Remarks

05.04.22

Biden Nominees Play Into National War on Cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "The week before last, it was my honor to sit down with a number of law enforcement officials in my hometown of Louisville. But I wish we could have met under happier circumstances. "Our city is contending with a tragic and record-setting jump in crime. Last year, Louisville saw 188 homicides, the most in any year on record. In the last tw… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


05.03.22

McConnell: Supreme Court Should Tune Out Shameless Attacks and Follow the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "For years, the radical left has attacked the institution of the Supreme Court. Last night, it appears their campaign hit a new low. "Historically, the Justices, clerks, and staff have prized and protected the Court's confidentiality. The Justices must be able to discuss and deliberate in an environment of total trust and privacy. Americ… Continue Reading


05.02.22

“Pickleball Amenities,” Ski Slopes, and Critical Race Theory in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and reckless spending: "Inflation's hit a staggering 8.5 percent on Democrats' watch, under Democrats' policies. "Last week, the Commerce Department announced that personal consumption expenditures climbed at their fastest rate this past year since 1982. "Americans are paying 10% more on groceries than they were a year ago. About $1.25 more for … Continue Reading


04.28.22

“A Total Abdication” on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Yesterday, Secretary Mayorkas testified, 'we will not lose operational control of the border.' But of course, the truth is they already have. "The Secretary's own Customs and Border Protection personnel are struggling to keep up with the massive numbers. Only halfway through the fiscal year, they've already encountered a… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Democrats Who Fueled Inflation Now Want Giant Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Runaway inflation is crushing working American families on Democrats' watch. "The share of Americans who say the economy is our most important problem hasn't been this high since the last time Democrats controlled the White House. "Just this morning, we got a devastating quarterly GDP report. The economy shrank - shrank - 1.4% over the last th… Continue Reading


04.27.22

McConnell Honors Retiring Director of Congressional Accessibility Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding David Hauck's 30-plus years of service: "The institution of the United States Congress relies on a whole army of diligent and dedicated people who work tirelessly behind the scenes. "Today it's my pleasure to turn the spotlight on one such public servant who is retiring after a sterling career. "David Hauck's time on Capitol Hill started here on the Senat… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Surging Violent Crime Hurting Louisville and Cities Across America

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: "Last week, in my hometown of Louisville, I sat down with law enforcement officials and local leaders to discuss our skyrocketing rate of violent crime. "The participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds. But everybody agreed the murders, shootings, robberies, carjackings, and overdoses are out of control. "Louisville recorded 188 ho… Continue Reading


04.27.22

McConnell on Sham Sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Madam President, I along with others had the opportunity to say goodbye to Madeline Albright this morning. "A truly remarkable life. First woman Secretary of State. A remarkable diplomat. And a friend. "We had an opportunity to bond over an issue I'm about to discuss: the people of Burma and the plight that they've had to endure. "Over the years,… Continue Reading


04.26.22

Democrats’ Backwards Border Policies Are Failing America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "The Biden Administration's bad decisions have brought many crises upon our country. One of the worst is the collapse of law and order on our southern border. "Last month, Customs and Border Protection reported over 221,000 apprehensions. That's up 33% just since February. It's the highest monthly total in 22 years. We ha… Continue Reading


04.25.22

Democrats’ Runaway Spending Fueled Runaway Prices Facing Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The Senate reconvenes today after Passover and Easter to begin a new work period. But unfortunately, the biggest problem facing the American people is the still same as it has been all year long. "Rising inflation is continuing to inflict painful consequences on working families across our country. This painful problem isn't getting better. It'… Continue Reading


04.10.22

ICYMI: McConnell on Fox News Sunday

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino this morning on Fox News' 'Fox News Sunday'. Click here to watch the full interview or see below for highlights: On Helping Ukraine Win: "We want the Ukrainians to win. To win. To defeat the Russians, for the Russians to withdraw from the country, and that will be our goal. I think the administration has gotten better, but they've had to be pushed every step of the way to get more aggressive sooner. They … Continue Reading


04.07.22

McConnell Remarks Before Final Vote on Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "President Biden was elected on the promise that he would govern as a moderate and unite the country. He insisted the radical left would not be calling the shots on his watch. "But when it came to one of the most consequential decisions a president can make, a lifetime appointment to our highest Court, the Biden Administration let the radica… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Budget Underfunds Defense Despite Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national defense: "Last week, President Biden released his budget request for next year. The President got to take a blank canvas and sketch his policy vision for the country. "But in the critical area of defending our nation, the President's vision came up way short. "Even amidst a hot war in Europe, bipartisan recognition of threats from China, North Ko… Continue Reading


04.07.22

The Court and the Country Need Constitutionalist Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "The last few weeks have confirmed a pattern that has played out repeatedly in recent decades. "When Republican presidents make Supreme Court nominations, the far left and the media melt down. Absurd allegations, conspiracy theories, cheap gimmicks, and apocalyptic rhetoric are guaranteed. "But when Democratic presidents make nomination… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Administration Supercharging Their Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Here's a quote from Candidate Biden's campaign website in 2020: 'The U.S. has a right and a duty to secure our borders and protect our people against threats.' "That was then. This is now. "The Biden Administration's weak border policies set a new record in 2021. Customs and Border Protection had to make two million arr… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Judge Jackson’s Record Steeped in Judicial Activism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I explained how Democrats created the current norms around judicial appointments. These days, the Senate takes an assertive role. In particular, most Senators do not merely check resumes and basic legal qualifications, but also look into judicial philosophy. "This is a discussion Republicans welcome. Because judicial philosop… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Senate Democrats Put Judicial Philosophy on the Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "The Constitution makes the President and the Senate partners in selecting Supreme Court Justices. And as a practical matter, each Senator gets to define what the 'advice and consent' role means to them. "For much of the 20th century, Senates typically took a deferential approach. Senators tended to give presidents lots of leeway so long… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Democrats’ Inflation Disproportionately Hurts the Vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The American people are seriously worried about the direction our economy is headed. "Just between January and March, the share of people reporting high living costs as the most important problem facing our country doubled. So did the share of those most worried about the price of gas. "Consumer price hikes have set new 40-year records multipl… Continue Reading


04.04.22

McConnell Condemns Russian Atrocities, Calls for More International Resolve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "It hardly seemed possible that the reports and images from Ukraine could grow even more horrifying. But they have. "In recent days, Ukrainian troops have reclaimed the town of Bucha from the illegal and illegitimate Russian invasion. And in the wake of the retreating Russians, the Ukrainians and the press have reported evidence of evil, wanton to… Continue Reading

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