Remarks

10.07.21

Senate Moving Toward McConnell Pathway to Prevent Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Republican and Democratic members and staff have negotiated through the night in good faith. The Senate is moving toward the path I laid out yesterday to spare the American people a manufactured crisis. "All year, the Democratic government has made unprecedented and repeated use of reconciliation to pass radical policies on party-line vote… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes and IRS Spying Would Hurt American Workers and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "President Biden makes two claims about the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are writing behind closed doors. He is saying it costs zero dollars… and that he needs massive tax hikes to pay for it. "Talk about magical Washington math! If they embark on a Washington spending binge, as long a… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree Would Jeopardize Medicare and Reduce New Medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While the American people are battling inflation at its worst since 2008, Washington Democrats are behind closed doors writing another reckless taxing and spending spree that would have the government borrow and print trillions upon trillions more. "While our economy still struggles to fully recover from last ye… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Inflation Effectively Cutting Americans’ Pay While Democrats Plot More Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Speaking of Democrats' reckless taxing and spending - "This unified government is behind closed doors brainstorming ways to make inflation even more painful for American families. "Their next reckless taxing and spending spree is packed with radical, left-wing policies and the biggest tax hike on the American p… Continue Reading


10.04.21

On Debt Limit, Democrats Are Sleepwalking Toward Another Avoidable Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "I want to begin today with a quotation. "'Because this massive accumulation of debt was predicted, because it was foreseeable, because it was unnecessary, because it was the result of willful and reckless disregard for the warnings that were given and for the fundamentals of economic management, I am voting against the debt limit increase.… Continue Reading


09.30.21

McConnell Honors Departing Senior Advisor Jane Lee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Jane Lee : "The pressing matters I discussed at the beginning of my remarks suggest I could not find a more appropriate time to honor the sterling staff expert who has advised me on budget issues and appropriations for five-plus years. "But in another sense, it pains me to say, there couldn't be a worse time! "Because the occasion for this tribute is that… Continue Reading


09.30.21

McConnell Thanks Departing Field Assistant Sue Tharp for 36 Years of Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sue Tharp, McConnell field assistant since 1985: "Few public servants know Western Kentucky and its people as well as my friend Sue Tharp. "Sue has served as my team's Paducah-based field assistant since 1985. She is retiring this month after nearly four decades of uninterrupted service to the Commonwealth. "Sue holds the record for being the longest cont… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Senate Set to Prevent Shutdown by Following Republican Roadmap

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Today, the Senate will consider and pass a government funding bill and do our part to avoid a shutdown. "The continuing resolution contains a number of key items that Republicans called for. "That includes supplemental funds to help resettle vetted Afghan refugees and hurricane recovery aid for Louisiana. "It's seriously disappointin… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Top Generals Contradict President Biden’s Claims on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Yesterday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Milley, and the head of Central Command, General McKenzie, offered the Armed Services Committee stark assessments of President Biden's reckless retreat from Afghanistan. "Curiously, the President's shrinking Secretary of Defense, Secretary Austin, did little talking. "The biggest takeaway … Continue Reading


09.29.21

A Tidal Wave of Tax Hikes and New IRS Snooping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The American people continue to hear about a steady stream of bad ideas that Washington Democrats are packing into their next reckless taxing and spending spree. There's one clear thread that ties them all together: "Pain for American families, and profit for our adversaries. "Hurting families and helping China… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Block McConnell Effort to Advance Debt Limit Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following statement today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Mr. President - "My colleague wants to discuss precedents from more than a decade ago. "But he and his colleagues have spent all year boasting that what Democrats are doing to the country and the economy is completely without precedent! "There is nothing normal about Democrats using reconciliation multiple times to blow a $5.5 trillion… Continue Reading


09.28.21

As World Braces for Energy Shortage, Democrats Want War on Affordable American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While Washington Democrats neglect basic governance, they're still trying to write another reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors. "Many details are still fuzzy, but one basic truth is very clear: Their far-left wish list will hurt families and help China. "New pain and new burdens for American … Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Help Paving their Path toward Partisan Recklessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on clean government funding legislation. "Senator Shelby and I put forward legislation that could pass the Senate easily and keep the government open. We were ready to avoid a shutdown… get urgent relief to Louisiana… help vetted Afghans who helped America… and continue suppor… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Senate Democrats Block Vote On Clean Legislation To Keep Government Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "The Democratic Leader has scheduled a vote today that he knows will fail. For more than two months, since July, Republicans have been clear about where we stand: "We are willing to work together to keep government open. "We are not willing to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling while they write a reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Will Democrats Add Shutdown Drama to List of Unnecessary Self-Created Crises?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "It's not unusual for a presidency to have a rough spell. Every Administration faces a stretch of time where nothing seems to go their way. "What we're witnessing today is entirely different. "President Biden has not been dealt a bad hand by forces outside his control. This White House is not sailing through some unavoidabl… Continue Reading


09.27.21

McConnell Receives COVID Booster Shot: 'I Followed the Advice of Experts and My Doctors'

Download the photo here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID: "I'm glad to share that a few minutes ago, I received a booster vaccination for COVID-19. "All throughout the pandemic, I've followed the best advice from experts and especially from my own healthcare providers. It was an easy decision to receive a booster. "I am a survivor of childhood polio from before vaccines eradicate… Continue Reading


09.23.21

'Global Wars Do Not Simply End Because a President’s Speechwriter Says So'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden-Harris Administration's foreign policy and national defense pandemonium: "The free world faces many serious threats, from rising authoritarians to resurgent terrorists. Even declining authoritarian powers like Russia pose significant challenges. These threats demand clear-eyed leadership from the world's greatest power. "But earlier this week at … Continue Reading


09.23.21

McConnell Outlines How the Unified Democratic Government Will Raise the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' multi-trillion-dollar reckless tax and spending spree and their duty to raise the debt ceiling: "Republicans are shining a spotlight on the reckless taxing and spending spree that Washington Democrats are writing behind closed doors. "The radical left is pushing in all their chips. They want to use this terrible but temporary pandemic as a T… Continue Reading


09.22.21

McConnell Welcomes Prime Ministers Johnson and Morrison to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his meeting with Prime Minister Johnson: "This morning, I had the honor to meet with Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom. Later today, I'll meet with Prime Minister Morrison of Australia as well. "Any day Congress has the opportunity to strengthen working relationships with two of our nation's closest friends and allies is a good day, indeed. "Ou… Continue Reading

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