Remarks

03.05.19

Nominees for Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts Up Next in Senate

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 voted to advance the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing to serve on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As I noted yesterday, Ms. Rushing comes with significant appellate experience, and has filed 47 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. It's clear to me, as it was to a majority of ou… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Democrats Embracing One Radical, Half-Baked Socialist Proposal After Another

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' socialist proposals: "Like many Americans, I've spent the last several weeks watching with interest as prominent leaders in the Democratic Party have engaged in a political footrace. They're sprinting as far left as possible, as quickly as possible, trying to outdo one another. The result is that one of our two major political parties has begun embracing one… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Leader McConnell: Senator Shelby Delivers Results for Alabama and the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), who just became Alabama's longest-serving Senator: "I know the entire Senate joins me today in offering deep sympathies to the communities affected by yesterday's spate of tornadoes in east Alabama and Georgia. As first responders continue to search for survivors in the rubble, we know that at least 23 innocent lives were lost to this dis… Continue Reading


02.28.19

‘Medicare for None’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a bill from House Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "All week I've been spotlighting our Democratic colleagues' hard left turn toward socialism. Their fixation on gaining more government control over more of Americans' lives. With the Democrat Politician Protection Act, Washington Democrats want to control more of what Ame… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Progress Continues on Nominees in Senate

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: "This week, the Senate has made progress in confirming the president's nominees. On Tuesday, Eric Miller became the 31st circuit court judge confirmed under this administration. Yesterday, we confirmed Michael Desmond to serve as chief counsel at the IRS. Of course, this progress is only remarkable gi… Continue Reading


02.28.19

McConnell Statement on President’s Summit in Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam: "I'd like to begin with a few words on President Trump's Hanoi summit with North Korea. The president should be commended for his personal commitment to persuading Kim Jong Un to pursue a different path. By January 2017, it was clear the prior administration's so-called policy of 'strategic patie… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: Foolish and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Today, the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chairman Barrasso, is meeting to consider legislation that would help reduce, capture, and find productive uses for carbon dioxide emissions. It's an important subject. It deserves a serious approach. But as we all know, some on the far left have recently offered other ideas on this subject.… Continue Reading


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

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