Remarks

08.02.22

McConnell on Taiwan and Indo-Pacific Security Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Taiwan: "Public reports indicate that the Speaker of the House just landed in Taiwan as she travels through Asia. "She has every right to go. And it's been unseemly and counterproductive for President Biden and his aides to have publicly sought to deter her from doing so. "There is significant precedent for high-ranking U.S. officials visiting Taiwan, inc… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Democrats’ Inflation Bill Will Cut Jobs and Wages But Not Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "Democrats have had a tough few days rolling out their latest reckless taxing and spending spree. "It turns out that proposing huge, job-killing tax hikes and more runaway spending during inflation and a recession doesn't go over well. "Here are a few of the things nonpartisan experts have already proven abou… Continue Reading


08.01.22

McConnell on Ongoing Kentucky Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Eastern Kentucky is reeling from some of the worst flooding in our state's history. The area is still experiencing rainfall today. This horrible, tragic crisis is far from over. "In Jackson, waters reached 43-and-a-half feet high, breaking an 83-year record. Drone footage shows whole towns submerged. Roadways have turned into riv… Continue Reading


08.01.22

Democrats Want Job-Killing Middle-Class Tax Hikes in a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When it comes to our economy, American families do not trust this Democratic Party government one bit. "Nearly 90% of Americans are feeling anxious about inflation. 28% approve of how President Biden is handling it. Only 22% think things will get any better after another year on his watch. "Americans' distrust of Democrats stands to reason. … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Important Veterans’ Bill Deserves Commonsense Toomey Amendment and Prompt Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the PACT Act: "Yesterday, the Senate should have been able to clear bipartisan legislation to expand VA health benefits for millions of men and women who have served bravely in our armed forces. "I appreciate our colleagues on the Veterans Affairs Committee for their hard work on the PACT Act. I support the substance of the bill. "But even on legislation … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Democrats Who Created Inflation and Recession Want Giant Job-Killing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax hikes and inflation: "Minutes ago, new data confirmed what a supermajority of Americans already knew: Democrats have plunged America into a recession. "According to official statistics, the U.S. economy just shrank for the second consecutive quarter. Democrats inherited an economy that was primed for an historic comeback and promptly ran it straight in… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Democrats’ Spin Isn’t Helping Americans’ Inflation Pain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economy: "Here's how Washington Democrats are describing the American economy. "From the White House last month, 'robust economic progress under President Biden's leadership.' "According to President Biden himself, our economy has, 'unique strengths that we can build on.' That it was, 'providing important breathing room for American families.' And that it… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Democrats Want to Follow Up Historic Inflation With Massive Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Ninety-three percent of the American people are concerned about inflation. "Forty-two percent say they are struggling just to stand still financially. "Sixty-three percent say that gas prices, inflation, bills, or the economy are their biggest concern. "That, Mr. President, is because 100% of the American people live in a country experienci… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Senate Must Act Quickly on Sweden, Finland NATO Accession and Bipartisan NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO and Ukraine: "This past Saturday brought yet another escalation in Russia's brutal war in Ukraine. "The ink had barely dried on a deal securing safe passage for Ukrainian grain exports when Russian missiles hit the port city of Odessa. "Ukraine produces one fifth of the world's high-grade wheat. Russia's Black Sea blockade and destruction of Ukraine'… Continue Reading


07.25.22

McConnell Condemns Burma Executions and Calls for Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend, Burma's long and difficult struggle toward democracy and freedom took another dark step backwards. "The brutal military junta controlling Burma executed four political prisoners, including the well-known activist Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former elected official and protest musician. Yet more innocent blood shed for the crime… Continue Reading


07.25.22

Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Would Kill New Cures and Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding prescription drugs: "Staring down the barrel of the economic disaster they've created, Washington Democrats still don't appear to be pumping the brakes on their reckless agenda. For example, the same Democrats who spent our country into inflation are now angling to regulate our medical cures industry into fewer new cures and fewer life-saving treatments. "… Continue Reading


07.25.22

U.S. Economy Headed Towards Recession, But Democrats Claim Otherwise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "For the past year and a half, Washington Democrats have continually found new ways to be wrong about the U.S. economy. "Last springtime, Democrats insisted their plan to dump $1.9 trillion dollars onto the economy would not cause inflation. Here was the Democratic Leader in March of 2021: 'I do not think the dangers of inflation, at least in … Continue Reading


07.21.22

Senate Must Act Swiftly to Support American Military Superiority, Deter Aggressors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Yesterday, I had the honor of greeting the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, who visited us here in the Capitol. "Like my colleagues in the room, I was moved by her blunt, plaintive remarks to Congress. "As her country endures the fifth month of a brutal Russian siege, Ms. Zelenska was candid about the pain and suffering Russia's unprovoke… Continue Reading


07.21.22

As Americans Struggle With Historic Inflation, Democrats Plan Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Washington Democrats' one-party government has performed an amazing feat: "In eighteen months, they've taken an economy that was ready to soar and completely derailed it with $2 trillion in unnecessary borrowing, printing, and spending. "Now, 9.1% inflation is pinching hardworking Americans every time they visit the gas pump or the grocery s… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Hurts American Producers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Right now, Washington Democrats are frustrated by the pace of the radical green transformation they envision for America. "They're having trouble getting enough Senators to agree to make the most reliable and abundant forms of American energy more expensive for working Americans. "Energy prices are rising faster than at any point since 1980. Gaso… Continue Reading


07.20.22

McConnell: Senate Must Act Swiftly on Sweden, Finland NATO Accession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Yesterday, a day after the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution welcoming Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discharged the treaty protocols required to ratify their accession, without objection. "I'm grateful to Ranking Member Risch, Chairman Menendez, and our colleagues on the Commit… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Democrats Threaten Americans’ Privacy and Political Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the DISCLOSE Act: "Unfortunately, inflation and tax hikes don't exhaust Washington Democrats' capacity to make trouble for the American people. "Today, the Rules Committee will be reviewing the DISCLOSE Act, a seemingly annual liberal attempt to restrict political speech by threatening the privacy of those who see things differently from them. "For decade… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Kentuckians Cannot Afford Another Year of Biden’s “Temporary” Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "A year ago today, with prices already rising, President Biden said high inflation was, 'expected to be temporary.' "One year later, after nine straight months of inflation over six percent, prices are now rising at their fastest rate in over 40 years. "Last week's inflation report confirmed on paper what working families have been feeling fo… Continue Reading


07.18.22

Democrats Attack American Medical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding drug pricing: "One of the things Washington Democrats appear most eager to do with their one-party control of government is resurrect their war on America's world-leading medical innovation sector. "In a statement just last week, President Biden praised fellow Democrats for having 'beaten back' the industry behind most of the world's lifesaving treatments… Continue Reading


07.18.22

Democrats' Reckless Plan To Rob Americans A Second Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week, Americans families' pain was confirmed by yet another round of awful statistics. "Year-on-year inflation set a new, 40-year high in June. The painful fallout of Washington Democrats' 2021 spending binge continues to spread. "A loaf of bread costs the American consumer 10% more than it did a year ago. "A dozen eggs will run you 33… Continue Reading

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