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12.14.21

The Worst Inflation in Four Decades

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: "Washington Democrats' printing, borrowing, and spending addiction is directly hurting American families. "Two thirds of the American people - a supermajority - are worried about inflation. "About half the middle class and 70 percent of low-income families say soaring prices have personally hurt their household.… Continue Reading


12.13.21

McConnell on Devastating Kentucky Tornado Damage

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tornados in Western Kentucky: "The tornadoes that hit Kentucky this past weekend were some of the most widespread, severe, and devastating in our state's history. "It is still difficult to comprehend the vast scope of this storm. Nearly forty tornadoes touched down across six states. One tornado in Kentucky stayed on the ground for over 200 miles. This … Continue Reading


12.09.21

Bob Dole Honored at the “Epicenter of Our Democracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Bob Dole: "Today, the Capitol is once again hosting a hallowed tradition. "The United States Congress just solemnly welcomed late friend, colleague, and leader Robert J. Dole one final time. This most distinguished soldier-statesman now lies in state at the epicenter of our democracy. "Our nation has bestowed this honor only 33 times in its histor… Continue Reading


12.09.21

Democrats’ Toddler Takeover Cuts Choices, Raises Costs, & “Insults the Diversity of American Families”

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: "On Tuesday, I shined a spotlight on Washington Democrats' proposed 'toddler takeover.' "They want to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in order to upend families' arrangements… create massive inflation in daycare costs… and attack faith-based providers. "Democrats say their plan would not hurt… Continue Reading


12.09.21

McConnell Delivers Rotunda Tribute to Senator Bob Dole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today paying tribute to Senator Bob Dole: "On April 14, 1969, Senator Bob Dole delivered his first floor speech. He said, 'the task ahead is monumental.' "And this was before Bob knew he'd end up leading a conference of 53 Senators! Years later, after he had become Leader, Bob described his Senate management challenges with his trademark wit. 'If I'd known,' he said, '… Continue Reading


12.08.21

Democrats Promote Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors as Murders Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime rates: "The national murder rate just recorded its biggest jump in more than a century. In some cities, homicides have set all-time records. "From Albuquerque to Milwaukee to Memphis to Des Moines, city officials reported more murders last year than in any prior year. "In my hometown of Louisville, homicides this year have now broken last year's all… Continue Reading


12.08.21

President Biden’s Illegal Vaccine Mandate is “Blatant Overreach”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the vaccine mandate: "For the last two years, as the country has battled COVID-19, I have been a strong and constant advocate of following the science and taking precautions. "That's included strong support for the safe and effective vaccines that have helped millions of Americans substantially lower their risk of death or serious illness. "I took advanta… Continue Reading


12.08.21

Washington Democrats Will Own Their Debt Explosion

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: "For Washington Democrats, 2021 will have one major theme: Ramming through inflationary spending on a partisan basis that hurts American families and helps China. "That's how this all-Democrat government began the year, jamming through a wasteful excuse for a stimulus bill that drove up prices and made supply cha… Continue Reading


12.07.21

McConnell Defends Arms Sales to Middle East Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia: "Earlier this year, a disastrous retreat from Afghanistan gave our allies and partners reason to doubt that the United States could be counted on. Today, some of our colleagues want to double down on that mistake by blocking defensive support to yet another important partner. "Saudi Arabia is literally surrounded by … Continue Reading


12.07.21

Democrats’ Toddler Takeover: Huge Childcare Inflation and Discrimination Against Religion

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: "The last time Washington Democrats pushed through a huge change that disrupted families' arrangements, it earned President Obama the 'Lie of the Year' award. "Democrats insisted that if you liked your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan. It turned out that was totally false. Their reckless gover… Continue Reading


12.06.21

President Biden Must Get Tough in Tuesday Call with Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last week brought new information about Russia's military activities along its border with Ukraine. Heavily armed ground forces are mobilizing by the tens of thousands. It's looking more and more like Vladimir Putin intends to redraw another border by force. "The escalation of Putin's ongoing war against Ukraine is an immediate threat to U… Continue Reading


12.06.21

McConnell Remarks Honoring Sen. Bob Dole

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 former Senator Bob Dole: "It is hard to believe it's been 25 years since Senator Robert J. Dole took leave of the Senate. It's even harder to believe he passed away this past weekend. "Not because it comes as a shock to say goodbye to an elder statesman at age 98… but because our colleague was still so energetic, so involved, and so f… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Stuffed With Absurd Waste and Political Payoffs

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 thirds of Americans are worried about inflation. "About half of the middle class and 70 percent of low-income families just told Gallup that rising prices have been a personal hardship for their households. "That's why 67% of the American people say that Washington needs to 'cut back on spending and printin… Continue Reading


12.01.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Would Worsen Families’ Existing Problems

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: "Inflation is hammering working families from coast to coast, but Democrats want to print, borrow, and spend trillions more. "Our economy is already sputtering on their watch, but Democrats want to wallop the country with massive tax hikes that would kill American jobs and discourage industry from locating in the … Continue Reading


11.30.21

Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Would Pour “Jet Fuel” on Inflation

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: "88 percent of Americans are concerned about inflation. Most of them are 'very concerned.' "77 percent of Americans say inflation has affected them personally. "We have a big and diverse country. It's hard to get that many Americans to agree on anything. "But President Biden did promise he would unite the count… Continue Reading


11.30.21

McConnell: Critical Defense Legislation Deserves a Bipartisan Amendment Process

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: "Yesterday, a bipartisan majority of Senators rejected the Democratic Leader's effort to shut down debate on the National Defense Authorization Act and block new measures to get tougher on Russia. "The Democratic Leader wants to block the Senate from fully and robustly debating a number of important issues - from how… Continue Reading


11.29.21

While Families Plead for Less Inflation, Democrats Want to Print and Spend Trillions More

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: "Why do our Democratic colleagues want to shortchange our national defense? To free up their time and attention for another massive, reckless taxing and spending spree. A radical wish list that would hurt American families and help China. "Working families are already getting slammed by runaway costs because Demo… Continue Reading


11.29.21

Senate Democrats Should Not Shortchange National Security

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's Democratic Party does not make the policy decisions of a party that is serious about protecting America. "In May, President Biden released a budget proposal that proposed a de facto cut in defense funding. And that was before the President's own supercharged inflation further cut the purchasing power of ever… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax Hikes Would Hurt Working Families, Help China, and Benefit the Ultra-Wealthy

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: "American families are dealing with painful inflation every day. They have been fighting this daily battle for months now. "A few months ago, a grandfather raising four grandkids in Missouri told reporters he had to cancel summer camp for his 8-year-old and his 6-year-old in order to keep affording diapers for th… Continue Reading


11.18.21

McConnell: Senate Should Use NDAA to Course-Correct Biden Administration’s Mistakes

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: "Well, at long last, the Senate will officially turn to the NDAA. "Every day, world events remind us that America faces serious, growing threats. In too many cases, President Biden's decisions have made things worse. So our annual opportunity for the Senate to have its say is as important this year as it's ever been.… Continue Reading

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