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03.05.18

Tax Reform: A Simple Idea With An Extraordinary Impact

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: "It's been just 73 days since President Trump signed historic tax reform into law. It feels like it's been longer than that, because practically every day, another major national employer announces a new commitment to invest in American workers because of tax reform. Every day, we hear… Continue Reading


03.01.18

Workers, Small Business Owners Already Reaping Benefits From 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: "It's been just over two months since this united Republican government delivered historic tax reform to middle-class families across America. So how's it working? "We've all seen the national news: Walmart is giving raises or new benefits to more than a million hourly workers. Boe… Continue Reading


03.01.18

A Fitting Tribute For ‘America’s Pastor’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional tribute to the late Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol: "Yesterday, we welcomed the president, the vice president, and the family of the late Rev. Billy Graham as he laid in honor here in the Capitol. This is a very rare tribute, even rarer for an American without government or military service. "But it perfectly su… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Congressional Ceremony Preceding the Lying in Honor of the Reverend Billy Graham

"Welcome, Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, members of the Graham family, and all our guests -- on behalf of the Senate. The Speaker and I are honored you're with us. The man we recognize today may well have shared the Gospel with more people, face-to-face, than anyone else in history. "His clear voice thundered through packed tents, stadiums, auditoriums, parks, and plazas the world over. His warmth and graciousness lit up living rooms and touched hundreds of millions of hearts. And this Scot… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Senate To Vote On Another Worthy Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Elizabeth Branch: "The Senate will soon vote to confirm another fine candidate to serve on the federal bench. Yesterday afternoon, we voted to advance the nomination of Judge Elizabeth Branch for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Branch has sat on the Georgia Court of Appeals … Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell: I Remain Eager To Improve Our Immigration, Security Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor following today's votes on immigration and border security: "I think it's safe to say this has been a disappointing week. I kept my commitment and set aside the entire week for a broad, productive debate over DACA, border security, and other important immigration issues. Everyone -- my friend the Democratic Leader, the Assistant Democratic Leader, the Congressional His… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Middle Class American Families Seeing Benefits From 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: "It's only been fifty-five days since the president signed historic tax reform into law. Already, it's led to bonuses, raises, and new benefits for millions of American workers. And the long-term signs are just as promising. Hundreds of companies have announced significant commitments… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell: Let’s Make Law, Not Political Points on Immigration, Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: "This entire week has been set aside, as I assured it would be, for votes on the DACA issue, border security, and other issues pertaining to the subject of immigration. At this point, we should be wrapping up a lively week of debate, amendments, and numerous votes. But that's not what happened. Instead, we're here o… Continue Reading


02.15.18

McConnell on Parkland, Florida Tragedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's horrific school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Senate will hold a moment of silence at noon today. "I want to begin this morning by sharing the shock and sorrow that all of us in this body felt as we learned of yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flor… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Tax Reform Benefiting Employees Across 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: "For eight years under President Obama, our economy didn't perform as well as it should have. Americans' wages and salaries hardly grew. Many job creators sat on the sidelines, wary of new tax increases or heavy-handed regulations. Washington had its foot on the brake. But last year,… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Reforms Necessary to End Needless Bureaucratic Delays on Infrastructure

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 improve American infrastructure: "On Monday, President Trump unveiled his proposal to improve America's infrastructure. Today, he will host committee chairmen and ranking members at the White House for a bipartisan, bicameral meeting on the subject. I'm grateful the president is prioritizing this and reaching across the aisle. "Experts agree that… Continue Reading


02.14.18

It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Stalling DACA, Border Security Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: 'It is now Wednesday morning of the week the Senate set aside to debate DACA, border security, interior enforcement, and other immigration issues. I promised I would clear the way to debate these matters this week - and I have. I promised I would ensure a fair amendment process in which both sides could offer legisl… Continue Reading


02.13.18

American Households Seeing Lower Utility Bills 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: "Last week, as part of our bipartisan funding agreement, the Senate approved much-needed disaster relief for communities hit by last year's devastating storms. This was an important accomplishment. But it isn't the only way this Congress has helped Americans begin to rebuild. "Rece… Continue Reading


02.13.18

On Immigration Reform, Border Security, Senate Needs to Look Past Talking Points, Focus on Making Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate: "Yesterday, the Senate took an initial step toward considering proposals to address DACA, border security, and other immigration issues. This week's debate comes as no surprise to my colleagues. For a month now, I've repeatedly stated my intention to bring these issues to the Senate floor following a government fund… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Infrastructure: A Bipartisan Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the release of the president's infrastructure proposal and budget request today: "Today, President Trump put forward his budget request for the next fiscal year. I look forward to reviewing the president's priorities. With a bipartisan funding agreement in place, Congress and the White House can now work together to begin rebuilding our military, improve care… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Senate Will Proceed to Immigration, Border Security Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debate process that will begin today on immigration and border security: "As I have repeatedly stated, now that there is an agreement on long-term government funding, the Senate will proceed to a fair debate over the DACA issue, border security, and other matters pertaining to the subject of immigration. "This process begins in just a few hours. We will … Continue Reading


02.08.18

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Provide Resources Necessary To Rebuild Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan funding agreement reached by Congressional leaders and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "This Congress and this president have delivered an historic series of achievements for the American people. We took an axe to the red tape holding back our economy. We used the Congressional Review Act a record 15 times to pave … Continue Reading


02.07.18

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan funding agreement reached by Congressional leaders: "I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement. I want to thank my friend the Democratic Leader for joining me this afternoon, and for the productive discussions that generated this proposal. … Continue Reading


02.06.18

Our Military Deserves Stable, Sufficient Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "We are one day closer to Thursday's government funding deadline. I am pleased to report that our bipartisan talks are continuing to progress towards an agreement on spending caps and the important priorities all of us are eager to address. "But as we continue these negotia… Continue Reading


02.06.18

American Families Keeping More Of What They Earn 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: "We've been talking for weeks about the millions of Americans who are already benefiting from tax reform. Already, millions of workers have received a tax reform bonus, pay increase, or other benefit. "I understand that a 1,000-dollar, 2,000-dollar, or 3,000-dollar bonus might not s… Continue Reading

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