Remarks

05.02.19

Continued Confirmations of Abundantly Qualified, Non-Controversial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "A few weeks ago, a majority of the Senate took a modest step to revive some of our institutional traditions and process the president's nominees for lower-level positions in a more fair and expeditious manner. At the time, our Democratic colleagues protested angrily. They'd gladly supported a nearly-… Continue Reading


05.01.19

Congressional Democrats Continue to Push Untested Government Takeover with ‘Medicare for None’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bills from Washington Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "Unfortunately, while the Senate may be writing a new chapter of bipartisan productivity, the same cannot be said for the House under Democratic leadership. On this side of the Capitol, we've passed timely legislation to address real, urgent policy priorities. S. 1, … Continue Reading


05.01.19

Senate Continues to Confirm Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week the Senate is continuing to make significant progress in our consideration of the president's nominees. By the end of this week, three more executive branch positions and five district court vacancies will have been filled with thoroughly qualified individuals. "Already, these uncontrover… Continue Reading


04.30.19

Medicare for None: A Fantasy Pulled from the Farthest Corners of the Left

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bills from Washington Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "Lest there be any doubt that my Democratic colleagues here in Congress are serious about their party's radical left turn, the House Rules Committee is actually holding a hearing today on their proposal to outlaw private health insurance and force every American into … Continue Reading


04.30.19

Thanks to Modest Reform, Senate Now Considering Nominees in a More Efficient Manner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate is in the midst of considering several more well-qualified nominees for service in the executive branch and on our nation's federal courts. And we're doing so in a more reasonable, efficient manner -- more in line with this body's tradition -- thanks to the modest reform the Senate passed … Continue Reading


04.29.19

Leader McConnell Remembers Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN): "I know many of my colleagues were as sad as I was to learn yesterday that our esteemed former colleague Senator Richard Lugar had died at the age of 87. Many members past and present knew Dick Lugar as a senior peer who always seemed to have the perfect advice or the exact perspective you needed to hear. More recent… Continue Reading


04.29.19

Senate Begins Consideration of Another Slate of Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Now, when I last spoke here on the floor, the Senate had taken an important step toward restoring the sort of comity and efficiency that once governed our consideration of uncontroversial nominations. In the face of across-the-board, systematic opposition and delaying tactics for even the most politi… Continue Reading


04.29.19

McConnell Statement on Anti-Semitism and the Poway, California Synagogue Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that took place this past Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, California and the need to combat anti-semitism: "On Saturday, on the final day of Passover, our nation once again came face to face with the violent hatred of anti-Semitism. Barely six months since the murders at the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh. And again, gunfire in a synagogue. Again, a place of… Continue Reading


04.25.19

McConnell Addresses Hillsdale College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday April 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) traveled to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan to accept an honorary degree. Leader McConnell delivered remarks on his career-long efforts to defend the Constitution and the major constitutional challenges facing our nation today. In addition to the excerpts below, his full speech is available on YouTube. On judicial confirmations: "I believe these lifetime appointments are the single most important thi… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Thanks to Republican Pro-Growth Agenda, Americans are Experiencing a Remarkable Economic Moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Over the past year or so, I've dedicated a large part of my time here on the floor to discussing the performance of the U.S. economy. And at no point have I struggled to find things to say. Seemingly every day, we've been greeted by headlines that tell the same story: under t… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Interior Department Veteran David Bernhardt to be Confirmed as Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees including his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt: "Today, the Senate will vote to confirm the president's choice to serve as Secretary of the Interior. As I've discussed this week, David Bernhardt is no stranger to the Department. He's served twice before. In fact, thi… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Americans Keeping More of their Paychecks Thanks to Republican Tax Reform Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Now, on a completely different matter, for some time now, my colleagues and I have been speaking out about Democrats' parade of fantastical new proposals. Plans to spend unprecedented sums of Americans' money in order to seize unprecedented control over Americans' lives. "Ju… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Senate Continues to Overcome Democrat Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate continues to build on last week's progress in restoring our normal tradition regarding lower-level nominations. We're moving several well-qualified nominees more promptly through floor consideration. We're clearing the considerable backlog of those who had been mired for months in our Demo… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Millions of Americans’ Water Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a landmark drought contingency plan for the Colorado River Basin: "Even as the Senate grapples with these kinds of major disagreements, I want to highlight that there are still bipartisan accomplishments constantly coming out of this chamber. They don't always make national front-page news. But they often represent hugely significant progress for the American people. "… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Democrats’ Latest Socialist Scheme: Medicare for None

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bills from Washington Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "Now, on a completely different matter, we're continuing to watch as our friends across the aisle take big steps in their party's continued march toward the far, far left. As I understand, they'll soon introduce the Senate version of the radical health care proposal t… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Several Well-Qualified Nominees Being Considered in Senate This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Later today, the Senate will vote to advance the nomination of Daniel Domenico to serve as U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado. After we vote on his confirmation, we'll do the same for Patrick Wyrick, nominated to a vacancy in the Western District of Oklahoma. Mr. Wyrick is a two-time gr… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Well-Qualified Nominees to Receive Prompt Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding recent action taken to prevent needless obstruction on sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "This week, the Senate will continue its work to move well-qualified nominees off of the executive calendar and give the American people the government they elected. And we'll do it more sensibly and efficiently thanks to last week's action to restore order to the n… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Leader McConnell Thanks Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "Yesterday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced she is concluding her two-plus years of service to this administration and to the American people. The men and women of DHS keep America safe on a dizzying array of fronts. They confront natural disasters, guard our coasts, defend o… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Leader McConnell Remembers Senator Fritz Hollings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC): "First, the Senate mourns a part of our institution's history who passed away over the weekend. Until Saturday, Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina was the oldest living former Senator. He is also the longest-tenured junior Senator in history, since 36 of his 38 years in this body came alongside Senator Thurmond. But th… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Senate Takes Step to Move Nominees at a Reasonable Pace, Fill Important Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding action taken yesterday to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "Yesterday, the Senate took an important step to restore sense and order to the way we approach the executive calendar. It's one of this body's most important responsibilities. And yet, it's been hampered recently by a campaign of syste… Continue Reading

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