Remarks

11.29.23

Border Security Essential, Not Extraneous, To National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Border security is national security. That’s not just a statement of legislative priorities or partisan politics. It’s a fact of human history. “The Senate has little more than two weeks to deliver supplemental legislation on four urgent national security priorities. And each one of them deals directly with questions of borde… Continue Reading


11.28.23

McConnell On Supporting Israel, Countering Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “In the coming weeks, Congress has a responsibility to equip America and our allies to face an historic array of national security challenges. “To understand the urgency of this moment, just look at the impossible choices facing our ally, Israel, as it works to bring innocent people home from terrorist captivity. “These bruta… Continue Reading


11.28.23

McConnell: Time To Get Serious On Border Security Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “As my colleagues and I on this side of the aisle have made abundantly clear, national security begins with border security. And any serious supplemental legislation with a shot of passing the Senate in the coming weeks will have to take meaningful steps toward fixing the Biden Administration’s border crisis. “On President Biden… Continue Reading


11.27.23

McConnell: Time To Address Critical National Security Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: “Before the Senate adjourned for Thanksgiving, we voted to extend federal government funding into the new year. “I’m glad there was no appetite in the Capitol for saddling the nation with a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown. “The short-term funding legislation produced by the Speaker of the House was an important step tow… Continue Reading


11.15.23

Biden Admin. Takes Another Run At Student Loan Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: “Today, the Senate will vote on yet another bipartisan resolution to overturn a harmful Biden Administration regulation. “In its latest iteration, the Administration’s bid for student loan socialism - its so-called ‘Income Driven Repayment’ scheme - would likely go down as the most expensive federal regulation in our history. “Lead… Continue Reading


11.15.23

Biden Admin. China Approach Fails To Keep Pace With ‘Pacing Threat’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding competition with China: “One year ago, President Biden met for the first time as President with Chairman Xi, the head of the Chinese Communist Party. And he pledged that the United States would compete ‘vigorously’ with the PRC. “Well, one year later, the President and the Chairman will meet again today. So let’s take stock of whether the Biden Administrat… Continue Reading


11.15.23

McConnell: Democrats Must Get Serious About Fixing Biden Admin. Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “It is impossible to ignore the crisis at our southern border that’s erupted on Washington Democrats’ watch: “Back-to-back record-setting years that saw millions upon millions of illegal arrivals at the border. And historic quantities of fentanyl and other lethal drugs pouring across to decimate American communities. “Let’s rem… Continue Reading


11.14.23

McConnell: Support For Israel Means Moral Clarity And American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for Israel: “Today, our nation’s capital will welcome a rally of Jewish Americans and friends of Israel. “The participants in today’s events are gathering in mourning, in worry, in fear, and in shared resolve. “In the dark days since the terrorist massacre of October 7th, their message has been crystal clear: “There is no moral equivalence betwee… Continue Reading


11.14.23

McConnell Welcomes Supreme Court Code Of Ethics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court’s code of ethics: “Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its adoption of a code of ethics. The Court produced the code internally, and adopted it unanimously. “In other words, as I expected, a coequal branch of government conducted its business independently. Which sounds an awful lot like the separation of powers envisioned in the Constitut… Continue Reading


11.14.23

Bidenomics Is A Stubbornly Expensive Reality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “This morning’s October inflation report tells a story that has become familiar on President Biden’s watch. Prices remain stubbornly high, and well above the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target.  Prices are up 3.2 percent year over year. And cumulative inflation since the President took office now clocks in at 17.6 percent. “Even as the rate pr… Continue Reading


11.14.23

McConnell Opening Remarks At Rules Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks at today’s Senate Rules Committee markup:  “Thank you, Madam Chair and Ranking Member Fischer. “I’d like to begin with the prime mover in this situation: an Administration policy I strongly oppose, which is designed to force American taxpayers to violate their rights of conscience. “The Department of Defense is in the business of raising, equipping, training, and maintaining the strongest … Continue Reading


11.13.23

McConnell on House CR: Responsible Measure Allows Important Work To Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding funding the government: “I’ve been encouraged this year by the progress our Appropriations Committee has made toward restoring regular order to the way we fund the federal government. As I’ve said before, shutting down the government does nothing to advance that work. “Regular order requires that Congress provide itself the time for careful consideration a… Continue Reading


11.13.23

McConnell Honors Fallen Members of Elite Ft. Campbell Unit

“I need to begin today with some tragic news. “This weekend, as Americans joined together to salute our heroes, five soldiers deployed out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, were killed while operating in dangerous conditions in the Mediterranean Sea: “Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Dwyer. “Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane Barnes. “Staff Sergeant Tanner Grone. “Sergeant Andrew Southard. “And Sergeant Cade Wolfe. “These fallen warriors were members of Fort Campbell’s 160th Special Operations Aviati… Continue Reading


11.13.23

America’s Allies And Adversaries Both Understand Global Stakes In Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding aid to Ukraine: “As I’ve said for months, Congress also has a responsibility to help our nation meet a growing network of serious threats from adversaries like Russia, China, and Iran. “As one recent analysis put it, ‘Each of these revisionist states aids the others in their goals to… subvert or destroy democratic nations.’ “Just consider the lengths that… Continue Reading


11.09.23

China Wins Big With Biden Admin. Climate Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “For three years, the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda has laid siege to affordable American energy and American consumer choice. “Slashed development of abundant domestic energy reserves. Soaring prices for gas and heating oil. And a thicket of new regulations from unelected bureaucrats - from construction permitting… Continue Reading


11.09.23

McConnell on Honoring America’s Veterans, Investing In American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Veteran’s Day: “This weekend - with parades and gatherings, solemn ceremonies and phone calls to loved ones - America will mark Veterans Day by expressing our gratitude to the men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces. “But Veterans Day is much more than a once-a-year observation. “It’s a reminder of our daily obligation to honor their … Continue Reading


11.08.23

McConnell: Growing Nat’l Security Challenges Require Comprehensive Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding supplemental national security priorities: “The challenges facing America and our allies today are not an a la carte menu of projects we can address at our leisure. “No - the most dangerous threats we face are linked together. “Take it from the author of the last administration’s National Security Strategy. “Russia, Iran, and China, ‘see the U.S. as weak… Continue Reading


11.07.23

Effective Deterrence Against Iran-Backed Terror Requires Both Capabilities and Credibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: “Forty-four years ago last week, shock troops chanting ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ led Iranian revolutionaries across Tehran, overran the U.S. embassy, and took 66 Americans hostage for 444 days. “Iran’s war against America, the Great Satan, and Israel, the Little Satan, has continued ever since. “The regime has supported Shi’a terroris… Continue Reading


11.07.23

Republicans Work On Border Policy Solutions While Democrats Pitch Blue-State Bailouts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: “At a hearing last week, the Secretary of Homeland Security told our colleagues that, quote, ‘ensuring the safety of the American people is a national imperative and a government obligation.’ “Secretary Mayorkas is absolutely right about that. But for someone who understands so clearly the duty of his office, the Biden Administr… Continue Reading


11.06.23

Rising Violent Crime Includes Spike In Anti-Semitic Hate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding anti-Semitic violence: “While the United States and our allies face terrorist and authoritarian violence abroad, the American people continue to face waves of unchecked violence here at home. “Just last month, a member of our colleague Senator Britt’s staff was robbed at gunpoint right outside of her apartment building. Thankfully, this young woman was not… Continue Reading

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