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07.25.22

Democrats’ Prescription Drug Socialism Would Kill New Cures and Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding prescription drugs: "Staring down the barrel of the economic disaster they've created, Washington Democrats still don't appear to be pumping the brakes on their reckless agenda. For example, the same Democrats who spent our country into inflation are now angling to regulate our medical cures industry into fewer new cures and fewer life-saving treatments. "… Continue Reading


07.25.22

U.S. Economy Headed Towards Recession, But Democrats Claim Otherwise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "For the past year and a half, Washington Democrats have continually found new ways to be wrong about the U.S. economy. "Last springtime, Democrats insisted their plan to dump $1.9 trillion dollars onto the economy would not cause inflation. Here was the Democratic Leader in March of 2021: 'I do not think the dangers of inflation, at least in … Continue Reading


07.21.22

Senate Must Act Swiftly to Support American Military Superiority, Deter Aggressors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Yesterday, I had the honor of greeting the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, who visited us here in the Capitol. "Like my colleagues in the room, I was moved by her blunt, plaintive remarks to Congress. "As her country endures the fifth month of a brutal Russian siege, Ms. Zelenska was candid about the pain and suffering Russia's unprovoke… Continue Reading


07.21.22

As Americans Struggle With Historic Inflation, Democrats Plan Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Washington Democrats' one-party government has performed an amazing feat: "In eighteen months, they've taken an economy that was ready to soar and completely derailed it with $2 trillion in unnecessary borrowing, printing, and spending. "Now, 9.1% inflation is pinching hardworking Americans every time they visit the gas pump or the grocery s… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Hurts American Producers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Right now, Washington Democrats are frustrated by the pace of the radical green transformation they envision for America. "They're having trouble getting enough Senators to agree to make the most reliable and abundant forms of American energy more expensive for working Americans. "Energy prices are rising faster than at any point since 1980. Gaso… Continue Reading


07.20.22

McConnell: Senate Must Act Swiftly on Sweden, Finland NATO Accession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Yesterday, a day after the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution welcoming Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discharged the treaty protocols required to ratify their accession, without objection. "I'm grateful to Ranking Member Risch, Chairman Menendez, and our colleagues on the Commit… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Democrats Threaten Americans’ Privacy and Political Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the DISCLOSE Act: "Unfortunately, inflation and tax hikes don't exhaust Washington Democrats' capacity to make trouble for the American people. "Today, the Rules Committee will be reviewing the DISCLOSE Act, a seemingly annual liberal attempt to restrict political speech by threatening the privacy of those who see things differently from them. "For decade… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Kentuckians Cannot Afford Another Year of Biden’s “Temporary” Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "A year ago today, with prices already rising, President Biden said high inflation was, 'expected to be temporary.' "One year later, after nine straight months of inflation over six percent, prices are now rising at their fastest rate in over 40 years. "Last week's inflation report confirmed on paper what working families have been feeling fo… Continue Reading


07.18.22

Democrats Attack American Medical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding drug pricing: "One of the things Washington Democrats appear most eager to do with their one-party control of government is resurrect their war on America's world-leading medical innovation sector. "In a statement just last week, President Biden praised fellow Democrats for having 'beaten back' the industry behind most of the world's lifesaving treatments… Continue Reading


07.18.22

Democrats' Reckless Plan To Rob Americans A Second Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week, Americans families' pain was confirmed by yet another round of awful statistics. "Year-on-year inflation set a new, 40-year high in June. The painful fallout of Washington Democrats' 2021 spending binge continues to spread. "A loaf of bread costs the American consumer 10% more than it did a year ago. "A dozen eggs will run you 33… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Democrats’ Attacks on the Supreme Court Are Reckless and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "All week long, I've been discussing the historic Supreme Court term that wrapped up late last month. "Over the course of several months, a textualist and originalist majority issued the most consequential victories for our Constitution since the Court overturned Plessy v. Ferguson with Brown v. Board in 1954. "It was the best Supreme C… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Democrats’ Failed Energy Policies are Hurting Americans and Helping China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Yesterday's CPI report told Americans what they already knew all too well: the disastrous effects of Washington Democrats' spending binge last year still have our economy in a vice grip. "Year-on-year, inflation has hit 9.1% for the first time since the fallout of the Carter Administration. And the signs are inescapable. Price hikes on everyt… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Courts Slap Down Democrats’ Lawless Power Grabs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "This week, I've been discussing the historic term the Supreme Court just concluded - the most consequential and pro-Constitution term since Brown overturned Plessy almost 70 years ago. "Back in 2015, in one fell swoop, the Obama-Biden Administration took aim at domestic energy production, harmed the separation of powers, and attacked th… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Democrats’ Runaway Inflation Hits Another 40-Year High

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "This morning, this all-Democrat government produced yet another absolutely terrible inflation report. "Inflation during the month of June shattered the experts' predictions. We are at 9.1% annual inflation. "Yet another fresh 40-year high. The most out-of-control inflation that American families have seen since the early 1980s. "Food costs … Continue Reading


07.12.22

Landmark Wins for Religious Freedom at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I discussed the Supreme Court's historic, courageous, and correct decision in Dobbs. But that landmark case was only part of the most consequential Supreme Court term in almost 70 years, since Brown overturned Plessy in 1954. "For example, in the space of one week, the Court took two huge leaps forward for religious liberty. … Continue Reading


07.12.22

As Inflation Hammers Small Businesses, Democrats Float Huge Small Business Tax Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "We all know inflation and the economy are the biggest problems facing Americans today. "The New York Times released a poll yesterday showing a full 93% of working-age Americans are dissatisfied with the state of our economy. "We are a big and diverse country. 93% of Americans hardly ever agree on anything. But Democrats are unifying the coun… Continue Reading


07.11.22

Democrats Want to Tax Working Americans into Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "'People have literally become poorer, by any concept, over the last year… It should not be a mystery why people are worried.' "That was top liberal economist, Jason Furman, last month. And he was right on both counts. "Democrats' reckless inflationary spending has already slapped what amounts to a gigantic tax hike on working American… Continue Reading


07.11.22

The Supreme Court Corrected an Egregious Moral and Legal Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Since the Senate was last in session, our nation's highest Court finished its term. "It was an absolutely historic series of victories for the American people and for the Constitution. The single best Supreme Court term in nearly 70 years, since Brown v. Board overturned Plessy in 1954. "For the first time in modern history, there is a… Continue Reading


06.23.22

McConnell on the Passing of Senate Librarian Leona Faust

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Leona Faust: "Yesterday was a sad day for the Senate. We learned that we'd lost a distinguished, long-serving staff leader in our institution. "Leona Faust had served her country as Senate Librarian for the past twelve years. "And that key position was the capstone on a long and storied Senate career that had just entered its 45th year. "Everyone who kne… Continue Reading


06.23.22

McConnell Honors Retiring Senate Journal Clerk Billy Walsh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Billy Walsh: "Today, I have the honor of acknowledging a longtime Senate staff member who is proceeding to a well-earned retirement at the end of this month. Billy Walsh has been with the Secretary of the Senate's office for 19 years. He spent several years as an Assistant Bill Clerk before moving to the Journal Clerk's Office and working his way up to that… Continue Reading

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