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01.01.21

McConnell Praises NDAA and Historic COVID-19 Relief That is Coming Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "First, I want to wish all my fellow Senators and our staff colleagues here in the Capitol a happy and healthy New Year. "In particular, I'd like to extend our gratitude to the Capitol Police, the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms, and the many other staff who have gone above and beyond to help us atte… Continue Reading


12.31.20

McConnell Supports NDAA, Opposes Pelosi Plan for “Socialism for Rich People”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, the Senate was finally able to proceed to this year's National Defense Authorization Act. "A few of our Democratic colleagues have pulled out all the stops to hold back this crucial bill. But last night, a big, bipartisan majority of 80 Senators voted to proceed. "There should be nothing controversial about giving our b… Continue Reading


12.30.20

“We’re Going to Continue Delivering on the Needs of Our Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Today, the Senate was supposed to finish legislation securing critical tools, training, and support for America's armed forces. "But the junior Senator for Vermont had other ideas. "Remember, Senator Sanders spent this past summer literally trying to defund our military. Not my words, but the title of a piece he published: "Defund… Continue Reading


12.29.20

McConnell on NDAA: “I Urge My Colleagues to Support This Legislation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA and COVID-19 relief: "Congress has returned to work this week to enact the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act into law. "Yesterday, a bipartisan supermajority in the House voted to reapprove the conference report of this must-pass legislation. Today, the Senate will set up a final vote for tomorrow - Wednesday - for this chamber to follow su… Continue Reading


12.11.20

Democrats Blocking COVID Aid over Slush Funds for States Awash in Revenue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding floor business and COVID-19 relief: "The Senate needs to pass a stopgap funding measure today to prevent a lapse while the bipartisan, bicameral efforts close in on a full-year funding bill. "And we need to advance what will be the 60th annual defense authorization bill. "This year's NDAA will cement the historic steps that Congress and the Trump Administra… Continue Reading


12.10.20

McConnell on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA: "Yesterday, we began moving the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act toward the floor. "For the information of all Senators, we should expect the potential for a late night tonight and the possibility of votes tomorrow. "Back in July, the Senate passed our version of this crucial annual bill. Now our colleagues on the conference… Continue Reading


11.17.20

McConnell on Important Legislative Priorities before the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: "There is significant outstanding business that Congress needs to complete before the end of the year. "My Republican colleagues and I have stated over and over that we still want to pass more coronavirus relief for the American people. Senate Republicans have voted multiple times to send hundreds of billions of dollars for schools, sma… Continue Reading


11.09.20

McConnell Celebrates Vaccine Developments and Falling Unemployment Rate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business: "The last several days have brought huge good news in our fight to beat this terrible virus. "This morning, one drug manufacturer announced that ongoing trials suggest their candidate for a COVID-19 vaccine may be more than 90% effective. "This is a huge testament to the ingenuity of the American private sector and their global partners, an… Continue Reading


07.22.20

McConnell Calls Out Democratic Attempt to Decimate Funding for the National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "This week, the Senate will pass the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. "Every year, this legislation lets the Senate make our top priorities for protecting our homeland, our allies, and our global interests into law. And certainly, the recent behavior of our adversaries the world over shows why this task … Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell: “I’ll Be Proud to Vote to Advance and Pass the NDAA”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "This week, the Senate will complete two other important pieces of the people's business. First, we'll confirm the president's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget. And then, we'll finish and pass the annual National Defense Authorization Act for a 60th consecutive time. "As COVID-19 captured our nation's… Continue Reading


07.02.20

McConnell Highlights NDAA Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate continues to consider the National Defense Authorization Act. "I understand we are close to a bipartisan structure for amendments, and if our Democratic colleagues will let us, I hope we can move forward today. "All week, I've discussed how this 60th consecutive NDAA will help our nation protect its people… Continue Reading


07.01.20

NDAA Will Strengthen America in a Dangerous World

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate has indeed turned to what will be the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. And if you look at world news, it would appear we've done so not a moment too soon. "After months of threats, President Xi and the Chinese Communist Party finally delivered the punch in the mouth to the city of Hong Kong t… Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell on NDAA: Our Men and Women in Uniform Deserve the Best

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "As I've said for weeks, our domestic challenges cannot take Congress's eye off the ball of world affairs. "So, as the Senate has passed other major bills, and Senate Republicans tried to advance police reform until Democrats blocked us, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have worked hard to assemble the ne… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell Calls for Bipartisan Floor Process on NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "On Thursday, I noted that in recent weeks, the Air Force has scrambled jets to intercept intrusions by Russian military aircraft near U.S. airspace in Alaska. "Well, on Saturday, it happened again. According to the Defense Department, Russian reconnaissance planes entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone and… Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Urges Cooperation on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "The Senate does not have the luxury of letting these disagreements prevent needed bipartisan progress on other fronts. "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Spring Break in human history, the Senate has been conducting the people's business alone. "We've confirmed nominees. We've conducted critic… Continue Reading


06.03.20

The Senate is Here and Working for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Our nation is caught within a number of grave problems at the same time. "This week, in cities across America, the pain of racial injustice has been compounded by violent riots that have drowned out peaceful protests and hurt innocent people. "Millions of working families continue to face the historic economic fallout from the coronavi… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Government Funding Legislation Has Big Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'In the meantime, the Senate is busy completing the legislation that our country needs. 'Yesterday, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report and put it on President Trump's desk. Thanks to the diligence of Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed, this critical legislation to support our armed forces will become law for a 59th con… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell Celebrates Bipartisan NDAA & Bicameral Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'There remains a great deal of outstanding legislation the Senate must complete for the American people before we adjourn for the holidays. 'I was glad to see yesterday's overwhelming bipartisan vote to advance the conference report to the 59th consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate voted to move this critical legi… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic… Continue Reading

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