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10.25.17

Tax Reform Will Bring Economic Growth, Tax Relief And Jobs To Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "Senate Republicans had a productive discussion with President Trump yesterday about our shared agenda. We were particularly focused on how to bring tax relief, economic growth, and jobs to the middle class through tax reform. "It's clear that we share a lot of the same goals. It's clear that we are united in the effort to take more money out of Washington's poc… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell on Tax Reform: The American People Are Counting on Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's supplemental funding request and the need for tax reform: "Today, the Senate will pass an important measure to provide relief for communities struggling to rebuild after the natural disasters that have affected many different parts of our country. Soon, this emergency funding legislation will be on its way to the president for his signature. "With… Continue Reading


10.23.17

Supplemental Funding Request Critical To Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and the administration's supplemental funding request: "Last week, the Senate took an important step for the fiscal and economic future of our country with passage of the budget for fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive, responsible budget we passed marks out a clear vision for the future. It will put the federal government on a path … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Passing Budget Is First Step Toward Relief And Jobs For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate is taking the next critical step in passing the comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget before us. It's pretty obvious that this is a good budget -- and that's true whether you're looking at it from a fiscal perspective or an economic one. "Take the fiscal side first. It reins in government spending. It protects… Continue Reading


10.17.17

Budget Will Rein In Federal Spending And Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate, as I said yesterday, has a full schedule of work before it this fall. It's what the president, vice president, and I discussed at our working lunch down at the White House yesterday. This week, the Senate is advancing one of the most important items on our agenda with consideration of the comprehensive budget for F… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Budget, Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's fall agenda: "As I discussed with the president and vice president at our working lunch today, the Senate has a full schedule of important work ahead of us. The Senate's fall agenda includes confirming more nominees to the judiciary, administration and other important positions, and later today we will resume consideration of another nominee - Callista Gingrich,… 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


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

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