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07.30.21

McConnell Tribute to Former Sen. Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI): "I am sorry to begin my remarks today with the third Senate eulogy for this week alone. "Last evening, we received word that our former colleague from Michigan, Senator Carl Levin, passed away at the age of 87. "Carl's fellow Michiganders elected and reelected him six times. "He was the longest-serving senat… Continue Reading


07.29.21

McConnell Mourns Former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove: "For the second time just this week, the U.S. Senate family must bid a sad farewell to a member of its alumni society. "Only six different individuals have served as Senate Parliamentarian since the position was formally established in 1935. It is a unique and remarkable position that seems to require un… Continue Reading


07.27.21

McConnell Mourns Former Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of former Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): "The Senate is stunned and grieving this morning. Our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi passed away last night following a serious bike accident this past weekend. "Mike was 77 years old and only about seven months into retirement. "Our friend was blessed with a great American life and he lived i… Continue Reading


05.26.21

McConnell Remarks on Former Senator John Warner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Senator John Warner (R-VA): "I was saddened to learn this morning that our friend and former colleague, Senator John Warner, passed away last night. "By the time I arrived in the Senate, John was already churning a long wake as one of this body's foremost voices on national defense. "As a wartime veteran of the Navy and Marine Corps, he was d… Continue Reading


04.12.21

McConnell Pays Tribute to Officer Evans & Salutes USCP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the April 2, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol: "On Good Friday, the United States Capitol Police were subjected to another violent attack. "Once again, our uniformed heroes wound up in harm's way. And Officer Billy Evans, a friend and favorite of many here on the Senate side, a faithful protector of the Capitol, was killed. "Investigators are stil… Continue Reading


03.18.21

McConnell Thanks Acting Sergeant at Arms Jennifer Hemingway

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Jennifer Hemingway: "This week marks the end of Jennifer Hemingway's service as the Senate's Acting Sergeant at Arms. "I'm happy and grateful that Jennifer is not going anywhere. "While she's stepping aside from the top job, as is custom when party control flips, Leader Schumer's had the excellent judgment to retain Jennifer as the Sergeant at Arms Chief … Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Pays Tribute to Departing Assistant Secretary of the Senate Mary Suit Jones

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Assistant Secretary of the Senate Mary Suit Jones: "As I've mentioned, it's customary for some top Senate staff positions to see new faces when party control changes hands. "Today, it is my honor to pay tribute to Mary Suit Jones, a huge asset to this institution who's become an institution herself. "Tomorrow, Mary will finish her second separate run as A… Continue Reading


02.25.21

McConnell Thanks Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams for Her Outstanding Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Secretary of the Senate, Julie Adams: "This week, the institution of the Senate is losing a talented leader who's spent six years as one of our top officials. "The Secretary of the Senate is a truly unique position in American government. She or he is essentially the chief administrative officer of the institution itself. "Back in the late 18th century, t… Continue Reading


02.08.21

McConnell Tribute to “Statesman and Scholar” Secretary George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Sec. George Shultz: "On Saturday we lost a great statesman and scholar who gave more than 80 of his 100 years to his country. "George Shultz's service began in the U.S. Marine Corps. From the beaches of Palau, he was among the Americans who helped retake the Pacific from Japan. "Back home, he earned a PhD in economics. He taught at MIT and w… Continue Reading


02.03.21

McConnell Tribute as U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick Lies in Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in remembrance of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick: "This morning, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick lies in honor under the dome of the institution he swore to defend - and died defending. "Four weeks ago, the rotunda was strewn with the debris of an insurrectionist mob. Today, it is adorned in solemn thanksgiving for the sacrifice of a her… Continue Reading


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

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