Remarks

05.25.21

Biden Administration Can’t Answer Crucial Questions About Rushed Afghanistan Retreat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "The President's decision to retreat from Afghanistan is not clear-eyed or strategic. It's dangerous wishful thinking. "As discussions with the Administration are making clear, this decision is not underpinned by a coherent plan to mitigate the geopolitical and humanitarian risks that our departure will create. "When we're gone, there is ev… Continue Reading


05.25.21

McConnell Co-Sponsors Legislation to Fight Uptick in “Despicable” Anti-Semitic Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor against anti-Semitism: "The despicable, age-old specter of anti-Semitism continues to rear its head, even here in America. "Last week, authorities from New York to Los Angeles were investigating assaults on Jewish people. According to press reports, in New York City, one Jewish man was kicked, punched, and sprayed with chemicals by five or six men yelling anti-Semit… Continue Reading


05.25.21

McConnell Reiterates Importance of Standing Strongly with Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in support of Israel defending itself against terrorists: "The world is relieved that Hamas has stopped firing rockets at Israel's cities and, for the moment, the fighting has stopped. "Israel's response to Hamas's terrorism was justified. It was targeted, restrained, and extraordinarily precise. So it was disappointing to see disproportionate blame heaped upon Isra… Continue Reading


05.24.21

We Can’t Compete With China Without Robust Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding competing with China: "Last week, a bipartisan majority of Senators voted to proceed to floor debate about our nation's long-term competition with China. "There's no disagreement that the People's Republic's strategic capabilities and its growing influence beyond the Indo-Pacific, pose a singular challenge to American strength and security. There is robust… Continue Reading


05.24.21

Amid Violent Crime Surge, Biden Nominee Called for Cutting Police Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Department of Justice nominee Kristen Clarke: "When President Biden's nominees have been qualified and mainstream, they've received bipartisan cooperation. But the President's choice to head a key division at the Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General failed to even advance out of committee. "The Democratic Leader had to reach into the Judi… Continue Reading


05.24.21

McConnell Thanks Individual Men & Women of National Guard

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: "This week, the National Guard is departing what has been a months-long presence here at the Capitol. "Aspects of the Guard's presence here were not fleshed out as clearly or coherently as either Congress or servicemembers deserved. And members of Congress will continue to discuss and debate whether it is appropriate for uniformed milit… Continue Reading


05.20.21

McConnell Co-Sponsors Bill to Block Democrats’ Anti-Free-Speech, Anti-Privacy Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "As Democrats have pushed their massive political takeover bill, S. 1, Americans' First Amendment rights and privacy rights have been thrust into center stage. "The legislation contains multiple elements that would chill Americans' exercise of free speech and let Washington bureaucrats hoard more of citizens' private information without good cause. "… Continue Reading


05.20.21

“Democrats Cannot Get Control of the Crisis they Stoked”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "Our nation's southern border is still in crisis. "The Biden Administration still won't admit it. Much of the media would prefer not to cover it. But the facts are clear. And they're unacceptable. "A few days ago, Customs and Border Protection issued their report on the month of April. The number of encounters with illegal entrants was … Continue Reading


05.20.21

“Competing with China” Requires Adequately Funding our National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense spending: "We know that competition with China will shape America's security and prosperity for decades to come. That's a fact. "The legislation on the floor purports to deal with this issue. It covers a huge range of topics from economics to education to foreign and defense policy. "Earlier this week, I voted with the majority of Senators to proc… Continue Reading


05.19.21

McConnell Supports Existing Investigations of January 6th, Opposes Democrats’ Partisan Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the proposed January 6th commission: "After careful consideration, I've made the decision to oppose the House Democrats' slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of January the 6th. "As everyone knows, I repeatedly made my views about the events of January the 6th very clear. I spoke clearly and left no doubt about my conc… Continue Reading


05.19.21

McConnell: Secretary Becerra Misrepresents Federal Law on “Barbaric” Partial-Birth Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pro-life policies: "When President Biden nominated Secretary Xavier Becerra to run the Department of Health and Human Services, it was clear what the nation was getting: A hardened culture warrior with no health or medical expertise. "Where Secretary Becerra did have experience was trying to impose a far-left social agenda. "He fought and fought in federa… Continue Reading


05.19.21

McConnell: Drifting Left, More Democrats Fail to Have Israel’s Back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Two years ago, I spoke to a gathering of friends of Israel. At the time, I was working to advance pro-Israel legislation and combat the BDS movement, a far-left effort to create worldwide anti-Israel boycotts. "I was struck by opposition to the bill from the far left, and I said Democrats had to stand up to the growing chorus of anti-Israel voices… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrats Want to Reverse Streamlined Rule that Increased Transparency and Cut Odds of Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: "Sometime soon, we also expect to vote on a Democratic resolution to overturn a rule put in place by the previous administration. "Under Republican leadership, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an aggressive Washington regulator of the American job market, issued modified marching orders that increase… Continue Reading


05.18.21

McConnell: Sweeping Legislation on Senate Floor Needs Bipartisanship & Robust Amendment Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding The Endless Frontiers Act: "Yesterday, the Senate took a step toward considering wide-ranging legislation that would touch on multiple parts of the U.S. economy in the name of increasing innovation and competitiveness. "A secure, productive, and innovative America that can out-compete China is something that all 100 Senators want. Of course, in a place lik… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrat Bailout Funneling Taxpayers’ Cash to California Despite Big Surplus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding state budgets: "Recent headlines have reinforced a warning that Republicans and economic experts have been articulating for months: The massive spending Democrats insisted upon at the outset of the Biden Administration was not in step with actual needs. "Yesterday, I talked about some of the ways the multi-trillion-dollar spending spree rammed through in M… Continue Reading


05.17.21

States Having to Clean Up Washington Democrats’ Job Market Mess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When the 117th Congress and President Biden were sworn in back in January, our nation had already turned the corner in our battle with the coronavirus. "New cases and deaths had already peaked and started to plummet. "The vaccines made available in record time thanks to Operation Warp Speed had already started to roll out nationwide, at a ra… Continue Reading


05.17.21

McConnell Proud to Support Israel: “Let’s Leave No Doubt Where America Stands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Yesterday was the deadliest day yet in the continued fighting between the terrorist forces attacking Israel and Israel's measured, precise, and defensive response. "Hamas unleashed another round of rocket barrages, intentionally targeting civilian areas across Israel. Israel intensified its campaign to, among other specific military objectives, de… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Iran’s Fingerprints Are All Over Anti-American, Anti-Israeli, and Anti-Arab Terrorism Across the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "The attacks being directed at innocent Israeli citizens are coming from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Both those terrorist groups receive support from Iran. "The regime in Tehran is the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world. The regime supports Shi'a terrorists, Sunni terrorists, and secular terrorists. "Many of the rockets now… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Competing With China Requires Funding Defense & Strengthening our Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "While Senators were back in our home states last week, the Washington Post ran this headline: 'Chinese greenhouse gas emissions now larger than those of developed countries combined.' "China is out-emitting the United States, India, and the entire European Union, combined. They're now responsible for more than a fourth of the entire world's emissio… Continue Reading


05.13.21

McConnell Honors Fallen Kentucky Officer and U.S. Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring National Police Week: "I'll begin this morning where I began on Monday: Talking about National Police Week. "Yesterday I got to welcome members of Kentucky's Fraternal Order of Police here to my office. I was glad for the chance to share my gratitude for their service and hear what's on their mind. "Tragically, the past year's fallen officers whom we're me… Continue Reading

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