Remarks

11.01.17

'Our Fellow Americans In New York’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in Manhattan: "Yesterday's attack in Manhattan was sickening, twisted, and heartbreaking. The suspect appears to have been inspired by ISIL. We know that in the days ahead our intelligence community will make every effort to learn more about him, and whether he had any connection to this terror group and its hateful ideology. "But… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Professor Amy Barrett Will Be An Asset To Our Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Amy Barrett: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Professor Amy Barrett, President Trump's impressive nominee to be a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the first of four strong nominees to our nation's circuit courts that the Senate will confirm this week. Professor B… Continue Reading


10.31.17

McConnell Requests GAO Report Targeting Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's opioid crisis and a report he requested from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) about federal response to opioid use disorders: "The opioid crisis is hurting communities across our country. Its challenges are complex. Its causes are many. As I said last week, no single bill or program is going to solve the crisis on its own. Only a sustained, commit… Continue Reading


10.30.17

Senate To Confirm Four Circuit Court Nominees This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the four well-qualified circuit court nominations on the Senate floor this week: "For the past eight years, we had a president who selected nominees for our nation's judiciary based upon what became known as the 'empathy standard' - an ideological litmus test designed to find judicial nominees who would favor certain groups or individuals over others. That's a great standard… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Senate To Consider Four Circuit Court Nominees Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor after filing cloture on four more well-qualified circuit court nominees: "In my opening remarks today, I commended President Trump once again for the many outstanding judicial nominations he has made - and I reiterated the Senate's determination once more to continue confirming them, regardless of the often-mindless partisan obstruction we've being seeing across the aisle. This poin… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Devastation From Opioid Abuse Is A Painful Reality For Families Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's opioid crisis: "For families in Kentucky and across the nation, the devastation of opioid abuse can be a constant and painful reality. Communities are forced to endure grief, worry and loss. A recent report showed that my home state suffered more than 1,400 fatalities as a result of drug overdoses last year alone. "Despite the troubling statistics, however, the… Continue Reading


10.26.17

‘We Will Confirm These Nominees. You Can Count On It.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president's judicial nominees: "This Senate is continuing to move forward on the outstanding judicial nominations made by President Trump. Many of the well-qualified men and women the president has nominated enjoy substantial bipartisan support. "Unfortunately, Senate Democrats have decided to continue wasting the Senate's time with pointless obs… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Filipino Veterans of WWII

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring Filipino veterans who fought in World War II. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "Today we gather to salute the Filipino people, to pay tribute to extraordinary bravery and sacrifice in the Second World War, to celebrate bonds of friendship and culture that e… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Tax Reform Will Bring Economic Growth, Tax Relief And Jobs To Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "Senate Republicans had a productive discussion with President Trump yesterday about our shared agenda. We were particularly focused on how to bring tax relief, economic growth, and jobs to the middle class through tax reform. "It's clear that we share a lot of the same goals. It's clear that we are united in the effort to take more money out of Washington's poc… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Democrat Obstruction on Nominations ‘Has Got To Stop’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president's judicial nominees: "I'd like to again commend President Trump for the outstanding judicial nominees he's sent us this year. So far, every nominee we've brought to the floor has been confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate. "In some cases, those majority votes have been bipartisan and massive. Like 95 to 1. Like 97 to 0. And yet, al… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell Statement Following Conference Lunch With President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks regarding President Trump's attendance at today's Senate Republican Policy Committee lunch: "As you know, we had the president at lunch today and he went over all of the items that the administration has been working on. Much of which-- I agree with him-- the administration hasn't gotten nearly enough credit for. But I would highlight several things that I think will be front and center going down the … Continue Reading


10.24.17

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Jeff Flake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jeff Flake's announcement that he will retire at the end of this Senate term: "I'm grateful that the Senator from Arizona will be here for another year and a half. We have big things to try to accomplish for the American people. From my perspective, the Senator from Arizona has been a great team player - always trying to get a constructive outcome no matter what … Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Working Hard To Confirm More Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the judicial nominations of Scott Palk for the Western District of Oklahoma and Trevor McFadden for the District of Columbia: "Now, on one final matter, in addition to our important legislative priorities, the Senate is also working hard to confirm the president's excellent judicial nominees. Last night I filed cloture on two nominees for U.S. District Courts. "Scott Palk h… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell on Tax Reform: The American People Are Counting on Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's supplemental funding request and the need for tax reform: "Today, the Senate will pass an important measure to provide relief for communities struggling to rebuild after the natural disasters that have affected many different parts of our country. Soon, this emergency funding legislation will be on its way to the president for his signature. "With… Continue Reading


10.23.17

Supplemental Funding Request Critical To Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and the administration's supplemental funding request: "Last week, the Senate took an important step for the fiscal and economic future of our country with passage of the budget for fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive, responsible budget we passed marks out a clear vision for the future. It will put the federal government on a path … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Passing Budget Is First Step Toward Relief And Jobs For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate is taking the next critical step in passing the comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget before us. It's pretty obvious that this is a good budget -- and that's true whether you're looking at it from a fiscal perspective or an economic one. "Take the fiscal side first. It reins in government spending. It protects… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Americans Deserve An Economy That Reaches Its Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "It goes without saying that the Obama years were not easy for America's middle class. Many of the men and women we represent felt forgotten over the last decade. They found themselves stuck in a stumbling economy without the opportunity to get ahead, looking on as paychecks stagnated, jobs moved overseas, and government spent … Continue Reading


10.17.17

Budget Will Rein In Federal Spending And Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate, as I said yesterday, has a full schedule of work before it this fall. It's what the president, vice president, and I discussed at our working lunch down at the White House yesterday. This week, the Senate is advancing one of the most important items on our agenda with consideration of the comprehensive budget for F… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Budget, Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's fall agenda: "As I discussed with the president and vice president at our working lunch today, the Senate has a full schedule of important work ahead of us. The Senate's fall agenda includes confirming more nominees to the judiciary, administration and other important positions, and later today we will resume consideration of another nominee - Callista Gingrich,… Continue Reading

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