Remarks

09.24.20

“Every Single Time”: Far Left Attacks on Nominees Have Not Changed in 45 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. "We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. "But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting the instant she or he is introduced. "Isn't that a little curious, w… Continue Reading


09.24.20

McConnell Statement on Breonna Taylor & Overnight Violence in Louisville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in Louisville: "I've spoken repeatedly in recent months about the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, the need for justice, and the healing work ahead for our community. "Kentucky's Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, conducted exactly the kind of thorough, impartial investigation that justice demands. Yesterday, that chapte… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Senate Republicans Secure Crucial Help for Farmers that House Democrats had Left Behind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House passed a government funding resolution on a bipartisan basis. It will now make its way through the Senate. "A few days ago, when House Democrats released their first draft, Republicans immediately spoke out about a huge omission. It intentionally neglected the needs of farm country and rural America. They tried to us… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Leader Schumer’s Decades-Long History of Politicizing Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate history and judicial nominations: "I've already talked a lot about history this week. But before we shift focus to President Trump's nominee, we need to review Senate history one more time. "As we await the hurricane of misrepresentations and bad-faith attacks that seem almost guaranteed to pour out, we need to understand, in clear terms, why our coll… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Schumer “Temper Tantrum” Halted Bipartisan Work on National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Minority Leader Schumer: "Two days ago, the Democratic Leader threatened that if the Senate majority dares to play by the rules and behave like a Senate majority, it would mean 'the end of this supposedly great deliberative body.' "Yesterday, we learned what he meant. We saw important Senate business hurt by what amounted to a temper tantrum. "For some reas… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell: “President Trump’s Nominee for this Vacancy will Receive a Vote on the Floor of the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. "Now, already, some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm. "The American people are about to witness an a… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on … Continue Reading


09.17.20

McConnell on Election Security: Real Threats Persist, But We Aren’t ‘Flat-Footed’ Any Longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Our Democratic colleagues have sought to spend this week discussing election security. "Well, really, they have sought to discuss anything besides pandemic relief, since their leaders are still blocking bipartisan negotiations that could get a result. So our friends across the aisle have tried to change the subject to election security, o… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Huge Decline in Teen Vaping Follows McConnell Legislation Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Tobacco-Free Youth Act: "A few days ago, the country got something that's been in too-short supply in 2020: Some great news. "Specifically, great news on the subject of public health. "According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey administered by the FDA and the CDC, the number of American youth using e-cigarettes has dropped by 1.8 million since… Continue Reading


09.16.20

McConnell: Senate Confirming More Impressive Judges Despite Historic Democratic Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions, the filibuster, and judicial confirmations: "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. "We proposed another package with hundreds of billions of dollars to make schools safer for kids, to help American workers keep or reg… Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: No Contradiction Between Rejecting Racism and Supporting the Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "For months now, it has been clear to basically every reasonable American that our country can and must hold two sets of true statements in our minds at the same time. "Number one: Our country has unfinished work to ensure that policing is fair to everyone and that Black Americans do not feel unfairly treated or targeted by law enforcement. … Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: “Unity, Strength, and Resolve” the Only Way to Confront “Basket Case” Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "Yesterday I discussed the tide of good news flowing out of the Middle East. "Peace agreements between Israel and the UAE and Israel and Bahrain will be documented at the White House later today. Even more Arab countries are reportedly considering following suit. "The winds of change are blowing across the Middle East. "Thanks in large pa… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Democrats Threatening to Kill the Filibuster While Filibustering Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats blocking COVID-19 aid: "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. "We want to get hundreds of billions more dollars into the pipeline for kids, jobs, and healthcare. "But unfortunately, Senate Democrats ch… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Historic Peace Agreements Between Israel and Arab Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Middle East: "When I address the situation in the Middle East, it's often to discuss instability, terror, or other threats to the United States and its partners like Israel. "Those threats still exist. But I'm very glad to be speaking today because peace is breaking out. And it's breaking out more quickly than we can even stage the official ceremonies to… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell: Every Senator Will Vote Today to Help Working Families or Give Them Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Congress has spent months talking -- talking -- about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should w… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell Honors Heroes In Advance of the Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "Nineteen years ago tomorrow, thousands of our fellow Americans were murdered by terrorists. National landmarks were burning. Brave first responders in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania rushed into mortal danger, putting their lives on the line to save strangers. "And as the dust… Continue Reading


09.09.20

McConnell Introduces Bill to Recognize a Uniform, National Standard for Thoroughbred Racing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act: "On Saturday, the world of sports once again revolved around my hometown of Louisville for the 146th Kentucky Derby. "Like so many other events, the coronavirus made this year's Derby look a little different. "The race had already been postponed for only the second time in history. And none of th… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Democrats Have Run Out of Excuses Not To Legislate 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 COVID-19 relief: "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. "Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block everything. "Republicans develop a serious plan t… Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID-19 Relief: “Senators Will Vote This Week and the American People Will Be Watching”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our nation has spent the last six months fighting the medical, economic, and social effects of this pandemic. "The Senate's historic rescue package from back in March, the CARES Act, has gone a long way to help American workers and families endure these incredible challenges. "It delivered the extra federal unemployment benefits that help… Continue Reading

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