Remarks

09.15.20

McConnell: “Unity, Strength, and Resolve” the Only Way to Confront “Basket Case” Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "Yesterday I discussed the tide of good news flowing out of the Middle East. "Peace agreements between Israel and the UAE and Israel and Bahrain will be documented at the White House later today. Even more Arab countries are reportedly considering following suit. "The winds of change are blowing across the Middle East. "Thanks in large pa… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Democrats Threatening to Kill the Filibuster While Filibustering Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats blocking COVID-19 aid: "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. "We want to get hundreds of billions more dollars into the pipeline for kids, jobs, and healthcare. "But unfortunately, Senate Democrats ch… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Historic Peace Agreements Between Israel and Arab Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "When I address the situation in the Middle East, it's often to discuss instability, terror, or other threats to the United States and its partners like Israel. "Those threats still exist. But I'm very glad to be speaking today because peace is breaking out. And it's breaking out more quickly than we can even stage the official ceremonies to… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell: Every Senator Will Vote Today to Help Working Families or Give Them Nothing

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: "Congress has spent months talking -- talking -- about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should w… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell Honors Heroes In Advance of the Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "Nineteen years ago tomorrow, thousands of our fellow Americans were murdered by terrorists. National landmarks were burning. Brave first responders in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania rushed into mortal danger, putting their lives on the line to save strangers. "And as the dust… Continue Reading


09.09.20

McConnell Introduces Bill to Recognize a Uniform, National Standard for Thoroughbred Racing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act: "On Saturday, the world of sports once again revolved around my hometown of Louisville for the 146th Kentucky Derby. "Like so many other events, the coronavirus made this year's Derby look a little different. "The race had already been postponed for only the second time in history. And none of th… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Democrats Have Run Out of Excuses Not To Legislate for American Families

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: "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. "Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block everything. "Republicans develop a serious plan t… Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID-19 Relief: “Senators Will Vote This Week and the American People Will Be Watching”

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 has spent the last six months fighting the medical, economic, and social effects of this pandemic. "The Senate's historic rescue package from back in March, the CARES Act, has gone a long way to help American workers and families endure these incredible challenges. "It delivered the extra federal unemployment benefits that help… Continue Reading


08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

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: "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More COVID-19 Relief

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: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

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: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading


08.10.20

McConnell Condemns Arrest of Jimmy Lai

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "This weekend brought more unsettling news in the ongoing struggle for Hong Kong to preserve any shred of its civil liberties and self-governance. "One of the region's most prominent pro-democracy advocates, Jimmy Lai, was arrested yesterday for alleged violations of the so-called "national security" law imposed by Beijing. "Last year, after an h… Continue Reading


08.10.20

“Democrats Said ‘Our Way or the Highway’”

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: "I had hoped that this week, the Senate would be busy providing more coronavirus aid. Chairmen and ranking members would be working overtime, across the aisle, to finalize another major pandemic relief package for the American people. "After all, there are so many important ways in which American families need help, and which Democrats say t… Continue Reading


08.06.20

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

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: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we … Continue Reading


08.05.20

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

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: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch.… Continue Reading


08.05.20

McConnell Extends Senate’s Condolences to the People of Lebanon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's explosion in Beirut: "First, I extend the Senate's condolences to the people of Lebanon, following yesterday's horrific explosion in Beirut. Reports indicate that at least 100 have died and more than 4,000 others were injured. "The Lebanese people have seen more than their share of tragedy. Civil war. Syrian occupation. Terrorism and assassinatio… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Democrats Won’t Budge From Far-Left Wish List to Get COVID-19 Relief to Americans

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: "Another day has come and gone in this once-in-a-century national battle for our country. "Yesterday, more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus. "Yesterday, more doctors and nurses worked long shifts on the front lines, fighting to heal strangers and limit a national death toll that now… Continue Reading


08.03.20

“It’s Time for the Democratic Leadership to Get Serious About Making Law 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 relief: "Last week, the Senate Democratic Leader brought an end to the additional federal benefit for unemployed workers. Republicans tried multiple times to extend the money, including at the same dollar level that our colleague himself said he wanted. But the Democratic Leader blocked it all. "This is the dynamic on the Democratic side that killed th… Continue Reading


08.03.20

McConnell Urges Seriousness and Unity on Election Security, Not Partisan Cherry-Picking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "This week, officials from the Intelligence Community, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security will brief us on foreign efforts to influence our politics and elections, and how the Administration is defending us. "Every one of our colleagues should attend one of these sessions. "Sharing sensitive threat information with Congress … Continue Reading


08.03.20

McConnell Addresses the Tragic Deaths of Nine American Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Navy-Marines tragedy: "The Senate mourns the tragedy that we now know took place Thursday off the coast of Southern California. "According to official reports, nine American servicemembers -- eight Marines and one sailor -- died during a training exercise. "These young servicemembers were all between the ages of 19 and 23. It is heartbreaking. "The uni… Continue Reading

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