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10.26.17

Devastation From Opioid Abuse Is A Painful Reality For Families Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's opioid crisis: "For families in Kentucky and across the nation, the devastation of opioid abuse can be a constant and painful reality. Communities are forced to endure grief, worry and loss. A recent report showed that my home state suffered more than 1,400 fatalities as a result of drug overdoses last year alone. "Despite the troubling statistics, however, the… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell Statement Following Conference Lunch With President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks regarding President Trump's attendance at today's Senate Republican Policy Committee lunch: "As you know, we had the president at lunch today and he went over all of the items that the administration has been working on. Much of which-- I agree with him-- the administration hasn't gotten nearly enough credit for. But I would highlight several things that I think will be front and center going down the … Continue Reading


05.09.17

Opioid Epidemic Taking Heartbreaking Toll on Families and Communities Across the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the president's nominee for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb: "The heroin and prescription opioid epidemic is taking a heartbreaking toll on families and communities across the nation. Experts estimate that as many as 2 million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction - wi… Continue Reading


05.08.17

Obamacare Will Hurt Countless More Americans If We Don’t Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "Today the Senate will move to confirm Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is a Rhodes Scholar, Air Force Academy graduate - part of the third class ever to admit women, by the way - and a dedicated public servant who served several terms in Congress. I'm sure she'll work hard in this new role to strengthen the branch of the military she cares so much abo… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Funding Bill Will Make a Positive Impact On the People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The Senate will soon vote on the government-funding bill the House passed yesterday, and with it, critical resources to address a number of issues facing our country. As I've noted over the course of this week, the bill includes a number of provisions that are important to our country and - today - I'd like to take a closer look at the… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Funding Bill Addresses Important Needs for Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Later today, the House will vote to pass a funding agreement that advances a number of American priorities - achieving important things that would not have been possible under the previous administration. "Take the border. President Trump and the Republican Congress made securing the border a priority - and this funding bill acts on … Continue Reading


05.02.17

Funding Bill Will Promote a Number of American Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Yesterday, after months of committee work and bicameral negotiations, a government funding agreement that abides by the spending caps set in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was filed in the House. This legislation will promote a number of American and conservative priorities. "It will help strengthen the border, with the largest bor… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Bipartisan Bill Will Fund U.S. Military, Miners’ Benefits, Border, Fight Against Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The funding bill announced last night will allow us to make critical advances to rebuild our military, strengthen our border, and continue providing relief to communities that have struggled for too long against the opioid epidemic. These are important priorities of Congress and the president, they reflect a lot of hard work, and they … Continue Reading


07.14.16

Republican Leadership Gets Senate Working for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding accomplishments Senate during the Republican Majority: "One newspaper recently declared that the Senate 'has settled into a new normal' under Republican leadership, 'passing bills at [a] rate not seen in decades.' And that is good news for the American people. Here's why. "This 'new normal' includes more than 225 bills that have been passed, along with more than 140… Continue Reading


07.12.16

‘Truly a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and funding to support veterans, anti-Zika efforts: "Angie was 'a beautiful girl with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room' before her life was changed by heroin. Angie described her addiction to her mother saying, 'Mom, I need this drug like I need air to breathe.' It would take Angie experien… Continue Reading


07.11.16

Senate Has Opportunity to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Zika, Support Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding this week's legislative schedule: "We've recently made progress on issues of importance to the American people. We've also seen some very regrettable decisions from our colleagues across the aisle. This week offers the opportunity for all of us - and our country - to move forward. "Every Senator will have the chance to advance important solutions on behalf of the Am… Continue Reading


03.14.16

Republican Senate Building on Bipartisan Accomplishments for American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding accomplishments under the Republican Senate Majority: "Last week the Senate took decisive action to address America's devastating prescription opioid and heroin epidemic by passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). "It's an important accomplishment for the American people. It's the latest example of a Republican Senate leading on important issues. "I… Continue Reading


03.10.16

Senate Set to Continue Accomplishments Under the New Majority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the vote on the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and regarding the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy: "Later this morning the Senate will have an opportunity to take decisive action to address our nation's devastating prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. "The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is good legislation that will help tackle this cr… Continue Reading


03.09.16

Passing Senate’s Bipartisan Bill will be ‘Big Step’ in Combating Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): "The Senate will soon have a chance to come together in support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a bill designed to help address the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic that's hurting our country."We've seen the impact this crisis is having in all 50 states-how it's affecting people of al… Continue Reading


03.08.16

Senate to Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging support for the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): "The Junior Senator from New Hampshire delivered a powerful address to our nation this weekend. She spoke about the need to tackle a heroin and prescription opioid epidemic that's impacting not just her state, not just my state, but communities across our country. "She correctly called this a 'life… Continue Reading


03.07.16

McConnell Encourages Senate to Move Forward in Addressing Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the cloture vote on the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): "As I noted earlier, combatting substance abuse was an issue close to Nancy Reagan's heart. It's fitting then that we will have an important opportunity this afternoon to help address the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic sweeping our nation. "We can do so by advancing the Comprehen… Continue Reading


03.03.16

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Address Drug Epidemic in Kentucky and Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): "Today we have an opportunity to take another step forward on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), a critically important and bipartisan bill to address the growing prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. "As we've worked through debate on this legislation, we've heard numerous stories from… Continue Reading


03.02.16

Senate Continues Work to Pass the Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding his discussion with the President on the nation's drug epidemic and bipartisan legislation to help address this national crisis: "We had a constructive discussion about legislative issues like the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic sweeping our country and the important bill we'll continue considering today to help address it. "The Comprehensive Addiction and Recove… Continue Reading


02.29.16

Bipartisan Bill Would Help Communities, Law Enforcement Combat the Opioid, Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan efforts in the Senate to address the nation's prescription opioid and heroin epidemic: "There is an epidemic sweeping across our nation. "Ripping through communities. Tearing families apart. Striking at the vulnerable, even babies who have yet to take a first breath. "The prescription opioid and heroin epidemic does not discriminate by demographic or socio-e… Continue Reading


02.25.16

Senate Continues Bipartisan Efforts to Address the Opioid Epidemic, Help Families Impacted by Drug Abuse

'There are steps we can take today to help families impacted by drug abuse - and keep more families from ever going through it to begin with. That's why I'm proud to join my colleague, the Senior Senator from Iowa, in introducing the Protecting Families Affected by Substance Abuse Act, which would reauthorize grants to help children in foster care, or at risk of being placed there, because of their parent's drug habits…there are a number of other important pieces of related legislation he… Continue Reading

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