Remarks

02.01.22

McConnell: Biden Administration Must Maintain our Commitment to Democracy in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Today marks the one year since the people of Burma yet again had their future hijacked by a military coup. "Since this time last year, the Tatmadaw has tried to achieve through open repression and violence what it long sought to achieve from the shadows. They want to derail Burma's democracy. "The ruling generals now have the blood of thousands of… Continue Reading


02.01.22

Soaring Inflation Is a Direct, Predictable Result of Democrats’ Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. economy: "Working Americans and their families are being hammered by the worst inflation in 40 years. And Washington Democrats own it. "Sometimes it can be difficult to directly connect Washington policies to the downstream effects on families. Sometimes it can be tricky to identify cause and effect. "Not this time. Not in this case. The pain tha… Continue Reading


01.31.22

McConnell Floor Remarks on Justice Breyer’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Justice Breyer's announced retirement: "Last week, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he plans to retire from the Supreme Court at the conclusion of this term. "Justice Breyer deserves our country's hearty congratulations. By this summer, he will have dedicated more than four decades of service to the federal judiciary, including 28 years on our highest Cour… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Working Americans Need Better Than Democrats’ Distractions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' distractions: "Senators spent last week in our home states. We got to hear firsthand updates about the real issues facing the real families we represent. "I was especially glad to return to Western Kentucky to keep working on our recovery from the catastrophic tornadoes that hammered our state in mid-December. "Kentuckians are tough. We're resi… Continue Reading


01.20.22

McConnell Welcomes Kentuckians and All Americans Marching for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding March for Life: "Tomorrow, our nation's capital will once again host many thousands of Americans gathering peacefully to support the most basic human right - the right to life. "For 49 years, the March for Life has united people from diverse backgrounds, different faiths, and all 50 states. They celebrate the dignity of human life and confront the ways our… Continue Reading


01.20.22

McConnell Remarks on Ukraine, Russia, and the Biden Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "President Biden also campaigned on strengthening America's partnerships and renewing our global leadership. Well, how has this Administration performed? "The Administration that campaigned on restoring alliances abandoned a coalition of loyal partners with its disastrous and fatal retreat from Afghanistan. "The Biden Administration green-… Continue Reading


01.20.22

365 Days of Bad Policies and Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's first year in office: "Today marks exactly one year since President Biden became our 46th president. "This all-Democrat government has had 365 days to start delivering on their core promises. "What were some of those promises, in their own words? "'Crushing the virus.' 'Strengthen[ing] our alliances.' And above all else, 'lower[ing] the… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Nearly Every Democrat Tried to “Shatter the Soul of the Senate for Short-Term Power”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Well, I think we can all agree on one thing. It's been a long day. Almost everybody's had something to say. The reason for that is this is an important day in the history of the Senate. It could be argued this is the most important day in the history of the Senate, as an institution. "This very day that we are just wrap… Continue Reading


01.19.22

“Just the Kind of Shortsighted Power Grab this Body Was Built to Stop”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "The Democratic Party has had control of Washington for exactly 364 days. "Tomorrow will mark exactly one year since President Biden was inaugurated on the West Front and promised to 'unit[e] our people,' 'lower the temperature,' and 'brin[g] America together.' "But today, that President and his party will try to use fe… Continue Reading


01.18.22

Democrats Pause Attacking Senate’s 60-Vote Threshold Long Enough to Block Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Late last week, our Democratic colleagues briefly paused their quest to destroy the Senate's 60-vote threshold - just long enough to use the 60-vote threshold themselves to block a bill. "Republicans supported sanctioning the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will give Russia even more leverage to bully Europe. But most of ou… Continue Reading


01.13.22

U.S. Must Act With Urgency and Seriousness to Deter Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Finally, beyond our shores, there remains no shortage of forces who wish harm on America and our interests. "Senators will vote today on a measure to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2. "We can send a strong warning to Putin that he won't be allowed to use energy as a weapon. We can signal strong support for Eastern and Central European… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Biden Administration Must Refocus on Real Problems Facing American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American people's priorities: "A recent survey asked Americans for their view of the most important problems facing our country. "Of course, we know what Washington Democrats view as their top priority. President Biden and Senate Democrats have been shouting at the American people that an evil, racist anti-voting conspiracy will destroy democracy forev… Continue Reading


01.12.22

“Profoundly Unpresidential”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's speech in Georgia yesterday: "Twelve months ago, a newly-inaugurated President Biden stood on the West Front of the Capitol and said this: 'My whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, and uniting our nation.' Yesterday, the same man delivered a deliberately divisive speech that was designed to pull our country … Continue Reading


01.11.22

Democrats’ Rule-Breaking Senate Takeover Would Silence Millions of Americans and Permanently Damage the Institution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Something disturbing is happening in Washington this week. "A group of politicians are trying to set aside election results, overrule American voters, and break our institutions to get a political outcome they want. "I'm speaking, of course, about the Senate Democratic Leader and the radical left. "The Senate Democrat… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Top Democrats Want to Take Over the Senate to Take Over Elections to Take Over America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "This week, on this floor, we are poised to witness something that has never happened before in living memory: An attempt to attack the core identity of the Senate by a sitting Senate Majority Leader. "The senior Senator from New York once said nuking the filibuster would, 'turn what the Founding Fathers called the cooli… Continue Reading


01.06.22

McConnell Delivers Eulogy for Senator Johnny Isakson

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following eulogy today at the funeral service for Senator Johnny Isakson: "Diane, Kevin, John, and Julie - "You know, in the U.S. Senate, a lot comes down to attendance. "Do you have the votes? Do you have a quorum? It's about who shows up. "Well, I haven't seen this big or bipartisan a group of Senators together off the floor since September. So what happened in September you're wondering? The annual Johnny Isa… Continue Reading


01.05.22

McConnell: U.S. and NATO Allies Must Stand Strong in the Face of Russian Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Over the holidays, Russian President Vladimir Putin's insatiable and unreasonable demands only grew. "So did Russia's threat to Ukraine, Europe, NATO, and our own interests. "Putin cannot be allowed to use force or the threat of force to further erode Ukraine's territorial integrity. "The West cannot be bullied into betraying our friends… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Democrats This Desperate for a Partisan Elections Takeover Must Be Denied It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' federal election takeover: "As 2022 gets underway, working Americans and their families are facing a steady stream of significant challenges. "The fastest-growing inflation in almost 40 years; violent crime rates that continue to rise, with many of our largest cities setting new all-time records for murders; a southern border that remains in cri… Continue Reading


01.04.22

McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding passing of Senator Harry Reid: "A week ago, the Senate lost a distinguished former colleague, and the state of Nevada lost an unparalleled advocate. "Senator Harry Reid's path to this chamber was a quintessentially American story. His incredible path from childhood poverty to the boxing ring to leading the U.S. Senate took toughness and tenacity. And in t… Continue Reading


01.04.22

American Families Need Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Stay Shelved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Fortunately for the country, before Christmas, one of those far-left distractions was dealt a setback. "The Democrats' wasteful spending last spring helped ignite the worst inflation in 40 years. But our colleagues spent the rest of 2021 trying to assemble another, even bigger, even more reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading

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