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12.16.21

Denied $4.9T Spending Spree, Democrats Call for Breaking the Senate and Packing the Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing institutions: "As cracks keep forming in the Democrats' reckless taxing and spending spree, some of our colleagues seemed to channel their frustration into even more radical attempts to attack our governing institutions. "In the span of a few hours, one Senate Democrat had renewed calls to 'nuke' the Senate and break the rules, and another publis… Continue Reading


12.16.21

Americans’ Christmas Wish: Stop the Reckless, Inflationary Far-Left Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Two in three Americans want the federal government to 'cut back on spending and printing money.' "But our Democratic colleagues spent the last several months trying as hard as possible to do the opposite. "Washington Democrats have spent months trying to borrow, print, and spend trillions more dollars, right in… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Amid Devastation and Grief, Kentuckians Lighting Beacons of Hope

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "In the aftermath of Western Kentucky's devastating tornado outbreak, I've maintained close contact with state and local officials. My staff has been on the ground since the outset of this crisis, helping residents access federal resources and keeping me up-to-date with any developments. "Toward the end of the week, I wil… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Democrats’ Reckless Spree: Steep Costs, and Bad Policy, Too

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "I described yesterday how inflation is hurting families across the country. "Since then, yet another key economic indicator has set an unfortunate record: In the last year, wholesale prices grew at their fastest pace on record. "Anyone with a shred of sense knows this is the absolute wrong time to unleash a multi-trillion-dollar … Continue Reading


12.15.21

Bipartisan Defense Legislation Will Bolster Kentucky and the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "Today, the Senate will pass this year's National Defense Authorization Act by a big, bipartisan margin. "I've talked for weeks about the importance of this legislation given the global threats and international challenges that face our nation - from China to Russia to the fight against terrorists in the Middle East.… Continue Reading


12.14.21

McConnell Continues to Work with Local, Federal Agencies to Provide Kentucky Tornado Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "Kentucky is working to recover from the deadly storms and tornadoes. Each day brings new challenges. "Tens of thousands are still dealing with water, gas, or power outages. Families are in shock and grief over the loss of loved ones. "Rebuilding the areas of Kentucky leveled by this storm will take months, if not years,… Continue Reading


12.14.21

Biden Administration’s Mistakes Raise the Stakes for 2021 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "For months, while our colleagues have been writing their reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors, the Democratic majority let the National Defense Authorization Act sit in limbo. "This week, four and a half months after it was cleared by the Armed Services Committee, the Senate should finally finish t… Continue Reading


12.14.21

The Worst Inflation in Four Decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Washington Democrats' printing, borrowing, and spending addiction is directly hurting American families. "Two thirds of the American people - a supermajority - are worried about inflation. "About half the middle class and 70 percent of low-income families say soaring prices have personally hurt their household.… Continue Reading


12.13.21

McConnell on Devastating Kentucky Tornado Damage

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tornados in Western Kentucky: "The tornadoes that hit Kentucky this past weekend were some of the most widespread, severe, and devastating in our state's history. "It is still difficult to comprehend the vast scope of this storm. Nearly forty tornadoes touched down across six states. One tornado in Kentucky stayed on the ground for over 200 miles. This … Continue Reading


12.09.21

Bob Dole Honored at the “Epicenter of Our Democracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Bob Dole: "Today, the Capitol is once again hosting a hallowed tradition. "The United States Congress just solemnly welcomed late friend, colleague, and leader Robert J. Dole one final time. This most distinguished soldier-statesman now lies in state at the epicenter of our democracy. "Our nation has bestowed this honor only 33 times in its histor… Continue Reading


12.09.21

Democrats’ Toddler Takeover Cuts Choices, Raises Costs, & “Insults the Diversity of American Families”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "On Tuesday, I shined a spotlight on Washington Democrats' proposed 'toddler takeover.' "They want to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in order to upend families' arrangements… create massive inflation in daycare costs… and attack faith-based providers. "Democrats say their plan would not hurt… Continue Reading


12.09.21

McConnell Delivers Rotunda Tribute to Senator Bob Dole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today paying tribute to Senator Bob Dole: "On April 14, 1969, Senator Bob Dole delivered his first floor speech. He said, 'the task ahead is monumental.' "And this was before Bob knew he'd end up leading a conference of 53 Senators! Years later, after he had become Leader, Bob described his Senate management challenges with his trademark wit. 'If I'd known,' he said, '… Continue Reading


12.08.21

Democrats Promote Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors as Murders Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime rates: "The national murder rate just recorded its biggest jump in more than a century. In some cities, homicides have set all-time records. "From Albuquerque to Milwaukee to Memphis to Des Moines, city officials reported more murders last year than in any prior year. "In my hometown of Louisville, homicides this year have now broken last year's all… Continue Reading


12.08.21

President Biden’s Illegal Vaccine Mandate is “Blatant Overreach”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the vaccine mandate: "For the last two years, as the country has battled COVID-19, I have been a strong and constant advocate of following the science and taking precautions. "That's included strong support for the safe and effective vaccines that have helped millions of Americans substantially lower their risk of death or serious illness. "I took advanta… Continue Reading


12.08.21

Washington Democrats Will Own Their Debt Explosion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "For Washington Democrats, 2021 will have one major theme: Ramming through inflationary spending on a partisan basis that hurts American families and helps China. "That's how this all-Democrat government began the year, jamming through a wasteful excuse for a stimulus bill that drove up prices and made supply cha… Continue Reading


12.07.21

McConnell Defends Arms Sales to Middle East Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia: "Earlier this year, a disastrous retreat from Afghanistan gave our allies and partners reason to doubt that the United States could be counted on. Today, some of our colleagues want to double down on that mistake by blocking defensive support to yet another important partner. "Saudi Arabia is literally surrounded by … Continue Reading


12.07.21

Democrats’ Toddler Takeover: Huge Childcare Inflation and Discrimination Against Religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The last time Washington Democrats pushed through a huge change that disrupted families' arrangements, it earned President Obama the 'Lie of the Year' award. "Democrats insisted that if you liked your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan. It turned out that was totally false. Their reckless gover… Continue Reading


12.06.21

President Biden Must Get Tough in Tuesday Call with Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last week brought new information about Russia's military activities along its border with Ukraine. Heavily armed ground forces are mobilizing by the tens of thousands. It's looking more and more like Vladimir Putin intends to redraw another border by force. "The escalation of Putin's ongoing war against Ukraine is an immediate threat to U… Continue Reading


12.06.21

McConnell Remarks Honoring Sen. Bob Dole

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 former Senator Bob Dole: "It is hard to believe it's been 25 years since Senator Robert J. Dole took leave of the Senate. It's even harder to believe he passed away this past weekend. "Not because it comes as a shock to say goodbye to an elder statesman at age 98… but because our colleague was still so energetic, so involved, and so f… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Stuffed With Absurd Waste and Political Payoffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Two thirds of Americans are worried about inflation. "About half of the middle class and 70 percent of low-income families just told Gallup that rising prices have been a personal hardship for their households. "That's why 67% of the American people say that Washington needs to 'cut back on spending and printin… Continue Reading

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