at home and abroad. “After Russia’s escalation against Ukraine last year, the savage Iran-backed terrorist attacks on Israel once again reminded the civilized world of the persistent evil that … Continue Reading


10.19.23

McConnell Honors Retiring Senate Historian Betty Koed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Betty Koed: “I’d like to take a minute to thank an all-star member of the Senate community as she departs on a well-deserved retirement. “For the past 25 years, recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of the U.S. Senate has been Betty Koed’s top responsibility. As Senate Historian, Betty has immersed herself more than pretty much anyone in the lore … Continue Reading


10.19.23

The United States Can’t Afford To Take A ‘Holiday From History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for our allies: “There is evil in the world. And for the better part of the last century, America and our allies were squarely in its crosshairs. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that. “On September 12, 2001, George Will coined the phrase, saying that the free world’s ‘holiday from history’ was over. When Russia escalated its lawless invasion of Uk… Continue Reading


10.18.23

McConnell to Corporate Media, Academia: No Time For False Moral Equivalence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for Israel: “The barbaric terrorist attacks of October 7th have elicited two distinct sorts of reactions in the West. “Most reasonable people have responded to the slaughter of innocent Israelis with utter horror, fervent prayer, and strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself. “The overwhelming majority of Americans think the United States… Continue Reading


10.18.23

McConnell Urges Senate To Shield Small Businesses From Biden Admin. Red Tape

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding regulatory overreach: “Today, the Senate will vote on a Republican resolution to chip away at yet another example of the Biden Administration’s runaway regulatory state using the Congressional Review Act. “The junior Senator from Louisiana, Senator Kennedy, has put forward a measure that would block a proposed rule at the Consumer Financial Protection Bure… Continue Reading


10.17.23

President Must Convey Support To Israel, Credible Deterrence To Iran

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 trip to Israel: “I was encouraged to hear that President Biden will visit Israel tomorrow. “As the Jewish State mourns the victims of the barbaric October 7th attacks, and as Israeli forces continue their work to root out the terrorists responsible, it is important for the President to represent Israel’s closest ally and bear witness to t… Continue Reading


10.17.23

McConnell: ‘Israel’s fight is the fight of the entire civilized world.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today to a gathering of American Jewish leaders regarding support for Israel: “Thank you very much. And thank you for coming to Washington. Like everyone here, I am deeply saddened by the circumstances surrounding this gathering. “I stand with the people of Israel, in their grief and their pain, as they face down existential evil. And I stand with you, and with Jewish communities around the … Continue Reading


10.17.23

Senate Must Make Headway on Full-Year Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “One month from now, Congress will face another deadline to avoid a lapse in federal government funding. Between now and then, the Senate needs to do our part to pass as many full-year appropriations bills as we possibly can. “First in line is the minibus legislation that would send critical resources toward supporting America’s farmers… Continue Reading


10.16.23

McConnell: America Must Reaffirm Commitment to Israel’s Security In Face Of Terrorist War

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for Israel: “Since the Senate last convened, terrorists have sent shockwaves through the civilized world with savage, cold-blooded violence. “On October 7, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad desecrated Israeli soil and tore apart Israeli families with utterly medieval brutality. “Like ISIS, terrorists from Gaza turned peaceful homes and neighborh… Continue Reading


10.04.23

McConnell Honors Speaker Kevin McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Kevin McCarthy: “I’d like to begin today with a few words about my House counterpart, Speaker Kevin McCarthy. “Shepherding an institution like the House of Representatives - every bit as stubborn and diverse as the nation it represents - is a tall order. “Getting a slim majority pointed in the same direction at any one time can seem like nothing s… Continue Reading


10.04.23

Even Democrats Begin To Realize That Bidenomics Is Failing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “I spoke yesterday about the list of urgent and unfinished business Congress has to address in the coming weeks. We’ll start with resuming our work on full-year appropriations - to invest in critical infrastructure, take care of America’s farmers, and continue modernizing our military to contend with adversaries like China. “But we’ll also nee… Continue Reading


10.03.23

McConnell to Soft-On-Crime Democrats: Americans Deserve To Feel Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business: “I’d like to begin today by welcoming our newest colleague, Senator Laphonza Butler of California. “As the Senate continues to mourn our late friend and colleague, Dianne Feinstein, I know the people of California are grateful for Senator Butler’s willingness to serve. “And I know our colleagues join me in welcoming her. “Now, on another… Continue Reading


09.30.23

With Government Funded, Important Business Remains

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “With just hours to spare, the Senate is now in a position to prevent a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown. “As I’ve said for weeks, the clearest path forward has been to pass a straightforward, short-term funding extension that gives us time to continue a number of important discussions about outstanding priorities: “From sec… Continue Reading


09.29.23

Congress Has Opportunity To Avoid Shutdown, Continue Important Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “Congress has until tomorrow night to pass a straightforward, short-term funding extension and avoid a federal government shutdown. “All this week, and every time we’ve found ourselves in this situation before, I’ve offered my colleagues the same warning: “Shutting down the government doesn’t help anybody politically. “It doesn’t make… Continue Reading


09.29.23

Senator Dianne Feinstein

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 Senator Dianne Feinstein: “I know how we always refer to each other as ‘my friend from’ whatever state it is. Honestly, frequently that’s not true. But Elaine and I were actual friends of Dick and Dianne. Elaine served on a corporate board with Dick for a number of years. When they were in town together we would frequently have dinner togethe… Continue Reading


09.28.23

McConnell: Override Biden Vetoes Of Property Rights, Infrastructure, American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act resolutions: “This week, the Senate will have the opportunity to push back one more time on a pair of short-sighted Biden Administration policies with major consequences for small businesses and landowners across America. “Earlier this year, thanks to the leadership of our colleagues, the junior Senator for Kansas and the junior Se… Continue Reading

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