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07.26.21

Senate Praying for Former Sen. Mike Enzi After Serious Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding former Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): "This weekend, we received news that our friend and former colleague Mike Enzi was involved in a serious accident while riding his bike. "Mike's colleagues on both sides of the aisle were sorry enough to see him depart the chamber and begin his well-earned next chapter just a few months ago. "Mike and Diana were a fantasti… Continue Reading


07.22.21

U.S. Must Keep Helping our Partners Fight Terrorists in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iraq: "Next week, President Biden is set to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. "This meeting comes at an important moment for our shared efforts toward peace and security in Iraq and the region. ISIS has been significantly weakened in Iraq and Syria after years of shared efforts, but the terrorist organization remains a grave threat. "And … Continue Reading


07.22.21

Where Are Democrat Russia Hawks as Biden Administration Reportedly Green-Lights Putin Pipeline?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Russia: "Last year, on a broad and bipartisan basis, Congress passed sanctions that were designed to block Russia from completing its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. "The Biden Administration recently waived these sanctions to allow the pipeline to move forward. "And now it appears the Administration has cut a 'deal' with Germany that will allow the pipel… Continue Reading


07.22.21

With Border Already in Crisis, Democrats Want Amnesty in Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree

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: "With COVID-19 cases ticking up across our nation, with some bureaucrats and elected leaders talking about re-imposing various measures on the American people, the Biden Administration continues to let illegal immigrants pour across our southern border. And reportedly they are considering loosening our border security even more. "Remembe… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Iran-Backed Attacks and Foiled Kidnapping Plot Deserve Consequences, Not Accommodation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "Earlier this month, the FBI uncovered a plot by Iranian intelligence operatives to kidnap a journalist and vocal critic of the regime from her home in New York. "Let me say that again: Iran tried to abduct a U.S. citizen right here on American soil. "For years, Masih Alinejad has made a habit of getting under the mullahs' skin. She's called out inj… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Family Farms in the Crosshairs of Democrats’ Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax increases: "President Biden campaigned on a pledge not to raise income taxes on the vast majority of Americans. "But the latest reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are cooking up would crush our country with a historic set of sweeping tax hikes. "Here's one of the targets in their crosshairs: Family farms. "It appears our colleagues' pl… Continue Reading


07.21.21

McConnell: Today’s Procedural Vote Will Fail Because the Bill Doesn’t Exist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, the Democratic Leader appears to be intent on calling a vote that he knows will fail. "For several weeks now, Republican and Democratic Senators have been working together, trying to assemble a bipartisan package for our nation's infrastructure. "It's an important and complex subject. They're talking about big projects and big sums… Continue Reading


07.20.21

As Senate Refills Crime Victims’ Fund, Leaders Must Also Fight Surge in Violent Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "Later today, the Senate is set to do some bipartisan legislating. "In 1984, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which includes an important federal program called the Crime Victims Fund. "When criminals who commit federal crimes are charged fines and penalties, some of that money flows into this Fund. "It goes to state-level programs that h… Continue Reading


07.20.21

Biden Administration Playing “Partisan Hardball” in Recent String of Firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing traditions: "Later today, the Senate will vote on President Biden's nominee to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. "There shouldn't be a vacancy in this position. When President Biden took office, the person serving as the NLRB's top lawyer was still in the middle of the term to which the Senate had confirmed him. He … Continue Reading


07.19.21

Phony Outrage on Voting Laws is Wearing Thin on the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election laws: "A few months ago, a group of Democrats and left-wing activists brought the state of Georgia into the national spotlight. Tremendous outrage, an air of total crisis, was cooked up out of nowhere. "The state of Georgia was passing a mainstream, common-sense election law. It combined widely popular integrity protections like voter ID with a gr… Continue Reading


07.19.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree is the Last Thing American Families Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Runaway costs and surging inflation are a huge worry for middle-class families. "Every survey confirms it. Every conversation confirms it. "Over the last 12 months, during this economic recovery, the average American worker earned a 3.6% raise. But inflation has risen so steeply that it's turned that into a nearly 2% pay cut. "Remember, at … Continue Reading


07.15.21

Inflation is Already Turning Workers’ Pay Raises into Pay Cuts, But Democrats Want to Spend Trillions More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding spending: "Earlier this week, new June figures further confirmed what working families across America already know too well: "Runaway costs are hitting the American people where it hurts. "Sadly, this was 100% predictable. Even top Democratic experts like Larry Summers warned that the jaw-dropping $2 trillion that Democrats borrowed and spent back in Marc… Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell Condemns Democrats’ New Efforts to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Hyde Amendment: "This week, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee are doing something so radical that it hasn't been done for decades: "They are advancing an annual funding bill that leaves out the Hyde Amendment, the commonsense prohibition on forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. "Since the 1970s, abortion has claimed the lives of more than … Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell: The People of Cuba Deserve Our Strong Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Cuba: "Throughout my career, I've been proud to amplify the voices of freedom fighters around the world: Brave men and women working to secure the blessings of liberty that we enjoy here in America. And I've repeatedly shone a floodlight on the oppressive regimes that stand in their way. "I've championed the pro-democracy movement in Burma. The brave advoc… Continue Reading


07.14.21

McConnell: Big Lies and Fake Hysteria Will Never Justify Democrats’ Partisan Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding voting laws: "At any particular moment, with total certainty, Washington Democrats know one of two things to be true. "Either American democracy is so well-functioning, so sacrosanct, that nobody can possibly question or badmouth it… or democracy is in total crisis, hanging on by a thread, and only a massive, sweeping, partisan overhaul by Democrats… Continue Reading


07.13.21

With Inflation Hurting Families, Democrats Want Yet Another Overdose of Overspending?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' spending spree: "Senators have just spent two weeks traveling our home states and hearing what's on the minds of working families. "I got to spend time with all kinds of hardworking Kentuckians across the Bluegrass. "No question, we're in a better place than we were a year ago. "Thanks to the genius of science, the success of Operation Warp Sp… Continue Reading


07.13.21

McConnell on President Biden’s Chaotic Retreat from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Three months ago, President Biden announced his intention to completely withdraw U.S. forces from the ongoing fight against terrorists and terrorist enablers in Afghanistan. "I said then this was a shortsighted decision. And sure enough, our reckless rush for the exits is becoming a global embarrassment. "Just take the reports that our force… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Senate Should Focus on Bipartisan Work, Not “Designed-To-Fail” Partisan Antics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democratic Leader's "designed to fail" agenda: "As the Senate headed into the June work period, the Democratic Leader laid out an agenda that was transparently designed to fail: a string of far-left proposals that were not intended to become law or make a difference in the lives of the American people. "They were designed to fail and provide political … Continue Reading


06.24.21

McConnell to Democrats: Stop Playing Politics With Public Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding crime: "Yesterday, President Biden announced that his administration would attempt to combat the alarming rise in violent crime unfolding in cities across our country… by making it harder for law-abiding Americans to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. "And today, our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee voted on the nominati… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Democrats Pull the Rug Out from Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiators with “Unserious Demands”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Earlier today, a bipartisan group of infrastructure negotiators took the results of their efforts to President Biden. "It was an encouraging sign of progress after leading Democrats had gone out of their way to slow the process. "Remember: At first sign of an agreement last night and then again this morning, both the Democratic Leader and… Continue Reading

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