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08.03.22

Finland, Sweden NATO Accession Deserves Unanimous Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO: "Today, the Senate will approve ratification protocols to welcome Finland and Sweden as the two newest members of NATO. "I appreciate Leader Schumer working with me to ensure the Senate takes this vote before the August recess. "And for the reasons I've explained for months now, the vote this afternoon will be as decisive as it is bipartisan. "Ther… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Democrats Who Created Inflation and Recession Want Giant Job-Killing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax hikes and inflation: "Minutes ago, new data confirmed what a supermajority of Americans already knew: Democrats have plunged America into a recession. "According to official statistics, the U.S. economy just shrank for the second consecutive quarter. Democrats inherited an economy that was primed for an historic comeback and promptly ran it straight in… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Senate Must Act Quickly on Sweden, Finland NATO Accession and Bipartisan NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO and Ukraine: "This past Saturday brought yet another escalation in Russia's brutal war in Ukraine. "The ink had barely dried on a deal securing safe passage for Ukrainian grain exports when Russian missiles hit the port city of Odessa. "Ukraine produces one fifth of the world's high-grade wheat. Russia's Black Sea blockade and destruction of Ukraine'… Continue Reading


07.25.22

McConnell Condemns Burma Executions and Calls for Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: "Over the weekend, Burma's long and difficult struggle toward democracy and freedom took another dark step backwards. "The brutal military junta controlling Burma executed four political prisoners, including the well-known activist Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former elected official and protest musician. Yet more innocent blood shed for the crime… Continue Reading


07.20.22

McConnell: Senate Must Act Swiftly on Sweden, Finland NATO Accession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Yesterday, a day after the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution welcoming Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discharged the treaty protocols required to ratify their accession, without objection. "I'm grateful to Ranking Member Risch, Chairman Menendez, and our colleagues on the Commit… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Democrats’ Failed Energy Policies are Hurting Americans and Helping China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Yesterday's CPI report told Americans what they already knew all too well: the disastrous effects of Washington Democrats' spending binge last year still have our economy in a vice grip. "Year-on-year, inflation has hit 9.1% for the first time since the fallout of the Carter Administration. And the signs are inescapable. Price hikes on everyt… Continue Reading


06.14.22

U.S. Must Learn From Ukraine Crisis and Invest in Real, Robust Defense Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine and National Defense: "The latest news from Ukraine confirms that our friends need more robust weaponry, and fast. "'Outgunned Ukraine Needs More Weapons Fast as Russia Advances, Officials Say.' "'Ukraine Pleads For Weapons, Saying Russia Has Much More Artillery.' "The people of Ukraine have inspired the world with their resilience. But resisting… Continue Reading


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

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