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11.29.23

Border Security Essential, Not Extraneous, To National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Border security is national security. That’s not just a statement of legislative priorities or partisan politics. It’s a fact of human history. “The Senate has little more than two weeks to deliver supplemental legislation on four urgent national security priorities. And each one of them deals directly with questions of borde… Continue Reading


11.27.23

McConnell: Time To Address Critical National Security Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: “Before the Senate adjourned for Thanksgiving, we voted to extend federal government funding into the new year. “I’m glad there was no appetite in the Capitol for saddling the nation with a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown. “The short-term funding legislation produced by the Speaker of the House was an important step tow… Continue Reading


11.13.23

America’s Allies And Adversaries Both Understand Global Stakes In Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding aid to Ukraine: “As I’ve said for months, Congress also has a responsibility to help our nation meet a growing network of serious threats from adversaries like Russia, China, and Iran. “As one recent analysis put it, ‘Each of these revisionist states aids the others in their goals to… subvert or destroy democratic nations.’ “Just consider the lengths that… Continue Reading


11.09.23

McConnell on Honoring America’s Veterans, Investing In American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Veteran’s Day: “This weekend - with parades and gatherings, solemn ceremonies and phone calls to loved ones - America will mark Veterans Day by expressing our gratitude to the men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces. “But Veterans Day is much more than a once-a-year observation. “It’s a reminder of our daily obligation to honor their … Continue Reading


11.08.23

McConnell: Growing Nat’l Security Challenges Require Comprehensive Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding supplemental national security priorities: “The challenges facing America and our allies today are not an a la carte menu of projects we can address at our leisure. “No - the most dangerous threats we face are linked together. “Take it from the author of the last administration’s National Security Strategy. “Russia, Iran, and China, ‘see the U.S. as weak… Continue Reading


11.02.23

U.S. Leadership Prompting Allies to ‘Buy American’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. defense industrial base: “America’s status as a global superpower comes with global interests and global responsibilities. “We have a direct interest in a stable and peaceful Middle East. And we have a responsibility to stand with Israel, our closest ally in the region, and to impose real costs on those who seek to harm U.S. personnel. “We have a… Continue Reading


11.01.23

U.S. Defense Production Pays Dividends Far Beyond Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding our defense industrial base: “I’ve spoken frequently about the clear links between the biggest national security challenges facing our country, and about what we need to do to address them. But let’s not lose sight of a few overarching points. “America’s adversaries don’t ease up when we lose our resolve. In fact, they press their advantage. “How many of … Continue Reading


10.31.23

Congress Has Opportunity To Address Growing Nat’l Security Threats At Home And Abroad

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 supplemental: “The brutal terrorist attacks of October 7th poured gasoline on the flames of anti-Semitic hatred around the world. “Take the alarming reports this weekend out of Russia, a country with a long, troubled history of anti-Semitism. After weeks of pro-Hamas propaganda spewed from the Kremlin, an angry mob overran a provincial ai… Continue Reading


10.30.23

ICYMI: McConnell Welcomes Ukrainian Amb. Markarova To University of Louisville

Louisville, KY - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following introduction today at the University of Louisville for the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States; Oksana Markarova. The following are the Senator’s remarks prepared for delivery: “Today’s distinguished guest joins us at an especially critical moment in the history of our two countries. “Since last February, the people of Ukraine have mounted an inspiring resistance to Vladimir Putin’s brutal escal… Continue Reading


10.26.23

Terrorist Threats Demand American Leadership, Not Naïveté

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding terrorist threats: “Mr. President, every day brings new harrowing details of the terrorist attacks of October 7th. And we continue to learn more about the role Iran plays in aiding and abetting terror. “Just yesterday, new reports indicated that hundreds of terrorists from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad traveled to Iran last month for specialized comb… Continue Reading


10.24.23

McConnell Urges Support For Israel, Cautions Against Terrorist Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: “In the coming days and weeks, the Senate will work urgently to address several major, related threats to the American people, our allies, and our interests at home and abroad. “After Russia’s escalation against Ukraine last year, the savage Iran-backed terrorist attacks on Israel once again reminded the civilized world of the persistent evil that … Continue Reading


10.19.23

The United States Can’t Afford To Take A ‘Holiday From History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for our allies: “There is evil in the world. And for the better part of the last century, America and our allies were squarely in its crosshairs. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that. “On September 12, 2001, George Will coined the phrase, saying that the free world’s ‘holiday from history’ was over. When Russia escalated its lawless invasion of Uk… Continue Reading


10.03.23

McConnell to Soft-On-Crime Democrats: Americans Deserve To Feel Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business: “I’d like to begin today by welcoming our newest colleague, Senator Laphonza Butler of California. “As the Senate continues to mourn our late friend and colleague, Dianne Feinstein, I know the people of California are grateful for Senator Butler’s willingness to serve. “And I know our colleagues join me in welcoming her. “Now, on another… Continue Reading


09.30.23

With Government Funded, Important Business Remains

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “With just hours to spare, the Senate is now in a position to prevent a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown. “As I’ve said for weeks, the clearest path forward has been to pass a straightforward, short-term funding extension that gives us time to continue a number of important discussions about outstanding priorities: “From sec… Continue Reading


09.29.23

Congress Has Opportunity To Avoid Shutdown, Continue Important Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “Congress has until tomorrow night to pass a straightforward, short-term funding extension and avoid a federal government shutdown. “All this week, and every time we’ve found ourselves in this situation before, I’ve offered my colleagues the same warning: “Shutting down the government doesn’t help anybody politically. “It doesn’t make… Continue Reading


09.21.23

McConnell To Biden Admin. On China: Put ‘Actions Over Words’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding competition with China: “As I’ve discussed this week, competition with China is a global proposition. But increasingly, the Biden Administration’s approach to the PRC reflects a faulty assessment of the challenges this competition presents. “A few weeks ago, the Secretary of Commerce visited Beijing to tend the ‘soft power’ of American businesses in China.… Continue Reading


09.20.23

President Biden’s Hesitation Hinders Support For Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: “Yesterday, President Biden told the world we would support Ukraine’s fight, quote, ‘as long as it takes.’ “Unfortunately, for all his lofty rhetoric about Ukraine, the President’s actual approach to Russia’s escalation - his passive, indecisive leadership - has risked prolonging the war and jeopardized public support for our efforts. In some case… Continue Reading


09.18.23

McConnell: Biden Iran Policy ‘Incentivizing Tehran’s Bad Behavior’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: “Today, five American hostages are on their way home from unjust detention in Iran. “Unfortunately, the deal that secured their release may very well be the latest example of President Biden rewarding and incentivizing Tehran’s bad behavior. Over the past two and a half years, the Administration’s weakness and desperation have emboldened a massive st… Continue Reading


09.14.23

U.S. Allies Buy American, Strengthen Collective Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding investments in in the U.S. defense industrial base: “America’s example and the threats posed by Russia and China are leading major allies and partners in Europe and Asia to step up their commitments to collective security and dramatically increase investments in their own defense. “It’s worth pointing out once again that the United States is not shoulderin… Continue Reading


09.13.23

Security Assistance Drives Investment In American Industry, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America’s defense industrial base: “America’s defense industrial base is in the middle of an historic transformation. “This is something Republicans have been working toward for years. It’s good news for America’s national security. In fact, it’s essential for our strategic competition with communist China. And today, I’d like to talk a bit more about what… Continue Reading

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