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03.31.22

Americans Accurately Blame Democrats’ Policies for Bad Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "The American people know our country is hurting. "One national survey just found that only 22% say our country is headed in the right direction. "Seven in 10 Americans just told another poll that our nation's economy is 'in poor shape.' "The worst inflation in 40 years is fleecing American consumers, from the gas pump to the grocery store. … Continue Reading


03.31.22

President Biden Should Not Make Border Crisis Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at the southern border: "The Biden Administration is on track for another record-shattering year on our southern border - in all the wrong ways. "The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly preparing for up to 18,000 attempted border crossings per day. "President Biden's border crisis is a symptom of the modern Democratic Party's inabilit… Continue Reading


03.30.22

McConnell: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel: "Last night, five people were killed by a Palestinian gunman outside Tel Aviv. It was the fifth time in just two weeks that unprovoked violence had shattered lives on Israel's streets. "Eleven innocent victims are now dead. They include people of different faiths. Several were Arab Israelis. "As Jews, Christians, and Muslims prepare for some of th… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Democrats Mount Yet Another Attack on the Institution of the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Judicial independence is essential to our Republic. It's integral to the rule of law. And for the most part, since the Democratic Party's last run at partisan court-packing in the 1930s, both parties have respected it. "But lately, Washington Democrats have gone off the rails. "In 2019, Democratic Senators tried to openly bully the Su… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Judge Jackson’s Personal Policy Views Slanted Criminal Sentencing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "I oppose Judge Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation for three main reasons. "First, Judge Jackson has refused to follow the Ginsburg-Breyer model and denounce partisan court-packing. She testified she'd be, 'thrilled to be one of however many.' "Second, Judge Jackson was not sufficiently forthcoming on judicial philosophy to dispel Preside… Continue Reading


03.29.22

World Needs American Strength and American Clarity — Not Confusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Runaway inflation and historic tax hikes aren't the only signs that President Biden's budget was crafted in fantasyland. "And amazingly, yesterday, even as the Biden Administration was proposing the biggest tax hikes in American history, that wasn't even their biggest problem of the day. "Most of President Biden's press conference yesterd… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


03.24.22

“I Cannot and Will Not Support Judge Jackson”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "The Judiciary Committee has completed its hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. I enjoyed meeting the nominee. I went into the Senate's process with an open mind. "But after studying the nominee's record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to our highest Court. *… Continue Reading


03.24.22

McConnell: Strengthen Military Production, Defense Funding, and Global Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Today, President Biden is overseas, meeting with America's closest European allies as Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine enters its second month. "He is engaging with a Europe that's been profoundly changed. NATO allies have watched a neighbor invaded by an aggressive, revanchist Russia. Some, like Germany, are ending 30 years of post-Cold Wa… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Judge Jackson’s “Policy Disagreement” From the Bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I said I hoped the second day of Judge Jackson's responses would provide more clarity on some vital questions. "Unfortunately, the nominee's answers trended the other way. "Regarding the Court as an institution, the nominee continued to reject the examples of Justices Ginsburg and Breyer. She refused to denounce partisan co… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Judge Jackson Owes the Senate Far More Clarity and Candor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "On Monday, I explained that the thinness of Judge Jackson's appellate record makes this week's Judiciary Committee hearings all the more important. "Well, we are two days in. Judge Jackson is receiving a calm, respectful process - unlike the treatment that Senate Democrats typically inflict on Republican presidents' nominees. "But unfo… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Congressman Don Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressman Don Young: "Last week, the United States Congress lost a one-of-a-kind colleague and the state of Alaska lost an unbelievably devoted champion. "Congressman Don Young, the Dean of the House, was the longest-serving Republican in the history of that chamber. He arrived in 1973. And his fellow Alaskans re-hired him to represent them every two yea… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Inflation and Fuel Costs Hurting Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "America's working families continue to face strong headwinds as they try to make ends meet. The historic inflation kicked off by runaway liberal spending last year is still taking its toll, one paycheck at a time. "For many Americans, eating out once in a while was already a treat. "Now, restaurant menu prices are capping off the biggest 12-mo… Continue Reading


03.22.22

A Biden Administration Border Stand-Down Would Be A Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "In 2021, the Biden Administration's border crisis set a record. We saw the most arrests that Customs and Border Protection ever reported in a single year on the southern border. As the Washington Post put it at the time, illegal border crossings, 'skyrocketed in the months after President Biden took office.' "Well, the humanitarian and se… Continue Reading


03.21.22

McConnell Honors Kentuckian Corporal Jacob Moore

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Corporal Jacob Moore of Kentucky: "Over the weekend, we learned that four U.S. Marines were tragically killed Friday night. Their training aircraft crashed during joint NATO exercises in Norway. "One of those Marines, Corporal Jacob Moore, was born and raised in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. I want to take a moment to mourn this great loss and salut… Continue Reading


03.21.22

McConnell Remarks on Beginning of Supreme Court Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "This week, the Senate will turn to a crucial constitutional duty: Deciding whether to provide or withhold consent to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. "President Biden's nominee for this incredibly consequential position is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson is currently a D.C. Circuit judge of le… Continue Reading


03.17.22

While Putin Massed Forces, Biden Administration Kept Squeezing American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "As Democrats' policies have unleashed runaway inflation, families have felt particular pain at the gas pump. Since President Biden took office, average gas prices have climbed nearly two dollars. "The Biden Administration wants to claim that a full year's worth of price hikes were all caused by a war Vladimir Putin started three weeks ago. But thi… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Judge Jackson’s Boosters Say “Empathy” Will Tilt Her Jurisprudence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Next week, the Judiciary Committee will hear firsthand from President Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Jackson. "It will be a serious, dignified process. The American people need answers to more important questions than what somebody wrote in the nominee's high school yearbook. "The Senate needs to examine Judge Jackson's qualificat… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Runaway Inflation Was 12 Months in the Making — Not 3 Weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week marked one year since Democrats rammed two trillion dollars of runaway liberal spending through the Senate on a party-line vote. "Working families were certainly not celebrating this anniversary. They were too busy contending with the worst inflation in modern American history, unleashed in large part by that very bill. "Democrats'… Continue Reading

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