Remarks

10.24.17

McConnell Statement Following Conference Lunch With President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks regarding President Trump's attendance at today's Senate Republican Policy Committee lunch: "As you know, we had the president at lunch today and he went over all of the items that the administration has been working on. Much of which-- I agree with him-- the administration hasn't gotten nearly enough credit for. But I would highlight several things that I think will be front and center going down the … Continue Reading


10.24.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Jeff Flake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jeff Flake's announcement that he will retire at the end of this Senate term: "I'm grateful that the Senator from Arizona will be here for another year and a half. We have big things to try to accomplish for the American people. From my perspective, the Senator from Arizona has been a great team player - always trying to get a constructive outcome no matter what … Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Working Hard To Confirm More Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the judicial nominations of Scott Palk for the Western District of Oklahoma and Trevor McFadden for the District of Columbia: "Now, on one final matter, in addition to our important legislative priorities, the Senate is also working hard to confirm the president's excellent judicial nominees. Last night I filed cloture on two nominees for U.S. District Courts. "Scott Palk h… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell on Tax Reform: The American People Are Counting on Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's supplemental funding request and the need for tax reform: "Today, the Senate will pass an important measure to provide relief for communities struggling to rebuild after the natural disasters that have affected many different parts of our country. Soon, this emergency funding legislation will be on its way to the president for his signature. "With… Continue Reading


10.23.17

Supplemental Funding Request Critical To Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and the administration's supplemental funding request: "Last week, the Senate took an important step for the fiscal and economic future of our country with passage of the budget for fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive, responsible budget we passed marks out a clear vision for the future. It will put the federal government on a path … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Passing Budget Is First Step Toward Relief And Jobs For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate is taking the next critical step in passing the comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget before us. It's pretty obvious that this is a good budget -- and that's true whether you're looking at it from a fiscal perspective or an economic one. "Take the fiscal side first. It reins in government spending. It protects… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Americans Deserve An Economy That Reaches Its Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "It goes without saying that the Obama years were not easy for America's middle class. Many of the men and women we represent felt forgotten over the last decade. They found themselves stuck in a stumbling economy without the opportunity to get ahead, looking on as paychecks stagnated, jobs moved overseas, and government spent … Continue Reading


10.17.17

Budget Will Rein In Federal Spending And Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate, as I said yesterday, has a full schedule of work before it this fall. It's what the president, vice president, and I discussed at our working lunch down at the White House yesterday. This week, the Senate is advancing one of the most important items on our agenda with consideration of the comprehensive budget for F… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Budget, Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's fall agenda: "As I discussed with the president and vice president at our working lunch today, the Senate has a full schedule of important work ahead of us. The Senate's fall agenda includes confirming more nominees to the judiciary, administration and other important positions, and later today we will resume consideration of another nominee - Callista Gingrich,… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Americans Deserve Larger Paychecks, More Jobs, Better Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "During the Obama years, many of the hardworking men and women of America's middle class felt forgotten. Paychecks often did not keep pace with rising costs. Opportunities for work could often seem bleak. And, for these men and women, the promise of a hard-earned retirement seemed to drift further and further away. For so many middle-class Americans,… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Despite Democrat Obstruction, Senate Continues To Confirm Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "Earlier this week, I filed cloture motions on four qualified nominees for various agencies throughout the federal government. I shouldn't have had to. In different times, we may have even considered them via voice vote. But this is where we are, and now it's time to advance and confirm them as soon as possible. "Later t… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Tax Reform Is Critical To Our Country’s Economic Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Yesterday, Chairman Hatch held another hearing on a subject that's incredibly important to the economic future of our country: tax reform. For too long, our economy has failed to live up to its full potential. For too long, Americans have suffered through stagnant paychecks, a lack of steady work, and retirement that can seem to slip further away by… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Kentucky Proud: Kentuckians Assisting with Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster relief for hurricane victims: "Last week, Congress passed legislation to reauthorize the FAA including its authority to collect and spend money for repairs and replacement parts for our air traffic control system. I am proud that we worked together to get this bill over the finish line. Now the FAA can continue to play a critical role in the federal g… Continue Reading


10.03.17

‘We Want To Take More Money Out Of Washington’s Pocket And Put More In Yours’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Last week, the Chairman of the Budget Committee unveiled a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that the committee will consider this week. This comprehensive budget resolution provides a path to balance by restraining Washington's spending, by reducing the tax burden, and by putting our country on a trajectory for better economic growth. I l… Continue Reading


10.02.17

‘Chairman Pai Is Just The Kind Of Person We Need Over At The FCC’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following remarks today regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai: "As I noted last week, the nominee before us - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai - has led a fascinating life with two defining features: hard work and success. "He understands communications policy from just about every angle - no wonder, given his deep and impressive resume. He comprehends the needs of rural communit… Continue Reading


10.02.17

‘This Is A Moment For National Mourning And For Prayer’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terrible tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas, NV: "The news we awoke to this morning was heartbreaking. What happened in Las Vegas is shocking, it's tragic, and - for those affected and their families - it's devastating. It's hard to even imagine their pain. I hope they will know that we are all praying for them now. I hope they will find strength in the love… Continue Reading


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

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