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01.30.18

Major Progress for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Congress Stands Ready To Provide Hurricane Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recent hurricane devastation caused in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "We've all seen the very serious problems facing the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the recent hurricanes. The damage has been terrible. The latest hurricane was especially devastating. "We want the people of Puerto Rico and the islands to know that we are … Continue Reading


09.05.17

McConnell Lays Out Senate’s September Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda items: "I want to begin by extending the Senate's heartfelt sympathies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We've seen the devastation across Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We know the recovery will not be easy nor will it be quick. We also understand the federal government's important role in assisting impacted communities. "Last week,… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Improvements to Our Nation’s Infrastructure Will Better Serve Americans, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding our nation's infrastructure and the president's plans for improvements: "Later today, President Trump will visit Cincinnati to discuss the importance of our nation's inland waterways. Kentucky is home to over 1,900 miles of navigable inland waterways, which, in addition to adding majestic beauty to my state, are also vital to thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth… Continue Reading


05.15.17

National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week and the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen: "This week marks National Police Week, an annual celebration in honor of the men and women who serve in local, state, and federal law enforcement across the country. We are all safer because of their efforts, and this week is an important reminder of their… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Senate Needs to Complete Work on CR, WRDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continuing resolution and Water Resources Development Act: "Yesterday, the House passed the continuing resolution (C.R.) on a very large bipartisan basis, with more than three-fourths voting in its favor. "Let me repeat that - three-fourths, a majority of both parties, voted for the legislation needed to keep the government open. While some Senate Democrats may want… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Four Important Items to Finish

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding legislative items to finish before the 114th Congress ends: "The continuing resolution was filed in the House yesterday. "As we wait for the House to take the next steps, I encourage all Members to continue reviewing the legislative text. "The water resources development legislation has been filed in the House as well. "This is bipartisan legislation that will streng… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's upcoming vote on the 21st Century Cures Bill: "Last week, the House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures medical innovation bill. Now it's the Senate's turn to move this bill forward and send it to the president's desk for signature. "This legislation has earned wide support from both sides of the aisle and is one of the most important bi… Continue Reading


11.30.16

McConnell on Remaining Items for this Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding remaining work before the 114th Congress comes to a close: "The Senate has a number of issues to wrap up including the conference reports on the Water Resources Development Act, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act. "The action taken by the Senate yesterday will allow us to have a final vote on the critical Iran Sanctions Exten… Continue Reading


11.28.16

Senate Begins Wrap-Up of 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's remaining work in 2016: "Over the next few weeks, Senators will work to conclude the business of the 114th Congress as we begin looking forward to the 115th. "We've got a lot to do, including approving several conference reports and funding the government. "It's good to see the respective committees making important progress on conference reports for the N… Continue Reading


05.23.16

Republican-Led Senate Advances Important Bipartisan Measures; Zika Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate passage of appropriations bills to improve transportation and housing infrastructure and care for veterans: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed two more appropriations bills by a large bipartisan majority. Both bills passed out of committee with unanimous support, were subject to hours of debate and deliberation, and included the input of Democratic a… Continue Reading


05.17.16

McConnell: We’ll Continue Moving Forward with the Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's record progress on appropriations bills in 40 years: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed by an overwhelming majority the first appropriations bill of the year - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "The Republican-led Senate did so in record early time. We began consideration of an annual appropriations bill this year at th… Continue Reading


05.11.16

McConnell on Obama Economy: It’s Clear We Need a Change to Get America Moving Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate back to work for the American people: "After much hard work, research, and deliberation from both sides of the aisle, we're closer to having an opportunity to pass the first funding bill of the appropriations season - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "I know members have had some differences in opinion about an amendment authored … Continue Reading


04.26.16

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Bill Important for American Energy, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of the energy security and water infrastructure appropriations bill: "When the new majority resolved to get the Senate back to work, we knew we'd have to get committees functioning again first. We believed that would be critical to helping members on both sides rediscover their voices and find common ground - and then develop real stakes in the outco… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Broad, Bipartisan Bill Will Significantly Update American Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Republican-led Senate will have another opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation - legislation aimed at modernizing American energy policies. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of more than a year's worth of work by the Energy Committee Chair, Senator Murkowski, and Ranking Member Senator Cantwell. "… Continue Reading


01.28.16

Broad, Bipartisan Energy Legislation Would Modernize America’s Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The last time a broad energy bill was signed into law was back in 2007. "It may as well have been a lifetime ago, as far as America's energy situation is concerned. "While we were once living in an era of energy scarcity, we're now living in an era of higher energy production and lower technology costs. "It's change that presents ma… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Bipartisan Funding and Tax Relief Legislation Will Strengthen the Economy and National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan omnibus and tax relief legislation: "We know our constituents are deeply concerned about America's struggling economy. So let's take steps - as the legislation we'll consider proposes - to support more jobs, more opportunity, and more economic growth. "Let's enact permanent tax relief for American families and small businesses. "Let's set the table f… Continue Reading


12.10.15

Passage of Education Reform Another Example of Congress Back to Work Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan accomplishments in the 114th Congress: "What a difference a new Senate can make. "Some may have thought Washington would never agree on a replacement for No Child Left Behind. Years of inaction on the Senate floor gave ample cause for doubt. Some may have been skeptical when a new Senate with a new approach resolved to finally solve the problem too. "But no lo… Continue Reading


12.07.15

Education Bill a Bipartisan, Reformist Replacement for No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bi-partisan education reform: "Last November, the American people elected a new Congress to get Washington working again. "Nearly every day seems to bring more signs that we are. "Over the weekend, President Obama signed the FAST Act, a multi-year highway bill, into law. "It represents a significant departure from years of short-term extensions and congressional inaction. … Continue Reading


12.03.15

Long-term Highway Bill Another Senate Accomplishment under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments: "Every day this week, I've mentioned some of the significant accomplishments of a Senate under new management-a Senate that's put its focus back on the American people. "After years of inaction, this Senate took bipartisan action to help the victims of modern-day slavery. "Many said the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act would never pass the S… Continue Reading

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