Remarks

01.17.24

Biden Admin’s EV Obsession Sends Working Americans’ Tax Dollars To China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “The Biden Administration is continuing to wage war on the affordable and reliable domestic energy that make America competitive. “The Administration’s climate policy isn’t just weakening American workers and businesses - it’s actually making China’s economy stronger. “President Biden’s EPA recently issued new emissions standards… Continue Reading


01.17.24

Outcompeting China Requires Investments In Hard Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Over the weekend, President Biden once again refused to describe the situation at the southern border as a ‘crisis’. “Apparently, according to the Commander-in-Chief, ten thousand illegal border crossings in a day - and the busiest month and year on record at the border - is somehow not a crisis. “Needless to say, I’m glad t… Continue Reading


01.16.24

McConnell on Gov’t Funding, National Security Priorities

“House and Senate negotiators worked hard to reach an agreement on topline government funding levels for the current fiscal year. And work continues to deliver full-year appropriations through regular order. “Shutting down the government - even part of it - would interrupt this important progress. That’s why, today, the Senate will begin the process of passing a short-term extension of government funding to allow this work to continue. “I’m grateful that the Speaker of the House was able to se… Continue Reading


01.16.24

McConnell Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Yesterday, our nation honored one of the most consequential lives in American history. “The America in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. labored for change was the same America in which I grew up. “I was fortunate to be raised by parents who believed deeply in equal rights. But the scourge of segregation was not unfamiliar in the places I spent my formative years. “As I’ve shared with some of our colleagues before, I was especially lucky to witness one of the most climactic moments of the ci… Continue Reading


01.11.24

New Year, Same Soft-On-Crime Blue Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: “Residents of blue cities across America likely began the new year with a simple wish for the Democrats charged with keeping them safe - that this year would be the year they finally get serious about addressing violent crime. “Unfortunately, if our nation’s capital is any indication, 2024 is already off to a bleak start. Just three days into the ye… Continue Reading


01.11.24

National Security Challenges Are Test Of America’s Credibility, Senate Must Not Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “As I noted earlier this week, the Senate’s first major business of the year is addressing an historic array of national security challenges. “For the first time since 1945, there’s a land war in Europe. “A Russian imperialist is deploying North Korean and Iranian weapons in his assault on Ukraine, with additional support fro… Continue Reading


01.10.24

McConnell On National Security Threats: Weakness and Timidity Are Contagious

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Here on the floor yesterday, I warned that the Administration’s efforts to deter Iranian-backed Houthi threats to international shipping and American credibility were grossly insufficient. “Just hours later, the Houthis proved my point with a significant escalation in the Red Sea. “Tehran’s proxies fired more than 18 suicide… Continue Reading


01.10.24

McConnell on Ivy League Hiring: Less Ideological Dogma, More Free Exchange of Ideas

“This year, two of America’s most elite universities are in the market for new chief executives. “What makes for good leadership in higher education might once have been common sense. But if the past three months have taught us anything, it’s that the virtues of a college president might need to be spelled out in a bit more detail. “For starters, a prerequisite for campus leadership should be a personal scholarly record that models academic rigor - prolific writing, publication, and excellence… Continue Reading


01.09.24

McConnell to Biden Admin: Stop Second-Guessing Allies, Start Confronting Adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Three months after the massacre of October 7th, Israel’s defense minister observed that his country was fighting, ‘an axis, not a single enemy’. “He was talking about Iran’s terrorist proxies, arrayed to attack Israel on multiple fronts. But the reality of facing interconnected threats isn’t unique to Israel. “Around the wor… Continue Reading


01.09.24

Biden Admin. Continues To Weaponize EPA Against American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “It’s now been three years since President Biden put radical activists in charge of American energy policy. “And three years in, the American people continue to bear the burden of its devastating effects. “The Biden Administration’s policies have contributed to sky high gas prices.  Energy regulations are driving up the cost of n… Continue Reading


01.08.24

McConnell: Growing National Security Challenges Will Not Solve Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and national security: “I’d like to begin by wishing our colleagues a very happy new year and welcoming everyone back to begin a new session. “There’s a tremendous amount on the Senate’s plate, beginning with the unfinished business of the year that just ended. “Yesterday, negotiators announced they had agreed on a path to completing fu… Continue Reading


12.20.23

McConnell: America Needs To Show We Haven’t Forgotten How To Lead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Negotiations on border security continue to make headway. I’m grateful to Senator Lankford for his uninterrupted focus on the task at hand: meaningful policy changes. “Our colleagues at the negotiating table are under no illusions about how difficult it is to fix our nation’s broken asylum and parole system. “They’re working… Continue Reading


12.19.23

McConnell On Responsibility To Stand With Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “As the Senate convened this week, our colleagues negotiating on border security were still at the table, making slow and steady progress. “They’re chipping away at years of failure to enact basic, commonsense border security policy. Reaching an agreement that can pass Congress and become law is easier said than done. “But I’… Continue Reading


12.19.23

McConnell: America Cannot Ignore Rising Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism: “On Sunday, Jewish residents of our nation’s capital were subjected to a disturbing episode of anti-Semitic hate. "As a Torah class at a Washington synagogue concluded and attendees began to leave, they were met on the sidewalk by a man who sprayed them with a foul-smelling substance and yelled, ‘gas the Jews’ - all while filming on his cell… Continue Reading


12.18.23

McConnell Comments On Border Security Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security negotiations: “Over the weekend, our colleagues continued to make progress toward an agreement on border security. “I’m especially grateful to Senator Lankford for stewarding Senate Republicans’ efforts to produce meaningful policy changes, fix our broken asylum system, and secure the southern border. “Addressing the border crisis at home … Continue Reading


12.18.23

Attacks On Freedom Of Navigation Are Direct Challenge To American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran-backed terrorism: “The weekend brought even more glaring evidence that Iran and its terrorist proxies feel emboldened to escalate their attacks in the Middle East. In the past two months, the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen have repeatedly used lethal force in brazen attacks against both military and commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea. “Just two d… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Biden Admin. Strangles American Energy While China Surges Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “This week, the United Nations wrapped up its latest conference on climate change. World leaders took private jets to Dubai, and the Biden Administration’s Special Climate Envoy, John Kerry, returned triumphant with… a joint statement condemning the evils of coal power. “Elite liberals sure are obsessed with killing jobs in places… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Senate Cannot Claim To Address National Security Without Restoring Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “It’s been nearly eight weeks since President Biden submitted his supplemental funding request and identified four key national security priorities. “For eight weeks, Senate Republicans have been working hard to produce legislation that takes appropriate action on all four fronts - helping Ukraine defeat Putin in Europe, helping Israel f… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Harvard Is ‘Glaring Example’ Of Rampant Anti-Semitism Permeating Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “The events of the past two months have underscored that something is rotten in the state of America’s most elite universities. And there aren’t many more glaring examples than Harvard. “Last week, of course, Harvard’s president refused to say whether calls for Jewish genocide would constitute harassment on her campus. “… Continue Reading


12.13.23

NDAA Marks Step Toward Addressing National Security Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Today, Senate Republicans are still working in good faith on border policy changes that will allow the Senate to pass a national security supplemental. “I’m hopeful that Democrats - both here and at the White House - are beginning to recognize how committed we are to addressing the crisis at our southern border. “I’m hopeful… Continue Reading

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