Remarks

12.18.17

Senate To Pass Historic Tax Reform This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "The Senate has a number of important tasks to complete this week for the American people. On Friday, we took another significant step toward delivering major tax relief for middle-class families and small businesses when the House and Senate conference committee released the final text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We are closer than ev… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Congress Moving Closer To Delivering Much-Needed Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate: "Yesterday, Congress moved closer to delivering much-needed tax relief to American families and small businesses as members of the House and the Senate held a public meeting of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee. The conferees discussed the best way to provide tax reform to families and small businesses across our… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Funding Critical To Rebuilding Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Our nation faces myriad threats from around the globe, and it is the Senate's responsibility to provide the service chiefs with the resources to train and equip our warfighters-and provide them with the resources they need to keep us safe. The diverse challenges posed by Iran, China, R… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senate Continues Historic Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, James Ho: "Today, the Senate will continue another historic week confirming more of President Trump's impressive judicial nominees to the federal bench. Steven Grasz - confirmed. Don Willett - confirmed. And soon, we will add James Ho to that list by confirming him to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Tax Reform Progress Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate: "Later today, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee will host an open meeting to discuss its progress in resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The conferees have been working diligently to produce a report that both chambers can vote on soon. Once they complete their work, Congr… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Defense Funding Must Be A Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Over the last eight years, our foreign policy was guided by a Commander in Chief who wished to draw down conventional military power from across the globe. Iran, China and Russia have sought to fill this vacuum and exploit the perception that America was withdrawing. "This Republican … Continue Reading


12.13.17

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to repeal it: "One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even mem… Continue Reading


12.13.17

James Ho Will Excel on the Fifth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, James Ho: "This week, the Senate is continuing to consider President Trump's outstanding judicial nominees. Yesterday, we confirmed a talented individual to be a circuit court judge. And soon, we'll confirm another. "Next, we will advance the nomination of James Ho to be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue Reading


12.12.17

Justice Don Willett Will Be A Strong Addition To The Fifth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Mr. Leonard Steven Grasz to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Grasz has sterling credentials and strong support from the Nebraska legal community. I proudly voted to advance his nomination, and the S… Continue Reading


12.11.17

Senate To Consider Three More Well-Credentialed Circuit Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the three circuit court nominees the Senate is set to consider this week: "This week, the Senate will consider three more outstanding individuals nominated by President Trump to serve on our nation's federal circuit courts. For eight years, we had a president who selected judicial nominees based on a so-called 'empathy standard.' It was an ideological litmus test designed to… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Senate Will Pass Short-Term Funding Bill Before End Of Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "The Senate must act before the end of the week to pass a clean short-term funding bill to maintain the critical operations of the federal government. Our colleagues in the House will send us the non-controversial provision soon, and then we will have the opportunity to consider it. I urge my colleagues to join me in voting to pass it. "Thi… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Tax Reform Conference Committee Next Step To Bringing Families Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a conference with the House on tax reform: "Yesterday, the Senate formally voted to join our colleagues from the House to consider our tax reform bills in a conference committee. It's another important step toward delivering much-needed relief to the men, women, and families we represent. Now, the committee members will reconcile the differences between the bills. And when t… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Joseph Balash to Play Critical Role in Coal Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, Joseph Balash: "In addition to our important work on tax reform and to fund the government, this week the Senate is also continuing our efforts to confirm President Trump's nominees to his administration. "Soon, the Senate will consider the nomination of Joseph Balash to serve … Continue Reading


12.06.17

Continuing Resolution Will Allow Congress To Finalize Long-Term Funding Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "With the cooperation of our colleagues, Congress will pass a short-term continuing resolution before the end of the week. Once the House passes the continuing resolution, the Senate will have the chance to consider it as well. "By sending this short-term funding provision to the president for his signature, we will ensure that the governmen… Continue Reading


12.06.17

One Step Closer To Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a conference with the House on tax reform: "Last week, Senators answered the calls of our constituents by voting to overhaul our complex and outdated federal tax code. We seized the opportunity to spur economic growth, to help create jobs right here at home, and to take more money out of Washington's pocket and put more money into the pockets of hardworking American familie… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Senate Will Vote To Send Tax Reform Legislation To Conference This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "Last night, our colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to send the tax reform legislation to a conference committee. There, members from both chambers will work to resolve the differences in our bills and eventually enable us to send a final product to President Trump for his signature. "The House's action last night is more progress in our years-long… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Congress And Administration Working To Finalize Government Funding Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "As we all know, we must pass legislation to fund the government before the end of the week. By approving a short-term bill, we can continue the crucial functions of the federal government while we work with our colleagues in the House and the Trump Administration to finalize a long-term plan. The temporary funding measure will come before th… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Senate To Confirm Nielsen For Secretary Of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Now, it's time for us to vote to confirm her so she can get to work for the American people. "By confirming Ms. Nielsen's nomination to lead the DHS, this Senate will take a serious… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Congress To Pass Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "This week, Congress will consider short-term funding legislation to provide resources to address many important issues facing our country. The House recently released its legislative text to fund the government through December 22, and I look forward to our colleagues' consideration of the measure. This bill - one without any controversial po… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Kirstjen Nielsen Has The Talent And Experience To Succeed At DHS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Today, the Senate will continue to fulfill its important responsibility to confirm critical nominees to President Trump's administration. We'll do that by voting to advance the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, the president's choice to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security. "As my colleagues… Continue Reading

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