Remarks

05.07.20

McConnell: This Pandemic Came From China and the Chinese Communist Party’s Tactics Have Made It Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the People's Republic of China: "And then, there is the matter of the People's Republic of China. "This coronavirus pandemic originated in China. Whether the virus escaped from a lab or was transmitted at a so-called wet market, we do not yet know for sure. "But Chinese Communist Party leaders probably do know. And they owe it to all the nations suffering f… Continue Reading


05.07.20

McConnell: Global Threats We Faced Before COVID-19 Are Still With Us Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding global threats to the United States: "The United States is battling the worst pandemic in 100 years. Our nation has poured unprecedented resources into defending Americans' health and blunting the damage to our economy. "The Senate will continue our work on this front. We'll find more ways to keep strengthening our healthcare response and pivot our nation to… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "This morning our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are examining the qualifications of Judge Justin Walker. Judge Walker is a fellow Kentuckian. He is a District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. And he is President Trump's nominee to serve… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell: “The Core Business of Our Nation Does Not Stop While We Fight the Coronavirus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "The core business of our nation does not stop while we fight the coronavirus. "This week, Senate committees are conducting oversight and holding hearings. "Members are tracking the implementation of the CARES Act. We are discussing how Congress could do everything from further strengthening the health response to ensuring that a second epidem… Continue Reading


05.05.20

McConnell: “Let’s Continue to Stand Together for Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus response: "It's been little more than a hundred days since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. "Since then our nation has come face-to-face with this full-scale pandemic. "Families have hunkered down and changed their routines. Bustling Main Streets have literally come to a halt. "Essential workers have taken new … Continue Reading


05.04.20

McConnell: “Our Bosses Are The American People and They Are Counting on Us to Keep Serving”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business and nominations: "The Senate is back in session. In this unusual period for our nation, it has been more than five weeks since the full Senate last convened. "Now, as I explained on March 25th, right before we passed the CARES Act 96 to nothing, the Senate has kept right on working this whole time. "We've monitored the implementation o… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Announces Agreement to Keep Supporting Workers, Small Businesses, and the Public Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan deal being reached to supplement the CARES Act: "Earlier today, leaders in both chambers and the Administration reached a bipartisan agreement to supplement the historic CARES Act. "At the core of our agreement is $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which is already saving millions of small-business jobs and helping Americans … Continue Reading


04.20.20

McConnell: Democrats Continue to Block Money for Americans’ Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "It's now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. "At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions… Continue Reading


04.16.20

McConnell Provides Update on Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "A very brief update on where we are. "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. "Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely … Continue Reading


04.09.20

McConnell Seeks More Funding for Americans’ Paychecks: “We Cannot Play Games With This Crisis”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. "More than 400,000 Americans have tested positive. Nearly 15,000 have lost their lives. Nurses, doctors, and EMTs are fighting this disease day and night. And important public health measures are creating an economic catastrophe. "This m… Continue Reading


03.25.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. "In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our nation. "As of this morning, more than 175 million Americans have been advised to remain in their homes. More than half of our people are … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading


03.23.20

“Americans Can’t Afford Political Games. They Need Progress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The eyes of the nation are on the Senate. "For days now, we have been engaged in intense bipartisan talks to build emergency relief legislation on an historic scale. To push resources to our healthcare heroes and American workers and families. "Democrats and Republicans sat down together. We c… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Help Us Reach An Agreement So We Can Do What Needs to Be Done for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The American people are watching this spectacle. I'm told the future's market is down five percent. I'm also told that that's when trading stops. So the notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and American people is utterly absurd. "So I want to explain what just h… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell: “This is Not a Political Opportunity. It is a National Emergency”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators have now spent days engaged in vigorous bipartisan discussions, among ourselves and with the Administration. "Earlier today, I hosted a productive meeting in my office with the Democratic Leader, the Speaker of the House, the House Republican Leader, and the Secretary of the Treasury.… Continue Reading


03.21.20

“We Need to Finish Up These Negotiations and Move Forward”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators' bipartisan discussions continued all day yesterday and through the night. "Both sides' negotiators, with the Administration, are continuing to work toward a bipartisan agreement on major legislation to support American workers and families, protect small businesses, help stabilize our… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell Update on Bipartisan Negotiations: “We Are Going to Deliver”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Yesterday, I introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Senate Republicans' bold proposal to continue combating this health crisis and the economic crisis it is causing. "And I called on our Democratic counterparts to join us immediately at the table, for urgent discussi… Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Introduces the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the CARES Act: "As our nation confronts this health crisis and the economic crisis it is spawning, Senate Republicans have prepared a bold legislative proposal. "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. "This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: … Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Outlines Major Coronavirus Relief Proposal: “It Is Critical That We Move Swiftly and Boldly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Yesterday, President Trump and his team announced several new actions to help contain and combat the coronavirus. "The President invoked the Defense Production Act, laying groundwork to manufacture more medical equipment. "The Department of Health and Human Services will let medical professionals practice across state lines. "The … Continue Reading


03.18.20

McConnell Update on Major Relief Legislation: “Bold Steps to Preserve and Protect the Economic Foundations of our Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: "Every day, our country grows more affected by the continued spread of the coronavirus. Every American is feeling the anxiety and uncertainty of this national challenge. Older Americans and young Americans. Healthy Americans and those with underlying medical conditions. Parents and teachers. Working Americans and small business owners. Certainly … Continue Reading

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