Remarks

03.23.17

McConnell on London Terror Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in London: "I'd like to start by taking a moment to offer sincere condolences to our friends in the United Kingdom who lost loved ones in yesterday's horrific terror attack. Our prayers are with all those who were severely injured as well, and we wish them a swift and full recovery. "This act of terror occurred on the … Continue Reading


03.22.17

Ending Obama Regulation Allows Focus on Employee Safety, Not Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal of an overreaching Obama-era regulation that detracts from employee safety in the workplace: "Last night, the Senate voted to overturn a harmful regulation that undermines Alaska's authority to manage its wildlife resources and shifts more power toward Washington. Today, we'll have yet another opportunity to bring Americans relief from heavy-handed regu… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Support For Judge Gorsuch Grows As Confirmation Hearings Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "As day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings continued, Senators and the American people were able to learn more about his experience as a jurist and his aptitude to serve on the High Court. "We heard directly from Judge Gorsuch about his views on the role of a judge - to be fair and impartial,… Continue Reading


03.22.17

The Legacy of Obamacare: Increased Costs, Diminishing Choices and Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Congress' commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare: "We've all seen the headlines. We've all heard the heartbreaking stories. We've all watched as health insurance markets have edged closer to collapse. And we've noticed a common theme: Obamacare is failing in Kentucky and around the country. "In my home state, insurance premiums increased by up to 47 perce… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Senate to Roll Back Obama Administration Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of a Congressional Review Act giving Alaska greater authority to manage its own resources: "Over the past several weeks, the Senate has been working to bring much-needed relief from the regulatory onslaught of the last eight years. Using the Congressional Review Act or CRA, we've already taken action to end regulations that threaten jobs, weak… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Former Judicial Colleagues Voice Praise for Judge Neil Gorsuch

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 the support he has received from both Republicans and Democrats: "Yesterday, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first day of his confirmation hearing. In his opening statement, Judge Gorsuch showed why so many lawyers and judges strongly support his nomination as a thoughtful and fair… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Obamacare is Failing Right in Front of Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Last night, in my home state of Kentucky, the President called for an end to Obamacare as Congress continues working to repeal this disastrous law and replace it with patient-centered solutions. In Kentucky, just like across the country, costs are spiking. Choices are dwindling. Insurance markets are edging closer to col… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Leading Liberal Lawyer On Gorsuch: ‘No Principled Reason to Vote No’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding praise Judge Neil Gorsuch has received from prominent liberal attorneys: "Next week Judge Neil Gorsuch will come before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court. Senators from both sides of the aisle will have an opportunity to hear from him directly, ask questions, and listen to the testimony of others who are famil… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Republicans Promised the American People Relief From Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Last year, President Obama said that his signature health care law had 'real problems.' He recognized that there are 'people who are hurt by premium increases or a lack of competition and choice.' President Clinton called it 'the craziest thing in the world.' And the Democratic Governor of Minnesota said that 'the Affo… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Leader McConnell on Dan Coats and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Dan Coats, the nominee for Director of National Intelligence and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the president's choice for national security advisor: "A few short months ago our colleague Dan Coats retired from his post here in the Senate. At that time, I had a chance to reflect on our friend's impressive career, and I noted that we could expect him to rise to … Continue Reading


03.14.17

Obamacare Has Made A Mess Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the three-pronged approach to Obamacare repeal and replacement: "In election after election, the American people have made their voices clear. They want an end to Obamacare. In my home state of Kentucky, Obamacare premiums are up by as much as 47% and almost half of the counties only have one option for an insurer on the exchange. "The pain that individuals and… Continue Reading


03.14.17

Senate Acts to Restore State Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal, through the Congressional Review Act, of an Obama-era regulation that curtains state power: "Already the Senate has passed seven resolutions to undo harmful regulations that hold our country back. Using the tools provided under the Congressional Review Act, we've taken action to stop Obama-era rules that have threatened jobs, our economy, and even the… Continue Reading


03.13.17

Judge Gorsuch Awarded Highest ABA Rating Possible

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Judge Neil Gorsuch and the "Well Qualified" rating he has been awarded by American Bar Association: "The endorsements for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch keep rolling in from across the political spectrum. As I noted last Thursday, more than 150 former Columbia University classmates joined that extensive list recently. Those classmates represented a… Continue Reading


03.13.17

Seema Verma Understands the Challenges Obamacare Has Created for Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate confirmation of Seema Verma to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): "Last year, Bill Clinton called Obamacare the craziest thing in the world. Over the weekend, former Obama Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said he had a point. Well, of course Obamacare is crazy. "Premiums are spiking across the country - by 25% nationwide, and … Continue Reading


03.09.17

Gorsuch Classmates Urge Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Since his nomination to the Supreme Court was announced, Judge Neil Gorsuch has received extensive praise from former colleagues, the legal community, and editorial boards, among many others. It's praise that's come from across the political spectrum too. Even many on the Left can't help but compliment Judge Gorsuch's c… Continue Reading


03.09.17

Seema Verma Has a Proven Record of Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Trump's nominee for CMS Administrator, Seema Verma: "This week, the House unveiled its bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and began consideration through the committee process. It's an important step toward keeping our promise to the American people. And it not only repeals and replaces Obamacare, it includes the most significant entitlement reform in… Continue Reading


03.08.17

Obamacare: a Direct Attack on the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding repealing and replacing failed Obamacare law: "Just before the election, CNN ran an article with the following headline: 'Is Obamacare Really Affordable? Not For the middle class.' It was true then. It's true now. And it will continue to get worse unless Obamacare is repealed and replaced. "In places like my home state of Kentucky, relief cannot come soon enough.… Continue Reading


03.08.17

Obama Regulations Unsustainable for America’s Students, Educators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal of two Obama-era education regulations: "The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act was one of the great triumphs of the last Congress. It represented the most significant education reform in over a decade. It heralded 'the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century,' as The Wall Street Journal put it, empowering parent… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Senate Working to Protect Americans from Harmful Obama Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding another heavy-handed Obama regulation: "For the past eight years, Americans felt left behind by an economy that failed to live up to its potential, a job market that left too many behind, and a future that didn't seem as bright as it once had. For too long, the previous administration pursued an agenda that put Washington's interests above the peoples' interests and… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Obamacare: Paying More For Less

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding the progress Congress has made on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare: "Last night, the committees of jurisdiction in the House released a proposal to repeal Obamacare and begin the process of replacing of it with common-sense reforms to preserve access and lower cost. The plan builds upon the 2015 repeal bill, which was vetoed by President Obama. I'm happy to he… Continue Reading

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