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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


05.23.17

President’s Budget Prioritizes National Security, Veterans, Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's budget and tax reform: "As colleagues know, it's once again the time of year when Congress gets to work putting together the next budget. One of the initial steps in that process is typically for the president to send up a blueprint of his own, laying out his priorities as members continue to work through conversations here as well. "The preside… 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


11.29.16

McConnell on the Extension of the Iran Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding extending sanctions against Iran: "In just a moment Senators will have a chance to pass the Iran sanctions extension bill that recently passed the House overwhelmingly. "Preserving these sanctions is critical given Iran's disturbing pattern of aggression and its persistent efforts to expand its sphere of influence across the Middle East. "This is all the more importan… 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


11.17.16

McConnell: Important Work Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding remaining agenda items of the current Congress: "It's been a busy and exciting week as we've welcomed new members, assembled our leadership teams for the 115th Congress, and gotten to work on important issues. "Today we'll have the opportunity to take up a bill that's particularly important for Gulf Coast states like Louisiana. "Senator Cassidy has been a leader on thi… Continue Reading


09.28.16

McConnell: Let’s Keep Working Together to Pass Critical Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on funding for Zika, veterans and continuing government operations: "Our colleagues in the House made good progress last night on a way forward to help the people of Flint in the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, which as we've said is its proper vehicle. "The Senate already voted overwhelmingly, 95-3, to pass assistance for Flint families a… Continue Reading


09.22.16

Bipartisan Cooperation Needed to Complete Senate’s Important Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on Zika/veterans funding, continuing government operations: "There have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution. So that's what I've just offered. It's the result of many, many hours of bipartisan work across the aisle. "It's a fair proposal that funds all current government operations through December 9, while also providing funding for… Continue Reading


11.04.15

With Last Week’s Fiscal Agreement, Senate Democrats Are Out of Excuses to Block Defense Funding Bill

'It's time for the appropriations process to finally be allowed to move forward. That means it's time for the men and women who put everything on the line for us to finally receive the support they need to be safe. It's time for our troops to finally get the certainty they need to plan for training and operations.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding defense appropriations: "It's hard to think of a ti… Continue Reading


11.02.15

Fiscal Agreement Directs Resources to Ensure Safety, Preparedness of American Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the two-year fiscal agreement: "I said that the Senate would take up the fiscal agreement after the House acted, and we are. "This agreement isn't perfect. I share some concerns other colleagues have raised. But here's the bottom line. This is a fully-offset agreement that rejects tax hikes, secures long-term savings through entitlement reforms, and provides increased support… Continue Reading


10.28.15

Fiscal Agreement Includes Social Security Reform, More Funding for Troops and Doesn’t Hike Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the two year fiscal agreement: "Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass another important piece of legislation for our country. "By a vote of 74 to 21, the Senate said yes to protecting the private information of every American. The significant bill we passed would do so through the sharing of threat information from cyberattacks. "It wouldn't have passed wit… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015: "As colleagues have no doubt already noted, a fiscal agreement has been filed that addresses a number of important issues. Members currently have the opportunity to review it. "I hope they'll take that opportunity. I hope they'll do so. "I will certainly have more to say on the matter later. But for now I encourage all… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Senate Set to Consider More Funding, Support for Military and Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to stop filibustering the annual appropriations bills: "The Senate will complete its work on the continuing resolution today. "We remember watching our Democratic colleagues swerve from crisis to crisis when they ran the Senate. Perhaps this is just all Democrats have known, but it's not right for them to again force America into another short-term funding situa… 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


03.26.15

Senate to Vote on Balanced Budget That Emphasizes Growth, Common Sense and the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the balanced budget that focuses on growth, common sense, and the Middle Class: "For years, the Democrat-led Senate refused to pass a balanced budget. It usually failed to produce any budget at all. "Maybe this made the special interests happy, but it was infuriating for many in the Middle Class. These Americans called for change. "And today, a Senate under new management is d… 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

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