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03.17.21

Becerra Nomination: Light on Health Expertise, Heavy on “Commitment to Partisan Warfare”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Last week, our Democratic colleagues had to resort to a rare tactic to rescue the stalled nomination of Xavier Becerra to run the Department of Health and Human Services. "The distinguishing feature of this nominee's resume is not his expertise in health, medicine, or administration. That part of the resume is very brief. What stands out are … Continue Reading


03.16.21

Democrats Hypocritically Killing the Filibuster Would Break the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "I'll begin today with a few quotations. "Quote: 'The legislative filibuster… is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House. Without the 60-vote threshold for legislation, the Senate becomes a majoritarian institution like the House, much more subject to the winds of short-term electoral change. No Se… Continue Reading


03.15.21

President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year. "I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us. "This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week... or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago. "It was built by th… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Pays Tribute to Departing Assistant Secretary of the Senate Mary Suit Jones

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Assistant Secretary of the Senate Mary Suit Jones: "As I've mentioned, it's customary for some top Senate staff positions to see new faces when party control changes hands. "Today, it is my honor to pay tribute to Mary Suit Jones, a huge asset to this institution who's become an institution herself. "Tomorrow, Mary will finish her second separate run as A… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell on Becerra Nomination: Wrong Nominee to Run HHS During a Global Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Becerra nomination: "At noon today, the Senate will vote on whether to pluck the Becerra nomination out of committee after it failed to garner enough support to advance. "Every one of President Biden's nominations the Senate has considered so far has received bipartisan support for confirmation. "There's a reason Mr. Becerra could not get one single R… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on Environmental Nominees: When Bad Policies are On the Table, Kentucky Families are On The Menu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "That brings me to the issue of immigration more broadly. "Just a few weeks onto the job, the Biden Administration and Secretary Mayorkas are flailing and failing on our southern border. "The number of unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody has tripled in two weeks and now dwarfs anything seen during the last four years. "Li… Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on Garland Nomination and Pressing Issues Facing DOJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Yesterday, I voted to advance the nominations of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Judge Merrick Garland to be Attorney General. "These aren't the nominees that any Republican would have picked for these jobs. But the nation needs presidents to be able to stand up a team - so long as their nom… Continue Reading


03.09.21

McConnell on Upcoming Biden Nominations Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This week, the Senate is set to consider more of President Biden's nominations. "I've consistently said that presidents should have latitude to staff up their administration with people of their choosing - so long as they nominate qualified and mainstream individuals. "That's why I and many other Republicans have supported many of the Presid… Continue Reading


03.09.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan Spending Bill and Partisan Power Grab over Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' partisan bills: "When Senators were last in this chamber, our Democratic colleagues were shooting down amendment after amendment to ensure their largely non-COVID-related spending plan remained very liberal and purely partisan. "Republicans proposed amendments to cap extra government help for wealthier Americans… to ensure that direct che… Continue Reading


03.06.21

McConnell: Purely Partisan Spending Spree “A Colossal Missed Opportunity”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard or less rigorous way. "Voters handed Senate Democrats the slimmest possible majority, shrunk the House Democrats' majority, and picked a president who promised unity and bipartisanship. Democrats have responded by ramming through what they call … Continue Reading


03.05.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Longest Vote in Recorded Senate History Shows Pure Partisanship is “Tougher Than They Thought It Was Going to Be”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this evening on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "Well, my goodness. That has been quite a start, quite a start to this fast-track process. They were in a big hurry. We started voting on the first amendment, as the parliamentarian said, right after 11:00 a.m. the Democratic Leader held the vote open all day so they could try to figure out what wa… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Why are D.C. Democrats Desperate to Rewrite Election Law Before Voters Next Decide Their Fates?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R.1: "Yesterday evening, House Democrats re-passed their plan to give Washington D.C. unprecedented power over the way our nation conducts elections. Just like their partisan spending spree from last week, the only thing bipartisan about the vote was the opposition. "The same party that wants to change Senate rules when they lose a vote... pack the Supre… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Democrats Aim to Exploit Pandemic with Unrelated Partisan Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday, our Democratic colleagues had planned to begin ramming through their partisan spending spree. But it seems they've had some difficulty just getting to the starting line. "After all, Senate Democrats, including committee chairs, are essentially being jammed with text from the House. Their own members have barely been able to r… Continue Reading


03.03.21

McConnell Remarks on Biden Administration’s Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding immigration: "Just six weeks into unified Democratic government, we already have another crisis brewing on our southern border. "In January, Customs and Border Protection logged more than 78,000 encounters on our southwest border. More than double the figure from January of 2020. "Last week, HHS sources told reporters we just logged the busiest February i… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

McConnell to Biden Administration on Iran: Don’t Surrender Leverage for Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "We recently learned that Iran has balked at the prospect of direct nuclear negotiations with the United States and Europe. This sort of resistance and gamesmanship is nothing new. "Iran has long flouted international restrictions on its nuclear program, played hide-and-seek with U.N. inspectors, and failed to disclose the full scope of its nuclear r… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell Defends Democratic Activists in Burma, Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last weekend brought disconcerting headlines for supporters of freedom and democracy in Asia. "In Burma, the military junta's month-long coup turned bloody. 18 protesters have been murdered and at least a thousand civilian officials have been imprisoned on farcical grounds. "In Hong Kong, China's puppet regime arrested forty-seven democra… Continue Reading

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