Remarks

02.13.21

McConnell on Impeachment: “Disgraceful Dereliction” Cannot Lead Senate to “Defy Our Own Constitutional Guardrails”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impeachment trial: "January 6th was a disgrace. "American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. "Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. … Continue Reading


02.08.21

Diverse Protests in Burma a “Powerful Display of Courage”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of protestors stood up across Burma in defiance of the military coup. "For a week now, the military has detained hundreds of civil society leaders and democratically elected officials -- some on mysterious or obviously specious charges, and others without charge at all. "Their actions were illegitimate from t… Continue Reading


02.08.21

“American Families Deserve a Process and a Bill that Put Their Actual Needs at the Center”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "In 2020, a Republican Senate and Republican Administration led five historic pandemic rescue packages on a completely bipartisan basis. "We marshalled the largest federal response to any crisis since World War II - about $4 trillion across five bills. All of it completely bipartisan. "But now, Washington Democrats have other ideas. "Eve… Continue Reading


02.08.21

McConnell Tribute to “Statesman and Scholar” Secretary George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Sec. George Shultz: "On Saturday we lost a great statesman and scholar who gave more than 80 of his 100 years to his country. "George Shultz's service began in the U.S. Marine Corps. From the beaches of Palau, he was among the Americans who helped retake the Pacific from Japan. "Back home, he earned a PhD in economics. He taught at MIT and w… Continue Reading


02.08.21

McConnell on Impeachment Trial Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the next phase of the impeachment trial: "I am pleased that Leader Schumer and I were able to reach an agreement on a fair process and estimated timeline for the Senate trial. This structure has been approved by both former President Trump's legal team and the House managers because it preserves due process and the rights of both sides. It will give Senato… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


02.03.21

“No More Goalpost-Moving”: Time to Get America’s Kids Back In School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming budget resolution debate: "This pandemic has forced Americans to confront numerous and compounding tragedies. "Almost 450,000 Americans have been killed. Millions of livelihoods have been upended. "And millions of American kids, especially those who attend public school, have been robbed of an entire year - and counting - of proper school. "… Continue Reading


02.03.21

McConnell Tribute as U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick Lies in Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in remembrance of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick: "This morning, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick lies in honor under the dome of the institution he swore to defend - and died defending. "Four weeks ago, the rotunda was strewn with the debris of an insurrectionist mob. Today, it is adorned in solemn thanksgiving for the sacrifice of a her… Continue Reading


02.02.21

McConnell Urges Biden Administration & Allies to Respond to Burma Coup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "The United States and democratic countries around the world are anxiously watching events in Burma. "I've had an interest in Burma for many years, since I chaired the Appropriations Subcommittee for State and Foreign Operations. "Just last November, here on the floor, as I cautiously celebrated Burma's recent elections, I warned that its military … Continue Reading


02.02.21

DHS Nominee Turned USCIS into “Favor Factory” for Powerful Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Today the Senate will vote on Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden's nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security. "Up to this point, I've voted in favor of the President's mainstream nominees to key posts. I will have my differences with Secretaries Austin, Yellen, and Blinken on policy, but they were mainstream choices from the President. "… Continue Reading


01.28.21

“Piecemeal Green New Deal” Putting Ideology Ahead of Working Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy and protecting jobs: "The country's waited to see whether the new Administration would follow a pro-job, pro-worker, pro-working-family approach... or give in to the far left and put ideological concerns before kitchen-table ones. "Unfortunately, we haven't had to wait long. "As recently as October, now-President Biden said 'you can't [legis… Continue Reading


01.28.21

McConnell Applauds Virtual March for Life, Condemns Funding Foreign Abortions with Taxpayer Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding March for Life: "Normally, today and tomorrow, we'd be welcoming many thousands of Americans to the capital for the annual March for Life. "Every year, the March is one of the most important things that happens in Washington. Americans of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and many faiths speak up peacefully and powerfully for the most fundamental human right.… Continue Reading


01.27.21

McConnell: Nation Deserves Strong, Bipartisan Foreign Policy to Counter Serious Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and foreign policy: "Yesterday, we confirmed Antony Blinken, our new Secretary of State. Like the Director of National Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Treasury, it was another big, bipartisan vote here in the Senate. "Four years ago, Senate Democrats subjected mainstream nominees to lead State and Treasury to a … Continue Reading


01.26.21

McConnell on Preserving the Legislative Filibuster for Both Parties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "Yesterday, two Democratic Senators confirmed they will not provide the votes to eliminate the legislative filibuster. "The senior Senator for West Virginia issued a public 'guarantee': 'I do not support doing away with the filibuster under any condition.' "Any chance of changing his mind? Quote: 'None whatsoever.' "The senior… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell Remarks on the Nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This afternoon, the Senate will confirm Dr. Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as President Biden's Secretary of the Treasury. "Her speedy confirmation will contrast sharply with the way the Senate Democratic minority handled many of the last President's key cabinet nominations four years ago. "Secretary Mnuchin … Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell: Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Will Take “Smart, Bipartisan Actions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Our nation has spent nearly a year locked in this terrible battle with COVID-19. "This virus that spread from China around the world has taken more than 400,000 American lives. It's effectively cost many children an entire school year. It made us slam the brakes on one of the best job markets in modern history and threw millions of families into… Continue Reading


01.22.21

McConnell on Ret. Gen. Austin’s Nomination and Civil-Military Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "We're continuing to consider President Biden's nominees to key cabinet posts. "On Wednesday, Avril Haines was confirmed as Director of National Intelligence on a big, bipartisan vote, including my own. "We hope to be able to consider Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State early next week. "Today, we're considering Retired General Lloyd Aus… Continue Reading


01.22.21

“Senate Republicans Strongly Believe we Need a Full and Fair Process”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment trial timing: "While business proceeds on the floor, the Democratic Leader and I are continuing to flesh out the structure for this 50-50 Senate. "When Leaders Lott and Daschle wrote a similar agreement 20 years ago, there wasn't a need to reaffirm the basic standing rules that govern legislation in the Senate. It was safely assumed that no maj… Continue Reading


01.22.21

McConnell Thanks National Guard for Protecting the Capitol Complex

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Guard: "Yesterday evening, we learned that some of the National Guard forces who have been helping protect the Capitol complex were being made to rest in parking garages between their shifts. "I don't think a single Senator feels that was acceptable. I am glad the situation was resolved and I hope we learn exactly what happened. "I want to ag… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Biden Administration’s First Day Was Bad News for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting jobs: "Our side takes great pride in the accomplishments that three consecutive Republican Senates helped deliver for the American people. "In 2014, our majority was elected to check and balance the last years of a lame-duck presidency. "In 2016, we were reelected to help ignite a real, all-American economic comeback; rebuild and modernize our … Continue Reading

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