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04.09.18

Senate To Consider More Qualified Nominees This Week

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 nominees: "This week, the Senate will turn to one of our most important constitutional responsibilities -- the personnel business. We have a number of nominees to consider in the next several days. "First is Claria Horn Boom, President Trump's pick to serve as the federal district judge for both the Eastern and Wes… Continue Reading


03.22.18

McConnell Remarks on the Retirement of Senator Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "When I learned that our distinguished colleague from Mississippi would be retiring this month, I found it difficult to imagine the Senate without him. That's for good reason. Thad Cochran arrived here in 1978. Two-hundred fifty-four senators have since followed in his footsteps. "Of those currently serving, nin… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Middle Class Families Seeing Lower Utility Rates Thanks To Tax Reform

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: "The good news about tax reform continues to sweep across the nation. But recently, as special bonuses, wage increases, and expanded employee benefits continue to make headlines, they've had to share the front page with a series of late winter storms. This prolonged cold weather can me… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Government Funding Bill Contains Significant Victories For The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Yesterday evening, the House filed a landmark appropriations bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. Months of in-depth, bicameral, bipartisan negotiations and committee work have led up to this point. The result is legislation that neither side sees as perfect -- but which contains a host of significant victories and importa… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Office of Strategic Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their service in World War II. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "As we've been hearing today, the ranks of the Office of Strategic Services included quite the cast of characters. There was 'Wild Bill' Do… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Tax Reform Benefits Coming to ‘Opportunity Zones’ in America

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: 'We've been talking for months about the ways tax reform is helping to jump-start the economy, bolster family budgets, and make life better for millions of Americans. Just a few months in, many such stories have already been front-page news: the tax reform bonuses, raises, and benefits… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Senate to Vote on Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): "The Senate has a very important piece of business to tackle. This afternoon, we will vote on the anti-sex-trafficking legislation we've been considering this week. I want to thank Senator Portman, who has worked hard to advance this reform, and Chairman Thune, for shepherding it through the Commerce Committee. … Continue Reading


03.20.18

Funding Agreement Will Give Our Military the Resources They Need and Deserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding funding in the omnibus spending package that will provide the necessary resources for our military: "Later this week, the Senate will consider an omnibus spending package to address a number of critical priorities, from rebuilding America's infrastructure to fighting the opioid epidemic. In particular, building on the funding agreement passed in February, th… Continue Reading


03.20.18

Sanders Resolution on Yemen Would Harm Allies, Embolden Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his opposition to the Sanders Resolution, and the Senate's vote this afternoon: "Later today, the Senate will vote on a resolution offered by the junior Senators from Vermont and Utah. Their goal is to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting the Houthi insurgency in Yemen. And they propose to do this using provisions of the War Powers Re… Continue Reading


03.20.18

Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking Would Close Loophole In Current Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): "Today, the Senate continues to consider a bill that would strike back against the evils of sex trafficking. The topic is all too familiar to me and many of my colleagues, who have fought against child exploitation for decades. But in recent years, as trafficking has migrated from street corners to smartphones, r… Continue Reading


03.19.18

Increased Economic Optimism Thanks to Tax Reform

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: "The good news about tax reform keeps piling up. Here's one important headline from just a few days ago: 'U.S. consumer confidence hits 14-year high.' That's right. Tax reform is contributing to a dynamic, growing economy -- and Americans are taking notice. "In fact, according to the … Continue Reading


03.19.18

Bipartisan Support for Legislation Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): "Later this week, the Senate will turn to another important matter related to Americans' safety and security. We'll take up legislation to combat the evil of sex trafficking. Keeping children safe from exploitation has been a key focus for several of us, going back some years. "In 1984, I advocated for passage o… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Tax Reform Already Providing Families More Opportunities for Their Children’s Education

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: "Few subjects are closer to the hearts of parents than their children's education. That's why Republicans made sure the historic tax reform we passed last year included a provision, championed by Senator Cruz and others, that will help parents choose an education for their children tha… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Bill To Combat Sex Trafficking Up Next In Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): "Yesterday, the Senate took a big step forward for the community banks, credit unions, and other small lenders on which communities across America rely for access to credit. On a strong bipartisan vote, we passed Sen. Crapo's legislation to streamline the Dodd-Frank Act so that regulations intended for Wall Stree… Continue Reading


03.14.18

American Families Seeing Tax Cuts and Credits Thanks to Tax Reform

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 afternoon, President Trump will visit a Boeing production facility in St. Louis, Missouri. He'll hear from local business leaders about how tax reform is giving them room to invest more and hire more. Missouri's senior senator tried to block tax reform on a party-line vote. Fortu… Continue Reading


03.14.18

Banking Reform Bill: Relief 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 bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: "Today, we'll also finish considering the bipartisan banking reform bill championed by Senator Crapo. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act is cosponsored by a quarter of the Senate, split down the middle between Republicans and Democrats, and was adv… Continue Reading


03.14.18

Bipartisan Efforts Continue on Infrastructure

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 improve American infrastructure: "This is a busy day for the Senate. Today, Senator Thune and our colleagues on the Commerce Committee will continue their hearings on rebuilding America's infrastructure. Notably, five cabinet secretaries will testify. The Secretaries of Labor, Commerce, Energy, Agriculture, and Transportation will all share the ad… Continue Reading


03.13.18

Good News About Tax Reform Keeps Pouring In

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: "It's been less than three months since historic tax reform became law. Less than three months since we cut taxes significantly for middle-class families by lowering rates and increasing the standard deduction. Since we created new deductions to help small businesses keep more of what … Continue Reading


03.12.18

Non-Profits Seeing Tax Reform Benefits

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: "For more than 20 years, Hope House in Spokane, Washington has offered vulnerable women refuge from the streets and a safe place to sleep. Unfortunately, the need is great. Even after stacking bunk beds in every available inch, the shelter reaches capacity every night. Last year, more … Continue Reading


03.12.18

Bipartisan Support Grows for Banking Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: "Later this afternoon, the Senate will vote to advance the financial reform bill that is before us. Senator Crapo's legislation starts from a simple premise: Small community lenders on Main Street are not the same as the multi-trillion-dollar banks on Wall Street. But since the Dodd-Frank Ac… Continue Reading

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