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09.21.21

Efforts to Repackage Failed Election Takeover Bills Will Meet Same Fate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' federal election takeover: "Last week, Senate Democrats announced what was marketed as a compromise on carving out a bigger role for Washington D.C. in elections across America. "It was hardly the first time our Democratic colleagues had given their takeover of fifty states' election law a makeover. Over the years, it's sometimes been sold as an… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Meant to Turn Temporary Pandemic into Permanent Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Over the past year and a half, senior Democratic leaders decided the upheaval and hardship of a once-in-a-century pandemic was really a chance to justify radical, left-wing change. "This isn't me conjecturing. It's what they keep saying. "Right at the start of the crisis, March 2020, the House Democratic Wh… Continue Reading


09.20.21

As Democrats Go It Alone on Reckless Borrowing, They Will Need to Handle Debt Limit Alone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Democrats have unified control of the Senate, the House, and the White House. Their strategy for all this 'transformational' borrowing, spending, and tax hikes was deliberately designed to include no Republican input and receive no Republican votes. "Since Democrats decided to go it alone, they will not get … Continue Reading


09.14.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Cover for Radical, Reckless, and Partisan Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Quote: 'I do think we're in very serious danger of repeating almost all the mistakes of the 1960s and early 1970s.' That's Larry Summers, a senior advisor to two Democratic presidents, about the risks of inflation we face today. "As one report explained, quote, 'The former Treasury secretary has been warning… Continue Reading


09.14.21

“Time for Hard Truths and Accountability” on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Providing for the common defense. Protecting the American people. It's one of the fundamental responsibilities our founders entrusted to the federal government. "It's a core obligation of the Commander-in-Chief. "Yet, to a deadly degree, a parade of mistakes in Afghanistan tells us President Biden and his team have failed this most basic tes… Continue Reading


09.13.21

Botched Afghanistan Retreat Leaves America Less Credible, Less Capable, and in More Danger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Over the state work period, as Senators attended to business back home, the Biden Administration's reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was carried through to a damaging and deadly end. "The consequences of its hasty retreat were not just foreseeable. They were actually foreseen. And yet, against the advice of members from both parti… Continue Reading


09.13.21

Washington Democrats Push for Job-Killing Tax Hikes That Will Hurt American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The international stage isn't the only area where Biden Administration policies have caused damage that was both foreseeable and foreseen. "Back in the springtime, Washington Democrats dumped trillions of dollars in liberal borrowing and spending onto the American people. "They pretended it was a COVID reli… Continue Reading


08.10.21

All 50 Senate Democrats to Back Chairman Sanders’ 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 the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Later today, Senate Democrats want to take their next big step toward playing Russian roulette with our country. They want to begin pushing through a reckless taxing and spending spree that was authored by our self-described socialist colleague Chairman Sanders. "Today, the American people will learn exactly… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Biden Team’s Afghanistan Denial Costing Afghan Lives and American Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "When the Biden Administration announced its reckless retreat from Afghanistan in April, I made my opposition very clear. "But I was hardly alone. One of the most prominent liberal editorial boards in the country responded to the President's move with this headline, quote: 'Biden takes the easy way out of Afghanistan. The likely result is disa… Continue Reading


08.09.21

McConnell: Democrats Don’t Get Bipartisan Borrowing for Totally Partisan Reckless Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Last election cycle, Americans elected a 50-50 Senate, a closely-divided House, and a president who promised unity and moderation. What have Washington Democrats done in response? "They've set out trying to tax and spend our country into oblivion. "They've handed the keys to domestic policymaking to Chairma… Continue Reading


08.07.21

Biden Administration’s ATF Nomination Somehow Gets Worse Every Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "I've already discussed how the Biden Administration has nominated a proud and proven opponent of Americans' constitutional rights to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "I didn't think there could be any more evidence that David Chipman is the wrong choice to serve as the top federal administrator of firearms policy.… Continue Reading


08.07.21

Coming Debate Will Spotlight Democrats’ Reckless Spending and Taxing 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: "The Democratic Leader has indicated that in a few days, he will thrust the Senate into an ultra-partisan showdown over the staggeringly reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through later this year. "The size and scope of Chairman Sanders' socialist shopping list will make every disagreem… Continue Reading


08.07.21

McConnell Urges More Amendment Votes on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, the Senate will decide whether to move the bipartisan infrastructure bill closer toward a final vote. "Like I've said before, I am quite confident that out of 100 United States Senators, there are 100 of us who believe this bill is imperfect. "This isn't exactly the bill I would have written on my own, in my office, and 99 of my co… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell Honors Departing Chief Counsel Andrew Ferguson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Andrew Ferguson: "When you've served in the Senate as long as I have, you get to hire and work with a lot of talented people. And when you find rock stars, you try to hang onto them. "As a result, when a key staff member moves on, it often means reflecting on an extended Senate career of many years. Shared memories and old war stories going back ages. "An… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell Thanks Departing Republican Whip Chief of Staff for His Fine Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Nick Rossi, the chief of staff to Republican Whip Senator Thune: "This week, Senate Republicans are saying goodbye to some all-star staffers. "Nick Rossi, the chief of staff to our Whip, Senator Thune, has spent 15 years mastering the ins and outs of the Senate. "This former FBI special agent has used his Harvard Law horsepower to steer offices, committee… Continue Reading


08.05.21

McConnell on Debt Limit for Democrats’ Spree: If They Don’t Want Our Input, They Won’t Need Our Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt ceiling: "In just a few days, our colleagues will start ramming through yet another reckless taxing and spending spree. Trillions more in inflationary spending when families just want good jobs and stable prices. "But there's something funny happening. "Even as Democrats crow about how all this spending is so good and so needed, they're petrified… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Vaccines Are Moving COVID from ‘Crisis’ to ‘Challenge,’ But Far Left Wants Permanent Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "We are more than a year from the technical end of the COVID-19 recession. There are more than nine million job openings in the country - the most in American history by far. "Three safe and effective vaccines are easily available, across the country, free of charge, for any adult who wants one. Medical contraindications are rare. And CDC data… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Capitol Police Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the United States Capitol Police: "Earlier this week, the Senate proudly and unanimously passed a resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Capitol Police, along with other law enforcement personnel who helped defend this institution on January 6th. "Today, President Biden will sign this resolution into law. And the brave men and women w… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Biden Administration’s Afghanistan Disaster “Was Not Only Foreseeable, It Was Foreseen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In April, when President Biden announced his intention to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he said it was, quote, 'time to end the forever wars'. "But at every stage of the rushed and rudderless retreat that has followed, the Biden Administration's wishful thinking hasn't come within a country mile of the reality. "By any account, the si… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Government Funding Process Needs to Get Back on a Bipartisan Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "This morning, the Appropriations Committee considered a first partial batch of government funding bills for next year. "I want the Senate to secure bipartisan appropriations through the regular process. I want us to fund the government in an orderly fashion. Just like the successful Appropriations Committee work we saw throughout Repub… Continue Reading

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