Remarks

09.19.17

Our Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity To Fundamentally Rethink Our Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: "This morning, the Senate Finance Committee is hosting another in a series of hearings on comprehensive tax reform. The president, his team, and many of us here in Congress are in agreement that passing tax reform is the single most important action we can take today to energize the economy and help middle class families get ahead. Our tax code is ov… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Noel Francisco: A Great Choice For This Tough Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Solicitor General, Noel Francisco: "Later today, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Noel Francisco to become our nation's next Solicitor General. The Office of the Solicitor General is responsible for representing the United States in litigation before the Supreme Court. It's a very important office, and Mr. Francisco is well qualified to l… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Senate To Pass National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following remarks today regarding Senate completion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Our nation faces many national security threats across the globe. The threats and challenges posed by Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, ISIL, al-Qaeda, and its affiliates represent a diverse range of conventional and asymmetric capabilities that threaten our national security and that of our allies. "We also know th… Continue Reading


09.14.17

McConnell Speaks With Aung San Suu Kyi About Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis that is currently taking place along the Burma-Bangladesh border: "In recent weeks, the plight of the Rohingya has received great international attention. Even in the best of times, this beleaguered ethnic minority has eked out a marginal existence in Burma's Rakhine state. The Rohingya are stateless and have faced discrimination and isolation. Media … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Tax Reform Will Deliver Relief And Economic Hope To The Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for comprehensive tax reform: "Comprehensive tax reform represents the single most important action we can take now to grow the economy and help middle-class families get ahead. It's the president's high priority. It's a priority we share in Congress. The work of the tax-writing committees on tax reform goes back years, and it continues today. This morning, the Se… Continue Reading


09.14.17

NDAA Will Authorize Resources, Capabilities And Benefits For Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today Senators will keep working to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, the legislation that authorizes the resources, capabilities, pay, and benefits that our servicemembers rely on to be successful. "The operational missions and tasks ahead for our men and women in uniform are as profuse as they are challenging. T… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Senator Pete Domenici

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former colleague, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM): "It is with deep regret that I announce to the Senate the passing of our friend and colleague, Senator Pete Domenici. He had a long and notable career, one that took him from pitching on the baseball diamond to teaching mathematics at an Albuquerque junior high school, from city politics to the U.S. Senate. In fa… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Defense Bill Will Help Rebuild Our Military And Restore Combat Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation that comes before the Senate each year. It is, after all, the measure that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. It is always worth remember… Continue Reading


09.12.17

Senate Works Toward Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "This week, we'll work toward passing one of the most important bills we consider each year: the National Defense Authorization Act. This is the legislation that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. This bill is always important, … Continue Reading


09.11.17

McConnell on September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, Hurricane Irma and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, we opened the Senate with a moment of silence. We remember all those lost 16 years ago, on September 11th, 2001 - a day that changed our nation in profound ways. It wrenched our hearts with grief. It opened our eyes to cruel threats from afa… Continue Reading


09.07.17

McConnell: Let’s Work Together to Provide Needed Hurricane Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to address national critical needs: "At the outset of this week, I outlined three issues we needed to address immediately: provide resources for Hurricane Harvey recovery and Hurricane Irma preparedness, ensure that the government remains funded, and ensure that a default is prevented - so that the emergency resources I mentioned can actually get to Americans who… Continue Reading


09.06.17

McConnell: The Need for Certainty Now is Incredibly Important

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda items: "As I said yesterday, Congress has a number of pressing issues to address in the coming days. "There are three critically important things before us that need be done very quickly: pass disaster relief legislation to allow us to rebuild from Harvey and prepare for future disasters like Irma, prevent a default so that those emergency resou… Continue Reading


09.05.17

McConnell Lays Out Senate’s September Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda items: "I want to begin by extending the Senate's heartfelt sympathies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We've seen the devastation across Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We know the recovery will not be easy nor will it be quick. We also understand the federal government's important role in assisting impacted communities. "Last week,… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Senate Continues Work To Help Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding our nation's veterans and the remaining items on the Senate agenda: "Earlier this week, I set out a number of items for the Senate to get done this work period - both in terms of nominees and in terms of legislation. "First, on nominees. We had to confirm an FBI Director. We have. We needed to make progress on a number of other nominations that have been held up … Continue Reading


08.02.17

Work Continues On Nominations, FDA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the nominee confirmation process and FDA user fees legislation: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has more work ahead this legislative period, including passing the FDA user fees legislation and confirming a number of nominees. We've made important progress already and, just last night, we passed the critical Veterans Choice legislation. That bill, which is now on … Continue Reading


08.02.17

The American People Deserve A Tax System That Works For Them Instead Of Against Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for tax reform: "During the eight years of the Obama Administration, our economy failed to live up to its full potential. Meager growth rates. Wages that failed to keep pace. A decline in opportunities. Middle-class families were hurting, and they needed policies that would allow the economy to grow again - unfortunately, the last administration often gav… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Veterans, FDA, Nominations On Tap For Remainder Of Work Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has a number of nominations to consider in the coming days. Yesterday, we voted to advance a well-qualified judicial nominee to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Soon, we will consider one of the president's nominations for the National Labor Relations Board. "And we obviously need to c… Continue Reading


07.31.17

Newsom ‘Will Be An Excellent Addition’ To The Eleventh Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee to serve as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin Newsom of Alabama: "This week, the Senate will continue considering a number of nominations, beginning with Kevin Newsom of Alabama to serve as judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Newsom has earned bipartisan support, having been voted out of the Judiciary Committee 18-2. As … Continue Reading


07.28.17

McConnell Statement On Obamacare Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. We thought they deserved better. It's why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed l… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Health Care Freedom Act: "The legislation I just laid down is called the Health Care Freedom Act, and it restores freedom to Americans that Obamacare took away. It does so in a number of ways. "First, the Health Care Freedom Act repeals the core pillars of Obamacare. It eliminates the so-called individual mandate that forces many Americans to buy Obamacare in… Continue Reading

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