Remarks

07.11.23

U.S., NATO Allies Must Commit to Strengthening Collective Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: “Right now, President Biden and other NATO leaders are convening in Vilnius, Lithuania. The way I see it, there are four key objectives for this summit: “Securing more Western support for Ukraine. Improving NATO’s own military capabilities. Strengthening collective resolve against the primary threats posed by China, Russia, an… Continue Reading


07.11.23

McConnell: Racial Discrimination Has No Place In College Admissions

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: “As I explained yesterday, an ideologically independent Supreme Court concluded its most recent term with a series of landmark rulings reaffirming fundamental constitutional principles. “I’d like to speak briefly today about one such example: the court’s 6-3 decisions striking down race-based preference in h… Continue Reading


07.10.23

Blue Grass Army Depot Marks Milestone; Destroys Remaining US Chemical Weapons

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Blue Grass Army Depot and the U.S. commitment to the global prohibition of chemical weaponry: “Over 25 years ago, America made a noble and necessary commitment – never again to deploy or produce chemical weapons and to destroy our remaining stockpiles. “Blue Grass Army Depot in my home state of Kentucky has been home to the… Continue Reading


07.10.23

Supreme Court Confounds Democrats’ Partisan Expectations

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: “Last month, the Supreme Court wrapped up its productive term by deciding some especially consequential decisions in favor of equal protection and executive restraint. “In response, Washington Democrats offered a fresh example of just how profoundly they misunderstand the Court and its role in our government. “Th… Continue Reading


06.21.23

America, Indo-Pacific Partners Must Continue To Invest In Robust Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “As I’ve discussed at length, America’s partners in the Indo-Pacific understand the link between Russian aggression in Europe and the threat of Chinese aggression closer to home. “Japan and Taiwan have devoted serious resources to Ukraine’s defense. But our friends are also wisely strengthening their o… Continue Reading


06.21.23

Washington Democrats’ Extreme Climate Agenda Hammers American Truckers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding emissions CRA: “Earlier this year, the Senate made use of the Congressional Review Act to push back on a particularly dangerous part of the Biden Administration’s radical approach to environmental policy. “Our colleague, the senior senator from Nebraska, put forward a resolution that would prevent the Administration from implementin… Continue Reading


06.20.23

Senate Democrats Continue To Advance President Biden’s Radical Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “Senate Democrats continue to dutifully advance the Biden Administration’s radical nominees. This week, the Senate will decide whether to give yet another left-wing lawyer a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. “Natasha Merle is an activist attorney with a penchant for staking out extreme and inflammatory position… Continue Reading


06.20.23

NDAA Is Essential To Deterring Chinese Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “Over the weekend, the Secretary of State traveled to Beijing and engaged senior Chinese officials, including Xi Jinping, in meetings intended to reduce between our countries. “Managing and reducing tensions with America’s adversaries is a typical responsibility for the Secretary of State. But this isn’t nec… Continue Reading


06.15.23

Biden Administration’s Student Loan Socialism Is a Raw Deal

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: “In the coming days, the Supreme Court will rule on President Biden’s plan to impose student loan socialism on millions of working families across America. “The Court’s decision will settle whether the President is allowed to use two-decade-old “emergency” authorities dating back to the earl… Continue Reading


06.15.23

New German Security Strategy is an Important Step Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “As I’ve discussed all week, war in Ukraine has forced some of America’s closest allies to sober up and start investing more seriously in their own defense. And Germany is Exhibit A. “Yesterday, Germany’s government released a comprehensive security strategy – another important step forward for a… Continue Reading


06.14.23

President Biden’s Nominees Too Radical For Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “The Biden Administration has been sending the Senate a dizzying list of radical and unqualified nominees to both the executive branch and the federal bench. “In several cases, the President’s picks have been so far outside the mainstream that this chamber’s Democrat majority hasn’t even been willing to conf… Continue Reading


06.14.23

McConnell: Ukraine’s Fight Fundamental To Deterring China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “As I’ve discussed repeatedly, Vladimir Putin’s brutal escalation in Ukraine has prompted America’s European allies to take their commitments to collective defense more seriously. “Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Russia’s authoritarian aggression has reinforced a reality our friends in… Continue Reading


06.13.23

Jared Bernstein Has a Long Record of Progressive Fantasies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “Since President Biden took office, consumer prices have risen more than 16 percent. “American families are paying 20 percent more to put food on the table than they did in January 2021. And 36 percent more on energy. “But over more than two years of Washington Democrats’ runaway inflation, President Biden’… Continue Reading


06.13.23

McConnell: U.S. and NATO Allies Must Stand Together Against Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “This week, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is in Washington at an important time for the trans-Atlantic alliance. The Secretary General deserves tremendous credit for his tireless efforts over nearly a decade at the helm. “He has helped major allies wake up to growing threats from ISIS, Putin’s Russia, and the… Continue Reading


06.12.23

McConnell Urges Senate to Reject Radical Biden Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “Last week, Senate Democrats backtracked on plans to confirm Dale Ho to the Southern District of New York. “Apparently, our colleagues didn’t yet have enough votes for the self-described ‘wild-eyed leftist’ President Biden would like to give a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. “I’ve tal… Continue Reading


06.12.23

Aid to Ukraine is an Investment in America’s Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: “Public reports indicate that the armed forces of Ukraine have begun their long-planned counteroffensive in earnest. Having blunted Putin’s unprovoked escalation last year, Ukraine is aiming to drive Russian forces back and out of occupied Ukrainian territory on multiple fronts. “Reaching this point in the conflict is of co… Continue Reading


06.08.23

McConnell Honors Departing Senior Advisor Andrew Quinn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Andrew Quinn: “I am very sorry to have to conclude my remarks today by bidding farewell to an integral member of my staff – my chief speechwriter and strategic communications director, Andy Quinn. “Five and a half years ago, Andy arrived in my office with one of the sharpest minds and sharpest pens in town. It has been my great good… Continue Reading


06.08.23

Congress Must Support American Farmers and Secure our Food Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky farmers: “As I outlined earlier this week, the Senate has a great deal of work to do to fulfill our most basic responsibilities: “Keeping America safe, keeping America fed, and keeping the lights on. “Our colleagues on the Appropriations Committee intend to fund the federal government through regular order. “The Arm… Continue Reading


06.07.23

Republicans Will Not Rubber-Stamp Radical Biden Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “For someone who campaigned as a moderate and promised to unify our country, President Biden has chosen to staff his Administration with a roster of alarmingly radical or unqualified personnel. “In recent weeks, the President’s nominees who have made the biggest headlines have been the ones so far outside the mainstream… Continue Reading


06.06.23

“Keeping America Safe, Keeping America Fed, and Keeping the Lights On”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and national defense: “Last week, the Senate passed an agreement that preserved America’s full faith and credit and began to rein in Democrats’ runaway spending. “But the Senate’s work is far from over. Today, with the threat of economic crisis behind us, it’s time for the Senate to focus its full a… Continue Reading

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