Remarks

05.20.20

McConnell: House Democrats Playing With “Perpetual Impeachment” While the Senate Fights the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' perpetual impeachment and the CARES Act: "Week after week, this Capitol has been a study in contrasts. Call it a tale of two chambers. "Over here in the United States Senate, the lights are on, the doors are open, and we are working for the American people. "All month, we've been in session - passing national-security legislation, confirmin… Continue Reading


05.19.20

McConnell on Continued Action on Improper Investigations: The American People Deserve Answers and We Intend to Get Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government accountability: "The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge our nation, and the Senate is here working for the American people. "Our committees have called in experts like Dr. Fauci and leaders like Chairman Powell to discuss the CARES Act and the path toward re-opening. We are tracking the effects of the largest rescue package ever and we a… Continue Reading


05.19.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor bidding farewell to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security: "Today it's my honor to help bid farewell to a distinguished staff leader who has himself handled sensitive security matters with great care and dedication. "For more than thirty years, this body has functioned more safely and smoothly because Mike DiSilvestro was on the clock as Directo… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell: Essential Workers Are Showing Up for Our Country And The Senate Is Showing Up for Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold our nation on high alert. "More than 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 lives have been tragically lost. And the livelihoods of tens of millions of working families have been turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye. "Our nation's healthcare system has not… Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on COVID-19 Response: “This Half of the Capitol is Doing Our Job”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "This pandemic is weighing heavily on the American people. "Roughly 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 have died. Unemployment has not been this high since World War II. "Just a few months ago, millions of hardworking men and women were thriving and optimistic. They were making big plans across kitchen tables. … Continue Reading


05.13.20

McConnell: Our Enemies and Competitors Are Not Standing Down During this Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to renew key authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): "The Senate has work of our own to do this week to ensure the safety and security of our nation. "In addition to fighting this historic pandemic, it is also our job to keep sight of the other threats to national security that are still evolving, independent of COVID-19.… Continue Reading


05.12.20

McConnell: Americans on the Front Lines Need Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding liability reform: "Our health care sector continues to battle the coronavirus at every level. Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, researchers, and public health leaders are working constantly to protect Americans and fight this invader. "Unfortunately, the last two months' stoppage of much of our national life was never going to permanently extinguish the vir… Continue Reading


05.11.20

McConnell: The Senate Will Continue to Perform Our Own Essential Responsibilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "The Senate is back for a second week in session and we have more important work to do for the American people. "While our nation fights the coronavirus pandemic, many of our fellow Americans have been taking new safety precautions but continuing to show up to perform essential work. "Because of delivery drivers and grocery clerks, fami… Continue Reading


05.07.20

McConnell: This Pandemic Came From China and the Chinese Communist Party’s Tactics Have Made It Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the People's Republic of China: "And then, there is the matter of the People's Republic of China. "This coronavirus pandemic originated in China. Whether the virus escaped from a lab or was transmitted at a so-called wet market, we do not yet know for sure. "But Chinese Communist Party leaders probably do know. And they owe it to all the nations suffering f… Continue Reading


05.07.20

McConnell: Global Threats We Faced Before COVID-19 Are Still With Us Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding global threats to the United States: "The United States is battling the worst pandemic in 100 years. Our nation has poured unprecedented resources into defending Americans' health and blunting the damage to our economy. "The Senate will continue our work on this front. We'll find more ways to keep strengthening our healthcare response and pivot our nation to… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "This morning our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are examining the qualifications of Judge Justin Walker. Judge Walker is a fellow Kentuckian. He is a District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. And he is President Trump's nominee to serve… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell: “The Core Business of Our Nation Does Not Stop While We Fight the Coronavirus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "The core business of our nation does not stop while we fight the coronavirus. "This week, Senate committees are conducting oversight and holding hearings. "Members are tracking the implementation of the CARES Act. We are discussing how Congress could do everything from further strengthening the health response to ensuring that a second epidem… Continue Reading


05.05.20

McConnell: “Let’s Continue to Stand Together for Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus response: "It's been little more than a hundred days since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. "Since then our nation has come face-to-face with this full-scale pandemic. "Families have hunkered down and changed their routines. Bustling Main Streets have literally come to a halt. "Essential workers have taken new … Continue Reading


05.04.20

McConnell: “Our Bosses Are The American People and They Are Counting on Us to Keep Serving”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business and nominations: "The Senate is back in session. In this unusual period for our nation, it has been more than five weeks since the full Senate last convened. "Now, as I explained on March 25th, right before we passed the CARES Act 96 to nothing, the Senate has kept right on working this whole time. "We've monitored the implementation o… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Announces Agreement to Keep Supporting Workers, Small Businesses, and the Public Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan deal being reached to supplement the CARES Act: "Earlier today, leaders in both chambers and the Administration reached a bipartisan agreement to supplement the historic CARES Act. "At the core of our agreement is $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which is already saving millions of small-business jobs and helping Americans … Continue Reading


04.20.20

McConnell: Democrats Continue to Block Money for Americans’ Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "It's now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. "At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions… Continue Reading


04.16.20

McConnell Provides Update on Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "A very brief update on where we are. "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. "Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely … Continue Reading


04.09.20

McConnell Seeks More Funding for Americans’ Paychecks: “We Cannot Play Games With This Crisis”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. "More than 400,000 Americans have tested positive. Nearly 15,000 have lost their lives. Nurses, doctors, and EMTs are fighting this disease day and night. And important public health measures are creating an economic catastrophe. "This m… Continue Reading


03.25.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. "In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our nation. "As of this morning, more than 175 million Americans have been advised to remain in their homes. More than half of our people are … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading

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