Remarks

10.30.19

House Democrats’ Impeachment Resolution: No Due Process Now, Maybe Some Later, But Only If We Feel Like It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry resolution: "Yesterday, House Democrats released their much-hyped resolution which was advertised as bringing fairness and due process into Speaker Pelosi's and Chairman Schiff's closed-door, partisan inquiry. "Unfortunately, the draft resolution that has been released does nothing of the sort. It falls way short. "A… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Democrats Threaten to Block Funding for Our Servicemembers

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 fund our armed forces: "Tomorrow the Senate will vote on funding for the national defense. It will offer a test for our Democratic colleagues: Will their party's impeachment obsession crowd out even the most basic governing responsibilities? "And unfortunately, it seems we may already have our answer. The Democratic Leader, Senator Schumer, said … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Will Democrats Block Funding for the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe?

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 Senate agenda and the need to fund our armed forces: "This week will provide an opportunity for our Democratic colleagues to prove that their longstanding goal of impeaching the president is not getting in the way of their ability to legislate. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader have taken pains to insist that their party's… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Democrats Want to Restrict States’ Ability to Lower Premiums and Increase Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration healthcare policy for families across the country: "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. In recent days, our colleagues across the aisle have forced two failed votes on similar resolutions. "One woul… Continue Reading


10.29.19

USDA to Issue New Policy Implementing McConnell Hemp Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's announcement by U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding its release of the new regulatory framework implementing Senator McConnell's hemp initiative allowing hemp to be cultivated nationwide: "When I joined President Trump last year as he signed the farm bill, we marked a new chapter for an historic American crop. "In a victory for growers, processors, an… Continue Reading


10.28.19

The Honorable Kay Hagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina: "First, I was saddened by today's news that our former colleague, the gentlelady from North Carolina, Kay Hagan had passed away. "During her time representing the people of North Carolina, Kay was exactly that -- a gentlelady. She paired an earnest commitment to public service with a friendly and col… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Upcoming Vote on Defense Funding Will Show Whether Impeachment is Crowding Out Critical Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the need to fund our armed forces and his Senate Resolution urging the House to respect due process in impeachment inquiry proceedings: "On Thursday, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I introduced a resolution which quickly gained dozens of Republican co-sponsors. Our resolution states two things which are very obvious. "Number one: Any process as serious as an impeach… Continue Reading


10.28.19

McConnell Praises Intelligence Community, Brave U.S. Forces, and President Trump for Bringing ISIS Leader to Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "On Sunday morning, we woke up to a better and safer world because one monster was no longer in it. "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the founder and leader of ISIS. In recent years, that made him the single most important target in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. His band of fanatics has committed heinous… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Opioid Fight Remains Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing into law landmark opioid legislation: "Too many times, I've had to come to this floor to speak about the pain inflicted on families and entire communities by opioid addiction and substance abuse. It's a crisis present in every ZIP code. One that has wrecked lives throughout the country. "My home state of Kent… Continue Reading


10.23.19

McConnell Highlights Important Events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "First, I want to acknowledge two notable events taking place here in the Capitol today. "As we speak, the First Lady of the United States is just down the hall for a special event relating to our nation's opioid epidemic - marking the progress that Congress and the administration have made in recent years and focusing our efforts on the work still ahead. "I will ha… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Democrats Want Middle-Class Families To Subsidize Blue-State Millionaires

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' effort to undermine tax reform for families across the country: "Today, Democrats here in the Senate will push forward their own resolution. It seeks to undermine part of the historic tax reform law we passed in 2017. "Remember, back then, Washington Democrats were downright hysterical about our plan to let working Americans send less of their pay… Continue Reading


10.23.19

House Democrat Proposal is Designed to Reduce Free Speech in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 4617: "Later today, I understand the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4617 - the latest installment in Speaker Pelosi's campaign to expand government's control over Americans' political speech. "It's a transparent attack on the First Amendment that has united an unlikely band of opponents across the political spectrum. Everybody from hardcore … Continue Reading


10.22.19

McConnell Introduces Syria Resolution in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor introducing his legislative measure regarding the proper role for American leadership in Syria: "My colleagues know that I opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. So I am encouraged by press reports his administration is considering retaining a military presence in that country to keep the pressure on ISIS. "Since September 11, our natio… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Democrats Must Not Continue to Block Funding Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda: "This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing the nation. "First, we'll tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO, and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we'll consider yet another of the president's… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Senate Needs to Make a Strong, Strategic Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the situation in Syria: "I was encouraged to see yesterday's display of bipartisan concern in the House of Representatives for sustaining America's global leadership and, specifically, over the damaging impact of hastily withdrawing that leadership from Syria. "Back in January, I led a forward-looking debate in the Senate on these very issues. I sponsored an … Continue Reading


10.17.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Oppose Democrats’ War on Coal Revival

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt to revive an Obama-era anti-coal regulation: "I've been discussing this week how Washington Democrats have sought for three years to effectively nullify the Trump presidency. They've tried to cancel out the voters' decision in 2016 and dodge the consequences of Secretary Clinton's defeat - whether through the three-year-old impeachment para… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Chairman Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the passing of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: "First, this morning, I join colleagues on both sides of the Capitol in expressing our grief and sadness at the passing of our House colleague, Chairman Elijah Cummings. "Over more than two decades in the House, Representative Cummings beca… Continue Reading


10.16.19

While Democrats Indulge Three-Year-Old Impeachment Obsession, Senate Republicans Ready to Deliver Real Progress for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "I mentioned yesterday the contrast between our work here in the Senate and what's transpiring in the House of Representatives. On this side of the Capitol, we are focused on working for the American people. "We are overcoming Democrats' historic delay tactics and obstruction to confirm more of the president's impressive nominees for the… Continue Reading


10.15.19

McConnell on Turkish Escalation: ‘This Violence Needs To End’

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the situation in Syria: "I know I speak for many of our colleagues on both sides of the aisle in expressing my grave concern at the events that have unfolded in Syria in recent days. "Turkey is our NATO ally. Yes, it hosts millions of Syrian refugees and has legitimate security concerns about the situation in Syria. But Turkey's escalation of hostilities with… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading

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