Remarks

06.26.17

Senate Health Care Plan Will Provide Better Care For Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the 'Affordable Care Act.' It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums - but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exc… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Americans Deserve Better Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care discussion draft: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said it would lower costs. It didn't. From 2013 to 2017, premiums have on average doubled in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange. Next year, Obamacare premiums will go up across the country again - potentially by as much as 43 perc… Continue Reading


06.21.17

McConnell: Free Speech Is Crucial To Who We Are As Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the importance of free speech and the threats it faces in our nation today: "Today I want to touch on a topic, as I announced recently, that I will continue to address regularly here on the Senate floor: the right of free speech. This fundamental right is one of our most cherished. It forms the beating heart of our democracy. It sits at the core of our civic ident… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Obamacare Has Continued To Hurt The People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "In the many years since Obamacare was imposed on the American people, it has continued to hurt the people we represent - over, and over, and over again. Higher costs. Fewer choices. Pain and heartbreak for the middle class. We've watched Obamacare unravel before our very eyes wi… Continue Reading


06.20.17

McConnell On Obamacare: We Have To Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "We've been debating Obamacare's failures and what to do about them for so many years now. We've heard so many distressed stories from constituents who've been hurt by Obamacare. Thankfully, the Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this failed law. As I said yester… Continue Reading


06.19.17

Despite Obamacare’s Failures, Democrats Are Still Trying To Prevent Congress From Acting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "I remember well seven years ago, Senator Reid was the Majority Leader. We were called into session the Monday after Thanksgiving and we stayed here seven days a week until Christmas Eve. So why did we stay in session seven days a week from the Monday after Thanksgiving until Chr… Continue Reading


06.19.17

We Can and Must Do Better Than Obamacare’s Status Quo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "What has happened in the years since Obamacare was imposed on our country? Year after year, it drove up costs. Year after year, it drove down choice. Year after year, it continued to unravel before our very eyes. It's a trend that continues today - and one that will only get… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Gratitude, Prayers to the Victims of Yesterday’s Horrific Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that occurred yesterday at a practice for the Congressional charity baseball game in Alexandria, VA: "This morning, the Senate continues to send its prayers to all the victims of yesterday's horrific shooting. We know our House colleagues are all thinking about their colleague, Majority Whip Scalise, in particular. It's been an immensely difficult 24 … Continue Reading


06.15.17

Senate to Pass New Sanctions Holding Iran, Russia Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill and the Russia amendment: "The Senate today will take a final vote on the bipartisan first step to hold Iran and Russia accountable. This follows overwhelmingly bipartisan action yesterday to approve the Russia sanctions amendment, an effort that would not have been possible without the good work of our Foreign Relations Chairman, Senator … Continue Reading


06.14.17

Leader McConnell on the Shooting in Alexandria, VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that occurred this morning in Alexandria, VA at a practice for a charity baseball game: "I know the entire Senate will join me in echoing the sentiments of the president this morning. We are deeply saddened. We are concerned for all those injured. We will keep them in our prayers, we will continue to send them every wish for a quick and full recove… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Iran Sanctions More Important Than Ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Yesterday, the Republican Senate took another step to advance key sanctions legislation to hold Iran accountable. The Iranians are pursuing a regional strategy intent on empowering Shia militias, Hezbollah, their Houthi proxies and other groups. After years of the Obama Administration's willingness to ignore Iran's malign activities and… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Our Economy Needs Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pro-growth tax reform: "After eight years of sluggish economic growth under the Obama Administration, I was pleased to see some positive numbers out of last month's jobs report. And now, following so many years of failed left-wing policies that held Americans back, a new administration and a pro-growth Congress have been working together to move our economy and jo… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Our Veterans Deserve the Care They Were Promised

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017: "The House of Representatives will vote later today on the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which would give the Department of Veterans Affairs more of the tools it needs to hold bad actors accountable. Last week, the Senate passed this bipartisan legislation by voice vote… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Working To Bring Relief From Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Senate Democrats and the Obama Administration forced Obamacare on the American people. But Obamacare never lived up to what Democrats promised. From rising costs to shrinking choices and collapsing markets, the problems associated with Obamacare grew across the count… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we'll take another vote today to proceed to the bill. I want to thank the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees, Chairman Corker and Chairman Crapo, for their efforts to craft a… Continue Reading


06.09.17

McConnell Defends Free Speech in Address to Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference today. The following are Senator McConnell's remarks as prepared for delivery: "It's great to see everyone again. What a difference a year makes. When I spoke to you last year, it was about the things we were working to get done under a president of a different political party. I'm proud of what we accomplished then, but I'm even more excited about what we can… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Obamacare Has Had Disastrous Impacts Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Just this week, Ohioans learned that a major insurer will exit their state's Obamacare exchanges next year, leaving thousands in at least 18 counties without a single option in the marketplace. The state's Insurance Department cites Obamacare as the reason behind this troubling news, saying, 'Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Ohio h… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Holding Iran Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: "Yesterday, Senators voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, 91 to 8, to advance critical legislation granting the administration more of the policy tools it needs to hold Iran accountable for its actions. We must now keep working toward final passage. This bill makes clear that Congress recognizes that Iran's aggressive behavior and… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Improvements to Our Nation’s Infrastructure Will Better Serve Americans, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding our nation's infrastructure and the president's plans for improvements: "Later today, President Trump will visit Cincinnati to discuss the importance of our nation's inland waterways. Kentucky is home to over 1,900 miles of navigable inland waterways, which, in addition to adding majestic beauty to my state, are also vital to thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Senate to Advance Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran Sanctions legislation: "Senators today will have an opportunity to advance important, bipartisan Iran sanctions legislation. As we consider this bill we anticipate that amendments addressing Russia sanctions are likely to be offered. I am encouraged that the Chairmen of the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees, Senator Corker and Senator Crapo, have alre… Continue Reading

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