Remarks

04.03.19

NATO has Shaped World History for the Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's remarks at this morning's joint session of Congress: "First, I want to take a moment to thank NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg or his remarks at this morning's joint session of Congress. I am proud the Secretary General could be here with us in Washington as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anni… Continue Reading


04.03.19

The American People Deserve the Government They Elected

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "The comprehensive campaign by Senate Democrats to delay Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old. As I have explained in recent days, it is time for this sorry chapter to end. It's time to return this body … Continue Reading


04.02.19

Let’s Do the Right Thing for the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "Now, on another matter, 217 days. That's how long elapsed between President Trump sending the Senate his nomination for a Federal Railroad Administrator and this body confirming him. For 217 days, a 45-year veteran of the railroads with unquesti… Continue Reading


04.02.19

‘Our Work on Disaster Funding is Far from Finished’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "Last night, the Senate had the opportunity to pass an important package of disaster relief funding for communities across America. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Our Democratic colleagues voted down the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Perdue to put together a comprehensive package, and it remains unfinished business … Continue Reading


04.01.19

McConnell on Disaster Funding: This Does Not Need To Be a Difficult or Partisan Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "For almost a week, the Senate's been considering an urgent priority: Aid funding for communities across the country that have been ravaged by natural disasters. Like last year's powerful hurricane season, which carried torrential downpours and gale-force winds across the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas and left families so… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Senate Resolution Would End Systematic Obstruction on Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "I come to the floor to discuss the unprecedented obstruction that has faced President Trump's nominees for the past 26 months and counting -- and to announce that the Senate is going to do something about it. The systematic, across-the-board del… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Court Packing: A Radical Proposal Dead and Buried by Bipartisan Consensus for Almost a Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt at "court-packing:" "Now, this week, the American people saw our Democratic colleagues go on the record on a truly astonishing policy proposal. After months of enthusiastic declarations of support, after tripping over one another to prove their devotion to the far-left core of the new Democratic Party, the vast majority of our colleagues across the ai… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Disaster Funding Legislation Would Address Urgent Needs, Deliver Critical Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "In recent months, my home state of Kentucky has been hit hard by severe weather. Over half of our 120 counties have reported flood damage. Governor Bevin has placed the entire Commonwealth under a state of emergency and mobilized resources to help with recovery. Local, state and federal emergency officials have started assessi… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Senate Votes to Advance Disaster Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "In recent months, natural disasters have occupied an outsized share of headlines across America. We've seen counties in Alabama and Georgia bear the blows of a vicious tornado and support the loved ones of the 23 people whose lives it claimed. We've seen a spate of powerful hurricanes tear across the shores of Florida and the… Continue Reading


03.27.19

‘Green New Deal’ Fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's failed vote on the Green New Deal: "Yesterday my Democratic colleagues in this body offered the American people a crystal-clear picture of what the Democratic Party stands for in 2019 -- and whom it represents. Nearly all of our Democratic colleagues wrapped their arms around the radical policy they've marketed as the 'Green New Deal.' I'm sure we'll be hea… Continue Reading


03.26.19

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: "Pretty tough act to follow. Good morning everyone. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be here once again. Every time I have the privilege to address this conference, I look forward to the size and enthusiasm of this crowd. And you all never disappoint. That's a t… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: Pain for American Families, No Meaningful Change in Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's vote on the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Bridget Bade of Arizona, the latest of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Today we'll vote on her confirmation as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Ms. Bade's nomination comes with the bipartisan support of our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee a… Continue Reading


03.25.19

This Week in the Senate: Green New Deal, Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Unfortunately, the events of the last few months have not exactly indicated that productive, practical cooperation is what our Democratic colleagues have in mind. To the contrary, the nation has watched as the Democratic Party has engaged in a collective headlong sprint towards … Continue Reading


03.25.19

'No Collusion, No Conspiracy, No Obstruction'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller's report: "Yesterday, Attorney General Barr transmitted to Congress his summary of the Special Counsel's principal conclusions from his investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The result of that investigation is being hailed as good news for the president.… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Deputy Chief of Staff, Don “Stew” Stewart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor thanking trusted advisor and friend, Don "Stew" Stewart for his decades of Senate service: "Madam President, few of us can aspire to the fame and fortune that are signified when a celebrity is known by just one name. There is 'Cher.' There was 'Prince.' There's 'Madonna.' And there is 'Stew.' Everybody knows Stew. Not 'Don Stewart.' Certainly not 'Don.' Just Stew. For more than … Continue Reading


03.14.19

McConnell on President’s Emergency Declaration: I Will Vote To Uphold It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's vote on the president's southern border emergency declaration: "Later today, the Senate will vote on a resolution related to the state of emergency the president has declared on our southern border. Let me first say that I support the president's decision. So I will vote today to uphold it and reject this resolution of disapproval. But I want to begin where thi… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Green New Deal: Immediate Harm for American Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, I continued the discussion we've been having about the strange ideas that seem to have taken a hold of Washington Democrats. Ideas like the Democrat Politician Protection Act, a scheme to limit Americans' First Amendment right to political speech and force taxpayers to subsidize political campaigns, including ones they disagree with. It … Continue Reading


03.13.19

McConnell: Yemen Resolution Will Not Increase Our Diplomatic Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Yemen resolution introduced by Senators Sanders, Lee and Murphy: "The Senate will soon vote on a resolution under the War Powers Act. I strongly oppose this unnecessary and counterproductive resolution and I urge my colleagues to join me in opposing it. From the outset, let me say this: I believe it is right for Senators to have grave concerns over some aspects of … Continue Reading


03.13.19

‘This Pointless Democrat Obstruction Needs to Change’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed a well-qualified jurist, chosen by President Trump to serve on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul Matey of New Jersey will bring a wealth of experience to the bench, and I was proud to support his nomination. We also voted to advance the nomination of Neomi Rao to … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Radical Democrat Ideas Continue with ‘Medicare for None’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a bill from House Democrats that would force all Americans into a government-run healthcare system: "Here's a quote: 'I think the $33 trillion price tag for 'Medicare for all' is a little scary.' That came from a Democratic member of Congress who happens to sit in a leadership role. She sounds worried, and I don't blame her. The new House Democrat majority has wasted no… Continue Reading

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