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05.19.22

Record High Gas Prices Reflect Democrats’ Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding gas prices: "Today, the average price that American families pay for regular unleaded set an all-time high for the tenth day in a row. Ten straight days of record-breaking gas prices. "Getting to work, running errands, driving to church, visiting loved ones, hitting the highway for a modest family vacation - all of it costs 88% more at the pump today than … Continue Reading


05.17.22

Democrats’ Far Left Policies Have Made Inflation Families’ New Normal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "By early 2020, before the pandemic, Republican policies had helped create one of the best economic moments for working Americans in our lifetimes. "Unemployment was low, inflation was low, and real take-home pay was rising steadily. In fact, we had wages rising faster for the bottom 25% of the wage scale than for the top 25%. "The incoming a… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Another Awful Inflation Report On Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The country just received yet another terrible inflation report. "Yet again, overall inflation came in higher than expected: 8.3 percent. Inflation continues to stick right around its worst level in 40 years. "The measure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls 'core inflation' increased in April by twice as much as it increased in March. "Food … Continue Reading


05.10.22

Democrats Pushing Radical Partisans for Key Government Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This week, our Democratic colleagues want a second run at some controversial nominees who stalled out last month. "Today, Senate Democrats will try again to confirm Professor Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board. "Professor Cook has no proven expertise in monetary economics at all, much less fighting inflation. One of her main supposed qua… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Painful High Prices are Families’ New Normal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "This all-Democrat government has managed a unique kind of economic turnaround. They took an economy that was ready to soar, turned it around, and drove it into the ground. "American families are being crushed by 8.5 percent inflation. Democrats' policies have unleashed the worst inflation in more than 40 years. "Last March, the Senate Democrat… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Democrats Want Working Families to Eat Elites’ Grad School Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and student loan socialism: "In Albany, New York, a grandmother of four reported recently that rising prices have forced her and her husband, a retired NYPD officer, to cut back on eating out. 'I feel it in the pocketbook,' she said. "In Grand Rapids, Michigan, one young family reported that before inflation took off, 'the paycheck went a little … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Democrats Who Fueled Inflation Now Want Giant Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Runaway inflation is crushing working American families on Democrats' watch. "The share of Americans who say the economy is our most important problem hasn't been this high since the last time Democrats controlled the White House. "Just this morning, we got a devastating quarterly GDP report. The economy shrank - shrank - 1.4% over the last th… Continue Reading


04.25.22

Democrats’ Runaway Spending Fueled Runaway Prices Facing Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The Senate reconvenes today after Passover and Easter to begin a new work period. But unfortunately, the biggest problem facing the American people is the still same as it has been all year long. "Rising inflation is continuing to inflict painful consequences on working families across our country. This painful problem isn't getting better. It'… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Americans Accurately Blame Democrats’ Policies for Bad Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "The American people know our country is hurting. "One national survey just found that only 22% say our country is headed in the right direction. "Seven in 10 Americans just told another poll that our nation's economy is 'in poor shape.' "The worst inflation in 40 years is fleecing American consumers, from the gas pump to the grocery store. … Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Inflation and Fuel Costs Hurting Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "America's working families continue to face strong headwinds as they try to make ends meet. The historic inflation kicked off by runaway liberal spending last year is still taking its toll, one paycheck at a time. "For many Americans, eating out once in a while was already a treat. "Now, restaurant menu prices are capping off the biggest 12-mo… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Runaway Inflation Was 12 Months in the Making — Not 3 Weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week marked one year since Democrats rammed two trillion dollars of runaway liberal spending through the Senate on a party-line vote. "Working families were certainly not celebrating this anniversary. They were too busy contending with the worst inflation in modern American history, unleashed in large part by that very bill. "Democrats'… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Long Predates Putin’s War on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Washington Democrats are trying to pull off a political spin job for the ages. "Everybody knows that gas prices and energy costs have been soaring sharply for many months. Working families know all too well that gas prices and utility costs have been rising throughout President Biden's tenure. "Just this morning, we learned that inflation set yet… Continue Reading


03.02.22

President Biden Needed To Pivot — But Chose Not To

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's State of the Union Address: "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning high marks. "But that is not the reality in which we live. "Democrats spent the last 12 months making major, painful policy … Continue Reading


03.01.22

One Year In, Biden Administration Owes Americans a Major Course Correction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sate of the Union: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address. "One year into his term, the American people have a lot of questions they'd like answered. "Why Democrats plunged ahead with reckless spending that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Why violent crime and illegal immigration are setting all-time records.… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Democrats’ Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts Working Families and Helps Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy security: "Washington Democrats' inflation is slamming consumers with the highest prices in 40 years. One of the toughest blows has been the soaring cost of a trip to the gas station. "A gallon of regular costs a full dollar more today than it did a year ago. "So, after triggering an historic run of inflation and hammering American producers with a… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Democrats’ Inflation Is Getting Worse and Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "At this time last year, Washington Democrats were beginning their quest to dump trillions of dollars in left-wing spending on a recovering economy that already had the preconditions for some inflation. "Everybody warned Democrats to pump the brakes. Just weeks earlier, Republicans had already supported a smaller, targeted, bipartisan stimulus t… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Inflation Is Turning Americans’ Pay Raises Into Big Pay Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The Biden Administration spent the end of last week boasting that our economy added back more jobs in January than some economists had predicted. "But American families aren't buying their spin. The working men and women of this country know painfully well that the Biden Administration's economy is failing them. "One typical recent survey show… Continue Reading

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