Remarks

03.03.22

McConnell Remarks on Meeting With Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding : "Yesterday morning, I hosted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the President's nominee to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, in my office. "I was glad to meet with Judge Jackson. We enjoyed a cordial discussion. Like I've been saying, Republicans fundamentally believe the nominee, the Court, and the country all deserve better than the disgraceful di… Continue Reading


03.02.22

McConnell Honors Departing State Office Manager Angie Schulte

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Angie Schulte: "One of the occupational hazards of Senate service is having to say goodbye to truly remarkable staff professionals. "I've already been through this rodeo with Angie Schulte. All the way back in 1988, this dedicated caseworker left my office for the nonprofit sector. "But back in 2010, I leapt at the chance to hire Angie back as my State Of… Continue Reading


03.02.22

President Biden Needed To Pivot — But Chose Not To

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 State of the Union Address: "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning high marks. "But that is not the reality in which we live. "Democrats spent the last 12 months making major, painful policy … Continue Reading


03.01.22

One Year In, Biden Administration Owes Americans a Major Course Correction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sate of the Union: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address. "One year into his term, the American people have a lot of questions they'd like answered. "Why Democrats plunged ahead with reckless spending that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Why violent crime and illegal immigration are setting all-time records.… Continue Reading


03.01.22

McConnell to Meet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Last week, President Biden announced his choice to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson was confirmed less than a year ago to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Now every Senator must carefully evaluate Judge Jackson's record, legal views, and judicial philosophy. "The nominee… Continue Reading


02.28.22

McConnell Pays Tribute to Richard Blum

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 Richard Blum: "I was saddened to hear this morning that Richard Blum, the husband of my friend and colleague Senator Feinstein, has passed away following his fight with cancer. "For 30 years, Elaine and I have been privileged to cross paths with Dianne and Dick in a number of ways, both professional and personal. It was always a great pleasu… Continue Reading


02.28.22

McConnell Remarks on Sen. Jim Inhofe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jim Inhofe: "Last week, our distinguished colleague the senior Senator for Oklahoma, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, announced he'll retire from the Senate at the end of this Congress. "By this autumn, Senator Jim Inhofe will have been a stalwart champion for Oklahomans and a hugely impactful Senator for 28 years. He has led cru… Continue Reading


02.28.22

With World in Crisis, Democrats Focus on Extreme and Unpopular Abortion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding radical pro-abortion legislation: "With a cascade of major crises testing our country, Senate Democrats are prioritizing a show vote on mandating nine months of abortion on demand across America. "Senate Democrats want to go on the record supporting the radical and massively unpopular proposition that we should have functionally no restrictions on abortion… Continue Reading


02.28.22

Putin Has Again Invaded Another Sovereign Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Last week, Putin again invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country. "Sadly, it was long clear that attempts to invoke genteel international norms would not move this self-styled Tsar. "Putin only cares about norms insofar as he wants to rewrite them. He only cares about the peaceful international order insofar as he wants to disrupt… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Democrats’ Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts Working Families and Helps Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy security: "Washington Democrats' inflation is slamming consumers with the highest prices in 40 years. One of the toughest blows has been the soaring cost of a trip to the gas station. "A gallon of regular costs a full dollar more today than it did a year ago. "So, after triggering an historic run of inflation and hammering American producers with a… Continue Reading


02.17.22

BLM Bails Out Would-Be Assassin After Louisville Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "For the first time in 12 years, an outright majority of Americans say crime has gotten worse in their area over the past year. "Many Democrats have spent the last year and a half trying to defund police, smear law enforcement, and go soft on crime. As a result, innocent citizens have spent a year and a half watching murders, carjackings, an… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Masks, Radical Nonsense, and No Transparency: Far Left’s Vision for K-12 Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding K-12 schools: "Parents and kids need a swift end to pandemic disruptions that ignore the incredibly low risk to children. "I am proudly joining Senator Thune and many of our Republican colleagues on a resolution that would overturn the absurd preschool mask mandates which the Biden Administration has tied to Head Start funding. "More than 1,200 doctors an… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Without Evidence, President Biden “Rejects” Army Report on Botched Afghanistan Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "While the world's eyes are fixed on this present foreign policy crisis, troubling facts are continuing to surface surrounding the Administration's previous self-inflicted crisis - the botched retreat from Afghanistan. "Last week, journalists published the findings of a 2,000-page autopsy that Army officials compiled following the chaotic with… Continue Reading


02.16.22

U.S. Must Back Rhetoric on Ukraine With Concrete Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Yesterday, President Biden addressed the country about the ongoing crisis that Russia has created on its border with Ukraine. There was much in the President's remarks that I appreciated. "He was right to candidly remind the Russian people that neither the United States, nor NATO, nor Ukraine want a war. He was right to emphasize that the world w… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Federal Reserve Needs Nominees Without Radical Far-Left Ideologies and Ethical Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This Democrat-caused inflation has forced the Federal Reserve and its Board of Governors into a tricky position. "But while the country is carefully watching the Fed Board of Governors, the Senate happens to be considering several of President Biden's nominees to that very Board. "Later today, I'll meet with Chairman Powell, whom President B… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Democrats’ Inflation Is Getting Worse and Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "At this time last year, Washington Democrats were beginning their quest to dump trillions of dollars in left-wing spending on a recovering economy that already had the preconditions for some inflation. "Everybody warned Democrats to pump the brakes. Just weeks earlier, Republicans had already supported a smaller, targeted, bipartisan stimulus t… Continue Reading


02.14.22

“American Families Deserve Normalcy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding parents' and children's rights: "About two weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about the state of the pandemic two years in. About letting American families get back to normal. "The current science clearly supports the 70 percent of Americans who believe we must accept this virus is here to stay, trust the science, and proceed with normal life. "At the time,… Continue Reading


02.10.22

Another Terrible Inflation Report Shows Democrats Are Failing Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Moments ago, the country got yet another terrible monthly inflation report under the Biden Administration. Yet again, the data confirm what working families already know painfully well: Rampant inflation and soaring prices are crushing the American people. "Experts had predicted another red-hot inflation report, around 7%. Even that alone would… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Americans Suffering a Violent Crime Wave Fueled By Democrats’ Far-Left Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "While Washington Democrats spent 2021 distracted by their reckless taxing and spending spree, violent criminals were preying on the American people. Millions of Americans' neighborhoods descended into chaos and violence around them. "After the nationwide murder rate saw its biggest jump in more than 100 years in 2020, at least twelve major … Continue Reading


02.08.22

Basic Requirements for Bipartisan Government Funding Have Been Clear for Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives introduced legislation to keep the federal government open and funded through mid-March. "Avoiding a government shutdown in the near term is an obvious, commonsense step. But our military commanders and their civilian bosses badly need our country to escape the hamster wheel of chronic continuing… Continue Reading

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