Remarks

03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

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: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

McConnell to Biden Administration on Iran: Don’t Surrender Leverage for Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "We recently learned that Iran has balked at the prospect of direct nuclear negotiations with the United States and Europe. This sort of resistance and gamesmanship is nothing new. "Iran has long flouted international restrictions on its nuclear program, played hide-and-seek with U.N. inspectors, and failed to disclose the full scope of its nuclear r… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

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: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell Defends Democratic Activists in Burma, Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Last weekend brought disconcerting headlines for supporters of freedom and democracy in Asia. "In Burma, the military junta's month-long coup turned bloody. 18 protesters have been murdered and at least a thousand civilian officials have been imprisoned on farcical grounds. "In Hong Kong, China's puppet regime arrested forty-seven democra… Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan, Non-Targeted COVID Bill: “It Didn’t Have to Be this Way”

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: "At about 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, House Democrats rammed through the bonanza of partisan spending they're calling a pandemic rescue package. Only Democrats voted for it. Both Republicans and Democrats voted against it. "Last year, under a Republican Senate and a Republican Administration, Congress passed five historic coronavirus … Continue Reading


02.25.21

McConnell Thanks Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams for Her Outstanding Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Secretary of the Senate, Julie Adams: "This week, the institution of the Senate is losing a talented leader who's spent six years as one of our top officials. "The Secretary of the Senate is a truly unique position in American government. She or he is essentially the chief administrative officer of the institution itself. "Back in the late 18th century, t… Continue Reading


02.25.21

“Protecting Democracy Cannot Be a Partisan Issue”

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: "Next week, House Democrats say they'll try to recycle failed legislation that would have Washington Democrats grab unprecedented power over how America conducts its elections and how American citizens can engage in political speech. "For several years now, we've seen the political left grow less interested in having normal policy debates within ou… Continue Reading


02.24.21

McConnell Remarks on Democrats’ Proposal to Give January 6th Commission a Partisan Slant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the January 6th Commission: "I have been outspoken and clear about the crimes that were committed here on January the 6th. "In my discussions with Judge Garland, the President's nominee to be Attorney General, I specifically raised the need to continue investigating and prosecuting anyone who broke the law that day. "I am glad he's repeatedly emphasized t… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

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: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Becerra’s Pattern: Using Government to Attack Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Today, our colleagues on the HELP Committee will question Xavier Becerra, President Biden's nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services. "Amid a global pandemic, the President has made a puzzling selection for this critical post: "The famously partisan Attorney General of California. "Mr .Becerra has no particular experience … Continue Reading


02.23.21

“The Evidence Is Crystal-Clear” for Getting America’s Kids Back in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education. "It has been an historically tough year. That's why Americans are so excited our nation appears to be approaching a major turning point. "Here are just a few recent headlines: "A U.S. Vaccine Surge Is … Continue Reading


02.22.21

McConnell on COVID-19 Recovery: “Our Nation Needs This Year to be Different”

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: "The year just behind us will be remembered for the suffering, grief, and sacrifice it forced on our nation. "Today, as our COVID-19 death toll passes 500,000, millions of Americans are feeling the pain of personal loss. "But as we mark this terrible milestone, we stand here in early 2021 at what increasingly appears to be a crossroads.… Continue Reading


02.13.21

McConnell on Impeachment: “Disgraceful Dereliction” Cannot Lead Senate to “Defy Our Own Constitutional Guardrails”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the impeachment trial: "January 6th was a disgrace. "American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. "Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. … Continue Reading


02.08.21

Diverse Protests in Burma a “Powerful Display of Courage”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of protestors stood up across Burma in defiance of the military coup. "For a week now, the military has detained hundreds of civil society leaders and democratically elected officials -- some on mysterious or obviously specious charges, and others without charge at all. "Their actions were illegitimate from t… Continue Reading


02.08.21

“American Families Deserve a Process and a Bill that Put Their Actual Needs at the Center”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "In 2020, a Republican Senate and Republican Administration led five historic pandemic rescue packages on a completely bipartisan basis. "We marshalled the largest federal response to any crisis since World War II - about $4 trillion across five bills. All of it completely bipartisan. "But now, Washington Democrats have other ideas. "Eve… Continue Reading


02.08.21

McConnell Tribute to “Statesman and Scholar” Secretary George P. Shultz

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 Sec. George Shultz: "On Saturday we lost a great statesman and scholar who gave more than 80 of his 100 years to his country. "George Shultz's service began in the U.S. Marine Corps. From the beaches of Palau, he was among the Americans who helped retake the Pacific from Japan. "Back home, he earned a PhD in economics. He taught at MIT and w… Continue Reading


02.08.21

McConnell on Impeachment Trial Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the next phase of the impeachment trial: "I am pleased that Leader Schumer and I were able to reach an agreement on a fair process and estimated timeline for the Senate trial. This structure has been approved by both former President Trump's legal team and the House managers because it preserves due process and the rights of both sides. It will give Senato… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


02.03.21

“No More Goalpost-Moving”: Time to Get America’s Kids Back In School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming budget resolution debate: "This pandemic has forced Americans to confront numerous and compounding tragedies. "Almost 450,000 Americans have been killed. Millions of livelihoods have been upended. "And millions of American kids, especially those who attend public school, have been robbed of an entire year - and counting - of proper school. "… Continue Reading


02.03.21

McConnell Tribute as U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick Lies in Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in remembrance of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick: "This morning, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick lies in honor under the dome of the institution he swore to defend - and died defending. "Four weeks ago, the rotunda was strewn with the debris of an insurrectionist mob. Today, it is adorned in solemn thanksgiving for the sacrifice of a her… Continue Reading

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