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10.19.17

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Passing Budget Is First Step Toward Relief And Jobs For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate is taking the next critical step in passing the comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget before us. It's pretty obvious that this is a good budget -- and that's true whether you're looking at it from a fiscal perspective or an economic one. "Take the fiscal side first. It reins in government spending. It protects… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Americans Deserve An Economy That Reaches Its Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "It goes without saying that the Obama years were not easy for America's middle class. Many of the men and women we represent felt forgotten over the last decade. They found themselves stuck in a stumbling economy without the opportunity to get ahead, looking on as paychecks stagnated, jobs moved overseas, and government spent … Continue Reading


10.17.17

Budget Will Rein In Federal Spending And Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate, as I said yesterday, has a full schedule of work before it this fall. It's what the president, vice president, and I discussed at our working lunch down at the White House yesterday. This week, the Senate is advancing one of the most important items on our agenda with consideration of the comprehensive budget for F… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Budget, Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's fall agenda: "As I discussed with the president and vice president at our working lunch today, the Senate has a full schedule of important work ahead of us. The Senate's fall agenda includes confirming more nominees to the judiciary, administration and other important positions, and later today we will resume consideration of another nominee - Callista Gingrich,… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Americans Deserve Larger Paychecks, More Jobs, Better Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "During the Obama years, many of the hardworking men and women of America's middle class felt forgotten. Paychecks often did not keep pace with rising costs. Opportunities for work could often seem bleak. And, for these men and women, the promise of a hard-earned retirement seemed to drift further and further away. For so many middle-class Americans,… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Despite Democrat Obstruction, Senate Continues To Confirm Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "Earlier this week, I filed cloture motions on four qualified nominees for various agencies throughout the federal government. I shouldn't have had to. In different times, we may have even considered them via voice vote. But this is where we are, and now it's time to advance and confirm them as soon as possible. "Later t… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Tax Reform Is Critical To Our Country’s Economic Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Yesterday, Chairman Hatch held another hearing on a subject that's incredibly important to the economic future of our country: tax reform. For too long, our economy has failed to live up to its full potential. For too long, Americans have suffered through stagnant paychecks, a lack of steady work, and retirement that can seem to slip further away by… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Kentucky Proud: Kentuckians Assisting with Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster relief for hurricane victims: "Last week, Congress passed legislation to reauthorize the FAA including its authority to collect and spend money for repairs and replacement parts for our air traffic control system. I am proud that we worked together to get this bill over the finish line. Now the FAA can continue to play a critical role in the federal g… Continue Reading


10.03.17

‘We Want To Take More Money Out Of Washington’s Pocket And Put More In Yours’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Last week, the Chairman of the Budget Committee unveiled a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that the committee will consider this week. This comprehensive budget resolution provides a path to balance by restraining Washington's spending, by reducing the tax burden, and by putting our country on a trajectory for better economic growth. I l… Continue Reading


10.02.17

‘Chairman Pai Is Just The Kind Of Person We Need Over At The FCC’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following remarks today regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai: "As I noted last week, the nominee before us - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai - has led a fascinating life with two defining features: hard work and success. "He understands communications policy from just about every angle - no wonder, given his deep and impressive resume. He comprehends the needs of rural communit… Continue Reading


10.02.17

‘This Is A Moment For National Mourning And For Prayer’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terrible tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas, NV: "The news we awoke to this morning was heartbreaking. What happened in Las Vegas is shocking, it's tragic, and - for those affected and their families - it's devastating. It's hard to even imagine their pain. I hope they will know that we are all praying for them now. I hope they will find strength in the love… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Senate To Confirm Pai, Erickson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai and the nominee for the Eight Circuit Court, Judge Ralph Erickson: "The Senate is considering two qualified nominees today. One is the sitting Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai. Chairman Pai has led a very fascinating life, one punctuated by hard work and success. It had its beginnings in Buffalo. It tra… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Passage of FAA Bill Critical to Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation: "The people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been hit hard by powerful hurricanes. As I said earlier this week, the Senate will continue to work with FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the rest of the administration to help in the recovery, just as we have in Texas, Florida, and across the sou… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, Bigger Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "Later today, I look forward to joining members of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways & Means Committee, and other congressional leaders in unveiling a unified framework for fixing our nation's broken tax code. It's an idea that can bring much-needed relief to middle-class families and small businesses and help keep more jobs in America… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Congress Stands Ready To Provide Hurricane Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recent hurricane devastation caused in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "We've all seen the very serious problems facing the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the recent hurricanes. The damage has been terrible. The latest hurricane was especially devastating. "We want the people of Puerto Rico and the islands to know that we are … Continue Reading


09.26.17

McConnell On Obamacare: The American People Deserve A Better Way Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "Last night on television, we saw a stark contrast between two different visions of health care in our country. One is an idea that's gaining increasing currency with our friends across the aisle. Some call it 'Single Payer.' Others try to dress it up with poll-tested PR labels. "But no matter what you cal… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Senate Set to Confirm NLRB Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel: "For more than 80 years, the NLRB has been responsible for the impartial resolution of labor disputes and for ensuring stable labor relations. Under the board majority appointed by the Obama Administration, however, the NLRB moved from fair administrator of the law to partisan activist - one tha… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Obamacare’s Legacy: Skyrocketing Prices, Disappearing Choices, Failing Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "By now, we all know the pain that Obamacare continues to inflict on our families, our communities, and our country. Skyrocketing prices. Disappearing choices. Failing markets. That's the legacy of Obamacare. It has hurt so many already. Without reforms, it will hurt even more Americans as it continues a ye… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Graham-Cassidy: Better Health-Care Ideas By Taking Decision-Making Out Of Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "The men and women we represent have suffered a lot under Obamacare. Skyrocketing costs. Plummeting choices. Collapsing markets. Many of us thought our constituents deserved better. That's why we did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law so we could replace it with something better. The forces … Continue Reading

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