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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


03.27.19

Senate Votes to Advance Disaster Funding Legislation

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, natural disasters have occupied an outsized share of headlines across America. We've seen counties in Alabama and Georgia bear the blows of a vicious tornado and support the loved ones of the 23 people whose lives it claimed. We've seen a spate of powerful hurricanes tear across the shores of Florida and the… Continue Reading


03.25.19

This Week in the Senate: Green New Deal, Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Unfortunately, the events of the last few months have not exactly indicated that productive, practical cooperation is what our Democratic colleagues have in mind. To the contrary, the nation has watched as the Democratic Party has engaged in a collective headlong sprint towards … Continue Reading


11.15.18

Long List of Bipartisan Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Michelle Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board and the recent bipartisan accomplishments in the Senate: "The Senate's final order of business this week will be to confirm Michelle Bowman, the president's choice to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. As I've highlighted in recent days, we have before us a nominee whose skills and background a… Continue Reading


10.10.18

America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Later this morning, the Senate will vote to deliver the most substantial infrastructure legislation yet considered by this Congress to communities across America. Yesterday, I spoke about President Trump's challenge to improve our nation's infrastructure. And I laid out how America's Water Infrastructure Act will represent… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act: "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. "The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastructure fun… Continue Reading


09.24.18

Senate Continues Work on FAA Reform, Water Infrastructure, Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation before the Senate: "Last week, our efforts to restore regular appropriations hit another milestone. The president signed into law our first appropriations package. It will fund critical efforts in energy research and security, waterways and infrastructure projects, and improving care at the VA. Earlier this month, the Senate passed the conference … Continue Reading


09.12.18

Appropriations Bill to Fund National Priorities with Local Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congress' continued work on appropriations: "This week we will vote to approve the conference report that will fund Energy and Water, Military Construction and the VA, and the Legislative Branch. This week's bills contain $147 billion for projects ranging from waterways infrastructure to military family housing to nuclear security. And much more. This legisl… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Continued Bipartisan Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "Last week, the Senate turned to a critically important pair of appropriations bills -- those which encompass the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education. And we proceeded to this legislation by unanimous consent. That might seem like a small detail, in the scheme of things. But… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Senate Completes Work on Seventh Appropriations Bill, Funds Key Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "For more than a week, the Senate has carefully considered a set of four appropriations bills. Together, they'll account for about one eighth of discretionary spending for the next fiscal year. They allocate funds for a variety of pressing needs in communities around the country. And they represent fou… Continue Reading


07.24.18

Appropriations Legislation Includes Funding for Infrastructure, Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued bipartisan work on appropriations: "Yesterday, the Senate began considering our next set of appropriations measures for Fiscal Year 2019. Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy have led an exemplary bipartisan process through subcommittee and full committee work. Yesterday, that same bipartisan spirit was here on the floor, when we w… Continue Reading

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