Remarks

03.08.18

Tax Reform Puts Money Back in the Pockets of Hard-Working Americans

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: "As I've discussed, a number of America's largest employers are already reinvesting their tax reform savings in bonuses, pay raises, and new benefits for their employees. Higher take-home pay and lower tax rates are helping families cover today's expenses and save for the future. "In … Continue Reading


03.08.18

Regulatory Relief for Small Community Banks, Credit Unions

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: "The Dodd-Frank Act became law in 2010. It ostensibly targeted banks deemed too big to fail. But seven and a half years later, Dodd-Frank has proved to be far too blunt an instrument. For one thing, it's imposed a crushing regulatory burden on small community banks and credit unions. Rather … Continue Reading


03.07.18

Tapping Into Tax Reform Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Just two months in, the effects of tax reform are percolating through every corner of our economy. It's made bonuses, raises, and benefits for working families daily news in communities across America. "Thanks to tax reform, automakers are planting deeper roots in Ameri… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Banking Reform Bill To Help Community Banks, Main Street America

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: "Community banks, credit unions, and other small-scale lenders play a vital role in the U.S. economy. Research from Harvard indicates that community banks provide more than half of all small business loans. Let me repeat that: A majority of small-business loans are handled by community banks… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Increased Retirement Benefits for American Workers 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 regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Every day, we hear of more ways that tax reform is immediately helping American workers, job creators, and middle-class families across the nation. But this generational reform was not designed to be a flash in the pan. We're already seeing ways it will continue to benef… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Senate to Consider Bipartisan Banking Reform Bill

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: "Today, the Senate will vote to begin consideration of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. This bill recognizes a simple truth: Small community banks and main-street credit unions are not the same as the multi-trillion-dollar banks on Wall Street. A … Continue Reading


03.06.18

Senator Cochran Leaving Senate After Long, Distinguished Career

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's announcement from Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) that he will be retiring on April 1st, 2018: "Yesterday, the Senate learned that its 'quiet persuader' will be leaving us after a long and distinguished career. Senator Thad Cochran's retirement will mark the end of a tenure defined by steady, honorable leadership. "From the day he arrived in this cha… Continue Reading


03.06.18

McConnell Speaks at AIPAC Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference: "Good morning. Speaking at AIPAC is a real honor. I've had the privilege of addressing this audience and my fellow friends of Israel on multiple occasions, and I must say it is so good to be back. "I want to add my congratulations to Dr. Mort Fridman as he begins what I am sure will be a distinguished tenure as pr… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Tax Reform: A Simple Idea With An Extraordinary Impact

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 just 73 days since President Trump signed historic tax reform into law. It feels like it's been longer than that, because practically every day, another major national employer announces a new commitment to invest in American workers because of tax reform. Every day, we hear… Continue Reading


03.01.18

Workers, Small Business Owners Already Reaping Benefits From 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: "It's been just over two months since this united Republican government delivered historic tax reform to middle-class families across America. So how's it working? "We've all seen the national news: Walmart is giving raises or new benefits to more than a million hourly workers. Boe… Continue Reading


03.01.18

A Fitting Tribute For ‘America’s Pastor’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional tribute to the late Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol: "Yesterday, we welcomed the president, the vice president, and the family of the late Rev. Billy Graham as he laid in honor here in the Capitol. This is a very rare tribute, even rarer for an American without government or military service. "But it perfectly su… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Congressional Ceremony Preceding the Lying in Honor of the Reverend Billy Graham

"Welcome, Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, members of the Graham family, and all our guests -- on behalf of the Senate. The Speaker and I are honored you're with us. The man we recognize today may well have shared the Gospel with more people, face-to-face, than anyone else in history. "His clear voice thundered through packed tents, stadiums, auditoriums, parks, and plazas the world over. His warmth and graciousness lit up living rooms and touched hundreds of millions of hearts. And this Scot… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Senate To Vote On Another Worthy Judicial 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 for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Elizabeth Branch: "The Senate will soon vote to confirm another fine candidate to serve on the federal bench. Yesterday afternoon, we voted to advance the nomination of Judge Elizabeth Branch for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Branch has sat on the Georgia Court of Appeals … Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell: I Remain Eager To Improve Our Immigration, Security Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor following today's votes on immigration and border security: "I think it's safe to say this has been a disappointing week. I kept my commitment and set aside the entire week for a broad, productive debate over DACA, border security, and other important immigration issues. Everyone -- my friend the Democratic Leader, the Assistant Democratic Leader, the Congressional His… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Middle Class American Families Seeing Benefits From 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: "It's only been fifty-five days since the president signed historic tax reform into law. Already, it's led to bonuses, raises, and new benefits for millions of American workers. And the long-term signs are just as promising. Hundreds of companies have announced significant commitments… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell: Let’s Make Law, Not Political Points on Immigration, Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: "This entire week has been set aside, as I assured it would be, for votes on the DACA issue, border security, and other issues pertaining to the subject of immigration. At this point, we should be wrapping up a lively week of debate, amendments, and numerous votes. But that's not what happened. Instead, we're here o… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell on Parkland, Florida Tragedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's horrific school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Senate will hold a moment of silence at noon today. "I want to begin this morning by sharing the shock and sorrow that all of us in this body felt as we learned of yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flor… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Tax Reform Benefiting Employees Across 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: "For eight years under President Obama, our economy didn't perform as well as it should have. Americans' wages and salaries hardly grew. Many job creators sat on the sidelines, wary of new tax increases or heavy-handed regulations. Washington had its foot on the brake. But last year,… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Reforms Necessary to End Needless Bureaucratic Delays 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: "On Monday, President Trump unveiled his proposal to improve America's infrastructure. Today, he will host committee chairmen and ranking members at the White House for a bipartisan, bicameral meeting on the subject. I'm grateful the president is prioritizing this and reaching across the aisle. "Experts agree that… Continue Reading


02.14.18

It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Stalling DACA, Border Security Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: 'It is now Wednesday morning of the week the Senate set aside to debate DACA, border security, interior enforcement, and other immigration issues. I promised I would clear the way to debate these matters this week - and I have. I promised I would ensure a fair amendment process in which both sides could offer legisl… Continue Reading

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