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03.14.19

McConnell on President’s Emergency Declaration: I Will Vote To Uphold It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's vote on the president's southern border emergency declaration: "Later today, the Senate will vote on a resolution related to the state of emergency the president has declared on our southern border. Let me first say that I support the president's decision. So I will vote today to uphold it and reject this resolution of disapproval. But I want to begin where thi… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Green New Deal: Immediate Harm for American Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, I continued the discussion we've been having about the strange ideas that seem to have taken a hold of Washington Democrats. Ideas like the Democrat Politician Protection Act, a scheme to limit Americans' First Amendment right to political speech and force taxpayers to subsidize political campaigns, including ones they disagree with. It … Continue Reading


03.13.19

McConnell: Yemen Resolution Will Not Increase Our Diplomatic Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Yemen resolution introduced by Senators Sanders, Lee and Murphy: "The Senate will soon vote on a resolution under the War Powers Act. I strongly oppose this unnecessary and counterproductive resolution and I urge my colleagues to join me in opposing it. From the outset, let me say this: I believe it is right for Senators to have grave concerns over some aspects of … Continue Reading


03.13.19

‘This Pointless Democrat Obstruction Needs to Change’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed a well-qualified jurist, chosen by President Trump to serve on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul Matey of New Jersey will bring a wealth of experience to the bench, and I was proud to support his nomination. We also voted to advance the nomination of Neomi Rao to … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Radical Democrat Ideas Continue with ‘Medicare for None’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a bill from House Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "Here's a quote: 'I think the $33 trillion price tag for 'Medicare for all' is a little scary.' That came from a Democratic member of Congress who happens to sit in a leadership role. She sounds worried, and I don't blame her. The new House Democrat majority has wasted no… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Senate Considering More Outstanding Judicial Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Building on last week's progress, the Senate will consider two more of President Trump's outstanding judicial nominees in addition to another executive branch nominee this week. The first item of business is the nomination of Paul Matey of New Jersey to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. "Mr. Matey h… Continue Reading


03.12.19

McConnell on the President’s 2020 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's 2020 budget proposal that was released yesterday: "First, yesterday the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Understanding the president's key priorities and vision for federal spending is critical to the success of the entire funding process here in Congress. Republicans agree that we need to remain focused on important goals … Continue Reading


03.07.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Would Yield a Partisan Takeover of the FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Democrat Politician Protection Act: "This week, Democrats in the House are expected to pass the sweeping legislation I call the Democrat Politician Protection Act. It aims to give Washington D.C. vast new control over elections, give tax dollars to political campaigns, and give election lawyers more opportunities to determine the outcome of elections. Today I want t… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Democrat Obstruction Continues on President’s Uncontroversial, Impressive Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees and historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Already this week the Senate has confirmed two more well-qualified judicial nominees. Soon, Allison Rushing and Chad Readler will take their respective seats on the 4th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals. And later today, the Senate will vote on confirmat… Continue Reading


03.07.19

House Delays Condemnation of Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding pending House action on the Senate-passed, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: "I spoke yesterday about the evil of anti-Semitism and the recent, disturbing invocation of anti-Semitic stereotypes by a member of the House Democratic conference. I took for granted that, as a result, House Democrats would at least make good on their plans to symbolica… Continue Reading


03.06.19

House Should Support Israel, Pass the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding pending House action on the Senate-passed, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: "I want to discuss something that will be happening on the floor of the House of Representatives, perhaps as soon as today. Remarkably, for the second time in just the last three weeks, Speaker Pelosi apparently feels compelled to have her members vote on a resolution th… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Green New Deal Would Bankrupt American Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed one of President Trump's well-qualified nominees to the federal bench, and advanced the nomination of another. With Allison Rushing's nomination confirmed, we'll vote later today on the nomination of Chad Readler and then turn to consideration of Eric Murphy to join him on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Murphy… Continue Reading


03.05.19

McConnell Previews House Vote on Democrat Politician Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Democrat Politician Protection Act: "This week, the House will be devoting floor time to the Democrat Politician Protection Act. That's what I call the signature effort that Speaker Pelosi has given top billing as 'H.R. 1.' Because this new House Democrat majority's top priority is apparently assigning themselves an unprecedented level of control over how they get … Continue Reading


03.05.19

Nominees for Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing to serve on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As I noted yesterday, Ms. Rushing comes with significant appellate experience, and has filed 47 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. It's clear to me, as it was to a majority of ou… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Democrats Embracing One Radical, Half-Baked Socialist Proposal After Another

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' socialist proposals: "Like many Americans, I've spent the last several weeks watching with interest as prominent leaders in the Democratic Party have engaged in a political footrace. They're sprinting as far left as possible, as quickly as possible, trying to outdo one another. The result is that one of our two major political parties has begun embracing one… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Leader McConnell: Senator Shelby Delivers Results for Alabama and the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), who just became Alabama's longest-serving Senator: "I know the entire Senate joins me today in offering deep sympathies to the communities affected by yesterday's spate of tornadoes in east Alabama and Georgia. As first responders continue to search for survivors in the rubble, we know that at least 23 innocent lives were lost to this dis… Continue Reading


02.28.19

‘Medicare for None’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a bill from House Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "All week I've been spotlighting our Democratic colleagues' hard left turn toward socialism. Their fixation on gaining more government control over more of Americans' lives. With the Democrat Politician Protection Act, Washington Democrats want to control more of what Ame… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Progress Continues on Nominees in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate has made progress in confirming the president's nominees. On Tuesday, Eric Miller became the 31st circuit court judge confirmed under this administration. Yesterday, we confirmed Michael Desmond to serve as chief counsel at the IRS. Of course, this progress is only remarkable gi… Continue Reading


02.28.19

McConnell Statement on President’s Summit in Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam: "I'd like to begin with a few words on President Trump's Hanoi summit with North Korea. The president should be commended for his personal commitment to persuading Kim Jong Un to pursue a different path. By January 2017, it was clear the prior administration's so-called policy of 'strategic patie… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: Foolish and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Today, the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chairman Barrasso, is meeting to consider legislation that would help reduce, capture, and find productive uses for carbon dioxide emissions. It's an important subject. It deserves a serious approach. But as we all know, some on the far left have recently offered other ideas on this subject.… Continue Reading

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