Remarks

11.05.19

Democrats Block Defense Funding, Promote Destructive Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American families' daily lives: "Last week, the nation saw several pivotal moments that shed light on the current state of the Democratic Party. "Here in the Senate, as I mentioned, Democrats chose to filibuster funding for our national defense for the s… Continue Reading


10.31.19

McConnell: ‘The United States Should Stand With These Protestors’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding global protests: "I've spoken at length in recent weeks about the protests in Hong Kong and the situation in Syria. I'd like to close today by recognizing other important developments in the Middle East that regrettably haven't received much attention. "Massive protests are currently underway in Lebanon and Iraq. Millions have taken to the streets to demand … Continue Reading


10.31.19

Leader McConnell Congratulates the World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating the 2019 World Series champions: "I would be remiss not to congratulate the 2019 World Series champions, the Washington Nationals. "This year our national pastime came down to a dramatic finish. The Nationals and the Astros traded blows right up until the final innings of Game Seven. "For the first time ever, the 'away' team won all seven games of the … Continue Reading


10.31.19

McConnell on Turkey Incursion, Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of sanctions on Turkey: "Many of us have been concerned for some time about the trajectory of our strategically important NATO ally Turkey under the leadership of President Erdogan. "Despite the hopes of the Obama administration and others that he would be a model of Islamic democracy, Erdogan instead has used democracy to work toward undem… Continue Reading


10.31.19

While Democrats Focus on Impeachment, Republicans Focus on Funding Our Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces and the House impeachment inquiry resolution: "Later today we're going to vote on something that should not be controversial: Funding for our national defense. For supporting servicemembers and their families. For sustaining America's global leadership and strategic edge. "This vital priority is not something that can take a… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Democrats Want to Increase Premiums, Rollback States’ Flexibility and Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration health care policy for states across the country: "Our Democratic colleagues do apparently have time to push for show votes on messaging resolutions with no chance of becoming law. "This week's installment is a Democratic effort to limit the flexibility that governors of both parties have utili… Continue Reading


10.30.19

House Democrats’ Impeachment Resolution: No Due Process Now, Maybe Some Later, But Only If We Feel Like It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry resolution: "Yesterday, House Democrats released their much-hyped resolution which was advertised as bringing fairness and due process into Speaker Pelosi's and Chairman Schiff's closed-door, partisan inquiry. "Unfortunately, the draft resolution that has been released does nothing of the sort. It falls way short. "A… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Democrats Threaten to Block Funding for Our Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces: "Tomorrow the Senate will vote on funding for the national defense. It will offer a test for our Democratic colleagues: Will their party's impeachment obsession crowd out even the most basic governing responsibilities? "And unfortunately, it seems we may already have our answer. The Democratic Leader, Senator Schumer, said … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Will Democrats Block Funding for the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund our armed forces: "This week will provide an opportunity for our Democratic colleagues to prove that their longstanding goal of impeaching the president is not getting in the way of their ability to legislate. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader have taken pains to insist that their party's… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Democrats Want to Restrict States’ Ability to Lower Premiums and Increase Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration healthcare policy for families across the country: "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. In recent days, our colleagues across the aisle have forced two failed votes on similar resolutions. "One woul… Continue Reading


10.29.19

USDA to Issue New Policy Implementing McConnell Hemp Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's announcement by U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding its release of the new regulatory framework implementing Senator McConnell's hemp initiative allowing hemp to be cultivated nationwide: "When I joined President Trump last year as he signed the farm bill, we marked a new chapter for an historic American crop. "In a victory for growers, processors, an… Continue Reading


10.28.19

The Honorable Kay Hagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina: "First, I was saddened by today's news that our former colleague, the gentlelady from North Carolina, Kay Hagan had passed away. "During her time representing the people of North Carolina, Kay was exactly that -- a gentlelady. She paired an earnest commitment to public service with a friendly and col… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Upcoming Vote on Defense Funding Will Show Whether Impeachment is Crowding Out Critical Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the need to fund our armed forces and his Senate Resolution urging the House to respect due process in impeachment inquiry proceedings: "On Thursday, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I introduced a resolution which quickly gained dozens of Republican co-sponsors. Our resolution states two things which are very obvious. "Number one: Any process as serious as an impeach… Continue Reading


10.28.19

McConnell Praises Intelligence Community, Brave U.S. Forces, and President Trump for Bringing ISIS Leader to Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "On Sunday morning, we woke up to a better and safer world because one monster was no longer in it. "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the founder and leader of ISIS. In recent years, that made him the single most important target in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. His band of fanatics has committed heinous… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Opioid Fight Remains Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing into law landmark opioid legislation: "Too many times, I've had to come to this floor to speak about the pain inflicted on families and entire communities by opioid addiction and substance abuse. It's a crisis present in every ZIP code. One that has wrecked lives throughout the country. "My home state of Kent… Continue Reading


10.23.19

McConnell Highlights Important Events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "First, I want to acknowledge two notable events taking place here in the Capitol today. "As we speak, the First Lady of the United States is just down the hall for a special event relating to our nation's opioid epidemic - marking the progress that Congress and the administration have made in recent years and focusing our efforts on the work still ahead. "I will ha… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Democrats Want Middle-Class Families To Subsidize Blue-State Millionaires

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' effort to undermine tax reform for families across the country: "Today, Democrats here in the Senate will push forward their own resolution. It seeks to undermine part of the historic tax reform law we passed in 2017. "Remember, back then, Washington Democrats were downright hysterical about our plan to let working Americans send less of their pay… Continue Reading


10.23.19

House Democrat Proposal is Designed to Reduce Free Speech in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 4617: "Later today, I understand the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4617 - the latest installment in Speaker Pelosi's campaign to expand government's control over Americans' political speech. "It's a transparent attack on the First Amendment that has united an unlikely band of opponents across the political spectrum. Everybody from hardcore … Continue Reading


10.22.19

McConnell Introduces Syria Resolution in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor introducing his legislative measure regarding the proper role for American leadership in Syria: "My colleagues know that I opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. So I am encouraged by press reports his administration is considering retaining a military presence in that country to keep the pressure on ISIS. "Since September 11, our natio… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Democrats Must Not Continue to Block Funding Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda: "This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing the nation. "First, we'll tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO, and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we'll consider yet another of the president's… Continue Reading

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