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08.21.18

Appropriations Legislation Will Provide Our Military With The Support They Deserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "This week, the Senate is considering the eighth and ninth of twelve appropriations measures for FY 19. They'll deliver on some of the most important promises we make to the American people. First and foremost is our promise to defend the nation -- and to meet our obligation to the brave men and women who do so.… Continue Reading


08.21.18

McConnell on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the EPA's replacement for the costly Obama-era "Clean Power Plan:" "The Obama Administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era. An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime -- built not on effective policy, but on far-left ideo… Continue Reading


08.20.18

McConnell on Economy: Good News Continues to Roll In

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "If I sound like a broken record discussing the pro-growth, pro-worker trends in our nation's economy, it's because the headlines continue to roll in faster than I can relate them. Here's one headline from last week: 'Small business confidence hits another record h… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Continued Bipartisan 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 the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "Last week, the Senate turned to a critically important pair of appropriations bills -- those which encompass the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education. And we proceeded to this legislation by unanimous consent. That might seem like a small detail, in the scheme of things. But… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Healthy Economy, Tax Reform, Paying Dividends For Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Last week, members were back in our home states, meeting with constituents. I had the opportunity to visit a remarkable business in my hometown of Louisville. Caldwell Tanks has been making large industrial and water storage tanks in Kentucky for over a hundred ye… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Two More Impressive Nominees for the Fourth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominees for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Marvin Quattlebaum and Jay Richardson. "The Senate is currently considering two well-qualified judicial nominees, both for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Yesterday afternoon, we voted to advance the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Sout… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Senate Continues Work on Vital Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "The Senate is back in session this August for a simple reason. We have more to do for the families across America who count on us to work hard and fight for them. That's why the next legislation the Senate will consider is the pair of critically important appropriations bills that will fund our national defense… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Best Evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination is His Twelve-Year Record on the D.C. Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "As the Senate reconvenes to cross more items off our to-do list, we should take pride in all we've already accomplished this summer. This month alone, we've already advanced the Senate's Farm Bill to conference committee and named conferees to finalize this important legislation. "We als… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Middle Class Families, Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from Republican Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: 'The U.S. economy continues to receive a lot of attention. In June, from the New York Times: 'New milestones in jobs report signal a bustling economy.' In July: 'Sales of small businesses are going through the roof.' And just yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal: '… Continue Reading


08.01.18

John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to Become Law This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Now, this appropriations package is not the only important business the Senate's been working on this week. Yesterday, we passed an important extension of the flood insurance program and sent it to the White House for the president's signature. We confirmed the 24th circuit court nominee alre… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Senate Completes Work on Seventh Appropriations Bill, Funds Key Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "For more than a week, the Senate has carefully considered a set of four appropriations bills. Together, they'll account for about one eighth of discretionary spending for the next fiscal year. They allocate funds for a variety of pressing needs in communities around the country. And they represent fou… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, Small Business Expansions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "We learned last week that second quarter real GDP growth exceeded 4%. That's the best quarterly growth rate in four years and one of the strongest reports since the Great Recession. Earlier this month, we learned that new claims for unemployment insurance recently … Continue Reading


07.31.18

McConnell: I Will Continue to Stand With the Brave Men and Women of ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Louisville Friday: "First, I want to take a few moments to discuss the brave men and women who serve in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I had the privilege of visiting the ICE office in Louisville this past Friday and meeting with agents in person. This is a federal agency th… Continue Reading


07.30.18

America’s Economy is Thriving

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "On Friday, the Commerce Department reported some outstanding news. In the second quarter of 2018, the United States' real gross domestic product grew by 4.1%. This number is just the latest point in a long series of evidence that shows the American economy is thriv… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Senate to Consider Another Impressive Circuit Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's consideration of Britt Cagle Grant, President Trump's nominee to serve on the 11th Circuit Court: "The Senate has a lot to do this week. We'll finish up the set of appropriations measures we've been considering for several days and take four more big steps towards our goal of completing a regular appropriations process and funding the government … Continue Reading


07.26.18

Appropriations Bill A Win For Families, Communities Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "This week, the Senate has continued our regular appropriations process. We're considering four important funding measures that will account for about an eighth of discretionary spending. This bill will keep resources flowing to a long list of key government functions. We're talking about everything fr… Continue Reading


07.26.18

American Workers, Job Creators Continue to Thrive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Later today, Vice President Pence will visit Wheeling, West Virginia to discuss Republicans' pro-growth agenda. Now, for the better part of a decade, the people of West Virginia heard a lot of talk from Washington. During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senato… Continue Reading


07.26.18

Who Do They Expect To Believe This Stuff?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: 'I'd like to talk about the president's well-qualified nominee for the Supreme Court. A number of us have already met with Judge Kavanaugh. More senators, from both sides of the aisle, have meetings scheduled. By all accounts, including my own, he's a fair and th… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Americans Are Seeing Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, we're discussing the difference between rhetoric and results when it comes to our economy. Yesterday, I described how my Democratic friends spent the Obama years talking about the importance of rebuilding American manufacturing. They talked about it. Bu… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Bipartisan Work Continues on Appropriations in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "I spoke yesterday about the bipartisan cooperation that's made it possible for us to return to a regular appropriations process. Collaboration got the four measures we're now considering through the subcommittee and full committee process, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Leahy, a… Continue Reading

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