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05.23.16

Republican-Led Senate Advances Important Bipartisan Measures; Zika Work Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate passage of appropriations bills to improve transportation and housing infrastructure and care for veterans: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed two more appropriations bills by a large bipartisan majority. Both bills passed out of committee with unanimous support, were subject to hours of debate and deliberation, and included the input of Democratic a… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Bipartisan Appropriations Process Continues in Republican-Led Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding appropriations bills for improving care for veterans, transportation and housing infrastructure, and to help address Zika: "Senators have been working diligently this week, continuing our efforts to advance American priorities and responsibly fund important programs through the appropriations process. We've made good progress so far: The Senate already passed one … Continue Reading


05.18.16

McConnell: Obamacare is No Laughing Matter for the Millions Who Suffer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare's continued attack on the Middle Class: "A video recently surfaced that should concern all of us. It was three of President Obama's former speechwriters laughing it up. They were reminiscing about the time they apparently helped mislead the American people with a line that would one day become Politifact's Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan,… Continue Reading


05.18.16

The Schumer Standard, Biden Rule, Mikva Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' 'pretend hearing' on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy: "Last week, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee said that some would like to do 'some sort of a pretend hearing' on the President's Supreme Court nomination. He went on to dismiss that idea by noting that the Senate 'is not a pretend office.' Apparently he was overruled. "Later today, Demo… Continue Reading


05.17.16

McConnell: We’ll Continue Moving Forward with the Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's record progress on appropriations bills in 40 years: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed by an overwhelming majority the first appropriations bill of the year - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "The Republican-led Senate did so in record early time. We began consideration of an annual appropriations bill this year at th… Continue Reading


05.16.16

McConnell Honors National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring law-enforcement officers in Kentucky and across the country who keep our communities safe: "This week we commemorate National Police Week and pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law-enforcement officers who keep our country and our communities safe. We're grateful for their service and their sacrifice. We benefit from their pledge to serve, protect, and defend… Continue Reading


05.11.16

McConnell on Obama Economy: It’s Clear We Need a Change to Get America Moving Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate back to work for the American people: "After much hard work, research, and deliberation from both sides of the aisle, we're closer to having an opportunity to pass the first funding bill of the appropriations season - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "I know members have had some differences in opinion about an amendment authored … Continue Reading


04.28.16

McConnell to Senate Democrats: ‘Do Your Job’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats blocking the appropriations process with a filibuster: "Let me quote to you from a letter I recently received from our colleagues across the aisle: We are writing to reiterate our interest in working cooperatively to facilitate the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations process…As we see it, restoring the regular order promises not only a more open a… Continue Reading


04.27.16

Obamacare Continues to Hurt Middle Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare: "It's been six years since the flawed health care policies of Obamacare were signed into law. And six years later, my office continues to receive stories from Kentuckians who are reeling from the negative effects of this partisan law. "Take for instance the heartbreaking story from one middle class husband and father of two from Covington who … Continue Reading


04.26.16

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Bill Important for American Energy, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of the energy security and water infrastructure appropriations bill: "When the new majority resolved to get the Senate back to work, we knew we'd have to get committees functioning again first. We believed that would be critical to helping members on both sides rediscover their voices and find common ground - and then develop real stakes in the outco… Continue Reading


04.25.16

Back to Work: Republican-Led Senate Kicks Off Week with Bipartisan Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate consideration of appropriations bills: "The top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee recently said that the energy security and water infrastructure funding legislation before us marks an 'excellent kickoff' to the appropriations process. "'This is the first bill of the Appropriations Committee to come to the floor,' she said, and 'it signals that we a… Continue Reading


04.21.16

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate's legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership: "This week we've seen what can be accomplished on behalf of the American people with a Senate that's back to work under the Republican majority. We just passed two broad, bipartisan bills aimed at protecting c… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Senate Notches More Accomplishments Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan FAA reauthorization and energy bills: "Under a new Republican majority, the Senate is getting back to work and progress is being made on behalf of the American people. "We saw another example of that yesterday, when we passed the most pro-passenger, pro-security FAA reauthorization in years. "It's the product of dedicated work from Senat… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Broad, Bipartisan Bill Will Significantly Update American Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Republican-led Senate will have another opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation - legislation aimed at modernizing American energy policies. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of more than a year's worth of work by the Energy Committee Chair, Senator Murkowski, and Ranking Member Senator Cantwell. "… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate voting on the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Later this morning the Senate will have an opportunity to pass the FAA Reauthorization and security bill, which aims to secure our airports and look out for American travelers. "This legislation received bipartisan support from the start, and it shows what… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Republican-Led Senate Makes Progress to Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and airport security bill: "Americans continue to see the difference a Republican-led Senate can make on behalf of our country - we've passed legislation to combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, to provide a long-term highway funding solution, and to advance many other important issues. "T… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Bills to Keep Americans Safe, Protect American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act and the Energy Policy Modernization Act: "Today the Senate is closer to passing the most comprehensive aviation security reforms in years. I hope we'll do so today. "This important legislation will bolster security for travelers and look out for consumers' interests. Here's how it will help impro… Continue Reading


04.13.16

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "Christmas Eve is a special time for many of us. It's an evening filled with love and anticipation, confections and devotion. That's true whether you're in Louisville or Las Vega… Continue Reading


04.13.16

Bipartisan FAA Bill Will Ramp Up Airport Security, Help Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "Whether traveling for business or leisure, American passengers want to feel safe and informed when flying. They also want to feel assured that, in light of recent terror attacks, more is being done to protect them in our airports and in the skies. "Chairman Thune knows this, and that's why he's wor… Continue Reading


04.12.16

Senate Makes Headway on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "I've been pleased to see the progress we've made on the FAA Reauthorization Act, and I appreciate the Senators who've worked with the bill managers to process amendments - like those to bolster airport security. "Last evening we processed another set of amendments to help make this good bill an ev… Continue Reading

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