Remarks

06.24.21

McConnell to Democrats: Stop Playing Politics With Public Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "Yesterday, President Biden announced that his administration would attempt to combat the alarming rise in violent crime unfolding in cities across our country… by making it harder for law-abiding Americans to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. "And today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee voted on the nominati… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Democrats Pull the Rug Out from Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiators with “Unserious Demands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Earlier today, a bipartisan group of infrastructure negotiators took the results of their efforts to President Biden. "It was an encouraging sign of progress after leading Democrats had gone out of their way to slow the process. "Remember: At first sign of an agreement last night and then again this morning, both the Democratic Leader and… Continue Reading


06.23.21

A Tale of Two Pipelines: Biden Strategic Priorities “Out of Order”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration's damaging energy and foreign policies: "For the first time, earlier this month, President Biden traveled to Europe. The primary purpose of his trip was to engage with some of America's closest friends and allies. But the agenda also included a one-on-one meeting with a staunch adversary, Vladimir Putin. "The President took offic… Continue Reading


06.22.21

McConnell: Rewarding Terrorist Sponsors Is Not Coherent Iran Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "Over the weekend, Iran held what its Supreme Leader might call a presidential election. To the rest of the world, including millions of Iranians, what actually happened was quite clear. "The regime's favored choice was selected from a limited field of approved candidates in a carefully controlled bit of political theater. "There's no doubt this cha… Continue Reading


06.22.21

The Senate Will Reject Democrats’ Partisan Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "Later today, the Senate will vote on whether to advance Democrats' transparently partisan plan to tilt every election in America permanently in their favor. By now, the rotten inner workings of this power grab have been thoroughly exposed to the light. "We know that it would shatter a decades-old understanding that campaign law should have a biparti… Continue Reading


06.21.21

Senate Will Give Democrats’ Disastrous S. 1 No Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "As I've noted before, Senate Democrats entered June with an agenda that was designed to fail. The Democratic Leader planned votes on a host of the Left's most radical priorities. "None of it was intended to clear the Senate's appropriately high bar for advancing legislation. Instead, the failure of their partisan agenda was meant to show, somehow, th… Continue Reading


06.21.21

McConnell on Biden’s Afghanistan Retreat: A Series of Avoidable Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Later this week, President Biden will meet with the leaders of Afghanistan's civilian, democratic government. It doesn't take an administration leak to know what will be on the agenda. "President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Abdullah Abdullah will arrive in Washington as a grave situation in their country rapidly deteriorates. The strategic and … Continue Reading


06.17.21

McConnell: Repealing 2002 AUMF Won’t Solve Terrorist Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "The House of Representatives will vote today on a bill from Representative Barbara Lee to repeal one of the key authorities behind nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to fight terrorism: the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. "House Democrats claim this vote is an urgent act of Congressional oversight, and the Democratic L… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Democrats’ S. 1: A Massive Election Takeover With a Fill-In-The-Blank Rationale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "Next week, as the Democratic Leader has indicated, the Senate will finally get the opportunity to vote on the bill that House and Senate Democrats have both made their number one priority for the entire Congress. "S. 1 is a bad bill filled with bad ideas, and I've been crystal clear about opposing it from the very beginning. "But for Democrats thems… Continue Reading


06.16.21

McConnell: Economic Recovery Facing Headwinds of Liberal Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economic recovery: "Key economic indicators continue to show that our nation's recovery is still facing significant headwinds. "Last week, we learned that inflation had logged its steepest increase since the 2008 financial crisis. There are more unfilled jobs in America than at any point on record. And when asked, more than 90% of the small business owners… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Washington Democrats Attempt to Impose Their Radical Preferences on Ordinary Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Unfortunately, thus far, the Biden Administration hasn't just neglected to aggressively prosecute overt discrimination. In some cases, it's actually trying to promote it. "Take the massive spending package Democrats rammed through in the name of COVID relief. The spending was billed as urgent, but its authors apparently had time to bake in a … Continue Reading


06.15.21

McConnell Calls For “Actual Consequences” in Latest IRS Leak

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the IRS leak: "One week ago today, the personal financial information of several prominent Americans was made public in only the latest leak of sensitive data from the Internal Revenue Service. "Or, to put it another way, it appears that an anonymous source committed a felony by releasing the confidential information of American citizens, which a media out… Continue Reading


06.14.21

McConnell on Department of Justice IG Investigation: “There is No Need for a Partisan Circus Here in Congress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Justice: "Late last week, the Democratic Leader and the Democratic Whip gave in to the urge to pick at the scab of politically-motivated investigations that had become their party's favorite weapon against the previous administration. "They indicated that they were prepared to compel two former Attorneys General to testify before the Judi… Continue Reading


06.14.21

McConnell on Burma: “Work Isn’t Over” For Friends of Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "The military junta that seized power from Burma's democratically-elected leaders back in February has kept up its campaign of brutal and violent repression. "More than eight hundred people are now dead, and more than 5,000 others have been detained on various charges of resistance. "Just today, the longtime leader of Burma's democracy movement and… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Both Sides of Border Still Waiting for Administration to Take Charge of Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at the border: "The latest data from Customs and Border Protection show that the current fiscal year has seen the highest number of migrant apprehensions since 2006. "Let me say that again. We're eight months into FY 2021, but the CBP has already apprehended more migrants at our southern border than in any full year since 2006. "It's hard to ov… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Democrats’ Exclusion of Unborn Protections Breaks With Commonsense, Bipartisan Precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protections for the unborn: "Unfortunately, the Administration's radical left turn touches much more than just infrastructure policy. In fact, it includes an unprecedented new threat to the basic dignity of human life. "On the campaign trail last year, President Biden announced that he would abandon a mainstream position he had held for decades - that taxp… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Democrats Need To “Get Serious” On Infrastructure Spending To Achieve Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "This morning, the Labor Department announced that it had observed the largest uptick in prices since the depths of the Great Recession in 2008. And core inflation had reached a nearly three-decade high. "The latest data reinforce what too many Americans have been experiencing firsthand: the Biden Administration's partisan spending bill has… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Biden Afghanistan Withdrawal Leaves Unanswered Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "I've been outspoken on the importance of sustaining America's support for local partners who are leading counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan and elsewhere. "Even when doing so has put me at odds with presidents of both parties. "When the previous Administration considered precipitous withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, I sponsored a … Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senate Democrats’ “Designed to Fail” June Agenda Skips Regular Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' far-left agenda: "And now, some of our colleagues have signaled that they intend to use this month to depart from that example, themselves. "The Democratic Leader has laid out a partisan agenda he seems to hope will illustrate that the Senate is broken. "This series of radical proposals has no chance of becoming law, but every intention … Continue Reading


06.09.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Should “Follow Senate’s Productive Example” on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "I was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Biden had walked away from negotiations on infrastructure spending with Senator Capito. "For several weeks, the Ranking Member of the EPW Committee has been engaged in good faith on finding common ground with the Administration. She's led several of our colleagues in exhaustive efforts t… Continue Reading

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