Remarks

12.03.18

President George H. W. Bush

"Thirty years ago, on the West Front of this Capitol, George Herbert Walker Bush addressed the nation for the first time as our president. He said: 'We meet on democracy's front porch. A good place to talk as neighbors and as friends.' The words of a humble servant who loved his fellow citizens. And of a principled leader who knew America not only guards our own future, but also safeguards democracy for the world. "Today, this hero has returned to the Capitol a final time. Not on the front porc… Continue Reading


12.03.18

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of President George H. W. Bush: "On Friday, the 94-year journey of George Herbert Walker Bush came to a close. At once, Americans from all walks of life began paying tribute to this great patriot, and giving thanks -- For his fearless heroism in wartime skies. For his dedicated, expert service at the highest levels of government, in one essentia… Continue Reading


11.29.18

Leader McConnell Tribute to Senator Heller

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the departure of Senator Dean Heller of Nevada: "I'm sorry to say it is time to begin offering thanks and farewells to members whose Senate service will conclude at the end of the 115th Congress. Today, I'd like to begin with our friend, the senior senator from Nevada. "It doesn't feel like much of an exaggeration to say that Dean Heller may have been de… Continue Reading


11.28.18

Senate Focused on Wrapping Up This Year’s Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year: "First, for the information of all Senators, key members of the administration will be coming to the Senate at 11:00am this morning for an all-members briefing with respect to Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Senators on both sides of the aisle have legitimate concerns about the war in Yemen, the terribl… Continue Reading


11.27.18

Senate Continues to Work on Nominations and Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year: "Yesterday, the Senate returned from our Thanksgiving recess and got back to work. Since the election earlier this month, there has been plenty of prognostication about what the new Congress will bring. But this Congress has more business to complete before the end of the year. Even after two hi… Continue Reading


11.26.18

Important Business to Be Completed in Senate Before End of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year: "With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we are reminded that this year -- and this Congress -- will soon come to a close. The past two years have been a time of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people. "Historic tax and regulatory reform. Landmark legislation to combat the o… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Long List of Bipartisan Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Michelle Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board and the recent bipartisan accomplishments in the Senate: "The Senate's final order of business this week will be to confirm Michelle Bowman, the president's choice to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. As I've highlighted in recent days, we have before us a nominee whose skills and background a… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Senate Passes Coast Guard, Inland Waterways Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation and the president's nominee to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, Michelle Bowman: "We voted yesterday to advance important legislation that will preserve our national security, ensure our readiness and expand economic opportunity. The bill before us to reauthorize Coast Guard funding will ensure that the… Continue Reading


11.14.18

McConnell Welcomes New Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the newly-elected Senators and Republican Leadership who will serve for the 116th Congress: "We're continuing to welcome our new Senators-elect, who are in town this week for orientation, meetings, and votes on party leadership. Yesterday evening, the Democratic Leader and I had the honor of toasting our future colleagues at our traditional bipartisan welco… Continue Reading


11.13.18

Bipartisan Bill to Provide Critical Funding for U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation before the Senate this week: "This is an exciting week for the Senate. For one thing, we're beginning to welcome several new members to our ranks. They may not be sworn in until January, but these new Senators-elect are already arriving in town for orientation events and to vote in their parties' lead… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Bipartisan Accomplishments Continue in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan passage of America's Water Infrastructure Act and the Senate's continued work on the confirmation of nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate passed broad, bipartisan legislation to maintain our nation's waterways and drinking water systems. Now, we're turning back to the personnel business and confirming more of the president's qualified nominees to impo… Continue Reading


10.11.18

The Senate Will Not Let Unhinged Tactics Replace Reasoned Judgment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the current political climate in America: "With the bipartisan progress the Senate has made this week, it's hard to believe what was happening just a few days ago, inside and outside these hallways. It's hard to believe it was less than a week ago that far-left protesters were storming the steps of the Capitol and the Supreme Court, running my colleagues out… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Senate to Vote on Protecting Choices for Health Care Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a Senate vote on the Democrats' plan to prevent additional choices in health care: "Today, the Senate will also vote on an effort by my Democratic colleagues to strip away health insurance options for families whom Obamacare has failed. The first four years of the Obamacare experience was one of failure after failure: skyrocketing premiums, broken websites bu… Continue Reading


10.10.18

American Unemployment Reaches Lowest Rate in Almost Fifty Years

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: "While the Senate was focused on Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation last Friday, our economy reached a major milestone. According to the latest Department of Labor report, unemployment in the United States of America has now fallen to 3.7 percent. That's our lowest un… Continue Reading


10.10.18

America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Later this morning, the Senate will vote to deliver the most substantial infrastructure legislation yet considered by this Congress to communities across America. Yesterday, I spoke about President Trump's challenge to improve our nation's infrastructure. And I laid out how America's Water Infrastructure Act will represent… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.09.18

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. "The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastructure fun… Continue Reading


10.09.18

McConnell Statement on Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: "First, I want to convey a few words of thanks to our dedicated Ambassador to the United Nations, who we just learned will be stepping down at the end of this year. Our nation has benefited greatly from the tough, skilled leadership that Nikki Haley brought to the United Nations. "Her tenure will be remember… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading

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