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02.13.23

Fentanyl Crossing Our Southern Border Is Killing Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding fentanyl and the border crisis: "'Losing a child is the hardest thing that can ever happen to a parent. It's out of the natural order.' "Madam President, those are the words of a grieving father in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After struggling for years against opioid addiction, his son was killed by a lethal dose of fentanyl in 2021. "That year marked a seco… Continue Reading


02.09.23

McConnell on the State of the Union: Americans Deserve Accountability, Not Excuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's State of the Union Address: "Thirteen percent of the American people believe the state of our union is 'strong.' "Just 16 percent say they are better off financially today than they were two years ago. "But on Tuesday night, it took President Biden the most words in the history of the State of the Union to declare that everything is goin… Continue Reading


02.07.23

Biden Administration Delivers Second Year of Overwhelming Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's State of the Union: "This evening, President Biden will begin the back half of his term with his State of the Union address to Congress. "But the White House's attempts to script the message for this week have been upset by recent events. Over the last several days, the country learned that on President Biden's watch, the state of our uni… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Capito and Senate Republicans Target Runaway Biden Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding runaway regulations: "Today, Ranking Member Capito of the Environment and Public Works Committee will introduce an important resolution on behalf of millions of American farmers, ranchers, and builders. "Two years ago, the Biden Administration picked up an Obama-era crusade to micromanage the small businesses that help feed, clothe, and power America. "Li… Continue Reading


02.02.23

High Turnout and Happy Voters Under Law Democrats Cynically Called “Jim Crow 2.0”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "At this time one year ago, the Democratic Party was in the middle of a hysterical meltdown over a new voting law in the state of Georgia. "The President of the United States declared the state's modest changes to election procedures were, 'Jim Crow 2.0.' He said the law was about 'voter suppression and election subversion.' He said citizens s… Continue Reading


02.01.23

McConnell on Second Anniversary of Burma Coup and Next Steps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Today marks a solemn anniversary for the people of Burma, and for all of us around the world who've spent years rooting for them to make progress towards greater freedom and more stable democracy. "Two years ago, their hopes of stable democracy were wrenched away by a brutal military coup. "To date, this takeover by the Tatmadaw has displaced 1.2 … Continue Reading


02.01.23

“Reverse Robin Hood”: Democrats’ Student Loan Socialism Robs the Working Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: "There are lots of egregious ways that President Biden has wasted taxpayer money trying to buy up his low approval ratings. But the Democrats' proposal for student loan socialism is one of the worst. "It's like the Democrats paid scientists in a lab to invent the most unfair government handout that could possibly exist. "Democrats … Continue Reading


02.01.23

McConnell Remarks Ahead of Biden-McCarthy Meeting on Government Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government borrowing: "Later today, the Speaker of the House and the President will begin bipartisan discussions about the future trajectory of the government's borrowing and spending. "It is right, appropriate, and entirely normal that our need to raise the debt limit would be paired with negotiations regarding Democrats' runaway printing and spending. "… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Embarrassing Nominee is a Symptom of Biden Administration’s Disrespect for Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judicial nominations and the Constitution: "The Constitution charges the Senate with giving advice and - if we choose - providing our consent to the President's judicial appointments. "The President nominates somebody whom he thinks ought to serve on the federal bench… and the nominee comes here to the Senate for their job interview. "Sometimes the… Continue Reading


01.30.23

McConnell on Democrats’ Mismanagement of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American energy security: "The new Republican House of Representatives has already done more to protect our nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve than the single-party Democratic government did in two years. "First, House Republicans passed legislation that would ban the federal government from selling energy from the SPR to benefit our nation's number one … Continue Reading


01.26.23

Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree is a Giant, Tangled Mess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' failing legislation: "The Senate is witnessing an unusual sight: Our colleague from West Virginia, Senator Manchin, is trying to roll back legislation that he himself wrote and passed less than a year ago. "Reports say the Senator now wants Congress to delay the new electric vehicle tax credit that he himself hand-designed just last summer! Unti… Continue Reading


01.25.23

Americans Want Law and Order, Democrats Want Leniency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Here are just a few scenes from across our country in the last few weeks. "Thirty people were shot in Chicago this past weekend alone. That's up from 21 the weekend before. "In Philadelphia, police are investigating a carjacking spree that's reportedly being carried out by armed juveniles. 'They put a gun to my head and they took the van. … Continue Reading


01.25.23

McConnell Welcomes Overdue Announcements on New Ukraine Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Here on the floor yesterday, I called on America's European allies, including Germany, to do more to equip Ukraine with long-requested tanks - not just to resist Russian aggression, but to defeat it. "I have consistently called on the Biden Administration to be more proactive and to lead by example in delivering lethal aid like long-range weapons… Continue Reading


01.24.23

McConnell: Ukraine Assistance Must Aim at Victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "It's been almost a full year since Vladimir Putin escalated Russia's brutal war against Ukraine. "Nearly nine years since he began his military effort to take over the sovereign country in early 2014. "And Putin's non-military efforts to meddle in Ukraine, undermine it, and control its population long predated that. "It's been fifteen years sin… Continue Reading


01.24.23

Blue Cities Rebelling Against President Biden’s Open Borders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "The Biden Administration has spent two years turning its back on the proven tools and policies that Republicans used to strengthen our southern border. Two years of a functionally open-borders policy from Washington Democrats. And two years of chaos and suffering as a result. "Last week, Customs and Border Protection announced that an alr… Continue Reading


01.23.23

McConnell Welcomes Senator Pete Ricketts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE): "Moments ago, the Senate returned to our full 100-person strength as Nebraska's new junior Senator took the oath of office. "The Cornhusker State expects a lot from its leaders. For the last eight years, Nebraskans could rest easy knowing they had Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse on the job here in Washington. And during that same ti… Continue Reading


01.23.23

Senate Democrats Must Finally Put First Things First

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate priorities: "The American people want and need this 118th Congress to work differently from the past two years that we just finished. "We just had two years of one-party Democratic control. "Two years of spending us into record inflation on party-line votes. "Two years of ignoring top priorities of the American people, like violent crime and open … Continue Reading


01.03.23

McConnell Honors Retiring Senator Ben Sasse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE): "Normally, when a new Congress convenes on the third of January, the Senate has already said farewell to all of our departing colleagues. "But this first week of the 118th Congress is also the last week we'll get to enjoy the collegial and cerebral stylings of our friend the junior Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse. "I spoke earli… Continue Reading


01.03.23

McConnell Pays Tribute to Former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield (D-MT), the previously-longest-serving Party Leader in Senate history: "Last November, my Republican colleagues reelected me to another two-year term serving our Conference as Leader. "The greatest honor of my career is representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky in this chamber and fighting for my fellow Kentuckians. … Continue Reading


12.21.22

Funding Bill Makes Essential Investments in American Strength and Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The bipartisan government funding bill before this body is imperfect but strong. It will make huge new investments in our Armed Forces while cutting non-defense, non-veterans baseline spending in real dollars. "Let me say that again: The world's greatest military will get the funding increase that it needs, outpacing inflation. Meanwhi… Continue Reading

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