Remarks

05.12.22

Protecting Supreme Court Safety and Independence Should Not be Controversial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Two years ago, the Senate Democratic Leader addressed a crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened Justices if they didn't rule the way he wanted. "Now far left crowds are surrounding Justices' private family homes. "They want to use intimidation to influence the outcome in a pending case. "This should be easy for leaders … Continue Reading


05.12.22

McConnell: Senate Must Pass Urgent Funding Bill for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "For months, the brave people of Ukraine have been fighting valiantly in a war they did not ask for. Their defense of their homeland from the Russian invasion has already far surpassed the expectations of the skeptics. "Ukraine is not asking anybody else to do their fighting for them. They ask only for the resources they need to defend themselves … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Democrats Back Extreme Abortion Policies With Just 19% Public Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' abortion extremism: "Today, on the Senate floor, Democrats will prove their party has been totally captured by the far-left fringe. "My colleague the Democratic Leader controls the schedule. He decides what we vote on. From inflation to the border crisis to violent crime, there's no shortage of problems that deserve attention. But today, Democra… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Another Awful Inflation Report On Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The country just received yet another terrible inflation report. "Yet again, overall inflation came in higher than expected: 8.3 percent. Inflation continues to stick right around its worst level in 40 years. "The measure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls 'core inflation' increased in April by twice as much as it increased in March. "Food … Continue Reading


05.10.22

Democrats Pushing Radical Partisans for Key Government Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This week, our Democratic colleagues want a second run at some controversial nominees who stalled out last month. "Today, Senate Democrats will try again to confirm Professor Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board. "Professor Cook has no proven expertise in monetary economics at all, much less fighting inflation. One of her main supposed qua… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Painful High Prices are Families’ New Normal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "This all-Democrat government has managed a unique kind of economic turnaround. They took an economy that was ready to soar, turned it around, and drove it into the ground. "American families are being crushed by 8.5 percent inflation. Democrats' policies have unleashed the worst inflation in more than 40 years. "Last March, the Senate Democrat… Continue Reading


05.09.22

Washington Democrats’ Abortion Extremism Is Wildly Out of Step With the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Two years ago, the Senate Democratic Leader rallied a crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened Justices by name if they did not resolve an abortion case the way he wanted. "'I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if y… Continue Reading


05.05.22

McConnell: Senate Must Focus on Helping Ukraine Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "More than two months into Russia's war on Ukraine, the free world has observed a few important dynamics. "First, we saw the incredible resilience of the Ukrainian people, and their resolve to win. Second, we saw how ill-prepared Putin's forces were to encounter serious resistance. But most recently, we've been reminded of what a wounded bear is a… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Democrats Want Working Families to Eat Elites’ Grad School Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and student loan socialism: "In Albany, New York, a grandmother of four reported recently that rising prices have forced her and her husband, a retired NYPD officer, to cut back on eating out. 'I feel it in the pocketbook,' she said. "In Grand Rapids, Michigan, one young family reported that before inflation took off, 'the paycheck went a little … Continue Reading


05.04.22

Democrats Trying to Diminish Parents’ Roles and Parents’ Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding parents' rights: "Last week, President Biden offered a particularly candid look at his view of education in America. Speaking at an award ceremony for public school teachers, he remarked that, 'they're not somebody else's children. They're like yours when they're in the classroom.' "Unfortunately, this wasn't a mistake. It was actually a rather accurate su… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Biden Nominees Play Into National War on Cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "The week before last, it was my honor to sit down with a number of law enforcement officials in my hometown of Louisville. But I wish we could have met under happier circumstances. "Our city is contending with a tragic and record-setting jump in crime. Last year, Louisville saw 188 homicides, the most in any year on record. In the last tw… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


05.03.22

McConnell: Supreme Court Should Tune Out Shameless Attacks and Follow the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "For years, the radical left has attacked the institution of the Supreme Court. Last night, it appears their campaign hit a new low. "Historically, the Justices, clerks, and staff have prized and protected the Court's confidentiality. The Justices must be able to discuss and deliberate in an environment of total trust and privacy. Americ… Continue Reading


05.02.22

“Pickleball Amenities,” Ski Slopes, and Critical Race Theory in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and reckless spending: "Inflation's hit a staggering 8.5 percent on Democrats' watch, under Democrats' policies. "Last week, the Commerce Department announced that personal consumption expenditures climbed at their fastest rate this past year since 1982. "Americans are paying 10% more on groceries than they were a year ago. About $1.25 more for … Continue Reading


04.28.22

“A Total Abdication” on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Yesterday, Secretary Mayorkas testified, 'we will not lose operational control of the border.' But of course, the truth is they already have. "The Secretary's own Customs and Border Protection personnel are struggling to keep up with the massive numbers. Only halfway through the fiscal year, they've already encountered a… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Democrats Who Fueled Inflation Now Want Giant Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Runaway inflation is crushing working American families on Democrats' watch. "The share of Americans who say the economy is our most important problem hasn't been this high since the last time Democrats controlled the White House. "Just this morning, we got a devastating quarterly GDP report. The economy shrank - shrank - 1.4% over the last th… Continue Reading


04.27.22

McConnell Honors Retiring Director of Congressional Accessibility Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding David Hauck's 30-plus years of service: "The institution of the United States Congress relies on a whole army of diligent and dedicated people who work tirelessly behind the scenes. "Today it's my pleasure to turn the spotlight on one such public servant who is retiring after a sterling career. "David Hauck's time on Capitol Hill started here on the Senat… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Surging Violent Crime Hurting Louisville and Cities Across America

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: "Last week, in my hometown of Louisville, I sat down with law enforcement officials and local leaders to discuss our skyrocketing rate of violent crime. "The participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds. But everybody agreed the murders, shootings, robberies, carjackings, and overdoses are out of control. "Louisville recorded 188 ho… Continue Reading


04.27.22

McConnell on Sham Sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Madam President, I along with others had the opportunity to say goodbye to Madeline Albright this morning. "A truly remarkable life. First woman Secretary of State. A remarkable diplomat. And a friend. "We had an opportunity to bond over an issue I'm about to discuss: the people of Burma and the plight that they've had to endure. "Over the years,… Continue Reading


04.26.22

Democrats’ Backwards Border Policies Are Failing America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "The Biden Administration's bad decisions have brought many crises upon our country. One of the worst is the collapse of law and order on our southern border. "Last month, Customs and Border Protection reported over 221,000 apprehensions. That's up 33% just since February. It's the highest monthly total in 22 years. We ha… Continue Reading

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