Remarks

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


02.26.15

Collins Bill to Curb the President’s Executive Overreach ‘a Common-Sense Idea’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support Senator Collins' sensible legislation blocking the President's executive overreach: "It was good to see Democrats finally bring an end to their weeks-long filibuster of Homeland Security funding. "Once the measure we voted on yesterday is complete, the Senate will consider sensible legislation from Senator Collins. "Her bill is simple: It would pro… Continue Reading


02.26.15

McConnell Condemns FCC’s Move to Put Internet Under Control of Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor condemning the Obama Administration's 'Net Neutrality' rule: "Later today, the Obama Administration's FCC will take up a proposal, favored by the President, that would strike a blow to the future of innovation in our country: it's the so-called 'Net Neutrality' rule. "The growth of the Internet and the rapid adoption of mobile technology have been great American success stories. And the… Continue Reading


02.25.15

Stopping the President's Executive Overreach, Funding DHS is 'Sensible Way Forward,' McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to work with Republicans to stop the President's recent immigration overreach and fund the Department of Homeland Security: "Yesterday, President Obama took the extreme step of vetoing good American jobs. "He sided with partisan extremists and powerful special interests over the middle class. "It says a lot about the priorities of this Administration. But if the W… Continue Reading


02.24.15

McConnell Urges President to Stand with Middle Class, Not Political Extremists, and Support Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on the President to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline bill: "Congress is sending the President another piece of bipartisan legislation today. Americans of both parties are calling on him to sign it. There's no reason not to. "The Keystone jobs bill is just common sense. The construction of this important infrastructure project would support thousands of American jobs. It would pump … Continue Reading


02.24.15

McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Support Bill Restricting President’s Immigration Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he urged Senate Democrats to support legislation restricting the President's immigration overreach: "Last night, I took action to allow the Senate to consider common-sense legislation every common-sense Democrat should want to support. "This targeted measure would address the President's most recent overreach from November. The bill isn't tied to DHS funding. There's no excuse… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Senate Democrats Should End Their Weeks-Long Filibuster of DHS Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill: "In just a few moments, Democrats will have another opportunity to end their weeks-long filibuster of Homeland Security funding. "It will be the first opportunity for Democrats to show where they stand after a federal judge preliminarily enjoined the Administration from moving ahead… Continue Reading


02.12.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Stop Blocking DHS Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of the DHS funding bill: "For two weeks now, Democrats have continued to filibuster funding for the Department of Homeland Security. "Democrats are filibustering Homeland Security funding for one reason: to defend actions President Obama himself referred to as "unwise and unfair," and "ignoring the law." "For two full weeks, Democrat… Continue Reading


02.12.15

McConnell to Support Ashton Carter’s Confirmation as Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation vote of Ashton Carter to be Secretary of Defense: "Later today, the Senate will consider the nomination of Ash Carter to be the next Secretary of Defense. If I could place one demand on him, it would be to leave his successor with our armed forces in a better position to deal with global threats than they are today. "As I've noted in the past, the overall con… Continue Reading

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