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10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.09.18

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. "The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastructure fun… Continue Reading


10.09.18

McConnell Statement on Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: "First, I want to convey a few words of thanks to our dedicated Ambassador to the United Nations, who we just learned will be stepping down at the end of this year. Our nation has benefited greatly from the tough, skilled leadership that Nikki Haley brought to the United Nations. "Her tenure will be remember… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

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: "The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. When the noise fades, when the uncorroborated mud washes away, what's left is the distinguished nominee who stands before us. An acclaimed judge who… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Senate to Send Landmark Opioids Legislation to White House for Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the landmark opioids legislation before the Senate: "The Senate is also attending to other matters of critical, nationwide importance this week. Today, we'll pass a fulsome reauthorization for the critical functions of the Federal Aviation Administration. And we will also take up and pass landmark opioids legislation. It's set to deliver major relief to the … Continue Reading


10.03.18

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

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: "I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch. It has been 17 days since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press. Seventeen days of a feed… Continue Reading


10.02.18

American Workers Seeing More Opportunities, Keeping More of their Paychecks

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 deliver good news. My home state of Kentucky is no exception. Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to take part in the announcement of a major new investment in my hometown of Louisville. GE Appliances unveiled its plan to create … Continue Reading


10.02.18

Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

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: "Yesterday, I said that if we stop and listen, we can practically hear the Democrats trying to move the goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Remember, before Judge Kavanaugh was even named, several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee indicated they'd oppose whom… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Senate to Vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination 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 president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of the most qualified and most impressive Supreme Court nominees in our nation's history, is moving forward. On Friday, the Judiciary Committee reported his nomination favorably. Then, here on the floor, we officially moved to take u… Continue Reading


09.28.18

Senate Begins Consideration of the Kavanaugh Nomination

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: "For the information of all our colleagues, there were two very significant developments today. This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported out Judge Kavanaugh favorably. All eleven Republican members of the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of reporting him out with a favorable recomm… Continue Reading


09.26.18

McConnell: Chairman Grassley Has Worked to Put Together a Fair Process

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: "Tomorrow morning, the Senate and the American people will hear from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford under oath. We will hear sworn testimony from both of them regarding the allegation of 30-plus-year-old misconduct that Dr. Ford has raised. It goes without saying, but … Continue Reading


09.25.18

America’s Economy is Reaching New Heights

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: "For months, we've heard the firsthand accounts of American workers and job creators who have felt the immediate impacts of Republicans' pro-growth, pro-opportunity agenda. We've heard from working parents who have received raises and special bonuses as a result of… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Senate Continues to Confirm Vital 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 nominees: "As I noted yesterday, the Senate continues to make progress on critical national priorities. We're restoring the regular order appropriations process. We're securing common-sense reforms to infrastructure policy and the longest authorization of the FAA in over 35 years. And this week, we'r… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Democrats Handled Allegations Irresponsibly, Chairman Grassley Will Not

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: "In the past week and a half, the American people have seen a confusing and chaotic process play out here in the U.S. Senate. They've seen uncorroborated, decades-old allegations of wrongdoing pop up in the press at the last minute, just as Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process was … Continue Reading


09.24.18

Senate Continues Work on FAA Reform, Water Infrastructure, Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation before the Senate: "Last week, our efforts to restore regular appropriations hit another milestone. The president signed into law our first appropriations package. It will fund critical efforts in energy research and security, waterways and infrastructure projects, and improving care at the VA. Earlier this month, the Senate passed the conference … Continue Reading


09.24.18

‘Judge Kavanaugh is a Man of Strong Character and Tremendous Integrity’

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: "Let me start with a quote: 'I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got.' That was the Democratic Leader on television mere hours after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. Others pledged their opposition before he was even named. Before they'd reviewe… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Senate to Pass Funding for Military, Addressing Opioid Crisis

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: "Currently before the Senate is a crucial appropriations measure for the upcoming fiscal year. The conference report that will fund the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Defense. It's the second minibus conference report we've taken up in what has already been an important year fo… Continue Reading

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