Remarks

06.17.20

McConnell on JUSTICE Act: I Hope We Can Step Up and Stand Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the JUSTICE Act: "Breonna Taylor. "George Floyd. "Over the last several months, our country has been shaken by the killings of more Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. And the people of this country have called for change. "The United States of America is not a fundamentally racist country. We are the greatest nation in world history, built on… Continue Reading


06.16.20

McConnell: Busy Senate and Absent House Make the Capitol a “Study in Contrasts”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and the Great American Outdoors Act: "This week, like most weeks for a month and a half now, has brought a study in contrasts to the United States Capitol. "Over in the Democrat-led House of Representatives, the lights are off. The doors are locked. There's nobody home. "With our country facing a once-in-a-century pandemic, an historic economic … Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell: The Great American Outdoors Act Will “Benefit Generations to Come”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "And just this week, on the floor, we will complete a major piece of legislation that will benefit generations to come. "Thanks to a number of our colleagues, particularly the junior senators from Colorado and Montana, the Senate is poised to take historic action for the future of the nation's public lands. "I haven't been t… Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell Highlights Senate’s Critical Work for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Three months ago, the first states were implementing stay-at-home orders as the new coronavirus spread through our country. "Three months ago, George Floyd was still alive and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky had just begun to reignite a national discussion around policing. "Our country has confronted what feels li… Continue Reading


06.11.20

McConnell: Great American Outdoors Act Will Protect Kentucky’s Natural Treasures and Promote Prosperity

"Over the last several weeks, major challenges have dominated the headlines on a daily basis. "Following the sacrifices Americans made to fight the coronavirus, our nation is gradually beginning to re-open. Our economy has started adding back jobs. But some states are seeing their numbers increase, the fallout for American workers remains historic, and schools, universities, and employers are still looking for smart and safe ways to step back towards normal. "The Senate is working to ensure ou… Continue Reading


06.10.20

McConnell Urges Support for Landmark Legislation to Preserve and Protect Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "Thanks to the bipartisan leadership of colleagues like Senators Daines, Gardner, Portman, Alexander, Manchin, and Warner, we are attending to legislation that will shape the future of the great American outdoors for the better. "It's fitting that the legislation before us comes with the support of such a broad, bipartisan co… Continue Reading


06.10.20

“America Cannot Be America if Civil Disagreement Becomes a Contradiction in Terms”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding civil discourse: "Yesterday, I explained we cannot let the First Amendment become another casualty of this troubled moment. "No matter how charged the issue, peaceful protests must be protected - from suppression by governments or hijackings by violent mobs. In the United States of America, people get to protest. "In our country, people also get to worship.… Continue Reading


06.09.20

McConnell on the Great American Outdoors Act: “I Urge All Senators to Join the Experts and Support the Bill”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "Yesterday, our colleagues voted overwhelmingly to advance the Great American Outdoors Act. "Thanks to the guiding leadership of colleagues like Senator Daines and Senator Gardner, we have a rare opportunity to take a huge step forward for some of our nation's most cherished treasures. "Every year, America's national parks, … Continue Reading


06.09.20

McConnell on Religious Liberty: Politicians Do Not Get to Play “Red-Light, Green-Light” With the First Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding religious liberty: "Several times now, I have praised the peaceful demonstrations protesting racial injustice and the killings of black Americans. I am grateful that after several harrowing days of looting and riots, law enforcement restored order and helped these peaceful protests be heard. "Notwithstanding the far-left calls to disband the police altogethe… Continue Reading


06.08.20

McConnell Praises the Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "While the Senate remains the only chamber in this Capitol with its lights on, we are going to continue with legislative work for the country. "Today, we'll take our first vote to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, a generational bill from Senator Daines and Senator Gardner that will secure the future of our nation's na… Continue Reading


06.08.20

McConnell: Unity and Mutual Respect Will Keep Us Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding peaceful protests and law enforcement: "Across our nation, the past few days have seemed to mark a turn for the better. "On Friday morning, new data showed that the economic fallout from this pandemic may have bottomed out and begun to turn around weeks earlier than had been predicted. "Instead of losing millions more jobs in the month of May, our nation ha… Continue Reading


06.04.20

McConnell Delivers Address on China to Mark Tiananmen Square Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing: "Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. "Because of China's censorship and disinformation, we still do not know how many brave Chinese people were killed by their own government on June 4th, 1989. Conservative estimates say hundreds. Others say thousands.… Continue Reading


06.04.20

McConnell Praises Continued Success of the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yesterday evening, the Senate passed a few targeted changes to help Senator Collins's and Senator Rubio's historic Paycheck Protection Program continue to protect American workers and small businesses through this pandemic. "Back in March, these Senate leaders hand-designed this plan to push unprecedented assistance to worki… Continue Reading


06.03.20

“The Foreign Actors Who Seek to Harm the United States Have Not Let Up While We Attend to Other Problems”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Make no mistake: The foreign actors who seek to harm the United States have not let up while we attend to other problems. "For example, in Afghanistan, despite agreeing just months ago to engage in further peace negotiations with the Afghan government and sever its ties with al-Qaeda, the Taliban has instead continued its violent campaign again… Continue Reading


06.03.20

The Senate is Here and Working for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Our nation is caught within a number of grave problems at the same time. "This week, in cities across America, the pain of racial injustice has been compounded by violent riots that have drowned out peaceful protests and hurt innocent people. "Millions of working families continue to face the historic economic fallout from the coronavi… Continue Reading


06.02.20

McConnell: “The Senate Is Present and Working”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Obviously, and unfortunately, this turmoil is not the only great challenge before us. Lest we forget, the healthcare fight against the worst viral pandemic in a century is still upon us. "Our nation is trying to smartly and safely re-open. Just as small businesses in some cities are sweeping up broken glass, American workers and entrepr… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Let’s Unite For Peace in Our Streets and in Our Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "Last night, the streets of major American cities were again the scene of looting and violent rioting that serves no purpose except to hurt innocent people and undermine peaceful demonstrations. "Every one of us has an obligation to distinguish peaceful protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Tayl… Continue Reading


06.01.20

McConnell Stands With Hong Kong: The Chinese Communist Party Does Not Play By The Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "Now on an entirely different matter. "These events only compound what has already been an historically challenging time for our country. "As our nation continues to combat and contain the coronavirus, the Senate will continue to lead the response. To name one example, I hope and anticipate the Senate will soon take up and pass legislation that j… Continue Reading


06.01.20

“This Is An Hour of Great Pain and Unrest in Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "This is an hour of great pain and unrest in our country. "Americans from coast to coast have been grieved and horrified by the killings of African-American citizens: Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis. "In each disturbing situatio… Continue Reading


05.21.20

McConnell on Successful Slowing of COVID-19: The American People Have Won “An Important Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "All month, the Senate has been on the job, attending to the needs of our nation. "We have legislated. We've confirmed nominees. We've held major hearings and conducted oversight on the historic response to COVID-19. "Now, yesterday, we learned that our Senate action will continue to contrast with our absentee neighbors across the rotunda. "While… Continue Reading

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