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08.07.21

McConnell Urges More Amendment Votes on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, the Senate will decide whether to move the bipartisan infrastructure bill closer toward a final vote. "Like I've said before, I am quite confident that out of 100 United States Senators, there are 100 of us who believe this bill is imperfect. "This isn't exactly the bill I would have written on my own, in my office, and 99 of my co… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell Honors Departing Chief Counsel Andrew Ferguson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Andrew Ferguson: "When you've served in the Senate as long as I have, you get to hire and work with a lot of talented people. And when you find rock stars, you try to hang onto them. "As a result, when a key staff member moves on, it often means reflecting on an extended Senate career of many years. Shared memories and old war stories going back ages. "An… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell Thanks Departing Republican Whip Chief of Staff for His Fine Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Nick Rossi, the chief of staff to Republican Whip Senator Thune: "This week, Senate Republicans are saying goodbye to some all-star staffers. "Nick Rossi, the chief of staff to our Whip, Senator Thune, has spent 15 years mastering the ins and outs of the Senate. "This former FBI special agent has used his Harvard Law horsepower to steer offices, committee… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell on Debt Limit for Democrats’ Spree: If They Don’t Want Our Input, They Won’t Need Our Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt ceiling: "In just a few days, our colleagues will start ramming through yet another reckless taxing and spending spree. Trillions more in inflationary spending when families just want good jobs and stable prices. "But there's something funny happening. "Even as Democrats crow about how all this spending is so good and so needed, they're petrified… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Vaccines Are Moving COVID from ‘Crisis’ to ‘Challenge,’ But Far Left Wants Permanent Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "We are more than a year from the technical end of the COVID-19 recession. There are more than nine million job openings in the country - the most in American history by far. "Three safe and effective vaccines are easily available, across the country, free of charge, for any adult who wants one. Medical contraindications are rare. And CDC data… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Capitol Police Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the United States Capitol Police: "Earlier this week, the Senate proudly and unanimously passed a resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Capitol Police, along with other law enforcement personnel who helped defend this institution on January 6th. "Today, President Biden will sign this resolution into law. And the brave men and women w… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Biden Administration’s Afghanistan Disaster “Was Not Only Foreseeable, It Was Foreseen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In April, when President Biden announced his intention to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he said it was, quote, 'time to end the forever wars'. "But at every stage of the rushed and rudderless retreat that has followed, the Biden Administration's wishful thinking hasn't come within a country mile of the reality. "By any account, the si… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Government Funding Process Needs to Get Back on a Bipartisan Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "This morning, the Appropriations Committee considered a first partial batch of government funding bills for next year. "I want the Senate to secure bipartisan appropriations through the regular process. I want us to fund the government in an orderly fashion. Just like the successful Appropriations Committee work we saw throughout Repub… Continue Reading


08.03.21

“What Would this Administration Say Is Going Well?”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration: "It's been a little more than six months since the Biden Administration and our Democrat-led Congress were sworn in. So let's zoom out from the daily political drama and ask the simplest possible question: How's it going? "How's this leadership working out for middle-class families? Or put more directly: What big aspects of our na… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Bipartisan Senate Work Highlights the Absurdity of Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "This bipartisan work on infrastructure just reinforces the recklessness of the purely partisan taxing-and-spending spree that Democrats want to ram through next. "Even before we get to this week, there's ample evidence the Senate is fully capable of passing policies that are actually smart… that actua… Continue Reading


08.02.21

McConnell Congratulates Senators on Bipartisan Progress, Urges Robust Floor Process on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "A number of our colleagues in both parties worked through the weekend to finalize their draft agreement on a major bill for our nation's infrastructure. "I want to thank the Senators who have worked hard and long to get this effort this far already. I'm confident that out of the 100 of us who serve in this body, 100 of us will be able to f… Continue Reading


07.30.21

A “Loud, Proud, Would-Be Gun Grabber” with Checkered Resume Should Not Run ATF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "The President has made an inexplicable choice in nominating David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "This nominee has a long track record of open hostility to law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights. "He is a loud, proud, would-be gun-grabber who has made it a personal mission to erode the Bill … Continue Reading


07.30.21

Democrats’ ‘Build Back Bloated’ is Costing Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "We learned yesterday that last quarter, our GDP finally regained its pre-pandemic level. "It's taken about a year of economic growth just to recover back to where we started. "Obviously we are still far below where our pre-COVID trajectory would have had us today. Before this hundred-year pandemic, Republic… Continue Reading


07.30.21

McConnell Tribute to Former Sen. Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI): "I am sorry to begin my remarks today with the third Senate eulogy for this week alone. "Last evening, we received word that our former colleague from Michigan, Senator Carl Levin, passed away at the age of 87. "Carl's fellow Michiganders elected and reelected him six times. "He was the longest-serving senat… Continue Reading


07.29.21

McConnell Mourns Former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove: "For the second time just this week, the U.S. Senate family must bid a sad farewell to a member of its alumni society. "Only six different individuals have served as Senate Parliamentarian since the position was formally established in 1935. It is a unique and remarkable position that seems to require un… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Amid Border Crisis that Includes COVID Surge, Democrats Want Amnesty in Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "As I've said before, Democrats' spree is reckless on multiple levels. We're all familiar with the staggering $3.5 trillion bottom line. We all know it would only amp up the painful inflation that's already hammering middle-class families, in large part because of the last partisan deluge of spending Democrats rammed through a few months … Continue Reading


07.29.21

McConnell: There Ought to be a Robust, Bipartisan Floor Process for Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Yesterday, I joined a number of my Republican and Democratic colleagues and voted to begin floor consideration of bipartisan compromise legislation for our nation's infrastructure. "Our country would benefit a whole lot from some targeted investment in the kinds of real, tangible projects that fit a commonsense definition of actual infrast… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Baffling Opposition to Strikes on Al-Shabab Terrorists Ignores the Facts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding terrorism: "Last week some of our colleagues expressed disapproval of US strikes against al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia. I find their views difficult to understand. "Al-Shabab poses a significant threat to US interests. But there's no need to take my word for it. "Late in 2019, the leader of al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group based in Soma… Continue Reading


07.28.21

If States’ Expansive Voting Laws are Anti-Democracy, the Left Will Also Need to Boycott Europe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "The massive taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through this summer has problems that go even beyond inflation, rising costs, and massive tax hikes. "The problem is not just Democrats' jaw-dropping $3.5 trillion price tag. It's also the long list of bad liberal policies that this reckless taxing and spending spree is supposed… Continue Reading


07.28.21

McConnell Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Security Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: "Yesterday, our colleagues Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Shelby announced a bipartisan agreement on emergency funding for several pressing security matters. "The Appropriations Committee set out to address three key priorities. "First: Reimbursing the costs incurred by the Capitol Police, the National Guard, and other law enforcement f… Continue Reading

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