Remarks

05.10.18

Haspel Uniquely Ready to Head CIA

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "Let me begin this morning with gratitude to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Overnight, he completed a sensitive diplomatic mission and returned home from North Korea with three freed American prisoners. The families of these three men -- and the entire country - are so grateful. This episode offer… Continue Reading


05.09.18

Senate to Confirm Another Well-Qualified Judge

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 circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt: "This week the Senate is in the midst of processing six well-qualified nominees for the federal bench. We've voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judge Kurt Engelhardt, and today, we'll vote to confirm him. "Given his imp… Continue Reading


05.09.18

Gina Haspel Has the Resume, Reputation, and Unique Skill Set to Lead the CIA

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 Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel: "This morning, the world has learned that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three American prisoners after securing their release. Two were detained last year. One had been in captivity since 2015. And now, following successful discussions, all three are on th… Continue Reading


05.08.18

Two Different Philosophies, Two Different Outcomes for American Workers and Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "It seems that every day brings another piece of good news for middle-class workers and families -- and, like clockwork, another desperate attempt by my Democratic colleagues to convince everyone that this growing tide of new prosperity is somehow a bad thing. "In the last few weeks alone, the percentage of … Continue Reading


05.08.18

Senate Continues Work to Confirm President’s Well-Qualified Circuit Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Brennan: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of the first of this week's judicial nominees, Judge Kurt Engelhardt. Those who join him on this latest slate for consideration are each well-qualified. Each has received thorough examination from … Continue Reading


05.08.18

Senate Honors United States Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing the memorial service in honor of the United States Capitol Police officers who died in line of duty: "An important tribute took place here in the Capitol this morning -- the fifth annual memorial service for the four United States Capitol Police officers who have died in the line of duty. "Sergeant Christopher Eney, Officer Jacob Chestnut, Detective John G… Continue Reading


05.07.18

More Business, More Investment, More Job Openings, and Higher Pay

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: "Now on one final matter, in storefront windows across America, new signs are going up - signs that many communities haven't seen in years. 'Now Hiring.' "Just sixteen months into the Trump Administration and this Republican Congress, the percentage of American wor… Continue Reading


05.07.18

Senate to Consider More Extremely Well-Qualified Circuit Court Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding circuit court nominees, including the president's nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt: "This week, the Senate will consider another slate of extremely well-qualified nominees for seats on the federal bench. A thoughtful, independent, and expert judiciary is a cornerstone of our constitutional order. It's been the case since the v… Continue Reading


05.07.18

Senate Remembers Michael Beaver

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in memory of Assistant Senate Parliamentarian, Michael Beaver: "First, I'd like to pay respects to a member of the Senate family who tragically passed away last week. Michael Beaver was a talented attorney who served as the Senate's Assistant Parliamentarian. That followed service as Deputy Legislative Counsel for the state of California. "Michael was just 39 years ol… Continue Reading


04.26.18

McConnell on Democrats Slow-Walking Nominees: ‘This is Partisan Obstruction, Elevated to an Art Form’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding historic obstruction from Senate Democrats and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, we confirmed yet another well-qualified nominee to the federal bench. Now Kyle Duncan of Louisiana can get to work serving on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His qualifications are impressive. But his sterling reputation among c… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Tax Relief is Making It Easier for American Workers and Employers to Get Ahead

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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "The passage of Republicans' historic tax reform last December was just the latest illustration of the diverging paths Republicans and Democrats envision for the U.S. economy. For the better part of the last decade, my Democratic colleagues' ideas ran their course. We were promised the… Continue Reading


04.24.18

On Opioids, Congress Must Continue To Do Its Part

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act and our nation's opioid epidemic: "Our nation's opioid epidemic continues to plague communities and families in my home state of Kentucky and across the nation. Here in Congress, we're doing our best to support the healthcare and law enforcement professionals who battle… Continue Reading


04.24.18

‘Mike Pompeo Is Up To The Task’

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 Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State: "Yesterday, the Foreign Relations Committee finished consideration of Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as our nation's 70th Secretary of State. They reported his nomination to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation. Later this week, we'll take their advice, and vote to confirm him. W… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Republican Agenda Has Wages, Opportunities, and Prosperity Growing Again

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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "For the last several weeks, we've focused on the contrast between the economic policies that my Democratic colleagues favor and the policies this Republican president and Republican Congress have put into effect. Under nearly a decade of Democratic leadership, the American people saw … Continue Reading


04.23.18

Senate Considers Another Highly Qualified Judicial Nominee with Bipartisan Endorsements

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 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan: "The Senate will also vote later this afternoon to advance the nomination of Kyle Duncan of Louisiana to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Duncan's legal credentials show the president has made another outstanding choice. With degrees from LSU and Columbia under his b… Continue Reading


04.23.18

McConnell: Hard to Imagine Someone More Thoroughly Qualified Than Mike Pompeo

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 Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo: "Today, our colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee will vote to report the president's choice for the next Secretary of State. It is hard to imagine someone more thoroughly qualified than Mike Pompeo. His career is a success story on every level. He graduated first in his class from … Continue Reading


04.19.18

Tax Reform Gives American Communities, Job Creators the Opportunity to Flourish

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 across the country continue to see from tax reform: "We've been talking all week about a big philosophical difference between Democrats and Republicans. Tax reform has thrown it into stark relief. "On one hand, the Democrats' governing philosophy is about consolidating as much money and power as possible here in Washington D.C. Under P… Continue Reading


04.19.18

In Pompeo, ‘The Senate Can Ensure the Nation Has a Chief Diplomat Who Enjoys the Complete Confidence of the President’

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 Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo: "I'd like to say a few words this morning about Mike Pompeo, our CIA Director and the president's extremely capable choice to serve as Secretary of State. In recent days, the world learned Director Pompeo had undertaken initial conversations with representatives of North Korea, in an effor… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Senate to Confirm NASA Nominee

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 to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine: "Yesterday, we voted to advance Jim Bridenstine's nomination to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Jim is a decorated pilot and combat veteran. His tenure in the House of Representatives testifies to his understanding of the issues … Continue Reading


04.19.18

McConnell Introduces the Protecting Moms and Infants Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the Protecting Moms and Infants Act: "We all know the grief the opioid crisis produces. Broken families. Stolen opportunity. Lost loved ones. This epidemic has been especially severe in my home state of Kentucky - claiming lives at a record pace. In light of this urgent problem, I'm proud Congress is fighting back. We've pas… Continue Reading

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