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02.28.24

Biden’s LNG Ban Baffles Allies, Pleases Adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding LNG exports: “It’s been one month since the Biden Administration announced its de facto ban on new export permits for America’s abundant stores of natural gas. One month since the President chose to bring growth in a critical sector of our economy - with massive, global consequences - to a screeching halt. “At the risk of understating things, the condemnat… Continue Reading


02.27.24

McConnell Marks Decade Since Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Nearly twenty years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin described the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union as the ‘greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the (20th) century.’ “And for decades, he has worked incessantly to revive the repressive empire built by Stalin, including by redrawing European borders by force. “In … Continue Reading


02.11.24

McConnell: Senate Faces Test Of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention. “From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future. “From Taiwan, ‘Ukraine’s survival is Tai… Continue Reading


02.09.24

McConnell On National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “When the Biden Administration released its request for supplemental appropriations in October, I said the Senate would need to do its own work to meet the demonstrated needs of our national security. “The President’s decisions over the past three years have directly contributed to the web of serious security challenges demand… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senate Has Responsibility To Invest In American Strength And Credibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four months ago, Senate Republicans asked our colleague from Oklahoma, Senator Lankford, to take on a pretty tall order - negotiate serious border security policy with an Administration that had shown no interest in actually securing the border. “He put in an enormous amount of work, and I’m very grateful for the persistence … Continue Reading


02.06.24

America’s Adversaries Continue To Show They’re Undeterred

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Yesterday, Iran-backed terrorists carried out another deadly attack on a base that houses U.S. personnel in Syria. “The Iran-backed Houthis continue to threaten U.S. vessels and international shipping in the Red Sea. “Three days after President Biden directed strikes in response to the killing of three U.S. soldiers in Jorda… Continue Reading


02.05.24

Supplemental Will Address Security Challenges Directly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four years ago, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination, President Biden promised his base functionally open borders. Quote: ‘I would in fact make sure that… we immediately surge to the border, all those people who are seeking asylum.’ That was President Biden as he took office. “Three years ago, as people surged to the … Continue Reading


02.01.24

Biden Admin. War on Domestic Energy Harms American Workers And U.S. Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “Last week, the Biden Administration followed through on a devastating threat to some of the most abundant and reliable energy made here in America - and to those who rely on it around the world. “The Administration’s de facto ban on new liquefied natural gas export permits is the sort of policy so profoundly damaging that it coul… Continue Reading


02.01.24

McConnell: America, Allies Cannot Give In To Distraction, Division, Self-Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The People’s Republic of China is the single greatest strategic challenge facing the United States. It poses a potentially existential threat to our friends in the region, and a growing threat to allies in Europe, as well. “The PRC is working to undermine the prevailing order that has maintained major power peace for eight de… Continue Reading


01.31.24

McConnell on Third Anniversary of Burma Coup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: “It’s been three years since a thuggish military coup derailed prospects for democracy, unity, and self-determination in Burma. “The military - or Tatmadaw - has engaged in a ruthless, systematic war against the people of Burma. “This war has displaced roughly 2.5 million people. Last year alone, it claimed over 15,000 lives. “And of course, the j… Continue Reading


01.24.24

McConnell: Russian Defeat In Ukraine In Direct U.S. Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Vladimir Putin’s re-election campaign is employing a slogan that the Russian people - and the rest of the world - have actually heard before. “Here’s what it is: ‘Russia’s borders do not end anywhere.’ “The map of Europe illustrates what he means by this in the starkest possible terms. “A brazen war of conquest is headed to… Continue Reading


01.24.24

Biden Admin. Climate Policy Puts Adversaries Above U.S. National Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “When President Biden took office, the average approval time for liquefied natural gas (LNG) permits was about seven weeks. Right now, it’s about eleven months. “But soon, wait times could actually become irrelevant. At the behest of climate activists, the Administration is now considering adding a ‘climate test’ to the ‘national … Continue Reading


01.22.24

McConnell: Senate Has Opportunity To Answer National Security Challenges With American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “This week, Senator Lankford and several colleagues will continue their work to finalize the most substantial border security policy in thirty years.  “This agreement would come not a moment too soon. Over the past three years, we’ve watched the flood of illegal immigration tick past 6.7 million encounters. “6.7 million since… Continue Reading


01.17.24

Outcompeting China Requires Investments In Hard Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Over the weekend, President Biden once again refused to describe the situation at the southern border as a ‘crisis’. “Apparently, according to the Commander-in-Chief, ten thousand illegal border crossings in a day - and the busiest month and year on record at the border - is somehow not a crisis. “Needless to say, I’m glad t… Continue Reading


01.17.24

Biden Admin’s EV Obsession Sends Working Americans’ Tax Dollars To China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “The Biden Administration is continuing to wage war on the affordable and reliable domestic energy that make America competitive. “The Administration’s climate policy isn’t just weakening American workers and businesses - it’s actually making China’s economy stronger. “President Biden’s EPA recently issued new emissions standards… Continue Reading


01.11.24

National Security Challenges Are Test Of America’s Credibility, Senate Must Not Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “As I noted earlier this week, the Senate’s first major business of the year is addressing an historic array of national security challenges. “For the first time since 1945, there’s a land war in Europe. “A Russian imperialist is deploying North Korean and Iranian weapons in his assault on Ukraine, with additional support fro… Continue Reading


01.10.24

McConnell On National Security Threats: Weakness and Timidity Are Contagious

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Here on the floor yesterday, I warned that the Administration’s efforts to deter Iranian-backed Houthi threats to international shipping and American credibility were grossly insufficient. “Just hours later, the Houthis proved my point with a significant escalation in the Red Sea. “Tehran’s proxies fired more than 18 suicide… Continue Reading


01.08.24

McConnell: Growing National Security Challenges Will Not Solve Themselves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and national security: “I’d like to begin by wishing our colleagues a very happy new year and welcoming everyone back to begin a new session. “There’s a tremendous amount on the Senate’s plate, beginning with the unfinished business of the year that just ended. “Yesterday, negotiators announced they had agreed on a path to completing fu… Continue Reading


12.20.23

McConnell: America Needs To Show We Haven’t Forgotten How To Lead

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Negotiations on border security continue to make headway. I’m grateful to Senator Lankford for his uninterrupted focus on the task at hand: meaningful policy changes. “Our colleagues at the negotiating table are under no illusions about how difficult it is to fix our nation’s broken asylum and parole system. “They’re working… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Senate Cannot Claim To Address National Security Without Restoring Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “It’s been nearly eight weeks since President Biden submitted his supplemental funding request and identified four key national security priorities. “For eight weeks, Senate Republicans have been working hard to produce legislation that takes appropriate action on all four fronts - helping Ukraine defeat Putin in Europe, helping Israel f… Continue Reading

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