Remarks

06.09.20

McConnell on Religious Liberty: Politicians Do Not Get to Play “Red-Light, Green-Light” With the First Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding religious liberty: "Several times now, I have praised the peaceful demonstrations protesting racial injustice and the killings of black Americans. I am grateful that after several harrowing days of looting and riots, law enforcement restored order and helped these peaceful protests be heard. "Notwithstanding the far-left calls to disband the police altogethe… Continue Reading


06.08.20

McConnell Praises the Great American Outdoors Act

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: "While the Senate remains the only chamber in this Capitol with its lights on, we are going to continue with legislative work for the country. "Today, we'll take our first vote to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, a generational bill from Senator Daines and Senator Gardner that will secure the future of our nation's na… Continue Reading


06.08.20

McConnell: Unity and Mutual Respect Will Keep Us Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding peaceful protests and law enforcement: "Across our nation, the past few days have seemed to mark a turn for the better. "On Friday morning, new data showed that the economic fallout from this pandemic may have bottomed out and begun to turn around weeks earlier than had been predicted. "Instead of losing millions more jobs in the month of May, our nation ha… Continue Reading


06.04.20

McConnell Delivers Address on China to Mark Tiananmen Square Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing: "Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. "Because of China's censorship and disinformation, we still do not know how many brave Chinese people were killed by their own government on June 4th, 1989. Conservative estimates say hundreds. Others say thousands.… Continue Reading


06.04.20

McConnell Praises Continued Success of the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yesterday evening, the Senate passed a few targeted changes to help Senator Collins's and Senator Rubio's historic Paycheck Protection Program continue to protect American workers and small businesses through this pandemic. "Back in March, these Senate leaders hand-designed this plan to push unprecedented assistance to worki… Continue Reading


06.03.20

“The Foreign Actors Who Seek to Harm the United States Have Not Let Up While We Attend to Other Problems”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Make no mistake: The foreign actors who seek to harm the United States have not let up while we attend to other problems. "For example, in Afghanistan, despite agreeing just months ago to engage in further peace negotiations with the Afghan government and sever its ties with al-Qaeda, the Taliban has instead continued its violent campaign again… Continue Reading


06.03.20

The Senate is Here and Working 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: "Our nation is caught within a number of grave problems at the same time. "This week, in cities across America, the pain of racial injustice has been compounded by violent riots that have drowned out peaceful protests and hurt innocent people. "Millions of working families continue to face the historic economic fallout from the coronavi… Continue Reading


06.02.20

McConnell: “The Senate Is Present and Working”

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: "Obviously, and unfortunately, this turmoil is not the only great challenge before us. Lest we forget, the healthcare fight against the worst viral pandemic in a century is still upon us. "Our nation is trying to smartly and safely re-open. Just as small businesses in some cities are sweeping up broken glass, American workers and entrepr… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Let’s Unite For Peace in Our Streets and in Our Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "Last night, the streets of major American cities were again the scene of looting and violent rioting that serves no purpose except to hurt innocent people and undermine peaceful demonstrations. "Every one of us has an obligation to distinguish peaceful protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Tayl… Continue Reading


06.01.20

McConnell Stands With Hong Kong: The Chinese Communist Party Does Not Play By The Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "Now on an entirely different matter. "These events only compound what has already been an historically challenging time for our country. "As our nation continues to combat and contain the coronavirus, the Senate will continue to lead the response. To name one example, I hope and anticipate the Senate will soon take up and pass legislation that j… Continue Reading


06.01.20

“This Is An Hour of Great Pain and Unrest in Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "This is an hour of great pain and unrest in our country. "Americans from coast to coast have been grieved and horrified by the killings of African-American citizens: Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis. "In each disturbing situatio… Continue Reading


05.21.20

McConnell on Successful Slowing of COVID-19: The American People Have Won “An Important Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "All month, the Senate has been on the job, attending to the needs of our nation. "We have legislated. We've confirmed nominees. We've held major hearings and conducted oversight on the historic response to COVID-19. "Now, yesterday, we learned that our Senate action will continue to contrast with our absentee neighbors across the rotunda. "While… Continue Reading


05.20.20

McConnell: House Democrats Playing With “Perpetual Impeachment” While the Senate Fights the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' perpetual impeachment and the CARES Act: "Week after week, this Capitol has been a study in contrasts. Call it a tale of two chambers. "Over here in the United States Senate, the lights are on, the doors are open, and we are working for the American people. "All month, we've been in session - passing national-security legislation, confirmin… Continue Reading


05.19.20

McConnell on Continued Action on Improper Investigations: The American People Deserve Answers and We Intend to Get Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government accountability: "The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge our nation, and the Senate is here working for the American people. "Our committees have called in experts like Dr. Fauci and leaders like Chairman Powell to discuss the CARES Act and the path toward re-opening. We are tracking the effects of the largest rescue package ever and we a… Continue Reading


05.19.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor bidding farewell to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security: "Today it's my honor to help bid farewell to a distinguished staff leader who has himself handled sensitive security matters with great care and dedication. "For more than thirty years, this body has functioned more safely and smoothly because Mike DiSilvestro was on the clock as Directo… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell: Essential Workers Are Showing Up for Our Country And The Senate Is Showing Up for Them

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: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold our nation on high alert. "More than 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 lives have been tragically lost. And the livelihoods of tens of millions of working families have been turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye. "Our nation's healthcare system has not… Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on COVID-19 Response: “This Half of the Capitol is Doing Our Job”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "This pandemic is weighing heavily on the American people. "Roughly 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 have died. Unemployment has not been this high since World War II. "Just a few months ago, millions of hardworking men and women were thriving and optimistic. They were making big plans across kitchen tables. … Continue Reading


05.13.20

McConnell: Our Enemies and Competitors Are Not Standing Down During this Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to renew key authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): "The Senate has work of our own to do this week to ensure the safety and security of our nation. "In addition to fighting this historic pandemic, it is also our job to keep sight of the other threats to national security that are still evolving, independent of COVID-19.… Continue Reading


05.12.20

McConnell: Americans on the Front Lines Need Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding liability reform: "Our health care sector continues to battle the coronavirus at every level. Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, researchers, and public health leaders are working constantly to protect Americans and fight this invader. "Unfortunately, the last two months' stoppage of much of our national life was never going to permanently extinguish the vir… Continue Reading


05.11.20

McConnell: The Senate Will Continue to Perform Our Own Essential Responsibilities

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: "The Senate is back for a second week in session and we have more important work to do for the American people. "While our nation fights the coronavirus pandemic, many of our fellow Americans have been taking new safety precautions but continuing to show up to perform essential work. "Because of delivery drivers and grocery clerks, fami… Continue Reading

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