Remarks

06.29.20

McConnell Calls for Bipartisan Floor Process on NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "On Thursday, I noted that in recent weeks, the Air Force has scrambled jets to intercept intrusions by Russian military aircraft near U.S. airspace in Alaska. "Well, on Saturday, it happened again. According to the Defense Department, Russian reconnaissance planes entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone and… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell: Nation Must Work Together to “Stay on Offense Against the Virus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Each time I've returned home over the last several weeks, I've had the honor of traveling to different Kentucky hospitals to safely meet with healthcare professionals, thank them for their incredible work, and listen to what's on their minds. "For more than three months now, our nation's doctors, nurses, and health professionals have been fighting… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Comments on Tyler Gerth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Tyler Gerth of Kentucky: "First, my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is mourning a young man who was shot and killed on Saturday at a protest in Jefferson Square Park. "Tyler Gerth was just 27 years old. He was a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Kentucky. He was an up-and-coming photojournalist with a lot of talent. He'd … Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Urges Cooperation on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate does not have the luxury of letting these disagreements prevent needed bipartisan progress on other fronts. "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Spring Break in human history, the Senate has been conducting the people's business alone. "We've confirmed nominees. We've conducted critic… Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Responds to Democrats Blocking Police Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' decision to block Senator Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act: "The American people have been asked to swallow a number of contradictions over the past few weeks. I've already discussed some of them here on the floor. "Many citizens were told by their mayors that small religious services were just too dangerous - at the same time that massive political… Continue Reading


06.24.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Plan to Block Police Reform: “The American People Deserve an Outcome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Today was supposed to bring progress for an issue that is weighing heavy on the American mind. In the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, following weeks of passionate protests from coast to coast, the Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor. "Instead, our Democratic colleagues are poised to t… Continue Reading


06.24.20

McConnell on Senate’s Historic Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding judicial confirmations: "In a few hours, the Senate will confirm Judge Cory T. Wilson to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. "Yet again, President Trump has sent up an outstanding nominee for this important vacancy. Judge Wilson holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and Yale Law School. He has held a prestigious clerkship, found su… Continue Reading


06.23.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Threats to Block JUSTICE Act: “The American People Expect Us To Do Our Jobs”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Last week, Senator Scott of South Carolina and a group of our colleagues rolled out the JUSTICE Act - a serious set of proposals to move the ball for police reform across the country. "This legislation identifies a number of smart levers that Congress can pull to advance and encourage smart reforms of law enforcement without steamrolling stat… Continue Reading


06.23.20

“An Imperfect Nation Built By Imperfect Heroes Is Still the Most Perfect Union the World Has Ever Seen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding statue mobs: "Two weeks ago, I argued that civil discourse in America faces a crossroads. "A major newspaper had buckled under pressure from a social media mob. They apologized profusely for publishing a policy argument from a U.S. Senator and made personnel changes to prove their penitence. "I said we can either recommit to our tradition of reasoned debate… Continue Reading


06.22.20

McConnell on the JUSTICE Act: We Want to Make A Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "While the House of Representatives continues to be absent, the Senate continues to be open for business. "While taking smart precautions, Senators have stood with all the other essential workers who are continuing to man essential posts. And so, as our nation continues to work through medical, economic, and social challenges of historic propo… Continue Reading


06.18.20

McConnell Praises Judge Justin Walker: A “Widely-Admired Legal Expert”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Justin Walker: "Later today, the Senate will confirm Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to join the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Now, as I've noted, in just the last several weeks Judge Walker has given the Senate several new reasons to support his nomination to the second-most-important federal bench. "In testimony before our colleagues on the Judici… Continue Reading


06.18.20

McConnell Discusses Senate Action on Threats from Overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding action the Senate has taken to protect the United States and its allies from harmful foreign actors: "The Senate has been confronting issues of historic importance on the home front. "Just since March, we sent historic resources to the healthcare fight against COVID-19 on a bipartisan basis. We passed the largest rescue package in American history on a bipar… Continue Reading


06.17.20

McConnell on JUSTICE Act: I Hope We Can Step Up and Stand Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the JUSTICE Act: "Breonna Taylor. "George Floyd. "Over the last several months, our country has been shaken by the killings of more Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. And the people of this country have called for change. "The United States of America is not a fundamentally racist country. We are the greatest nation in world history, built on… Continue Reading


06.16.20

McConnell: Busy Senate and Absent House Make the Capitol a “Study in Contrasts”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and the Great American Outdoors Act: "This week, like most weeks for a month and a half now, has brought a study in contrasts to the United States Capitol. "Over in the Democrat-led House of Representatives, the lights are off. The doors are locked. There's nobody home. "With our country facing a once-in-a-century pandemic, an historic economic … Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell: The Great American Outdoors Act Will “Benefit Generations to Come”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "And just this week, on the floor, we will complete a major piece of legislation that will benefit generations to come. "Thanks to a number of our colleagues, particularly the junior senators from Colorado and Montana, the Senate is poised to take historic action for the future of the nation's public lands. "I haven't been t… Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell Highlights Senate’s Critical Work for the American People

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: "Three months ago, the first states were implementing stay-at-home orders as the new coronavirus spread through our country. "Three months ago, George Floyd was still alive and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky had just begun to reignite a national discussion around policing. "Our country has confronted what feels li… Continue Reading


06.11.20

McConnell: Great American Outdoors Act Will Protect Kentucky’s Natural Treasures and Promote Prosperity

"Over the last several weeks, major challenges have dominated the headlines on a daily basis. "Following the sacrifices Americans made to fight the coronavirus, our nation is gradually beginning to re-open. Our economy has started adding back jobs. But some states are seeing their numbers increase, the fallout for American workers remains historic, and schools, universities, and employers are still looking for smart and safe ways to step back towards normal. "The Senate is working to ensure ou… Continue Reading


06.10.20

McConnell Urges Support for Landmark Legislation to Preserve and Protect Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "Thanks to the bipartisan leadership of colleagues like Senators Daines, Gardner, Portman, Alexander, Manchin, and Warner, we are attending to legislation that will shape the future of the great American outdoors for the better. "It's fitting that the legislation before us comes with the support of such a broad, bipartisan co… Continue Reading


06.10.20

“America Cannot Be America if Civil Disagreement Becomes a Contradiction in Terms”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding civil discourse: "Yesterday, I explained we cannot let the First Amendment become another casualty of this troubled moment. "No matter how charged the issue, peaceful protests must be protected - from suppression by governments or hijackings by violent mobs. In the United States of America, people get to protest. "In our country, people also get to worship.… Continue Reading


06.09.20

McConnell on the Great American Outdoors Act: “I Urge All Senators to Join the Experts and Support the Bill”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Great American Outdoors Act: "Yesterday, our colleagues voted overwhelmingly to advance the Great American Outdoors Act. "Thanks to the guiding leadership of colleagues like Senator Daines and Senator Gardner, we have a rare opportunity to take a huge step forward for some of our nation's most cherished treasures. "Every year, America's national parks, … Continue Reading

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