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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


08.02.22

McConnell: Amid Tragic Flooding, Kentuckians Step Up to Help 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: "We learn more each day about the devastating toll that ongoing flooding has inflicted in Eastern Kentucky. "As rescue and recovery efforts continue, Kentuckians are grieving lost family members, friends, and neighbors. "One of the victims of last weekend's flash floods was Gabe Hensley, a thirty-year-old coal miner and father. … Continue Reading


08.02.22

McConnell on Taiwan and Indo-Pacific Security Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Taiwan: "Public reports indicate that the Speaker of the House just landed in Taiwan as she travels through Asia. "She has every right to go. And it's been unseemly and counterproductive for President Biden and his aides to have publicly sought to deter her from doing so. "There is significant precedent for high-ranking U.S. officials visiting Taiwan, inc… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Democrats’ Inflation Bill Will Cut Jobs and Wages But Not Inflation

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 have had a tough few days rolling out their latest reckless taxing and spending spree. "It turns out that proposing huge, job-killing tax hikes and more runaway spending during inflation and a recession doesn't go over well. "Here are a few of the things nonpartisan experts have already proven abou… Continue Reading


08.01.22

McConnell on Ongoing Kentucky 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 Kentucky: "Eastern Kentucky is reeling from some of the worst flooding in our state's history. The area is still experiencing rainfall today. This horrible, tragic crisis is far from over. "In Jackson, waters reached 43-and-a-half feet high, breaking an 83-year record. Drone footage shows whole towns submerged. Roadways have turned into riv… Continue Reading


08.01.22

Democrats Want Job-Killing Middle-Class Tax Hikes in a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When it comes to our economy, American families do not trust this Democratic Party government one bit. "Nearly 90% of Americans are feeling anxious about inflation. 28% approve of how President Biden is handling it. Only 22% think things will get any better after another year on his watch. "Americans' distrust of Democrats stands to reason. … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Important Veterans’ Bill Deserves Commonsense Toomey Amendment and Prompt Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the PACT Act: "Yesterday, the Senate should have been able to clear bipartisan legislation to expand VA health benefits for millions of men and women who have served bravely in our armed forces. "I appreciate our colleagues on the Veterans Affairs Committee for their hard work on the PACT Act. I support the substance of the bill. "But even on legislation … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Democrats Who Created Inflation and Recession Want Giant Job-Killing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax hikes and inflation: "Minutes ago, new data confirmed what a supermajority of Americans already knew: Democrats have plunged America into a recession. "According to official statistics, the U.S. economy just shrank for the second consecutive quarter. Democrats inherited an economy that was primed for an historic comeback and promptly ran it straight in… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Democrats’ Spin Isn’t Helping Americans’ Inflation Pain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economy: "Here's how Washington Democrats are describing the American economy. "From the White House last month, 'robust economic progress under President Biden's leadership.' "According to President Biden himself, our economy has, 'unique strengths that we can build on.' That it was, 'providing important breathing room for American families.' And that it… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Democrats Want to Follow Up Historic Inflation With Massive Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Ninety-three percent of the American people are concerned about inflation. "Forty-two percent say they are struggling just to stand still financially. "Sixty-three percent say that gas prices, inflation, bills, or the economy are their biggest concern. "That, Mr. President, is because 100% of the American people live in a country experienci… Continue Reading

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