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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


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

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