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04.21.16

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate's legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership: "This week we've seen what can be accomplished on behalf of the American people with a Senate that's back to work under the Republican majority. We just passed two broad, bipartisan bills aimed at protecting c… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Senate Notches More Accomplishments Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan FAA reauthorization and energy bills: "Under a new Republican majority, the Senate is getting back to work and progress is being made on behalf of the American people. "We saw another example of that yesterday, when we passed the most pro-passenger, pro-security FAA reauthorization in years. "It's the product of dedicated work from Senat… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Broad, Bipartisan Bill Will Significantly Update American Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Republican-led Senate will have another opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation - legislation aimed at modernizing American energy policies. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of more than a year's worth of work by the Energy Committee Chair, Senator Murkowski, and Ranking Member Senator Cantwell. "… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Later this morning the Senate will have an opportunity to pass the FAA Reauthorization and security bill, which aims to secure our airports and look out for American travelers. "This legislation received bipartisan support from the start, and it shows what… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Republican-Led Senate Makes Progress to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Americans continue to see the difference a Republican-led Senate can make on behalf of our country - we've passed legislation to combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, to provide a long-term highway funding solution, and to advance many other important issues. "T… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Bills to Keep Americans Safe, Protect American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act and the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "Today the Senate is closer to passing the most comprehensive aviation security reforms in years. I hope we'll do so today. "This important legislation will bolster security for travelers and look out for consumers' interests. Here's how it will help impro… Continue Reading


04.13.16

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "Christmas Eve is a special time for many of us. It's an evening filled with love and anticipation, confections and devotion. That's true whether you're in Louisville or Las Vega… Continue Reading


04.13.16

Bipartisan FAA Bill Will Ramp Up Airport Security, Help Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "Whether traveling for business or leisure, American passengers want to feel safe and informed when flying. They also want to feel assured that, in light of recent terror attacks, more is being done to protect them in our airports and in the skies. "Chairman Thune knows this, and that's why he's wor… Continue Reading


04.12.16

Senate Makes Headway on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "I've been pleased to see the progress we've made on the FAA Reauthorization Act, and I appreciate the Senators who've worked with the bill managers to process amendments - like those to bolster airport security. "Last evening we processed another set of amendments to help make this good bill an ev… Continue Reading


04.11.16

Bipartisan FAA Bill Will Help Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "The Chair of the Commerce Committee, Senator Thune, says that keeping Americans safe from future attacks is a top priority. He's right. From Brussels to Egypt, events around the world underscore the need for stronger security measures for our nation's air travel. "That's why I was glad when large … Continue Reading


04.07.16

McConnell Pays Tribute to American Couple Killed in Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the deaths of Stephanie and Justin Shults during the terrorist attacks in Brussels: "I was deeply saddened by the death of Lexington, Kentucky native Stephanie Moore Shults, 29, who, along with her husband Justin Shults, 30, was killed in the terrorist attacks in Brussels last month. Funeral services for the young couple will be held in Lexington tomorrow. "Stephanie Shul… Continue Reading


04.07.16

McConnell Reiterates American People Will Be Heard On Supreme Court, Senate Will Continue Work On Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the United States Supreme Court vacancy: "President Obama will fly to Chicago where he will try and convince Americans that, despite his own actions while in the Senate to deny a Supreme Court nominee a vote, the Constitution somehow now requires the Senate to have a vote on his nominee no matter what - and thereby deny the American people a voice in the future of the Sup… Continue Reading


04.07.16

McConnell Urges Senate to Support American Jobs, Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's action to advance the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "I was glad to see Senators in both parties vote to advance the FAA Reauthorization Act yesterday. We'll now continue our work to pass this bipartisan legislation that will support American jobs. "It will also enhance safety and security measures, to help protect trave… Continue Reading


04.06.16

Another Obama Administration Regulation with Negative Repercussions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Obama Administration announcing its latest regulation that would negatively impact retirement savings: "Today the Administration will unveil a set of regulations many believe will make it harder for low- to middle-class families to save for retirement. This regulation has been a long time coming, and there will be changes made from what was initially proposed. However… Continue Reading


04.06.16

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan FAA Bill to Protect American Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "The bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act is the product of a collaborative committee process in a Senate that's back to work. It was guided and informed by a series of substantive committee hearings. It contains ideas from committee members on both sides of the aisle. And because both Republicans and… Continue Reading


04.05.16

McConnell Files Supreme Court Brief in Challenge to President’s Overreach on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Republican Senators' efforts to challenge the Obama Administration's immigration executive action: "A few years ago, President Obama gave a speech in Miami where he said the following about immigration: 'I know [that] some…wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that's not how democracy works.' "He's right. It isn't. "Apparently that w… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Wrong Time for Administration to Release Terrorists from Gitmo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding terrorists released from the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: "Earlier this year I noted that the next Commander in Chief will assume office confronting a complex and varied array of threats. I observed that, after seven years of the Obama Administration delaying action in the War on Terror, the next administration would need to return to the fight and restore … Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senate to Act on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly Aviation Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "We'll soon begin consideration of bipartisan legislation that can support American jobs, improve airline safety, and help passengers - all without raising taxes or fees on travelers. "The FAA Reauthorization Act before us is the result of a collaborative committee process. It shows what's possible with … Continue Reading


04.04.16

We Must Work With Our Allies to Fight Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today that America must continue to work to defeat a global terrorist threat: "In recent weeks we have again been reminded of the pervasive threat posed by Islamist terrorists to the world. We've seen ghastly images in places as diverse as Brussels, Yemen, and Lahore. "Attacks seem to be coming nearly weekly now; it feels like we hear of a new one almost every time we flip on the news. … Continue Reading


04.04.16

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on the bipartisan Defend Trade Secrets Act: "Today the Senate will vote on the Defend Trade Secrets Act. This bipartisan legislation can help promote the growth of our economy, help spur the increase and retention of American jobs, and help protect American innovation in the global economy. "It aims to do so by providing tools for American companies, both… Continue Reading

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