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05.19.22

Record High Gas Prices Reflect Democrats’ Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding gas prices: "Today, the average price that American families pay for regular unleaded set an all-time high for the tenth day in a row. Ten straight days of record-breaking gas prices. "Getting to work, running errands, driving to church, visiting loved ones, hitting the highway for a modest family vacation - all of it costs 88% more at the pump today than … Continue Reading


05.19.22

“Bipartisan Landslide” Will Show Supporting Ukraine Serves Key American Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Today, the Senate will approve more lethal assistance for Ukraine. And it's going to be a bipartisan landslide. "As a matter of moral principle, the United States is proud to support a sovereign democracy's self-defense. Innocent Ukrainians have been subjected to wanton cruelty. "But aid for Ukraine goes far beyond charity. The future of America… Continue Reading


05.18.22

America’s Partners in Asia Know Ukraine’s Future Will Impact Theirs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "The Ukrainian people's fight to repel Russian invaders from their sovereign territory has been inspiring. The world has watched Ukraine respond to gut-wrenching violence with bravery and unity. "I encouraged President Biden to do more to strengthen Ukraine and NATO's defenses in advance, so as to deter Putin and improve Ukraine's initial ability … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Budget Underfunds Defense Despite Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national defense: "Last week, President Biden released his budget request for next year. The President got to take a blank canvas and sketch his policy vision for the country. "But in the critical area of defending our nation, the President's vision came up way short. "Even amidst a hot war in Europe, bipartisan recognition of threats from China, North Ko… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

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 budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


03.24.22

McConnell: Strengthen Military Production, Defense Funding, and Global Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Today, President Biden is overseas, meeting with America's closest European allies as Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine enters its second month. "He is engaging with a Europe that's been profoundly changed. NATO allies have watched a neighbor invaded by an aggressive, revanchist Russia. Some, like Germany, are ending 30 years of post-Cold Wa… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Bipartisan Government Funding Bill Contains Big Wins for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Yesterday, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral government funding agreement that will enable crucial investments in our national defense. "Putin's war on Ukraine is just one manifestation of the major, long-term threats to American security and American interests posed by major competing powers like Russia and China. "So, absolut… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Democrats’ War on American Energy Hurts Families and Cuts Our Global Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "The price of gas jumped more in the past week than in any week on record. "This began long before Russia invaded Ukraine. Even before that, families across America were paying dramatically higher gas prices than they faced when President Biden took office. "I expect our Democratic friends will now try to blame the entire increase in prices… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Ukraine Aid Cannot Move “At the Speed of Bureaucracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "As I mentioned yesterday, Senators had the chance to hear directly from Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, over the weekend. He and his constituents, the brave people of Ukraine, have won hearts and minds across the world. "Their pain is Putin's fault. But - as I and others warned for weeks before the invasion - that pain has been compounde… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Rumored Iran Deal Would Mean “Choosing Weakness in the Middle East”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "The eyes of the American people and the entire world are fixed on Eastern Europe. Vladimir Putin is continuing his unjustifiable invasion of a sovereign country and his unprovoked killing of innocent people. "Over the weekend, Senators were honored to speak electronically with Ukraine's brave leader, President Zelensky. His courageous leadership has… Continue Reading


03.02.22

President Biden Needed To Pivot — But Chose Not To

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 Address: "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning high marks. "But that is not the reality in which we live. "Democrats spent the last 12 months making major, painful policy … Continue Reading


02.28.22

Putin Has Again Invaded Another Sovereign Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Last week, Putin again invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country. "Sadly, it was long clear that attempts to invoke genteel international norms would not move this self-styled Tsar. "Putin only cares about norms insofar as he wants to rewrite them. He only cares about the peaceful international order insofar as he wants to disrupt… Continue Reading


02.16.22

U.S. Must Back Rhetoric on Ukraine With Concrete Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Yesterday, President Biden addressed the country about the ongoing crisis that Russia has created on its border with Ukraine. There was much in the President's remarks that I appreciated. "He was right to candidly remind the Russian people that neither the United States, nor NATO, nor Ukraine want a war. He was right to emphasize that the world w… Continue Reading


02.07.22

House Democrats’ Unserious Answer to Bipartisan Senate Bill Focused on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "This year's Winter Olympics are officially underway on the home turf of the Chinese Communist Party. "Of course, Americans are rooting hard for our outstanding Team U.S.A. athletes. "But this year's setting has also trained spotlights worldwide on the abuse and repression the CCP inflicts on its own people - and aspires to inflict on much of the w… Continue Reading


02.02.22

The U.S. and Our Allies Must Take These Steps Now to Support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Russia: "Today, more than 100,000 Russian troops are holding positions along Ukraine's eastern borders. More have been deployed to Belarus to threaten Ukraine from the north. For the second time in a decade, Vladimir Putin's campaign to forcibly redraw the map of the European continent is on the verge of a massive escalation. "For those of us who remember … Continue Reading


01.31.22

Working Americans Need Better Than Democrats’ Distractions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' distractions: "Senators spent last week in our home states. We got to hear firsthand updates about the real issues facing the real families we represent. "I was especially glad to return to Western Kentucky to keep working on our recovery from the catastrophic tornadoes that hammered our state in mid-December. "Kentuckians are tough. We're resi… Continue Reading


01.20.22

365 Days of Bad Policies and Broken Promises

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 first year in office: "Today marks exactly one year since President Biden became our 46th president. "This all-Democrat government has had 365 days to start delivering on their core promises. "What were some of those promises, in their own words? "'Crushing the virus.' 'Strengthen[ing] our alliances.' And above all else, 'lower[ing] the… Continue Reading


01.05.22

McConnell: U.S. and NATO Allies Must Stand Strong in the Face of Russian Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Over the holidays, Russian President Vladimir Putin's insatiable and unreasonable demands only grew. "So did Russia's threat to Ukraine, Europe, NATO, and our own interests. "Putin cannot be allowed to use force or the threat of force to further erode Ukraine's territorial integrity. "The West cannot be bullied into betraying our friends… Continue Reading


01.04.22

American Families Need Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Stay Shelved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Fortunately for the country, before Christmas, one of those far-left distractions was dealt a setback. "The Democrats' wasteful spending last spring helped ignite the worst inflation in 40 years. But our colleagues spent the rest of 2021 trying to assemble another, even bigger, even more reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading

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