Remarks

08.23.18

Praise for Judge Kavanaugh from Across the Political Spectrum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 'This week, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has continued meeting with members of this body. So far, I believe the only Senators who've met with this nominee and then had negative things to say about him were Democrats who'd already announced beforehand they would oppose him. I suspect that, with Ju… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senate Working to Fund National Priorities, Local Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "This week, we've been considering appropriations measures to fund the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. These bills will make America stronger -- overseas and right here at home. They attend to national priorities like providing the resources needed to… Continue Reading


08.23.18

McConnell Discusses Senate Work To Be Completed By Labor Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Well, this continues to be a productive August here in the United States Senate. We reconvened this month because too much of the American people's business remained outstanding. Too many legislative priorities unfinished. Too many uncontroversial, completely qualified nominees left langu… Continue Reading


08.22.18

Appropriations Legislation to Provide Funding to Address Opioid Crisis, Medical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "I'm proud that, on this Congress's watch, our economy has produced so many job opportunities for the American people. Here was the AP's headline a few weeks ago: 'Open jobs outnumber U.S. unemployed for third straight month.' But that growth and prosperity needs to reach all families, and all communities. That … Continue Reading


08.22.18

Bonuses, Pay Raises, Tax-Cuts for Middle Class Families Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, I've been highlighting some examples of the strength of the U.S. economy. The people of West Virginia, where President Trump visited yesterday evening, are no exception to this national trend. During the Obama years, West Virginia's economy was hit hard.… Continue Reading


08.21.18

America’s Economy Continues to Steam Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Our servicemembers won't be the only Americans who will be receiving well-deserved pay raises. As Republicans' pro-opportunity agenda continues to take hold, our economy continues to steam ahead. And working families across the country are reaping the benefits. By … Continue Reading


08.21.18

Appropriations Legislation Will Provide Our Military With The Support They Deserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "This week, the Senate is considering the eighth and ninth of twelve appropriations measures for FY 19. They'll deliver on some of the most important promises we make to the American people. First and foremost is our promise to defend the nation -- and to meet our obligation to the brave men and women who do so.… Continue Reading


08.21.18

McConnell on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the EPA's replacement for the costly Obama-era "Clean Power Plan:" "The Obama Administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era. An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime -- built not on effective policy, but on far-left ideo… Continue Reading


08.20.18

McConnell on Economy: Good News Continues to Roll In

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "If I sound like a broken record discussing the pro-growth, pro-worker trends in our nation's economy, it's because the headlines continue to roll in faster than I can relate them. Here's one headline from last week: 'Small business confidence hits another record h… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Continued Bipartisan Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "Last week, the Senate turned to a critically important pair of appropriations bills -- those which encompass the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education. And we proceeded to this legislation by unanimous consent. That might seem like a small detail, in the scheme of things. But… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Healthy Economy, Tax Reform, Paying Dividends For Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Last week, members were back in our home states, meeting with constituents. I had the opportunity to visit a remarkable business in my hometown of Louisville. Caldwell Tanks has been making large industrial and water storage tanks in Kentucky for over a hundred ye… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Two More Impressive Nominees for the Fourth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominees for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Marvin Quattlebaum and Jay Richardson. "The Senate is currently considering two well-qualified judicial nominees, both for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Yesterday afternoon, we voted to advance the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Sout… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Senate Continues Work on Vital Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "The Senate is back in session this August for a simple reason. We have more to do for the families across America who count on us to work hard and fight for them. That's why the next legislation the Senate will consider is the pair of critically important appropriations bills that will fund our national defense… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Best Evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination is His Twelve-Year Record on the D.C. Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "As the Senate reconvenes to cross more items off our to-do list, we should take pride in all we've already accomplished this summer. This month alone, we've already advanced the Senate's Farm Bill to conference committee and named conferees to finalize this important legislation. "We als… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Middle Class Families, Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from Republican Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: 'The U.S. economy continues to receive a lot of attention. In June, from the New York Times: 'New milestones in jobs report signal a bustling economy.' In July: 'Sales of small businesses are going through the roof.' And just yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal: '… Continue Reading


08.01.18

John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to Become Law This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Now, this appropriations package is not the only important business the Senate's been working on this week. Yesterday, we passed an important extension of the flood insurance program and sent it to the White House for the president's signature. We confirmed the 24th circuit court nominee alre… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Senate Completes Work on Seventh Appropriations Bill, Funds Key Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "For more than a week, the Senate has carefully considered a set of four appropriations bills. Together, they'll account for about one eighth of discretionary spending for the next fiscal year. They allocate funds for a variety of pressing needs in communities around the country. And they represent fou… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, Small Business Expansions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "We learned last week that second quarter real GDP growth exceeded 4%. That's the best quarterly growth rate in four years and one of the strongest reports since the Great Recession. Earlier this month, we learned that new claims for unemployment insurance recently … Continue Reading


07.31.18

McConnell: I Will Continue to Stand With the Brave Men and Women of ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Louisville Friday: "First, I want to take a few moments to discuss the brave men and women who serve in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I had the privilege of visiting the ICE office in Louisville this past Friday and meeting with agents in person. This is a federal agency th… Continue Reading


07.30.18

America’s Economy is Thriving

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "On Friday, the Commerce Department reported some outstanding news. In the second quarter of 2018, the United States' real gross domestic product grew by 4.1%. This number is just the latest point in a long series of evidence that shows the American economy is thriv… Continue Reading

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