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06.26.18

Farm Bill ‘Takes Serious Steps to Ensure the Future of American Agriculture’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 farm bill: "Last evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance H.R. 2 -- the farm bill. The reason it has reached the floor in its current form, ready for consideration, amendments, and ultimately passage by the full Senate, is the leadership of Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. They've carried on the committee's proud tradition of… Continue Reading


06.25.18

America Seeing More Long-Term Investments, Business Expansions, Favorable Economic Climate

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Week after week, the evidence continues to mount that tax reform and the rest of Republicans' pro-growth, pro-family agenda is helping reinvigorate our economy and set the stage for long term job and wage growth. Just today, CNBC is reporting that… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills, Begin Work on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of bipartisan appropriations legislation and the farm bill: "This afternoon, our colleagues will vote to pass the first three of twelve appropriations bills for FY 2019. When they do, the Senate will be putting more common sense back into the appropriations process. This hasn't come easily. But thanks to the leadership of Chairman Shelby… Continue Reading


06.25.18

President to Award Kentucky War Hero with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Medal of Honor that will be awarded by President Trump posthumously to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner of Kentucky: "This week, our nation will honor the memory of a brave Kentuckian. President Trump will posthumously award First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner with our nation's highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor. "In 1941, Garlin left h… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Tax Reform Continues to Benefit Families, Businesses Across the Country

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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Yesterday marked six months since Congress passed our overhaul of America's tax code. Tomorrow is six months since the president signed it into law. I remember debating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act back in December. There were two different philosophi… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Important Work Continues in Senate on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "This week, we've been considering a regular appropriations package and voting on amendments. Many of us have wanted this return to regular order in appropriations for some time now. It didn't happen overnight. We owe thanks to Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy for the transparent, bipartisan… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Six Months Since Passage of Historic 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 have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Today marks six months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed Congress. On Friday, it will be six months since the president signed it into law. What a six months it's been. Already, Americans have seen their paychecks grow as the IRS withholds l… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Appropriations Bill Includes Important Funding for Military, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "As I discussed on the floor yesterday, returning to a regular order appropriations process is at the forefront of the Senate's agenda. Thanks to the bipartisan work of the Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, and the subcommittee chairmen, it's becoming a reality.… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Ongoing Economic Expansion

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: "Yesterday, Gallup reported that the percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in our country is as high as it's been since 2005. That's a nearly 13-year high. No wonder -- with an ongoing economic expansion creating jobs across our nat… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Appropriations Bill 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 bipartisan appropriations legislation: "One of our top goals for the Senate this year was to recover a regular appropriations process. It's been a long time since the system worked as intended. The spending agreement we passed in March achieved several critical objectives. "It broke the arbitrary limits on funding our armed forces. It delivered the largest y… Continue Reading


06.14.18

New Growth, Increased Opportunity Across America 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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Day after day, week after week, more evidence piles up that Republicans' overhaul of the U.S. tax code is igniting new growth and increasing opportunity across the nation. Here's what tax reform means to middle-class Floridians: It means thousand-dollar bonuses for… Continue Reading


06.14.18

Farm Bill to Bolster Struggling Agriculture Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the farm bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018: "Yesterday, I was proud to join my colleagues on the Senate Agriculture Committee to approve a landmark farm bill. Under the fair and bipartisan leadership of Chairman Roberts, our committee has produced a bill that will bolster struggling agriculture communities. "Speaking for my home state of Kentucky, agricu… Continue Reading


06.14.18

McConnell on Defense Bill: We’ll Fulfill Our Solemn Responsibility to Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "For the past week, the Senate has been considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. It's a thorough bill. It's a bipartisan bill. The Armed Services committee has conducted hearing after hearing, gathering testimony from our nation's top military leaders. They've he… Continue Reading


06.13.18

More Jobs, More Wage Growth, More Opportunities

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: "There's been no shortage of recent reporting on the economic progress that is flooding across our country. Take a New York Times headline from earlier this month: 'We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.' Or this, from a Wall Street Journal e… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Defense Bill Critical To America’s 21st Century Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Last week, Secretary of Defense Mattis met with our NATO allies in Brussels. He offered an important reminder. Quote, 'threats to our collective security have not waned.' In other words, it remains a challenging time to defend our nation, our interests and our values.Secretary Mattis has be… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Farm Bill Will Benefit Farmers, Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the farm bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018: "This morning, my colleagues and I on the Agriculture Committee will mark up the farm bill. It's a landmark piece of legislation that will benefit farmers and communities throughout the country. I'll have much more to say on this subject in the days and weeks ahead, particularly when it arrives here on the floo… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Economic Growth Continues For The American People

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: "I want to share the Senate's warmest wishes for a speedy recovery with Larry Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President, who is currently recovering at Walter Reed from what we're told was a small heart attack. Larry is not… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Our Responsibility to Support America’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "History clearly shows us that skillful diplomacy, global peace, and a strong American military are in no way opposed to one another. Quite the opposite. These components of America's strength are complementary. As President Reagan explained, quote, 'peace does not exist of its own will. It … Continue Reading


06.12.18

McConnell on Summit with North Korea: A Historic First Step in an Important Negotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's historic summit between American and North Korean officials in Singapore: "Just a few hours ago, President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, National Security Advisor Bolton, and the rest of the American delegation concluded their summit meeting with North Korean officials. "This was an historic first step in an important negotiation. In the wor… Continue Reading


06.11.18

A Significant Slowdown in the Federal Government’s Red Tape Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA): "Today marks another important milestone in our efforts to cut back the forest of red tape the Obama administration left behind. Effective today, thanks to the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has rolled back meddlesome and unnecessary regulations that Democrat… Continue Reading

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