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11.03.21

Hours After Losing at the Polls, Democrats Again Try a Washington Takeover of Voting Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "Practically every single week, Senate Democrats make another attempt at grabbing new power over American elections. "Remember, a giant partisan power grab over voting procedures in every county and state was Democrats' ceremonial first priority of this whole Congress. They revealed their mission from the very start. That first proposal would … Continue Reading


11.03.21

The Voters Have Spoken: Democrats Should Drop Their Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

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: "Last night was a difficult evening for Democrats. "The Democratic Party has wildly misread their mandate and let the radical left run the country. "Local Democrats let teachers' unions keep schools shut months longer than necessary and told parents they didn't get a say in what their kids are learning. "Washin… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Senate Democrats Neglecting Critical Defense Legislation as Growing Threats Challenge America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act represents the Senate's most consequential opportunity to help steer the course of defense and security policy. "It's our chance to lay out our priorities for keeping America safe. For the past 60 years, without exception, Senate majorities have done the job and passed this crucial bill … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Washington Democrats Want a Blank Check to Take Over American Childcare

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: "Since the earliest days of COVID-19, Washington Democrats have admitted they want to use the pandemic as a pretext to permanently transform our country. They hope to use the temporary crisis as a Trojan horse for permanent radical changes. "One of their massive, ideological goals is a huge series of disruptive c… Continue Reading


11.01.21

Biden Administration Reportedly Planning to Pay Out Millions to Illegal Immigrants

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: "The American people are hurting. Inflation just hit another 30-year record high. Families are paying skyrocketing prices for everyday needs. The murder rate across our country just recorded its biggest jump ever. "But here's what the Biden Administration is focused on: Handing out six-figure and seven-figure pay… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murders Spiking, Border in Crisis, But Biden DOJ Targets Parents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rule of law: "Yesterday brought reports that carjackings in my hometown of Louisville were up 150% since 2019. And the city's 2021 murder total is rapidly closing in on the all-time record we just set last year. "These aren't just local problems. They're national trends. 2020 saw the U.S. homicide rate jump more than at any point in over a century. The… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Designed to Reduce Employment and Undermine Work

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: "In recent years, Washington Democrats have shown an alarming willingness to invent crises to justify radical ideas. "They've tried to vilify our independent judiciary and exhume the concept of court-packing from the ash heap of history. "They've tried to sell a 50-state federal takeover of election laws by fear… Continue Reading


10.27.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Needs to Get Serious About Our National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "Energy policy isn't the only place where the Biden Administration's decisions are hurting Americans. "The President's retreat from Afghanistan continues to have dangerous and disastrous consequences. "Yesterday, one Pentagon official gave Senators a new estimate of how many Americans the Administration had left behind. The count Secret… Continue Reading


10.27.21

Democrats’ Energy Agenda Puts Foreign Leaders’ Applause Ahead of American Families

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: "In a few days, President Biden is set to gas up Air Force One and jet to Scotland for a global conference about the climate. "According to press coverage, the President's agenda is clear: "'Biden Wants to Show World He's Serious About Cutting Emissions.' 'Joe Biden Gets Real On Climate Change.' "We're talking … Continue Reading


10.26.21

Democrats’ Reckless Spending Spree Would Funnel Billions to Left-Wing Special Interests

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: "On the whole, the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through will hurt families and help China. "But when you take a close look, there are some special groups of people here at home who would make out like bandits. There are specific special interests that Democrats take great pains to… Continue Reading


10.26.21

President Biden’s Border Crisis: Record-High Crossings and Decade-Low Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "One point seven million people. "That is the record-shattering number of illegal immigrants detained along our southern border in just the last 12 months. In one year, 1.7 million people tried to take advantage of the Biden Administration's intentionally unsecure border and come here illegally. The most ever recorded. "There are 11 entir… Continue Reading


10.25.21

Desperate Democrats Now Planning Tax Hikes on Money Americans Haven’t Even Made Yet

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: "The biggest tax hikes in 50 years. The biggest peacetime tax hikes ever recorded in American history. "That is what Washington Democrats are cooking up. "Our Democratic colleagues and President Biden are behind closed doors, dreaming up creative new ways to grab historic amounts of the American people's money. … Continue Reading


10.21.21

Biden Administration Condemns Court-Packing Abroad While Entertaining It Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Earlier this week, during a trip to South America, Secretary of State Blinken said that, 'undermining the independence of the courts,' and 'packing courts' were among 'the ways that democracies can come undone.' "His warning was apparently directed to neighbors in our hemisphere. But ironically, his own fellow Democrats here in Washington D… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Democrats’ Steps Toward Socialized Medicine Would Cost Some Americans their Coverage, Others their Lives

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: "There's little confusion about the devastating economic impacts Democrats would bring about by ramming through their reckless taxing and spending spree: more taxes, more debt, and more painful inflation. "But this isn't some collection of well-intentioned policies whose price tag has just gotten dangerously out … Continue Reading


10.21.21

Syria Drone Attack Shows Biden Administration Must Stand Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the drone strike in Syria yesterday: "Yesterday also brought a sobering reminder of the dangers a new generation of American servicemembers continue to encounter as they follow in the footsteps of these heroes. "U.S. personnel operating in Syria became the latest targets of a drone attack perpetrated by terrorists. Whether the perpetrators turn out to be I… Continue Reading


10.21.21

McConnell Celebrates Honor Flight and Kentucky Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Honor Flight Bluegrass: "Yesterday, it was my privilege to welcome a distinguished group of Kentucky veterans from all across the Commonwealth to our nation's capital. "Representing every branch of the military, more than sixty Kentuckians who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials buil… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Democrats’ Latest Effort to Take Over Elections Will Fail in Senate, Like the Others

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election law: "Later today, the Democratic Leader will have the Senate vote on the latest iteration of his party's election takeover scheme. "Frankly, I've lost count of how many times our Democratic colleagues have tried to truss up the same takeover with new trappings. "For multiple years running, Washington Democrats have offered a rotating merry-go-ro… Continue Reading


10.20.21

All-Democrat Government Neglecting Most Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' governance: "Our country would be much better off if our Democratic colleagues shelved their radical wish-list and focused on their fundamental responsibilities as a one-party government. But while they continue to spin their wheels negotiating this reckless taxing and spending spree, their most basic jobs are going neglected. "This week, alread… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Democrats Preparing Anti-Energy Policies as Americans’ Heating Bills Are Set to Soar

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: "The federal government's own analysts of the energy sector are predicting that this winter, American families could face home heating bills that are 54% higher than last year. "On average, the price for households running on natural gas is expected to jump 30%. For homes that use propane, a different assessment says the forecast l… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Democrats Planning Historic Tax Hikes That Would Hit the Middle Class

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: "Every day, American families are feeling real pain because of the reckless and inflationary policies that Democrats have already rammed through. "The American people are facing the highest inflation in more than ten years. They're paying an extra dollar a gallon at the pump and soaring prices at the grocery stor… Continue Reading

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