Remarks

Currently showing results related to Back to Work

. See all results.

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


12.02.15

Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act Another Senate Bipartisan Achievement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate accomplishments: "The past few days, I've noted some of the achievements of a new Congress that's back to work on the side of the American people. "We've passed bills no one ever thought Washington could touch. We've made reforms that had previously languished for years without result. "Even more remarkably, we've often done so on a bipartisan basis. "Consider just the … Continue Reading


07.30.15

Senate Set to Pass a Multi-Year, Bipartisan and Fiscally Responsible Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan DRIVE Act: "Many thought we'd never get here, but we have. "Later today, the Senate will pass a multi-year highway bill that doesn't raise taxes by a penny, and we'll do it on a bipartisan basis. "This is more than just another accomplishment for the Senate, it's a win for our country. "Because the bill would cut red tape and streamline regulations. "I… Continue Reading


07.24.15

Senate Moves Forward on Bipartisan, Multi-Year Highway Bill

'The hard work to pass a bipartisan, fiscally responsible, multi-year highway measure that doesn't raise taxes or increase the deficit continues.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan highway bill: "The hard work to pass a bipartisan, fiscally responsible, multi-year highway measure that doesn't raise taxes or increase the deficit continues. "It hasn't been easy. We always knew obstacles… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Senate Working Towards Passage of Every Child Achieves Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act: "No Child Left Behind laid the groundwork for important reforms to our education system. But with its authorization expiring in 2007, and with the previous Senate majority failing to replace it with a serious proposal, many of the original requirements stayed in place anyway and gradually became unworkable. "This resulted in a lot of… Continue Reading


07.08.15

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding bipartisan education reform: "Republicans and Democrats have long agreed that the No Child Left Behind law is broken and needs to be fixed. "But the Senate didn't do anything about it for seven long years, missing its deadlines repeatedly. "The new majority in Congress thought it was time to change that dynamic. We thought it was time for bipartisan action instead. "T… Continue Reading


07.07.15

Bipartisan Education Bill Debate Further Confirmation That Senate Is Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding the functioning Senate and the Every Child Achieves Act: "I'd like to share a few lines from an opinion piece Speaker Boehner wrote last week. "Here's how it began: In November, the American people decided to entrust Republicans with control of the U.S. Senate, where common-sense jobs bills too often went to die in recent years. Now, since the start of this year, the R… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Passage of Trade Promotion Bill Underscores Congress Is Back to Work for the American People

'Passing trade wasn't the first bipartisan achievement of the new Congress. I know it won't be the last. But it's significant. It opens the door to more wins for the Middle Class as trade negotiations move forward under this President and the next one.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the passage of bipartisan trade legislation: "The road to yesterday's win for the Middle Class on TPA was never go… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Senate Will Pass, Send President Trade Promotion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan trade legislation: "Yesterday's TPA vote was a long-overdue victory for the American worker and the American Middle Class. "It wasn't easy. Many thought it would never happen. We even saw corks pop in the facts-optional lobby a few weeks ago. "But that proved to be premature. "Because here's what we've always known about the legislation we'll vote to send to the … Continue Reading


06.22.15

McConnell Optimistic Trade Bills Will Reach President’s Desk This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging continued bipartisan cooperation on trade: "When it comes to keeping the American people safe, there are many things Congress can do. "Encouraging reform at the TSA is one important step. But so is leading on trade. "President Obama's own Secretary of Defense recently said that the trade legislation before us was as important to him 'as another aircraft carrier.' But, he cautio… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Senate Democrats Accept Leader McConnell’s Bipartisan Path Forward on Trade

'The plan I'm about to offer will follow the regular order on the trade bill, while also allowing Senators the opportunity to take votes on the customs and preferences bills - in a way that will not imperil the increased American exports and American trade jobs we need. We would then turn to the trade bill with TPA and TAA as the base bill, and open the floor to amendments as I've suggested all week. It's reasonable.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the foll… Continue Reading


05.12.15

McConnell: Door Remains Open for a Path Forward on Bipartisan Trade Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats filibuster of a bipartisan trade bill: "What we just saw here is pretty shocking. "There are always limits to what can be accomplished when the American people choose divided government. "But it doesn't mean Washington shouldn't work toward bipartisan solutions that make sense for our country. "Trade offers a perfect opportunity to do just that. "We on… Continue Reading


05.11.15

McConnell Discusses Senate Getting Back to Work, Previews Trade and Iran Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an active Senate: "I took a trip up to Boston this weekend to address the Kennedy Institute. It was a unique experience. "I was there - in a full-scale representation of the Senate chamber - to discuss how the real Senate is beginning to get back to work. "I explained how committees are working again, so Senators can have more of a stake in the legislative process. "I expla… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Senate to Pass Balanced Budget Conference Report Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the first balanced budget in over a decade: "Today, not only will Congress pass a budget for the first time in six years, it will pass a balanced budget for the first time in recent memory. "This is something many Americans have been waiting a long time to see. It's something they deserve. And it's just the latest example of a new Congress that's back to work - back to work o… Continue Reading


04.30.15

Senate to Vote on Balanced Budget Conference Report Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the congressional budget: "I was glad to see yesterday's announcement of a budget conference agreement. That means Congress is now one step closer to passing a balanced budget that supports a healthier economy, funds national defense, strengthens Medicare, and begins to tackle our debt problems without taking more money from hardworking Americans. "It's a balanced budget that… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Busy Senate Agenda Includes Important Domestic, National Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor previewing the busy Senate agenda: "This week looks to be a busy one in the Senate. "We've got a lot of important legislation to consider. We're hoping our friends across the aisle will work with us to do so in an expeditious manner. "For instance: "We'll begin the process of finishing our work on the balanced budget the Senate passed just before Easter. "Passing that balanced budget w… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senate Republican Budget Would Have a Positive Impact on the Economy, Incomes and Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Republican budget that focuses on helping the Middle Class: "This week, the Senate will pass a balanced budget. It's an important moment for our country. I know a lot of Americans are excited to see it finally happen. "Our friends across the aisle don't seem to be sharing in the enthusiasm though. "Instead, we seem to hear demands for more taxes. "More regulations… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Budget Proposal Would Control Spending, Reduce the Deficit and Promote Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Republicans' proposed budget: "Several weeks ago, the White House released an unserious budget that would have raised taxes by nearly $2 trillion, and increased the national debt by more than $7 trillion. "In other words, it was more of the same old tired, failed policies of the past. "Hardly anyone took that budget seriously, mostly because it wasn't meant to be … Continue Reading


03.09.15

Senate Will Consider Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: "Senators from both sides of the aisle, and from multiple committees, have worked hard to address the terrible crime of human trafficking. This is a growing area of domestic and international criminal activity. And victims are counting on us to act. "That's why, tomorrow, the Senate will begin consideration of the Justice for Victim… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 4