Remarks

04.19.18

In Pompeo, ‘The Senate Can Ensure the Nation Has a Chief Diplomat Who Enjoys the Complete Confidence of the President’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo: "I'd like to say a few words this morning about Mike Pompeo, our CIA Director and the president's extremely capable choice to serve as Secretary of State. In recent days, the world learned Director Pompeo had undertaken initial conversations with representatives of North Korea, in an effor… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Senate to Confirm NASA Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine: "Yesterday, we voted to advance Jim Bridenstine's nomination to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Jim is a decorated pilot and combat veteran. His tenure in the House of Representatives testifies to his understanding of the issues … Continue Reading


04.19.18

McConnell Introduces the Protecting Moms and Infants Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the Protecting Moms and Infants Act: "We all know the grief the opioid crisis produces. Broken families. Stolen opportunity. Lost loved ones. This epidemic has been especially severe in my home state of Kentucky - claiming lives at a record pace. In light of this urgent problem, I'm proud Congress is fighting back. We've pas… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate Democrats Filibuster Bipartisan Coast Guard Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Today, Senate Democrats have filibustered legislation to reauthorize funding for our Coast Guard. In a dangerous world, the brave men and women of the Coast Guard are 'always ready' for the call -- whether it be to interdict drugs, secure our ports, or conduct daring maritime rescues.… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate Democrats Rallying To Repeal Your Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "I noticed that a number of my Democratic colleagues attended a small protest rally yesterday. It was right here, on the Capitol grounds. Apparently it was put on by a number of left-wing pressure groups, including MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, and Big Labor. So what were they prote… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate to Vote on U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act: "We'll also vote today to advance the Coast Guard Authorization Act. This is an important step for brave men and women whose work often flies under the radar. Today, as ever, the United States calls on our Coast Guard to carry out critical safety and security missions with little room for error. Just last year, Coast Guard… Continue Reading


04.18.18

McConnell Pays Tribute to Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "The Senate pays tribute this morning to a beloved American who passed away yesterday. To our 41st president, her lucky husband, Barbara Pierce Bush was a beloved wife and partner for more than seven decades. To the American people whom she lovingly served as an exemplary First Lady, she was one of the most resp… Continue Reading


04.17.18

America’s Tax Code: Out With The Old, And In With The New

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Today is 'Tax Day,' the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class households, that means sending too much of their own hard-earned money off to the IRS. Hardly cause for celebration. But this year, the grey clouds of 'Tax Day' have a silver lining. T… Continue Reading


04.17.18

Regulatory Relief for Consumers, Auto Industry Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of a harmful, Obama-era regulation for the auto industry: "Yesterday afternoon, I filed cloture on S. 1129, the Coast Guard Authorization Act, a comprehensive package that equips an adaptable force to meet a variety of important missions. I hope my colleagues will join me in ensuring its swift consideration and passage this week. "But first, the… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Tax Reform Means A Better Year Ahead For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Tomorrow's tax filing deadline is not exactly a national holiday. But millions of Americans use the end of tax season as a time to pause and take stock. In recent weeks, at kitchen tables in Kentucky and across the country, working families have been crunching the numbers. For too lon… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Protecting Native American Sovereignty from Harmful Federal Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would protect American Indian tribes from harmful federal regulation: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote to advance legislation from Senator Moran that would bolster the proper sovereignty of American Indian tribes in the face of excessive federal regulation. From the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 all the way until 20… Continue Reading


04.16.18

McConnell on Syria: It Was Time To Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. military action in Syria that took place this past weekend: "I want to begin this morning by commending the men and women who make up the world's most capable military. "Over the weekend, America's all-volunteer armed forces executed a challenging mission with precision and excellence. At the president's order, the United States joined with our Brit… Continue Reading


04.12.18

Empowering American Families, Not Bureaucrats in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "I've been speaking all week about the stark difference between the Obama administration's economic legacy and the pro-growth agenda this Republican Congress and Republican president have been putting in place. For eight years, our Democratic friends' so-called 'economic recovery' hard… Continue Reading


04.12.18

The American People Deserve To Have Key Officials In Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees and Senate Democrats' historic obstruction: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board. Now the NLRB is once again fully-staffed, and ready to call balls and strikes fairly for America's workers. This morning, we confirmed Patrick Pizzella, the president'… Continue Reading


04.11.18

America Continues to Benefit from Republican Pro-Growth Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "This week, we've been discussing the stark difference between the Obama administration's agenda and the policies that President Trump and this Republican Congress have implemented. During the Obama years, the overwhelming majority of all the limited new growth and new jobs went to the… Continue Reading


04.11.18

Historic Obstruction From Senate Democrats Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the first of six nominees slated for consideration this week -- Claria Horn Boom, to serve as District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was confirmed ninety-six to one. Just one Senator in opposition. This is the kind of uncontrov… Continue Reading


04.11.18

McConnell: Speaker Ryan's Optimism and Energy Never Waned

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seek re-election: "This morning, Speaker Ryan announced to his colleagues that he'll be departing the House at the conclusion of the 115th Congress. Two and a half years ago, Paul Ryan was drafted by his colleagues to lead the House through a new era. Like a true leader, Paul stepped up to the plate. He answer… Continue Reading


04.10.18

Tax Reform Means Growth for Main Street

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Something exciting is starting to happen all across the country. In America's small towns and suburbs, Main Street businesses are dusting off 'Help Wanted' signs. In our small cities, American manufacturers are expanding facilities and creating new products. In rural America, family f… Continue Reading


04.10.18

McConnell: Let’s Consider and Confirm These Nominees Without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, as I stated yesterday, the Senate will focus on the personnel business. Six well-qualified nominees are currently before the Senate. They're awaiting the full consideration they clearly deserve. Their nominations have been vetted. Their expertise is well-known. Their positions si… Continue Reading


04.09.18

The Last Time Americans Will Have To File Tax Returns Under the Old, Outdated System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "There's just one more week until the deadline for Americans to file our 2017 tax returns. It's not exactly a national holiday. But this year, there's a silver lining. This April is the last time Americans will file our taxes under the old, outdated tax code that is on its way out than… Continue Reading

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