Remarks

05.19.21

McConnell Supports Existing Investigations of January 6th, Opposes Democrats’ Partisan Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the proposed January 6th commission: "After careful consideration, I've made the decision to oppose the House Democrats' slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of January the 6th. "As everyone knows, I repeatedly made my views about the events of January the 6th very clear. I spoke clearly and left no doubt about my conc… Continue Reading


05.19.21

McConnell: Secretary Becerra Misrepresents Federal Law on “Barbaric” Partial-Birth Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pro-life policies: "When President Biden nominated Secretary Xavier Becerra to run the Department of Health and Human Services, it was clear what the nation was getting: A hardened culture warrior with no health or medical expertise. "Where Secretary Becerra did have experience was trying to impose a far-left social agenda. "He fought and fought in federa… Continue Reading


05.19.21

McConnell: Drifting Left, More Democrats Fail to Have Israel’s Back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Two years ago, I spoke to a gathering of friends of Israel. At the time, I was working to advance pro-Israel legislation and combat the BDS movement, a far-left effort to create worldwide anti-Israel boycotts. "I was struck by opposition to the bill from the far left, and I said Democrats had to stand up to the growing chorus of anti-Israel voices… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrats Want to Reverse Streamlined Rule that Increased Transparency and Cut Odds of Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: "Sometime soon, we also expect to vote on a Democratic resolution to overturn a rule put in place by the previous administration. "Under Republican leadership, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an aggressive Washington regulator of the American job market, issued modified marching orders that increase… Continue Reading


05.18.21

McConnell: Sweeping Legislation on Senate Floor Needs Bipartisanship & Robust Amendment Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding The Endless Frontiers Act: "Yesterday, the Senate took a step toward considering wide-ranging legislation that would touch on multiple parts of the U.S. economy in the name of increasing innovation and competitiveness. "A secure, productive, and innovative America that can out-compete China is something that all 100 Senators want. Of course, in a place lik… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrat Bailout Funneling Taxpayers’ Cash to California Despite Big Surplus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding state budgets: "Recent headlines have reinforced a warning that Republicans and economic experts have been articulating for months: The massive spending Democrats insisted upon at the outset of the Biden Administration was not in step with actual needs. "Yesterday, I talked about some of the ways the multi-trillion-dollar spending spree rammed through in M… Continue Reading


05.17.21

States Having to Clean Up Washington Democrats’ Job Market Mess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When the 117th Congress and President Biden were sworn in back in January, our nation had already turned the corner in our battle with the coronavirus. "New cases and deaths had already peaked and started to plummet. "The vaccines made available in record time thanks to Operation Warp Speed had already started to roll out nationwide, at a ra… Continue Reading


05.17.21

McConnell Proud to Support Israel: “Let’s Leave No Doubt Where America Stands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Yesterday was the deadliest day yet in the continued fighting between the terrorist forces attacking Israel and Israel's measured, precise, and defensive response. "Hamas unleashed another round of rocket barrages, intentionally targeting civilian areas across Israel. Israel intensified its campaign to, among other specific military objectives, de… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Iran’s Fingerprints Are All Over Anti-American, Anti-Israeli, and Anti-Arab Terrorism Across the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "The attacks being directed at innocent Israeli citizens are coming from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Both those terrorist groups receive support from Iran. "The regime in Tehran is the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world. The regime supports Shi'a terrorists, Sunni terrorists, and secular terrorists. "Many of the rockets now… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Competing With China Requires Funding Defense & Strengthening our Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "While Senators were back in our home states last week, the Washington Post ran this headline: 'Chinese greenhouse gas emissions now larger than those of developed countries combined.' "China is out-emitting the United States, India, and the entire European Union, combined. They're now responsible for more than a fourth of the entire world's emissio… Continue Reading


05.13.21

McConnell Honors Fallen Kentucky Officer and U.S. Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring National Police Week: "I'll begin this morning where I began on Monday: Talking about National Police Week. "Yesterday I got to welcome members of Kentucky's Fraternal Order of Police here to my office. I was glad for the chance to share my gratitude for their service and hear what's on their mind. "Tragically, the past year's fallen officers whom we're me… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Opportunities for Bipartisan Progress if Biden Administration Seeks Common Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's meeting at the White House: "This morning, I'll be joining the three other Congressional leaders to meet with President Biden at the White House. There's no shortage of important business to discuss. "The President campaigned on a promise that his agenda would unite a divided nation. And he inherited a favorable situation. Vaccines were flooding Am… Continue Reading


05.12.21

U.S. Must Stand Strong With Israel in the Face of “Inexcusable” Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the attacks on Israel: "Yet again, air-raid sirens have been sounding in Israel. Israeli civilians have been huddling in basements, shelters, and hospital stairwells. "Hamas rocket attacks are lighting up the skies, hitting buildings, and terrorizing, injuring, and killing innocent people. "Of course, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad receive significan… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Democrats’ One-Party Political Takeover Failed in Committee Because It Would Weaken our Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's S.1 markup: "A one-party takeover of our political system. "That's what Senate Democrats brought to the Rules Committee yesterday. Their side's top priority for multiple years now. "The supposed rationales for this bill change constantly. "A few years ago, when majorities of Democrats were mistakenly convinced that foreigners had hacked votin… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Democrats Block McConnell Amendment to Protect Citizens’ Free Speech Rights and Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At today's Senate Rules Committee Markup of S1, commonly referred to as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act,' Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment designed to protect citizens' free speech rights and privacy: "This bill is riddled with a variety of different efforts to give Washington D.C. more control and more power over the free speech of American citizens. "Some of this is overt. S. 1 would give the newly-partisan FEC major new authorit… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Democrats Kill McConnell Amendment to Stop Partisan Takeover of the FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At today's Senate Rules Committee Markup of S1, commonly referred to as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act,' Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment to cap the FEC commissioners' tenures at 12 years: "I want to first discuss the Federal Election Commission. "The FEC was created in 1974 in the wake of Watergate. The nation was keenly aware that enforcing the laws surrounding politics and campaigns was a sensitive job that no one political par… Continue Reading


05.11.21

McConnell at S. 1 Markup: “We Aren’t Going to Let One Party Take Over Our Democracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the Senate Rules Committee S.1 Markup: "Madam Chairman, we'll hear a lot of flowery language today, including my friend and colleague the Majority Leader. But we all learned early in life if you can write the rules, you can win the game. "For multiple years now, Democrats have called this sweeping bill their top priority. You just heard the Majority Leader make a totally partisa… Continue Reading


05.10.21

McConnell Remarks During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week: "Yesterday marked the beginning of National Police Week. "Under normal circumstances, we'd be welcoming peace officers from across the country here to Washington to share experiences and commemorate brothers and sisters who have fallen in the line of duty. "This year, I understand many of the in-person gatherings have been postponed … Continue Reading


05.10.21

Despite Vaccines, Democrats Extended Extra Jobless Benefits — and Hiring Disappoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky jobs and pandemic recovery: "Like all my colleagues, I spent last week traveling my home state. I spoke with Kentuckians about where we've come over the past 15 months, where we are today, and the bright future we should have ahead. "More than 1.8 million Kentuckians have received COVID vaccines. These medical miracles were created in record time … Continue Reading


04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading

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