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06.10.21

Democrats Need To “Get Serious” On Infrastructure Spending To Achieve Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "This morning, the Labor Department announced that it had observed the largest uptick in prices since the depths of the Great Recession in 2008. And core inflation had reached a nearly three-decade high. "The latest data reinforce what too many Americans have been experiencing firsthand: the Biden Administration's partisan spending bill has… Continue Reading


06.09.21

McConnell: Biden Administration Should “Follow Senate’s Productive Example” on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "I was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Biden had walked away from negotiations on infrastructure spending with Senator Capito. "For several weeks, the Ranking Member of the EPW Committee has been engaged in good faith on finding common ground with the Administration. She's led several of our colleagues in exhaustive efforts t… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Bipartisan Progress on Transportation Infrastructure Shows Path the Administration Should Follow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Today, two Senate committees will consider and vote on two very different pieces of legislation. "In the Russell Building, the Environment and Public Works Committee just approved a bipartisan bill, led by Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito, to invest in better roads and bridges for the American people. "This would be the first maj… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Opportunities for Bipartisan Progress if Biden Administration Seeks Common Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's meeting at the White House: "This morning, I'll be joining the three other Congressional leaders to meet with President Biden at the White House. There's no shortage of important business to discuss. "The President campaigned on a promise that his agenda would unite a divided nation. And he inherited a favorable situation. Vaccines were flooding Am… Continue Reading


04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Biden’s First 100 Days: The Far Left Is Calling the Shots

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's first 100 days in office: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. "I'll be there. And like my fellow Kentuckians watching at home, I'll be curious to hear how the President tries to square his rhetoric with his Administration's actions over the past 100 days. "Back in January, many Americ… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Democrats’ Spending Proposal is Neither an “Infrastructure” Plan nor a “Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "It's been nearly a month since the Biden Administration rolled out its so-called "infrastructure" plan. It quickly became clear their proposal mainly focused on everything but the things normal people call "infrastructure." "The day this plan was introduced, the White House's messaging document mentioned the words "climate" and "union" mor… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Biden Administration’s “Infrastructure” Bill is a Patchwork of Left-Wing Social Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "Early on, a major theme of the Biden Administration has been false advertising. "We have the so-called 'COVID relief bill' that broke a long bipartisan streak on pandemic response and only spent 1% of the money on vaccinations. "We have the reintroduction of a sprawling election takeover bill that Democrats wrote years ago under the guis… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Experts: Democrats’ “Infrastructure” Bill Would Cost More Than $800,000 Per New Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' "infrastructure" proposal: "$865,000. "That is roughly the cost of every new job the White House claims their so-called "American Jobs Plan" would create. Eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. "This is how the math shakes out if you use the most favorable estimates that the Biden Administration itself prefers. Figures reported by B… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Election Law and Infrastructure Deserve Bipartisanship, Not Democrats’ 'Trojan Horse Tactics'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming legislative priorities: "The Senate returns today from a state work period. We got to meet with constituents in our home states and hear firsthand about their most pressing concerns. "Unfortunately, back here in Washington, Democrats continued to roll out new reasons for the American people to worry. "The week before last, the Biden Administratio… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: House Democrats’ “Cousin of the Green New Deal” Is “Not Going Anywhere in the Senate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats: "While the Senate maintains the serious approach that builds bipartisan successes like the CARES Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the House Democrats appear addicted to pointless political theater. "Well, our absentee neighbors have finally arrived back in the Capitol - and they've wasted no time resuming old tricks. "The Speaker ha… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate passage of disaster assistance funding legislation: "All week, Chairman Shelby and a number of our colleagues worked tirelessly to get a supplemental funding agreement for disaster relief over the finish line. He has prepared one thoughtful, good-faith, compromise offer after another. "In fact, this has been going on for months now. Compromise offer after… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senate Will Not Adjourn Without Voting to Fund Communities Hit by Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "As I have stated, the Senate will not adjourn this week until we have voted on legislation to deliver long-overdue relief funding for communities that have been hit hard by natural disasters. None of my colleagues need to hear me recite yet again why action in this area is such an important priority. Why it is so urgently ne… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Americans Across the Country Struggling to Rebuild from Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "Several of our Senate colleagues and their counterparts in the House are continuing to zero in on long-overdue legislation to deliver additional help to Americans all across our nation who are struggling to rebuild from natural disasters. This ought to have been a fairly straightforward process. We shouldn't need to explain … Continue Reading


05.21.19

McConnell: Time to Deliver Resources for Disaster Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance funding: "As I've discussed many times here on the floor, powerful natural disasters have recently devastated communities across America. Many are still in need of aid as they struggle to rebuild. My colleagues know all too well the destruction brought states across the Southeast and Gulf coasts, and Puerto Rico, by a bad hurricane sea… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Continued Work on Nominees and Disaster Supplemental Funding in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance as well as the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week the Senate will continue to promptly and reasonably consider a number of well-qualified nominees for important positions. Several weeks ago, we put an end to two years of unprecedented, systematic partisan obstruction that had kept abundantly qual… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Millions of Americans’ Water Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a landmark drought contingency plan for the Colorado River Basin: "Even as the Senate grapples with these kinds of major disagreements, I want to highlight that there are still bipartisan accomplishments constantly coming out of this chamber. They don't always make national front-page news. But they often represent hugely significant progress for the American people. "… Continue Reading


04.02.19

‘Our Work on Disaster Funding is Far from Finished’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "Last night, the Senate had the opportunity to pass an important package of disaster relief funding for communities across America. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Our Democratic colleagues voted down the efforts of Chairman Shelby and Senator Perdue to put together a comprehensive package, and it remains unfinished business … Continue Reading


04.01.19

McConnell on Disaster Funding: This Does Not Need To Be a Difficult or Partisan Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "For almost a week, the Senate's been considering an urgent priority: Aid funding for communities across the country that have been ravaged by natural disasters. Like last year's powerful hurricane season, which carried torrential downpours and gale-force winds across the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas and left families so… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Disaster Funding Legislation Would Address Urgent Needs, Deliver Critical Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding supplemental disaster funding legislation: "In recent months, my home state of Kentucky has been hit hard by severe weather. Over half of our 120 counties have reported flood damage. Governor Bevin has placed the entire Commonwealth under a state of emergency and mobilized resources to help with recovery. Local, state and federal emergency officials have started assessi… Continue Reading

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