Remarks

11.14.19

McConnell: Senate Should Vote to Confirm Steven Menashi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing the impending confirmation of Steven Menashi: "While our Senate Democratic colleagues continue blocking this body from considering funding for our armed forces, the Senate has taken advantage of this time to confirm more of President Trump's well-qualified nominees for federal service and the judiciary. "Yesterday, we confirmed Chad Wolf to serve at the Dep… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Quest Crowding out Important Legislation 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 impeachment: "Today, almost three years into House Democrats' quest to impeach the president…and seven weeks into the inquiry that Speaker Pelosi proclaimed via press conference…House Democrats will hold their first public hearing on impeachment. "This hearing was mandated by the strange resolution that House Democrats passed two weeks ago. Tha… Continue Reading


11.13.19

McConnell Comments on Turkish President’s Visit to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Today, President Trump will host the leader of Turkey at the White House. "Although I have expressed concerns about granting President Erdogan such an honor in light of his recent actions, I hope the meeting produces better behavior from this important NATO ally. "We recognize Turkey's legitimate national security concerns about the d… Continue Reading


11.13.19

McConnell Urges Support for President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impending confirmation of Steven Menashi: "After we confirm Chad Wolf to serve in a senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate will turn to President Trump's nominee to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. "Steven Menashi's nomination continues an already-distinguished career studying, teaching, and practicing law. After … Continue Reading


11.12.19

With Democrats Blocking Urgent Legislation, Senate Will Consider More of President Trump’s Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impending confirmation of two of President Trump's well-qualified nominees: "While our Democratic colleagues continue to block the Senate from moving forward with defense funding here on the floor, we'll use this time to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees to the executive branch and the federal bench. "Later this week we'll consider … Continue Reading


11.12.19

While Conflicts Roil Key Regions Worldwide, Democrats Block Legislation for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrat's blocking defense funding: "Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence as citizens continue resisting the Chinese Communist Party's encroachment on their autonomy and freedoms. "On Monday, it appears the local police shot a 21-year-old protester at nearly point-blank range. The police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators, reportedly as young as … Continue Reading


11.12.19

House Democrats Putting Impeachment Ahead of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor urging Congress to pass the USMCA: "I was privileged to spend a good chunk of the day yesterday with the hardworking men and women of North American Stainless in Carroll County, KY. "They're a high-quality stainless steel manufacturing firm that is actually the largest fully-integrated stainless steel producer in the entire United States. They produce about one-third … Continue Reading


11.07.19

The Land of The Free Because of The Brave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in honor of Veterans Day, November 11th: "On Monday, our nation will observe Veterans Day. Some will gather here in our nation's capital, at the proud monuments which pay enduring tribute to the service and sacrifices of generations of brave servicemembers. Many more will mark the day in ceremonies in small towns and cities across the country. And, of course, many Amer… Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Praises SEC for Significant Step to Increase Transparency and Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor applauding Chairman Clayton and the SEC: "Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission took a significant step into the 21st century. "When public companies put business decisions up for a vote by their shareholders, it stands to reason that large asset managers who own many shares on behalf of their clients have enormous power to determine the outcome. … Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Sponsors New Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coal Families’ Health Care and Pension Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan bill he introduced with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect health care and pension benefits for Kentucky miners - the Bipartisan American Miners Act: "One of the untold stories of the Obama administration was the dramatic geographic inequality that deepened on Democrats' watch. "From 2010 to 2016, the natio… Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Proud Senate Continues Confirming More of President Trump’s Well-Qualified 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 importance of confirming judicial nominees: "This week, the Senate has continued to confirm President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees. "This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive men and women to these lifetime appointments. Talented individuals who believe in the quaint notion that the job of a judge is to apply our n… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Twitter’s Ban on Paid Political Speech Follows Anti-Speech Headwinds from Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing the First Amendment: "I have come to the floor frequently in recent months to warn about dangerous anti-speech, anti-First-Amendment headwinds blowing out of Washington D.C. "I've warned about proposals from our Democratic colleagues that seemed tailor-made to chill the free exchange of ideas and make it more difficult for Americans to engage in political s… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Democrats Prioritize Impeachment Over Bipartisan Priorities Like Defense Funding and USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's legislative agenda: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal judiciary. "Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense. But for the second tim… Continue Reading


11.05.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Confirm Judge David Tapp

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 President Trump's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate will continue its work in the personnel business and confirm more of the president's outstanding nominees to the federal judiciary. "Since our Democratic colleagues chose last week to filibuster defense funding and block the Senate from even considering legislation … Continue Reading


11.05.19

Democrats Block Defense Funding, Promote Destructive Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American families' daily lives: "Last week, the nation saw several pivotal moments that shed light on the current state of the Democratic Party. "Here in the Senate, as I mentioned, Democrats chose to filibuster funding for our national defense for the s… Continue Reading


10.31.19

McConnell: ‘The United States Should Stand With These Protestors’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding global protests: "I've spoken at length in recent weeks about the protests in Hong Kong and the situation in Syria. I'd like to close today by recognizing other important developments in the Middle East that regrettably haven't received much attention. "Massive protests are currently underway in Lebanon and Iraq. Millions have taken to the streets to demand … Continue Reading


10.31.19

Leader McConnell Congratulates the World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating the 2019 World Series champions: "I would be remiss not to congratulate the 2019 World Series champions, the Washington Nationals. "This year our national pastime came down to a dramatic finish. The Nationals and the Astros traded blows right up until the final innings of Game Seven. "For the first time ever, the 'away' team won all seven games of the … Continue Reading


10.31.19

McConnell on Turkey Incursion, Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of sanctions on Turkey: "Many of us have been concerned for some time about the trajectory of our strategically important NATO ally Turkey under the leadership of President Erdogan. "Despite the hopes of the Obama administration and others that he would be a model of Islamic democracy, Erdogan instead has used democracy to work toward undem… Continue Reading


10.31.19

While Democrats Focus on Impeachment, Republicans Focus on Funding Our Troops

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 fund our armed forces and the House impeachment inquiry resolution: "Later today we're going to vote on something that should not be controversial: Funding for our national defense. For supporting servicemembers and their families. For sustaining America's global leadership and strategic edge. "This vital priority is not something that can take a… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Democrats Want to Increase Premiums, Rollback States’ Flexibility and Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration health care policy for states across the country: "Our Democratic colleagues do apparently have time to push for show votes on messaging resolutions with no chance of becoming law. "This week's installment is a Democratic effort to limit the flexibility that governors of both parties have utili… Continue Reading

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