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09.14.22

Democrats Celebrate Inflation and Market Plunge With White House Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The American people's number-one priority is the runaway inflation that is smashing their family budgets and crushing our economy. "Yesterday, the latest inflation report showed that soaring prices are still completely out of control. "Inflation has totaled 13.2% since the day President Biden took office. "We've just had the worst 12 months f… Continue Reading


09.13.22

As Illegal Immigration and Fentanyl Break Records, Vice President Harris Calls Border “Secure”

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: "This past weekend, Vice President Harris made a surprising announcement on 'Meet the Press.' The Vice President declared that, 'the border is secure.' "We're about to close the fiscal year with more than 2 million illegal immigrant encounters on our southern border - breaking the all-time record that we only just set last year.… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Democrats’ Inflation Keeps Pummeling Families with Worse-Than-Expected Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Just a few minutes ago, yet again, the American people received a monthly inflation report that was even worse than the expert predictions. "The expectation was that Democrats' runaway inflation might finally begin to level off. The topline inflation rate was expected to fall. Instead, yet again, the opposite happened. Overall inflation was up … Continue Reading


09.12.22

Democrats Ignore Economic Challenges They Created for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the latest monthly update on the Democrats' inflation. "But of course, the American people hardly need government statisticians to explain to them that Washington Democrats' reckless spending has sent prices skyrocketing. "Working families have been feeling this pain in their pocketbooks every sing… Continue Reading


09.08.22

The Biden Administration’s Continuing Failures in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In January 2019, a bipartisan supermajority of the Senate voted for an amendment I authored, warning that the 'precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from [Afghanistan] could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.' "Two years later, senior experts and advisors repeated that same warning to President Biden. His… Continue Reading


09.08.22

Democrats Taking California’s Energy Failures Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "I've been talking all week about the ways that liberal policies hurt American families in their daily lives. "After two years of total Democrat control in Washington, we've seen how reckless spending comes home to roost in the form of decades-high inflation and shrinking paychecks for working Americans. "We've seen what happens when one of our tw… Continue Reading


09.07.22

Democrats’ Soft-on-Crime Policies Are Neither Fair Nor Compassionate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Inflation is not the only way the last two years have shown that bad policies and bad ideas have real consequences. "One especially damaging myth is the liberal notion that making our country kinder means having weaker public safety, weaker justice for criminals, and weaker borders. "This misunderstanding dominates today's Democratic Party… Continue Reading


09.07.22

Democrats’ Reckless Spending Has Hurt Kentuckians and All Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Washington Democrats have spent nearly two years borrowing, printing, and spending our economy into turmoil. "Families and businesses across Middle America are paying the price. I met with many of them in my home state of Kentucky over the past few weeks. "Since President Biden took office, prices in the Commonwealth have spiked by 13%. At the… Continue Reading


09.06.22

Americans’ Top Priorities Are Democrats’ Biggest Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American people's priorities: "American families are hurting, Mr. President. And they are very clearly telling anybody who will listen to them what our priorities ought to be. "Americans' number-one concern, by a mile, is the crushing inflation that Democrats spent us into. The share of Americans who name inflation as our most urgent problem is almost … Continue Reading


09.06.22

Eastern Kentucky Continues to Recover After Devastating Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Eastern Kentucky: "It's been just over a month since relentless rains and major flooding devastated Eastern Kentucky. "This disaster took homes, businesses, and at least thirty-nine lives. Only a few months after tornadoes had caused widespread damage in the western part of our state, catastrophe struck our Commonwealth yet again. "I trave… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Would Cut Life-Saving Treatments and Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding drug pricing: "I want to drill down on Democrats' plan to take a buzzsaw to the research and development behind new life-saving medical treatments and cures. "The American people have enough common sense to know that government can't actually make something cost less by making it illegal to raise its price. "This is the logic of college-sophomore socialis… Continue Reading


08.06.22

As Flooding Threat Continues, Federal Help Will be Key to Kentucky’s Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Eastern Kentucky is again facing the threat of stormy weather and flash floods this weekend. "Emergency responders have been on the ground since the flooding began and will continue their critical role in the coming days. "We're making sure the federal government is stepping up as well. "In addition to the Governor and state la… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats Who Caused Inflation Prepare Another Reckless Taxing-and-Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "A year and a half ago, Democrats misread a 50-50 Senate as a mandate for $1.9 trillion in party-line reckless spending. "The result has been the worst inflation in 40 years. With Democrats in charge, working families are having to spend thousands of extra dollars a year just to tread water. "Grocery costs are t… Continue Reading


08.04.22

McConnell on the Passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Zachery Potts, and Emma Thomson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Emma Thomson, and Zachery Potts: "Yesterday, Congress was shaken by news that a tragic automobile accident had killed Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and three others, including Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts, members of her staff. "Our former colleague here in the Capitol was back home among her fellow Hoosiers … Continue Reading


08.04.22

Kentucky National Guard Doing Extraordinary Work to Help Flood Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Kentucky officials are working overtime to deliver supplies to those affected by ongoing flooding. Heat and humidity are rising to dangerous levels in areas that still lack power. "My team is helping coordinate relief efforts in any way we can. With the Senate still in session, my state director joined the Kentucky National Guard… Continue Reading


08.04.22

Senate Republicans Target Biden Administration’s Red Tape Tangle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding permitting CRA: "Later today, the Senate will vote on a resolution to peel back a significant layer of regulatory red tape that has been causing headaches across the country. "Thanks to the leadership of the junior Senator from Alaska, this resolution would overturn a Biden Administration action that aims to give the federal government even more authority … Continue Reading


08.04.22

Democrats Ignore Inflation, Border, and Crime to Focus on Green New Deal Nonsense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "A year and a half ago, every Senate Democrat cast the deciding vote for a $1.9 trillion disaster that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Democrats have crushed working families with runaway prices. More tha… Continue Reading


08.03.22

Democrats: Tax Working Families’ Gas and Electricity to Subsidize Luxury Shopping for the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree: "Democrats want to pass huge, job-killing tax hikes in the middle of a recession they created. "Hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes on American jobs, American manufacturing, American electricity, and American investment. "Nonpartisan experts have proven these tax hikes will break President Biden's pr… Continue Reading


08.03.22

Finland, Sweden NATO Accession Deserves Unanimous Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: "Today, the Senate will approve ratification protocols to welcome Finland and Sweden as the two newest members of NATO. "I appreciate Leader Schumer working with me to ensure the Senate takes this vote before the August recess. "And for the reasons I've explained for months now, the vote this afternoon will be as decisive as it is bipartisan. "Ther… Continue Reading


08.03.22

McConnell Praises Kentucky Heroism Amid Flood Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Tragic flooding continues to devastate Eastern Kentucky. "In the past few days, I've spoken to the state legislators and county judge-executives who represent our hardest-hit counties. "The Governor reports that Knott County has seen the largest loss of life so far. County Judge-Executive Dobson tells me the toll may keep rising… Continue Reading

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