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07.24.17

Senate To Proceed To Obamacare Repeal Debate

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 Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced Obamacare on the American people. It was supposed to lower health costs. They skyrocketed. It was supposed to provide more health options. They plummeted. At Obamacare's launch, millions lost the health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. In the years since, Americ… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Americans Are Hurting Under Obamacare

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 Obamacare: "I want to thank the president for having our conference over to the White House yesterday. The president and his administration understand that the American people are hurting under Obamacare. They've been long engaged in the effort to bring relief. Nobody could have been more involved in this effort than the pres… Continue Reading


07.20.17

John McCain Is An American Hero

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding U.S. Senator John McCain: "Senator McCain is an American hero. He's a hero to our Conference. He's a hero to our country. Here in the Senate, he is a friend to almost all of us. Our collective prayers are with him now. We're thinking of Cindy and the rest of his family as well, along with his staff and the people of Arizona. "Senator McCain, as we all know, has n… Continue Reading


07.19.17

John Bush: A Man Of Integrity And Considerable Ability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding John Bush, of Kentucky, the president's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Today the Senate will vote to move forward on the nomination of John Bush, of Kentucky, to serve as a judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. As I said when I introduced Mr. Bush to the Judiciary Committee, I am pleased to join the bipartisan chorus of voices supporting … Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senators To Discuss Obamacare Repeal At White House—With A President Who Will Sign It

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 Obamacare: "Obamacare was imposed on our country seven years ago. It has been hurting the people we represent ever since. Families were supposed to spend less on health costs. They paid more. Families were supposed to have more health choices. They ended up with fewer, sometimes none at all. Worse still, for many years we had… Continue Reading


07.18.17

Senate To Vote On Repeal Of Obamacare

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 Obamacare: "One of the Senate's very first acts this Congress was to pass the legislative tools necessary to repeal Obamacare. We did so because the American people, who had suffered for years under the failures of Obamacare, were calling out for relief. Everyone knows about Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and its plummeting c… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Senate Continues Work To Move Beyond Obamacare’s Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act: "Obamacare has been hurting the people we represent for many years now. That's why the Senate has been working hard to move beyond its failures. Costs were supposed to go down under Obamacare. But they skyrocketed. Premiums have already increased on average by more than 100% on the federal exchange. Next year, they could rise by… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Senate Will Vote To End Democrat Filibuster Of Key National Security Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President's nominees, including Patrick Shanahan to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense: "As we all know, the nomination before the Senate today is of particular concern to Senator McCain. Just a few days ago, he, as the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee - came to the floor to underline the importance … Continue Reading


07.13.17

The American People Deserve Better Than The Pain Of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act discussion draft that was released today: "The American people deserve better than Obamacare. Across the country, Americans are paying more for less under Obamacare. Already, Obamacare premiums have increased on average by more than 100% on the federal exchange. Next year, Obamacare premiums could rise by as much as 50% or more i… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Senate Democrats Causing Historically Slow Nomination Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats in the confirmation of the president's nominees: "Yesterday I shared some data reflecting the historic level of obstruction Senate Democrats have displayed when it comes to confirming this president's nominees. "I noted that the opposition they've shown to these nominees most of the time seems to have little to do wit… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Obamacare Continues To Leave American Families Behind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare: "I've often come to the floor to relay the stories of Kentuckians who have suffered under Obamacare. Under Obamacare, Kentuckians have seen their premiums skyrocket - by an average of 75% since 2013. Under Obamacare, Kentuckians have seen their options for health i… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Senate Democrats Continue To Obstruct

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats: "The current business before the Senate is the consideration of a noncontroversial nominee for U.S. District Judge in Idaho. How do we know he's non-controversial? Well, the Judiciary Committee reported out his nomination by voice vote. And then every single Senate Democrat voted yesterday for cloture on his nominat… Continue Reading


07.11.17

McConnell on Obamacare: The American People Are Looking To Us For A Better Way

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare: "Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class. Seven years ago, Democrats imposed it on our country. In the years since, Americans have found themselves at the mercy of its failures repeatedly. Choice was supposed to go up but it plummeted. Costs were supposed … Continue Reading


07.10.17

Obamacare Is Hurtling Towards Collapse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Obamacare has been hurtling towards collapse for years. Today it sits on the edge of total meltdown. Unless we do something about that, even more Americans are going to get hurt. These are the men and women we represent - Americans who didn't do anything wrong, Americans who in too many cases have been hurt by Obamacare already - and w… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Americans Deserve Better Than Obamacare

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 health care plan: "Senators and the White House are continuing discussions on the path forward for bringing relief from Obamacare and its collapsing markets. We've made good progress, and we'll keep working. As we do, our focus will remain on the major Obamacare problems that continue to hurt Americans across the country. "Under Obamacare, p… Continue Reading


06.28.17

McConnell On Health Care: We Have To Get This Done For The American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans gathered at the White House for another discussion on the way forward on health care. We had a productive conversation. I appreciate the administration's engagement, and I look forward to more discussions in the days ahead. We will continue working so that we can bring legislation to the floor … Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senate Health Care Plan Will Provide Better Care For Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the 'Affordable Care Act.' It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums - but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exc… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Americans Deserve Better Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care discussion draft: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said it would lower costs. It didn't. From 2013 to 2017, premiums have on average doubled in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange. Next year, Obamacare premiums will go up across the country again - potentially by as much as 43 perc… Continue Reading


06.21.17

McConnell: Free Speech Is Crucial To Who We Are As Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the importance of free speech and the threats it faces in our nation today: "Today I want to touch on a topic, as I announced recently, that I will continue to address regularly here on the Senate floor: the right of free speech. This fundamental right is one of our most cherished. It forms the beating heart of our democracy. It sits at the core of our civic ident… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Obamacare Has Continued To Hurt The People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "In the many years since Obamacare was imposed on the American people, it has continued to hurt the people we represent - over, and over, and over again. Higher costs. Fewer choices. Pain and heartbreak for the middle class. We've watched Obamacare unravel before our very eyes wi… Continue Reading

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