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07.29.21

Amid Border Crisis that Includes COVID Surge, Democrats Want Amnesty in Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "As I've said before, Democrats' spree is reckless on multiple levels. We're all familiar with the staggering $3.5 trillion bottom line. We all know it would only amp up the painful inflation that's already hammering middle-class families, in large part because of the last partisan deluge of spending Democrats rammed through a few months … Continue Reading


07.28.21

If States’ Expansive Voting Laws are Anti-Democracy, the Left Will Also Need to Boycott Europe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "The massive taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through this summer has problems that go even beyond inflation, rising costs, and massive tax hikes. "The problem is not just Democrats' jaw-dropping $3.5 trillion price tag. It's also the long list of bad liberal policies that this reckless taxing and spending spree is supposed… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree Packed With “Green New Deal” Goodies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While American families worry about rising costs, Washington Democrats want to embark on yet another reckless, multi-trillion-dollar taxing and spending spree. "Recent surveys show that more than 80 percent of Americans are somewhat or very worried about the rising cost of living. "And 73 percent say they're wo… Continue Reading


07.26.21

With Americans’ Optimism Falling, Democrats Want Yet Another Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding spending: "American families are anxious and uneasy. "The share of Americans who feel optimistic about our country's direction has plummeted by almost 20 percent just since the springtime. "As recently as early May, nearly two thirds of Americans said they were optimistic about the direction of the country. That was the highest figure that survey had reco… Continue Reading


07.22.21

With Border Already in Crisis, Democrats Want Amnesty in Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "With COVID-19 cases ticking up across our nation, with some bureaucrats and elected leaders talking about re-imposing various measures on the American people, the Biden Administration continues to let illegal immigrants pour across our southern border. And reportedly they are considering loosening our border security even more. "Remembe… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Family Farms in the Crosshairs of Democrats’ Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax increases: "President Biden campaigned on a pledge not to raise income taxes on the vast majority of Americans. "But the latest reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are cooking up would crush our country with a historic set of sweeping tax hikes. "Here's one of the targets in their crosshairs: Family farms. "It appears our colleagues' pl… Continue Reading


07.19.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree is the Last Thing American Families Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Runaway costs and surging inflation are a huge worry for middle-class families. "Every survey confirms it. Every conversation confirms it. "Over the last 12 months, during this economic recovery, the average American worker earned a 3.6% raise. But inflation has risen so steeply that it's turned that into a nearly 2% pay cut. "Remember, at … Continue Reading


07.15.21

Inflation is Already Turning Workers’ Pay Raises into Pay Cuts, But Democrats Want to Spend Trillions More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding spending: "Earlier this week, new June figures further confirmed what working families across America already know too well: "Runaway costs are hitting the American people where it hurts. "Sadly, this was 100% predictable. Even top Democratic experts like Larry Summers warned that the jaw-dropping $2 trillion that Democrats borrowed and spent back in Marc… Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell Condemns Democrats’ New Efforts to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Hyde Amendment: "This week, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee are doing something so radical that it hasn't been done for decades: "They are advancing an annual funding bill that leaves out the Hyde Amendment, the commonsense prohibition on forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. "Since the 1970s, abortion has claimed the lives of more than … Continue Reading


06.09.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Should “Follow Senate’s Productive Example” on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "I was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Biden had walked away from negotiations on infrastructure spending with Senator Capito. "For several weeks, the Ranking Member of the EPW Committee has been engaged in good faith on finding common ground with the Administration. She's led several of our colleagues in exhaustive efforts t… Continue Reading


04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

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 Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Democrats’ Partisan Spending Spree Threatens State Policies that Help Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Senators will soon head home for a state work period. We'll be seeing an Easter season of optimism and hope as the tide of the pandemic continues to turn. "Thanks to science and fueled by five bipartisan bills we passed last year, vaccines were developed, approved, and pre-ordered in record time. America was delivering more than a milli… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump & Congratulates President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump and President-Elect Biden: "Over the last four years, our country has benefitted from a presidential term filled with major accomplishments. "President Donald Trump has repeatedly surprised the skeptics, confounded his critics, and delivered significant policy victories that have strengthened our country. "Case in point: "Back in May, when … Continue Reading


08.05.20

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch.… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “Republicans Are Ready to Govern”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. "Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back to April, and until we have a vaccine, we can't go back to normal eithe… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Opioid Fight Remains Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing into law landmark opioid legislation: "Too many times, I've had to come to this floor to speak about the pain inflicted on families and entire communities by opioid addiction and substance abuse. It's a crisis present in every ZIP code. One that has wrecked lives throughout the country. "My home state of Kent… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Far-Left Agenda Would Harm Vulnerable Communities Just As Republican Agenda Is Helping Them Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Earlier this week, I spoke about the economic pain that many Americans felt under the last administration's left-wing policies -- and all the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have done to turn the page. Today, we see the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 y… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Important Tax Treaties Would Eliminate Unfair Competitive Disadvantage for American Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the ratification of important tax treaties: "The Senate's in the midst of considering bilateral tax treaties with Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Luxembourg. If yesterday's overwhelming votes on the first protocol are any indication, all four will be ratified with huge bipartisan margins by the end of the day- and American businesses and workers in all 50 states w… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Fairer Treatment for American Job Creators, More Enticement for Foreign Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the ratification of important tax treaties: "Speaking of economic growth and development, the Senate will soon turn our attention to a number of bilateral tax treaties with important U.S. trading partners. We have these kinds of agreements in place to reduce tax evasion, tax avoidance, and unfair double taxation of U.S. citizens and businesses who also conduct bu… Continue Reading

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