Remarks

01.25.21

McConnell: Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Will Take “Smart, Bipartisan Actions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Our nation has spent nearly a year locked in this terrible battle with COVID-19. "This virus that spread from China around the world has taken more than 400,000 American lives. It's effectively cost many children an entire school year. It made us slam the brakes on one of the best job markets in modern history and threw millions of families into… Continue Reading


01.22.21

McConnell on Ret. Gen. Austin’s Nomination and Civil-Military Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "We're continuing to consider President Biden's nominees to key cabinet posts. "On Wednesday, Avril Haines was confirmed as Director of National Intelligence on a big, bipartisan vote, including my own. "We hope to be able to consider Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State early next week. "Today, we're considering Retired General Lloyd Aus… Continue Reading


01.22.21

“Senate Republicans Strongly Believe we Need a Full and Fair Process”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment trial timing: "While business proceeds on the floor, the Democratic Leader and I are continuing to flesh out the structure for this 50-50 Senate. "When Leaders Lott and Daschle wrote a similar agreement 20 years ago, there wasn't a need to reaffirm the basic standing rules that govern legislation in the Senate. It was safely assumed that no maj… Continue Reading


01.22.21

McConnell Thanks National Guard for Protecting the Capitol Complex

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Guard: "Yesterday evening, we learned that some of the National Guard forces who have been helping protect the Capitol complex were being made to rest in parking garages between their shifts. "I don't think a single Senator feels that was acceptable. I am glad the situation was resolved and I hope we learn exactly what happened. "I want to ag… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Biden Administration’s First Day Was Bad News for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting jobs: "Our side takes great pride in the accomplishments that three consecutive Republican Senates helped deliver for the American people. "In 2014, our majority was elected to check and balance the last years of a lame-duck presidency. "In 2016, we were reelected to help ignite a real, all-American economic comeback; rebuild and modernize our … Continue Reading


01.21.21

“The American People Chose an Evenly-Split Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate control: "For this 117th Congress, the American people chose an evenly-split Senate. Fifty Republicans and fifty Democrats. "With the election of Vice President Harris, that means the Democratic Leader will act as Majority Leader. "I want to congratulate my colleague from New York. "His pride and emotion were palpable yesterday as this self-descri… Continue Reading


01.20.21

McConnell Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris, and New Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the inauguration: "Today, before the American people and the world, the peaceful transfer of power that has helped define our nation for more than 230 years was carried out. "We swore in the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States. "President Biden and Vice President Harris are both alumni of the U.S. Senate. They are well known to us … Continue Reading


01.19.21

Leader McConnell Delivers Remarks as the Senate Returns Pre-Inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the inauguration: "The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. "This mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal governmen… Continue Reading


01.06.21

“We Will Discharge Our Duty Under the Constitution for Our Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today regarding the Electoral College certification: "The United States Senate will not be intimidated. "We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs, or threats. We will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation. "We are back at our posts. We will discharge our duty under the Constitution for our nation. "And we are going to do it tonight. "This afternoon, Congress began the process… Continue Reading


01.06.21

McConnell Remarks on the Electoral College Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today regarding the Electoral College challenge: "We are debating a step that has never been taken in American history: Whether Congress should overrule voters and overturn a presidential election. "I have served 36 years in the Senate. This will be the most important vote I have ever cast. *** "President Trump claims this election was stolen. The assertions range from specific local alle… Continue Reading


01.03.21

McConnell Welcomes Senators to the 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the first day of the 117th Congress: "Very briefly, I simply want to welcome all Senators on this first day of the 117th Congress. "Today six new members are joining our ranks for the first time. Senators Hagerty of Tennessee, Hickenlooper of Colorado, Lujan of New Mexico, Lummis of Wyoming, Marshall of Kansas, and Tuberville of Alabama have been elected to serve the people of thei… Continue Reading


01.01.21

McConnell Praises NDAA and Historic COVID-19 Relief That is Coming Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "First, I want to wish all my fellow Senators and our staff colleagues here in the Capitol a happy and healthy New Year. "In particular, I'd like to extend our gratitude to the Capitol Police, the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms, and the many other staff who have gone above and beyond to help us atte… Continue Reading


12.31.20

McConnell Supports NDAA, Opposes Pelosi Plan for “Socialism for Rich People”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, the Senate was finally able to proceed to this year's National Defense Authorization Act. "A few of our Democratic colleagues have pulled out all the stops to hold back this crucial bill. But last night, a big, bipartisan majority of 80 Senators voted to proceed. "There should be nothing controversial about giving our b… Continue Reading


12.30.20

“We’re Going to Continue Delivering on the Needs of Our Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Today, the Senate was supposed to finish legislation securing critical tools, training, and support for America's armed forces. "But the junior Senator for Vermont had other ideas. "Remember, Senator Sanders spent this past summer literally trying to defund our military. Not my words, but the title of a piece he published: "Defund… Continue Reading


12.29.20

McConnell on NDAA: “I Urge My Colleagues to Support This Legislation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Congress has returned to work this week to enact the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act into law. "Yesterday, a bipartisan supermajority in the House voted to reapprove the conference report of this must-pass legislation. Today, the Senate will set up a final vote for tomorrow - Wednesday - for this chamber to follow su… Continue Reading


12.21.20

McConnell Celebrates Historic Bipartisan Agreement on Pandemic Relief and Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, leaders in the Senate, in the House, and the Secretary of the Treasury reached the major agreement that struggling Americans have needed for months. "We are going to pass another historic rescue package to help American families through this pandemic. We are going to pass full-year government funding so the Arm… Continue Reading


12.20.20

McConnell Announces COVID-19 Relief Agreement: “More Help Is On The Way”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "For the information of all Senators, and for the information of the American people, we can finally report what our nation has needed to hear for a long time: "More help is on the way. "Moments ago, in consultation with our committees, the four leaders in the Senate and the House finalized an agreement. "There will be another major rescue… Continue Reading


12.20.20

“Let’s Make Today the Day We Join Together, Put Differences Aside, and Finally Get it Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our bipartisan, bicameral discussions on another major pandemic rescue package continued all night and all morning. "We are winnowing down the remaining differences. I believe I can speak for all sides when I say that I hope and expect to have a final agreement nailed down in a matter of hours. "Yesterday evening, our Democratic colleagues… Continue Reading


12.19.20

“We Need to Conclude Our Talks, Draft Legislation, and Land This Plane”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our nation stands at a crossroads in our months-long battle with the new coronavirus. Tracking recent developments lately has felt like watching a split-screen television. "On one hand, Operation Warp Speed has fostered a modern medical miracle. The genius of science has brought forward safe and effective vaccines at a pace which, just mont… Continue Reading


12.18.20

“Let’s Finish Our Business for 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 COVID-19 relief: "Our bipartisan discussions are continuing to make significant headway toward another relief package for the American people. "The Democratic Leader, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, and I have been working around the clock for several days now. The talks remain productive. "In fact, I am even more optimistic now than I was last night that … Continue Reading

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