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02.02.17

Congress Chips Away at Obama’s Job-Killing Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Helping Coal Families By Overturning Job-Killing Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "For the last eight years, the Obama Administration has pushed through a number of harmful regulations that circumvent Congress, slow growth, shift power away from state and local governments toward Washington, and kill jobs. "Even on the way out the … Continue Reading


01.17.17

McConnell Unveils Permanent Coal Miner Health Care Fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on legislation he introduced to protect the health care benefits of coal miners: "In the days since President Obama took office, too many coal miners have lost their jobs - including well over 10,000 in Kentucky - and more than 25 coal mining companies have filed for bankruptcy. This means that there are fewer active workers available to pay into an expanding retiremen… Continue Reading


03.14.16

National Democrats’ War on Coal Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding national democrats' continued assault on Kentucky coal miners, their families, and their jobs: "When President Obama was a candidate, he boasted that his energy tax policies would make electricity prices 'skyrocket' for American families. When President Obama took office, his administration declared a war on coal families and their jobs. "For a time, his administration … Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCOTUS Order Latest Sign President Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs Are Illegal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the U.S. Supreme Court's stay of President Obama's so-called "Clean" Power Plan: "A few years ago the Obama Administration rolled out a massive regulatory scheme they dubbed a 'Clean' Power Plan-an odd choice, given that it wouldn't have a meaningful impact on global emissions or the health of our planet. "Here's what those massive regulations likely would do though. "Ship Midd… Continue Reading


01.12.16

In Final State of the Union, the President Should Move Beyond the Failed Policies of the Past

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's State of the Union tonight: "Tonight, we will welcome President Obama to the Capitol for his State of the Union address. "It's his final address. It gives us cause for reflection. "Many of us recall the moment in Boston when a State Senator became a national star. "His rhetorical gift was undeniable. It was soaring elocution bathed in confetti that promis… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Senate Considers Measures to Block Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the President's EPA regulations: "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. "Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. "Th… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measures to Stop the Obama Administration’s Regulations on Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding measures to overturn the Administration's job killing regulations: "As I noted this morning, Senators from both parties have joined together to work toward overturning the Administration's deeply regressive energy regulations. "These regulations will ship more Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They will punish the poor. "They will make it even harder for coal families in st… Continue Reading

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