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04.25.16

Back to Work: Republican-Led Senate Kicks Off Week with Bipartisan Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate consideration of appropriations bills: "The top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee recently said that the energy security and water infrastructure funding legislation before us marks an 'excellent kickoff' to the appropriations process. "'This is the first bill of the Appropriations Committee to come to the floor,' she said, and 'it signals that we a… Continue Reading


04.21.16

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate's legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership: "This week we've seen what can be accomplished on behalf of the American people with a Senate that's back to work under the Republican majority. We just passed two broad, bipartisan bills aimed at protecting c… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Later this morning the Senate will have an opportunity to pass the FAA Reauthorization and security bill, which aims to secure our airports and look out for American travelers. "This legislation received bipartisan support from the start, and it shows what… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Republican-Led Senate Makes Progress to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Americans continue to see the difference a Republican-led Senate can make on behalf of our country - we've passed legislation to combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, to provide a long-term highway funding solution, and to advance many other important issues. "T… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Bills to Keep Americans Safe, Protect American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act and the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "Today the Senate is closer to passing the most comprehensive aviation security reforms in years. I hope we'll do so today. "This important legislation will bolster security for travelers and look out for consumers' interests. Here's how it will help impro… Continue Reading


04.06.16

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan FAA Bill to Protect American Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "The bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act is the product of a collaborative committee process in a Senate that's back to work. It was guided and informed by a series of substantive committee hearings. It contains ideas from committee members on both sides of the aisle. And because both Republicans and… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senate to Act on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly Aviation Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "We'll soon begin consideration of bipartisan legislation that can support American jobs, improve airline safety, and help passengers - all without raising taxes or fees on travelers. "The FAA Reauthorization Act before us is the result of a collaborative committee process. It shows what's possible with … Continue Reading


04.04.16

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on the bipartisan Defend Trade Secrets Act: "Today the Senate will vote on the Defend Trade Secrets Act. This bipartisan legislation can help promote the growth of our economy, help spur the increase and retention of American jobs, and help protect American innovation in the global economy. "It aims to do so by providing tools for American companies, both… Continue Reading


03.17.16

Senate Working in Bipartisan Way to Help Address Online Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on a bipartisan resolution regarding human trafficking: "Let me begin by stating an obvious point. When it comes to filling the current Supreme Court vacancy - which could fundamentally alter the direction of the court for a generation - Republicans and Democrats simply disagree. "Republicans think the people deserve a voice in this critical discussion. … Continue Reading


03.15.16

Senate Should Work to Save Families From Higher Grocery Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan biotech labeling legislation: "In the last national election, the American people elected a Republican Senate. Since then, we've accomplished a lot of important things for our country. "Landmark education reform. Permanent tax relief for families and small businesses. Significant action to repair America's roads and bridges. And just last week, decisive steps … 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


02.09.16

McConnell Urges Senate to Pass Bipartisan North Korea Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act: "The regime in North Korea presents serious threats - to regional stability, to the security of Americans, to the safety of our allies, and to the wellbeing of North Koreans themselves. "Pyongyang regularly threatens neighbors like South Korea and Japan. "It routinely engages in cyberwarfare. "It repeatedly commits gr… Continue Reading


02.04.16

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Advance Broad, Bipartisan Energy Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Energy Committee worked hard over the past year to develop the broad, bipartisan energy legislation before us. "Members in both parties focused on areas of common ground, worked across the aisle, and developed legislation that ultimately earned the support of more than 80% of their colleagues, Republicans and Democrat… Continue Reading


02.03.16

McConnell Urges Continued Cooperation on Broad, Bipartisan Energy Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "We've seen bipartisan work many times over the past year in this Senate. "We have the latest example of it before us right now. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of months of hard work across the aisle. "It passed committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. "It's broad, bipartisan energy legislation that can … Continue Reading


02.01.16

Bipartisan Energy Bill Would Prepare Country for Energy Challenges and Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Senior Senator from Alaska knows that reform is urgently needed to modernize America's energy policies for a new era with new challenges and new opportunities. "The Energy Committee, under her leadership, has worked hard this past year to achieve that aim. "The committee convened listening sessions. "The committee held oversig… 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


12.10.15

Passage of Education Reform Another Example of Congress Back to Work Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan accomplishments in the 114th Congress: "What a difference a new Senate can make. "Some may have thought Washington would never agree on a replacement for No Child Left Behind. Years of inaction on the Senate floor gave ample cause for doubt. Some may have been skeptical when a new Senate with a new approach resolved to finally solve the problem too. "But no lo… Continue Reading


12.09.15

Senate to Vote Today on Landmark Education Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan education reform, another in a series of bipartisan accomplishments in the 114th Congress: "Some questioned whether Washington could ever agree on a replacement for No Child Left Behind. "They needn't question any longer. Just consider today's headline from the Associated Press: 'Outdated education law up for major makeover in Senate.' "This morning, we expect tha… Continue Reading

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