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12.16.20

McConnell Honors “Iconic” Kansas Statesman Chairman Pat Roberts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS): "It's both my honor and my unhappy duty to offer one more parting tribute to a distinguished Senator who will leave us at the end of the 116th Congress. "My good friend the senior Senator for Kansas, Pat Roberts, is preparing to close out the longest Congressional tenure the Sunflower State has ever seen. "When Pat arrived in Was… Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump & Congratulates President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump and President-Elect Biden: "Over the last four years, our country has benefitted from a presidential term filled with major accomplishments. "President Donald Trump has repeatedly surprised the skeptics, confounded his critics, and delivered significant policy victories that have strengthened our country. "Case in point: "Back in May, when … Continue Reading


12.10.20

McConnell Celebrates “Truly Exceptional” Senator Cory Gardner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO): "It's my honor today to pay tribute to a truly exceptional U.S. Senator. "Someone who arrived in this body with a full head of steam; a determination to cram as much service as possible into every day he got to wake up and serve his neighbors who sent him here. "Our good friend Cory Gardner, the junior Senator for Colorado, has bee… Continue Reading


12.08.20

McConnell Tribute to Departing Colleague Chairman Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): "My colleagues here in the United States Senate are, to put it mildly, an impressive bunch. "That always makes it a challenge to pay adequate tribute when one leaves our ranks. "But even by the high standards of this place, the course charted by the Senator whom I have to send off this morning stands out. "The senior Senator for Wyom… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Friend and Colleague Chairman Lamar Alexander

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): "The Senate revolves around people. "The body consists of 100 individuals. One of our key duties concerns the personnel whom we examine and confirm. And there are all the dedicated staff professionals who make this place go. "Today, it is both my great honor and my regrettable task to honor someone who secured all three parts o… Continue Reading


12.01.20

McConnell Tribute to “Trailblazing” Senator Martha McSally

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ): "As the 116th Congress draws to a close, I once again face a task that's among my favorite and least favorite jobs at the same time: Bidding farewell to some of the people we proudly call colleagues and friends. "But I'll take any excuse to brag about the impressive men and women we get to work alongside every day. "Today, I'll b… Continue Reading


09.21.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. "First and foremost, she was a brilliant, generational legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession. "Justice Ginsburg was a fixture on … Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell Honors Heroes In Advance of the Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "Nineteen years ago tomorrow, thousands of our fellow Americans were murdered by terrorists. National landmarks were burning. Brave first responders in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania rushed into mortal danger, putting their lives on the line to save strangers. "And as the dust… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Delivers Rotunda Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today paying tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "In his memoirs, John Lewis described a childhood home that was quite different from the place he lies today. "That farmhouse in Pike County, Alabama, had no running water or electricity. It stood on the first land his father's family had ever owned, in a part of the country where segregation had led to almost-total isolation along racial… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell Continues Tribute to Congressman John Lewis on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor paying tribute to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "Today, as we speak, the United States Congress confers a rare and high honor on a national hero who richly deserves it. "Our distinguished late colleague, Congressman John Lewis, is lying in state in the Rotunda. "I had the honor to speak at this afternoon's ceremony. How amazing, to reflect on John's incredible Ameri… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): "On Friday, the nation lost a monumental figure. Someone who made huge personal sacrifices to help our nation move past the sin of racism and align more with the principles of our founding. "John Lewis had secured his place among the giants of American history before his career in Congress had even begun. "From a … Continue Reading


05.19.20

McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor bidding farewell to Mike DiSilvestro, Director of the Office of Senate Security: "Today it's my honor to help bid farewell to a distinguished staff leader who has himself handled sensitive security matters with great care and dedication. "For more than thirty years, this body has functioned more safely and smoothly because Mike DiSilvestro was on the clock as Directo… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Leader McConnell Speaks in Tribute to Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor paying tribute to trusted advisor and friend, Laura Dove, for her many years of Senate service: 'Earlier this week I said that paying tribute to departing Senate staff is one of my favorite and least favorite things to do, simultaneously. 'So I'm especially unhappy to be back at it again today. 'There is almost nobody in this institution with whom I have worked more… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Jay Khosla

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor thanking trusted advisor and friend, Jay Khosla, for his years of Senate service : 'I have a duty this morning that somehow ranks among my favorite activities and least favorite activities simultaneously. 'The good news is I get to recognize a key member of my staff who I've come to know and admire a great deal. 'The bad news is the occasion: This week, after 15 year… Continue Reading


12.03.19

McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute to Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA): 'The Senate has set today aside to honor our distinguished colleague, the senior Senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson. 'It's been about three months since Johnny announced he'd retire at the end of December. Since then, I think we've all been taking stock of everything our dear friend has accomplished and everything he mean… Continue Reading


11.07.19

The Land of The Free Because of The Brave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in honor of Veterans Day, November 11th: "On Monday, our nation will observe Veterans Day. Some will gather here in our nation's capital, at the proud monuments which pay enduring tribute to the service and sacrifices of generations of brave servicemembers. Many more will mark the day in ceremonies in small towns and cities across the country. And, of course, many Amer… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Leader McConnell Congratulates the World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating the 2019 World Series champions: "I would be remiss not to congratulate the 2019 World Series champions, the Washington Nationals. "This year our national pastime came down to a dramatic finish. The Nationals and the Astros traded blows right up until the final innings of Game Seven. "For the first time ever, the 'away' team won all seven games of the … Continue Reading


10.28.19

The Honorable Kay Hagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina: "First, I was saddened by today's news that our former colleague, the gentlelady from North Carolina, Kay Hagan had passed away. "During her time representing the people of North Carolina, Kay was exactly that -- a gentlelady. She paired an earnest commitment to public service with a friendly and col… Continue Reading


10.28.19

McConnell Praises Intelligence Community, Brave U.S. Forces, and President Trump for Bringing ISIS Leader to Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "On Sunday morning, we woke up to a better and safer world because one monster was no longer in it. "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the founder and leader of ISIS. In recent years, that made him the single most important target in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. His band of fanatics has committed heinous… Continue Reading


10.23.19

McConnell Highlights Important Events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "First, I want to acknowledge two notable events taking place here in the Capitol today. "As we speak, the First Lady of the United States is just down the hall for a special event relating to our nation's opioid epidemic - marking the progress that Congress and the administration have made in recent years and focusing our efforts on the work still ahead. "I will ha… Continue Reading

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