Remarks

11.09.17

‘With This Tax Reform Plan, The American People Will Know That Relief Is On The Way’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding congressional tax reform efforts: "Today, Chairman Hatch will lay out his legislative proposal for tax reform. It's the product of a lot of hard work, dozens of hearings and member input, and I look forward to its release later today. The release of this plan is another critical step toward providing relief to the middle class. Once it's unveiled, the proposal will go throug… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Congressional Dedication of a Commemorative Chair Honoring American Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate dedicated a commemorative chair in the U.S. Capitol honoring American Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "Today, we come together to pay tribute to the brave American servicemembers who never came back. Some were last seen as prisoners of war. Some remain missing in action. Th… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Democrats Should Join Us On Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding congressional tax reform efforts: "Members of the Senate are continuing to work hard to deliver much-needed tax reform for families and small businesses. Yesterday, Senators, members of the administration, and tax reform advocates met here in the Capitol to discuss a mutual vision for relief. They shared the goals of simplicity, fairness and economic growth. "These are the … Continue Reading


11.08.17

Senate Continues To Confirm The President’s Well-Qualified, Talented Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "This Republican Senate is continuing its important work on behalf of the American people. We're moving forward on legislative priorities that will benefit hardworking families throughout the country. We're also continuing to confirm President Trump's nominees throughout the federal government. Last week, we continued our… Continue Reading


11.07.17

President’s Nominees Are Ready To Get To Work, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "As we all know, the Senate has been quite busy. Legislatively, we've been hard at work on everything from budgets to disaster relief to consumer protections to tax reform. On the nominations front, we've taken strong action to strengthen the judiciary, including confirming a slate of fantastic nominees in … Continue Reading


11.07.17

Our Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity to Overhaul Our Complex Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Our complex tax code is in desperate need of reform, and we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul it. We all want an economy that reaches for its full potential again. We all want to support small businesses and the middle class. Tax reform represents the single most important action we can take today to advance goals like these.… Continue Reading


11.06.17

‘It’s Time To Deliver Real Tax Relief For Hardworking Families’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Today, our colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee began marking up the tax reform legislation they unveiled last week. Under Chairman Brady's leadership, the committee is continuing its work to get our economy reaching again for its true potential. This is yet more momentum for our country's once-in-a-generation opportunity to update the t… Continue Reading


11.06.17

McConnell on Nominees: We’re Not Finished Yet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Last Monday, I said that the Senate would confirm four excellent judicial nominees by the end of the week. That's just what we did. Amy Barrett - confirmed. Joan Larsen - confirmed. Allison Eid - confirmed. Stephanos Bibas - confirmed. "After eight years of a president who selected judges based upon an id… Continue Reading


11.06.17

McConnell on the Sutherland Springs Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX: "For most Americans, a church is a place of worship and love - a place where the faithful go to feel mercy and compassion - which is why what happened in Texas yesterday is so difficult for many to comprehend. Why would an individual do this? Families lost so much. Our hearts go out to them in this time of untold grief. … Continue Reading


11.02.17

Tax Reform Will Help Middle Class, Working Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "The Obama years were not easy for America's middle class. For many, steady work became harder to find, paychecks stagnated, opportunities faded. America's middle class deserves better after a decade of drift, and we're working hard to deliver for them. Tax reform is the single most important thing we can do today to get the economy reaching for its … Continue Reading


11.02.17

Eid, Bibas Will Make Outstanding Additions To The Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two more of President Trump's well-qualified Circuit Court nominees, Justice Allison Eid and Professor Stephanos Bibas: "The Senate continues to press forward confirming President Trump's outstanding nominations to the federal courts. Already this week, we have confirmed two smart, strong, and talented women to serve on our nation's circuit courts. Today, we will consider t… Continue Reading


11.01.17

Justice Joan Larsen: A Strong Addition To The Sixth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen: "Yesterday, when the Senate confirmed the nomination of Professor Amy Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, we took another important step to ensure that the federal judiciary fulfills its role in our constitutional system. Now, we have the opportunity to co… Continue Reading


11.01.17

Congress Continues To Stand Up For Consumers When CFPB Will Not

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional Review Act resolution to hold the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) accountable that the president will sign today: "After eight years of sluggish growth and missed opportunities for the middle class under the Obama Administration, the American people elected a new president and a Congress dedicated to getting our country moving again after so man… Continue Reading


11.01.17

'Our Fellow Americans In New York’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in Manhattan: "Yesterday's attack in Manhattan was sickening, twisted, and heartbreaking. The suspect appears to have been inspired by ISIL. We know that in the days ahead our intelligence community will make every effort to learn more about him, and whether he had any connection to this terror group and its hateful ideology. "But… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Professor Amy Barrett Will Be An Asset To Our Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Amy Barrett: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Professor Amy Barrett, President Trump's impressive nominee to be a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the first of four strong nominees to our nation's circuit courts that the Senate will confirm this week. Professor B… Continue Reading


10.31.17

McConnell Requests GAO Report Targeting Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's opioid crisis and a report he requested from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) about federal response to opioid use disorders: "The opioid crisis is hurting communities across our country. Its challenges are complex. Its causes are many. As I said last week, no single bill or program is going to solve the crisis on its own. Only a sustained, commit… Continue Reading


10.30.17

Senate To Confirm Four Circuit Court Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the four well-qualified circuit court nominations on the Senate floor this week: "For the past eight years, we had a president who selected nominees for our nation's judiciary based upon what became known as the 'empathy standard' - an ideological litmus test designed to find judicial nominees who would favor certain groups or individuals over others. That's a great standard… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Senate To Consider Four Circuit Court Nominees Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor after filing cloture on four more well-qualified circuit court nominees: "In my opening remarks today, I commended President Trump once again for the many outstanding judicial nominations he has made - and I reiterated the Senate's determination once more to continue confirming them, regardless of the often-mindless partisan obstruction we've being seeing across the aisle. This poin… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Devastation From Opioid Abuse Is A Painful Reality For Families Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's opioid crisis: "For families in Kentucky and across the nation, the devastation of opioid abuse can be a constant and painful reality. Communities are forced to endure grief, worry and loss. A recent report showed that my home state suffered more than 1,400 fatalities as a result of drug overdoses last year alone. "Despite the troubling statistics, however, the… Continue Reading


10.26.17

‘We Will Confirm These Nominees. You Can Count On It.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president's judicial nominees: "This Senate is continuing to move forward on the outstanding judicial nominations made by President Trump. Many of the well-qualified men and women the president has nominated enjoy substantial bipartisan support. "Unfortunately, Senate Democrats have decided to continue wasting the Senate's time with pointless obs… Continue Reading

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