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04.02.19

Let’s Do the Right Thing for the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "Now, on another matter, 217 days. That's how long elapsed between President Trump sending the Senate his nomination for a Federal Railroad Administrator and this body confirming him. For 217 days, a 45-year veteran of the railroads with unquesti… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Court Packing: A Radical Proposal Dead and Buried by Bipartisan Consensus for Almost a Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt at "court-packing:" "Now, this week, the American people saw our Democratic colleagues go on the record on a truly astonishing policy proposal. After months of enthusiastic declarations of support, after tripping over one another to prove their devotion to the far-left core of the new Democratic Party, the vast majority of our colleagues across the ai… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: Pain for American Families, No Meaningful Change in Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's vote on the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Bridget Bade of Arizona, the latest of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Today we'll vote on her confirmation as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Ms. Bade's nomination comes with the bipartisan support of our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee a… Continue Reading


03.25.19

This Week in the Senate: Green New Deal, Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Unfortunately, the events of the last few months have not exactly indicated that productive, practical cooperation is what our Democratic colleagues have in mind. To the contrary, the nation has watched as the Democratic Party has engaged in a collective headlong sprint towards … Continue Reading


03.13.19

‘This Pointless Democrat Obstruction Needs to Change’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed a well-qualified jurist, chosen by President Trump to serve on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul Matey of New Jersey will bring a wealth of experience to the bench, and I was proud to support his nomination. We also voted to advance the nomination of Neomi Rao to … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Senate Considering More Outstanding Judicial Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Building on last week's progress, the Senate will consider two more of President Trump's outstanding judicial nominees in addition to another executive branch nominee this week. The first item of business is the nomination of Paul Matey of New Jersey to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. "Mr. Matey h… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Democrat Obstruction Continues on President’s Uncontroversial, Impressive Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees and historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Already this week the Senate has confirmed two more well-qualified judicial nominees. Soon, Allison Rushing and Chad Readler will take their respective seats on the 4th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals. And later today, the Senate will vote on confirmat… Continue Reading


03.05.19

Nominees for Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing to serve on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As I noted yesterday, Ms. Rushing comes with significant appellate experience, and has filed 47 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. It's clear to me, as it was to a majority of ou… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Progress Continues on Nominees in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate has made progress in confirming the president's nominees. On Tuesday, Eric Miller became the 31st circuit court judge confirmed under this administration. Yesterday, we confirmed Michael Desmond to serve as chief counsel at the IRS. Of course, this progress is only remarkable gi… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Senate Continues to Make Nominations a High Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the 31st new circuit court judge since January 2017. Eric Miller came to the Senate for our consideration with a stellar resume and a sterling legal reputation. We had every indication he'd interpret our nation's laws and Constitution as they are actually written. This… Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senate to Confirm Impressive Nominee for Ninth Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee to serve on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Miller: "Yesterday we advanced what will be the 31st circuit court nomination confirmed so far during President Trump's Administration. As I discussed yesterday, Eric Miller has a distinguished record in both public service and pr… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Senate to Consider Another Well-Qualified Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees, including the nominee to serve on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Miller: "This week the Senate will resume our work in the personnel business by considering yet another of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Eric Miller has been chosen to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and… Continue Reading


11.28.18

Senate Focused on Wrapping Up This Year’s Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year: "First, for the information of all Senators, key members of the administration will be coming to the Senate at 11:00am this morning for an all-members briefing with respect to Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Senators on both sides of the aisle have legitimate concerns about the war in Yemen, the terribl… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Long List of Bipartisan Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Michelle Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board and the recent bipartisan accomplishments in the Senate: "The Senate's final order of business this week will be to confirm Michelle Bowman, the president's choice to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. As I've highlighted in recent days, we have before us a nominee whose skills and background a… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "Yesterday, I was honored to attend the ceremonial swearing-in for the newest member of our Supreme Court -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh's remarks yesterday affirmed yet again what his record and his testimony clearly told us: He will be a thoughtful, fair-minded justice who's committed to applying … Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "It was 88 days ago that President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a nominee of the highest caliber -- a brilliant legal mind and an accomplished jurist with a proven devotion to the rule of law. To… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. When the noise fades, when the uncorroborated mud washes away, what's left is the distinguished nominee who stands before us. An acclaimed judge who… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the… Continue Reading


10.03.18

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch. It has been 17 days since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press. Seventeen days of a feed… Continue Reading

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