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12.19.23

McConnell: America Cannot Ignore Rising Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism: “On Sunday, Jewish residents of our nation’s capital were subjected to a disturbing episode of anti-Semitic hate. "As a Torah class at a Washington synagogue concluded and attendees began to leave, they were met on the sidewalk by a man who sprayed them with a foul-smelling substance and yelled, ‘gas the Jews’ - all while filming on his cell… Continue Reading


12.18.23

McConnell Comments On Border Security Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security negotiations: “Over the weekend, our colleagues continued to make progress toward an agreement on border security. “I’m especially grateful to Senator Lankford for stewarding Senate Republicans’ efforts to produce meaningful policy changes, fix our broken asylum system, and secure the southern border. “Addressing the border crisis at home … Continue Reading


12.18.23

Attacks On Freedom Of Navigation Are Direct Challenge To American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran-backed terrorism: “The weekend brought even more glaring evidence that Iran and its terrorist proxies feel emboldened to escalate their attacks in the Middle East. In the past two months, the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen have repeatedly used lethal force in brazen attacks against both military and commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea. “Just two d… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Biden Admin. Strangles American Energy While China Surges Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “This week, the United Nations wrapped up its latest conference on climate change. World leaders took private jets to Dubai, and the Biden Administration’s Special Climate Envoy, John Kerry, returned triumphant with… a joint statement condemning the evils of coal power. “Elite liberals sure are obsessed with killing jobs in places… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Senate Cannot Claim To Address National Security Without Restoring Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “It’s been nearly eight weeks since President Biden submitted his supplemental funding request and identified four key national security priorities. “For eight weeks, Senate Republicans have been working hard to produce legislation that takes appropriate action on all four fronts - helping Ukraine defeat Putin in Europe, helping Israel f… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Harvard Is ‘Glaring Example’ Of Rampant Anti-Semitism Permeating Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “The events of the past two months have underscored that something is rotten in the state of America’s most elite universities. And there aren’t many more glaring examples than Harvard. “Last week, of course, Harvard’s president refused to say whether calls for Jewish genocide would constitute harassment on her campus. “… Continue Reading


12.13.23

NDAA Marks Step Toward Addressing National Security Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Today, Senate Republicans are still working in good faith on border policy changes that will allow the Senate to pass a national security supplemental. “I’m hopeful that Democrats - both here and at the White House - are beginning to recognize how committed we are to addressing the crisis at our southern border. “I’m hopeful… Continue Reading


12.13.23

Biden Admin. Pushes Judicial Nom. With Anti-Semitic Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominations: “This morning, the Judiciary Committee is examining another slate of President Biden’s nominees to join the federal bench. “Over the past three years, our colleagues on the committee have met and considered an alarming parade of nominees whose conduct or lack of legal qualifications made them so wildly unfit for confirmation that they… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Republicans Recognize Scope of National Security Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “This morning, the Senate welcomed Ukraine’s inspirational and determined President Zelensky to the Capitol. “For nearly two years, the people of Ukraine have defied the world’s expectations. They’ve ground down the world’s second most powerful military. And they’ve confounded Putin’s aggressive imperialist aspirations. “At e… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Admin. Takes Another Step Toward Prescription Drug Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding prescription drug socialism: “Last week, the Biden Administration announced the latest front in its push for prescription drug socialism: march-in rights.  “Here’s what it means: Washington bureaucrats are claiming the authority to determine price ranges for drugs funded through public-private partnerships. And if these unelected regulators decide that a c… Continue Reading


12.11.23

Senate Must Address National Security Crisis At Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “For all of its flaws, the supplemental request the Biden Administration submitted to Congress did correctly identify four especially urgent national security priorities: “Defeating Russia’s invasion in Europe. Countering Iran-backed terror in the Middle East. Deterring Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific. And securing Americ… Continue Reading


12.11.23

Universities Continue To Pay Free Speech Double Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism on college campuses: “On Saturday, years of moral rot and intellectual decay began to catch up with America’s most elite universities. “The President of the University of Pennsylvania resigned four days after failing to state whether calls for genocide against Jews constituted bullying or harassment under her institution’s conduct policy. “I… Continue Reading


12.07.23

Time To Deliver On National Security Priorities At Home And Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Yesterday, every single Senate Republican rejected the Democratic Leader’s attempt to separate border security from national security. As we’ve said for weeks, that was a futile effort that was doomed to fail from the very beginning. “Hopefully, the Senate can now seize a new opportunity to make real progress on legislation t… Continue Reading


12.07.23

Senate Must Not Allow Retreat In Face Of Terror

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Syria war powers resolution vote: “This morning, the Senate will vote on a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American military forces from Syria. “Passage of such a resolution would be a gift to Iran and its terrorist network. Driving American forces from the Middle East is exactly what they would like to see. “Adopting this short-sighted measure w… Continue Reading


12.07.23

White House’s ‘Word Of The Year’ Is Crushing Working Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Bidenomics: “Working Americans can’t seem to catch a break from Bidenomics. “Washington Democrats’ spending sprees on President Biden’s watch have driven inflation up 17.6%. And the effects are becoming inescapable. “In my home state, many small business owners have been forced to raise their prices to keep up with rising costs. “As one shop owner in Lex… Continue Reading


12.06.23

Ignoring Border Crisis Undermines National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Later today, Senate Republicans are going to deny cloture on a bill that fails to address America’s top national security priorities in a serious way. As we’ve said for weeks, legislation that doesn’t include policy changes to secure our borders will not pass the Senate. “The situation unfolding at our southern border on Pres… Continue Reading


12.06.23

Biden Admin. Radical Climate Agenda Still Hammering Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ ‘War on Coal’: “For millions of Americans, expensive heating bills and rolling blackouts are quickly becoming the hallmark of the holiday season under President Biden. “So, it came as no small surprise when the Biden Administration’s climate czar, John Kerry, proclaimed this week that no coal plants should be ‘permitted anywhere in the world.’ … Continue Reading


12.05.23

McConnell: Israel Has Right To Exist, American Jews Deserve Freedom From Fear

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitism: “In the 59 days since October 7th, an alarming surge in anti-Semitic hate has swept the world. And the United States unfortunately has not been exempt. “On Sunday, an angry mob descended upon a Philadelphia restaurant co-owned by an Israeli-born Jew. Protesters demanded that customers boycott it, and - outrageously - charged the business and… Continue Reading


12.05.23

National Security Threats Not Waiting For Democrats To Get Serious

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The Senate has spent months considering supplemental action to meet serious, connected threats to America’s national security. “As I’ve said from the outset, our work needs to address four urgent challenges: Putin’s war on a sovereign democracy in Europe, the terror campaign against Israel and U.S. forces in the Middle East, … Continue Reading


12.04.23

National Security, Step One: Secure The Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The Senate has less than two weeks to pass supplemental legislation on urgent national security priorities. “As I’ve said for months, that means addressing both grave threats to America’s interests overseas and a glaring border security crisis here at home. “Senate Republicans know that national security begins with border s… Continue Reading

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