Remarks

01.16.18

Too Much at Stake for Republicans and Democrats Not to Come Together on Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement: "As we all know, Congress has until Friday to reach an agreement that ensures continuous funding for the federal government. There is too much at stake for Republicans and Democrats not to come together-particularly while serious, bipartisan conversations are underway on shared priorities such as rebuilding our military… Continue Reading


01.11.18

We Took Money Out of Washington’s Pocket and Put It Back in the Pockets of the Families Who Earned It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Anyone who has read the news lately will have come across some pretty remarkable headlines about the state of the U.S. economy. On Tuesday, Gallup announced that at the close of 2017, Americans' optimism about the job market set a new record. That same day, the S&P 500 h… Continue Reading


01.10.18

Tax Reform Already Providing Special Bonuses and Permanent Pay Raises for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "We've been talking all week about the ways our historic tax reform law is immediately helping middle-class families. It's been less than a month since Congress passed, and the president signed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But already, more than one million Americans are on t… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Significant Benefits of Tax Reform Already Being Seen Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Yesterday, I mentioned that, already, one million Americans and counting will receive raises or special bonuses thanks to the incentives created by the historic tax reform law that Congress passed and the President signed last month. "For example, Darden Restaurants, Inc., … Continue Reading


01.08.18

‘Let’s Give Those Who Keep Us Safe the Resources They Need To Do It’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement that ensures America's military has the necessary resources: "In the next eleven days, Congress needs to reach an agreement to fund the government. It is imperative that this agreement provide adequate resources for our men and women in uniform. Last week, leadership on both sides of the aisle expressed hopes of working s… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Needless Democrat Obstruction Continues in Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the continued Democrat obstruction in the judicial confirmation process: "Later today, the Senate will vote to advance the nomination of William L. Campbell, Jr. to serve as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Campbell's nomination is not controversial. Like the other three district court nominees before the Senate this week, … Continue Reading


01.08.18

More Than A Million Americans are Starting 2018 with More Money Thanks to Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "One million Americans and counting will be starting 2018 with more money in their pockets - thanks to tax reform. Special bonuses are on the way for employees across a wide range of industries. Businesses throughout America are taking advantage of more competitive tax rates … Continue Reading


01.04.18

McConnell: Optimistic We Can Begin 2018 With A Bipartisan, Two-Year Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement: "I spoke yesterday about the need to fund the federal government by January 19th. Members in both parties - including leadership on both sides - have publicly stated their desire to approach this issue in a serious and collaborative manner. And those sentiments were renewed in a productive meeting yesterday. I am optimi… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Defense Funding Remains Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the start of the second half of the 115th Congress and government funding: "As we open the second session of the 115th Congress, I am pleased to welcome my colleagues back to the chamber. I'd like to extend a particular welcome to our two new Senators. "First, Senator Doug Jones of Alabama will have big shoes to fill. His state has sent some very distinguished leg… Continue Reading


01.03.18

The People Of Iran Are Suffering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the protests currently taking place in Iran: "Over the last week, one of the often-overlooked costs of Iran's regional aggression has come to light. Iranians have taken to the streets in protest, demanding that Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Rouhani do more to expand the domestic economy. Iran's actions in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, and its support for proxie… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Majority Leader McConnell Thanks Senator Luther Strange

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Luther Strange (R-AL): "I'd like to say a few words in tribute of a fine colleague whose too-brief time in the Senate will soon draw to a close. Senator Luther Strange of Alabama is the newest member of this body, sworn in just this past February. But he did not waste any time making an impact. In this historic year for the Senate, Luther quickly emerged as… Continue Reading


12.21.17

McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding an effort by Senate Democrats that will penalize colleges that provide students with tuition-free education: "Throughout this process of tax reform, Senate Republicans explained time and again that we are fighting for the middle class. Our opponents lobbed one attack after another claiming we were selling hardworking families short. But they were wrong. The tax bill we passed w… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Defense Funding, Children’s Health, Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate has important business to conclude this week. The American people are counting on Congress to reach a government funding agreement. If we fail to reach an agreement, we would be failing to ensure that our all-volunteer armed forces have all the resources they need to protect our country - in the face of myriad threats from around th… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Congress Working On Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate's work this week is not finished. Before Friday, Congress must agree on funding to sustain the necessary operations of the federal government. I know that all our colleagues on both sides of the aisle want to keep the government funded and attend to a number of other urgent priorities. I am confident we can work together to do just … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Congress Passes Once-in-a-Generation Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passage of an historic tax code overhaul: "Last night, the United States Senate accomplished something remarkable. After years of work, dozens of hearings, and an open process, we passed an historic overhaul of our nation's tax code. It will deliver real relief to families and small businesses across the nation. We passed tax reform to spur the American econom… Continue Reading


12.19.17

McConnell On Tax Reform: Congress Is Standing At The Doorstep Of An Historic Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Congress is standing at the doorstep of an historic opportunity. Today, the House will vote on the conference report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant overhaul of our nation's tax code in more than thirty years. This major tax reform legislation will provide much-needed relief to middle-class families and small business… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Congress Working To Pass Funding Agreement That Fulfills Responsibilities To Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense and other priorities: "Before the end of this week, Congress must agree on a continuing resolution to sustain the critical operations of the federal government. In this process, it is vital that we ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to pro… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Senate To Pass Historic Tax Reform This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "The Senate has a number of important tasks to complete this week for the American people. On Friday, we took another significant step toward delivering major tax relief for middle-class families and small businesses when the House and Senate conference committee released the final text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We are closer than ev… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Congress Moving Closer To Delivering Much-Needed Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate: "Yesterday, Congress moved closer to delivering much-needed tax relief to American families and small businesses as members of the House and the Senate held a public meeting of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee. The conferees discussed the best way to provide tax reform to families and small businesses across our… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Funding Critical To Rebuilding Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Our nation faces myriad threats from around the globe, and it is the Senate's responsibility to provide the service chiefs with the resources to train and equip our warfighters-and provide them with the resources they need to keep us safe. The diverse challenges posed by Iran, China, R… Continue Reading

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