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01.08.18

More Than A Million Americans are Starting 2018 with More Money Thanks to Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "One million Americans and counting will be starting 2018 with more money in their pockets - thanks to tax reform. Special bonuses are on the way for employees across a wide range of industries. Businesses throughout America are taking advantage of more competitive tax rates … Continue Reading


01.04.18

McConnell: Optimistic We Can Begin 2018 With A Bipartisan, Two-Year Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement: "I spoke yesterday about the need to fund the federal government by January 19th. Members in both parties - including leadership on both sides - have publicly stated their desire to approach this issue in a serious and collaborative manner. And those sentiments were renewed in a productive meeting yesterday. I am optimi… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Defense Funding Remains Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the start of the second half of the 115th Congress and government funding: "As we open the second session of the 115th Congress, I am pleased to welcome my colleagues back to the chamber. I'd like to extend a particular welcome to our two new Senators. "First, Senator Doug Jones of Alabama will have big shoes to fill. His state has sent some very distinguished leg… Continue Reading


01.03.18

The People Of Iran Are Suffering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the protests currently taking place in Iran: "Over the last week, one of the often-overlooked costs of Iran's regional aggression has come to light. Iranians have taken to the streets in protest, demanding that Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Rouhani do more to expand the domestic economy. Iran's actions in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, and its support for proxie… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Majority Leader McConnell Thanks Senator Luther Strange

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Luther Strange (R-AL): "I'd like to say a few words in tribute of a fine colleague whose too-brief time in the Senate will soon draw to a close. Senator Luther Strange of Alabama is the newest member of this body, sworn in just this past February. But he did not waste any time making an impact. In this historic year for the Senate, Luther quickly emerged as… Continue Reading


12.21.17

McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding an effort by Senate Democrats that will penalize colleges that provide students with tuition-free education: "Throughout this process of tax reform, Senate Republicans explained time and again that we are fighting for the middle class. Our opponents lobbed one attack after another claiming we were selling hardworking families short. But they were wrong. The tax bill we passed w… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Defense Funding, Children’s Health, Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate has important business to conclude this week. The American people are counting on Congress to reach a government funding agreement. If we fail to reach an agreement, we would be failing to ensure that our all-volunteer armed forces have all the resources they need to protect our country - in the face of myriad threats from around th… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Congress Working On Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate's work this week is not finished. Before Friday, Congress must agree on funding to sustain the necessary operations of the federal government. I know that all our colleagues on both sides of the aisle want to keep the government funded and attend to a number of other urgent priorities. I am confident we can work together to do just … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Congress Passes Once-in-a-Generation Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passage of an historic tax code overhaul: "Last night, the United States Senate accomplished something remarkable. After years of work, dozens of hearings, and an open process, we passed an historic overhaul of our nation's tax code. It will deliver real relief to families and small businesses across the nation. We passed tax reform to spur the American econom… Continue Reading


12.19.17

McConnell On Tax Reform: Congress Is Standing At The Doorstep Of An Historic Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Congress is standing at the doorstep of an historic opportunity. Today, the House will vote on the conference report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant overhaul of our nation's tax code in more than thirty years. This major tax reform legislation will provide much-needed relief to middle-class families and small business… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Congress Working To Pass Funding Agreement That Fulfills Responsibilities To Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense and other priorities: "Before the end of this week, Congress must agree on a continuing resolution to sustain the critical operations of the federal government. In this process, it is vital that we ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to pro… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Senate To Pass Historic Tax Reform This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "The Senate has a number of important tasks to complete this week for the American people. On Friday, we took another significant step toward delivering major tax relief for middle-class families and small businesses when the House and Senate conference committee released the final text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We are closer than ev… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Congress Moving Closer To Delivering Much-Needed Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate: "Yesterday, Congress moved closer to delivering much-needed tax relief to American families and small businesses as members of the House and the Senate held a public meeting of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee. The conferees discussed the best way to provide tax reform to families and small businesses across our… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Funding Critical To Rebuilding Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Our nation faces myriad threats from around the globe, and it is the Senate's responsibility to provide the service chiefs with the resources to train and equip our warfighters-and provide them with the resources they need to keep us safe. The diverse challenges posed by Iran, China, R… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senate Continues Historic Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, James Ho: "Today, the Senate will continue another historic week confirming more of President Trump's impressive judicial nominees to the federal bench. Steven Grasz - confirmed. Don Willett - confirmed. And soon, we will add James Ho to that list by confirming him to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Tax Reform Progress Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate: "Later today, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee will host an open meeting to discuss its progress in resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The conferees have been working diligently to produce a report that both chambers can vote on soon. Once they complete their work, Congr… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Defense Funding Must Be A Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Over the last eight years, our foreign policy was guided by a Commander in Chief who wished to draw down conventional military power from across the globe. Iran, China and Russia have sought to fill this vacuum and exploit the perception that America was withdrawing. "This Republican … Continue Reading


12.13.17

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to repeal it: "One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even mem… Continue Reading


12.13.17

James Ho Will Excel on the Fifth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, James Ho: "This week, the Senate is continuing to consider President Trump's outstanding judicial nominees. Yesterday, we confirmed a talented individual to be a circuit court judge. And soon, we'll confirm another. "Next, we will advance the nomination of James Ho to be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue Reading


12.12.17

Justice Don Willett Will Be A Strong Addition To The Fifth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Mr. Leonard Steven Grasz to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Grasz has sterling credentials and strong support from the Nebraska legal community. I proudly voted to advance his nomination, and the S… Continue Reading

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