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07.12.18

A Responsible Confirmation Process for Judge Kavanaugh, Not Distortions, Scare Tactics

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: "On Monday, the president made a superb choice. He chose to fill a place on the nation's highest court with one of the nation's brightest legal minds. Judge Brett Kavanaugh brings unimpeachable academic credentials -- as a student at Yale, and a lecturer at Harva… Continue Reading


07.11.18

More Good News for America’s Workers, Middle-Class 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: "Last week, the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report. And as has become a pattern, it contained good news about the state of job opportunities nationwide. In June alone, our economy created 213,000 new jobs, with contributions from nearly every sector. … Continue Reading


07.11.18

In Judge Kavanaugh, the President Made an Outstanding Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh as we begin preparations for his confirmation process to the Supreme Court. It's impossible not to come away impressed. Judge Kavanaugh is the real deal. He has the all-star legal resume. The top-flight academic credent… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Judge Kavanaugh: One of the Preeminent Legal Minds of His Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "President Trump has made a superb selection to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit. "Judge Kavanaugh possesses an impressive resume, an outstanding legal mind, and an exemplary judicial temperament. He has serv… Continue Reading


07.09.18

‘We Should Evaluate This President’s Nominee Fairly, Based On Their Qualifications’

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 the president's Supreme Court nominee who is scheduled to be announced later tonight: "'Sexist.' "'A disaster for women.' "'Totally unacceptable.' "These are just a few of the ad hominem attacks that far-left special interest groups hurled at a federal circuit court judge whom a Republican president nominated to the Supreme Court. The … Continue Reading


06.28.18

Americans are Paying Less to Keep the Lights On

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "It's been little over six months since this Republican Congress passed historic tax reform legislation. Already, we've seen big headlines. Millions of worker bonuses, plans for thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars being invested in the Un… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 Farm Bill: "We hope to wrap up our consideration of the farm bill, a victory for American agriculture. All week, I've highlighted some of the ways this important legislation will support the family farmers whose harvest feeds America and supplies the world. It's an understatement to say this bill comes at an opportune time. "American farm communiti… Continue Reading


06.28.18

‘President’s Nominee Should Be Considered Fairly'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018: "First, I want to take another opportunity to pay tribute to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced yesterday that he'll retire from active service and assume senior status at the end of July. Justice Kennedy deserves our sincere thanks for his service a… Continue Reading


06.27.18

McConnell Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018: "Just a few moments ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and taking senior status, effective July 31st. First and foremost, I want to pause and express our gratitude for the extraordina… Continue Reading


06.27.18

American Businesses Providing Pay Raises, Bonuses, Benefits to Workers Thanks to 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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "This week, I've been discussing how the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is creating breathing room in family budgets. Yesterday, I focused on the tax cuts themselves. Lower rates, a doubled standard deduction, a bigger child tax credit -- it adds up to ser… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Farm Bill Will Bring Certainty, Predictability to America’s Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding 2018 Farm Bill: "Today, the Senate will continue our work on the Farm Bill. The bipartisan collaboration of Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow has given all senators the opportunity to review and consider this important legislation "Now we start the amendment process. Ideas from many of our colleagues have already been included in the Roberts subst… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Tax Cuts are Exactly What Middle-Class Families and Workers Deserved

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "It's been little over six months since the passage of tax reform delivered measurable relief to America's working families and job creators. Six months since Republicans implemented a simpler 21st century framework to help unleash a new generation… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Farm Bill ‘Takes Serious Steps to Ensure the Future of American Agriculture’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 farm bill: "Last evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance H.R. 2 -- the farm bill. The reason it has reached the floor in its current form, ready for consideration, amendments, and ultimately passage by the full Senate, is the leadership of Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. They've carried on the committee's proud tradition of… Continue Reading


06.25.18

America Seeing More Long-Term Investments, Business Expansions, Favorable Economic Climate

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Week after week, the evidence continues to mount that tax reform and the rest of Republicans' pro-growth, pro-family agenda is helping reinvigorate our economy and set the stage for long term job and wage growth. Just today, CNBC is reporting that… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills, Begin Work on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of bipartisan appropriations legislation and the farm bill: "This afternoon, our colleagues will vote to pass the first three of twelve appropriations bills for FY 2019. When they do, the Senate will be putting more common sense back into the appropriations process. This hasn't come easily. But thanks to the leadership of Chairman Shelby… Continue Reading


06.25.18

President to Award Kentucky War Hero with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Medal of Honor that will be awarded by President Trump posthumously to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner of Kentucky: "This week, our nation will honor the memory of a brave Kentuckian. President Trump will posthumously award First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner with our nation's highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor. "In 1941, Garlin left h… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Tax Reform Continues to Benefit Families, Businesses Across the Country

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Yesterday marked six months since Congress passed our overhaul of America's tax code. Tomorrow is six months since the president signed it into law. I remember debating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act back in December. There were two different philosophi… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Important Work Continues in Senate 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 bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "This week, we've been considering a regular appropriations package and voting on amendments. Many of us have wanted this return to regular order in appropriations for some time now. It didn't happen overnight. We owe thanks to Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy for the transparent, bipartisan… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Six Months Since Passage of Historic 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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Today marks six months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed Congress. On Friday, it will be six months since the president signed it into law. What a six months it's been. Already, Americans have seen their paychecks grow as the IRS withholds l… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Appropriations Bill Includes Important Funding for Military, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "As I discussed on the floor yesterday, returning to a regular order appropriations process is at the forefront of the Senate's agenda. Thanks to the bipartisan work of the Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, and the subcommittee chairmen, it's becoming a reality.… Continue Reading

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