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02.07.19

The Democrat Politician Protection Act: A Solution to An Invented Crisis

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: "In the days since House Democrats began arguing for a massive federal takeover of America's elections, we've heard a lot of dramatic claims about the state of American democracy. Speaker Pelosi has denounced, quote, 'devious vote-suppression schemes.' The Democrats' … Continue Reading


02.07.19

Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act Would Help Communities Across U.S.

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: "Today, the Senate officially turned to the Natural Resources Management Act. It's a broad, bipartisan package of 100-plus distinct land bills with importance to nearly every member of this body. I'm certainly one of them. This comprehensive legislation includes two initiatives I introduced with my House colleagues Andy Barr and H… Continue Reading


02.07.19

William Barr’s Qualifications and Job Performance Speak for Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, William Barr: "Today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are meeting to advance a number of judicial nominees and the president's choice for Attorney General here to the Senate floor. In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead … Continue Reading


02.06.19

President Calls on Congress to Walk Together Along a Higher Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding last night's State of the Union Address from President Trump: "Last night, the president shared a hopeful vision of a bright future for America. In part, he reminded us, that future is bright because of big steps we have taken together in the past two years to move this country forward. Steps like the historic tax reform that has helped middle-class families across Am… Continue Reading


02.05.19

McConnell: The State of Our Union is Strong and Growing Stronger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's legislative agenda and President Trump's State of the Union address tonight: "Yesterday the Senate took another step toward delivering an important package of legislation. We passed my amendment to the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act and voted to advance the bill, both by wide bipartisan margins. S.1 represents the broad consensus of… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Senate Continues Work on Foreign Policy Legislation, Natural Resources Bill Up Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, the Natural Resources Management Act and America's thriving economy: "For the past week now, the Senate's been considering a package of legislation to strengthen our nation's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israe… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Babies Born in U.S. Should Have Their Right to Life Respected, Receive Necessary Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Later today, the junior Senator from Nebraska will give the Senate the opportunity to address an issue of profound moral importance. I understand that he plans to ask consent to pass legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. I… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Democrats Seeking Power Over Our Nation’s Elections Through the Democrat Politician Protection Act

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: "Earlier this week I began discussing H.R. 1, House Democrats' marquee bill for the new Congress. I've stated this week that it really adds up to one big, expensive partisan power grab. An effort to centralize more control over Americans' speech and Americans' voting … Continue Reading


01.31.19

Senate Democrats Continue Foreign Policy Debate Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Earlier this week, Senate Democrats stopped filibustering the important legislation before us. They finally joined Republicans and voted to advance these measures to renew our commitment to Israel, deepen our coop… Continue Reading


01.30.19

H.R. 1: A Democrat Political Power Grab

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: "Yesterday, I spoke for the first time on a subject that House Democrats have crowned their signature effort for this Congress -- H.R. 1, also known as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act.' Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are advertising it as a package of urgen… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Senate Democrats Still Trying to Block Crucial Foreign Policy Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "As I've discussed several times, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act is a consequential legislative package that would strengthen vital partnerships and reaffirm our active role in matters … Continue Reading


01.29.19

“The Democrat Politician Protection Act”

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: "This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives are beginning the committee process for a bill they're saying is their party's signature priority for this Congress. They are so focused on this legislation that they've given it the ceremonial designation of H.R. … Continue Reading


01.29.19

Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Yesterday afternoon, Senate Democrats finally dropped their filibuster of S.1, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act. It took 24 days and four cloture votes, but enough of my Democratic colleagues have now voted to … Continue Reading


01.28.19

Senate to Overcome Filibuster of Middle East Policy Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Later this afternoon, the Senate will hold its fourth cloture vote on a package of important foreign-policy legislation that was introduced back on January 4th. For weeks, now, Senate Democrats have effectively filibustered this legislat… Continue Reading


01.25.19

McConnell Supports President’s Plan to Re-open the Government

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 re-open the government: "For weeks, I've stated that I wouldn't let the Senate become a theater for show votes and messaging stunts from either side. We'd only vote on plans that stood an actual chance of being signed by the president and thus becoming law. "So I was glad to see today the president's announcement that he and Democrats … Continue Reading


01.24.19

Senate to Vote Today on Compromise to End Government Shutdown

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 re-open the government: "Later today -- on Day 34 of this partial government shutdown -- the Senate will be voting on a proposal to end it. We'll be voting on the one plan -- the only one on the table -- that could reopen the shuttered portions of the federal government. A pragmatic compromise that could end this impasse right away. So … Continue Reading


01.23.19

Senate to Vote Tomorrow on Plan to Re-Open the Government, Fund Border Security

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 re-open the government: "Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the plan put forward by President Trump to re-open the closed portions of the federal government right away, increase security on our southern border, deliver disaster recovery funding, and address some outstanding immigration issues. By way of reminder, this is a compromise mea… Continue Reading


01.22.19

Senate to Vote this Week to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction and the President's plan to re-open the closed portions of the federal government, fund border security and address additional immigration measures: "Here's what happened this weekend with respect to the continuing disagreement over funding the government. Two things happened over the weekend… "On Saturday, the Senate was in session, and… Continue Reading


01.17.19

McConnell Votes to Support More Protection for the Lives of Unborn Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 46th annual March for Life and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act: "Tomorrow, Washington will play host to one of our nation's proudest examples of peaceful activism, the 46th annual March for Life. Hundreds of thousands of Americans -- from different states, different faiths, different ethnic backgrounds -- will speak with one voice on behalf o… Continue Reading


01.16.19

Barr Has the Experience, Integrity, Total Commitment to be Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr: "Even in the midst of this political climate, the president's nominee for Attorney General delivered an impressive performance during the first day of his hearings before the Judiciary Committee. Senators were reminded exactly why he won bipartisan admiration from this body back in 1991 and wa… Continue Reading

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