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06.14.18

McConnell on Defense Bill: We’ll Fulfill Our Solemn Responsibility to Our Military

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): "For the past week, the Senate has been considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. It's a thorough bill. It's a bipartisan bill. The Armed Services committee has conducted hearing after hearing, gathering testimony from our nation's top military leaders. They've he… Continue Reading


06.13.18

More Jobs, More Wage Growth, More Opportunities

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: "There's been no shortage of recent reporting on the economic progress that is flooding across our country. Take a New York Times headline from earlier this month: 'We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.' Or this, from a Wall Street Journal e… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Defense Bill Critical To America’s 21st Century Military

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): "Last week, Secretary of Defense Mattis met with our NATO allies in Brussels. He offered an important reminder. Quote, 'threats to our collective security have not waned.' In other words, it remains a challenging time to defend our nation, our interests and our values.Secretary Mattis has be… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Farm Bill Will Benefit Farmers, Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the farm bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018: "This morning, my colleagues and I on the Agriculture Committee will mark up the farm bill. It's a landmark piece of legislation that will benefit farmers and communities throughout the country. I'll have much more to say on this subject in the days and weeks ahead, particularly when it arrives here on the floo… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Economic Growth Continues 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 the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "I want to share the Senate's warmest wishes for a speedy recovery with Larry Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President, who is currently recovering at Walter Reed from what we're told was a small heart attack. Larry is not… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Our Responsibility to Support America’s Military

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): "History clearly shows us that skillful diplomacy, global peace, and a strong American military are in no way opposed to one another. Quite the opposite. These components of America's strength are complementary. As President Reagan explained, quote, 'peace does not exist of its own will. It … Continue Reading


06.12.18

McConnell on Summit with North Korea: A Historic First Step in an Important Negotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's historic summit between American and North Korean officials in Singapore: "Just a few hours ago, President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, National Security Advisor Bolton, and the rest of the American delegation concluded their summit meeting with North Korean officials. "This was an historic first step in an important negotiation. In the wor… Continue Reading


06.11.18

A Significant Slowdown in the Federal Government’s Red Tape Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA): "Today marks another important milestone in our efforts to cut back the forest of red tape the Obama administration left behind. Effective today, thanks to the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has rolled back meddlesome and unnecessary regulations that Democrat… Continue Reading


06.11.18

Defense Bill is Top Item on Senate To-Do List

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): "Later this afternoon, the Senate will move to begin considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have spent months engaged in thorough work and bipartisan collaboration. Now, the whole Senate will take up their legisla… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Getting the Federal Government Out of the American People’s Way

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: "Sixteen months ago, President Trump and Republican majorities arrived in Washington with clear instructions from the American people -- get the federal government out of our way. A decade of Democratic control meant that taxes were too high, regulations were too bu… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Greater Readiness, Enhanced Capabilities, More Support for Military Families

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 Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, Kenneth Marcus, and the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, the Senate will consider the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to serve as the Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. His resume includes degrees fr… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Bipartisan Defense Bill Will Ensure Military Readiness

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): "This morning, I was honored to meet a number of Kentucky veterans at the World War II Memorial and welcome them to Washington. My father fought in World War II. So I was particularly grateful to hear these veterans' stories and share in their special moment of remembrance. I thanked each of … Continue Reading


06.06.18

McConnell: We’ll Keep Delivering on Legislation to Make America Stronger, Safer and More Prosperous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the cancellation of the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess due to historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Yesterday, I announced that the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess will not occur this year. Members will be able to meet with our constituents during a standard one-week state work period at the beginning of the month. Then, we'll c… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Important Opioid Research Taking Place in Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic: "I spoke yesterday about the new job opportunities flooding into the U.S. economy. It's all thanks to the ingenuity of American workers and job-creators, with an assist from Republican policies. Just this year, more than one million new jobs have been created. More than three million new jobs since January 2017. The unemployme… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Defense Bill Will Direct Resources, Equip Our Nation’s Military

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 National Defense Authorization Act: "Earlier this year, the Senate took a major step forward on behalf of our national defense. After years of harmful spending caps undermining the combat readiness of our armed services, we brokered a two-year spending agreement that included the largest year-on-year increase in defense funding in fifteen… Continue Reading


06.05.18

This Slate of Judicial Nominees Should Be Promptly Confirmed

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: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Robert Wier to serve on the Eastern District Court of Kentucky by a vote of 90-1. This was a needless delay, but I look forward to confirming this well-qualified nominee later this morning. "Next, the Senate will turn to Fernando … Continue Reading


06.04.18

More Than One Million Jobs Created Since the Passage of Republican Tax Reform

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 brought another set of encouraging headlines about our growing economy. In the month of May, the U.S. economy generated 223,000 new jobs. Unemployment has fallen to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since April of 2000. And the proportion of American adults … Continue Reading


06.04.18

Senate to Consider Three More High-Quality Judicial 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: "The Senate will begin this week by voting on three more of the president's well-qualified nominees for the federal judiciary. First on the slate is Magistrate Judge Robert Wier, selected by President Trump to serve as a district judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. "Judge… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Senate Completes Work on More Nominations, Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the work that has been done Senate in the past week: "We've already confirmed two executive branch nominees and will process two more before the end of the week. First up is Jelena McWilliams, President Trump's well-qualified pick to chair the FDIC Board of Directors. This week, we've also seen an impressive proposal to reform the way Congress handles workp… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Landmark Veterans Health Bill Will Soon Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional passage of the VA MISSION Act of 2018: "We're in the midst of quite a productive week here in the Senate. Yesterday, this body did its part in fulfilling an important promise to our nation's veterans. We passed the VA MISSION Act by a wide, bipartisan margin. Having already passed the House, this truly landmark bill will now head to the Whi… Continue Reading

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