Remarks

12.19.19

McConnell Remarks on House Democrats’ Impeachment of President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' impeachment vote: 'Last night House Democrats finally did what they decided to do long ago: They voted to impeach President Trump. 'Over the last 12 weeks, House Democrats have conducted the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history. 'Now their slapdash process has concluded in the first purely part… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Government Funding Legislation Has Big Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'In the meantime, the Senate is busy completing the legislation that our country needs. 'Yesterday, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report and put it on President Trump's desk. Thanks to the diligence of Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed, this critical legislation to support our armed forces will become law for a 59th con… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Potential Senate Trial Should Follow Unanimous Bipartisan Precedent from 1999

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'All eyes today are on the House of Representatives. 'The country is waiting to see whether these House Democrats will give in to the temptation that every other House in modern history has managed to resist, and misuse the solemn process of impeachment to blow off partisan steam. 'I'll have more to say on this subject if House Democrats do pro… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell Celebrates Bipartisan NDAA & Bicameral Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'There remains a great deal of outstanding legislation the Senate must complete for the American people before we adjourn for the holidays. 'I was glad to see yesterday's overwhelming bipartisan vote to advance the conference report to the 59th consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate voted to move this critical legi… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell on Impeachment Procedures: The Senate’s Duty Is To Conduct a Trial, Not Re-Do House Democrats’ Homework For Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'All signs seem to suggest that later this week, House Democrats are finally going to do what many of them have been foreshadowing for three years now and impeach President Trump. 'It appears that the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history is about to wind down after just 12 weeks and that its slapdash… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Obsession Has Left Congress With An Overload of 11th-Hour Legislation

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 impeachment: 'It's no secret that Washington Democrats have been itching to impeach President Trump since the moment he took the oath of office. Remember the Washington Post headline on Inauguration Day in 2017: "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun". 'Just a few months later, in April 2017, one leading House Democrat ha… Continue Reading


12.10.19

McConnell: It’s “The 11th Hour” for Crucial Legislation After Months of Democrats’ Delays

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: 'As we enter the final weeks of 2019, two things seem to be true here in Congress. 'Number one: Our Democratic colleagues, particularly in the House, seem eager to pour the vast majority of their time and energy into their three-year-long journey to impeach the president the American people elected. 'And, as a consequence, number two: C… Continue Reading


12.09.19

McConnell: “It Will Require Consent and Cooperation” to Finish Legislation That Impeachment Has Stalled

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: 'As the end of the year approaches, and the House Democrat majority continues to pour their time and attention into impeaching the president, a number of key legislative items remain outstanding. 'For weeks, my Republican colleagues and I have been pleading with our Democratic colleagues in Congress to put aside their impeachment obsessi… Continue Reading


12.05.19

McConnell Defends Religious Liberty in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and religious freedom: 'While we wait for our Democratic colleagues to let this legislation move forward, the Senate's used the time to confirm more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal courts. Some of my friends across the aisle complain that we devote too much time to nominations. 'Well, first, I'd remind everyone that distr… Continue Reading


12.05.19

“All Impeachment, All The Time” As Democrats Block Legislation

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: 'For weeks now, Republicans have been asking Democrats to take off their impeachment blinders and let Congress legislate for the American people. We've argued that American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'This very morning, Speaker Pelosi gave a s… Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: Let’s Get Serious About Funding the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding essential funding for the government: 'Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training and … Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: I’ve Been Proud to Stand With Hong Kong for Decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: 'On Sunday, as we Americans savored the holiday weekend and gave thanks for our liberty, the people of Hong Kong once again took to the streets to demand their own. Many waved American flags. 'Hong Kongers are continuing to speak up for the freedoms and the autonomy that Beijing has slowly tried to erode. As long as Beijing does not relent, it loo… Continue Reading


12.03.19

McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA): 'The Senate has set today aside to honor our distinguished colleague, the senior Senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson. 'It's been about three months since Johnny announced he'd retire at the end of December. Since then, I think we've all been taking stock of everything our dear friend has accomplished and everything he mean… Continue Reading


12.03.19

Democrats Continue to Obsess Over Impeachment While Obstructing Everything Else

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and passing NDAA: 'This week, House Democrats are continuing their three-year-long quest to impeach the president and continuing to obstruct urgent bipartisan legislation. 'This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. … Continue Reading


11.21.19

Democrats Blocking Bipartisan Defense, Trade Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Washington D.C. and the cable news channels have spent this week fixating on House Democrats' impeachment hearings. "A few months ago, Speaker Pelosi was saying she was not 'for impeachment' unless it was 'bipartisan.' But even after the resolution codifying House De… Continue Reading


11.20.19

American Families, Job Creators Waiting on Speaker Pelosi to Allow USMCA Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor urging House Democrats to pass the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada trade agreement (USMCA): "Earlier this week, I got to attend the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives' annual meeting. The group represents 26 co-ops across Kentucky, particularly in rural communities. "We talked about the positive trends for what you might call 'middle Americ… Continue Reading


11.20.19

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding unanimous Senate support for the people of Hong Kong: "Yesterday, the United States Senate spoke up forcefully and clearly for the brave people of Hong Kong. We unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. "As the author of the original United States - Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, and somebody who has advocated for Hong Kongers for decad… Continue Reading


11.19.19

McConnell Addresses Protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in the Middle East: "I spoke yesterday about the courageous people of Hong Kong who are standing up to Beijing and speaking out for their freedoms. But Hong Kongers are not alone in bravely speaking up at this time. "The Middle East continues to be swept by widespread and cross-sectarian demonstrations. In Lebanon, in Iraq, and in Iran, millions are… Continue Reading

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