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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


10.17.19

Chairman Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the passing of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: "First, this morning, I join colleagues on both sides of the Capitol in expressing our grief and sadness at the passing of our House colleague, Chairman Elijah Cummings. "Over more than two decades in the House, Representative Cummings beca… Continue Reading


07.30.19

McConnell Thanks Senate Page School Principal Kathryn Weeden for Senate Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Mrs. Kathryn Weeden, Senate Page School principal: "As Senate Majority Leader, it's my honor this morning to acknowledge a truly remarkable legacy of service to the Senate - and really, to the nation. Next month, the Senate Page School will say goodbye to its beloved principal. After twenty-six years heading up this unique institution, our very o… Continue Reading


07.17.19

McConnell on the Passing of Justice John Paul Stevens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens: "First, this morning, the Senate recognizes the death of a distinguished American. We received word last night that the remarkable life of former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens had come to a close at the age of 99. Justice Stevens served for 34 years on the nation's highest court.… Continue Reading


07.08.19

A Proud National Legacy of Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation's 243rd Independence Day and congratulating the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team on their World Cup win yesterday: "I hope all of our colleagues had a productive state work period and an enjoyable Fourth of July. On Thursday, hundreds of millions of proud Americans joined together all across our country - in town squares, parks, and backyards - to co-h… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Leader McConnell Congratulates Senator Collins on 7,000 Senate Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor congratulating Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on casting her 7,000th roll call vote in the Senate: "I need to take just a moment to recognize a remarkable event that this institution was fortunate to witness a few minutes ago. During the vote we just concluded, our distinguished colleague, the senior Senator for Maine cast her 7,000th roll call vote. It's a tremendous milest… Continue Reading


06.10.19

McConnell Remembers 61st Senate Chaplain Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of the sixty-first Chaplain of the United States Senate, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie: "Last week, the Senate learned of the passing of our longtime friend and counselor, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, our sixty-first Chaplain of the United States Senate. Dr. Ogilvie served as Chaplain for eight years, beginning in 1995. His career in ministry, teaching, and writin… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Leader McConnell Remembers Senator Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of friend and colleague, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): "On Thursday morning, we received sad news out of Oxford, Mississippi. Our friend and distinguished former colleague Senator Thad Cochran had passed away. Thad took retirement a little more than a year ago to focus on his health and family. That day concluded a truly remarkable career in the histor… Continue Reading


06.03.19

McConnell on Virginia Beach Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that took place this past Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia: "As millions looked forward to an early summer weekend, Virginia Beach, Virginia, became the latest American community where lives were shattered by violence. Twelve workers at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center were shot and killed when a lone gunman -- a fellow employee -- opened fire on… Continue Reading


05.08.19

McConnell Statement on the Highlands Ranch, Colorado School Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that took place yesterday afternoon in Highlands Ranch, Colorado: "I am saddened to have to begin my remarks this morning by acknowledging yet another senseless act of school violence in America. Less than a month after the 20th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Columbine High School, another Colorado community was shattered yesterday afternoon. "Just… Continue Reading


05.06.19

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Mike Enzi's (R-WY) announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020: "I was saddened to hear over the weekend that our friend and colleague, Senator Mike Enzi, will not run for reelection to this body. At the end of next year, he will retire with 24 years of service to the people of Wyoming. And the rest of us will have to step up to make up for the loss i… Continue Reading


04.29.19

Leader McConnell Remembers Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN): "I know many of my colleagues were as sad as I was to learn yesterday that our esteemed former colleague Senator Richard Lugar had died at the age of 87. Many members past and present knew Dick Lugar as a senior peer who always seemed to have the perfect advice or the exact perspective you needed to hear. More recent… Continue Reading


04.29.19

McConnell Statement on Anti-Semitism and the Poway, California Synagogue Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that took place this past Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, California and the need to combat anti-semitism: "On Saturday, on the final day of Passover, our nation once again came face to face with the violent hatred of anti-Semitism. Barely six months since the murders at the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh. And again, gunfire in a synagogue. Again, a place of… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Leader McConnell Thanks Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "Yesterday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced she is concluding her two-plus years of service to this administration and to the American people. The men and women of DHS keep America safe on a dizzying array of fronts. They confront natural disasters, guard our coasts, defend o… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Leader McConnell Remembers Senator Fritz Hollings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC): "First, the Senate mourns a part of our institution's history who passed away over the weekend. Until Saturday, Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina was the oldest living former Senator. He is also the longest-tenured junior Senator in history, since 36 of his 38 years in this body came alongside Senator Thurmond. But th… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Deputy Chief of Staff, Don “Stew” Stewart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor thanking trusted advisor and friend, Don "Stew" Stewart for his decades of Senate service: "Madam President, few of us can aspire to the fame and fortune that are signified when a celebrity is known by just one name. There is 'Cher.' There was 'Prince.' There's 'Madonna.' And there is 'Stew.' Everybody knows Stew. Not 'Don Stewart.' Certainly not 'Don.' Just Stew. For more than … Continue Reading

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