Remarks

05.22.18

Economic Optimism Continues 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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, survey data showed that more Americans say it's a good time to find a quality job than at any point in the last 17 years. Under President Obama, this number got as low as eight percent. It never broke 50 percent during his administration. But today, 67 … Continue Reading


05.22.18

Senate to Consider Important Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: "This morning, the Environment and Public Works Committee is concluding their work on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Chairman Barrasso has led an open, bipartisan process that's generated a strong proposal. "It builds on President Trump's infrastructure approach, encouraging local control over local p… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Keeping Our Promise to Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "Today, the Senate will begin considering the VA MISSION Act. It marks a major step forward for the VA system and the millions of heroes who rely on it for services. The bipartisan reform legislation before us builds on the earlier progress of the Veterans Choice Act of 2014, and reaffirms a clear message: Delays at t… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Republican Agenda: Getting Washington Out of the American People’s Way

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, we will consider the nomination of Dana Baiocco the president's choice to join the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Ms. Baiocco's resume speaks for itself. After receiving her J.D. cum laude from Duquesne University, she clerked in the Western Dist… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Senate to Pass Major, Bipartisan Reform Bill For Our Nation’s Veterans 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 House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "In the coming days, the Senate will take up landmark legislation on one of our top priorities: Providing more options and better care to America's veterans. The VA MISSION Act is a major milestone in an ongoing effort by Chairman Isakson and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to ensure our nation fulfills its promise… Continue Reading


05.21.18

McConnell on the Santa Fe, TX Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tragic shooting that took place this past Friday in Santa Fe, TX: "The nation watched in horror Friday morning as a senseless act of violence changed a community forever. The Senate and all Americans stand in mourning, sorrow, and sympathy with the students, faculty, staff, and families of Santa Fe High School in Texas. No community should ever be subjec… Continue Reading


05.17.18

American Manufacturers Seeing Benefits 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 are seeing across the country thanks to the Republican pro-growth, pro-opportunity agenda: "With Republican policies shaking the regulatory rust off of the U.S. economy, American job creators, entrepreneurs, and working families have been thinking big again. For eight years, Democrats pushed a one-size-fits-all agenda that heaped outsiz… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senate to Confirm First Female Director of the CIA

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Yesterday, the Intelligence Committee took an important step toward confirming Gina Haspel to become the next director of the CIA. A bipartisan majority voted to report her nomination favorably to the Senate. I look forward to promptly moving to a confirmation vote. The committee's confidence is i… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Entrepreneurs and Employees Continue to Benefit from New Tax Code

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, I'll be meeting with members of an industry with deep roots in my home state of Kentucky -- our bourbon and spirits distillers. Judging by recent headlines, we'll have plenty of good news to discuss. After eight years of Democrats' policies enriching … Continue Reading


05.16.18

Protecting Consumers from Democrat Plans to Overregulate the Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Net Neutrality and the resolution put forth by Democrats to overregulate the internet: "Over the last twenty years, the internet has yielded progress that was the stuff of science fiction just a generation ago. In so many ways, it has spawned a new economy and fostered new connections -- across the country and the world. In large part, these successes owe t… Continue Reading


05.16.18

McConnell: Haspel is the Right Woman at the Right Time

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed two more superbly-qualified circuit court nominees. Joel Carson and John Nalbandian are the 20th and 21st circuit judges we've confirmed this Congress. "This morning, our colleagues on the Intelligence Committee finished their consideration of Gina Haspel's nomina… Continue Reading


05.15.18

More Prosperity, Opportunity, Raises and Bonuses for Working Families 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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Less than 16 months into this Republican government, our policies are helping create a sea change in the economic climate in this country. The Washington Post recently reported on new data from the National Federation of Independent Business. Forty-three percent o… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Senate Continues Circuit Court Confirmations

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 circuit court nominees, including John Nalbandian for the Sixth Circuit and Joel Carson for the Tenth Circuit: 'Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm two more of President Trump's fine circuit court nominees. Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve -- both of Illinois, both exceedingly qualified, and both carrying the bipartisan support of the Judic… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Honoring the Men and Women of Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week: "Today, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, when we honor the men and women of law enforcement. During Police Week, thousands of officers from across the nation -- and the world -- travel here to Washington to remember their fallen comrades and rededicate themselves to protecting our communities. "I welcome them, particularly the peace off… Continue Reading


05.14.18

McConnell Statement on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: "Today marks 70 years since Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948. Ever since, this brave nation has shone as a beacon of democracy in a troubled region and stood as a valued friend of the United States. "It's fitting that another historic event took place today. This morning, an American deleg… Continue Reading


05.14.18

Leader McConnell Visits Senator McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this past weekend: "I had the opportunity yesterday to visit our friend, John McCain in the beautiful location of Sedona, about a two-hour drive from Phoenix. John, Cindy and I had a chance to sit on the back porch and reminisce about our friendship and all we had shared over the last 30 years. We had some laughs and… Continue Reading


05.10.18

America is Open for Business Again

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, President Trump is visiting the great state of Indiana. He's joining Hoosiers to celebrate the new jobs and prosperity that our Republican agenda is delivering to communities in Indiana and all over the country. After years of Democratic policies that … Continue Reading


05.10.18

More Judicial Nominees With Sterling Qualifications

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 circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Seventh Court of Appeals, Michael Brennan: "Today, the Senate continues our work to confirm President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees. Yesterday, we confirmed Kurt Engelhardt to the Fifth Circuit by a signficant bipartisan margin. "The nominee now before us, Michael B… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Haspel Uniquely Ready to Head CIA

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Let me begin this morning with gratitude to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Overnight, he completed a sensitive diplomatic mission and returned home from North Korea with three freed American prisoners. The families of these three men -- and the entire country - are so grateful. This episode offer… Continue Reading


05.09.18

Senate to Confirm Another Well-Qualified Judge

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 circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt: "This week the Senate is in the midst of processing six well-qualified nominees for the federal bench. We've voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judge Kurt Engelhardt, and today, we'll vote to confirm him. "Given his imp… Continue Reading

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