Remarks

04.27.21

Congress Cannot Let Up on Dangerous Fentanyl Analogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding fentanyl: "As I noted here on the floor last week, the unaccompanied children packed into overflowing facilities are not the only tragic consequence of our failure to secure our border. "In addition to the U.S. mail, our southern border is a major source for the stream of lethal illegal drugs that continues to pour into our country. "According to the CDC… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Biden Administration Foreign Policy: Concessions and Wishful Thinking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "The past few months have given the world a glimpse at what's driving U.S. foreign policy decisions under the Biden administration. First came a rush to rejoin a climate agreement that does not effectively hold our competitors to their own commitments. "Then, just weeks ago, the announcement of a total abandonment of Afghanistan that will … Continue Reading


04.26.21

Democrats’ Spending Proposal is Neither an “Infrastructure” Plan nor a “Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "It's been nearly a month since the Biden Administration rolled out its so-called "infrastructure" plan. It quickly became clear their proposal mainly focused on everything but the things normal people call "infrastructure." "The day this plan was introduced, the White House's messaging document mentioned the words "climate" and "union" mor… Continue Reading


04.22.21

H.R. 1 Would Create a Stunning One-Party Takeover of Voting Laws and Elections in Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "Earlier this week, the Democratic leadership of the Judiciary Committee convened a hearing with the embarrassing title of 'Jim Crow 2021.' "It was the latest effort to use shocking rhetoric to distract from the specific details of actual voting laws in states like Georgia. "Amazingly, one of our Democratic colleagues testified before the Committe… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Biden Climate Agenda: Toothless Requests Abroad, Maximum Pain at Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding climate policy: "Yesterday, I mentioned that the DNA of the far-left Green New Deal is all over President Biden's spending bills. That wasn't just my opinion; it was the verdict of our colleague the junior Senator for Massachusetts. "Today, the President is scheduled to meet virtually with a group of world leaders on climate policy. His agenda, reportedly… Continue Reading


04.21.21

“I Will Strongly Oppose Confirming Vanita Gupta to Serve as Associate Attorney General”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Over the past few months, Senate Republicans have made clear that we believe a President is entitled to choose qualified, mainstream nominees to staff the executive branch and receive prompt and fair treatment from the Senate. "I would say the 50 Senate Republicans have treated President Biden's nominees more fairly than Senate Democrats tre… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Misguided Afghanistan Plan Creates More Questions than Answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "This afternoon, President Biden is sending his top national security officials to brief members on his misguided plan to abandon the battlefield in Afghanistan. "As I said when this decision was announced, the enemies that threaten America, our allies, and the people of Afghanistan, alike, are not vanquished. "Taliban retribution and repress… Continue Reading


04.20.21

McConnell Blasts Liberal Efforts to Go Soft on Fentanyl Analogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the opioid crisis: "Of course, the flow of actual people is not our only border security problem. "Americans are dying and communities are being hollowed out because foreign drug dealers and profiteers have taken our opioid crisis as a business opportunity. "Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues that pour into our country impose a staggering, tragic cost. "In… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Biden Administration’s Answer to Border Crisis? Politically-Correct Proofreading

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The situation on our southern border is bad and getting worse. "Last month saw overall migrant totals hit a nearly-two-decade high. More unaccompanied minors arrived than during any prior month on record. "These kids, crowded in under-equipped facilities, tended by increasingly overwhelmed personnel, have become the heart-wrenching fa… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Hong Kong’s Real Patriots are the People Defending Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "On Friday, the Chinese Communist Party reminded the world what it thinks about justice, due process, and self-governance. "Nine of Hong Kong's most devoted pro-democracy advocates received harsh sentences. Their crime? Inspiring more than a million people to take to the streets in August 2019, to protest peacefully in support of basic freedoms… Continue Reading


04.19.21

“Instead of Trying to Tilt the Scales of Justice with Threats, Policymakers Should Focus on Making Policy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and racial justice: "Last week the Senate began consideration of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. It's my understanding that the Democratic Leader hopes a final vote on this bill will occur Wednesday. "Earnest bipartisan conversations have improved this legislation considerably behind the scenes. Senate Republicans have helped make this bill … Continue Reading


04.15.21

McConnell on Court-Packing: “Responsible People Across the Political Spectrum Have a Duty to Denounce This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Time and time again, prominent Democrats show they're no longer content to work within the ground rules and norms of our institutions, but prefer to threaten the institutions themselves. "We've seen it in presidential elections, where Democrats say our democracy is sacrosanct when they win, but illegitimate and broken if Republicans win. … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Democrats’ Disinformation on Voting Laws Designed to Distract from Radical Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "We know Democrats are desperate to create a national controversy over voting regulations. But the facts and the truth keep getting in their way. "For more than a year, we've seen a coordinated campaign to call any American institution that occasionally frustrates liberal activists an evil relic of Jim Crow. "When these talking points came into … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Missteps on Afghanistan, Iran, and Defense Funding a Troubling Pattern for this Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Quote: 'Biden takes the easy way out of Afghanistan. The likely result is disaster.' "That is this morning's lead editorial from one of the most liberal newspapers in the country. "This Administration has decided to abandon U.S. efforts in Afghanistan which have helped keep radical Islamic terrorism in check. And bizarrely, they have deci… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Experts: Democrats’ “Infrastructure” Bill Would Cost More Than $800,000 Per New Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' "infrastructure" proposal: "$865,000. "That is roughly the cost of every new job the White House claims their so-called "American Jobs Plan" would create. Eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. "This is how the math shakes out if you use the most favorable estimates that the Biden Administration itself prefers. Figures reported by B… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Clumsy Retreat from Afghanistan Would Be “a Grave Mistake”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Just moments ago, new reporting suggests the Biden Administration plans to turn tail and abandon the fight in Afghanistan. "Precipitously withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a grave mistake. It is retreat in the face of an enemy that has not yet been vanquished and abdication of American leadership. "Leaders in both parties, includi… Continue Reading


04.13.21

McConnell on the Death of Officer Billy Evans: “His Sacrifice Will Not Be Forgotten”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of USCP Officer Billy Evans: "As we speak, for the second time this year, a fallen officer of the United States Capitol Police lies in honor under the Capitol dome. "This morning, Officer Billy Evans was welcomed here for a final time by grieving comrades and a Senate family that is immensely grateful for his life, his friendship, and his ultim… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Election Law and Infrastructure Deserve Bipartisanship, Not Democrats’ 'Trojan Horse Tactics'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming legislative priorities: "The Senate returns today from a state work period. We got to meet with constituents in our home states and hear firsthand about their most pressing concerns. "Unfortunately, back here in Washington, Democrats continued to roll out new reasons for the American people to worry. "The week before last, the Biden Administratio… Continue Reading


04.12.21

McConnell Pays Tribute to Officer Evans & Salutes USCP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the April 2, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol: "On Good Friday, the United States Capitol Police were subjected to another violent attack. "Once again, our uniformed heroes wound up in harm's way. And Officer Billy Evans, a friend and favorite of many here on the Senate side, a faithful protector of the Capitol, was killed. "Investigators are stil… Continue Reading

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