Remarks

05.12.21

Opportunities for Bipartisan Progress if Biden Administration Seeks Common Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's meeting at the White House: "This morning, I'll be joining the three other Congressional leaders to meet with President Biden at the White House. There's no shortage of important business to discuss. "The President campaigned on a promise that his agenda would unite a divided nation. And he inherited a favorable situation. Vaccines were flooding Am… Continue Reading


05.12.21

U.S. Must Stand Strong With Israel in the Face of “Inexcusable” Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the attacks on Israel: "Yet again, air-raid sirens have been sounding in Israel. Israeli civilians have been huddling in basements, shelters, and hospital stairwells. "Hamas rocket attacks are lighting up the skies, hitting buildings, and terrorizing, injuring, and killing innocent people. "Of course, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad receive significan… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Democrats’ One-Party Political Takeover Failed in Committee Because It Would Weaken our Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's S.1 markup: "A one-party takeover of our political system. "That's what Senate Democrats brought to the Rules Committee yesterday. Their side's top priority for multiple years now. "The supposed rationales for this bill change constantly. "A few years ago, when majorities of Democrats were mistakenly convinced that foreigners had hacked votin… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Democrats Block McConnell Amendment to Protect Citizens’ Free Speech Rights and Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At today's Senate Rules Committee Markup of S1, commonly referred to as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act,' Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment designed to protect citizens' free speech rights and privacy: "This bill is riddled with a variety of different efforts to give Washington D.C. more control and more power over the free speech of American citizens. "Some of this is overt. S. 1 would give the newly-partisan FEC major new authorit… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Democrats Kill McConnell Amendment to Stop Partisan Takeover of the FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At today's Senate Rules Committee Markup of S1, commonly referred to as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act,' Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment to cap the FEC commissioners' tenures at 12 years: "I want to first discuss the Federal Election Commission. "The FEC was created in 1974 in the wake of Watergate. The nation was keenly aware that enforcing the laws surrounding politics and campaigns was a sensitive job that no one political par… Continue Reading


05.11.21

McConnell at S. 1 Markup: “We Aren’t Going to Let One Party Take Over Our Democracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the Senate Rules Committee S.1 Markup: "Madam Chairman, we'll hear a lot of flowery language today, including my friend and colleague the Majority Leader. But we all learned early in life if you can write the rules, you can win the game. "For multiple years now, Democrats have called this sweeping bill their top priority. You just heard the Majority Leader make a totally partisa… Continue Reading


05.10.21

McConnell Remarks During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week: "Yesterday marked the beginning of National Police Week. "Under normal circumstances, we'd be welcoming peace officers from across the country here to Washington to share experiences and commemorate brothers and sisters who have fallen in the line of duty. "This year, I understand many of the in-person gatherings have been postponed … Continue Reading


05.10.21

Despite Vaccines, Democrats Extended Extra Jobless Benefits — and Hiring Disappoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky jobs and pandemic recovery: "Like all my colleagues, I spent last week traveling my home state. I spoke with Kentuckians about where we've come over the past 15 months, where we are today, and the bright future we should have ahead. "More than 1.8 million Kentuckians have received COVID vaccines. These medical miracles were created in record time … Continue Reading


04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Biden’s First 100 Days: The Far Left Is Calling the Shots

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's first 100 days in office: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. "I'll be there. And like my fellow Kentuckians watching at home, I'll be curious to hear how the President tries to square his rhetoric with his Administration's actions over the past 100 days. "Back in January, many Americ… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Biden Administration Wrong to Seek Defense Spending Cuts While Adversaries Keep Investing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Yesterday I discussed how the Biden Administration's wishful thinking has set them up for foreign policy failure in Central Asia and the Middle East. "The likely catastrophe in Afghanistan may well consume this Administration, and distract from the challenges posed by competition with Russia and China. "And the President's meager defense… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senate Should Not Confirm a Veteran of the Job-Killing War on Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "This week, the Senate is set to vote on President Biden's nominee to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA. "The nominee needs no introduction for my fellow Kentuckians and our neighbors in coal country. But for those less familiar: Janet McCabe was the chief author of the "Clean Power Plan" that President Obama unveiled in 2015 "Well, si… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Congress Cannot Let Up on Dangerous Fentanyl Analogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding fentanyl: "As I noted here on the floor last week, the unaccompanied children packed into overflowing facilities are not the only tragic consequence of our failure to secure our border. "In addition to the U.S. mail, our southern border is a major source for the stream of lethal illegal drugs that continues to pour into our country. "According to the CDC… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Biden Administration Foreign Policy: Concessions and Wishful Thinking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "The past few months have given the world a glimpse at what's driving U.S. foreign policy decisions under the Biden administration. First came a rush to rejoin a climate agreement that does not effectively hold our competitors to their own commitments. "Then, just weeks ago, the announcement of a total abandonment of Afghanistan that will … Continue Reading


04.26.21

Democrats’ Spending Proposal is Neither an “Infrastructure” Plan nor a “Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "It's been nearly a month since the Biden Administration rolled out its so-called "infrastructure" plan. It quickly became clear their proposal mainly focused on everything but the things normal people call "infrastructure." "The day this plan was introduced, the White House's messaging document mentioned the words "climate" and "union" mor… Continue Reading


04.22.21

H.R. 1 Would Create a Stunning One-Party Takeover of Voting Laws and Elections in Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "Earlier this week, the Democratic leadership of the Judiciary Committee convened a hearing with the embarrassing title of 'Jim Crow 2021.' "It was the latest effort to use shocking rhetoric to distract from the specific details of actual voting laws in states like Georgia. "Amazingly, one of our Democratic colleagues testified before the Committe… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Biden Climate Agenda: Toothless Requests Abroad, Maximum Pain at Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding climate policy: "Yesterday, I mentioned that the DNA of the far-left Green New Deal is all over President Biden's spending bills. That wasn't just my opinion; it was the verdict of our colleague the junior Senator for Massachusetts. "Today, the President is scheduled to meet virtually with a group of world leaders on climate policy. His agenda, reportedly… Continue Reading


04.21.21

“I Will Strongly Oppose Confirming Vanita Gupta to Serve as Associate Attorney General”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Over the past few months, Senate Republicans have made clear that we believe a President is entitled to choose qualified, mainstream nominees to staff the executive branch and receive prompt and fair treatment from the Senate. "I would say the 50 Senate Republicans have treated President Biden's nominees more fairly than Senate Democrats tre… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Misguided Afghanistan Plan Creates More Questions than Answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "This afternoon, President Biden is sending his top national security officials to brief members on his misguided plan to abandon the battlefield in Afghanistan. "As I said when this decision was announced, the enemies that threaten America, our allies, and the people of Afghanistan, alike, are not vanquished. "Taliban retribution and repress… Continue Reading

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