Remarks

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


06.06.17

Leader McConnell on Courtney Elwood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Courtney Elwood: "Today we will confirm Courtney Elwood, the nominee for General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. As Chairman Burr pointed out at her hearing, Mrs. Elwood has an impressive legal background. She graduated from Yale Law School before clerking under Chief Justice Wil… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Keeping Our Commitment To Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: "Like those who've called for relief from Obamacare, many Americans across the nation are counting on us to help ensure better quality health care for our veterans. This is a critical issue for each of us, no matter what state we hail from, no matter what party we represent. Our v… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Obamacare Is Clearly Failing To Live Up To Its Promises

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: "Every week, it seems we hear more news about the failures of Obamacare. For instance, two weeks ago, we learned that nearly 70,000 people in parts of Missouri and Kansas would lose their last insurance provider on the Obamacare exchanges in 2018 - from rural towns to Kansas City, these Americans are being left without options. Last w… Continue Reading


06.05.17

Senate Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan resolution that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem: "This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Six-Day War. Confronted by the massing of Arab Armies and the closing of the Tiran straits, Israel responded and, in a fight for survival, ultimately prevailed. As a result, the city of Jer… Continue Reading


06.05.17

McConnell: We Continue To Stand By The British People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place this past weekend in London: "Over the weekend, our friends and allies suffered yet another tragic loss as terrorists struck in London, claiming several innocent lives and injuring dozens more. Our steadfast allies, the British, have confronted terrorism for decades, and our friends have endured so much these past several months… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Judge Thapar of Kentucky Well-Qualified for Federal Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate voting to confirm Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: "Later today, Senators will vote to confirm Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit. "Judge Thapar will make an outstanding addition to the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit. He has a reputati… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Ensure Veterans Receive the Care They Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: "As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, we are reminded of the great sacrifice that so many men and women in uniform have made on our behalf through the years. The servicemembers whose memory we honor paid the ultimate price in defending our nation, our families, and our freedom.… Continue Reading


05.25.17

The Obamacare Status Quo is Unsustainable and Indefensible

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: "What has happened in the years since Democrats forced Obamacare on our country? Health choices plummeted downward, year after year after year. Health costs skyrocketed higher, year after year. And what have Democrats, who promised the opposite, done all these years since - all these years since, as Republicans repeatedly warned we h… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Obamacare Prices are Skyrocketing, Choices are Plummeting and the Marketplace is Collapsing

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: "A new report released last night from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed startling new numbers showing just how substantial premium increases have been under Obamacare. According to that report, average annual Obamacare premiums have increased by nearly $3,000 since 2013 - the year that most of the healthcare law's … Continue Reading


05.23.17

President’s Budget Prioritizes National Security, Veterans, Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's budget and tax reform: "As colleagues know, it's once again the time of year when Congress gets to work putting together the next budget. One of the initial steps in that process is typically for the president to send up a blueprint of his own, laying out his priorities as members continue to work through conversations here as well. "The preside… Continue Reading


05.23.17

McConnell Statement on Manchester Terror Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place in Manchester on Monday: "What we saw in Manchester last night almost defies description. It was, in the words of Prime Minister May, a 'callous terrorist attack' that stood out 'for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people, who should have been enjoying one of the … Continue Reading


05.22.17

Senate Continues Work to Confirm Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's action on executive nominees: "Last week, we confirmed two well-qualified nominees - Jeffrey Rosen as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Rachel Brand as Associate Attorney General - and today we'll have an opportunity to confirm another excellent nominee, Gov. Terry Branstad as the U.S. Ambassador to China. "While I'm pleased that the Senate is … Continue Reading


05.18.17

Obamacare Just Isn’t Working

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: "Too many Americans woke up this morning worried about the rising costs and limited options they've experienced under Obamacare. As they went to work, too many struggled with the reality that their Obamacare premiums could take an even larger bite out of their paycheck next year. This afternoon, as they pick up their kids, too many will… Continue Reading


05.18.17

McConnell Applauds FCC Action to Keep the Internet Open to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding expected action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin the rollback of a harmful, Obama-era net neutrality regulation: "I don't have to tell colleagues how important the Internet and other wireless technologies have been in our modern society. From the way students learn, to the way we do business, and even the way we as Senators keep in touch wi… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Rachel Brand Well-Qualified, Has Extensive Experience

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Rachel Brand, the nominee for Associate Attorney General: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation. Now, in just a couple of hours, we'll take a cloture vote to advance another well-qualified nominee, Rachel Brand, to serve as the Associate Attorney General. "Ms. Brand's impressive background includes experie… Continue Reading


05.17.17

McConnell: We Should Strive for a Tax Code that Works for American Families, Creates Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "As I outlined last week, during the Obama years the American people struggled with an economy that failed to meet its potential. The slowest recovery since World War II. The middle class losing its historic status as the majority in our country. Too many out of jobs and looking for work, too many giving up after years of fruitless searching, too man… Continue Reading

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