Remarks

09.14.17

NDAA Will Authorize Resources, Capabilities And Benefits For Our Nation’s Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today Senators will keep working to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, the legislation that authorizes the resources, capabilities, pay, and benefits that our servicemembers rely on to be successful. "The operational missions and tasks ahead for our men and women in uniform are as profuse as they are challenging. T… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Senator Pete Domenici

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former colleague, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM): "It is with deep regret that I announce to the Senate the passing of our friend and colleague, Senator Pete Domenici. He had a long and notable career, one that took him from pitching on the baseball diamond to teaching mathematics at an Albuquerque junior high school, from city politics to the U.S. Senate. In fa… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Defense Bill Will Help Rebuild Our Military And Restore Combat Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation that comes before the Senate each year. It is, after all, the measure that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. It is always worth remember… Continue Reading


09.12.17

Senate Works Toward Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "This week, we'll work toward passing one of the most important bills we consider each year: the National Defense Authorization Act. This is the legislation that authorizes the resources, the capabilities, and the pay and benefits that our men and women in uniform need to perform their missions. This bill is always important, … Continue Reading


09.11.17

McConnell on September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, Hurricane Irma and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, we opened the Senate with a moment of silence. We remember all those lost 16 years ago, on September 11th, 2001 - a day that changed our nation in profound ways. It wrenched our hearts with grief. It opened our eyes to cruel threats from afa… Continue Reading


09.07.17

McConnell: Let’s Work Together to Provide Needed Hurricane Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to address national critical needs: "At the outset of this week, I outlined three issues we needed to address immediately: provide resources for Hurricane Harvey recovery and Hurricane Irma preparedness, ensure that the government remains funded, and ensure that a default is prevented - so that the emergency resources I mentioned can actually get to Americans who… Continue Reading


09.06.17

McConnell: The Need for Certainty Now is Incredibly Important

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda items: "As I said yesterday, Congress has a number of pressing issues to address in the coming days. "There are three critically important things before us that need be done very quickly: pass disaster relief legislation to allow us to rebuild from Harvey and prepare for future disasters like Irma, prevent a default so that those emergency resou… Continue Reading


09.05.17

McConnell Lays Out Senate’s September Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda items: "I want to begin by extending the Senate's heartfelt sympathies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We've seen the devastation across Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We know the recovery will not be easy nor will it be quick. We also understand the federal government's important role in assisting impacted communities. "Last week,… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Senate Continues Work To Help Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding our nation's veterans and the remaining items on the Senate agenda: "Earlier this week, I set out a number of items for the Senate to get done this work period - both in terms of nominees and in terms of legislation. "First, on nominees. We had to confirm an FBI Director. We have. We needed to make progress on a number of other nominations that have been held up … Continue Reading


08.02.17

Work Continues On Nominations, FDA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the nominee confirmation process and FDA user fees legislation: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has more work ahead this legislative period, including passing the FDA user fees legislation and confirming a number of nominees. We've made important progress already and, just last night, we passed the critical Veterans Choice legislation. That bill, which is now on … Continue Reading


08.02.17

The American People Deserve A Tax System That Works For Them Instead Of Against Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for tax reform: "During the eight years of the Obama Administration, our economy failed to live up to its full potential. Meager growth rates. Wages that failed to keep pace. A decline in opportunities. Middle-class families were hurting, and they needed policies that would allow the economy to grow again - unfortunately, the last administration often gav… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Veterans, FDA, Nominations On Tap For Remainder Of Work Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's upcoming agenda: "As I said yesterday, the Senate has a number of nominations to consider in the coming days. Yesterday, we voted to advance a well-qualified judicial nominee to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Soon, we will consider one of the president's nominations for the National Labor Relations Board. "And we obviously need to c… Continue Reading


07.31.17

Newsom ‘Will Be An Excellent Addition’ To The Eleventh Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee to serve as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin Newsom of Alabama: "This week, the Senate will continue considering a number of nominations, beginning with Kevin Newsom of Alabama to serve as judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Newsom has earned bipartisan support, having been voted out of the Judiciary Committee 18-2. As … Continue Reading


07.28.17

McConnell Statement On Obamacare Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. We thought they deserved better. It's why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed l… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Health Care Freedom Act: "The legislation I just laid down is called the Health Care Freedom Act, and it restores freedom to Americans that Obamacare took away. It does so in a number of ways. "First, the Health Care Freedom Act repeals the core pillars of Obamacare. It eliminates the so-called individual mandate that forces many Americans to buy Obamacare in… Continue Reading


07.27.17

McConnell: We’ve Made Important Progress Already, We Can Build On It Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Americans have been hurting under Obamacare. Senators took a big step toward moving beyond its failures with the motion to proceed vote earlier this week. It allowed the Senate to proceed with this important debate. It allowed the Senate to work through an open amendment process. "Senators have consid… Continue Reading


07.26.17

‘Moving Beyond The Failures Of Obamacare Is The Right Thing To Do’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "The Senate took a critical step yesterday afternoon to finally leave the failed experiment of Obamacare in the past. It marks an important moment for our country. It signals a positive development for the countless Americans who continue to suffer under Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and diminished opt… Continue Reading


07.25.17

‘We Can’t Let This Moment Slip By’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said costs would go down. Costs skyrocketed. They said choice would go up. Choice plummeted. Now, Obamacare's years-long lurch toward total collapse is nearing a seemingly inevitable conclusion - and it will hurt even more Americans on t… Continue Reading


07.25.17

An Important First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "I'd like to start this morning with a few words about our friend and colleague from Arizona, Senator McCain, who we'll welcome back today. As I noted last week, Senator McCain is a fighter. That's evidenced by his remarkable life of public service, just as it's again evidenced by his quick return to the Senate thi… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Senate To Proceed To Obamacare Repeal Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced Obamacare on the American people. It was supposed to lower health costs. They skyrocketed. It was supposed to provide more health options. They plummeted. At Obamacare's launch, millions lost the health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. In the years since, Americ… Continue Reading

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