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11.17.21

With Families Hurting, Democrats Want to Try Inflating Their Way Out of 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: "A lot has gone wrong since this unified Democratic government took the reins in January. "Look at foreign policy. The Biden Administration's clumsy retreat from Afghanistan left Americans behind who wanted out and handed the country to a government staffed with terrorists who used to be locked up in Guantanamo B… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Build Back Beijing: Democrats’ Anti-Energy Bill Would Hurt Families and Help China

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 weeks ago, President Biden and his team flew to Glasgow for a glitzy conference. World leaders traveled there to attend one another's speeches on carbon emissions and the climate. "The world's largest emitter was absent. China pumps out more than a quarter of the entire world's emissions but President Xi did… Continue Reading


11.15.21

McConnell on Senator Leahy’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding this morning's announcement from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "Earlier today, our distinguished President Pro Tem, the senior Senator for Vermont, announced that he will conclude his incredible run of Senate service. Senator Leahy plans to retire at the end of next year - at the conclusion of his eighth term. "Senator Leahy has served Vermonters in the Senat… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Overdue Defense Legislation Deserves a Robust, Bipartisan Senate Floor Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA: "Last week, I had the honor of spending Veterans Day at the groundbreaking ceremony for Louisville's new VA hospital. "We are finally going to replace the city's original VA medical center that was built almost 70 years ago. Kentucky veterans are going to get new, expanded options for the cutting-edge treatment they deserve. "This long-awaited groun… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Democrats Finally Admit Inflation is a Problem — But Still Want Even More Reckless Spending

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: "Last week, even more economic data continued to confirm that inflation is hammering working families across America. "In October, consumer prices saw their steepest spike in three decades. The worst inflation surge in more than 30 years. "When I was back home last week, I heard constantly from Kentuckians who'v… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Democrats’ Energy Dependence Agenda Helps Russia and China, Hurts Americans

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: "President Biden spent much of the past week participating in a U.N. summit on the so-called Paris Climate Accords. "The event was billed as a serious meeting of world leaders committed to taking action on climate policy. More than 1,000 VIPs arrived in a parade of no fewer than 400 private jets, a mode of transp… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Americans Under Siege From Violent Crime Reject the Radical Left

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "This week, voters delivered a clear message to the Democratic Party: You were not elected to radically change America. Period. "The message was clear on inflation and economics. The message was clear on keeping woke propaganda out of public schools. The message was clear when even the citizens of blue New York voted down left-wing changes t… Continue Reading


11.03.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Latest Attempt to Federalize Elections Will Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "This has become an almost-weekly routine: My friends on the other side trying to give Washington unprecedented power over how Americans vote. We don't have an NDAA or an appropriations process, but we always have time for these stunts. "In many of these bills, congressional Democrats propose to make themselves into a national Board of Electi… Continue Reading


11.03.21

McConnell Honors Jean Rounds

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 Jean Rounds: "Yesterday, we learned of the tragic passing of a much-loved member of the Senate family. "Jean Rounds was an impressive and active public servant who served the people of South Dakota in many ways, including as their First Lady… who served a large and tight-knit family as mother and grandmother… and for our collea… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Hours After Losing at the Polls, Democrats Again Try a Washington Takeover of Voting Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "Practically every single week, Senate Democrats make another attempt at grabbing new power over American elections. "Remember, a giant partisan power grab over voting procedures in every county and state was Democrats' ceremonial first priority of this whole Congress. They revealed their mission from the very start. That first proposal would … Continue Reading


11.03.21

The Voters Have Spoken: Democrats Should Drop Their Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

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: "Last night was a difficult evening for Democrats. "The Democratic Party has wildly misread their mandate and let the radical left run the country. "Local Democrats let teachers' unions keep schools shut months longer than necessary and told parents they didn't get a say in what their kids are learning. "Washin… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Senate Democrats Neglecting Critical Defense Legislation as Growing Threats Challenge America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportunity to help steer the course of defense and security policy. "It's our chance to lay out our priorities for keeping America safe. For the past 60 years, without exception, Senate majorities have done the job and passed this crucial bill … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Washington Democrats Want a Blank Check to Take Over American Childcare

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: "Since the earliest days of COVID-19, Washington Democrats have admitted they want to use the pandemic as a pretext to permanently transform our country. They hope to use the temporary crisis as a Trojan horse for permanent radical changes. "One of their massive, ideological goals is a huge series of disruptive c… Continue Reading


11.01.21

Biden Administration Reportedly Planning to Pay Out Millions to Illegal Immigrants

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 American people are hurting. Inflation just hit another 30-year record high. Families are paying skyrocketing prices for everyday needs. The murder rate across our country just recorded its biggest jump ever. "But here's what the Biden Administration is focused on: Handing out six-figure and seven-figure pay… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murders Spiking, Border in Crisis, But Biden DOJ Targets Parents

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: "Yesterday brought reports that carjackings in my hometown of Louisville were up 150% since 2019. And the city's 2021 murder total is rapidly closing in on the all-time record we just set last year. "These aren't just local problems. They're national trends. 2020 saw the U.S. homicide rate jump more than at any point in over a century. The… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Designed to Reduce Employment and Undermine Work

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: "In recent years, Washington Democrats have shown an alarming willingness to invent crises to justify radical ideas. "They've tried to vilify our independent judiciary and exhume the concept of court-packing from the ash heap of history. "They've tried to sell a 50-state federal takeover of election laws by fear… Continue Reading


10.27.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Needs to Get Serious About Our National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Energy policy isn't the only place where the Biden Administration's decisions are hurting Americans. "The President's retreat from Afghanistan continues to have dangerous and disastrous consequences. "Yesterday, one Pentagon official gave Senators a new estimate of how many Americans the Administration had left behind. The count Secret… Continue Reading


10.27.21

Democrats’ Energy Agenda Puts Foreign Leaders’ Applause Ahead 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: "In a few days, President Biden is set to gas up Air Force One and jet to Scotland for a global conference about the climate. "According to press coverage, the President's agenda is clear: "'Biden Wants to Show World He's Serious About Cutting Emissions.' 'Joe Biden Gets Real On Climate Change.' "We're talking … Continue Reading


10.26.21

Democrats’ Reckless Spending Spree Would Funnel Billions to Left-Wing Special Interests

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 the whole, the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through will hurt families and help China. "But when you take a close look, there are some special groups of people here at home who would make out like bandits. There are specific special interests that Democrats take great pains to… Continue Reading


10.26.21

President Biden’s Border Crisis: Record-High Crossings and Decade-Low Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "One point seven million people. "That is the record-shattering number of illegal immigrants detained along our southern border in just the last 12 months. In one year, 1.7 million people tried to take advantage of the Biden Administration's intentionally unsecure border and come here illegally. The most ever recorded. "There are 11 entir… Continue Reading

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