Remarks

06.08.23

Congress Must Support American Farmers and Secure our Food Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky farmers: “As I outlined earlier this week, the Senate has a great deal of work to do to fulfill our most basic responsibilities: “Keeping America safe, keeping America fed, and keeping the lights on. “Our colleagues on the Appropriations Committee intend to fund the federal government through regular order. “The Arm… Continue Reading


06.07.23

Republicans Will Not Rubber-Stamp Radical Biden Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “For someone who campaigned as a moderate and promised to unify our country, President Biden has chosen to staff his Administration with a roster of alarmingly radical or unqualified personnel. “In recent weeks, the President’s nominees who have made the biggest headlines have been the ones so far outside the mainstream… Continue Reading


06.06.23

“Keeping America Safe, Keeping America Fed, and Keeping the Lights On”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and national defense: “Last week, the Senate passed an agreement that preserved America’s full faith and credit and began to rein in Democrats’ runaway spending. “But the Senate’s work is far from over. Today, with the threat of economic crisis behind us, it’s time for the Senate to focus its full a… Continue Reading


06.01.23

Debt Limit Agreement an “Important Step in the Right Direction”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government spending: “Last night, an overwhelming majority of our House colleagues voted to pass the agreement Speaker McCarthy reached with President Biden. “In doing so, they took an urgent and important step in the right direction – for the health of our economy and the future of our country. “The Fiscal Responsibility Act… Continue Reading


05.31.23

Senate Republicans Target Student Loan Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loans: “This week, the Senate will have yet another opportunity to pump the brakes on Washington overreach using the Congressional Review Act. “This time, we’re up against an especially ridiculous example of left-wing spending fantasy from the Biden Administration – student loan socialism. “For years, higher edu… Continue Reading


05.31.23

Unified Republicans Put $1.5 Trillion In Spending Cuts On The Table

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: “Back in February, as Speaker McCarthy waited for President Biden at the negotiating table, the Democratic Leader predicted the future. “‘The side that’s unified has an upper hand.’ “Well, it’s safe to say that our colleague from New York was exactly right. “House Republicans stood uni… Continue Reading


05.30.23

Bipartisan Agreement To Start Bringing Reckless Spending To Heel

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: “Four months ago, Speaker McCarthy invited President Biden to start negotiating an agreement to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States and begin to get our nation’s financial house in order. “The Speaker stood ready to discuss a responsible way forward. But for weeks on end, the Biden Administration … Continue Reading


05.18.23

U.S., Allies Must Equip Ukraine to Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "This week, some of America's closest European allies have continued preparations to equip Ukraine with new weapons ahead of a planned counteroffensive, including long-range cruise missiles and American-made fighter aircraft that would require authorization from the United States. "As President Biden meets in Japan with our strongest economic part… Continue Reading


05.18.23

McConnell Congratulates Paul Casasco on 37 Years of Senate Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding retiring Senate staff member, Paul Casasco: "Today, the Senate will bid farewell to a longtime member of our institutional staff. "After 37 years of service, the senior audio operator for the Senate chamber, Paul Casasco, is embarking on a well-deserved retirement. "Paul arrived in the Senate in the spring of 1986, just in time to help stand up the audio-… Continue Reading


05.18.23

President Biden’s Inflation Still Hammering Americans Two Years Later

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week's inflation report reinforced what working families across America already know: Washington Democrats' inflation is still packing a punch. "Prices climbed 4.9 percent from this time last year. Just in the last month, they accelerated nearly half a percentage point. "The Biden Administration called the news, 'welcome breathing room fo… Continue Reading


05.18.23

Senate Backs the Blue, Rejects Anti-Police Radicalism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "As our nation observes Police Week, cities across America continue to grapple with a rising tide of violent crime. And our nation's capital is no exception. "This year, Washington has already endured the deadliest first four months of any year in the last decade. "Motor vehicle theft in the District is already up 115% from this time last year. "A… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Another Biden Judicial Nominee Disregards the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: "Just in time for Police Week, Senate Democrats are moving to confirm an anti-police activist to the federal bench. "Nancy Abudu is the President's nominee to the 11th Circuit. Her record falls far outside the mainstream. "Let's begin with the nominee's tenure as Director of Strategic Litigation at the Southern Poverty Law Center. "… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Time For President Biden To Display Real American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Yesterday, at my urging, Biden Administration officials held a briefing for our colleagues on the growing challenge Iran poses to America's allies, our interests, and our own personnel. "The list of threats from Tehran is long and growing. "The IRGC continues to harass commercial vessels in the Arabian Gulf. They arm and equip the Hout… Continue Reading


05.17.23

McConnell On Debt Limit Negotiations: “Glad The President Has Taken My Advice”

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: "Yesterday, President Biden took one step toward the debt limit solution we've been laying out for him for months. "After meeting with Speaker McCarthy, the President finally designated specific members of his staff to negotiate with the Speaker's Office directly. "I'm glad the President has taken my advice. It's encouraging that the White… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Biden Administration’s Border Failures Compound

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Title 42 and border security: "It's been five days since the Biden Administration ended the Title 42 emergency border enforcement authorities. "By all accounts, the situation at our southern border is absolutely catastrophic - for the brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection and for countless communities across south Texas, New Mexico, and Ariz… Continue Reading


05.16.23

McCarthy – Biden Negotiations: Time is of the Essence

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: "Later today, I will attend a second discussion between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy on the nation's debt limit. "The Speaker presented his case to the President in February. House Republicans passed legislation to raise the debt ceiling in April. But as of mid-May, the President of the United States has found just two more occasion… Continue Reading


05.15.23

McConnell Honors Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week and crime: "This week, thousands of law enforcement officers have gathered in Washington to honor their fallen brothers and sisters in blue. "Every year since 1962, Peace Officers Memorial Day has called our nation to pay special tribute to heroic men and women in our communities who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. "… Continue Reading


05.11.23

Let’s Get Serious About Competing With China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding competition with China: "The National Defense Authorization Act is must-pass legislation. But Senate Democrats have developed a bad habit of letting our national security languish. "Last year, the 2023 NDAA spent five months in limbo. Even at the eleventh hour, the Democratic Leader refused to bring the Senate's own bill to the floor. It took an informal c… Continue Reading


05.11.23

McConnell on Title 42 and President Biden’s Border Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding security at the southern border: "The Biden Administration's reckless policies have created chaos on our southern border. And further mistakes from the Democrats are taking things from very bad to even worse. "For more than two years now, President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas have proven they are either incapable, unwilling, or uninterested in defending a… Continue Reading


05.10.23

Senate Republicans Target Runaway Wildlife Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding overregulation: "Tomorrow, Senate Republicans will create two more opportunities to hit the brakes on runaway regulation. "Thanks to the efforts of the junior Senator for Wyoming and the junior Senator for Oklahoma, we'll consider two more resolutions under the Congressional Review Act. "Senator Mullin's resolution targets a decision by the Fish and Wildl… Continue Reading

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