Remarks

03.03.20

Leader McConnell Speaks at AIPAC Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference today. The following are Leader McConnell's remarks as delivered: 'Good morning. Well, it's great to be here again this year. For starters, I need to thank the leaders here today who work constantly so that our nation continues to stand with our friends - today, tomorrow, and together. Betsy Berns Korn. Mort Fridman. Howard Kohr. I tha… Continue Reading


03.03.20

McConnell Speaks on the American Energy Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy Innovation Act: 'This week, the Senate has a good opportunity to update the laws governing the way we harness and deploy America's tremendous domestic energy resources. It's been well over a decade since the last time comprehensive energy legislation was signed into federal law. 'But following our overwhelming vote yesterday to proceed to… Continue Reading


03.02.20

McConnell Welcomes Conditions-Based Approach to Afghanistan Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: 'On Saturday, President Trump announced a new agreement with the Taliban that is designed to promote a peaceful end to the civil war in Afghanistan. 'First and foremost, we must recognize the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan since our national security compelled us in… Continue Reading


03.02.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Funding: “The Senate’s Immediate Role is Clear”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19: 'The new coronavirus, or COVID-19, continued to capture headlines over the weekend. News of the first American deaths related to the disease confirm this is a public health challenge that is upon us. 'The Senate's immediate role is clear: We need to support the federal, state, and local public health officials and healthcare profes… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Leader McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor paying tribute to trusted advisor and friend, Laura Dove, for her many years of Senate service: 'Earlier this week I said that paying tribute to departing Senate staff is one of my favorite and least favorite things to do, simultaneously. 'So I'm especially unhappy to be back at it again today. 'There is almost nobody in this institution with whom I have worked more… Continue Reading


02.27.20

McConnell Discusses Supplemental Funding to Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19: 'The continued spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the world on notice. 'Here in the United States, we are fortunate not to be facing an immediate crisis. In response to early reports of the outbreak, the Administration began monitoring efforts and enacted common-sense travel restrictions to help blunt and delay the s… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Jay Khosla

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor thanking trusted advisor and friend, Jay Khosla, for his years of Senate service : 'I have a duty this morning that somehow ranks among my favorite activities and least favorite activities simultaneously. 'The good news is I get to recognize a key member of my staff who I've come to know and admire a great deal. 'The bad news is the occasion: This week, after 15 year… Continue Reading


02.25.20

McConnell Speaks on Defending Innocent Human Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting life: 'Today, every Senator will be able to take a clear moral stand. We'll have the chance to proceed to commonsense legislation that would move our nation closer to the international mainstream with respect to defending innocent human life. 'There are only seven nations left in the world where an unborn child can be killed by elective abortion a… Continue Reading


02.24.20

McConnell Recognizes Joseph Maguire and Discusses Senate Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the intelligence community and the week's business: 'First this afternoon, I'd like to recognize the career in public service of retired Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, whose tenure as acting Director of National Intelligence and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center concluded last week. 'Mr. Maguire spent 36 years serving our nation as a U.S. Navy s… Continue Reading


02.13.20

McConnell’s Final Reflections on Impeachment: It “Should Never Have Come to the Senate Like This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It has been one week since the Senate concluded the third presidential trial in American history. Things move quickly in Washington, as always, and so it is natural that our focus is shifting to the many policy subjects where we have more work to do for families across this country. 'But when the Senate acts, we do not only address the particul… Continue Reading


02.12.20

McConnell: War Powers Resolution is “Deeply Flawed on a Number of Levels”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'Today the Senate will consider a War Powers Resolution offered by the junior Senator for Virginia. Our colleague's resolution is deeply flawed on a number of levels. 'As I explained yesterday, it is too blunt and too broad. It is also an abuse of the War Powers Act, which was designed to strike a balance between the President's co… Continue Reading


02.12.20

McConnell Celebrates Army’s Selection of Fort Knox as New Corps HQ

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Army selecting Fort Knox for the new corps headquarters: 'Yesterday, the United States Army and the Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some great news. 'Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the new Army corps. They stopped by my office last night to … Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell Speaks in Opposition to War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'This week, we expect the Senate will take up a War Powers Resolution by the junior Senator from Virginia that would severely limit the U.S. military's operational flexibility to defend itself against threats posed by Iran. 'I will strongly oppose our colleague's effort and urge the Senate to defeat it. First, let's discuss what p… Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell: “The Senate Can Now Get Back to the Business of the American People”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: 'With the impeachment trial behind us, the Senate can now get back to the business of the American people. 'As the President laid out in his bold speech last Tuesday, the state of our union is strong. Over the past three years, a combination of major Republican policy victories and important bipartisan achievements have helped create an … Continue Reading


02.05.20

This War on Our Institutions Must End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'The United States Senate was made for moments like this. 'The Framers predicted that factional fever might dominate House majorities from time to time. They knew the country would need a firewall to keep partisan flames from scorching our Republic. 'So they created the Senate. Out of "necessity," James Madison wrote, "of some … Continue Reading


02.04.20

McConnell on End of Impeachment Trial: “The Senate Must Do What We Were Created To Do”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'These past weeks, the Senate has grappled with as grave a subject as we ever consider: A request from a majority in the House of Representatives to remove the president. 'The Framers took impeachment extremely seriously. But they harbored no illusions that these trials would always begin for the right reasons. Alexander Hamilto… Continue Reading


01.21.20

McConnell Speaks on Organizing Resolution Ahead of Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial: 'Last Thursday, the United States Senate crossed one of the gravest thresholds that exists in our system of government. We began just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. 'This is a unique responsibility which the framers of our Constitution knew that the Senate - and only the Senate - could handle. 'Ou… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Upcoming Senate Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. 'Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American trade policy in nearly 30 years. And in just a couple of hours, we're going to pass the USMCA and send it to President Trump for his signature.… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a polit… Continue Reading

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