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07.27.20

McConnell Delivers Rotunda Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today paying tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "In his memoirs, John Lewis described a childhood home that was quite different from the place he lies today. "That farmhouse in Pike County, Alabama, had no running water or electricity. It stood on the first land his father's family had ever owned, in a part of the country where segregation had led to almost-total isolation along racial… Continue Reading


07.23.20

McConnell: CARES 2 is Tailored Precisely for this Phase of the Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding CARES 2: "As I said Tuesday, our nation stands at a critical midway point in our fight against the coronavirus. "We made it through the springtime lock-downs. Americans' sacrifices saved our medical system. And the Senate's historic CARES Act helped millions of families make it through. "But this terrible virus is still with us. It kills more Americans ever… Continue Reading


07.22.20

McConnell Defends Free Expression and Civil Discourse in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding freedom of expression: "Since the spring, our nation has engaged in important conversations about racial justice in policing. "Most people understand that continuing our nation's tremendous progress toward justice does not mean battling against American principles or American history. Progress means fulfilling our values, not attacking them. "And yet, a gro… Continue Reading


07.22.20

McConnell Calls Out Democratic Attempt to Decimate Funding for the National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "This week, the Senate will pass the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. "Every year, this legislation lets the Senate make our top priorities for protecting our homeland, our allies, and our global interests into law. And certainly, the recent behavior of our adversaries the world over shows why this task … Continue Reading


07.21.20

Kids, Jobs, Healthcare: McConnell on Major Pillars for Next COVID-19 Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Our nation stands at a crucial midway point in our battle against this terrible virus. The heroism of healthcare professionals, essential workers, and families from coast to coast got our nation through a springtime like no other. "Communities across America put normal life on pause to buy breathing room for our medical system. We e… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell Continues Tribute to Congressman John Lewis on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor paying tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "Today, as we speak, the United States Congress confers a rare and high honor on a national hero who richly deserves it. "Our distinguished late colleague, Congressman John Lewis, is lying in state in the Rotunda. "I had the honor to speak at this afternoon's ceremony. How amazing, to reflect on John's incredible Ameri… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell: “I’ll Be Proud to Vote to Advance and Pass the NDAA”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "This week, the Senate will complete two other important pieces of the people's business. First, we'll confirm the president's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget. And then, we'll finish and pass the annual National Defense Authorization Act for a 60th consecutive time. "As COVID-19 captured our nation's… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell on State of COVID-19 Crisis and Priorities for Further Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "It's been half a year since the deadly coronavirus began to spread from China throughout the world. "3.7 million cases have been recorded on American soil. More than 140,000 lives have been lost. "Today, our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. States and localities are trying to balance the need to reopen and foster economic recover… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "On Friday, the nation lost a monumental figure. Someone who made huge personal sacrifices to help our nation move past the sin of racism and align more with the principles of our founding. "John Lewis had secured his place among the giants of American history before his career in Congress had even begun. "From a … Continue Reading


07.02.20

McConnell Highlights NDAA Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate continues to consider the National Defense Authorization Act. "I understand we are close to a bipartisan structure for amendments, and if our Democratic colleagues will let us, I hope we can move forward today. "All week, I've discussed how this 60th consecutive NDAA will help our nation protect its people… Continue Reading


07.02.20

McConnell Sounds Alarm on Democrats’ Threats to Governing Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions: "Before I discuss the legislation before the Senate, I need to spend a moment on something broader. "Our country needs to confront the Democratic Party's willingness to threaten our governing institutions themselves. "Earlier this year, as the Senate disposed of the least fair, least thorough, and most rushed impeachment in modern h… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ “Cousin of the Green New Deal” Is “Not Going Anywhere in the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats: "While the Senate maintains the serious approach that builds bipartisan successes like the CARES Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the House Democrats appear addicted to pointless political theater. "Well, our absentee neighbors have finally arrived back in the Capitol - and they've wasted no time resuming old tricks. "The Speaker ha… Continue Reading


07.01.20

NDAA Will Strengthen America in a Dangerous World

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. "After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese Communist Party finally delivered the punch in the mouth to the city of Hong Kong t… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: “The Rule of Law Cannot Fade In and Out With the Fashions of the Radical Left”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding civil unrest: "I'd planned to speak first today about the NDAA. I'd planned to discuss our work to ensure American servicemembers can protect our nation and secure peace for the United States. "But unfortunately, the inexplicable passivity and weakness of local leaders in our own country has denied some citizens peace and security right here at home. "Here … Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell on NDAA: Our Men and Women in Uniform Deserve the Best

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "As I've said for weeks, our domestic challenges cannot take Congress's eye off the ball of world affairs. "So, as the Senate has passed other major bills, and Senate Republicans tried to advance police reform until Democrats blocked us, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have worked hard to assemble the ne… Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell Contrasts House Democrats’ “Theater” with Senate’s Seriousness on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Yesterday, I discussed how the Senate's serious, fact-based approach to the coronavirus crisis has cut a sharp contrast with House Democrats' political theater. "Back in March, as the economic fallout from this crisis was just beginning, it fell to the Senate to write, negotiate, and pass the CARES Act. "With the House absent from Washington, Sen… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Calls for Bipartisan Floor Process on NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "On Thursday, I noted that in recent weeks, the Air Force has scrambled jets to intercept intrusions by Russian military aircraft near U.S. airspace in Alaska. "Well, on Saturday, it happened again. According to the Defense Department, Russian reconnaissance planes entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone and… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell: Nation Must Work Together to “Stay on Offense Against the Virus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Each time I've returned home over the last several weeks, I've had the honor of traveling to different Kentucky hospitals to safely meet with healthcare professionals, thank them for their incredible work, and listen to what's on their minds. "For more than three months now, our nation's doctors, nurses, and health professionals have been fighting… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Comments on Tyler Gerth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Tyler Gerth of Kentucky: "First, my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is mourning a young man who was shot and killed on Saturday at a protest in Jefferson Square Park. "Tyler Gerth was just 27 years old. He was a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Kentucky. He was an up-and-coming photojournalist with a lot of talent. He'd … Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Urges Cooperation on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate does not have the luxury of letting these disagreements prevent needed bipartisan progress on other fronts. "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Spring Break in human history, the Senate has been conducting the people's business alone. "We've confirmed nominees. We've conducted critic… Continue Reading

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