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04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Misguided Afghanistan Plan Creates More Questions than Answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "This afternoon, President Biden is sending his top national security officials to brief members on his misguided plan to abandon the battlefield in Afghanistan. "As I said when this decision was announced, the enemies that threaten America, our allies, and the people of Afghanistan, alike, are not vanquished. "Taliban retribution and repress… Continue Reading


04.20.21

McConnell Blasts Liberal Efforts to Go Soft on Fentanyl Analogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the opioid crisis: "Of course, the flow of actual people is not our only border security problem. "Americans are dying and communities are being hollowed out because foreign drug dealers and profiteers have taken our opioid crisis as a business opportunity. "Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues that pour into our country impose a staggering, tragic cost. "In… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Biden Administration’s Answer to Border Crisis? Politically-Correct Proofreading

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The situation on our southern border is bad and getting worse. "Last month saw overall migrant totals hit a nearly-two-decade high. More unaccompanied minors arrived than during any prior month on record. "These kids, crowded in under-equipped facilities, tended by increasingly overwhelmed personnel, have become the heart-wrenching fa… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Hong Kong’s Real Patriots are the People Defending Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "On Friday, the Chinese Communist Party reminded the world what it thinks about justice, due process, and self-governance. "Nine of Hong Kong's most devoted pro-democracy advocates received harsh sentences. Their crime? Inspiring more than a million people to take to the streets in August 2019, to protest peacefully in support of basic freedoms… Continue Reading


04.19.21

“Instead of Trying to Tilt the Scales of Justice with Threats, Policymakers Should Focus on Making Policy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and racial justice: "Last week the Senate began consideration of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. It's my understanding that the Democratic Leader hopes a final vote on this bill will occur Wednesday. "Earnest bipartisan conversations have improved this legislation considerably behind the scenes. Senate Republicans have helped make this bill … Continue Reading


04.15.21

McConnell on Court-Packing: “Responsible People Across the Political Spectrum Have a Duty to Denounce This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Time and time again, prominent Democrats show they're no longer content to work within the ground rules and norms of our institutions, but prefer to threaten the institutions themselves. "We've seen it in presidential elections, where Democrats say our democracy is sacrosanct when they win, but illegitimate and broken if Republicans win. … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Democrats’ Disinformation on Voting Laws Designed to Distract from Radical Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "We know Democrats are desperate to create a national controversy over voting regulations. But the facts and the truth keep getting in their way. "For more than a year, we've seen a coordinated campaign to call any American institution that occasionally frustrates liberal activists an evil relic of Jim Crow. "When these talking points came into … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Missteps on Afghanistan, Iran, and Defense Funding a Troubling Pattern for this Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Quote: 'Biden takes the easy way out of Afghanistan. The likely result is disaster.' "That is this morning's lead editorial from one of the most liberal newspapers in the country. "This Administration has decided to abandon U.S. efforts in Afghanistan which have helped keep radical Islamic terrorism in check. And bizarrely, they have deci… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Experts: Democrats’ “Infrastructure” Bill Would Cost More Than $800,000 Per New Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' "infrastructure" proposal: "$865,000. "That is roughly the cost of every new job the White House claims their so-called "American Jobs Plan" would create. Eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. "This is how the math shakes out if you use the most favorable estimates that the Biden Administration itself prefers. Figures reported by B… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Clumsy Retreat from Afghanistan Would Be “a Grave Mistake”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Just moments ago, new reporting suggests the Biden Administration plans to turn tail and abandon the fight in Afghanistan. "Precipitously withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a grave mistake. It is retreat in the face of an enemy that has not yet been vanquished and abdication of American leadership. "Leaders in both parties, includi… Continue Reading


04.13.21

McConnell on the Death of Officer Billy Evans: “His Sacrifice Will Not Be Forgotten”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of USCP Officer Billy Evans: "As we speak, for the second time this year, a fallen officer of the United States Capitol Police lies in honor under the Capitol dome. "This morning, Officer Billy Evans was welcomed here for a final time by grieving comrades and a Senate family that is immensely grateful for his life, his friendship, and his ultim… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Election Law and Infrastructure Deserve Bipartisanship, Not Democrats’ 'Trojan Horse Tactics'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming legislative priorities: "The Senate returns today from a state work period. We got to meet with constituents in our home states and hear firsthand about their most pressing concerns. "Unfortunately, back here in Washington, Democrats continued to roll out new reasons for the American people to worry. "The week before last, the Biden Administratio… Continue Reading


04.12.21

McConnell Pays Tribute to Officer Evans & Salutes USCP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the April 2, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol: "On Good Friday, the United States Capitol Police were subjected to another violent attack. "Once again, our uniformed heroes wound up in harm's way. And Officer Billy Evans, a friend and favorite of many here on the Senate side, a faithful protector of the Capitol, was killed. "Investigators are stil… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Democrats’ Partisan Spending Spree Threatens State Policies that Help Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Senators will soon head home for a state work period. We'll be seeing an Easter season of optimism and hope as the tide of the pandemic continues to turn. "Thanks to science and fueled by five bipartisan bills we passed last year, vaccines were developed, approved, and pre-ordered in record time. America was delivering more than a milli… Continue Reading


03.25.21

A Partisan F.E.C. Takeover? Socialism for Political Consultants? Not Exactly ‘Voting Rights’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "Yesterday, the Rules Committee held a hearing on Democrats' proposal to tilt our entire political system on a partisan basis. "It would forcibly rewrite every state's election laws in ways that defy common sense and are deeply unpopular with American voters. "It would mandate nearly unrestricted same-day registration. It would mandate big loophol… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Amid Border Crisis, Democrats Block Bills to Detain Violent Criminal Migrants and Fight Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The crisis on our southern border continues to escalate. "CBP is tracking the largest surge in migrant apprehensions in 20 years. Unaccompanied children are literally piling up in close quarters. It turns out when politicians spend a two-year campaign advertising amnesty, people listen. "And as one senior CBP official said, there is, … Continue Reading


03.24.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Power Grab Would Invite “Total Chaos” in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the Rules Committee hearing on S. 1: "Madam Chair, Senator Blunt, thanks for this important hearing. "From what the Majority Leaders just said, the state bills that he refers to only two of them have passed, and they had nothing to do with suppressing the vote. "It's also noteworthy that this is a solution in search of a problem. Turnout in 2020 was up 7%. Turnout in the 2020 elect… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Democrats’ Filibuster Threats Aren’t About Principle, Just Raw Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "While House Democrats try to overturn a certified election result from last November, some Senate Democrats are agitating to break Senate rules to ram through a partisan rewrite of all 50 states' election laws. "The 60-vote threshold is the reason why huge pillars of domestic policy don't oscillate back and forth every time a d… Continue Reading


03.22.21

We Know What Kinds of Policies Are Pro-Job and Pro-Worker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American workers: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the President's nominee to head the Department of Labor. "I'll be voting against confirming Mr. Walsh. The Biden Administration has already signaled they will ask him to implement a variety of policies that do not serve the long-term interests of American workers. "Unfortunately, it appears that w… Continue Reading

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