Remarks

02.15.18

Middle Class American Families 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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "It's only been fifty-five days since the president signed historic tax reform into law. Already, it's led to bonuses, raises, and new benefits for millions of American workers. And the long-term signs are just as promising. Hundreds of companies have announced significant commitments… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell: Let’s Make Law, Not Political Points on Immigration, Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: "This entire week has been set aside, as I assured it would be, for votes on the DACA issue, border security, and other issues pertaining to the subject of immigration. At this point, we should be wrapping up a lively week of debate, amendments, and numerous votes. But that's not what happened. Instead, we're here o… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell on Parkland, Florida Tragedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's horrific school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Senate will hold a moment of silence at noon today. "I want to begin this morning by sharing the shock and sorrow that all of us in this body felt as we learned of yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flor… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Tax Reform Benefiting Employees Across America

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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "For eight years under President Obama, our economy didn't perform as well as it should have. Americans' wages and salaries hardly grew. Many job creators sat on the sidelines, wary of new tax increases or heavy-handed regulations. Washington had its foot on the brake. But last year,… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Reforms Necessary to End Needless Bureaucratic Delays on Infrastructure

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 improve American infrastructure: "On Monday, President Trump unveiled his proposal to improve America's infrastructure. Today, he will host committee chairmen and ranking members at the White House for a bipartisan, bicameral meeting on the subject. I'm grateful the president is prioritizing this and reaching across the aisle. "Experts agree that… Continue Reading


02.14.18

It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Stalling DACA, Border Security Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: 'It is now Wednesday morning of the week the Senate set aside to debate DACA, border security, interior enforcement, and other immigration issues. I promised I would clear the way to debate these matters this week - and I have. I promised I would ensure a fair amendment process in which both sides could offer legisl… Continue Reading


02.13.18

American Households Seeing Lower Utility Bills Thanks To 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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Last week, as part of our bipartisan funding agreement, the Senate approved much-needed disaster relief for communities hit by last year's devastating storms. This was an important accomplishment. But it isn't the only way this Congress has helped Americans begin to rebuild. "Rece… Continue Reading


02.13.18

On Immigration Reform, Border Security, Senate Needs to Look Past Talking Points, Focus on Making Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: "Yesterday, the Senate took an initial step toward considering proposals to address DACA, border security, and other immigration issues. This week's debate comes as no surprise to my colleagues. For a month now, I've repeatedly stated my intention to bring these issues to the Senate floor following a government fund… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Infrastructure: A Bipartisan Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the release of the president's infrastructure proposal and budget request today: "Today, President Trump put forward his budget request for the next fiscal year. I look forward to reviewing the president's priorities. With a bipartisan funding agreement in place, Congress and the White House can now work together to begin rebuilding our military, improve care… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Senate Will Proceed to Immigration, Border Security Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debate process that will begin today on immigration and border security: "As I have repeatedly stated, now that there is an agreement on long-term government funding, the Senate will proceed to a fair debate over the DACA issue, border security, and other matters pertaining to the subject of immigration. "This process begins in just a few hours. We will … Continue Reading


02.08.18

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Provide Resources Necessary To Rebuild Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan funding agreement reached by Congressional leaders and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "This Congress and this president have delivered an historic series of achievements for the American people. We took an axe to the red tape holding back our economy. We used the Congressional Review Act a record 15 times to pave … Continue Reading


02.07.18

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan funding agreement reached by Congressional leaders: "I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement. I want to thank my friend the Democratic Leader for joining me this afternoon, and for the productive discussions that generated this proposal. … Continue Reading


02.06.18

Our Military Deserves Stable, Sufficient Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "We are one day closer to Thursday's government funding deadline. I am pleased to report that our bipartisan talks are continuing to progress towards an agreement on spending caps and the important priorities all of us are eager to address. "But as we continue these negotia… Continue Reading


02.06.18

American Families Keeping More Of What They Earn Thanks To 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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "We've been talking for weeks about the millions of Americans who are already benefiting from tax reform. Already, millions of workers have received a tax reform bonus, pay increase, or other benefit. "I understand that a 1,000-dollar, 2,000-dollar, or 3,000-dollar bonus might not s… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Middle Class Families Across the Country Seeing Tax Reform Benefits

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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "In his State of the Union address last week, President Trump detailed signs that our nation's economy is thriving under the policies of his administration and this Republican Congress. Evidence keeps piling up that good things happen when the government takes its foot off the brake a… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Bipartisan Discussions On Long-Term Funding Agreement Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "Our deadline to fund the federal government is this Thursday. Serious, bipartisan negotiations continue on long-term spending levels, along with other important issues. I am optimistic these talks will bear fruit. But in the meantime, as broader discussions continue, we have… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Senate Offers Condolences To Victims Of Train Accidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the train crashes that took place this past week in Virginia and South Carolina, and the need for the senate to confirm an Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration: "I want to begin this afternoon by offering condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Foley of Louisa County, Virginia. Mr. Foley was killed last Wednesday when his truck … Continue Reading


01.30.18

Major Progress 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 president's State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


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

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