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06.11.18

Defense Bill is Top Item on Senate To-Do List

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Later this afternoon, the Senate will move to begin considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have spent months engaged in thorough work and bipartisan collaboration. Now, the whole Senate will take up their legisla… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Getting the Federal Government Out of the American People’s Way

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Sixteen months ago, President Trump and Republican majorities arrived in Washington with clear instructions from the American people -- get the federal government out of our way. A decade of Democratic control meant that taxes were too high, regulations were too bu… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Greater Readiness, Enhanced Capabilities, More Support for Military Families

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 nominee for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, Kenneth Marcus, and the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, the Senate will consider the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to serve as the Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. His resume includes degrees fr… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Bipartisan Defense Bill Will Ensure Military Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "This morning, I was honored to meet a number of Kentucky veterans at the World War II Memorial and welcome them to Washington. My father fought in World War II. So I was particularly grateful to hear these veterans' stories and share in their special moment of remembrance. I thanked each of … Continue Reading


06.06.18

McConnell: We’ll Keep Delivering on Legislation to Make America Stronger, Safer and More Prosperous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the cancellation of the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess due to historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Yesterday, I announced that the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess will not occur this year. Members will be able to meet with our constituents during a standard one-week state work period at the beginning of the month. Then, we'll c… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Important Opioid Research Taking Place in Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic: "I spoke yesterday about the new job opportunities flooding into the U.S. economy. It's all thanks to the ingenuity of American workers and job-creators, with an assist from Republican policies. Just this year, more than one million new jobs have been created. More than three million new jobs since January 2017. The unemployme… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Defense Bill Will Direct Resources, Equip Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act: "Earlier this year, the Senate took a major step forward on behalf of our national defense. After years of harmful spending caps undermining the combat readiness of our armed services, we brokered a two-year spending agreement that included the largest year-on-year increase in defense funding in fifteen… Continue Reading


06.05.18

This Slate of Judicial Nominees Should Be Promptly Confirmed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Robert Wier to serve on the Eastern District Court of Kentucky by a vote of 90-1. This was a needless delay, but I look forward to confirming this well-qualified nominee later this morning. "Next, the Senate will turn to Fernando … Continue Reading


06.04.18

More Than One Million Jobs Created Since the Passage of Republican Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Last week brought another set of encouraging headlines about our growing economy. In the month of May, the U.S. economy generated 223,000 new jobs. Unemployment has fallen to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since April of 2000. And the proportion of American adults … Continue Reading


06.04.18

Senate to Consider Three More High-Quality Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "The Senate will begin this week by voting on three more of the president's well-qualified nominees for the federal judiciary. First on the slate is Magistrate Judge Robert Wier, selected by President Trump to serve as a district judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. "Judge… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Senate Completes Work on More Nominations, Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the work that has been done Senate in the past week: "We've already confirmed two executive branch nominees and will process two more before the end of the week. First up is Jelena McWilliams, President Trump's well-qualified pick to chair the FDIC Board of Directors. This week, we've also seen an impressive proposal to reform the way Congress handles workp… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Landmark Veterans Health Bill Will Soon Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional passage of the VA MISSION Act of 2018: "We're in the midst of quite a productive week here in the Senate. Yesterday, this body did its part in fulfilling an important promise to our nation's veterans. We passed the VA MISSION Act by a wide, bipartisan margin. Having already passed the House, this truly landmark bill will now head to the Whi… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Senate to Confirm FDIC Chairman, FHA Commissioner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee for assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and head the Federal Housing Administration, Brian Montgomery, and the nominee to chair the FDIC Board of Directors, Jelena McWilliams: "Later today, we'll vote on two more qualified nominees for important positions in the Trump Adm… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Congress Passes Bill to Bring Relief to Consumers, Community Banks, Credit Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: "Speaking of community banks, yesterday marked a big step forward for local lenders across the nation who have been crushed by the regulatory burden of Dodd-Frank. Yesterday afternoon, our colleagues in the House passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Con… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Senate Will Pass Major Veterans Health Reform Legislation, Send to White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA MISSION Act of 2018: "Today, the Senate will take action to fulfill an important promise. Our nation's all-volunteer armed forces consist of brave men and women who answer the call to serve often at personal risk. In gratitude for their selfless sacrifice, we promise them the accessible and quality care they have earned when they return home. "Veter… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Bipartisan Support for Legislation to Reform Process for Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Claims in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan bill proposed by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) that would reform the process for workplace harassment and discrimination claims in Congress: "First, on an important piece of internal business. Workplace harassment is unacceptable anywhere -- end of story. The United States Congress is no exception. Here, as everywhere, employe… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Economic Optimism Continues Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, survey data showed that more Americans say it's a good time to find a quality job than at any point in the last 17 years. Under President Obama, this number got as low as eight percent. It never broke 50 percent during his administration. But today, 67 … Continue Reading


05.22.18

Senate to Consider Important Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: "This morning, the Environment and Public Works Committee is concluding their work on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Chairman Barrasso has led an open, bipartisan process that's generated a strong proposal. "It builds on President Trump's infrastructure approach, encouraging local control over local p… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Keeping Our Promise to Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "Today, the Senate will begin considering the VA MISSION Act. It marks a major step forward for the VA system and the millions of heroes who rely on it for services. The bipartisan reform legislation before us builds on the earlier progress of the Veterans Choice Act of 2014, and reaffirms a clear message: Delays at t… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Republican Agenda: Getting Washington Out of the American People’s Way

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, we will consider the nomination of Dana Baiocco the president's choice to join the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Ms. Baiocco's resume speaks for itself. After receiving her J.D. cum laude from Duquesne University, she clerked in the Western Dist… Continue Reading

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