Remarks

06.09.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Should “Follow Senate’s Productive Example” on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "I was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Biden had walked away from negotiations on infrastructure spending with Senator Capito. "For several weeks, the Ranking Member of the EPW Committee has been engaged in good faith on finding common ground with the Administration. She's led several of our colleagues in exhaustive efforts t… Continue Reading


06.08.21

McConnell: Bipartisan 1/6 Report Should Guide Ongoing Security Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding January 6th: "Today the Homeland Security and Rules Committees released the conclusions of their months-long joint investigation into the circumstances of the unprecedented breach of security here at the Capitol on January 6th. "I am grateful to our colleagues on both committees whose hard work made this invaluable report possible. "My assessment of the t… Continue Reading


06.08.21

McConnell: Bipartisan Bill “Cannot Be the Senate’s Final Word on Our Competition With China”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "Today the Senate will wrap up consideration of a broad, bipartisan effort to update our approach to competition with China. "This bill has accelerated an important conversation on a topic we all know deserves our full attention. From critical supply chains to intellectual property to counterespionage, it touches on key issues that will help determi… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Democrats Prioritize Designed-To-Fail Partisan Agenda Over Bipartisan Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's June work period: "After a week of work with our constituents, the Senate reconvenes with a chance to re-focus on the most important issues facing folks back home. "Already, on multiple occasions this year, we've demonstrated that even a narrowly divided chamber is capable of taking productive, bipartisan steps on serious issues. "Wide major… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Economic Recovery Grapples with Consequences of Democrats’ Multi-Trillion-Dollar Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "On Friday, the U.S. job market got another monthly check-up. Hiring in May was up from the previous month, but still fell short of the level experts - and American employers - had hoped for. "Of course, the highest expectations for our economic recovery under Democratic control were set by none other than Democrats, themselves. "Back in Feb… Continue Reading


05.27.21

McConnell Strongly Supports January 6th Investigations, Opposes Extra Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the January 6th commission: "As my colleagues know, I have been clear and unflinching in my own statements about January the 6th. But, as I've also repeated, there is no new fact about that day that we need the Democrats' extraneous 'commission' to uncover. "The Department of Justice is deep into a massive criminal investigation. 440-plus people have alrea… Continue Reading


05.27.21

Democrats’ “Defund the Police” Efforts Coincide with Explosion in Violent Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding public safety: "From coast to coast, American families are facing an explosion of violent crime on their streets and in their neighborhoods. "2020 saw homicides skyrocket nationwide. The sharpest one-year increase in decades. And 2021 is already shaping up to be even worse. "Last year Seattle saw a 61% increase in murders citywide. "In 2020, Minneapolis … Continue Reading


05.27.21

A Bipartisan Process Would Let Senate Finalize China-Focused Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "Last week, the Senate took up sweeping legislation. It touches on big issues that span many committees-from economic policy to national security to scientific research and beyond. "86 Senators voted to proceed to this debate. Me included. "That wasn't because the legislation was ready to go. It happened because there's broad bipartisan agreement … Continue Reading


05.26.21

Democrats’ Hard Left Turn Already Hurting Americans — But Liberals Want More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Democrats' hard left turn thus far has affected the entire U.S. economy. And it's hitting working American families where it hurts. "In January, President Biden inherited safe and effective vaccines, a re-opening economy, and a country that was sitting on more pent-up savings than anything economists had seen in living memory. "But Democrats… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Bipartisan Progress on Transportation Infrastructure Shows Path the Administration Should Follow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, two Senate committees will consider and vote on two very different pieces of legislation. "In the Russell Building, the Environment and Public Works Committee just approved a bipartisan bill, led by Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito, to invest in better roads and bridges for the American people. "This would be the first maj… Continue Reading


05.26.21

McConnell Remarks on Former Senator John Warner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Senator John Warner (R-VA): "I was saddened to learn this morning that our friend and former colleague, Senator John Warner, passed away last night. "By the time I arrived in the Senate, John was already churning a long wake as one of this body's foremost voices on national defense. "As a wartime veteran of the Navy and Marine Corps, he was d… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Biden Administration Can’t Answer Crucial Questions About Rushed Afghanistan Retreat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "The President's decision to retreat from Afghanistan is not clear-eyed or strategic. It's dangerous wishful thinking. "As discussions with the Administration are making clear, this decision is not underpinned by a coherent plan to mitigate the geopolitical and humanitarian risks that our departure will create. "When we're gone, there is ev… Continue Reading


05.25.21

McConnell Co-Sponsors Legislation to Fight Uptick in “Despicable” Anti-Semitic Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor against anti-Semitism: "The despicable, age-old specter of anti-Semitism continues to rear its head, even here in America. "Last week, authorities from New York to Los Angeles were investigating assaults on Jewish people. According to press reports, in New York City, one Jewish man was kicked, punched, and sprayed with chemicals by five or six men yelling anti-Semit… Continue Reading


05.25.21

McConnell Reiterates Importance of Standing Strongly with Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in support of Israel defending itself against terrorists: "The world is relieved that Hamas has stopped firing rockets at Israel's cities and, for the moment, the fighting has stopped. "Israel's response to Hamas's terrorism was justified. It was targeted, restrained, and extraordinarily precise. So it was disappointing to see disproportionate blame heaped upon Isra… Continue Reading


05.24.21

We Can’t Compete With China Without Robust Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding competing with China: "Last week, a bipartisan majority of Senators voted to proceed to floor debate about our nation's long-term competition with China. "There's no disagreement that the People's Republic's strategic capabilities and its growing influence beyond the Indo-Pacific, pose a singular challenge to American strength and security. There is robust… Continue Reading


05.24.21

Amid Violent Crime Surge, Biden Nominee Called for Cutting Police Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Department of Justice nominee Kristen Clarke: "When President Biden's nominees have been qualified and mainstream, they've received bipartisan cooperation. But the President's choice to head a key division at the Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General failed to even advance out of committee. "The Democratic Leader had to reach into the Judi… Continue Reading


05.24.21

McConnell Thanks Individual Men & Women of National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Guard: "This week, the National Guard is departing what has been a months-long presence here at the Capitol. "Aspects of the Guard's presence here were not fleshed out as clearly or coherently as either Congress or servicemembers deserved. And members of Congress will continue to discuss and debate whether it is appropriate for uniformed milit… Continue Reading


05.20.21

McConnell Co-Sponsors Bill to Block Democrats’ Anti-Free-Speech, Anti-Privacy Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding S.1: "As Democrats have pushed their massive political takeover bill, S. 1, Americans' First Amendment rights and privacy rights have been thrust into center stage. "The legislation contains multiple elements that would chill Americans' exercise of free speech and let Washington bureaucrats hoard more of citizens' private information without good cause. "… Continue Reading


05.20.21

“Democrats Cannot Get Control of the Crisis they Stoked”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "Our nation's southern border is still in crisis. "The Biden Administration still won't admit it. Much of the media would prefer not to cover it. But the facts are clear. And they're unacceptable. "A few days ago, Customs and Border Protection issued their report on the month of April. The number of encounters with illegal entrants was … Continue Reading


05.20.21

“Competing with China” Requires Adequately Funding our National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense spending: "We know that competition with China will shape America's security and prosperity for decades to come. That's a fact. "The legislation on the floor purports to deal with this issue. It covers a huge range of topics from economics to education to foreign and defense policy. "Earlier this week, I voted with the majority of Senators to proc… Continue Reading

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