Remarks

05.17.17

McConnell: We Should Strive for a Tax Code that Works for American Families, Creates Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "As I outlined last week, during the Obama years the American people struggled with an economy that failed to meet its potential. The slowest recovery since World War II. The middle class losing its historic status as the majority in our country. Too many out of jobs and looking for work, too many giving up after years of fruitless searching, too man… Continue Reading


05.16.17

As Obamacare Crumbles, Americans Are Left To Pick Up The Pieces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "As Obamacare continues to collapse, a new Gallup poll out last week showed, quote, 'Healthcare Surges as Top Problem in US.' It's not hard to see why so many Americans feel this way. They turn on the TV and hear that there will be even fewer options on the Obamacare marketplaces in state after state. They pick up the newspaper and see … Continue Reading


05.15.17

National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week and the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen: "This week marks National Police Week, an annual celebration in honor of the men and women who serve in local, state, and federal law enforcement across the country. We are all safer because of their efforts, and this week is an important reminder of their… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Historic Rollback of Obama-Era Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA): "Today the Senate will take a cloture vote on the U.S. Trade Representative nominee, Robert Lighthizer. We know the task before Mr. Lighthizer is an important one. I appreciate his willingness to take on this challenge, and I look forward to working with the administration o… Continue Reading


05.10.17

Politics Must Stay Out of Current Russia Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the firing of FBI Director, James Comey: "Whatever one thinks of the manner in which Director James Comey handled the investigation into Secretary Clinton's unauthorized use of a private server and her mishandling of classified information, it is clear what our Democratic colleagues thought of it - both at the time and consistently thereafter. "Last year, the cur… Continue Reading


05.10.17

Democrats Admit Obamacare is Failing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and Senate Democrats' acknowledgement that the status quo is unsustainable: "I'm glad to see many of our Democratic friends here with us today. Yesterday, they sent me a letter indicating that they want to participate as we work on legislation that can bring relief from Obamacare. In that letter, they acknowledged the need to 'improve and reform the hea… Continue Reading


05.09.17

Opioid Epidemic Taking Heartbreaking Toll on Families and Communities Across the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the president's nominee for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb: "The heroin and prescription opioid epidemic is taking a heartbreaking toll on families and communities across the nation. Experts estimate that as many as 2 million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction - wi… Continue Reading


05.08.17

Obamacare Will Hurt Countless More Americans If We Don’t Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "Today the Senate will move to confirm Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is a Rhodes Scholar, Air Force Academy graduate - part of the third class ever to admit women, by the way - and a dedicated public servant who served several terms in Congress. I'm sure she'll work hard in this new role to strengthen the branch of the military she cares so much abo… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Funding Bill Will Make a Positive Impact On the People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The Senate will soon vote on the government-funding bill the House passed yesterday, and with it, critical resources to address a number of issues facing our country. As I've noted over the course of this week, the bill includes a number of provisions that are important to our country and - today - I'd like to take a closer look at the… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Senate Will Vote to Protect American Retirement Account Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding action through the Congressional Review Act to undo an Obama-era retirement regulation: "In recent months, the Republican Congress has voted to provide much-needed relief to the American people from Obama Administration regulations pushed out the door at the 11th hour. We've voted to eliminate 13 harmful regulations already, using the tools contained in the Congres… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Funding Bill Addresses Important Needs for Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Later today, the House will vote to pass a funding agreement that advances a number of American priorities - achieving important things that would not have been possible under the previous administration. "Take the border. President Trump and the Republican Congress made securing the border a priority - and this funding bill acts on … Continue Reading


05.02.17

Leader McConnell on SEC Chairman Nominee, Jay Clayton

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 nominee for Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton: "Senators voted on a bipartisan basis yesterday to advance Jay Clayton's nomination to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and soon we'll take another vote, to confirm him. "As Chairman Crapo noted at Clayton's confirmation hearing, this nominee… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Funding Bill Will Promote a Number of American Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Yesterday, after months of committee work and bicameral negotiations, a government funding agreement that abides by the spending caps set in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was filed in the House. This legislation will promote a number of American and conservative priorities. "It will help strengthen the border, with the largest bor… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Bipartisan Bill Will Fund U.S. Military, Miners’ Benefits, Border, Fight Against Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The funding bill announced last night will allow us to make critical advances to rebuild our military, strengthen our border, and continue providing relief to communities that have struggled for too long against the opioid epidemic. These are important priorities of Congress and the president, they reflect a lot of hard work, and they … Continue Reading


04.28.17

McConnell: Protecting Miners’ Health Care Remains A Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding miners' health care benefits and the short-term continuing resolution: "With cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will pass a short-term continuing resolution before this evening so that members of both parties can continue work on a longer-term solution. The legislation we should pass today will carry us through next week, so that a bipartis… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Tax Reform, Funding the Government, Moving Ahead on Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform, the president's nominees and the government funding bill: "Yesterday the administration introduced a plan to serve as the guideline for modernizing and simplifying America's tax code. This process is long overdue, and it's a priority that's shared by the Republican House, Senate, and the administration. "By bringing down tax rates for individuals, we … Continue Reading


04.26.17

Economic Policies That Focus on Growth and Job Creation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding this afternoon's briefing on North Korea, President Trump's nominees, and the upcoming government funding bill: "North Korea's determined effort to field a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile threatens the United States and our allies. Kim Jong-Un has, by all appearances, broken from a predictable cycle of escalation demonstrated by previous leaders,… Continue Reading


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

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