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02.28.22

McConnell Pays Tribute to Richard Blum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Richard Blum: "I was saddened to hear this morning that Richard Blum, the husband of my friend and colleague Senator Feinstein, has passed away following his fight with cancer. "For 30 years, Elaine and I have been privileged to cross paths with Dianne and Dick in a number of ways, both professional and personal. It was always a great pleasu… Continue Reading


02.28.22

McConnell Remarks on Sen. Jim Inhofe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jim Inhofe: "Last week, our distinguished colleague the senior Senator for Oklahoma, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, announced he'll retire from the Senate at the end of this Congress. "By this autumn, Senator Jim Inhofe will have been a stalwart champion for Oklahomans and a hugely impactful Senator for 28 years. He has led cru… Continue Reading


02.28.22

With World in Crisis, Democrats Focus on Extreme and Unpopular Abortion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding radical pro-abortion legislation: "With a cascade of major crises testing our country, Senate Democrats are prioritizing a show vote on mandating nine months of abortion on demand across America. "Senate Democrats want to go on the record supporting the radical and massively unpopular proposition that we should have functionally no restrictions on abortion… Continue Reading


02.28.22

Putin Has Again Invaded Another Sovereign Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Last week, Putin again invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country. "Sadly, it was long clear that attempts to invoke genteel international norms would not move this self-styled Tsar. "Putin only cares about norms insofar as he wants to rewrite them. He only cares about the peaceful international order insofar as he wants to disrupt… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Democrats’ Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts Working Families and Helps Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy security: "Washington Democrats' inflation is slamming consumers with the highest prices in 40 years. One of the toughest blows has been the soaring cost of a trip to the gas station. "A gallon of regular costs a full dollar more today than it did a year ago. "So, after triggering an historic run of inflation and hammering American producers with a… Continue Reading


02.17.22

BLM Bails Out Would-Be Assassin After Louisville Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "For the first time in 12 years, an outright majority of Americans say crime has gotten worse in their area over the past year. "Many Democrats have spent the last year and a half trying to defund police, smear law enforcement, and go soft on crime. As a result, innocent citizens have spent a year and a half watching murders, carjackings, an… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Masks, Radical Nonsense, and No Transparency: Far Left’s Vision for K-12 Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding K-12 schools: "Parents and kids need a swift end to pandemic disruptions that ignore the incredibly low risk to children. "I am proudly joining Senator Thune and many of our Republican colleagues on a resolution that would overturn the absurd preschool mask mandates which the Biden Administration has tied to Head Start funding. "More than 1,200 doctors an… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Without Evidence, President Biden “Rejects” Army Report on Botched Afghanistan Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "While the world's eyes are fixed on this present foreign policy crisis, troubling facts are continuing to surface surrounding the Administration's previous self-inflicted crisis - the botched retreat from Afghanistan. "Last week, journalists published the findings of a 2,000-page autopsy that Army officials compiled following the chaotic with… Continue Reading


02.16.22

U.S. Must Back Rhetoric on Ukraine With Concrete Action

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 addressed the country about the ongoing crisis that Russia has created on its border with Ukraine. There was much in the President's remarks that I appreciated. "He was right to candidly remind the Russian people that neither the United States, nor NATO, nor Ukraine want a war. He was right to emphasize that the world w… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Federal Reserve Needs Nominees Without Radical Far-Left Ideologies and Ethical Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This Democrat-caused inflation has forced the Federal Reserve and its Board of Governors into a tricky position. "But while the country is carefully watching the Fed Board of Governors, the Senate happens to be considering several of President Biden's nominees to that very Board. "Later today, I'll meet with Chairman Powell, whom President B… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Democrats’ Inflation Is Getting Worse and Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "At this time last year, Washington Democrats were beginning their quest to dump trillions of dollars in left-wing spending on a recovering economy that already had the preconditions for some inflation. "Everybody warned Democrats to pump the brakes. Just weeks earlier, Republicans had already supported a smaller, targeted, bipartisan stimulus t… Continue Reading


02.14.22

“American Families Deserve Normalcy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding parents' and children's rights: "About two weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about the state of the pandemic two years in. About letting American families get back to normal. "The current science clearly supports the 70 percent of Americans who believe we must accept this virus is here to stay, trust the science, and proceed with normal life. "At the time,… Continue Reading


02.10.22

Another Terrible Inflation Report Shows Democrats Are Failing Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Moments ago, the country got yet another terrible monthly inflation report under the Biden Administration. Yet again, the data confirm what working families already know painfully well: Rampant inflation and soaring prices are crushing the American people. "Experts had predicted another red-hot inflation report, around 7%. Even that alone would… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Americans Suffering a Violent Crime Wave Fueled By Democrats’ Far-Left Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "While Washington Democrats spent 2021 distracted by their reckless taxing and spending spree, violent criminals were preying on the American people. Millions of Americans' neighborhoods descended into chaos and violence around them. "After the nationwide murder rate saw its biggest jump in more than 100 years in 2020, at least twelve major … Continue Reading


02.08.22

Basic Requirements for Bipartisan Government Funding Have Been Clear for Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives introduced legislation to keep the federal government open and funded through mid-March. "Avoiding a government shutdown in the near term is an obvious, commonsense step. But our military commanders and their civilian bosses badly need our country to escape the hamster wheel of chronic continuing… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Liberal Obsession With Closing Guantanamo Collides With Reality of Fighting Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on terror: "Last week, the U.S. military took another top terrorist leader off the battlefield. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had been ISIS's top militant since 2019 when American special operators introduced his predecessor to a similar fate. "I'm proud of our special operations personnel who took on this dangerous operation. And President Bi… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Inflation Is Turning Americans’ Pay Raises Into Big Pay Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The Biden Administration spent the end of last week boasting that our economy added back more jobs in January than some economists had predicted. "But American families aren't buying their spin. The working men and women of this country know painfully well that the Biden Administration's economy is failing them. "One typical recent survey show… Continue Reading


02.07.22

McConnell Welcomes Chancellor Scholz and Urges More German Support for NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: "Today, President Biden will welcome Olaf Scholz, the new German chancellor, to his first visit to Washington since taking office. "Germany is a crucial ally of the United States. Tens of thousands of U.S. servicemembers reside in Germany, contributing to the collective security of the NATO alliance. According to the State Department, bilateral trade… Continue Reading


02.07.22

House Democrats’ Unserious Answer to Bipartisan Senate Bill Focused on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "This year's Winter Olympics are officially underway on the home turf of the Chinese Communist Party. "Of course, Americans are rooting hard for our outstanding Team U.S.A. athletes. "But this year's setting has also trained spotlights worldwide on the abuse and repression the CCP inflicts on its own people - and aspires to inflict on much of the w… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Americans Can’t Afford a Central Banker Who Wants to Bend the Rules, Bankrupt Industries, and Kill American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Reserve: "This morning, the Banking Committee is examining three of President Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. "The Fed is one of the most consequential institutions in America. Its decisions have massive ramifications for our citizens and for the world economy. "At the same time, since its independence is paramount,… Continue Reading

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