Remarks

03.17.20

McConnell on Coronavirus: This is a Moment for Bold and Bipartisan Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: "As the global outbreak of the new coronavirus continues to grow, its impact on American families and small businesses is continuing to scale up. "School closures are challenging both parents and teachers. Childcare closures are complicating family life even further. "Main Street small businesses and their employees are grappling with an unprec… Continue Reading


03.16.20

McConnell on FISA: The Senate Should Not Wait to Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: "Late last night, several critical authorities that law enforcement uses to keep Americans safe lapsed into expiration. "Barring Senate action, these important tools, which help protect the homeland from terrorists and counter foreign intelligence activities on U.S. soil, will remain offline. "Fortunately, in the weeks leading up to this deadline, the… Continue Reading


03.16.20

McConnell on Coronavirus Relief: ‘The House’s Bill Must Only Be The Beginning’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "The new coronavirus that has spread from China throughout the world is challenging our nation in new ways. "Across our country, daily routines are being disrupted. "Families are grappling with school closings and changes to childcare. "Major American companies and institutions are modifying how they do business. "And a growing number of … Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell Calls for Immediate Passage of Important National Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives did come together around a bipartisan agreement to renew some critical national security tools. "The USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 will reauthorize key authorities granted to intelligence and national security professionals under the Foreign Intelligence Surveilla… Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell: Republicans Ready to Work with Democrats on Serious Solutions to Help our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "Last night, President Trump addressed the nation on the broader, ongoing effort to slow and mitigate the spread of the virus on American soil. "As I've noted here on the floor, the administration's early, proactive measures to repatriate U.S. citizens and restrict travel from China bought more time for public health professionals to prepare… Continue Reading


03.12.20

McConnell Updates Senate on Non-Official Access to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the suspension of public tours and non-official access to the Capitol complex: "This morning, the Senate and House Sergeants at Arms announced the suspension of public tours and non-official access to the Capitol complex, beginning at the close of business today and running through the end of March. "Their decision was made in close consultation with the Att… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell on Election Security: We Must Stay Vigilant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: 'Yesterday, both the House and the Senate were briefed by top intelligence community officials on the state of ongoing efforts to protect the security of American elections. 'I was glad that so many members took advantage of the chance to hear directly from the experts. This issue is very important. And it is bad for our democracy that som… Continue Reading


03.11.20

McConnell on Coronavirus: This Should Not Be a Time for Partisan Bickering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus: 'Yesterday, President Trump visited the Capitol to discuss the ongoing efforts to fight the new coronavirus and its growing footprint here in the United States. 'As Vice President Pence, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the other administration experts related in their briefing yesterday, we should expect the number of cases to continue to climb throughou… Continue Reading


03.10.20

“Let’s Focus on Fighting Foreign Interference, Not Fighting Each Other”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: 'This afternoon, all senators will have the opportunity to attend a briefing on election security from administration experts who tackle the issue every day. 'The FBI director, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, General Nakasone of the NSA and Cybercommand, the Director of Counterintelligence at the DNI, and a number of other senio… Continue Reading


03.10.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Domestic Energy: “Let’s Get This Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy legislation: 'This week, we have the opportunity to pass major legislation to strengthen domestic energy. Chairman Murkowski, Senator Manchin, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee have assembled a strong, bipartisan bill. I look forward to passing it. 'I was disappointed yesterday when the Senate failed to advance the legislation and clear a… Continue Reading


03.10.20

McConnell Offers Update on Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: 'Yesterday evening, the President, the Vice President, and their task force offered an extensive public briefing on ongoing efforts to combat this new virus which has spread from China throughout the world. 'As the director of the CDC explained, officials are now tracking more than 500 cases across the country. Nationwide, the risk to any in… Continue Reading


03.09.20

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy Innovation Act: 'On the Senate floor, we'll pick up where we left off last week: Considering a comprehensive set of updates to the way our nation approaches energy efficiency, security, and innovation. 'As Chairman Murkowski pointed out last week, it's been about 12 years since the last such package. And since then, America's energy secto… Continue Reading


03.09.20

McConnell: Bipartisan Coronavirus Funding Will Support 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 the coronavirus: 'Our nation is continuing to confront the public health challenge posed by the new coronavirus. 'Right now, as Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health reminds us, the risk that any individual American will contract the disease currently remains low. This is not a time for fear. It is a time to continue calmly scaling up the se… Continue Reading


03.05.20

McConnell Defends Judicial Independence Following “Reckless” Schumer Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: 'A few weeks ago, I spoke on this floor about a dangerous trend that threatens our self-government. 'I explained how some in the Democratic Party appear more interested in attacking the institutions of our government than in working within them. How Democrats increasingly respond to political disappointments with extreme claims that our sy… Continue Reading


03.04.20

McConnell: Bipartisan Energy Legislation Will Create Better Policy and Regulatory Conditions for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Chairman Murkowski's bipartisan energy legislation: 'In the meantime, the Senate will continue considering an important package of comprehensive energy legislation. For the first time in more than a decade, we're looking at a thorough update to the laws governing innovation, security, and workforce development across the American energy sector. 'As Chairman … Continue Reading


03.04.20

McConnell Provides Update on Supplemental Funding to Combat the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: 'Last week, I described how Congress could quickly secure supplemental funding to combat the coronavirus. The way to secure these urgently-needed resources with speed and certainty was to forego partisan posturing, forego micromanagement at the leadership level, and let bipartisan appropriators do their work. 'Since then, Chairman Shelby, Se… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Leader McConnell Speaks at AIPAC Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference today. The following are Leader McConnell's remarks as delivered: 'Good morning. Well, it's great to be here again this year. For starters, I need to thank the leaders here today who work constantly so that our nation continues to stand with our friends - today, tomorrow, and together. Betsy Berns Korn. Mort Fridman. Howard Kohr. I tha… Continue Reading


03.03.20

McConnell Speaks on the American Energy Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy Innovation Act: 'This week, the Senate has a good opportunity to update the laws governing the way we harness and deploy America's tremendous domestic energy resources. It's been well over a decade since the last time comprehensive energy legislation was signed into federal law. 'But following our overwhelming vote yesterday to proceed to… Continue Reading


03.02.20

McConnell Welcomes Conditions-Based Approach to Afghanistan Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: 'On Saturday, President Trump announced a new agreement with the Taliban that is designed to promote a peaceful end to the civil war in Afghanistan. 'First and foremost, we must recognize the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan since our national security compelled us in… Continue Reading


03.02.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Funding: “The Senate’s Immediate Role is Clear”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19: 'The new coronavirus, or COVID-19, continued to capture headlines over the weekend. News of the first American deaths related to the disease confirm this is a public health challenge that is upon us. 'The Senate's immediate role is clear: We need to support the federal, state, and local public health officials and healthcare profes… Continue Reading

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