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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


12.21.20

McConnell Celebrates Historic Bipartisan Agreement on Pandemic Relief and Government Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, leaders in the Senate, in the House, and the Secretary of the Treasury reached the major agreement that struggling Americans have needed for months. "We are going to pass another historic rescue package to help American families through this pandemic. We are going to pass full-year government funding so the Arm… Continue Reading


12.20.20

McConnell Announces COVID-19 Relief Agreement: “More Help Is On The Way”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "For the information of all Senators, and for the information of the American people, we can finally report what our nation has needed to hear for a long time: "More help is on the way. "Moments ago, in consultation with our committees, the four leaders in the Senate and the House finalized an agreement. "There will be another major rescue… Continue Reading


12.20.20

“Let’s Make Today the Day We Join Together, Put Differences Aside, and Finally Get it Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our bipartisan, bicameral discussions on another major pandemic rescue package continued all night and all morning. "We are winnowing down the remaining differences. I believe I can speak for all sides when I say that I hope and expect to have a final agreement nailed down in a matter of hours. "Yesterday evening, our Democratic colleagues… Continue Reading


12.19.20

“We Need to Conclude Our Talks, Draft Legislation, and Land This Plane”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our nation stands at a crossroads in our months-long battle with the new coronavirus. Tracking recent developments lately has felt like watching a split-screen television. "On one hand, Operation Warp Speed has fostered a modern medical miracle. The genius of science has brought forward safe and effective vaccines at a pace which, just mont… Continue Reading


12.18.20

“Let’s Finish Our Business 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 COVID-19 relief: "Our bipartisan discussions are continuing to make significant headway toward another relief package for the American people. "The Democratic Leader, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, and I have been working around the clock for several days now. The talks remain productive. "In fact, I am even more optimistic now than I was last night that … Continue Reading


12.17.20

COVID-19 Relief Update: “Let’s Make Law As Soon As Possible”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and COVID-19 relief: "We in Congress are no strangers to December funding deadlines or the occasional pre-Christmas cliffhanger. "In that respect, the situation we face now is familiar. Funding for the federal government is hanging in the balance. In the next few days, Congress will either succeed or fail at providing secure and stable fundin… Continue Reading


12.16.20

“Congressional Leaders on Both Sides Are Going to Keep Working Until We Get it Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The Democratic Leader and I worked into the evening alongside the Speaker of the House and the House Republican Leader. We made major headway toward hammering out a targeted pandemic relief package that would be able to pass both chambers with bipartisan majorities. "We committed to continuing these urgent discussions urgently until we have… Continue Reading


12.14.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID Relief: “Let’s Get This Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "This past weekend we saw that the historic, nationwide effort to bring this pandemic to heel has begun a critical final chapter. "After months of development, the first U.S. doses of a COVID-19 vaccine rolled off the assembly line, bound for treatment facilities across the country. "I'm particularly proud that an important waypoint on tha… 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

“Americans Cannot Afford To Wait” for Targeted COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "We learned a few minutes ago that new unemployment claims just hit their highest weekly total since mid-September. "It's the largest one-week jump since back in March. And the number of continuing claims - people struggling with joblessness on an ongoing basis - which had plateaued for months but at least not increased, just ticked back up … Continue Reading


12.09.20

“We Can’t Do A Thing Unless Democrats Decide They Want to Make Law”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The American people are hurting. We're in the thick of one of the worst national crises in modern memory. And people's eyes are fixed on Congress. They need the House and the Senate to stop chasing our tails and make law. "There are small-business employees who've held onto their job all this time because of the Paycheck Protection Program … Continue Reading


12.07.20

Even Prominent Democrats’ Most Urgent COVID Priorities Are Already Addressed in Republican Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "We've reached the time of year when the Senate has more important outstanding business than we have days to complete it. "Delivering for the American people will take focus, dexterity and real bipartisanship. "On government funding, as I've said for weeks, it's my hope that our committees' work will bear fruit and a full-year funding packa… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Congress Should Deliver Consensus COVID-19 Relief “Right Away”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Anyone who's heard me speak about coronavirus relief going back months has heard one central principle: Let's deliver right away on all the subjects where everybody agrees, and argue over the rest later. "That solution to this impasse has been in plain sight for anyone willing to see it. Agree where we agree, bank that progress, make law, t… Continue Reading


12.02.20

“We Need to get More Bipartisan, Targeted Coronavirus Relief out to 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 COVID-19 relief: "When I opened the Senate on Monday, I repeated something Republicans have stated for months now: We need to put partisanship aside and get more bipartisan, targeted coronavirus relief out to the American people. "Dating back to the summer, and all fall, Senate Republicans tried repeatedly to advance hundreds of billions of dollars to preven… Continue Reading


12.01.20

Americans Need More Targeted COVID-19 Relief

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: "The latest results of vaccine trials continue to suggest that our victory over the coronavirus is on the horizon. "But here in Washington, the additional relief that would help families, workers, schools, and small businesses cross the finish line has been held up for months while Democratic leaders pursued an all-or-nothing approach. … Continue Reading


11.30.20

“The American People Need More Help and They Need It Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The Senate is back in session to finish up 2020. The American people are counting on us to finish strong. We need to reach agreement on federal government funding to avoid a lapse in basic programs and services. "We need to finish the annual defense authorization to shore up the U.S. military's competitive advantage over our adversaries. "… Continue Reading

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