Remarks

04.25.17

Days of Remembrance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremony in the United States Capitol: "Many decades ago, historic tragedy befell a continent and unimaginable horror visited a people. Behind cold steel gates and within huddled boxcars, man's capacity for cruelty reached grim new frontiers. An inhuman campaign of extermination by an inhuman regime not o… Continue Reading


04.25.17

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding several of President Trump's nominations as well as ongoing discussions on legislation to fund the government: "Yesterday the Senate confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. We also took the next step in advancing Rod Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General. I look forward to confirming Mr. Rosenstein s… Continue Reading


04.24.17

McConnell Remembers Kate O’Beirne

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor mourning the passing of Kate O'Beirne: Over the weekend we lost one of conservatism's most insightful journalists with the passing of Kate O'Beirne. Kate was long a leading voice for conservative principles, and she served as a mentor to so many along the way. In a town full of class presidents and big shots, Kate never hesitated to help someone who was new to Washingt… Continue Reading


04.24.17

Following Productive State Work Period, Senate Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding confirmation votes for Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture and Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General: "Over the past couple of weeks Senators have had the opportunity to travel their states, meet with those they represent, and talk about issues that matter most to their communities. I think I speak on behalf of each of my colleagues when I say t… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Judge Gorsuch is Going to Make the American People Proud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Yesterday, as we all know, was a consequential one for the Senate. In the end, we restored to this body a tradition Democrats first upset in 2003 by using a tool Democrats first employed in 2013. As a result, we'll move to the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch shortly. He's going to make a fantastic … Continue Reading


04.07.17

McConnell on U.S. Military Response in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's decision to take military action in Syria: "Last evening the administration notified me of the president's decision to respond to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people through military action. This action was taken to deter the Assad regime from using chemical weapons again. I support both the action and objective. … Continue Reading


04.06.17

Time to End the Judicial Wars: Allow Up-or-Down Vote on Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "The Senate has considered the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for many weeks now. We've seen his impressive credentials. We've reviewed his incredible record. We've heard glowing praise on a near daily basis too: from colleagues and students, from judges and newspaper editorials, from Democrat… Continue Reading


04.05.17

Judge Gorsuch is Eminently Qualified to Serve on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Neil Gorsuch is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. He was confirmed by the Senate to his federal judgeship with no Democratic opposition - none. He participated there in more than 2,700 cases, writing in the majority 99% of the time - and enjoying unanimous support 97% of the time. He received the high… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Bipartisan Opposition to Democrats' Partisan Filibuster of Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Later today, due to the threat of an unprecedented partisan filibuster, I'll file cloture on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It should be upsetting to everyone that our colleagues across the aisle have brought the Senate to this new low, and on such an impressiv… Continue Reading


04.03.17

McConnell on Gorsuch: Not Too Late for Our Democratic Colleagues to Make the Right Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "This week is an important one for the American people, for the Supreme Court, and for the Senate. The Judiciary Committee just reported out Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination, the next step is considering this Supreme Court nominee before the full Senate. "It was unfortunate to see our Democratic colleagues on the Committe… Continue Reading


03.30.17

There is Not One Single Principled Reason to Oppose Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Many members came to the floor yesterday to debate the Gorsuch nomination, and we'll have all of next week to continue that debate. I would encourage my colleagues to continue debating this important nomination. Two months ago today - before Neil Gorsuch had even been nominated - I spoke on the Senate floor about the rh… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Restoring State Control Over Health Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a Congressional Review Act that would roll back an Obama-era regulation and help restore state control over health funding: "The Senate will soon act to prevent workers from being forced into risky government-run savings plans. Then we'll turn our attention to an additional opportunity to protect the American people from executive overreach with another resolutio… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senate Will Vote To Protect Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate action through the Congressional Review Act to undo an Obama-era regulation that pushes more American workers into government-run retirement plans: "Over the last eight years, American workers grappled with a sluggish economy and policies that often made it harder for families to get ahead. Even on its way out the door, the Obama Administration pushed for… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senate Democrats Search For Excuse to Filibuster Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court: "Since Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats have searched high and low for a reason to oppose him. "They looked at his background - and found a Columbia alum, a Harvard law graduate, and an Oxford scholar. They looked at his reputation - and found an impartial a… Continue Reading


03.28.17

American Energy Independence Executive Order is Good News for Kentucky Coal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Independence Executive Order that President Trump plans to sign today: "Throughout my career in the Senate, I've worked hard to defend coal communities and the jobs that they, and so many across the country, depend upon. These men and women have dedicated their lives to providing an affordable and reliable power source for our homes, businesses, and communiti… Continue Reading


03.27.17

Judge Gorsuch Has a Record of Building Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Last week, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. His testimony reaffirmed what we already know about Judge Gorsuch - he's fair and impartial, he has an outstanding legal mind, and he's humble and well-respected. "He also has a record of building conse… Continue Reading


03.27.17

McConnell on the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro: "At the end of the Cold War, many wondered whether NATO could or should survive absent the glaring threat from the Soviet Union, which tied together a diverse coalition of Western countries. That Soviet threat held the alliance together through myriad issues and challenges of burden sharing, nuclear doctrine, and how to … Continue Reading


03.23.17

Seven Years Of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the urgent need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Today marks the seventh anniversary of Obamacare becoming law. In the years since, millions of Americans lost their plans and their doctors. They saw the costs of their premiums and deductibles soar. They watched their choices disappear as insurers were forced out of the marketplace. "Former-President Bill Clinto… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Gorsuch Has Earned Respect From Democrats, Independents and Republicans Alike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch and his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "This week Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. Senators from both sides had the opportunity to ask him questions. Both they and the American people were able to learn more about Judge G… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Senate Continues Regulatory Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the overturn of an Obama regulation in order to ensure a vibrant internet: "Recently, a Washington Post article noted that Congress has undertaken the 'most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan.' Already, we've passed ten resolutions under the Congressional Review Act to end Obama Administration regulations that slow economic growth, threaten jobs, and hold … Continue Reading

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