Remarks

07.23.19

McConnell on Democracy and Autonomy in Hong Kong: “The World Is Watching”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law: "In recent weeks I've spoken about our nation's renewed competition with other great powers such as Russia and China. Despite decades of efforts to welcome these nations into a peaceful, prosperous, and fair international system, we are constantly reminded that these nations have their own designs on the future… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Senate to Pass September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund bill: "In the meantime, this body has other significant business to complete for the American people. Most immediately, in just a few hours, we'll be confirming a new Secretary of Defense. The vote to advance Dr. Mark Esper's nomination yesterday afternoon came in at 85 to 6. That's precisely the kind of overwhelming bipa… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Provide Necessary Funding to Rebuild and Modernize Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Yesterday, the administration informed congressional leaders that Secretary Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney, and Acting OMB Director Vought had reached a deal with Speaker Pelosi to prevent a government funding crisis and deliver on President Trump'… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Mark Esper: A Well-Prepared Nominee for a Post of Vital Importance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "The Senate's first order of business this week will be confirming a thoroughly well-prepared nominee to a post of vital national importance. Later today, we'll vote to advance the nomination of Dr. Mark Esper to serve Secretary of Defense. Tomorrow, we'll vote on his confirmation. "When Dr. Esper was nomin… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Far-Left Agenda Would Harm Vulnerable Communities Just As Republican Agenda Is Helping Them Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Earlier this week, I spoke about the economic pain that many Americans felt under the last administration's left-wing policies -- and all the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have done to turn the page. Today, we see the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 y… Continue Reading


07.18.19

McConnell: House Should Pass Senate’s Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Stand Against Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding pending House action on the Senate-passed, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act (S.1): "This week, the Senate has attended to one of this body's unique responsibilities relating to foreign affairs: The ratification of treaties. We've ratified bilateral tax agreements with four trading partners: Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Luxembourg. Measures … Continue Reading


07.17.19

Important Tax Treaties Would Eliminate Unfair Competitive Disadvantage for American Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the ratification of important tax treaties: "The Senate's in the midst of considering bilateral tax treaties with Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Luxembourg. If yesterday's overwhelming votes on the first protocol are any indication, all four will be ratified with huge bipartisan margins by the end of the day- and American businesses and workers in all 50 states w… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper: A Man of Honor and Integrity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "Yesterday, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Dr. Mark Esper, the Senate-confirmed Secretary of the Army and President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. They examined his extensive record of military and public service and discussed the variety of challenges the… Continue Reading


07.17.19

McConnell on the Passing of Justice John Paul Stevens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens: "First, this morning, the Senate recognizes the death of a distinguished American. We received word last night that the remarkable life of former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens had come to a close at the age of 99. Justice Stevens served for 34 years on the nation's highest court.… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Fairer Treatment for American Job Creators, More Enticement for Foreign Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the ratification of important tax treaties: "Speaking of economic growth and development, the Senate will soon turn our attention to a number of bilateral tax treaties with important U.S. trading partners. We have these kinds of agreements in place to reduce tax evasion, tax avoidance, and unfair double taxation of U.S. citizens and businesses who also conduct bu… Continue Reading


07.16.19

A Pro-Worker, Pro-Family, Pro-Opportunity Economic Moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Economic data continue to confirm what we've been hearing from American workers and job creators for two years now: This is a pro-worker, pro-family, pro-opportunity economic moment. Hardly a day goes by without new headlines highlighting the new prosperity in communiti… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Nominations, Ratification of Important Tax Treaties 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 this week's agenda: "The Senate is getting started on another busy week in which we'll complete more important business for the American people. We will confirm a number of well-qualified nominees as well as a number of treaties that pertain to international commerce and keeping our economy strong. "First, the nominations. Later this afternoon, we'll build on tw… Continue Reading


07.11.19

More Well-Qualified Nominees Confirmed with Bipartisan Support in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "All week, the Senate has continued our productivity in overcoming partisan opposition and confirming the president's well-qualified nominees for important offices. We've confirmed the newest judge on the Ninth Circuit. And yesterday we confirmed three district judges by overwhelming bipartisan m… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Important Work Continues to Keep Our Elections Secure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the importance of election security: "Yesterday, the entire Senate had the opportunity to meet in classified session for a briefing on election security. We heard from the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI Director, the Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and other key administration officials about our recent progress and ongoing wor… Continue Reading


07.10.19

McConnell: Preserving and Protecting Our Elections is a Crucial Task

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Later today, all senators will have the opportunity to receive a classified briefing on an issue of huge national importance: The security and integrity of our elections. It's fitting that today's session be one bipartisan, all-member briefing. Because while it's a cliche to say that certain priorities ought to be above partisan squabbling, I k… Continue Reading


07.09.19

More Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, New Investment Thanks to Republican Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Fourth of July celebrations weren't the only thing for American families to smile about last week. We received even more positive news about the strong U.S. economy that American workers and job creators are building with a big assist from Republican policies. More than … Continue Reading


07.09.19

Senate Continues to Make Headway in the Personnel Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate is continuing to make headway in the personnel business. This week we are confirming a number of President Trump's thoroughly qualified nominees to important vacancies in the federal courts and in the administration. As I've said, it's unfortunate for this institution that our Democrat… Continue Reading


07.08.19

Senate Will Continue to Confirm Highly-Qualified Nominees for Important Federal Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week the Senate will continue to make headway and confirm the president's highly-qualified nominees for important federal offices. We'll begin by considering Daniel Bress who has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Bress is a graduate of Harvard Co… Continue Reading


07.08.19

A Proud National Legacy of Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's 243rd Independence Day and congratulating the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team on their World Cup win yesterday: "I hope all of our colleagues had a productive state work period and an enjoyable Fourth of July. On Thursday, hundreds of millions of proud Americans joined together all across our country - in town squares, parks, and backyards - to co-h… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate to Pass Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act and the growing threat of Iranian aggression: "Later today, the Senate will vote to fulfill a solemn responsibility. For a 59th consecutive year, we'll pass the National Defense Authorization Act. I hope and expect we'll do it by a wide, bipartisan margin. It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this legislation … Continue Reading

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