Remarks

08.15.18

Best Evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination is His Twelve-Year Record on the D.C. Circuit Court

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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "As the Senate reconvenes to cross more items off our to-do list, we should take pride in all we've already accomplished this summer. This month alone, we've already advanced the Senate's Farm Bill to conference committee and named conferees to finalize this important legislation. "We als… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Middle Class Families, Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from Republican Agenda

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: 'The U.S. economy continues to receive a lot of attention. In June, from the New York Times: 'New milestones in jobs report signal a bustling economy.' In July: 'Sales of small businesses are going through the roof.' And just yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal: '… Continue Reading


08.01.18

John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to Become Law This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Now, this appropriations package is not the only important business the Senate's been working on this week. Yesterday, we passed an important extension of the flood insurance program and sent it to the White House for the president's signature. We confirmed the 24th circuit court nominee alre… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Senate Completes Work on Seventh Appropriations Bill, Funds Key Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "For more than a week, the Senate has carefully considered a set of four appropriations bills. Together, they'll account for about one eighth of discretionary spending for the next fiscal year. They allocate funds for a variety of pressing needs in communities around the country. And they represent fou… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, Small Business Expansions

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "We learned last week that second quarter real GDP growth exceeded 4%. That's the best quarterly growth rate in four years and one of the strongest reports since the Great Recession. Earlier this month, we learned that new claims for unemployment insurance recently … Continue Reading


07.31.18

McConnell: I Will Continue to Stand With the Brave Men and Women of ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Louisville Friday: "First, I want to take a few moments to discuss the brave men and women who serve in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I had the privilege of visiting the ICE office in Louisville this past Friday and meeting with agents in person. This is a federal agency th… Continue Reading


07.30.18

America’s Economy is Thriving

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "On Friday, the Commerce Department reported some outstanding news. In the second quarter of 2018, the United States' real gross domestic product grew by 4.1%. This number is just the latest point in a long series of evidence that shows the American economy is thriv… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Senate to Consider Another Impressive Circuit Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's consideration of Britt Cagle Grant, President Trump's nominee to serve on the 11th Circuit Court: "The Senate has a lot to do this week. We'll finish up the set of appropriations measures we've been considering for several days and take four more big steps towards our goal of completing a regular appropriations process and funding the government … Continue Reading


07.26.18

Appropriations Bill A Win For Families, Communities Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "This week, the Senate has continued our regular appropriations process. We're considering four important funding measures that will account for about an eighth of discretionary spending. This bill will keep resources flowing to a long list of key government functions. We're talking about everything fr… Continue Reading


07.26.18

American Workers, Job Creators Continue to Thrive

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, Vice President Pence will visit Wheeling, West Virginia to discuss Republicans' pro-growth agenda. Now, for the better part of a decade, the people of West Virginia heard a lot of talk from Washington. During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senato… Continue Reading


07.26.18

Who Do They Expect To Believe This Stuff?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: 'I'd like to talk about the president's well-qualified nominee for the Supreme Court. A number of us have already met with Judge Kavanaugh. More senators, from both sides of the aisle, have meetings scheduled. By all accounts, including my own, he's a fair and th… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Americans Are Seeing Results

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, we're discussing the difference between rhetoric and results when it comes to our economy. Yesterday, I described how my Democratic friends spent the Obama years talking about the importance of rebuilding American manufacturing. They talked about it. Bu… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Bipartisan Work Continues on Appropriations in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "I spoke yesterday about the bipartisan cooperation that's made it possible for us to return to a regular appropriations process. Collaboration got the four measures we're now considering through the subcommittee and full committee process, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Leahy, a… Continue Reading


07.24.18

Appropriations Legislation Includes Funding for Infrastructure, Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "Yesterday, the Senate began considering our next set of appropriations measures for Fiscal Year 2019. Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy have led an exemplary bipartisan process through subcommittee and full committee work. Yesterday, that same bipartisan spirit was here on the floor, when we w… Continue Reading


07.24.18

American Manufacturing is Thriving

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Yesterday, the White House hosted a 'Made in America' showcase, featuring products manufactured in each state, including Stoneware & Company from my home state, which makes the famous Louisville Stoneware kitchen and dining sets. Well, talking about reviving Am… Continue Reading


07.24.18

McConnell Honors US Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson who died in line of duty twenty years ago today: "I'd like to begin this morning by remembering two heroes -- and the events that claimed their lives 20 years ago today, right here in the Capitol. On July 24, 1998, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson made the … Continue Reading


07.19.18

America’s Growing Economy Helping Employers, Workers, Families

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, I've discussed a number of converging reports that highlight the strength of this economy for middle-class families and job creators. U.S. retail sales just increased for the fifth consecutive month. Earlier this year, consumer confidence hit its highest… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Independent Counsel Whiplash

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: "Speaking of excellent nominees -- I'd like to speak for a moment about President Trump's outstanding choice for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This week, even more of our colleagues have had the opportunity to meet with Judge Kavanaugh. I'm sure they'… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senate Considering More Well-Qualified Judicial Nominee

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 confirm more of the president's well-qualified judicial nominees: "Well, the Senate's continuing our productive summer. This week we've been focused on confirming more of the president's qualified nominees. After his confirmation yesterday, Andrew Oldham of Texas will now bring his impressive credentials and years of distinguished public service t… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Workers, Middle-Class Families Benefiting from Healthy American Economy

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 continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "It's been a year and a half since these Republican majorities took their seats in Congress and a Republican president was sworn in. In 2016, the American people made it clear that it was time to try something new. They were tired of a so-called 'recovery' that focu… Continue Reading

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