Remarks

02.08.22

Basic Requirements for Bipartisan Government Funding Have Been Clear for Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives introduced legislation to keep the federal government open and funded through mid-March. "Avoiding a government shutdown in the near term is an obvious, commonsense step. But our military commanders and their civilian bosses badly need our country to escape the hamster wheel of chronic continuing… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Liberal Obsession With Closing Guantanamo Collides With Reality of Fighting Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on terror: "Last week, the U.S. military took another top terrorist leader off the battlefield. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had been ISIS's top militant since 2019 when American special operators introduced his predecessor to a similar fate. "I'm proud of our special operations personnel who took on this dangerous operation. And President Bi… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Inflation Is Turning Americans’ Pay Raises Into Big Pay Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "The Biden Administration spent the end of last week boasting that our economy added back more jobs in January than some economists had predicted. "But American families aren't buying their spin. The working men and women of this country know painfully well that the Biden Administration's economy is failing them. "One typical recent survey show… Continue Reading


02.07.22

McConnell Welcomes Chancellor Scholz and Urges More German Support for NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: "Today, President Biden will welcome Olaf Scholz, the new German chancellor, to his first visit to Washington since taking office. "Germany is a crucial ally of the United States. Tens of thousands of U.S. servicemembers reside in Germany, contributing to the collective security of the NATO alliance. According to the State Department, bilateral trade… Continue Reading


02.07.22

House Democrats’ Unserious Answer to Bipartisan Senate Bill Focused on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "This year's Winter Olympics are officially underway on the home turf of the Chinese Communist Party. "Of course, Americans are rooting hard for our outstanding Team U.S.A. athletes. "But this year's setting has also trained spotlights worldwide on the abuse and repression the CCP inflicts on its own people - and aspires to inflict on much of the w… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Americans Can’t Afford a Central Banker Who Wants to Bend the Rules, Bankrupt Industries, and Kill American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Reserve: "This morning, the Banking Committee is examining three of President Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. "The Fed is one of the most consequential institutions in America. Its decisions have massive ramifications for our citizens and for the world economy. "At the same time, since its independence is paramount,… Continue Reading


02.02.22

McConnell Remarks on Sen. Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Luján: "First, the entire Senate is praying for and pulling for our colleague Senator Luján. We learned yesterday that our colleague suffered a stroke late last week and has been hospitalized in New Mexico as he recovers. "It was encouraging to read that our friend and colleague is expected to make a full recovery. I know that all 99 … Continue Reading


02.02.22

The U.S. and Our Allies Must Take These Steps Now to Support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Russia: "Today, more than 100,000 Russian troops are holding positions along Ukraine's eastern borders. More have been deployed to Belarus to threaten Ukraine from the north. For the second time in a decade, Vladimir Putin's campaign to forcibly redraw the map of the European continent is on the verge of a massive escalation. "For those of us who remember … Continue Reading


02.02.22

Given Current COVID Facts and Science, “It Is Time for the State of Emergency to Wind Down”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "This week marks two years since the federal government first declared the new coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency. "I don't need to recount the staggering number of lives lost or the terrible upheaval throughout society that our citizens have had to endure. "Two years in, it is time for leaders at all levels of our society to take a … Continue Reading


02.01.22

McConnell: Biden Administration Must Maintain our Commitment to Democracy in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Today marks the one year since the people of Burma yet again had their future hijacked by a military coup. "Since this time last year, the Tatmadaw has tried to achieve through open repression and violence what it long sought to achieve from the shadows. They want to derail Burma's democracy. "The ruling generals now have the blood of thousands of… Continue Reading


02.01.22

Soaring Inflation Is a Direct, Predictable Result of Democrats’ Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. economy: "Working Americans and their families are being hammered by the worst inflation in 40 years. And Washington Democrats own it. "Sometimes it can be difficult to directly connect Washington policies to the downstream effects on families. Sometimes it can be tricky to identify cause and effect. "Not this time. Not in this case. The pain tha… Continue Reading


01.31.22

McConnell Floor Remarks on Justice Breyer’s Announced Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Justice Breyer's announced retirement: "Last week, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he plans to retire from the Supreme Court at the conclusion of this term. "Justice Breyer deserves our country's hearty congratulations. By this summer, he will have dedicated more than four decades of service to the federal judiciary, including 28 years on our highest Cour… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Working Americans Need Better Than Democrats’ Distractions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' distractions: "Senators spent last week in our home states. We got to hear firsthand updates about the real issues facing the real families we represent. "I was especially glad to return to Western Kentucky to keep working on our recovery from the catastrophic tornadoes that hammered our state in mid-December. "Kentuckians are tough. We're resi… Continue Reading


01.20.22

McConnell Welcomes Kentuckians and All Americans Marching for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding March for Life: "Tomorrow, our nation's capital will once again host many thousands of Americans gathering peacefully to support the most basic human right - the right to life. "For 49 years, the March for Life has united people from diverse backgrounds, different faiths, and all 50 states. They celebrate the dignity of human life and confront the ways our… Continue Reading


01.20.22

McConnell Remarks on Ukraine, Russia, and the Biden Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "President Biden also campaigned on strengthening America's partnerships and renewing our global leadership. Well, how has this Administration performed? "The Administration that campaigned on restoring alliances abandoned a coalition of loyal partners with its disastrous and fatal retreat from Afghanistan. "The Biden Administration green-… Continue Reading


01.20.22

365 Days of Bad Policies and Broken Promises

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 first year in office: "Today marks exactly one year since President Biden became our 46th president. "This all-Democrat government has had 365 days to start delivering on their core promises. "What were some of those promises, in their own words? "'Crushing the virus.' 'Strengthen[ing] our alliances.' And above all else, 'lower[ing] the… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Nearly Every Democrat Tried to “Shatter the Soul of the Senate for Short-Term Power”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Well, I think we can all agree on one thing. It's been a long day. Almost everybody's had something to say. The reason for that is this is an important day in the history of the Senate. It could be argued this is the most important day in the history of the Senate, as an institution. "This very day that we are just wrap… Continue Reading


01.19.22

“Just the Kind of Shortsighted Power Grab this Body Was Built to Stop”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "The Democratic Party has had control of Washington for exactly 364 days. "Tomorrow will mark exactly one year since President Biden was inaugurated on the West Front and promised to 'unit[e] our people,' 'lower the temperature,' and 'brin[g] America together.' "But today, that President and his party will try to use fe… Continue Reading


01.18.22

Democrats Pause Attacking Senate’s 60-Vote Threshold Long Enough to Block Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' radical Senate takeover: "Late last week, our Democratic colleagues briefly paused their quest to destroy the Senate's 60-vote threshold - just long enough to use the 60-vote threshold themselves to block a bill. "Republicans supported sanctioning the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will give Russia even more leverage to bully Europe. But most of ou… Continue Reading


01.13.22

U.S. Must Act With Urgency and Seriousness to Deter Russian 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: "Finally, beyond our shores, there remains no shortage of forces who wish harm on America and our interests. "Senators will vote today on a measure to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2. "We can send a strong warning to Putin that he won't be allowed to use energy as a weapon. We can signal strong support for Eastern and Central European… Continue Reading

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