Remarks

01.28.15

President Was Right to Retreat on Taxing College Education Savings Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's decision to drop his proposal to end tax relief on 529s: "I'm glad to see the President has dropped his plan to make it harder for middle-class families to save for college with 529s. I fought to ensure these plans were tax-free at the federal level. Thanks to this incentive to save, millions of Americans use 529s to help prepare for college expenses. "These a… Continue Reading


01.27.15

McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Support Bipartisan Jobs, Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support the Keystone Pipeline: "The Keystone jobs bill is a bipartisan infrastructure project the American people deserve. "So the vote last night to filibuster was disappointing. "The Keystone jobs bill has been considered and reported out by the Energy Committee… "It's been subject to weeks of open debate. "Senators on both sides have been abl… Continue Reading


01.26.15

McConnell Urges Senate Support For Keystone Infrastructure Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to vote for legislation approving construction of the Keystone Pipeline: "This weekend, President Obama's Chief of Staff lamented that the Senate has taken several weeks to debate an 'infrastructure project' - the Keystone jobs bill. "I agree it's about time to bring the Keystone debate to a positive conclusion, and we'll do that soon. We've had a lot of floor … Continue Reading


01.22.15

#tbt January 12, 2009 Senator McConnell Honors Senator Wendell Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday, January 12, 2009, honoring Senator Wendell Ford: "A few months prior to this body's convening last week, I was grateful to be chosen by my colleagues to serve once again as the Senate Republican Leader. And I'd also like to thank the people of Kentucky for giving me another term in the U.S. Senate. "I'm privileged that Kentuckians have sent me to the Senate five times … Continue Reading


01.22.15

Former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the passing of former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford: "Many have now heard the sad news: that one of the giants of Kentucky politics has passed away. "Wendell Ford first came to the Senate in the 1970s, calling himself just 'a dumb country boy with dirt between his toes.' But, over a distinguished two-decade career, this workhorse of the Senate would prove he was anything but. … Continue Reading


01.22.15

Senate Moves Forward with Open Process on Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Keystone energy debate: "The Senate will continue its work on the Keystone jobs bill today. "It's great to see a real debate on the floor of the Senate again. "We saw some action in this chamber yesterday. Even some unpredictability. "We saw how democracy in the Senate has looked many times in the past. "It's great to see both sides able to offer amendments once more. … Continue Reading


01.21.15

SOTU: A Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan, Constructive Engagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union last night: "Last night, the American people heard two very different addresses. "One was focused on the middle class, and how Washington can work together in a serious way for better jobs, higher wages, and more opportunity. It was a call for constructive cooperation. It was a call for new ideas. "I commend Senator Ernst for her thoughtful … Continue Reading


01.20.15

McConnell Comments on the President’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following comments regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address: Click the image below to view the Senator's remarks. U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: "The biggest problem is the President made a speech that made it look like he's going to run for office again. His time for running is over. His time for governing is here. And in order to accomplish things over the last two years of the Obama Admi… Continue Reading


01.20.15

President Should Work with Congress on Bipartisan Jobs and Reform Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union tonight: "Tonight, we'll welcome President Obama to the Capitol. "We look forward to hearing what he has to say. "We're looking forward to Senator Ernst's address too. Joni Ernst understands the concerns of hardworking families in a way much of Washington hasn't. That's why the people of her state sent her here, to fight for them. She'll … Continue Reading


01.16.15

President Should Offer Positive, Bipartisan Agenda in State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the President's State of the Union next week: "We're looking forward to welcoming President Obama to the Capitol on Tuesday. "The State of the Union is a unique opportunity not just for the president, but for our entire country. "If he lays out an agenda that corresponds to the message voters delivered in November, it could signal a truly productive moment for our country. "I… Continue Reading


01.13.15

Senate Remains Focused on Bipartisan Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor beginning an open floor debate on Keystone: "This morning, the Senate will continue to debate the motion to proceed to the Keystone XL bill, with the time equally divided until 12:30 pm. "Some of our colleagues on the other side continue to filibuster the motion to proceed to this bill. All Senators should know that we will get on this bill today and begin the amendment process - eith… Continue Reading


01.09.15

Regular Order Will Continue in Keystone Amendment Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Keystone infrastructure jobs bill, and the passage of TRIA: "Yesterday, the Senate passed the bipartisan Terrorism Risk Insurance bill and sent it to the President for signature. We worked with our colleagues in the House and on the other side of the aisle to quickly process that bill in a timely manner, and I thank the Speaker and all members of the Senate for… Continue Reading


01.08.15

Citing Strong Bipartisan Support for Keystone, McConnell Urges President to Reconsider Veto Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a bipartisan, job creating infrastructure project: "The new Republican majority has pledged to run the Senate differently and stop protecting the president from good ideas. "That's why we look forward to the Senate beginning consideration of a bipartisan, job-creating infrastructure project: the Keystone Pipeline."Right now, the Keystone jobs bill is b… Continue Reading


01.07.15

McConnell: Senate Focus Will Be Jobs Legislation, Concerns of the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement outlining the goals for the 114th Congress: "Yesterday, we inaugurated the 114th Senate of the United States Congress. "We welcomed back many dedicated members and swore in many new ones. I have high hopes for our new colleagues. They share the resolve of my conference to restore the Senate to a place of high purpose. And they're determined to make a positive difference in the lives of the people who sen… Continue Reading


01.06.15

McConnell Welcomes Senators, Opens the 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today welcoming Senators to the 114th Congress: "Today is an important one for our country. "Many Senators took the oath this afternoon, thirteen for the first time. And a new Republican majority accepted its new responsibility. "We recognize the enormity of the task before us. We know a lot of hard work awaits. We know many important opportunities await too. "I'm really optimistic about what we can … Continue Reading


08.16.07

McConnell Delivers Remarks At The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

'Ronald Reagan would have a lot to say about today's Congress' Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following speech on Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. "One of the things that really jumps off the page in the new Reagan Diaries is the love that Ronald Reagan had for his wife. In one entry he writes about calling a popular political cartoonist, who naturally tho… Continue Reading

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