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08.13.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Negotiating, They’re Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall to See What Sticks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "The Senate was supposed to spend this week finalizing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people. "Millions of laid-off workers needed more federal assistance to weather the storm. "Small businesses need more support to make payroll. "Schools and families need more funding, tools, and certainty with re-opening dates fast ap… Continue Reading


08.12.20

McConnell Continues to Give Voice to Kentuckians Who Need More COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Yesterday, I spoke about the disconnect between the discourse here in Washington D.C. and the pain and uncertainty that American families are feeling across the country. "I spoke about the human toll of the Democrats' choice to play politics with billions and billions of aid, and block it all over non-COVID-related wish-list items. "It's b… Continue Reading


08.11.20

McConnell: Democrats Aren’t Playing “Hardball” Against Republicans, But Against Kids, Laid-Off Workers, and Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "There's been a lot of focus lately on the drama here in Washington D.C. For weeks now, as leading Democrats blocked more pandemic relief over unrelated liberal demands, the press has covered their stonewalling like any ordinary political standoff. "Who talked to whom? Who said what in which meeting? What new metaphor did Speaker Pelosi use … Continue Reading


08.10.20

“Democrats Said ‘Our Way or the Highway’”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "I had hoped that this week, the Senate would be busy providing more coronavirus aid. Chairmen and ranking members would be working overtime, across the aisle, to finalize another major pandemic relief package for the American people. "After all, there are so many important ways in which American families need help, and which Democrats say t… Continue Reading


08.06.20

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we … Continue Reading


08.05.20

“While Americans are Struggling, the Democratic Leaders Have Barely Moved an Inch”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Stop me if the story I'm about to tell sounds familiar. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader summon President Trump's representatives to the Capitol. They meet for a long while. The Democrats emerge saying they've permitted a few millimeters of progress, but a deal is still far off, leaving millions of Americans in the lurch.… Continue Reading


08.03.20

“It’s Time for the Democratic Leadership to Get Serious About Making Law 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 COVID relief: "Last week, the Senate Democratic Leader brought an end to the additional federal benefit for unemployed workers. Republicans tried multiple times to extend the money, including at the same dollar level that our colleague himself said he wanted. But the Democratic Leader blocked it all. "This is the dynamic on the Democratic side that killed th… Continue Reading


07.30.20

With COVID-19 Assistance Set to Expire, Democrats Say ‘Let Them Eat SALT’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "On Monday, Senate Republicans released a starting proposal for another major pandemic rescue package. "Here's what we want to do: "Continue a federal supplement to unemployment benefits that is otherwise about to expire. "Send thousands of dollars more in cash to American families. "Keep funding the Paycheck Protection Program to prevent m… Continue Reading


07.29.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “The Country Needs Action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "When the Senate passed the CARES Act back in March, we were trying to prepare the nation for economic paralysis and the medical battle of the century at the same time "Hospitals, healthcare providers, small businesses, and working families needed help fast. And the Senate stepped up in historic fashion. "For months, our legislation has helpe… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “Republicans Are Ready to Govern”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. "Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back to April, and until we have a vaccine, we can't go back to normal eithe… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Outlines Historic Relief Proposal for “An Important Crossroads in this Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "COVID-19 has killed nearly 150,000 Americans. "It has caused mass layoffs on an historic scale and left 17 million people out of work. "It has thrown the lives and the trajectories of our nation's children and young adults into uncertainty. "Our nation stands now at an important crossroads in this battle. "American families' historic sacri… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Kids, Jobs, Healthcare: McConnell on Major Pillars for Next COVID-19 Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Our nation stands at a crucial midway point in our battle against this terrible virus. The heroism of healthcare professionals, essential workers, and families from coast to coast got our nation through a springtime like no other. "Communities across America put normal life on pause to buy breathing room for our medical system. We e… Continue Reading


06.30.20

McConnell Contrasts House Democrats’ “Theater” with Senate’s Seriousness on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Yesterday, I discussed how the Senate's serious, fact-based approach to the coronavirus crisis has cut a sharp contrast with House Democrats' political theater. "Back in March, as the economic fallout from this crisis was just beginning, it fell to the Senate to write, negotiate, and pass the CARES Act. "With the House absent from Washington, Sen… Continue Reading


06.02.20

McConnell: “The Senate Is Present and Working”

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: "Obviously, and unfortunately, this turmoil is not the only great challenge before us. Lest we forget, the healthcare fight against the worst viral pandemic in a century is still upon us. "Our nation is trying to smartly and safely re-open. Just as small businesses in some cities are sweeping up broken glass, American workers and entrepr… Continue Reading


05.21.20

McConnell on Successful Slowing of COVID-19: The American People Have Won “An Important Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "All month, the Senate has been on the job, attending to the needs of our nation. "We have legislated. We've confirmed nominees. We've held major hearings and conducted oversight on the historic response to COVID-19. "Now, yesterday, we learned that our Senate action will continue to contrast with our absentee neighbors across the rotunda. "While… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell: Essential Workers Are Showing Up for Our Country And The Senate Is Showing Up for Them

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: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold our nation on high alert. "More than 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 lives have been tragically lost. And the livelihoods of tens of millions of working families have been turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye. "Our nation's healthcare system has not… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Senate to Pass Funding for Military, Addressing Opioid Crisis

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: "Currently before the Senate is a crucial appropriations measure for the upcoming fiscal year. The conference report that will fund the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Defense. It's the second minibus conference report we've taken up in what has already been an important year fo… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senate Working to Fund National Priorities, Local Impacts

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: "This week, we've been considering appropriations measures to fund the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. These bills will make America stronger -- overseas and right here at home. They attend to national priorities like providing the resources needed to… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Tax Reform Already Providing Families More Opportunities for Their Children’s Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform: "Few subjects are closer to the hearts of parents than their children's education. That's why Republicans made sure the historic tax reform we passed last year included a provision, championed by Senator Cruz and others, that will help parents choose an education for their children tha… Continue Reading


12.21.17

McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding an effort by Senate Democrats that will penalize colleges that provide students with tuition-free education: "Throughout this process of tax reform, Senate Republicans explained time and again that we are fighting for the middle class. Our opponents lobbed one attack after another claiming we were selling hardworking families short. But they were wrong. The tax bill we passed w… Continue Reading

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