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05.13.20

McConnell: Our Enemies and Competitors Are Not Standing Down During this Pandemic

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 renew key authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): "The Senate has work of our own to do this week to ensure the safety and security of our nation. "In addition to fighting this historic pandemic, it is also our job to keep sight of the other threats to national security that are still evolving, independent of COVID-19.… Continue Reading


05.12.20

McConnell: Americans on the Front Lines Need Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding liability reform: "Our health care sector continues to battle the coronavirus at every level. Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, researchers, and public health leaders are working constantly to protect Americans and fight this invader. "Unfortunately, the last two months' stoppage of much of our national life was never going to permanently extinguish the vir… Continue Reading


05.11.20

McConnell: The Senate Will Continue to Perform Our Own Essential Responsibilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "The Senate is back for a second week in session and we have more important work to do for the American people. "While our nation fights the coronavirus pandemic, many of our fellow Americans have been taking new safety precautions but continuing to show up to perform essential work. "Because of delivery drivers and grocery clerks, fami… Continue Reading


05.06.20

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "This morning our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee are examining the qualifications of Judge Justin Walker. Judge Walker is a fellow Kentuckian. He is a District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. And he is President Trump's nominee to serve… Continue Reading


04.20.20

McConnell: Democrats Continue to Block Money for Americans’ Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "It's now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. "At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions… Continue Reading


04.16.20

McConnell Provides Update on Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "A very brief update on where we are. "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. "Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading


03.23.20

“Americans Can’t Afford Political Games. They Need Progress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The eyes of the nation are on the Senate. "For days now, we have been engaged in intense bipartisan talks to build emergency relief legislation on an historic scale. To push resources to our healthcare heroes and American workers and families. "Democrats and Republicans sat down together. We c… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Help Us Reach An Agreement So We Can Do What Needs to Be Done for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The American people are watching this spectacle. I'm told the future's market is down five percent. I'm also told that that's when trading stops. So the notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and American people is utterly absurd. "So I want to explain what just h… Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell: “This is Not a Political Opportunity. It is a National Emergency”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators have now spent days engaged in vigorous bipartisan discussions, among ourselves and with the Administration. "Earlier today, I hosted a productive meeting in my office with the Democratic Leader, the Speaker of the House, the House Republican Leader, and the Secretary of the Treasury.… Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Introduces the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the CARES Act: "As our nation confronts this health crisis and the economic crisis it is spawning, Senate Republicans have prepared a bold legislative proposal. "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. "This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: … Continue Reading


03.10.20

“Let’s Focus on Fighting Foreign Interference, Not Fighting Each Other”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding election security: 'This afternoon, all senators will have the opportunity to attend a briefing on election security from administration experts who tackle the issue every day. 'The FBI director, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, General Nakasone of the NSA and Cybercommand, the Director of Counterintelligence at the DNI, and a number of other senio… Continue Reading


03.04.20

McConnell Provides Update on Supplemental Funding to Combat the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus: 'Last week, I described how Congress could quickly secure supplemental funding to combat the coronavirus. The way to secure these urgently-needed resources with speed and certainty was to forego partisan posturing, forego micromanagement at the leadership level, and let bipartisan appropriators do their work. 'Since then, Chairman Shelby, Se… Continue Reading


02.25.20

McConnell Speaks on Defending Innocent Human Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting life: 'Today, every Senator will be able to take a clear moral stand. We'll have the chance to proceed to commonsense legislation that would move our nation closer to the international mainstream with respect to defending innocent human life. 'There are only seven nations left in the world where an unborn child can be killed by elective abortion a… Continue Reading


02.12.20

McConnell: War Powers Resolution is “Deeply Flawed on a Number of Levels”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'Today the Senate will consider a War Powers Resolution offered by the junior Senator for Virginia. Our colleague's resolution is deeply flawed on a number of levels. 'As I explained yesterday, it is too blunt and too broad. It is also an abuse of the War Powers Act, which was designed to strike a balance between the President's co… Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell Speaks in Opposition to War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the War Powers Resolution: 'This week, we expect the Senate will take up a War Powers Resolution by the junior Senator from Virginia that would severely limit the U.S. military's operational flexibility to defend itself against threats posed by Iran. 'I will strongly oppose our colleague's effort and urge the Senate to defeat it. First, let's discuss what p… Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell on Impeachment: The “Transparently Partisan” House Process Is Over; “The Senate’s Time Is At Hand”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'It took four weeks. But the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is finally ready to defend their impeachment of the President of the United States. 'After weeks of delay, the Speaker of the House decided yesterday that a trial could finally go forward. She signed the impeachment papers. 'That took place, at a table with a polit… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell Updates Colleagues on Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'For the information of all senators: 'A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So, by unanimous consent, we've just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days. We have officially invited the House managers to come… Continue Reading


01.15.20

McConnell: Democrats' Impeachment Has Been "Purely Political" From The Beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment: 'Today, it appears the House Democrat majority will finally stand behind their decision to impeach the President of the United States. Last year, the House of Representatives rushed through the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in American history. They took just 12 weeks. 'There was more than a year of hearings before the impea… Continue Reading


01.14.20

McConnell: Senate Should Not Tie Military’s Hands Over Political Divisions At Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: 'Every day brings more repudiation of the conventional wisdom of the Democrat foreign policy establishment, breathlessly amplified by the mainstream media, that the strike on Qassem Soleimani would unite Iranians behind the regime. 'Proud Iranians continue to take to the streets - not to rage against America or Israel - but to vent their frustration ag… Continue Reading

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