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03.25.21

Democrats’ Partisan Spending Spree Threatens State Policies that Help Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Senators will soon head home for a state work period. We'll be seeing an Easter season of optimism and hope as the tide of the pandemic continues to turn. "Thanks to science and fueled by five bipartisan bills we passed last year, vaccines were developed, approved, and pre-ordered in record time. America was delivering more than a milli… Continue Reading


03.15.21

President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year. "I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us. "This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week... or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago. "It was built by th… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.09.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan Spending Bill and Partisan Power Grab over Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' partisan bills: "When Senators were last in this chamber, our Democratic colleagues were shooting down amendment after amendment to ensure their largely non-COVID-related spending plan remained very liberal and purely partisan. "Republicans proposed amendments to cap extra government help for wealthier Americans… to ensure that direct che… Continue Reading


03.05.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Longest Vote in Recorded Senate History Shows Pure Partisanship is “Tougher Than They Thought It Was Going to Be”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this evening on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "Well, my goodness. That has been quite a start, quite a start to this fast-track process. They were in a big hurry. We started voting on the first amendment, as the parliamentarian said, right after 11:00 a.m. the Democratic Leader held the vote open all day so they could try to figure out what wa… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Democrats Aim to Exploit Pandemic with Unrelated Partisan Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday, our Democratic colleagues had planned to begin ramming through their partisan spending spree. But it seems they've had some difficulty just getting to the starting line. "After all, Senate Democrats, including committee chairs, are essentially being jammed with text from the House. Their own members have barely been able to r… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


03.01.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan, Non-Targeted COVID Bill: “It Didn’t Have to Be this Way”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "At about 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, House Democrats rammed through the bonanza of partisan spending they're calling a pandemic rescue package. Only Democrats voted for it. Both Republicans and Democrats voted against it. "Last year, under a Republican Senate and a Republican Administration, Congress passed five historic coronavirus … Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.23.21

“The Evidence Is Crystal-Clear” for Getting America’s Kids Back in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education. "It has been an historically tough year. That's why Americans are so excited our nation appears to be approaching a major turning point. "Here are just a few recent headlines: "A U.S. Vaccine Surge Is … Continue Reading


02.22.21

McConnell on COVID-19 Recovery: “Our Nation Needs This Year to be Different”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "The year just behind us will be remembered for the suffering, grief, and sacrifice it forced on our nation. "Today, as our COVID-19 death toll passes 500,000, millions of Americans are feeling the pain of personal loss. "But as we mark this terrible milestone, we stand here in early 2021 at what increasingly appears to be a crossroads.… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


02.03.21

“No More Goalpost-Moving”: Time to Get America’s Kids Back In School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming budget resolution debate: "This pandemic has forced Americans to confront numerous and compounding tragedies. "Almost 450,000 Americans have been killed. Millions of livelihoods have been upended. "And millions of American kids, especially those who attend public school, have been robbed of an entire year - and counting - of proper school. "… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell: Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Will Take “Smart, Bipartisan Actions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Our nation has spent nearly a year locked in this terrible battle with COVID-19. "This virus that spread from China around the world has taken more than 400,000 American lives. It's effectively cost many children an entire school year. It made us slam the brakes on one of the best job markets in modern history and threw millions of families into… Continue Reading


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

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