Remarks

05.07.18

Senate to Consider More Extremely Well-Qualified Circuit Court Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt: "This week, the Senate will consider another slate of extremely well-qualified nominees for seats on the federal bench. A thoughtful, independent, and expert judiciary is a cornerstone of our constitutional order. It's been the case since the v… Continue Reading


05.07.18

Senate Remembers Michael Beaver

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in memory of Assistant Senate Parliamentarian, Michael Beaver: "First, I'd like to pay respects to a member of the Senate family who tragically passed away last week. Michael Beaver was a talented attorney who served as the Senate's Assistant Parliamentarian. That followed service as Deputy Legislative Counsel for the state of California. "Michael was just 39 years ol… Continue Reading


04.26.18

McConnell on Democrats Slow-Walking Nominees: ‘This is Partisan Obstruction, Elevated to an Art Form’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding historic obstruction from Senate Democrats and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, we confirmed yet another well-qualified nominee to the federal bench. Now Kyle Duncan of Louisiana can get to work serving on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His qualifications are impressive. But his sterling reputation among c… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Tax Relief is Making It Easier for American Workers and Employers to Get Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "The passage of Republicans' historic tax reform last December was just the latest illustration of the diverging paths Republicans and Democrats envision for the U.S. economy. For the better part of the last decade, my Democratic colleagues' ideas ran their course. We were promised the… Continue Reading


04.24.18

On Opioids, Congress Must Continue To Do Its Part

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act and our nation's opioid epidemic: "Our nation's opioid epidemic continues to plague communities and families in my home state of Kentucky and across the nation. Here in Congress, we're doing our best to support the healthcare and law enforcement professionals who battle… Continue Reading


04.24.18

‘Mike Pompeo Is Up To The Task’

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 Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State: "Yesterday, the Foreign Relations Committee finished consideration of Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as our nation's 70th Secretary of State. They reported his nomination to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation. Later this week, we'll take their advice, and vote to confirm him. W… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Republican Agenda Has Wages, Opportunities, and Prosperity Growing Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "For the last several weeks, we've focused on the contrast between the economic policies that my Democratic colleagues favor and the policies this Republican president and Republican Congress have put into effect. Under nearly a decade of Democratic leadership, the American people saw … Continue Reading


04.23.18

Senate Considers Another Highly Qualified Judicial Nominee with Bipartisan Endorsements

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 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan: "The Senate will also vote later this afternoon to advance the nomination of Kyle Duncan of Louisiana to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Duncan's legal credentials show the president has made another outstanding choice. With degrees from LSU and Columbia under his b… Continue Reading


04.23.18

McConnell: Hard to Imagine Someone More Thoroughly Qualified Than Mike Pompeo

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 Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo: "Today, our colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee will vote to report the president's choice for the next Secretary of State. It is hard to imagine someone more thoroughly qualified than Mike Pompeo. His career is a success story on every level. He graduated first in his class from … Continue Reading


04.19.18

Tax Reform Gives American Communities, Job Creators the Opportunity to Flourish

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "We've been talking all week about a big philosophical difference between Democrats and Republicans. Tax reform has thrown it into stark relief. "On one hand, the Democrats' governing philosophy is about consolidating as much money and power as possible here in Washington D.C. Under P… Continue Reading


04.19.18

In Pompeo, ‘The Senate Can Ensure the Nation Has a Chief Diplomat Who Enjoys the Complete Confidence of the President’

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 Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo: "I'd like to say a few words this morning about Mike Pompeo, our CIA Director and the president's extremely capable choice to serve as Secretary of State. In recent days, the world learned Director Pompeo had undertaken initial conversations with representatives of North Korea, in an effor… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Senate to Confirm NASA Nominee

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 to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine: "Yesterday, we voted to advance Jim Bridenstine's nomination to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Jim is a decorated pilot and combat veteran. His tenure in the House of Representatives testifies to his understanding of the issues … Continue Reading


04.19.18

McConnell Introduces the Protecting Moms and Infants Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the Protecting Moms and Infants Act: "We all know the grief the opioid crisis produces. Broken families. Stolen opportunity. Lost loved ones. This epidemic has been especially severe in my home state of Kentucky - claiming lives at a record pace. In light of this urgent problem, I'm proud Congress is fighting back. We've pas… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate Democrats Filibuster Bipartisan Coast Guard Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act and obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Today, Senate Democrats have filibustered legislation to reauthorize funding for our Coast Guard. In a dangerous world, the brave men and women of the Coast Guard are 'always ready' for the call -- whether it be to interdict drugs, secure our ports, or conduct daring maritime rescues.… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate Democrats Rallying To Repeal Your Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "I noticed that a number of my Democratic colleagues attended a small protest rally yesterday. It was right here, on the Capitol grounds. Apparently it was put on by a number of left-wing pressure groups, including MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, and Big Labor. So what were they prote… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Senate to Vote on U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act: "We'll also vote today to advance the Coast Guard Authorization Act. This is an important step for brave men and women whose work often flies under the radar. Today, as ever, the United States calls on our Coast Guard to carry out critical safety and security missions with little room for error. Just last year, Coast Guard… Continue Reading


04.18.18

McConnell Pays Tribute to Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "The Senate pays tribute this morning to a beloved American who passed away yesterday. To our 41st president, her lucky husband, Barbara Pierce Bush was a beloved wife and partner for more than seven decades. To the American people whom she lovingly served as an exemplary First Lady, she was one of the most resp… Continue Reading


04.17.18

America’s Tax Code: Out With The Old, And In With The New

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Today is 'Tax Day,' the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class households, that means sending too much of their own hard-earned money off to the IRS. Hardly cause for celebration. But this year, the grey clouds of 'Tax Day' have a silver lining. T… Continue Reading


04.17.18

Regulatory Relief for Consumers, Auto Industry Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of a harmful, Obama-era regulation for the auto industry: "Yesterday afternoon, I filed cloture on S. 1129, the Coast Guard Authorization Act, a comprehensive package that equips an adaptable force to meet a variety of important missions. I hope my colleagues will join me in ensuring its swift consideration and passage this week. "But first, the… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Tax Reform Means A Better Year Ahead For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Tomorrow's tax filing deadline is not exactly a national holiday. But millions of Americans use the end of tax season as a time to pause and take stock. In recent weeks, at kitchen tables in Kentucky and across the country, working families have been crunching the numbers. For too lon… Continue Reading

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