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07.20.21

Biden Administration Playing “Partisan Hardball” in Recent String of Firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing traditions: "Later today, the Senate will vote on President Biden's nominee to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. "There shouldn't be a vacancy in this position. When President Biden took office, the person serving as the NLRB's top lawyer was still in the middle of the term to which the Senate had confirmed him. He … Continue Reading


07.19.21

Phony Outrage on Voting Laws is Wearing Thin on the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election laws: "A few months ago, a group of Democrats and left-wing activists brought the state of Georgia into the national spotlight. Tremendous outrage, an air of total crisis, was cooked up out of nowhere. "The state of Georgia was passing a mainstream, common-sense election law. It combined widely popular integrity protections like voter ID with a gr… Continue Reading


07.19.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree is the Last Thing American Families Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Runaway costs and surging inflation are a huge worry for middle-class families. "Every survey confirms it. Every conversation confirms it. "Over the last 12 months, during this economic recovery, the average American worker earned a 3.6% raise. But inflation has risen so steeply that it's turned that into a nearly 2% pay cut. "Remember, at … Continue Reading


07.15.21

Inflation is Already Turning Workers’ Pay Raises into Pay Cuts, But Democrats Want to Spend Trillions More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding spending: "Earlier this week, new June figures further confirmed what working families across America already know too well: "Runaway costs are hitting the American people where it hurts. "Sadly, this was 100% predictable. Even top Democratic experts like Larry Summers warned that the jaw-dropping $2 trillion that Democrats borrowed and spent back in Marc… Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell Condemns Democrats’ New Efforts to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Hyde Amendment: "This week, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee are doing something so radical that it hasn't been done for decades: "They are advancing an annual funding bill that leaves out the Hyde Amendment, the commonsense prohibition on forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. "Since the 1970s, abortion has claimed the lives of more than … Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell: The People of Cuba Deserve Our Strong Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Cuba: "Throughout my career, I've been proud to amplify the voices of freedom fighters around the world: Brave men and women working to secure the blessings of liberty that we enjoy here in America. And I've repeatedly shone a floodlight on the oppressive regimes that stand in their way. "I've championed the pro-democracy movement in Burma. The brave advoc… Continue Reading


07.14.21

McConnell: Big Lies and Fake Hysteria Will Never Justify Democrats’ Partisan Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "At any particular moment, with total certainty, Washington Democrats know one of two things to be true. "Either American democracy is so well-functioning, so sacrosanct, that nobody can possibly question or badmouth it… or democracy is in total crisis, hanging on by a thread, and only a massive, sweeping, partisan overhaul by Democrats… Continue Reading


07.13.21

With Inflation Hurting Families, Democrats Want Yet Another Overdose of Overspending?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' spending spree: "Senators have just spent two weeks traveling our home states and hearing what's on the minds of working families. "I got to spend time with all kinds of hardworking Kentuckians across the Bluegrass. "No question, we're in a better place than we were a year ago. "Thanks to the genius of science, the success of Operation Warp Sp… Continue Reading


07.13.21

McConnell on President Biden’s Chaotic Retreat from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Three months ago, President Biden announced his intention to completely withdraw U.S. forces from the ongoing fight against terrorists and terrorist enablers in Afghanistan. "I said then this was a shortsighted decision. And sure enough, our reckless rush for the exits is becoming a global embarrassment. "Just take the reports that our force… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Senate Should Focus on Bipartisan Work, Not “Designed-To-Fail” Partisan Antics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democratic Leader's "designed to fail" agenda: "As the Senate headed into the June work period, the Democratic Leader laid out an agenda that was transparently designed to fail: a string of far-left proposals that were not intended to become law or make a difference in the lives of the American people. "They were designed to fail and provide political … Continue Reading


06.24.21

McConnell to Democrats: Stop Playing Politics With Public Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "Yesterday, President Biden announced that his administration would attempt to combat the alarming rise in violent crime unfolding in cities across our country… by making it harder for law-abiding Americans to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. "And today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee voted on the nominati… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Democrats Pull the Rug Out from Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiators with “Unserious Demands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Earlier today, a bipartisan group of infrastructure negotiators took the results of their efforts to President Biden. "It was an encouraging sign of progress after leading Democrats had gone out of their way to slow the process. "Remember: At first sign of an agreement last night and then again this morning, both the Democratic Leader and… Continue Reading


06.23.21

A Tale of Two Pipelines: Biden Strategic Priorities “Out of Order”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration's damaging energy and foreign policies: "For the first time, earlier this month, President Biden traveled to Europe. The primary purpose of his trip was to engage with some of America's closest friends and allies. But the agenda also included a one-on-one meeting with a staunch adversary, Vladimir Putin. "The President took offic… Continue Reading


06.22.21

McConnell: Rewarding Terrorist Sponsors Is Not Coherent Iran Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "Over the weekend, Iran held what its Supreme Leader might call a presidential election. To the rest of the world, including millions of Iranians, what actually happened was quite clear. "The regime's favored choice was selected from a limited field of approved candidates in a carefully controlled bit of political theater. "There's no doubt this cha… Continue Reading


06.22.21

The Senate Will Reject Democrats’ Partisan Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "Later today, the Senate will vote on whether to advance Democrats' transparently partisan plan to tilt every election in America permanently in their favor. By now, the rotten inner workings of this power grab have been thoroughly exposed to the light. "We know that it would shatter a decades-old understanding that campaign law should have a biparti… Continue Reading


06.21.21

Senate Will Give Democrats’ Disastrous S. 1 No Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "As I've noted before, Senate Democrats entered June with an agenda that was designed to fail. The Democratic Leader planned votes on a host of the Left's most radical priorities. "None of it was intended to clear the Senate's appropriately high bar for advancing legislation. Instead, the failure of their partisan agenda was meant to show, somehow, th… Continue Reading


06.21.21

McConnell on Biden’s Afghanistan Retreat: A Series of Avoidable Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Later this week, President Biden will meet with the leaders of Afghanistan's civilian, democratic government. It doesn't take an administration leak to know what will be on the agenda. "President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Abdullah Abdullah will arrive in Washington as a grave situation in their country rapidly deteriorates. The strategic and … Continue Reading


06.17.21

McConnell: Repealing 2002 AUMF Won’t Solve Terrorist Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "The House of Representatives will vote today on a bill from Representative Barbara Lee to repeal one of the key authorities behind nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to fight terrorism: the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. "House Democrats claim this vote is an urgent act of Congressional oversight, and the Democratic L… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Democrats’ S. 1: A Massive Election Takeover With a Fill-In-The-Blank Rationale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "Next week, as the Democratic Leader has indicated, the Senate will finally get the opportunity to vote on the bill that House and Senate Democrats have both made their number one priority for the entire Congress. "S. 1 is a bad bill filled with bad ideas, and I've been crystal clear about opposing it from the very beginning. "But for Democrats thems… Continue Reading


06.16.21

McConnell: Economic Recovery Facing Headwinds of Liberal Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economic recovery: "Key economic indicators continue to show that our nation's recovery is still facing significant headwinds. "Last week, we learned that inflation had logged its steepest increase since the 2008 financial crisis. There are more unfilled jobs in America than at any point on record. And when asked, more than 90% of the small business owners… Continue Reading

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