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02.10.16

SCOTUS Order Latest Sign President Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs Are Illegal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the U.S. Supreme Court's stay of President Obama's so-called "Clean" Power Plan: "A few years ago the Obama Administration rolled out a massive regulatory scheme they dubbed a 'Clean' Power Plan-an odd choice, given that it wouldn't have a meaningful impact on global emissions or the health of our planet. "Here's what those massive regulations likely would do though. "Ship Midd… Continue Reading


01.21.16

McConnell Outlines Broad Bipartisan Energy Legislation, WOTUS Veto Override

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan legislation: "Next week, the Senate will turn to broad, bipartisan energy legislation. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act will help bring our energy policies in line with the demands of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. "It will help Americans produce more energy. "It will help Americans pay less for energy. "It will help Americans save energy. "That'… Continue Reading


11.30.15

McConnell Outlines Failures of President’s Power Plan as Paris Climate Talks Convene

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's costly power plan: "When President Obama tried to push a regressive, anti-Middle Class energy tax through a Democrat-controlled Congress, his own party said no. "Undeterred, the President simply went around Congress to impose similarly regressive - and likely illegal - 'power plan' energy regulations anyway. "He's currently trying to sell that power pla… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Senate Considers Measures to Block Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the President's EPA regulations: "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. "Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. "Th… Continue Reading


11.04.15

Senate Will Vote Today on Bill to Overturn Administration’s Indefensible Waterways Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ernst's resolution of disapproval on the 'Waters of the U.S.' rule: "The Administration's so-called 'Waters of the U.S.' regulation would grant federal bureaucrats dominion over nearly every piece of land that has ever touched a pothole, ditch, or puddle at some point. It would force the Americans who live there to ask federal bureaucrats for permission to do just abou… Continue Reading


11.03.15

Senate to Consider Measure to Halt Administration’s Cynical Waterways Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Water Quality Protection Act: "Two federal courts have already found that the Obama Administration's plan to regulate the land around nearly every pothole and ditch is likely illegal. "It's hardly a surprise. "The Administration's so-called 'Waters of the U.S.' regulation is a cynical and overbearing power grab dressed awkwardly as some clean-water measure. "It's n… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measures to Stop the Obama Administration’s Regulations on Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding measures to overturn the Administration's job killing regulations: "As I noted this morning, Senators from both parties have joined together to work toward overturning the Administration's deeply regressive energy regulations. "These regulations will ship more Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They will punish the poor. "They will make it even harder for coal families in st… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Finalized EPA Regs: Probably Illegal, Would Hurt the Middle Class and Won’t Meaningfully Affect Global Climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan: "In just a few minutes, President Obama will deliver another blow to the economy and to the Middle-Class. "He'll unveil regressive regulations that are set to harm struggling workers and families. "They're projected to cost billions. "They threaten to ship good Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They'll likely make it harder to… Continue Reading


02.26.15

McConnell Condemns FCC’s Move to Put Internet Under Control of Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor condemning the Obama Administration's 'Net Neutrality' rule: "Later today, the Obama Administration's FCC will take up a proposal, favored by the President, that would strike a blow to the future of innovation in our country: it's the so-called 'Net Neutrality' rule. "The growth of the Internet and the rapid adoption of mobile technology have been great American success stories. And the… Continue Reading


02.09.15

McConnell Speaks Out Against Administration’s Labor Board ‘Ambush’ Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the NLRB 'Ambush' Rule: "Recently, the Senate has had a lot of discussion about partisan overreach. "We've talked about an Administration that seems to view democracy as what it can get away with, not what it can work cooperatively to achieve. "It's worrying for our country. And we keep seeing more examples of it. "Consider the Administration's effort to weaken workers' rights… Continue Reading

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