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09.21.22

Democrats’ Plan to Receive Less Criticism: Target the First Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the DISCLOSE Act: "Finally, with all these national crises hammering families, the Democratic majority is using the Senate schedule to demonstrate that they do not care. "The Democratic Leader is not spending floor time on a bill to combat Democrats' inflation crisis, or their immigration crisis, or their violent crime crisis, or their energy crisis. "Not… Continue Reading


09.21.22

Senate Can Do Better Than “Permitting Reform” In Name Only

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Democrats' runaway inflation includes skyrocketing costs to keep the lights on and to heat or cool homes. "We're also witnessing the dangerous vulnerabilities that Democrats in places like California have built into their electrical grids. "California Democrats have spent years putting 'green' lifestyle preferences ahead of the basic needs of wor… Continue Reading


09.21.22

Runaway Inflation Hurting States Whose Democratic Senator Voted to Cause It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, President Biden made a bizarre attempt to deny the American people's pain from Democrats' runaway inflation. "After the latest nationwide data reported that consumer prices are rising at 8.3%, year-on-year, the President suggested the country should be celebrating that they weren't rising even faster! "Workin… Continue Reading


09.20.22

Inflation Is Hammering States Where Both Democratic Senators Brought It On

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Washington Democrats' runaway inflation has caused a nationwide crisis. It's put working families and small businesses in a bind from coast to coast. "Since President Biden took office, inflation has shot up a staggering 13.2%. "For the average American household, this translates to hundreds and hundreds of extra dollars every month. Working o… Continue Reading


09.20.22

Liberal Jurisdictions Balk at Tiny Fraction of Border Crisis

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 overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection personnel have already encountered more than two million illegal immigrants and counting this fiscal year. "That is a larger group of people than the entire populations of 14 states. And this record-shattering two million apprehensions only counts the subset of people that were actually caug… Continue Reading


09.19.22

President Biden: Be Grateful My Inflation Isn’t Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week, the American people received yet another absolutely crushing inflation report. "More than a year after Washington Democrats' policies set off the worst overall inflation in 40 years, the prices of some of the most essential items for working families are skyrocketing at their fastest rates in a generation. "Electricity costs are ris… Continue Reading


09.15.22

Democrats Ignoring Americans’ Top Concern

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "This week's inflation report confirmed what working people across this country know all too well: "The costs of feeding a family and keeping the lights on have skyrocketed more quickly this past year than at any time since the wake of the Carter Administration. "A year and a half of crippling runaway inflation is the most important story to th… Continue Reading


09.14.22

McConnell on Ukraine’s Progress and Needed Next Steps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "It's been encouraging to see good news regarding the Ukrainian people's fight to defend and reclaim their sovereignty. "Latest reports indicate that Ukraine has recently liberated 2,400 square miles of their own territory from Russian hands. "The sight of a democratic nation beating back totalitarian aggression continues to inspire the free worl… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Violent Crime Sweeps Kentucky and America on Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the violent crime wave: "When you combine the border crisis and the violent crime crisis, law and order ranks as the American people's number-two top priority, second only to the inflation crisis. "While Democrats' economic policies have waged war on working families' financial security, their soft-on-crime policies have eroded Americans' physical security… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Democrats Celebrate Inflation and Market Plunge With White House Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The American people's number-one priority is the runaway inflation that is smashing their family budgets and crushing our economy. "Yesterday, the latest inflation report showed that soaring prices are still completely out of control. "Inflation has totaled 13.2% since the day President Biden took office. "We've just had the worst 12 months f… Continue Reading


09.13.22

As Illegal Immigration and Fentanyl Break Records, Vice President Harris Calls Border “Secure”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: "This past weekend, Vice President Harris made a surprising announcement on 'Meet the Press.' The Vice President declared that, 'the border is secure.' "We're about to close the fiscal year with more than 2 million illegal immigrant encounters on our southern border - breaking the all-time record that we only just set last year.… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Democrats’ Inflation Keeps Pummeling Families with Worse-Than-Expected Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Just a few minutes ago, yet again, the American people received a monthly inflation report that was even worse than the expert predictions. "The expectation was that Democrats' runaway inflation might finally begin to level off. The topline inflation rate was expected to fall. Instead, yet again, the opposite happened. Overall inflation was up … Continue Reading


09.12.22

Democrats Ignore Economic Challenges They Created for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the latest monthly update on the Democrats' inflation. "But of course, the American people hardly need government statisticians to explain to them that Washington Democrats' reckless spending has sent prices skyrocketing. "Working families have been feeling this pain in their pocketbooks every sing… Continue Reading


09.08.22

The Biden Administration’s Continuing Failures in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In January 2019, a bipartisan supermajority of the Senate voted for an amendment I authored, warning that the 'precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from [Afghanistan] could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.' "Two years later, senior experts and advisors repeated that same warning to President Biden. His… Continue Reading


09.08.22

Democrats Taking California’s Energy Failures Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "I've been talking all week about the ways that liberal policies hurt American families in their daily lives. "After two years of total Democrat control in Washington, we've seen how reckless spending comes home to roost in the form of decades-high inflation and shrinking paychecks for working Americans. "We've seen what happens when one of our tw… Continue Reading


09.07.22

Democrats’ Soft-on-Crime Policies Are Neither Fair Nor Compassionate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Inflation is not the only way the last two years have shown that bad policies and bad ideas have real consequences. "One especially damaging myth is the liberal notion that making our country kinder means having weaker public safety, weaker justice for criminals, and weaker borders. "This misunderstanding dominates today's Democratic Party… Continue Reading


09.07.22

Democrats’ Reckless Spending Has Hurt Kentuckians and All Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Washington Democrats have spent nearly two years borrowing, printing, and spending our economy into turmoil. "Families and businesses across Middle America are paying the price. I met with many of them in my home state of Kentucky over the past few weeks. "Since President Biden took office, prices in the Commonwealth have spiked by 13%. At the… Continue Reading


09.06.22

Americans’ Top Priorities Are Democrats’ Biggest Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American people's priorities: "American families are hurting, Mr. President. And they are very clearly telling anybody who will listen to them what our priorities ought to be. "Americans' number-one concern, by a mile, is the crushing inflation that Democrats spent us into. The share of Americans who name inflation as our most urgent problem is almost … Continue Reading


09.06.22

Eastern Kentucky Continues to Recover After Devastating Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Eastern Kentucky: "It's been just over a month since relentless rains and major flooding devastated Eastern Kentucky. "This disaster took homes, businesses, and at least thirty-nine lives. Only a few months after tornadoes had caused widespread damage in the western part of our state, catastrophe struck our Commonwealth yet again. "I trave… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Would Cut Life-Saving Treatments and Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding drug pricing: "I want to drill down on Democrats' plan to take a buzzsaw to the research and development behind new life-saving medical treatments and cures. "The American people have enough common sense to know that government can't actually make something cost less by making it illegal to raise its price. "This is the logic of college-sophomore socialis… Continue Reading

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