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05.06.15

McConnell Calls for Senate Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling for Senators to pass the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: "The Senate is now nearing completion of the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. This is a bipartisan bill based on an important principle: that the American people, through the Congress they elect, deserve a say on one of the most important issues of our time. "It would require that any agreement reached with… Continue Reading


05.06.15

Bipartisan Trade Bill a Boon to American Farmers, Manufacturers, Small Business Owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act: "Once we do pass the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the Senate will take up another measure designed to hold the Administration accountable: the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. "This bipartisan bill is about a lot more than just expanding Congress' oversight authority th… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Senate to Turn to Bipartisan Trade Legislation after Iran Bill, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act: "Once the budget is approved, we'll continue our work on the bipartisan Iran bill. "Then, it's my hope to turn to another bipartisan measure: the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. "This bill would enhance Congress' role in the trade process while ensuring Presidents of eithe… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Senate to Pass Balanced Budget Conference Report Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the first balanced budget in over a decade: "Today, not only will Congress pass a budget for the first time in six years, it will pass a balanced budget for the first time in recent memory. "This is something many Americans have been waiting a long time to see. It's something they deserve. And it's just the latest example of a new Congress that's back to work - back to work o… Continue Reading


04.30.15

Bipartisan Senate Iran Bill Provides an Opportunity to Review the Interim Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today emphasizing the importance of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: "The Senate will soon resume consideration of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. I expect we'll consider several amendments today, and I continue to encourage Senators to come to the floor and offer them. "The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act is bipartisan legislation that will ensure Congress and the Ameri… Continue Reading


04.30.15

Senate to Vote on Balanced Budget Conference Report Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the congressional budget: "I was glad to see yesterday's announcement of a budget conference agreement. That means Congress is now one step closer to passing a balanced budget that supports a healthier economy, funds national defense, strengthens Medicare, and begins to tackle our debt problems without taking more money from hardworking Americans. "It's a balanced budget that… Continue Reading


04.29.15

McConnell Welcomes Japanese PM Abe, Calls for Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor welcoming Prime Minister Shino Abe: "Later this morning, we'll welcome an important friend of the United States to the Capitol: Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister. "I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say. I know many of my colleagues feel the same way. "Because Prime Minister Abe doesn't just lead one of the most important countries and economies in the Asia-Pacific region … Continue Reading


04.23.15

Trade Promotion Authority Enhances Congressional Role in Trade Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Trade Promotion Authority legislation: "Last night, we saw the latest example of committees getting back to work in a new Congress that's back to work for the American people. "The Finance Committee passed an important bipartisan bill, Trade Promotion Authority, with broad support from both parties: 20 to 6. "The Chairman and Ranking Members of that Committee, Senators Hatch… Continue Reading


04.23.15

McConnell Promises ‘Vigorous Debate’ on Interim Iran Nuke Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: "Now, on the subject of committees getting back to work in the new Congress, we witnessed more evidence of that last week when the Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. It's a bipartisan bill with many Republican and Democrat cosponsors, and it will ensure the American people ar… Continue Reading


04.21.15

McConnell Announces Agreement To End Delay on Anti-Slavery Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor announcing a bipartisan path forward on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: "President Obama recently proclaimed this to be National Crime Victims' Rights Week. "It's a stark reminder of the countless victims of modern slavery who continue to suffer horrifying exploitation at the hands of human traffickers - a stark reminder of the need to pass the Justice for Victims of Traffi… Continue Reading


04.16.15

CRS Debunks Senate Democrats’ Rationale for Filibustering Anti-Slavery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation: "Human trafficking affects every state in this nation. "In Kentucky, we've heard reports of victims as young as 2 months old… "We've heard about a Kentuckian who said she was sold for sex from the age of 5 until she was able to physically break free as an adult.… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Busy Senate Agenda Includes Important Domestic, National Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor previewing the busy Senate agenda: "This week looks to be a busy one in the Senate. "We've got a lot of important legislation to consider. We're hoping our friends across the aisle will work with us to do so in an expeditious manner. "For instance: "We'll begin the process of finishing our work on the balanced budget the Senate passed just before Easter. "Passing that balanced budget w… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senate to Vote on Balanced Budget That Emphasizes Growth, Common Sense and the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the balanced budget that focuses on growth, common sense, and the Middle Class: "For years, the Democrat-led Senate refused to pass a balanced budget. It usually failed to produce any budget at all. "Maybe this made the special interests happy, but it was infuriating for many in the Middle Class. These Americans called for change. "And today, a Senate under new management is d… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senate Republican Budget Would Have a Positive Impact on the Economy, Incomes and Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Republican budget that focuses on helping the Middle Class: "This week, the Senate will pass a balanced budget. It's an important moment for our country. I know a lot of Americans are excited to see it finally happen. "Our friends across the aisle don't seem to be sharing in the enthusiasm though. "Instead, we seem to hear demands for more taxes. "More regulations… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Senate Republican Budget Promotes Prosperous Energy Future, Strengthens National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Republican budget that will help promote economic growth through energy advancement, and will add additional funding for America's national security needs: "Throughout the Obama era, families across the country have had to make a lot of tough decisions. "Lost jobs or lower wages meant doing more with less, and refocusing on what truly mattered. "It wasn't easy, but famil… Continue Reading


03.23.15

Senate to Debate Republican Budget that Balances without Raising Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the 5th anniversary of Obamacare and the Republican budget: "We begin this week by remembering a failed idea from the past - Obamacare - and we'll end by passing balanced legislation about the future. "Five years ago today, a partisan Obamacare bill was signed into law over the objections of the American people. "It was rushed through in defiance of the experts who warned it… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Combat Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Protecting Our Infants Act: "Next month, I look forward to hosting our nation's newest Drug Czar at a forum in Covington, Kentucky. It's a forum that will allow Director Botticelli to hear firsthand accounts of the devastating impact of one of America's most significant public health challenges, one that continues to hit my state particularly hard: The growing epidem… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell: Choose Support for Human Trafficking Victims Over Far-Left Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to side with human trafficking victims and end their filibuster of the bipartisan human trafficking bill: "Throughout Democrats' filibuster of anti-slavery legislation, this is basically what they've been telling us: We don't read legislation we vote on. "Even so, It was always a stretch to believe that not a single one of the 13 original Democrat cosponso… Continue Reading


03.18.15

McConnell Urges Senate to Come Together Over Emerging Trade Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan trade promotion legislation: "For all the issues that may divide Democrats and Republicans these days, there's one thing many of us can agree on: trade is good for America. "There's bipartisan agreement that trade is good for American wages, with export-related manufacturing jobs paying nearly 20 percent more than other jobs. "And there's bipartisan agreemen… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Budget Proposal Would Control Spending, Reduce the Deficit and Promote Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Republicans' proposed budget: "Several weeks ago, the White House released an unserious budget that would have raised taxes by nearly $2 trillion, and increased the national debt by more than $7 trillion. "In other words, it was more of the same old tired, failed policies of the past. "Hardly anyone took that budget seriously, mostly because it wasn't meant to be … Continue Reading

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