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03.24.15

Senate Republican Budget Promotes Prosperous Energy Future, Strengthens National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Republican budget that will help promote economic growth through energy advancement, and will add additional funding for America's national security needs: "Throughout the Obama era, families across the country have had to make a lot of tough decisions. "Lost jobs or lower wages meant doing more with less, and refocusing on what truly mattered. "It wasn't easy, but famil… Continue Reading


03.23.15

Senate to Debate Republican Budget that Balances without Raising Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the 5th anniversary of Obamacare and the Republican budget: "We begin this week by remembering a failed idea from the past - Obamacare - and we'll end by passing balanced legislation about the future. "Five years ago today, a partisan Obamacare bill was signed into law over the objections of the American people. "It was rushed through in defiance of the experts who warned it… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Combat Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Protecting Our Infants Act: "Next month, I look forward to hosting our nation's newest Drug Czar at a forum in Covington, Kentucky. It's a forum that will allow Director Botticelli to hear firsthand accounts of the devastating impact of one of America's most significant public health challenges, one that continues to hit my state particularly hard: The growing epidem… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell: Choose Support for Human Trafficking Victims Over Far-Left Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to side with human trafficking victims and end their filibuster of the bipartisan human trafficking bill: "Throughout Democrats' filibuster of anti-slavery legislation, this is basically what they've been telling us: We don't read legislation we vote on. "Even so, It was always a stretch to believe that not a single one of the 13 original Democrat cosponso… Continue Reading


03.18.15

McConnell Urges Senate to Come Together Over Emerging Trade Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan trade promotion legislation: "For all the issues that may divide Democrats and Republicans these days, there's one thing many of us can agree on: trade is good for America. "There's bipartisan agreement that trade is good for American wages, with export-related manufacturing jobs paying nearly 20 percent more than other jobs. "And there's bipartisan agreemen… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Budget Proposal Would Control Spending, Reduce the Deficit and Promote Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Republicans' proposed budget: "Several weeks ago, the White House released an unserious budget that would have raised taxes by nearly $2 trillion, and increased the national debt by more than $7 trillion. "In other words, it was more of the same old tired, failed policies of the past. "Hardly anyone took that budget seriously, mostly because it wasn't meant to be … Continue Reading


03.18.15

Senate Democrats Will Get Another Chance to Help Victims of Modern-Day Slavery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' filibuster of a bill intended to stop human trafficking: "It's hard to believe what we saw yesterday. "Democrats actually filibustered a bill to help victims of modern slavery, apparently because left-wing lobbyists told them to. "Yes, their historic mistake is callous and extreme. But more than that, it's tragic. "I mentioned the story of Melissa yeste… Continue Reading


03.17.15

McConnell: History Won’t Forget if Senate Democrats Filibuster Bill to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan human rights legislation: "In about an hour, the Democrat Party will confront a momentous choice. "Will Democrats launch a historic filibuster against helping oppressed victims of modern slavery, because left-wing lobbyists appear to demand it? "Democrats filibustering help for terrified children and abused women would … Continue Reading


03.11.15

Senate Bill Would Help Curb Heinous Crime of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging members to support bipartisan human rights legislation: "Every year in America, countless innocent victims-including children-are bought and sold into modern-day slavery. The heinous crime of human trafficking is shameful. It's disgraceful. "And the Senate can do something about it by passing the bipartisan human rights legislation before us today. "The Justice for Victims of T… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Senate Bill Would Aid Victims of Human Trafficking, Enhance Law Enforcement Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan legislation designed to tackle human trafficking: "Deep in shadow, there's a specter that haunts our country. "In dark corners, it claims thousands of victims every year. "Quietly. Stealthily. Maliciously. "It's hard for many Americans to believe that human trafficking could happen where they live. "But it does. "Right here in the United States. All 50 of them.… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Senator Edward W. Brooke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding former Senator Brooke: "Later today, a former Senate colleague will be honored at the National Cathedral and laid to rest in Arlington. "Senator Brooke was a trailblazer. He was a model of honesty and courage in office. Through his example, Edward W. Brooke reminded Americans that anything was possible in their country. "In the years since Senator Brooke left office, we've s… Continue Reading


03.09.15

Senate Will Consider Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: "Senators from both sides of the aisle, and from multiple committees, have worked hard to address the terrible crime of human trafficking. This is a growing area of domestic and international criminal activity. And victims are counting on us to act. "That's why, tomorrow, the Senate will begin consideration of the Justice for Victim… Continue Reading


03.04.15

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Congress to Review, Vote on an Obama-Iran Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats not to filibuster the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015: "Yesterday the Prime Minister of Israel shared with the Congress and the American people his perspective regarding Israel's national security interests and the threat the radical regime in Tehran poses to stability in the greater Middle East. The Prime Minister explained later in the day in a meeti… Continue Reading


03.04.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Override Partisan Keystone Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to override the President's veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill: "President Obama has advocated reducing our reliance on Middle Eastern oil. "President Obama has advocated reaffirming the commitment of the United States to its close allies. "And President Obama has led us to believe he'd work to create American jobs, not veto them. … Continue Reading


03.04.15

Supreme Court Case Latest Example of Obamacare Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's Supreme Court arguments on Obamacare: "Across the street, the Supreme Court will hear arguments today in an important case. "King v Burwell is the latest reminder of a law that's as unwieldy as it is unworkable: Obamacare. "Obamacare has been one rolling disaster after another for middle-class Americans. "First, it attacked seniors by raiding Medicare to finance mor… Continue Reading


03.04.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Side with Middle Class, Not Extremists, on Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to override the President's veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill: "Construction of the Keystone Pipeline would pump billions into our economy. It would support thousands of jobs. And a bipartisan majority in both the House and Senate voted to support it. "Today, the Senate will vote to support American jobs and infrastructure again. "It s… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Senate to Debate Bipartisan Bill Requiring Congressional Approval of Any Agreement with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan legislation that would allow Congress to review and vote on any agreement with Iran: "This morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out the threat posed by a nuclear Iran in clear terms- not just to Israel, not just to the United States, but to the entire world. "He reminded us that no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal with Iran. "That seems to run counter to… Continue Reading


03.03.15

McConnell Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu to U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol: "Later this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver an important address to Congress. "Members of both parties extend a warm welcome to him. This leader is a great friend of our country, and his visit comes at a critical moment in the relations between our countries. "The Prime Minister's address coi… Continue Reading


03.02.15

McConnell Outlines Busy Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week in the Senate: "This week promises to be a busy one. "Just across the street, an important Obamacare case will be argued before the Supreme Court. "And tomorrow, here in the Capitol, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress. It's an important speech that comes at an important time. Iran's long-standing determination to deve… Continue Reading


02.27.15

Senate Will Vote Today on DHS Funding, Consider Executive Overreach Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding votes on Department of Homeland Security funding and the President's executive overreach on immigration: "This morning, the Senate will complete work on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. And then, we'll turn to Senator Collins' bill. It's common-sense legislation that would protect our democracy from the egregious example of executive overreach we saw in Nove… Continue Reading

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