Remarks

04.17.18

America’s Tax Code: Out With The Old, And In With The New

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: "Today is 'Tax Day,' the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class households, that means sending too much of their own hard-earned money off to the IRS. Hardly cause for celebration. But this year, the grey clouds of 'Tax Day' have a silver lining. T… Continue Reading


04.17.18

Regulatory Relief for Consumers, Auto Industry Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of a harmful, Obama-era regulation for the auto industry: "Yesterday afternoon, I filed cloture on S. 1129, the Coast Guard Authorization Act, a comprehensive package that equips an adaptable force to meet a variety of important missions. I hope my colleagues will join me in ensuring its swift consideration and passage this week. "But first, the… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Tax Reform Means A Better Year Ahead For American Families

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: "Tomorrow's tax filing deadline is not exactly a national holiday. But millions of Americans use the end of tax season as a time to pause and take stock. In recent weeks, at kitchen tables in Kentucky and across the country, working families have been crunching the numbers. For too lon… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Protecting Native American Sovereignty from Harmful Federal Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would protect American Indian tribes from harmful federal regulation: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote to advance legislation from Senator Moran that would bolster the proper sovereignty of American Indian tribes in the face of excessive federal regulation. From the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 all the way until 20… Continue Reading


04.16.18

McConnell on Syria: It Was Time To Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. military action in Syria that took place this past weekend: "I want to begin this morning by commending the men and women who make up the world's most capable military. "Over the weekend, America's all-volunteer armed forces executed a challenging mission with precision and excellence. At the president's order, the United States joined with our Brit… Continue Reading


04.12.18

Empowering American Families, Not Bureaucrats in Washington

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: "I've been speaking all week about the stark difference between the Obama administration's economic legacy and the pro-growth agenda this Republican Congress and Republican president have been putting in place. For eight years, our Democratic friends' so-called 'economic recovery' hard… Continue Reading


04.12.18

The American People Deserve To Have Key Officials In Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees and Senate Democrats' historic obstruction: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board. Now the NLRB is once again fully-staffed, and ready to call balls and strikes fairly for America's workers. This morning, we confirmed Patrick Pizzella, the president'… Continue Reading


04.11.18

America Continues to Benefit from Republican Pro-Growth Agenda

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: "This week, we've been discussing the stark difference between the Obama administration's agenda and the policies that President Trump and this Republican Congress have implemented. During the Obama years, the overwhelming majority of all the limited new growth and new jobs went to the… Continue Reading


04.11.18

Historic Obstruction From Senate Democrats Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the first of six nominees slated for consideration this week -- Claria Horn Boom, to serve as District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was confirmed ninety-six to one. Just one Senator in opposition. This is the kind of uncontrov… Continue Reading


04.11.18

McConnell: Speaker Ryan's Optimism and Energy Never Waned

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seek re-election: "This morning, Speaker Ryan announced to his colleagues that he'll be departing the House at the conclusion of the 115th Congress. Two and a half years ago, Paul Ryan was drafted by his colleagues to lead the House through a new era. Like a true leader, Paul stepped up to the plate. He answer… Continue Reading


04.10.18

Tax Reform Means Growth for Main Street

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: "Something exciting is starting to happen all across the country. In America's small towns and suburbs, Main Street businesses are dusting off 'Help Wanted' signs. In our small cities, American manufacturers are expanding facilities and creating new products. In rural America, family f… Continue Reading


04.10.18

McConnell: Let’s Consider and Confirm These Nominees Without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, as I stated yesterday, the Senate will focus on the personnel business. Six well-qualified nominees are currently before the Senate. They're awaiting the full consideration they clearly deserve. Their nominations have been vetted. Their expertise is well-known. Their positions si… Continue Reading


04.09.18

The Last Time Americans Will Have To File Tax Returns Under the Old, Outdated System

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: "There's just one more week until the deadline for Americans to file our 2017 tax returns. It's not exactly a national holiday. But this year, there's a silver lining. This April is the last time Americans will file our taxes under the old, outdated tax code that is on its way out than… Continue Reading


04.09.18

Senate To Consider More Qualified 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 the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "This week, the Senate will turn to one of our most important constitutional responsibilities -- the personnel business. We have a number of nominees to consider in the next several days. "First is Claria Horn Boom, President Trump's pick to serve as the federal district judge for both the Eastern and Wes… Continue Reading


03.22.18

McConnell Remarks on the Retirement of Senator Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "When I learned that our distinguished colleague from Mississippi would be retiring this month, I found it difficult to imagine the Senate without him. That's for good reason. Thad Cochran arrived here in 1978. Two-hundred fifty-four senators have since followed in his footsteps. "Of those currently serving, nin… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Middle Class Families Seeing Lower Utility Rates Thanks To Tax Reform

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 good news about tax reform continues to sweep across the nation. But recently, as special bonuses, wage increases, and expanded employee benefits continue to make headlines, they've had to share the front page with a series of late winter storms. This prolonged cold weather can me… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Government Funding Bill Contains Significant Victories For The Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Yesterday evening, the House filed a landmark appropriations bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. Months of in-depth, bicameral, bipartisan negotiations and committee work have led up to this point. The result is legislation that neither side sees as perfect -- but which contains a host of significant victories and importa… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Office of Strategic Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their service in World War II. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "As we've been hearing today, the ranks of the Office of Strategic Services included quite the cast of characters. There was 'Wild Bill' Do… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Tax Reform Benefits Coming to ‘Opportunity Zones’ in America

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 for months about the ways tax reform is helping to jump-start the economy, bolster family budgets, and make life better for millions of Americans. Just a few months in, many such stories have already been front-page news: the tax reform bonuses, raises, and benefits… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Senate to Vote on Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): "The Senate has a very important piece of business to tackle. This afternoon, we will vote on the anti-sex-trafficking legislation we've been considering this week. I want to thank Senator Portman, who has worked hard to advance this reform, and Chairman Thune, for shepherding it through the Commerce Committee. … Continue Reading

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