Remarks

07.30.18

Senate to Consider Another Impressive Circuit Court Nominee

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 consideration of Britt Cagle Grant, President Trump's nominee to serve on the 11th Circuit Court: "The Senate has a lot to do this week. We'll finish up the set of appropriations measures we've been considering for several days and take four more big steps towards our goal of completing a regular appropriations process and funding the government … Continue Reading


07.26.18

Appropriations Bill A Win For Families, Communities Nationwide

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: "This week, the Senate has continued our regular appropriations process. We're considering four important funding measures that will account for about an eighth of discretionary spending. This bill will keep resources flowing to a long list of key government functions. We're talking about everything fr… Continue Reading


07.26.18

American Workers, Job Creators Continue to Thrive

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: "Later today, Vice President Pence will visit Wheeling, West Virginia to discuss Republicans' pro-growth agenda. Now, for the better part of a decade, the people of West Virginia heard a lot of talk from Washington. During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senato… Continue Reading


07.26.18

Who Do They Expect To Believe This Stuff?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: 'I'd like to talk about the president's well-qualified nominee for the Supreme Court. A number of us have already met with Judge Kavanaugh. More senators, from both sides of the aisle, have meetings scheduled. By all accounts, including my own, he's a fair and th… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Americans Are Seeing Results

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, we're discussing the difference between rhetoric and results when it comes to our economy. Yesterday, I described how my Democratic friends spent the Obama years talking about the importance of rebuilding American manufacturing. They talked about it. Bu… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Bipartisan Work Continues on Appropriations in Senate

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: "I spoke yesterday about the bipartisan cooperation that's made it possible for us to return to a regular appropriations process. Collaboration got the four measures we're now considering through the subcommittee and full committee process, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Leahy, a… Continue Reading


07.24.18

Appropriations Legislation Includes Funding for Infrastructure, Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

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: "Yesterday, the Senate began considering our next set of appropriations measures for Fiscal Year 2019. Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy have led an exemplary bipartisan process through subcommittee and full committee work. Yesterday, that same bipartisan spirit was here on the floor, when we w… Continue Reading


07.24.18

American Manufacturing 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: "Yesterday, the White House hosted a 'Made in America' showcase, featuring products manufactured in each state, including Stoneware & Company from my home state, which makes the famous Louisville Stoneware kitchen and dining sets. Well, talking about reviving Am… Continue Reading


07.24.18

McConnell Honors US Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson who died in line of duty twenty years ago today: "I'd like to begin this morning by remembering two heroes -- and the events that claimed their lives 20 years ago today, right here in the Capitol. On July 24, 1998, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson made the … Continue Reading


07.19.18

America’s Growing Economy Helping Employers, Workers, Families

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 discussed a number of converging reports that highlight the strength of this economy for middle-class families and job creators. U.S. retail sales just increased for the fifth consecutive month. Earlier this year, consumer confidence hit its highest… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Independent Counsel Whiplash

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "Speaking of excellent nominees -- I'd like to speak for a moment about President Trump's outstanding choice for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This week, even more of our colleagues have had the opportunity to meet with Judge Kavanaugh. I'm sure they'… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senate Considering More Well-Qualified Judicial Nominee

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 judicial nominees: "Well, the Senate's continuing our productive summer. This week we've been focused on confirming more of the president's qualified nominees. After his confirmation yesterday, Andrew Oldham of Texas will now bring his impressive credentials and years of distinguished public service t… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Workers, Middle-Class Families Benefiting from Healthy American Economy

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: "It's been a year and a half since these Republican majorities took their seats in Congress and a Republican president was sworn in. In 2016, the American people made it clear that it was time to try something new. They were tired of a so-called 'recovery' that focu… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Impressive Nominees

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 judicial nominees: "This week, the Senate continues to confirm impressive nominees whom President Trump has asked to serve our country. We've confirmed two Assistant Secretaries for the Department of Education, Scott Stump and James Blew. We've confirmed a member of the Board of Governors of the Feder… Continue Reading


07.17.18

Republican Pro-Growth Agenda Continues to Benefit American Manufacturers

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: "In what's becoming an historic year for favorable economic news, there are plenty of ways to measure how American workers, job creators, and entrepreneurs are writing a new chapter. After nearly a decade of stagnating pay and vanishing opportunities, recent months … Continue Reading


07.17.18

IRS Announcement A Victory For Free Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it will no longer require donor lists from certain nonprofit organizations: "Last night, the Internal Revenue Service made an important announcement. It's particularly welcome news to those of us who are intently focused on defending the First Amendment, for those of us who raised concerns during … Continue Reading


07.16.18

America’s Economy Continues to Surge 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: "Fueled by American workers and job creators, and assisted by the pro-growth policies of this Republican government, our economy continues to surge ahead. Last week, we examined the Department of Labor's June jobs report, which indicated another month of remarkable … Continue Reading


07.16.18

More Praise for Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "It's been less than a week since the president nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Already, praise has poured in for his legal abilities, professional accomplishments, and personal character. Some of the most in… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Hiring Rate in America at 11-Year High

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 evidence keeps mounting that -- with Republicans at the helm in the White House, the House, and the Senate -- the American people are enjoying what amounts to the most pro-worker, pro-opportunity economic moment in recent memory. "Already in 2018, the number o… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Continued 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 bipartisan work on appropriations: "While Judge Kavanaugh's nomination has filled up the headlines this week, the Senate's continued to attend to important legislation. Yesterday, the Senate voted to proceed to conference with the House on the first three of this year's appropriations bills. I understand the conferees are planning to meet as soon… Continue Reading

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