Remarks

09.05.17

McConnell Lays Out Senate’s September Agenda

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: "I want to begin by extending the Senate's heartfelt sympathies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We've seen the devastation across Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We know the recovery will not be easy nor will it be quick. We also understand the federal government's important role in assisting impacted communities. "Last week,… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Senate Continues Work To Help Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding our nation's veterans and the remaining items on the Senate agenda: "Earlier this week, I set out a number of items for the Senate to get done this work period - both in terms of nominees and in terms of legislation. "First, on nominees. We had to confirm an FBI Director. We have. We needed to make progress on a number of other nominations that have been held up … Continue Reading


08.02.17

Work Continues On Nominations, FDA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the nominee confirmation process and FDA user fees legislation: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has more work ahead this legislative period, including passing the FDA user fees legislation and confirming a number of nominees. We've made important progress already and, just last night, we passed the critical Veterans Choice legislation. That bill, which is now on … Continue Reading


08.02.17

The American People Deserve A Tax System That Works For Them Instead Of Against Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for tax reform: "During the eight years of the Obama Administration, our economy failed to live up to its full potential. Meager growth rates. Wages that failed to keep pace. A decline in opportunities. Middle-class families were hurting, and they needed policies that would allow the economy to grow again - unfortunately, the last administration often gav… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Veterans, FDA, Nominations On Tap For Remainder Of Work Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has a number of nominations to consider in the coming days. Yesterday, we voted to advance a well-qualified judicial nominee to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Soon, we will consider one of the president's nominations for the National Labor Relations Board. "And we obviously need to c… Continue Reading


07.31.17

Newsom ‘Will Be An Excellent Addition’ To The Eleventh Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee to serve as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin Newsom of Alabama: "This week, the Senate will continue considering a number of nominations, beginning with Kevin Newsom of Alabama to serve as judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Newsom has earned bipartisan support, having been voted out of the Judiciary Committee 18-2. As … Continue Reading


07.28.17

McConnell Statement On Obamacare Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. We thought they deserved better. It's why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed l… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Health Care Freedom Act: "The legislation I just laid down is called the Health Care Freedom Act, and it restores freedom to Americans that Obamacare took away. It does so in a number of ways. "First, the Health Care Freedom Act repeals the core pillars of Obamacare. It eliminates the so-called individual mandate that forces many Americans to buy Obamacare in… Continue Reading


07.27.17

McConnell: We’ve Made Important Progress Already, We Can Build On It Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Americans have been hurting under Obamacare. Senators took a big step toward moving beyond its failures with the motion to proceed vote earlier this week. It allowed the Senate to proceed with this important debate. It allowed the Senate to work through an open amendment process. "Senators have consid… Continue Reading


07.26.17

‘Moving Beyond The Failures Of Obamacare Is The Right Thing To Do’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "The Senate took a critical step yesterday afternoon to finally leave the failed experiment of Obamacare in the past. It marks an important moment for our country. It signals a positive development for the countless Americans who continue to suffer under Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and diminished opt… Continue Reading


07.25.17

‘We Can’t Let This Moment Slip By’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said costs would go down. Costs skyrocketed. They said choice would go up. Choice plummeted. Now, Obamacare's years-long lurch toward total collapse is nearing a seemingly inevitable conclusion - and it will hurt even more Americans on t… Continue Reading


07.25.17

An Important First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "I'd like to start this morning with a few words about our friend and colleague from Arizona, Senator McCain, who we'll welcome back today. As I noted last week, Senator McCain is a fighter. That's evidenced by his remarkable life of public service, just as it's again evidenced by his quick return to the Senate thi… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Senate To Proceed To Obamacare Repeal Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced Obamacare on the American people. It was supposed to lower health costs. They skyrocketed. It was supposed to provide more health options. They plummeted. At Obamacare's launch, millions lost the health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. In the years since, Americ… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Americans Are Hurting Under Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "I want to thank the president for having our conference over to the White House yesterday. The president and his administration understand that the American people are hurting under Obamacare. They've been long engaged in the effort to bring relief. Nobody could have been more involved in this effort than the pres… Continue Reading


07.20.17

John McCain Is An American Hero

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding U.S. Senator John McCain: "Senator McCain is an American hero. He's a hero to our Conference. He's a hero to our country. Here in the Senate, he is a friend to almost all of us. Our collective prayers are with him now. We're thinking of Cindy and the rest of his family as well, along with his staff and the people of Arizona. "Senator McCain, as we all know, has n… Continue Reading


07.19.17

John Bush: A Man Of Integrity And Considerable Ability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding John Bush, of Kentucky, the president's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Today the Senate will vote to move forward on the nomination of John Bush, of Kentucky, to serve as a judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. As I said when I introduced Mr. Bush to the Judiciary Committee, I am pleased to join the bipartisan chorus of voices supporting … Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senators To Discuss Obamacare Repeal At White House—With A President Who Will Sign It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "Obamacare was imposed on our country seven years ago. It has been hurting the people we represent ever since. Families were supposed to spend less on health costs. They paid more. Families were supposed to have more health choices. They ended up with fewer, sometimes none at all. Worse still, for many years we had… Continue Reading


07.18.17

Senate To Vote On Repeal Of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "One of the Senate's very first acts this Congress was to pass the legislative tools necessary to repeal Obamacare. We did so because the American people, who had suffered for years under the failures of Obamacare, were calling out for relief. Everyone knows about Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and its plummeting c… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Senate Continues Work To Move Beyond Obamacare’s Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act: "Obamacare has been hurting the people we represent for many years now. That's why the Senate has been working hard to move beyond its failures. Costs were supposed to go down under Obamacare. But they skyrocketed. Premiums have already increased on average by more than 100% on the federal exchange. Next year, they could rise by… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Senate Will Vote To End Democrat Filibuster Of Key National Security Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President's nominees, including Patrick Shanahan to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense: "As we all know, the nomination before the Senate today is of particular concern to Senator McCain. Just a few days ago, he, as the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee - came to the floor to underline the importance … Continue Reading

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