Remarks

12.05.17

Senate To Confirm Nielsen For Secretary Of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Now, it's time for us to vote to confirm her so she can get to work for the American people. "By confirming Ms. Nielsen's nomination to lead the DHS, this Senate will take a serious… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Congress To Pass Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "This week, Congress will consider short-term funding legislation to provide resources to address many important issues facing our country. The House recently released its legislative text to fund the government through December 22, and I look forward to our colleagues' consideration of the measure. This bill - one without any controversial po… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Kirstjen Nielsen Has The Talent And Experience To Succeed At DHS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Today, the Senate will continue to fulfill its important responsibility to confirm critical nominees to President Trump's administration. We'll do that by voting to advance the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, the president's choice to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security. "As my colleagues… Continue Reading


11.30.17

McConnell On North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the threat posed by North Korea and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Earlier this week, North Korea tested what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile which exceeded the altitude and time of flight of previous missile tests. Public reporting is that the missile achieved an altitude of 2,800 miles and traversed a lofted t… Continue Reading


11.30.17

It’s Time For Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "From across my home state of Kentucky, I've heard the calls for tax reform. For too long, hardworking men and women have been held back by an economy that has failed to live up to its potential. They're ready for us to get the economy going again. For example, the East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which serves more than 500,000 families and businesse… Continue Reading


11.29.17

McConnell: I Applaud Chairman Grassley For Not Allowing Blue Slip Courtesy To Be Abused

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees and Senate Democrats' abuse of the blue slip courtesy in the confirmation process: "Our colleague Senator Grassley has done an outstanding job processing the president's judicial nominees, beginning with the president's selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. Chairman Grassley and the members o… Continue Reading


11.29.17

Tax Reform: Time To Deliver Real Relief To The Men And Women We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "During the last decade, hardworking American families have tried to get ahead. But they too often faced insurmountable barriers. The economy was sluggish. Paychecks were stagnant. And jobs and opportunities seemed out of reach. The people we represent deserve better. And we must deliver. It's time to take our foot off the brake and get our economy g… Continue Reading


11.27.17

Senate To Consider Ninth Nominee For The Circuit Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for district court judge for the District of Columbia, Dabney Friedrich and the nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Gregory Katsas: "Later today, the Senate will consider two more talented nominees to the federal judiciary. First, we will vote to confirm the nomination of Dabney Friedrich to serve as a district cour… Continue Reading


11.27.17

More Money Out of Washington’s Pocket, More Money Into the Pockets of American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "During the last decade, our complex tax code left hardworking families behind and allowed the wealthy and well-connected to get ahead. It's so bad, that one small business owner in Paducah, Kentucky, recently wrote to my office asking for relief, because, as he says, 'taxes are suffocating my company and me personally.' This pain isn't just being fe… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Senate Passes Critical Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Just a moment ago, the Senate acted to send the president one of the most important policy bills we consider each year: the National Defense Authorization Act. Not only will this legislation authorize the resources, capabilities, pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions, but this year's … Continue Reading


11.16.17

Senate To Confirm Two More Impressive Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two more well-qualified nominees for federal district courts: "Today, the Senate will continue to fulfill its important responsibility of providing advice and consent on President Trump's nominations. So far this week, we have confirmed talented individuals to important positions in the Departments of Transportation, Labor, and Defense. "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the… Continue Reading


11.16.17

McConnell On Tax Reform: This Is Our Chance To Set A New Course

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax legislation being considered by the Senate Finance Committee: "During the past decade, many in the middle class struggled to make ends meet. The economy was sluggish. Paychecks were often stagnant. And jobs, for many, were too hard to find; perhaps not on the coasts, where the well-to-do were able to flourish under the Obama economy - but in Middle America, in states li… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Senate To Confirm Nominees For Army, MSHA, Comptroller Of The Currency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate continued its efforts to confirm the president's talented nominees to staff the federal government. We advanced the nomination of David Zatezalo to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health - an important position to the thousands of miners in states like Ke… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Senate Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Tax To Provide More Middle Class Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax legislation being considered by the Senate Finance Committee: "The need for tax reform has been obvious for a long time now. Many Republicans have said it. Many Democrats have said it. We certainly hope Democrats will continue to stand by their strong statements in support of tax reform today, because while the occupant of the Oval Office may have changed the need for ta… Continue Reading


11.14.17

More Qualified And Talented Nominees Advance in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "In addition to the other work being done by the committees, the Senate is continuing to confirm qualified and talented nominees sent to us by the president. Yesterday, we confirmed an important official for the Department of Transportation, and today we'll confirm another. "Then, we'll advance the nomination of David Za… Continue Reading


11.14.17

Tax Reform Will Deliver Relief To Small Businesses And The Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Congressional tax reform efforts: "Tax reform represents our best chance today to get the economy living up to its true potential - and it's a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The last time major tax reform happened was more than 30 years ago. In the years since, our country, our economy, and the global marketplace have changed in profound ways. "Moreover, the lingering … Continue Reading


11.13.17

McConnell On Nominees: We Will Continue To Move Swiftly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "The Senate will continue its progress confirming the president's nominees. Last week, we confirmed multiple nominees to a number of federal agencies. Soon, they'll get on the job for our country. "This week, we'll start by considering two nominees for the Department of Transportation. Later today, the Senate will vote t… Continue Reading


11.13.17

Time To Reform Our Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Congressional tax reform efforts: "For too long, many in America's middle-class families felt left behind by the Obama economy. Paychecks seemed to stagnate. Good-paying jobs seemed harder to find. And opportunities seemed difficult to come by. Our country can do better for hardworking families, and that's exactly what we're working to deliver as we continue our efforts to p… Continue Reading


11.09.17

United States Capitol Police Medal of Honor Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate participated in a Medal of Honor ceremony honoring the United States Capitol Police. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in the U.S. Capitol: "Today is another chance for each of us to both recognize and thank the men and women of our Capitol Police force for everything they do to protect our nation's Capitol, the people who work here, and the millions who … Continue Reading


11.09.17

Senate Building Strong Momentum on Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "This has been another important week here in the Senate. We're moving forward on multiple aspects of the president's agenda. Later today, the Senate Finance Committee will release its plan for tax reform. I'll have more to say on this in a moment, but I would like to once again commend Chairman Hatch for his leadership t… Continue Reading

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