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02.07.23

Biden Administration Delivers Second Year of Overwhelming Failures

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 State of the Union: "This evening, President Biden will begin the back half of his term with his State of the Union address to Congress. "But the White House's attempts to script the message for this week have been upset by recent events. Over the last several days, the country learned that on President Biden's watch, the state of our uni… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Liberal Obsession With Closing Guantanamo Collides With Reality of Fighting Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on terror: "Last week, the U.S. military took another top terrorist leader off the battlefield. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had been ISIS's top militant since 2019 when American special operators introduced his predecessor to a similar fate. "I'm proud of our special operations personnel who took on this dangerous operation. And President Bi… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Wrong Time for Administration to Release Terrorists from Gitmo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding terrorists released from the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: "Earlier this year I noted that the next Commander in Chief will assume office confronting a complex and varied array of threats. I observed that, after seven years of the Obama Administration delaying action in the War on Terror, the next administration would need to return to the fight and restore … Continue Reading


02.24.16

President Must Follow Laws He Signed Prohibiting Transfer of Gitmo Terrorists to U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's announcement on the secure terrorist-detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: "President Obama has left the American people to wait many years for a serious plan - one that poses no additional risk to our nation or our armed forces, for instance - in pursuit of his desire to close the secure detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. "Americans have been w… Continue Reading


02.23.16

Bipartisan Prohibition Remains Against President Sending Guantanamo Terrorists to U.S.

'Today we received the descriptions of where the President would like to detain terrorists within the United States…his Attorney General recently confirmed that it is illegal to transfer any of these terrorists into the U.S…We will review President Obama's plan but since it includes bringing dangerous terrorists to facilities in U.S. communities, he knows that the bipartisan will of Congress has already been expressed against that proposal.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Bipartisan Funding and Tax Relief Legislation Will Strengthen the Economy and National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan omnibus and tax relief legislation: "We know our constituents are deeply concerned about America's struggling economy. So let's take steps - as the legislation we'll consider proposes - to support more jobs, more opportunity, and more economic growth. "Let's enact permanent tax relief for American families and small businesses. "Let's set the table f… Continue Reading


11.19.15

President Warned Not to Skirt Law that Bans Bringing Guantanamo Terrorists into U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Guantanamo terrorists: "Years ago, then-candidate Obama made a campaign promise that has not withstood the measure of time or the realities brought by terrorism. "He said he wanted to close the secure detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Ever since, he has pursued policies that willfully avoided the targeting chain of capture, interrogate, build intelligence, and target. "It … Continue Reading


11.10.15

Defense Bill Retains Bipartisan Prohibition Against President Sending Guantanamo Terrorists to U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "We'll turn to legislation today that the men and women who currently wear our uniform have had to wait too long for. "When Senator McCain says that 'it is the first duty of the federal government to protect the nation,' he means it. He knows what it means to serve. He knows what it means to sacrifice. And in his role as Chair of … Continue Reading


03.03.15

McConnell Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu to U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol: "Later this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver an important address to Congress. "Members of both parties extend a warm welcome to him. This leader is a great friend of our country, and his visit comes at a critical moment in the relations between our countries. "The Prime Minister's address coi… Continue Reading

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