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08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

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 was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More 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: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

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: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading


08.10.20

“Democrats Said ‘Our Way or the Highway’”

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: "I had hoped that this week, the Senate would be busy providing more coronavirus aid. Chairmen and ranking members would be working overtime, across the aisle, to finalize another major pandemic relief package for the American people. "After all, there are so many important ways in which American families need help, and which Democrats say t… Continue Reading


08.06.20

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

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: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we … Continue Reading


08.05.20

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

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: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch.… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Democrats Won’t Budge From Far-Left Wish List to Get COVID-19 Relief to Americans

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: "Another day has come and gone in this once-in-a-century national battle for our country. "Yesterday, more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus. "Yesterday, more doctors and nurses worked long shifts on the front lines, fighting to heal strangers and limit a national death toll that now… Continue Reading


08.03.20

“It’s Time for the Democratic Leadership to Get Serious About Making Law 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 relief: "Last week, the Senate Democratic Leader brought an end to the additional federal benefit for unemployed workers. Republicans tried multiple times to extend the money, including at the same dollar level that our colleague himself said he wanted. But the Democratic Leader blocked it all. "This is the dynamic on the Democratic side that killed th… Continue Reading


07.30.20

With COVID-19 Assistance Set to Expire, Democrats Say ‘Let Them Eat SALT’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "On Monday, Senate Republicans released a starting proposal for another major pandemic rescue package. "Here's what we want to do: "Continue a federal supplement to unemployment benefits that is otherwise about to expire. "Send thousands of dollars more in cash to American families. "Keep funding the Paycheck Protection Program to prevent m… Continue Reading


07.29.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “The Country Needs Action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "When the Senate passed the CARES Act back in March, we were trying to prepare the nation for economic paralysis and the medical battle of the century at the same time "Hospitals, healthcare providers, small businesses, and working families needed help fast. And the Senate stepped up in historic fashion. "For months, our legislation has helpe… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “Republicans Are Ready to Govern”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. "Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back to April, and until we have a vaccine, we can't go back to normal eithe… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Outlines Historic Relief Proposal for “An Important Crossroads in this Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "COVID-19 has killed nearly 150,000 Americans. "It has caused mass layoffs on an historic scale and left 17 million people out of work. "It has thrown the lives and the trajectories of our nation's children and young adults into uncertainty. "Our nation stands now at an important crossroads in this battle. "American families' historic sacri… Continue Reading


07.23.20

McConnell: CARES 2 is Tailored Precisely for this Phase of the Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding CARES 2: "As I said Tuesday, our nation stands at a critical midway point in our fight against the coronavirus. "We made it through the springtime lock-downs. Americans' sacrifices saved our medical system. And the Senate's historic CARES Act helped millions of families make it through. "But this terrible virus is still with us. It kills more Americans ever… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Kids, Jobs, Healthcare: McConnell on Major Pillars for Next COVID-19 Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Our nation stands at a crucial midway point in our battle against this terrible virus. The heroism of healthcare professionals, essential workers, and families from coast to coast got our nation through a springtime like no other. "Communities across America put normal life on pause to buy breathing room for our medical system. We e… Continue Reading


07.20.20

McConnell on State of COVID-19 Crisis and Priorities for Further Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: "It's been half a year since the deadly coronavirus began to spread from China throughout the world. "3.7 million cases have been recorded on American soil. More than 140,000 lives have been lost. "Today, our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. States and localities are trying to balance the need to reopen and foster economic recover… Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell Contrasts House Democrats’ “Theater” with Senate’s Seriousness on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Yesterday, I discussed how the Senate's serious, fact-based approach to the coronavirus crisis has cut a sharp contrast with House Democrats' political theater. "Back in March, as the economic fallout from this crisis was just beginning, it fell to the Senate to write, negotiate, and pass the CARES Act. "With the House absent from Washington, Sen… Continue Reading


06.29.20

McConnell: Nation Must Work Together to “Stay on Offense Against the Virus”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Each time I've returned home over the last several weeks, I've had the honor of traveling to different Kentucky hospitals to safely meet with healthcare professionals, thank them for their incredible work, and listen to what's on their minds. "For more than three months now, our nation's doctors, nurses, and health professionals have been fighting… Continue Reading


06.16.20

McConnell: Busy Senate and Absent House Make the Capitol a “Study in Contrasts”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and the Great American Outdoors Act: "This week, like most weeks for a month and a half now, has brought a study in contrasts to the United States Capitol. "Over in the Democrat-led House of Representatives, the lights are off. The doors are locked. There's nobody home. "With our country facing a once-in-a-century pandemic, an historic economic … Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell Highlights Senate’s Critical Work 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 the week's business: "Three months ago, the first states were implementing stay-at-home orders as the new coronavirus spread through our country. "Three months ago, George Floyd was still alive and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky had just begun to reignite a national discussion around policing. "Our country has confronted what feels li… Continue Reading


06.11.20

McConnell: Great American Outdoors Act Will Protect Kentucky’s Natural Treasures and Promote Prosperity

"Over the last several weeks, major challenges have dominated the headlines on a daily basis. "Following the sacrifices Americans made to fight the coronavirus, our nation is gradually beginning to re-open. Our economy has started adding back jobs. But some states are seeing their numbers increase, the fallout for American workers remains historic, and schools, universities, and employers are still looking for smart and safe ways to step back towards normal. "The Senate is working to ensure ou… Continue Reading

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