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01.31.19

Senate Democrats Continue Foreign Policy Debate Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Earlier this week, Senate Democrats stopped filibustering the important legislation before us. They finally joined Republicans and voted to advance these measures to renew our commitment to Israel, deepen our coop… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Senate Democrats Still Trying to Block Crucial Foreign Policy Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "As I've discussed several times, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act is a consequential legislative package that would strengthen vital partnerships and reaffirm our active role in matters … Continue Reading


01.29.19

Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Yesterday afternoon, Senate Democrats finally dropped their filibuster of S.1, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act. It took 24 days and four cloture votes, but enough of my Democratic colleagues have now voted to … Continue Reading


01.28.19

Senate to Overcome Filibuster of Middle East Policy Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner, and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Later this afternoon, the Senate will hold its fourth cloture vote on a package of important foreign-policy legislation that was introduced back on January 4th. For weeks, now, Senate Democrats have effectively filibustered this legislat… Continue Reading


01.15.19

Democrats Blocked Action on Security Aid to Israel in Favor of Political Show Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' misguided priorities and the need to continue tough efforts against Russia: "I believe the Senate's voice should indeed be heard on national security policy. This is why I have moved to have the Senate's first legislative business this Congress be a bipartisan package of foreign policy bills. I made it our first priority to move legislation that would… Continue Reading


01.08.19

Middle East Policy Legislation Would Help Protect Allies, Strengthen Israel Relationship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner: "For years, America's vital interests in the Middle East have been jeopardized by regional chaos. The security of our ally Israel continues to be challenged by the long reach of the Iranian regime and its affiliates. In Syria, the Assad regime has made its own nation a gravey… Continue Reading


04.16.18

McConnell on Syria: It Was Time To Act

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. military action in Syria that took place this past weekend: "I want to begin this morning by commending the men and women who make up the world's most capable military. "Over the weekend, America's all-volunteer armed forces executed a challenging mission with precision and excellence. At the president's order, the United States joined with our Brit… Continue Reading


04.07.17

McConnell on U.S. Military Response in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's decision to take military action in Syria: "Last evening the administration notified me of the president's decision to respond to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people through military action. This action was taken to deter the Assad regime from using chemical weapons again. I support both the action and objective. … Continue Reading


01.20.16

McConnell Urges the Senate to Move Forward on the American SAFE Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act: "Our country has a proud record of admitting the oppressed as refugees to our shores. "Yet, the debate about how to safely admit refugees from Syria and Iraq is a serious conversation that deserves a serious response from Washington. "It's difficult to effectively vet immigrants from a war-torn country where rec… Continue Reading


01.19.16

McConnell Calls on Senate to Advance the SAFE Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act: "It's clear that many Americans are concerned about the Administration's ability to properly vet thousands of individuals from Syria and Iraq. Elected officials in both parties have expressed concerns too, as have Administration officials. "That's why many Americans are asking us to take a step back and press 'pa… Continue Reading


12.07.15

President’s Oval Office Address ‘A Missed Opportunity,’ Says McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's insufficient plan defeat ISIL: "Last evening President Obama addressed the Nation concerning the threat ISIL poses to our people. "Unfortunately, the American people did not hear of a strategy or plan to defeat and destroy this terrorist army. Instead, they heard a restatement of a military campaign crafted to contain ISIL within Iraq and Syria. "Follow… Continue Reading


11.19.15

Obama Administration Should Hit Pause Button on Refugee Entries, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Syrian refugees: "It's clear that the American people are concerned about the Administration's ability to properly vet thousands of individuals from Syria. "More than half of our nation's governors, governors of both parties, have demonstrated their concern. "Many members in Congress, members of both parties, have raised concerns too. "Given all this and given all that's hap… Continue Reading


10.07.15

In a Dangerous World, It’s ‘Essential’ President Sign, Not Veto, the Defense Bill, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in urging the President to sign the National Defense Authorization Act: "I was glad to see the Senate come together yesterday to advance the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. "This bipartisan defense bill will support our men and women in uniform in many ways. "It will attack bureaucratic waste, and authorize pay raises and improved quality-of-life programs for our sol… Continue Reading


06.02.15

McConnell Opposes Bill that Weakens Counter-Terrorism Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the USA Freedom Act: "Earlier this year I observed that President Obama's national security policy has been noteworthy for its consistent objectives: drawing down our conventional and nuclear forces, withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan, ending the tools developed by the previous administration to wage the War on Terror and placing a greater reliance upon international organi… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Anti-Terror Tools Protect Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a 60-day extension of FISA: "Following the attacks of September 11, the United States improved its laws and legal authorities in an effort to better understand the terrorist threat and - rather than treat it as a crime to be handled by civilian prosecution - to combat it as a matter of warfare. But that doesn't mean Al Qaeda and its affiliates stood still. The terrorist threat… Continue Reading

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