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09.21.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' tax hikes: "A senior House Democrat told us in March 2020 that COVID presented, 'a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.' "President Biden said last week that while 'this pandemic has been godawful for so many reasons… it does present us with an opportunity.' "The reckless taxing and spending spree that Washingt… Continue Reading


09.14.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Cover for Radical, Reckless, and Partisan Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Quote: 'I do think we're in very serious danger of repeating almost all the mistakes of the 1960s and early 1970s.' That's Larry Summers, a senior advisor to two Democratic presidents, about the risks of inflation we face today. "As one report explained, quote, 'The former Treasury secretary has been warning… Continue Reading


07.20.21

Biden Administration Playing “Partisan Hardball” in Recent String of Firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing traditions: "Later today, the Senate will vote on President Biden's nominee to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. "There shouldn't be a vacancy in this position. When President Biden took office, the person serving as the NLRB's top lawyer was still in the middle of the term to which the Senate had confirmed him. He … Continue Reading


03.22.21

We Know What Kinds of Policies Are Pro-Job and Pro-Worker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American workers: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the President's nominee to head the Department of Labor. "I'll be voting against confirming Mr. Walsh. The Biden Administration has already signaled they will ask him to implement a variety of policies that do not serve the long-term interests of American workers. "Unfortunately, it appears that w… Continue Reading


07.16.19

A Pro-Worker, Pro-Family, Pro-Opportunity Economic Moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Economic data continue to confirm what we've been hearing from American workers and job creators for two years now: This is a pro-worker, pro-family, pro-opportunity economic moment. Hardly a day goes by without new headlines highlighting the new prosperity in communiti… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Communities Across the Country Continue to Reap Benefits from Opportunity Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Since the beginning of this Congress, the nation has watched two fascinating trends play out. We've observed the job market, and the opportunities available to working Americans, continue to break records and open new doors across this country. And at the very same time, we'v… Continue Reading


05.08.19

Republican Pro-Growth, Pro-Opportunity Agenda Continues to Pay Off for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Yesterday, I talked about leaving the 'outrage industrial complex' behind and returning focus to the issues that impact the everyday lives of the American people. That's what my Republican colleagues and I have been focused on all along. And we're continuing to see that focus… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Thanks to Republican Pro-Growth Agenda, Americans are Experiencing a Remarkable Economic Moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "Over the past year or so, I've dedicated a large part of my time here on the floor to discussing the performance of the U.S. economy. And at no point have I struggled to find things to say. Seemingly every day, we've been greeted by headlines that tell the same story: under t… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Senate Continues to Overcome Democrat Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate continues to build on last week's progress in restoring our normal tradition regarding lower-level nominations. We're moving several well-qualified nominees more promptly through floor consideration. We're clearing the considerable backlog of those who had been mired for months in our Demo… Continue Reading


03.13.19

‘This Pointless Democrat Obstruction Needs to Change’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed a well-qualified jurist, chosen by President Trump to serve on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul Matey of New Jersey will bring a wealth of experience to the bench, and I was proud to support his nomination. We also voted to advance the nomination of Neomi Rao to … 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


04.12.18

The American People Deserve To Have Key Officials In Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees and Senate Democrats' historic obstruction: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board. Now the NLRB is once again fully-staffed, and ready to call balls and strikes fairly for America's workers. This morning, we confirmed Patrick Pizzella, the president'… Continue Reading


04.11.18

Historic Obstruction From Senate Democrats Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the first of six nominees slated for consideration this week -- Claria Horn Boom, to serve as District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was confirmed ninety-six to one. Just one Senator in opposition. This is the kind of uncontrov… Continue Reading


04.10.18

McConnell: Let’s Consider and Confirm These Nominees Without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, as I stated yesterday, the Senate will focus on the personnel business. Six well-qualified nominees are currently before the Senate. They're awaiting the full consideration they clearly deserve. Their nominations have been vetted. Their expertise is well-known. Their positions si… Continue Reading


11.14.17

More Qualified And Talented Nominees Advance in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "In addition to the other work being done by the committees, the Senate is continuing to confirm qualified and talented nominees sent to us by the president. Yesterday, we confirmed an important official for the Department of Transportation, and today we'll confirm another. "Then, we'll advance the nomination of David Za… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Senate Continues To Confirm The President’s Well-Qualified, Talented Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees: "This Republican Senate is continuing its important work on behalf of the American people. We're moving forward on legislative priorities that will benefit hardworking families throughout the country. We're also continuing to confirm President Trump's nominees throughout the federal government. Last week, we continued our… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Senate Set to Confirm NLRB Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel: "For more than 80 years, the NLRB has been responsible for the impartial resolution of labor disputes and for ensuring stable labor relations. Under the board majority appointed by the Obama Administration, however, the NLRB moved from fair administrator of the law to partisan activist - one tha… Continue Reading


05.24.16

McConnell Encourages Senate to Help Middle Class by Overturning Obama Regulatory Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a legislative measure that would protect working families and smaller savers from the latest burdensome regulation by the Obama Administration: "This Administration has been on a long regulatory march for years now, and too often, its regulations end up hurting the very Americans they purport to help. "Though issued in the name of greater equality, it's actually the… Continue Reading


03.04.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Side with Middle Class, Not Extremists, on Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to override the President's veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill: "Construction of the Keystone Pipeline would pump billions into our economy. It would support thousands of jobs. And a bipartisan majority in both the House and Senate voted to support it. "Today, the Senate will vote to support American jobs and infrastructure again. "It s… Continue Reading


03.02.15

McConnell Outlines Busy Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week in the Senate: "This week promises to be a busy one. "Just across the street, an important Obamacare case will be argued before the Supreme Court. "And tomorrow, here in the Capitol, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress. It's an important speech that comes at an important time. Iran's long-standing determination to deve… Continue Reading

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