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12.18.20

“Let’s Finish Our Business for the American People”

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: "Our bipartisan discussions are continuing to make significant headway toward another relief package for the American people. "The Democratic Leader, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, and I have been working around the clock for several days now. The talks remain productive. "In fact, I am even more optimistic now than I was last night that … Continue Reading


12.17.20

COVID-19 Relief Update: “Let’s Make Law As Soon As Possible”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and COVID-19 relief: "We in Congress are no strangers to December funding deadlines or the occasional pre-Christmas cliffhanger. "In that respect, the situation we face now is familiar. Funding for the federal government is hanging in the balance. In the next few days, Congress will either succeed or fail at providing secure and stable fundin… Continue Reading


12.14.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID Relief: “Let’s Get This Done”

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: "This past weekend we saw that the historic, nationwide effort to bring this pandemic to heel has begun a critical final chapter. "After months of development, the first U.S. doses of a COVID-19 vaccine rolled off the assembly line, bound for treatment facilities across the country. "I'm particularly proud that an important waypoint on tha… Continue Reading


12.11.20

Democrats Blocking COVID Aid over Slush Funds for States Awash in Revenue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding floor business and COVID-19 relief: "The Senate needs to pass a stopgap funding measure today to prevent a lapse while the bipartisan, bicameral efforts close in on a full-year funding bill. "And we need to advance what will be the 60th annual defense authorization bill. "This year's NDAA will cement the historic steps that Congress and the Trump Administra… Continue Reading


12.10.20

“Americans Cannot Afford To Wait” for Targeted COVID-19 Relief

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: "We learned a few minutes ago that new unemployment claims just hit their highest weekly total since mid-September. "It's the largest one-week jump since back in March. And the number of continuing claims - people struggling with joblessness on an ongoing basis - which had plateaued for months but at least not increased, just ticked back up … Continue Reading


12.09.20

“We Can’t Do A Thing Unless Democrats Decide They Want to Make Law”

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: "The American people are hurting. We're in the thick of one of the worst national crises in modern memory. And people's eyes are fixed on Congress. They need the House and the Senate to stop chasing our tails and make law. "There are small-business employees who've held onto their job all this time because of the Paycheck Protection Program … Continue Reading


12.07.20

Even Prominent Democrats’ Most Urgent COVID Priorities Are Already Addressed in Republican Proposal

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: "We've reached the time of year when the Senate has more important outstanding business than we have days to complete it. "Delivering for the American people will take focus, dexterity and real bipartisanship. "On government funding, as I've said for weeks, it's my hope that our committees' work will bear fruit and a full-year funding packa… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Congress Should Deliver Consensus COVID-19 Relief “Right Away”

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: "Anyone who's heard me speak about coronavirus relief going back months has heard one central principle: Let's deliver right away on all the subjects where everybody agrees, and argue over the rest later. "That solution to this impasse has been in plain sight for anyone willing to see it. Agree where we agree, bank that progress, make law, t… Continue Reading


12.02.20

“We Need to get More Bipartisan, Targeted Coronavirus Relief out to the American People”

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: "When I opened the Senate on Monday, I repeated something Republicans have stated for months now: We need to put partisanship aside and get more bipartisan, targeted coronavirus relief out to the American people. "Dating back to the summer, and all fall, Senate Republicans tried repeatedly to advance hundreds of billions of dollars to preven… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Democrats Still Blocking Vaccine Distribution Funds and Small Business Aid

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: "Senate Republicans have spent months trying to get another bipartisan rescue package passed and signed into law for the American people. "For months, our position has been consistent: We want to reach agreement on all the areas where compromise is well within reach, send hundreds of billions of dollars to urgent and uncontroversial programs… Continue Reading


11.17.20

McConnell on Important Legislative Priorities before the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: "There is significant outstanding business that Congress needs to complete before the end of the year. "My Republican colleagues and I have stated over and over that we still want to pass more coronavirus relief for the American people. Senate Republicans have voted multiple times to send hundreds of billions of dollars for schools, sma… Continue Reading


10.21.20

McConnell Before Senate Vote on More COVID-19 Relief: “The Country Needs an Outcome”

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: "Today, the Senate will have the opportunity to advance another COVID-19 relief package for American families. "For more than seven months now, the American people have been facing what one writer described as a health crisis with an economic crisis strapped to its back. "The Senate has stepped up repeatedly, on a bipartisan basis, to help … Continue Reading


10.20.20

McConnell: Second Round of the Job-Saving Paycheck Protection Program Should Be a Bipartisan Slam Dunk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 and the Paycheck Protection Program: "Quote: 'It would have been really hard for us to get through without it.' That was the co-owner of Apollo Pizza, which has a handful of locations throughout Kentucky. "Quote: 'It touches my heart just knowing that I can bring folks back and gainfully employ people who need to work.' That was a restaurateur in Fa… Continue Reading


10.19.20

McConnell: Senate Will Vote to Move Past “All-or-Nothing Obstruction” on COVID-19 Relief

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: "This week, the Senate will vote on more coronavirus relief that Congress could deliver to American families right now. "Month after month, Speaker Pelosi has held up urgent assistance for workers, families, schools, and our healthcare system. Month after month, she has refused to set aside non-COVID-related demands and far-left policy rider… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell on Democrats Blocking COVID-19 Relief: “The American People are Still Hurting”

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: "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago. "A Senate minority that was focused on Americans' health would have let us fund more tests, treatments, and vaccine development… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Democrats Have Run Out of Excuses Not To Legislate 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 COVID-19 relief: "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. "Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block everything. "Republicans develop a serious plan t… Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID-19 Relief: “Senators Will Vote This Week and the American People Will Be Watching”

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: "Our nation has spent the last six months fighting the medical, economic, and social effects of this pandemic. "The Senate's historic rescue package from back in March, the CARES Act, has gone a long way to help American workers and families endure these incredible challenges. "It delivered the extra federal unemployment benefits that help… Continue Reading


08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

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: "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More COVID-19 Relief

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: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

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: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading

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