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03.29.17

Senate Will Vote To Protect Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate action through the Congressional Review Act to undo an Obama-era regulation that pushes more American workers into government-run retirement plans: "Over the last eight years, American workers grappled with a sluggish economy and policies that often made it harder for families to get ahead. Even on its way out the door, the Obama Administration pushed for… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senate Democrats Search For Excuse to Filibuster Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court: "Since Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats have searched high and low for a reason to oppose him. "They looked at his background - and found a Columbia alum, a Harvard law graduate, and an Oxford scholar. They looked at his reputation - and found an impartial a… Continue Reading


03.28.17

American Energy Independence Executive Order is Good News for Kentucky Coal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Independence Executive Order that President Trump plans to sign today: "Throughout my career in the Senate, I've worked hard to defend coal communities and the jobs that they, and so many across the country, depend upon. These men and women have dedicated their lives to providing an affordable and reliable power source for our homes, businesses, and communiti… Continue Reading


03.27.17

Judge Gorsuch Has a Record of Building Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Last week, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. His testimony reaffirmed what we already know about Judge Gorsuch - he's fair and impartial, he has an outstanding legal mind, and he's humble and well-respected. "He also has a record of building conse… Continue Reading


03.27.17

McConnell on the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro: "At the end of the Cold War, many wondered whether NATO could or should survive absent the glaring threat from the Soviet Union, which tied together a diverse coalition of Western countries. That Soviet threat held the alliance together through myriad issues and challenges of burden sharing, nuclear doctrine, and how to … Continue Reading


03.23.17

Seven Years Of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the urgent need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Today marks the seventh anniversary of Obamacare becoming law. In the years since, millions of Americans lost their plans and their doctors. They saw the costs of their premiums and deductibles soar. They watched their choices disappear as insurers were forced out of the marketplace. "Former-President Bill Clinto… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Gorsuch Has Earned Respect From Democrats, Independents and Republicans Alike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch and his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "This week Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. Senators from both sides had the opportunity to ask him questions. Both they and the American people were able to learn more about Judge G… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Senate Continues Regulatory Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the overturn of an Obama regulation in order to ensure a vibrant internet: "Recently, a Washington Post article noted that Congress has undertaken the 'most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan.' Already, we've passed ten resolutions under the Congressional Review Act to end Obama Administration regulations that slow economic growth, threaten jobs, and hold … Continue Reading


03.23.17

McConnell on London Terror Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in London: "I'd like to start by taking a moment to offer sincere condolences to our friends in the United Kingdom who lost loved ones in yesterday's horrific terror attack. Our prayers are with all those who were severely injured as well, and we wish them a swift and full recovery. "This act of terror occurred on the … Continue Reading


03.22.17

Ending Obama Regulation Allows Focus on Employee Safety, Not Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal of an overreaching Obama-era regulation that detracts from employee safety in the workplace: "Last night, the Senate voted to overturn a harmful regulation that undermines Alaska's authority to manage its wildlife resources and shifts more power toward Washington. Today, we'll have yet another opportunity to bring Americans relief from heavy-handed regu… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Support For Judge Gorsuch Grows As Confirmation Hearings Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "As day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings continued, Senators and the American people were able to learn more about his experience as a jurist and his aptitude to serve on the High Court. "We heard directly from Judge Gorsuch about his views on the role of a judge - to be fair and impartial,… Continue Reading


03.22.17

The Legacy of Obamacare: Increased Costs, Diminishing Choices and Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Congress' commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare: "We've all seen the headlines. We've all heard the heartbreaking stories. We've all watched as health insurance markets have edged closer to collapse. And we've noticed a common theme: Obamacare is failing in Kentucky and around the country. "In my home state, insurance premiums increased by up to 47 perce… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Senate to Roll Back Obama Administration Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of a Congressional Review Act giving Alaska greater authority to manage its own resources: "Over the past several weeks, the Senate has been working to bring much-needed relief from the regulatory onslaught of the last eight years. Using the Congressional Review Act or CRA, we've already taken action to end regulations that threaten jobs, weak… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Former Judicial Colleagues Voice Praise for Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch and the support he has received from both Republicans and Democrats: "Yesterday, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first day of his confirmation hearing. In his opening statement, Judge Gorsuch showed why so many lawyers and judges strongly support his nomination as a thoughtful and fair… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Obamacare is Failing Right in Front of Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Last night, in my home state of Kentucky, the President called for an end to Obamacare as Congress continues working to repeal this disastrous law and replace it with patient-centered solutions. In Kentucky, just like across the country, costs are spiking. Choices are dwindling. Insurance markets are edging closer to col… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Leading Liberal Lawyer On Gorsuch: ‘No Principled Reason to Vote No’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding praise Judge Neil Gorsuch has received from prominent liberal attorneys: "Next week Judge Neil Gorsuch will come before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court. Senators from both sides of the aisle will have an opportunity to hear from him directly, ask questions, and listen to the testimony of others who are famil… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Republicans Promised the American People Relief From Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Last year, President Obama said that his signature health care law had 'real problems.' He recognized that there are 'people who are hurt by premium increases or a lack of competition and choice.' President Clinton called it 'the craziest thing in the world.' And the Democratic Governor of Minnesota said that 'the Affo… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Leader McConnell on Dan Coats and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Dan Coats, the nominee for Director of National Intelligence and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the president's choice for national security advisor: "A few short months ago our colleague Dan Coats retired from his post here in the Senate. At that time, I had a chance to reflect on our friend's impressive career, and I noted that we could expect him to rise to … Continue Reading


03.14.17

Obamacare Has Made A Mess Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the three-pronged approach to Obamacare repeal and replacement: "In election after election, the American people have made their voices clear. They want an end to Obamacare. In my home state of Kentucky, Obamacare premiums are up by as much as 47% and almost half of the counties only have one option for an insurer on the exchange. "The pain that individuals and… Continue Reading


03.14.17

Senate Acts to Restore State Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal, through the Congressional Review Act, of an Obama-era regulation that curtains state power: "Already the Senate has passed seven resolutions to undo harmful regulations that hold our country back. Using the tools provided under the Congressional Review Act, we've taken action to stop Obama-era rules that have threatened jobs, our economy, and even the… Continue Reading

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