Remarks

01.29.18

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and Senate consideration of the nomination of David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: "These negotiations aren't the only important business before us this week. We will also consider another of President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees - David Stras of Minnesota, to serve o… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Serious and Constructive Talks Continue on Border Security, Immigration, Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing discussions on border security, immigration and defense funding: "A great deal of work remains before the Senate in the coming days. Bipartisan discussions continue on a variety of important issues - including immigration and border security, disaster relief, healthcare, and funding for our armed forces. With our February 8th deadline fast approaching… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bonuses, Pay Increases

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 State of the Union address tomorrow night and the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "As the president delivers his first State of the Union address tomorrow, I'm especially looking forward to his remarks on tax reform and the state of our economy. Already, hundreds of businesses have announced significant… Continue Reading


01.25.18

McConnell on Sam Brownback

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 Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback: "We also made important headway in another vital area-the personnel business. We confirmed three of President Trump's highly-qualified nominees for important posts. We have a new Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Mr. Powell. We have a new Secretary of Health and… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Small Businesses Across America Seeing Benefits From 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 across the country thanks to tax relief: "On Tuesday, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. He'll have good news to deliver on a variety of fronts. I'm particularly looking forward to his remarks on our economy. Consumer confidence is up. Unemployment is down. Markets are breaking records. Fr… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Congress Continues Work on Immigration, Military Funding, Health Care, Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional priorities: "Of course, a great deal of work lies ahead of us. In the near future, we need to make bipartisan progress on areas such as immigration and border security, disaster relief, health care, and securing adequate funding for our armed forces. It is my strong preference that Senators reach bipartisan agreements on these issues in advanc… Continue Reading


01.24.18

McConnell Sets Up Vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The Senate will have a cloture vote on proceeding to the bill next week: "Last week, Americans from all across the country-including many from Kentucky-came here to Washington to speak up for unborn children whom our legal system has denied the right to life. Now, Congress has an opportunity to take a step forward… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Tax Reform Continues to Bring Good News For American Workers, Economy

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 across the country thanks to tax relief: "The rising tide of economic optimism I have been highlighting on the floor is not showing any signs of subsiding. Yesterday alone, three of the nation's largest companies announced major new investments in the U.S. economy and workforce. Each said their decisions were made possi… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Alex Azar: Extensive Qualifications And An Excellent Reputation

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 Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar: "Yesterday, the Senate took another important step in confirming President Trump's qualified nominees. In strong bipartisan fashion, we confirmed Jerome Powell to serve as Chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 84-13. Mr. Powell was a fine choice to lead the Federal Res… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Senate To Consider Three More Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of three more of the president's nominees: "We have a long list of legislative priorities to tackle in the coming weeks. But legislation is not the only bipartisan business that the Senate needs to handle. Yesterday afternoon, I filed cloture on three nominees to fill important positions in the administration: Alex Azar, to serve as Secre… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Tax Relief Continues

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 across the country thanks to tax relief: "While the press was focused on the unfortunate lapse in government funding, the good news about last month's historic tax reform law continues to pile up. The number of Americans preparing to receive pay raises, special bonuses, and other benefits thanks to the historic tax cuts… Continue Reading


01.23.18

‘Common Sense and Bipartisanship Won’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the end of the government shutdown and restarting negotiations on critical issues: "Now, on another matter we might call today 'the first day of the rest of the 115th Congress.' Yesterday, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Senators voted to end a filibuster of government funding and conclude a short-lived shutdown of the federal government. This regretta… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill To End Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to fund the government and authorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP)" "After three days of an unnecessary lapse in funding, a bipartisan majority has brought the Democratic Leader's extraordinary filibuster to an end and passed a bipartisan bill to reopen the federal government. As I've said repeatedl… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bonuses, Pay Increases

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 State of the Union address tomorrow night and the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "As the president delivers his first State of the Union address tomorrow, I'm especially looking forward to his remarks on tax reform and the state of our economy. Already, hundreds of businesses have announced significant… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Let's Get Back To Work For The American People

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 end the government shutdown and get back to work: "In two hours, every Senator can vote to end this government shutdown. At twelve o'clock, we will vote to end the Democratic Leader's filibuster and advance instead a bipartisan bill that would put this mess behind us. The bill before us does three things that every Democrat and Republican should … Continue Reading


01.21.18

McConnell: Let’s Resolve the Impasse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "I wanted to give my colleagues an update on where we are. I want to start by particularly thanking Senator Graham, Senator Flake, Senator Collins, and many others who have been working across the aisle to help resolve the impasse we find ourselves in. "When the Democrat filibuster of the government funding bill ends, the serious, bipartisan negotiations that have be… Continue Reading


01.21.18

Senate Democrats’ Shutdown Can End Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the government: "Today is day two of the Senate Democrats' government shutdown. Day two since the Democratic Leader made the political calculation to do something that, according to a recent survey, even most Democrats don't support: he shut down the government to appease a portion of his party's left-wing base. It make… Continue Reading


01.20.18

McConnell: Shutdowns Have Consequences

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the government: "The United States is one day into a government shutdown that Senate Democrats have forced upon our country. Let's take a look at where we are. Last night, a bipartisan majority of Senators - Republicans and Democrats - voted to avoid this. A bipartisan majority voted to advance a noncontroversial bill t… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Day One of Senate Democrats’ Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the government: "Well here we are. Day one of the Senate Democrats' government shutdown. We did everything we could to stop them. We put forward a noncontroversial bill that contains nothing they even claim to object to. It would continue funding the federal government and secure the future of the State Children's Healt… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Senate Democrats Vote To Shut Down The Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government: "What we just witnessed on the floor was a cynical decision by Senate Democrats to shove aside millions of Americans for the sake of irresponsible political games. A government shutdown was one hundred percent avoidable. Completely avoidable. Now it is imminent. All because Senate Democrats chose to filibuster a nonco… Continue Reading

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