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01.22.21

McConnell Thanks National Guard for Protecting the Capitol Complex

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Guard: "Yesterday evening, we learned that some of the National Guard forces who have been helping protect the Capitol complex were being made to rest in parking garages between their shifts. "I don't think a single Senator feels that was acceptable. I am glad the situation was resolved and I hope we learn exactly what happened. "I want to ag… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Leader McConnell Delivers Remarks as the Senate Returns Pre-Inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the inauguration: "The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. "This mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal governmen… Continue Reading


09.24.20

McConnell Statement on Breonna Taylor & Overnight Violence in Louisville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protests in Louisville: "I've spoken repeatedly in recent months about the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, the need for justice, and the healing work ahead for our community. "Kentucky's Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, conducted exactly the kind of thorough, impartial investigation that justice demands. Yesterday, that chapte… Continue Reading


09.15.20

McConnell: No Contradiction Between Rejecting Racism and Supporting the Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law enforcement: "For months now, it has been clear to basically every reasonable American that our country can and must hold two sets of true statements in our minds at the same time. "Number one: Our country has unfinished work to ensure that policing is fair to everyone and that Black Americans do not feel unfairly treated or targeted by law enforcement. … Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell Honors Heroes In Advance of the Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "Nineteen years ago tomorrow, thousands of our fellow Americans were murdered by terrorists. National landmarks were burning. Brave first responders in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania rushed into mortal danger, putting their lives on the line to save strangers. "And as the dust… Continue Reading


07.01.20

McConnell: “The Rule of Law Cannot Fade In and Out With the Fashions of the Radical Left”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding civil unrest: "I'd planned to speak first today about the NDAA. I'd planned to discuss our work to ensure American servicemembers can protect our nation and secure peace for the United States. "But unfortunately, the inexplicable passivity and weakness of local leaders in our own country has denied some citizens peace and security right here at home. "Here … Continue Reading


06.25.20

McConnell Responds to Democrats Blocking Police Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' decision to block Senator Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act: "The American people have been asked to swallow a number of contradictions over the past few weeks. I've already discussed some of them here on the floor. "Many citizens were told by their mayors that small religious services were just too dangerous - at the same time that massive political… Continue Reading


06.24.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Plan to Block Police Reform: “The American People Deserve an Outcome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Today was supposed to bring progress for an issue that is weighing heavy on the American mind. In the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, following weeks of passionate protests from coast to coast, the Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor. "Instead, our Democratic colleagues are poised to t… Continue Reading


06.23.20

McConnell on Democrats’ Threats to Block JUSTICE Act: “The American People Expect Us To Do Our Jobs”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "Last week, Senator Scott of South Carolina and a group of our colleagues rolled out the JUSTICE Act - a serious set of proposals to move the ball for police reform across the country. "This legislation identifies a number of smart levers that Congress can pull to advance and encourage smart reforms of law enforcement without steamrolling stat… Continue Reading


06.22.20

McConnell on the JUSTICE Act: We Want to Make A Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding police reform: "While the House of Representatives continues to be absent, the Senate continues to be open for business. "While taking smart precautions, Senators have stood with all the other essential workers who are continuing to man essential posts. And so, as our nation continues to work through medical, economic, and social challenges of historic propo… Continue Reading


06.17.20

McConnell on JUSTICE Act: I Hope We Can Step Up and Stand Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the JUSTICE Act: "Breonna Taylor. "George Floyd. "Over the last several months, our country has been shaken by the killings of more Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. And the people of this country have called for change. "The United States of America is not a fundamentally racist country. We are the greatest nation in world history, built on… 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


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


06.08.20

McConnell: Unity and Mutual Respect Will Keep Us Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding peaceful protests and law enforcement: "Across our nation, the past few days have seemed to mark a turn for the better. "On Friday morning, new data showed that the economic fallout from this pandemic may have bottomed out and begun to turn around weeks earlier than had been predicted. "Instead of losing millions more jobs in the month of May, our nation ha… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Let’s Unite For Peace in Our Streets and in Our Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "Last night, the streets of major American cities were again the scene of looting and violent rioting that serves no purpose except to hurt innocent people and undermine peaceful demonstrations. "Every one of us has an obligation to distinguish peaceful protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Tayl… Continue Reading


06.01.20

“This Is An Hour of Great Pain and Unrest in Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing protests and riots throughout the nation: "This is an hour of great pain and unrest in our country. "Americans from coast to coast have been grieved and horrified by the killings of African-American citizens: Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis. "In each disturbing situatio… Continue Reading


03.16.20

McConnell on FISA: The Senate Should Not Wait to Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FISA: "Late last night, several critical authorities that law enforcement uses to keep Americans safe lapsed into expiration. "Barring Senate action, these important tools, which help protect the homeland from terrorists and counter foreign intelligence activities on U.S. soil, will remain offline. "Fortunately, in the weeks leading up to this deadline, the… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Senate to Pass September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund bill: "In the meantime, this body has other significant business to complete for the American people. Most immediately, in just a few hours, we'll be confirming a new Secretary of Defense. The vote to advance Dr. Mark Esper's nomination yesterday afternoon came in at 85 to 6. That's precisely the kind of overwhelming bipa… Continue Reading

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