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11.19.19

Focus Must Remain on Appropriations Process to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government and defense, process nominations, pass USMCA: "My colleagues are well familiar with my repeated calls for bipartisan progress in funding the federal government. For more than two months, as the appropriations process idled at partisan roadblocks, I've pointed out just how straightforward this entire proces… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


10.31.19

While Democrats Focus on Impeachment, Republicans Focus on Funding Our Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces and the House impeachment inquiry resolution: "Later today we're going to vote on something that should not be controversial: Funding for our national defense. For supporting servicemembers and their families. For sustaining America's global leadership and strategic edge. "This vital priority is not something that can take a… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Will Democrats Block Funding for the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund our armed forces: "This week will provide an opportunity for our Democratic colleagues to prove that their longstanding goal of impeaching the president is not getting in the way of their ability to legislate. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader have taken pains to insist that their party's… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Upcoming Vote on Defense Funding Will Show Whether Impeachment is Crowding Out Critical Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the need to fund our armed forces and his Senate Resolution urging the House to respect due process in impeachment inquiry proceedings: "On Thursday, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I introduced a resolution which quickly gained dozens of Republican co-sponsors. Our resolution states two things which are very obvious. "Number one: Any process as serious as an impeach… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Democrats Must Not Continue to Block Funding Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda: "This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing the nation. "First, we'll tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO, and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we'll consider yet another of the president's… Continue Reading


10.16.19

While Democrats Indulge Three-Year-Old Impeachment Obsession, Senate Republicans Ready to Deliver Real Progress for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "I mentioned yesterday the contrast between our work here in the Senate and what's transpiring in the House of Representatives. On this side of the Capitol, we are focused on working for the American people. "We are overcoming Democrats' historic delay tactics and obstruction to confirm more of the president's impressive nominees for the… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading


09.24.19

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Short-Term Government Funding This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "The Senate continues making headway in the personnel business. It's still too bad that our Democratic colleagues continue to insist on cloture votes, floor time, and roll call votes for the kinds of uncontroversial nominees who have ordinarily travelled by voice vote for past adm… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell on Appropriations: I Remain Hopeful We Can Get Process Back on Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "This week, the Senate will consider more of the president's choices to fill important positions in the federal government. Too many important seats have continued to gather dust, two and a half years into this presidency, due to systematic Democrat obstruction. "The president d… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate Democrats Continue to Block Critical Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Here's what happened on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon: Senate Democrats blocked this year's funding for our national defense. They voted it down. We can't move the legislation forward. Democrats blocked the funding our commanders need to keep pace with Russia and China. Democrats blocked money for the tools and training that our… Continue Reading


09.18.19

McConnell Urges Democrats Not To Filibuster Critical Funding for Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Today, the Senate will have an opportunity to take the first procedural step toward keeping the federal government funded and open. At the end of July, the White House and the Speaker of the House reached an agreement to guide the appropriations process. Both parties, both chambers, and both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue agreed to … Continue Reading


09.17.19

Senate Begins Process to Advance First Set of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "The American people deserve for the federal government to spend their money in a considered, deliberate fashion. And until very recently, we have been on track to conduct a smooth, regular appropriations process for this year. More than a month ago, leaders in both parties, in both chambers, and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue… Continue Reading


09.16.19

Defense Funding Should Not Play Second Fiddle to Political Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "This weekend saw a brazen attack by Iran on a critical oil facility in Saudi Arabia. This is not just an isolated drone strike with the prospect of regional escalation, but an attack with significant repercussions for the entire global energy market. We are fortunate that advances in U.S. oil and gas production have made the U.S. … Continue Reading


09.12.19

McConnell Speaks in Support of Regular Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks at today's hearing in the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the need to fund the government: "Well colleagues, I thought the hard part was going to be reaching the caps agreement this summer. Obviously, we have very different priorities on both sides, but we struggled through that, the Speaker and the president finally reached an agreement. And I hope we won't get so bogged down her… Continue Reading


09.11.19

McConnell: No Time To Waste When It Comes To Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda for the month of September: "With only a few weeks to go until the end of September, we have no time to waste when it comes to appropriations. We have planned for the Senate to consider bipartisan bills from the Appropriations Committee as soon as next week and make significant headway before a partial, interim continuing resolution becomes nece… Continue Reading


09.10.19

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda for the month of September: "The Senate is in the midst of confirming several more of the president's well-qualified nominees to important federal posts. After we complete today's vote on Ambassador Kelly Craft, whom we confirmed a month ago to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations, we'll turn to several more public servants whom the preside… Continue Reading


09.09.19

Nominations, Appropriations Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda for the month of September: "I'd like to welcome all my colleagues back to the Senate. I hope all of us took advantage of the past weeks that we spent in our home states, with our constituents. Washington D.C. is where we come to work, but we come here to fight for our neighbors, for the places we love and are proud to hail from. "The American … Continue Reading


04.02.19

‘Our Work on Disaster Funding is Far from Finished’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "Last night, the Senate had the opportunity to pass an important package of disaster relief funding for communities across America. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Our Democratic colleagues voted down the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Perdue to put together a comprehensive package, and it remains unfinished business … Continue Reading


04.01.19

McConnell on Disaster Funding: This Does Not Need To Be a Difficult or Partisan Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "For almost a week, the Senate's been considering an urgent priority: Aid funding for communities across the country that have been ravaged by natural disasters. Like last year's powerful hurricane season, which carried torrential downpours and gale-force winds across the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas and left families so… Continue Reading

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