Remarks

06.14.17

Leader McConnell on the Shooting in Alexandria, VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that occurred this morning in Alexandria, VA at a practice for a charity baseball game: "I know the entire Senate will join me in echoing the sentiments of the president this morning. We are deeply saddened. We are concerned for all those injured. We will keep them in our prayers, we will continue to send them every wish for a quick and full recove… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Iran Sanctions More Important Than Ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Yesterday, the Republican Senate took another step to advance key sanctions legislation to hold Iran accountable. The Iranians are pursuing a regional strategy intent on empowering Shia militias, Hezbollah, their Houthi proxies and other groups. After years of the Obama Administration's willingness to ignore Iran's malign activities and… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Our Economy Needs Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pro-growth tax reform: "After eight years of sluggish economic growth under the Obama Administration, I was pleased to see some positive numbers out of last month's jobs report. And now, following so many years of failed left-wing policies that held Americans back, a new administration and a pro-growth Congress have been working together to move our economy and jo… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Our Veterans Deserve the Care They Were Promised

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017: "The House of Representatives will vote later today on the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which would give the Department of Veterans Affairs more of the tools it needs to hold bad actors accountable. Last week, the Senate passed this bipartisan legislation by voice vote… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Working To Bring Relief From Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Senate Democrats and the Obama Administration forced Obamacare on the American people. But Obamacare never lived up to what Democrats promised. From rising costs to shrinking choices and collapsing markets, the problems associated with Obamacare grew across the count… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we'll take another vote today to proceed to the bill. I want to thank the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees, Chairman Corker and Chairman Crapo, for their efforts to craft a… Continue Reading


06.09.17

McConnell Defends Free Speech in Address to Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference today. The following are Senator McConnell's remarks as prepared for delivery: "It's great to see everyone again. What a difference a year makes. When I spoke to you last year, it was about the things we were working to get done under a president of a different political party. I'm proud of what we accomplished then, but I'm even more excited about what we can… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Obamacare Has Had Disastrous Impacts Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Just this week, Ohioans learned that a major insurer will exit their state's Obamacare exchanges next year, leaving thousands in at least 18 counties without a single option in the marketplace. The state's Insurance Department cites Obamacare as the reason behind this troubling news, saying, 'Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Ohio h… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Holding Iran Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Yesterday, Senators voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, 91 to 8, to advance critical legislation granting the administration more of the policy tools it needs to hold Iran accountable for its actions. We must now keep working toward final passage. This bill makes clear that Congress recognizes that Iran's aggressive behavior and… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Improvements to Our Nation’s Infrastructure Will Better Serve Americans, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding our nation's infrastructure and the president's plans for improvements: "Later today, President Trump will visit Cincinnati to discuss the importance of our nation's inland waterways. Kentucky is home to over 1,900 miles of navigable inland waterways, which, in addition to adding majestic beauty to my state, are also vital to thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Senate to Advance Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran Sanctions legislation: "Senators today will have an opportunity to advance important, bipartisan Iran sanctions legislation. As we consider this bill we anticipate that amendments addressing Russia sanctions are likely to be offered. I am encouraged that the Chairmen of the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees, Senator Corker and Senator Crapo, have alre… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Leader McConnell on Courtney Elwood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Courtney Elwood: "Today we will confirm Courtney Elwood, the nominee for General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. As Chairman Burr pointed out at her hearing, Mrs. Elwood has an impressive legal background. She graduated from Yale Law School before clerking under Chief Justice Wil… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Keeping Our Commitment To Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: "Like those who've called for relief from Obamacare, many Americans across the nation are counting on us to help ensure better quality health care for our veterans. This is a critical issue for each of us, no matter what state we hail from, no matter what party we represent. Our v… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Obamacare Is Clearly Failing To Live Up To Its Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Every week, it seems we hear more news about the failures of Obamacare. For instance, two weeks ago, we learned that nearly 70,000 people in parts of Missouri and Kansas would lose their last insurance provider on the Obamacare exchanges in 2018 - from rural towns to Kansas City, these Americans are being left without options. Last w… Continue Reading


06.05.17

Senate Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan resolution that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem: "This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Six-Day War. Confronted by the massing of Arab Armies and the closing of the Tiran straits, Israel responded and, in a fight for survival, ultimately prevailed. As a result, the city of Jer… Continue Reading


06.05.17

McConnell: We Continue To Stand By The British People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place this past weekend in London: "Over the weekend, our friends and allies suffered yet another tragic loss as terrorists struck in London, claiming several innocent lives and injuring dozens more. Our steadfast allies, the British, have confronted terrorism for decades, and our friends have endured so much these past several months… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Judge Thapar of Kentucky Well-Qualified for Federal Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate voting to confirm Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: "Later today, Senators will vote to confirm Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit. "Judge Thapar will make an outstanding addition to the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit. He has a reputati… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Ensure Veterans Receive the Care They Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: "As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, we are reminded of the great sacrifice that so many men and women in uniform have made on our behalf through the years. The servicemembers whose memory we honor paid the ultimate price in defending our nation, our families, and our freedom.… Continue Reading


05.25.17

The Obamacare Status Quo is Unsustainable and Indefensible

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "What has happened in the years since Democrats forced Obamacare on our country? Health choices plummeted downward, year after year after year. Health costs skyrocketed higher, year after year. And what have Democrats, who promised the opposite, done all these years since - all these years since, as Republicans repeatedly warned we h… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Obamacare Prices are Skyrocketing, Choices are Plummeting and the Marketplace is Collapsing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "A new report released last night from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed startling new numbers showing just how substantial premium increases have been under Obamacare. According to that report, average annual Obamacare premiums have increased by nearly $3,000 since 2013 - the year that most of the healthcare law's … Continue Reading

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