Remarks

02.27.19

Senate Continues to Make Nominations a High Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the 31st new circuit court judge since January 2017. Eric Miller came to the Senate for our consideration with a stellar resume and a sterling legal reputation. We had every indication he'd interpret our nation's laws and Constitution as they are actually written. This… Continue Reading


02.26.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Contains No Effort to Crack Down on Voter Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Anyone who's been attentive to the news these past few days has learned about the complete debacle that unfolded in last November's election for North Carolina's ninth congressional district. Soon after Election Day, allegations of illegal ballot harvesting and vote … Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senate Democrats Refuse to Vote to Protect Rights of Babies Born Alive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Yesterday, the Senate had an opportunity to affirm our commitment to the dignity of human life. We had a chance to state plainly that newborn babies who happen to have survived an abortion are entitled to the same legal protections and professional care as other newborns. In all honesty, the fa… Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senate to Confirm Impressive Nominee for Ninth Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee to serve on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Miller: "Yesterday we advanced what will be the 31st circuit court nomination confirmed so far during President Trump's Administration. As I discussed yesterday, Eric Miller has a distinguished record in both public service and pr… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "In just a few hours, the Senate will vote on advancing a straightforward piece of legislation to protect newborn babies. The legislation is simple. It would simply require that medical professionals give the same, standard care and medical treatment to newborn babies who've survived an attempte… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Senate to Consider Another Well-Qualified Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee to serve on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Miller: "This week the Senate will resume our work in the personnel business by considering yet another of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Eric Miller has been chosen to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached on Border Security, Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "Last night, our colleagues Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy filed the final text of a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agreement. For the past couple weeks, in conference with their House counterparts, they've worked in good faith to reach a compromise to address urgent priorities, including funding for o… Continue Reading


02.13.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Would Turn Bipartisan FEC Into a Partisan Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "As I alluded to earlier this week, I have a feeling this Congress is just getting started discussing Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1. I, for one, am eager to continue shining the spotlight on the Democrat Politician Protection Act and asking why, exactly, Wa… Continue Reading


02.13.19

McConnell on Border Security, Government Funding: It’s Time to Get This Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "Yesterday, Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, and their House counterparts continued finalizing their legislative proposal to fund the government. Their negotiated solution would wrap up this year's appropriations process and avoid another partial government shutdown. As our colleagues hammer out the final deta… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Includes a Taxpayer Bailout for Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Last week, the House began the hearing process of Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1, the Democrat Politician Protection Act. I've already touched on several of its outlandish and problematic provisions. I want to focus today on one corner of the craziness. It'… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. And later today, we'll vote to pass it. The lands bill is the product of over 100 pieces of legislation addressing the management and preservation of some of our nation's most precious natural areas. "It touches every state, features the input of a wide c… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Bicameral, Bipartisan Agreement Funds Border Protection, Completes Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "First, I want to thank and congratulate our colleagues who have been working hard to secure a bipartisan, bicameral solution to complete the appropriations process and fund the government. It had been clear to everyone that, in order to reach an agreement, our Democratic colleagues would have to walk away from two… Continue Reading


02.11.19

House Democrats Add Poison-Pill Demand to Border Security Funding Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government: "As recently as a few days ago, our government funding discussions seemed to be in a pretty good place. Bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on finishing out the year's appropriations process seemed to be on track. We appeared headed toward a compromise result that could have provided much-needed investments in borde… Continue Reading


02.07.19

The Democrat Politician Protection Act: A Solution to An Invented Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "In the days since House Democrats began arguing for a massive federal takeover of America's elections, we've heard a lot of dramatic claims about the state of American democracy. Speaker Pelosi has denounced, quote, 'devious vote-suppression schemes.' The Democrats' … Continue Reading


02.07.19

Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act Would Help Communities Across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Today, the Senate officially turned to the Natural Resources Management Act. It's a broad, bipartisan package of 100-plus distinct land bills with importance to nearly every member of this body. I'm certainly one of them. This comprehensive legislation includes two initiatives I introduced with my House colleagues Andy Barr and H… Continue Reading


02.07.19

William Barr’s Qualifications and Job Performance Speak for Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, William Barr: "Today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are meeting to advance a number of judicial nominees and the president's choice for Attorney General here to the Senate floor. In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead … Continue Reading


02.06.19

President Calls on Congress to Walk Together Along a Higher Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding last night's State of the Union Address from President Trump: "Last night, the president shared a hopeful vision of a bright future for America. In part, he reminded us, that future is bright because of big steps we have taken together in the past two years to move this country forward. Steps like the historic tax reform that has helped middle-class families across Am… Continue Reading


02.05.19

McConnell: The State of Our Union is Strong and Growing Stronger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's legislative agenda and President Trump's State of the Union address tonight: "Yesterday the Senate took another step toward delivering an important package of legislation. We passed my amendment to the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act and voted to advance the bill, both by wide bipartisan margins. S.1 represents the broad consensus of… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Senate Continues Work on Foreign Policy Legislation, Natural Resources Bill Up Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, the Natural Resources Management Act and America's thriving economy: "For the past week now, the Senate's been considering a package of legislation to strengthen our nation's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israe… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Babies Born in U.S. Should Have Their Right to Life Respected, Receive Necessary Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Later today, the junior Senator from Nebraska will give the Senate the opportunity to address an issue of profound moral importance. I understand that he plans to ask consent to pass legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. I… Continue Reading

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