Remarks

09.28.17

Senate To Confirm Pai, Erickson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai and the nominee for the Eight Circuit Court, Judge Ralph Erickson: "The Senate is considering two qualified nominees today. One is the sitting Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai. Chairman Pai has led a very fascinating life, one punctuated by hard work and success. It had its beginnings in Buffalo. It tra… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Passage of FAA Bill Critical to Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation: "The people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been hit hard by powerful hurricanes. As I said earlier this week, the Senate will continue to work with FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the rest of the administration to help in the recovery, just as we have in Texas, Florida, and across the sou… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, Bigger Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Later today, I look forward to joining members of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways & Means Committee, and other congressional leaders in unveiling a unified framework for fixing our nation's broken tax code. It's an idea that can bring much-needed relief to middle-class families and small businesses and help keep more jobs in America… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Congress Stands Ready To Provide Hurricane Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recent hurricane devastation caused in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "We've all seen the very serious problems facing the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the recent hurricanes. The damage has been terrible. The latest hurricane was especially devastating. "We want the people of Puerto Rico and the islands to know that we are … Continue Reading


09.26.17

McConnell On Obamacare: The American People Deserve A Better Way Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "Last night on television, we saw a stark contrast between two different visions of health care in our country. One is an idea that's gaining increasing currency with our friends across the aisle. Some call it 'Single Payer.' Others try to dress it up with poll-tested PR labels. "But no matter what you cal… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Senate Set to Confirm NLRB Nominee

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 National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel: "For more than 80 years, the NLRB has been responsible for the impartial resolution of labor disputes and for ensuring stable labor relations. Under the board majority appointed by the Obama Administration, however, the NLRB moved from fair administrator of the law to partisan activist - one tha… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Obamacare’s Legacy: Skyrocketing Prices, Disappearing Choices, Failing Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "By now, we all know the pain that Obamacare continues to inflict on our families, our communities, and our country. Skyrocketing prices. Disappearing choices. Failing markets. That's the legacy of Obamacare. It has hurt so many already. Without reforms, it will hurt even more Americans as it continues a ye… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Graham-Cassidy: Better Health-Care Ideas By Taking Decision-Making Out Of Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "The men and women we represent have suffered a lot under Obamacare. Skyrocketing costs. Plummeting choices. Collapsing markets. Many of us thought our constituents deserved better. That's why we did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law so we could replace it with something better. The forces … Continue Reading


09.19.17

Our Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity To Fundamentally Rethink Our Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "This morning, the Senate Finance Committee is hosting another in a series of hearings on comprehensive tax reform. The president, his team, and many of us here in Congress are in agreement that passing tax reform is the single most important action we can take today to energize the economy and help middle class families get ahead. Our tax code is ov… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Noel Francisco: A Great Choice For This Tough Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Solicitor General, Noel Francisco: "Later today, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Noel Francisco to become our nation's next Solicitor General. The Office of the Solicitor General is responsible for representing the United States in litigation before the Supreme Court. It's a very important office, and Mr. Francisco is well qualified to l… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Senate To Pass National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following remarks today regarding Senate completion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Our nation faces many national security threats across the globe. The threats and challenges posed by Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, ISIL, al-Qaeda, and its affiliates represent a diverse range of conventional and asymmetric capabilities that threaten our national security and that of our allies. "We also know th… Continue Reading


09.14.17

McConnell Speaks With Aung San Suu Kyi About Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis that is currently taking place along the Burma-Bangladesh border: "In recent weeks, the plight of the Rohingya has received great international attention. Even in the best of times, this beleaguered ethnic minority has eked out a marginal existence in Burma's Rakhine state. The Rohingya are stateless and have faced discrimination and isolation. Media … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Tax Reform Will Deliver Relief And Economic Hope To The Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for comprehensive tax reform: "Comprehensive tax reform represents the single most important action we can take now to grow the economy and help middle-class families get ahead. It's the president's high priority. It's a priority we share in Congress. The work of the tax-writing committees on tax reform goes back years, and it continues today. This morning, the Se… Continue Reading


09.14.17

NDAA Will Authorize Resources, Capabilities And Benefits For Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today Senators will keep working to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, the legislation that authorizes the resources, capabilities, pay, and benefits that our servicemembers rely on to be successful. "The operational missions and tasks ahead for our men and women in uniform are as profuse as they are challenging. T… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Senator Pete Domenici

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former colleague, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM): "It is with deep regret that I announce to the Senate the passing of our friend and colleague, Senator Pete Domenici. He had a long and notable career, one that took him from pitching on the baseball diamond to teaching mathematics at an Albuquerque junior high school, from city politics to the U.S. Senate. In fa… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Defense Bill Will Help Rebuild Our Military And Restore Combat Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation that comes before the Senate each year. It is, after all, the measure that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. It is always worth remember… Continue Reading


09.12.17

Senate Works Toward Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "This week, we'll work toward passing one of the most important bills we consider each year: the National Defense Authorization Act. This is the legislation that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. This bill is always important, … Continue Reading


09.11.17

McConnell on September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, Hurricane Irma and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, we opened the Senate with a moment of silence. We remember all those lost 16 years ago, on September 11th, 2001 - a day that changed our nation in profound ways. It wrenched our hearts with grief. It opened our eyes to cruel threats from afa… Continue Reading


09.07.17

McConnell: Let’s Work Together to Provide Needed Hurricane Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to address national critical needs: "At the outset of this week, I outlined three issues we needed to address immediately: provide resources for Hurricane Harvey recovery and Hurricane Irma preparedness, ensure that the government remains funded, and ensure that a default is prevented - so that the emergency resources I mentioned can actually get to Americans who… Continue Reading


09.06.17

McConnell: The Need for Certainty Now is Incredibly Important

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: "As I said yesterday, Congress has a number of pressing issues to address in the coming days. "There are three critically important things before us that need be done very quickly: pass disaster relief legislation to allow us to rebuild from Harvey and prepare for future disasters like Irma, prevent a default so that those emergency resou… Continue Reading

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