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06.11.18

A Significant Slowdown in the Federal Government’s Red Tape Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA): "Today marks another important milestone in our efforts to cut back the forest of red tape the Obama administration left behind. Effective today, thanks to the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has rolled back meddlesome and unnecessary regulations that Democrat… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Protecting Consumers from Democrat Plans to Overregulate the Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Net Neutrality and the resolution put forth by Democrats to overregulate the internet: "Over the last twenty years, the internet has yielded progress that was the stuff of science fiction just a generation ago. In so many ways, it has spawned a new economy and fostered new connections -- across the country and the world. In large part, these successes owe t… Continue Reading


12.13.17

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to repeal it: "One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even mem… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Senate To Confirm Pai, Erickson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai and the nominee for the Eight Circuit Court, Judge Ralph Erickson: "The Senate is considering two qualified nominees today. One is the sitting Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai. Chairman Pai has led a very fascinating life, one punctuated by hard work and success. It had its beginnings in Buffalo. It tra… Continue Reading


05.18.17

McConnell Applauds FCC Action to Keep the Internet Open to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding expected action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin the rollback of a harmful, Obama-era net neutrality regulation: "I don't have to tell colleagues how important the Internet and other wireless technologies have been in our modern society. From the way students learn, to the way we do business, and even the way we as Senators keep in touch wi… Continue Reading


02.26.15

McConnell Condemns FCC’s Move to Put Internet Under Control of Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor condemning the Obama Administration's 'Net Neutrality' rule: "Later today, the Obama Administration's FCC will take up a proposal, favored by the President, that would strike a blow to the future of innovation in our country: it's the so-called 'Net Neutrality' rule. "The growth of the Internet and the rapid adoption of mobile technology have been great American success stories. And the… Continue Reading

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