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04.15.21

McConnell on Court-Packing: “Responsible People Across the Political Spectrum Have a Duty to Denounce This”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding court-packing: "Time and time again, prominent Democrats show they're no longer content to work within the ground rules and norms of our institutions, but prefer to threaten the institutions themselves. "We've seen it in presidential elections, where Democrats say our democracy is sacrosanct when they win, but illegitimate and broken if Republicans win. … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Democrats’ Disinformation on Voting Laws Designed to Distract from Radical Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "We know Democrats are desperate to create a national controversy over voting regulations. But the facts and the truth keep getting in their way. "For more than a year, we've seen a coordinated campaign to call any American institution that occasionally frustrates liberal activists an evil relic of Jim Crow. "When these talking points came into … Continue Reading


03.25.21

Democrats’ Partisan Spending Spree Threatens State Policies that Help Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Senators will soon head home for a state work period. We'll be seeing an Easter season of optimism and hope as the tide of the pandemic continues to turn. "Thanks to science and fueled by five bipartisan bills we passed last year, vaccines were developed, approved, and pre-ordered in record time. America was delivering more than a milli… Continue Reading


03.25.21

A Partisan F.E.C. Takeover? Socialism for Political Consultants? Not Exactly ‘Voting Rights’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 1: "Yesterday, the Rules Committee held a hearing on Democrats' proposal to tilt our entire political system on a partisan basis. "It would forcibly rewrite every state's election laws in ways that defy common sense and are deeply unpopular with American voters. "It would mandate nearly unrestricted same-day registration. It would mandate big loophol… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Amid Border Crisis, Democrats Block Bills to Detain Violent Criminal Migrants and Fight Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The crisis on our southern border continues to escalate. "CBP is tracking the largest surge in migrant apprehensions in 20 years. Unaccompanied children are literally piling up in close quarters. It turns out when politicians spend a two-year campaign advertising amnesty, people listen. "And as one senior CBP official said, there is, … Continue Reading


03.23.21

Democrats’ Filibuster Threats Aren’t About Principle, Just Raw Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "While House Democrats try to overturn a certified election result from last November, some Senate Democrats are agitating to break Senate rules to ram through a partisan rewrite of all 50 states' election laws. "The 60-vote threshold is the reason why huge pillars of domestic policy don't oscillate back and forth every time a d… Continue Reading


03.18.21

The Democrats Trying to Overturn an Election Want to Rewrite the Rules for the Next One

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats overturning elections: "I remember distant days, long ago, way back through the mists of time, when Democrats said it would be wrong for Washington D.C. to overturn a state-certified election result. "No, wait a minute. That was two months ago. "Two months ago, every Democrat, cable news channel, and liberal newspaper was melting down over some… Continue Reading


03.16.21

Democrats Hypocritically Killing the Filibuster Would Break the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "I'll begin today with a few quotations. "Quote: 'The legislative filibuster… is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House. Without the 60-vote threshold for legislation, the Senate becomes a majoritarian institution like the House, much more subject to the winds of short-term electoral change. No Se… Continue Reading


03.15.21

President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year. "I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us. "This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week... or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago. "It was built by th… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.09.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan Spending Bill and Partisan Power Grab over Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' partisan bills: "When Senators were last in this chamber, our Democratic colleagues were shooting down amendment after amendment to ensure their largely non-COVID-related spending plan remained very liberal and purely partisan. "Republicans proposed amendments to cap extra government help for wealthier Americans… to ensure that direct che… Continue Reading


03.05.21

McConnell: Democrats’ Longest Vote in Recorded Senate History Shows Pure Partisanship is “Tougher Than They Thought It Was Going to Be”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this evening on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' partisan COVID-19 relief strategy: "Well, my goodness. That has been quite a start, quite a start to this fast-track process. They were in a big hurry. We started voting on the first amendment, as the parliamentarian said, right after 11:00 a.m. the Democratic Leader held the vote open all day so they could try to figure out what wa… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.08.21

“American Families Deserve a Process and a Bill that Put Their Actual Needs at the Center”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "In 2020, a Republican Senate and Republican Administration led five historic pandemic rescue packages on a completely bipartisan basis. "We marshalled the largest federal response to any crisis since World War II - about $4 trillion across five bills. All of it completely bipartisan. "But now, Washington Democrats have other ideas. "Eve… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


02.03.21

“No More Goalpost-Moving”: Time to Get America’s Kids Back In School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming budget resolution debate: "This pandemic has forced Americans to confront numerous and compounding tragedies. "Almost 450,000 Americans have been killed. Millions of livelihoods have been upended. "And millions of American kids, especially those who attend public school, have been robbed of an entire year - and counting - of proper school. "… Continue Reading


01.26.21

McConnell on Preserving the Legislative Filibuster for Both Parties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster: "Yesterday, two Democratic Senators confirmed they will not provide the votes to eliminate the legislative filibuster. "The senior Senator for West Virginia issued a public 'guarantee': 'I do not support doing away with the filibuster under any condition.' "Any chance of changing his mind? Quote: 'None whatsoever.' "The senior… Continue Reading

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