Remarks

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


02.05.18

Middle Class Families Across the Country Seeing Tax Reform Benefits

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: "In his State of the Union address last week, President Trump detailed signs that our nation's economy is thriving under the policies of his administration and this Republican Congress. Evidence keeps piling up that good things happen when the government takes its foot off the brake a… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Bipartisan Discussions On Long-Term Funding Agreement Continue

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: "Our deadline to fund the federal government is this Thursday. Serious, bipartisan negotiations continue on long-term spending levels, along with other important issues. I am optimistic these talks will bear fruit. But in the meantime, as broader discussions continue, we have… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Senate Offers Condolences To Victims Of Train Accidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the train crashes that took place this past week in Virginia and South Carolina, and the need for the senate to confirm an Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration: "I want to begin this afternoon by offering condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Foley of Louisa County, Virginia. Mr. Foley was killed last Wednesday when his truck … Continue Reading


01.30.18

Major Progress for the American People

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 State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and Senate consideration of the nomination of David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: "These negotiations aren't the only important business before us this week. We will also consider another of President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees - David Stras of Minnesota, to serve o… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Serious and Constructive Talks Continue on Border Security, Immigration, Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing discussions on border security, immigration and defense funding: "A great deal of work remains before the Senate in the coming days. Bipartisan discussions continue on a variety of important issues - including immigration and border security, disaster relief, healthcare, and funding for our armed forces. With our February 8th deadline fast approaching… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bonuses, Pay Increases

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 State of the Union address tomorrow night and the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "As the president delivers his first State of the Union address tomorrow, I'm especially looking forward to his remarks on tax reform and the state of our economy. Already, hundreds of businesses have announced significant… Continue Reading


01.25.18

McConnell on Sam Brownback

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 Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback: "We also made important headway in another vital area-the personnel business. We confirmed three of President Trump's highly-qualified nominees for important posts. We have a new Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Mr. Powell. We have a new Secretary of Health and… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Small Businesses Across America 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 continue to see across the country thanks to tax relief: "On Tuesday, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. He'll have good news to deliver on a variety of fronts. I'm particularly looking forward to his remarks on our economy. Consumer confidence is up. Unemployment is down. Markets are breaking records. Fr… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Congress Continues Work on Immigration, Military Funding, Health Care, Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional priorities: "Of course, a great deal of work lies ahead of us. In the near future, we need to make bipartisan progress on areas such as immigration and border security, disaster relief, health care, and securing adequate funding for our armed forces. It is my strong preference that Senators reach bipartisan agreements on these issues in advanc… Continue Reading


01.24.18

McConnell Sets Up Vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The Senate will have a cloture vote on proceeding to the bill next week: "Last week, Americans from all across the country-including many from Kentucky-came here to Washington to speak up for unborn children whom our legal system has denied the right to life. Now, Congress has an opportunity to take a step forward… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Tax Reform Continues to Bring Good News For American Workers, Economy

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 continue to see across the country thanks to tax relief: "The rising tide of economic optimism I have been highlighting on the floor is not showing any signs of subsiding. Yesterday alone, three of the nation's largest companies announced major new investments in the U.S. economy and workforce. Each said their decisions were made possi… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Alex Azar: Extensive Qualifications And An Excellent Reputation

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 Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar: "Yesterday, the Senate took another important step in confirming President Trump's qualified nominees. In strong bipartisan fashion, we confirmed Jerome Powell to serve as Chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 84-13. Mr. Powell was a fine choice to lead the Federal Res… Continue Reading

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