Remarks

03.24.22

McConnell: Strengthen Military Production, Defense Funding, and Global Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Today, President Biden is overseas, meeting with America's closest European allies as Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine enters its second month. "He is engaging with a Europe that's been profoundly changed. NATO allies have watched a neighbor invaded by an aggressive, revanchist Russia. Some, like Germany, are ending 30 years of post-Cold Wa… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Judge Jackson’s “Policy Disagreement” From the Bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I said I hoped the second day of Judge Jackson's responses would provide more clarity on some vital questions. "Unfortunately, the nominee's answers trended the other way. "Regarding the Court as an institution, the nominee continued to reject the examples of Justices Ginsburg and Breyer. She refused to denounce partisan co… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Judge Jackson Owes the Senate Far More Clarity and Candor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "On Monday, I explained that the thinness of Judge Jackson's appellate record makes this week's Judiciary Committee hearings all the more important. "Well, we are two days in. Judge Jackson is receiving a calm, respectful process - unlike the treatment that Senate Democrats typically inflict on Republican presidents' nominees. "But unfo… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Congressman Don Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressman Don Young: "Last week, the United States Congress lost a one-of-a-kind colleague and the state of Alaska lost an unbelievably devoted champion. "Congressman Don Young, the Dean of the House, was the longest-serving Republican in the history of that chamber. He arrived in 1973. And his fellow Alaskans re-hired him to represent them every two yea… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Inflation and Fuel Costs Hurting Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "America's working families continue to face strong headwinds as they try to make ends meet. The historic inflation kicked off by runaway liberal spending last year is still taking its toll, one paycheck at a time. "For many Americans, eating out once in a while was already a treat. "Now, restaurant menu prices are capping off the biggest 12-mo… Continue Reading


03.22.22

A Biden Administration Border Stand-Down Would Be A Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "In 2021, the Biden Administration's border crisis set a record. We saw the most arrests that Customs and Border Protection ever reported in a single year on the southern border. As the Washington Post put it at the time, illegal border crossings, 'skyrocketed in the months after President Biden took office.' "Well, the humanitarian and se… Continue Reading


03.21.22

McConnell Honors Kentuckian Corporal Jacob Moore

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Corporal Jacob Moore of Kentucky: "Over the weekend, we learned that four U.S. Marines were tragically killed Friday night. Their training aircraft crashed during joint NATO exercises in Norway. "One of those Marines, Corporal Jacob Moore, was born and raised in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. I want to take a moment to mourn this great loss and salut… Continue Reading


03.21.22

McConnell Remarks on Beginning of Supreme Court Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "This week, the Senate will turn to a crucial constitutional duty: Deciding whether to provide or withhold consent to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. "President Biden's nominee for this incredibly consequential position is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson is currently a D.C. Circuit judge of le… Continue Reading


03.17.22

While Putin Massed Forces, Biden Administration Kept Squeezing American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "As Democrats' policies have unleashed runaway inflation, families have felt particular pain at the gas pump. Since President Biden took office, average gas prices have climbed nearly two dollars. "The Biden Administration wants to claim that a full year's worth of price hikes were all caused by a war Vladimir Putin started three weeks ago. But thi… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Judge Jackson’s Boosters Say “Empathy” Will Tilt Her Jurisprudence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Next week, the Judiciary Committee will hear firsthand from President Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Jackson. "It will be a serious, dignified process. The American people need answers to more important questions than what somebody wrote in the nominee's high school yearbook. "The Senate needs to examine Judge Jackson's qualificat… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Runaway Inflation Was 12 Months in the Making — Not 3 Weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week marked one year since Democrats rammed two trillion dollars of runaway liberal spending through the Senate on a party-line vote. "Working families were certainly not celebrating this anniversary. They were too busy contending with the worst inflation in modern American history, unleashed in large part by that very bill. "Democrats'… Continue Reading


03.16.22

McConnell on Ukraine: “Here Is What President Biden Should Be Doing Right Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "This morning, members of Congress received an update on the situation in Ukraine directly from President Zelensky. "His presentation was powerful and heart-wrenching. It reinforced our sympathy, our outrage, and our resolve. "President Zelensky's courage and leadership have earned the attention and admiration of the entire free world. "He has m… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Why Did Pro-Court-Packing Radicals Want Judge Jackson Specifically?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "What can the Senate conclude about a Supreme Court nominee from the nature of their fan club? "That's a question the Democratic Leader answered very clearly a few years back. "In 2005, Senator Schumer accused future Chief Justice John Roberts of being, 'embraced by some of the most extreme ideologues in America.' Our colleague continue… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Bipartisan Opposition to President Biden’s Radical Fed Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Reserve: "There is bipartisan Senate opposition to Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Biden's radical and unacceptable nominee to the powerful Federal Reserve Board position of Vice Chair for Supervision. "Runaway inflation is hammering American families. Democrats' reckless policies have backed the Fed into a tricky corner. Just this morning, the n… Continue Reading


03.15.22

“American Strength Is Not the Provocation. American Weakness Is.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "American strength is not a provocation. "American strength secures deterrence and peace. It is American hesitancy and weakness which our adversaries see as an invitation. "It's a simple fact. We have re-learned it the hard way many times in our history. It should form the cornerstone of any Administration's foreign policy. "But every day brings ne… Continue Reading


03.10.22

McConnell on Supporting Ukraine: “Strength Is Not A Provocation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Over the last few days, the Biden Administration's confusing mismanagement and mixed signals surrounding the Ukraine crisis and the West's response has again spilled out into public view. "Here's the pattern. Time and time again, throughout this crisis and the months preceding it, the Administration's first instinct has been to resist strong and … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Bipartisan Government Funding Bill Contains Big Wins for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral government funding agreement that will enable crucial investments in our national defense. "Putin's war on Ukraine is just one manifestation of the major, long-term threats to American security and American interests posed by major competing powers like Russia and China. "So, absolut… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Long Predates Putin’s War on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Washington Democrats are trying to pull off a political spin job for the ages. "Everybody knows that gas prices and energy costs have been soaring sharply for many months. Working families know all too well that gas prices and utility costs have been rising throughout President Biden's tenure. "Just this morning, we learned that inflation set yet… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Democrats’ War on American Energy Hurts Families and Cuts Our Global Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "The price of gas jumped more in the past week than in any week on record. "This began long before Russia invaded Ukraine. Even before that, families across America were paying dramatically higher gas prices than they faced when President Biden took office. "I expect our Democratic friends will now try to blame the entire increase in prices… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Ukraine Aid Cannot Move “At the Speed of Bureaucracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "As I mentioned yesterday, Senators had the chance to hear directly from Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, over the weekend. He and his constituents, the brave people of Ukraine, have won hearts and minds across the world. "Their pain is Putin's fault. But - as I and others warned for weeks before the invasion - that pain has been compounde… Continue Reading

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