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10.19.21

Democrats Planning Historic Tax Hikes That Would Hit the Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Every day, American families are feeling real pain because of the reckless and inflationary policies that Democrats have already rammed through. "The American people are facing the highest inflation in more than ten years. They're paying an extra dollar a gallon at the pump and soaring prices at the grocery stor… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Amid Historic Spike in Murder Rate, Biden Administration Pushes Soft-on-Crime Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rule of law: "Last week, Washington D.C. was again the site of illegal political violence from the radical left. "A mob of environmental extremists set upon the Department of the Interior. They shoved through blocked doors. They hurt the police and security personnel who tried to hold the line. These radicals put one law enforcement officer in the hosp… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Biden Administration Adds Foreign Policy to Growing List of Crises They’ve Created

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "While Americans contend with Democrats' self-created border crisis and inflation crisis, our foreign policy is in crisis as well. "The Biden Administration's disastrous retreat from Afghanistan may be over, but the danger to the American citizens and Afghan partners it left behind certainly isn't. "Around the world, adversaries and all… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Include New Natural Gas Tax and Higher Electricity Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Washington Democrats are behind closed doors trying to hammer out a multi-trillion-dollar reckless taxing and spending spree. But we already know a lot about their bill. "First and foremost, we know their reckless legislation would hurt American families and help China. "It's that simple. Inflicting pain on Ame… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Senate Moving Toward McConnell Pathway to Prevent Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Republican and Democratic members and staff have negotiated through the night in good faith. The Senate is moving toward the path I laid out yesterday to spare the American people a manufactured crisis. "All year, the Democratic government has made unprecedented and repeated use of reconciliation to pass radical policies on party-line vote… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes and IRS Spying Would Hurt American Workers and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "President Biden makes two claims about the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are writing behind closed doors. He is saying it costs zero dollars… and that he needs massive tax hikes to pay for it. "Talk about magical Washington math! If they embark on a Washington spending binge, as long a… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree Would Jeopardize Medicare and Reduce New Medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While the American people are battling inflation at its worst since 2008, Washington Democrats are behind closed doors writing another reckless taxing and spending spree that would have the government borrow and print trillions upon trillions more. "While our economy still struggles to fully recover from last ye… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Block McConnell Effort to Advance Debt Limit Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following statement today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Mr. President - "My colleague wants to discuss precedents from more than a decade ago. "But he and his colleagues have spent all year boasting that what Democrats are doing to the country and the economy is completely without precedent! "There is nothing normal about Democrats using reconciliation multiple times to blow a $5.5 trillion… Continue Reading


09.28.21

As World Braces for Energy Shortage, Democrats Want War on Affordable American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "While Washington Democrats neglect basic governance, they're still trying to write another reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors. "Many details are still fuzzy, but one basic truth is very clear: Their far-left wish list will hurt families and help China. "New pain and new burdens for American … Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Help Paving their Path toward Partisan Recklessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on clean government funding legislation. "Senator Shelby and I put forward legislation that could pass the Senate easily and keep the government open. We were ready to avoid a shutdown… get urgent relief to Louisiana… help vetted Afghans who helped America… and continue suppor… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Senate Democrats Block Vote On Clean Legislation To Keep Government Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "The Democratic Leader has scheduled a vote today that he knows will fail. For more than two months, since July, Republicans have been clear about where we stand: "We are willing to work together to keep government open. "We are not willing to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling while they write a reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Will Democrats Add Shutdown Drama to List of Unnecessary Self-Created Crises?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "It's not unusual for a presidency to have a rough spell. Every Administration faces a stretch of time where nothing seems to go their way. "What we're witnessing today is entirely different. "President Biden has not been dealt a bad hand by forces outside his control. This White House is not sailing through some unavoidabl… Continue Reading


09.23.21

McConnell Outlines How the Unified Democratic Government Will Raise the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' multi-trillion-dollar reckless tax and spending spree and their duty to raise the debt ceiling: "Republicans are shining a spotlight on the reckless taxing and spending spree that Washington Democrats are writing behind closed doors. "The radical left is pushing in all their chips. They want to use this terrible but temporary pandemic as a T… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Inflation Already Hammering Families as Democrats Plot Yet Another Reckless Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Over the past several months, American families have had to contend with an historic amount of painful inflation. "This summer we saw the prices for core personal consumption soar at the fastest pace in nearly 30 years. Last month, the producer price index notched its steepest year-on-year jump in more than a decade. "Across the country, acros… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Border Emergency and Humanitarian Crisis Are Direct Results of Democrats’ Failed Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the ongoing crisis at the border: "The American people are watching a terrible sight unfold on our southern border. "Many thousands of people, largely from Haiti, are literally huddling together underneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, just across the Rio Grande. "Temperatures have been in the triple digits. The conditions are unsanitary and inhumane. "This… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' tax hikes: "A senior House Democrat told us in March 2020 that COVID presented, 'a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.' "President Biden said last week that while 'this pandemic has been godawful for so many reasons… it does present us with an opportunity.' "The reckless taxing and spending spree that Washingt… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Efforts to Repackage Failed Election Takeover Bills Will Meet Same Fate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' federal election takeover: "Last week, Senate Democrats announced what was marketed as a compromise on carving out a bigger role for Washington D.C. in elections across America. "It was hardly the first time our Democratic colleagues had given their takeover of fifty states' election law a makeover. Over the years, it's sometimes been sold as an… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Meant to Turn Temporary Pandemic into Permanent Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Over the past year and a half, senior Democratic leaders decided the upheaval and hardship of a once-in-a-century pandemic was really a chance to justify radical, left-wing change. "This isn't me conjecturing. It's what they keep saying. "Right at the start of the crisis, March 2020, the House Democratic Wh… Continue Reading


09.20.21

As Democrats Go It Alone on Reckless Borrowing, They Will Need to Handle Debt Limit Alone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Democrats have unified control of the Senate, the House, and the White House. Their strategy for all this 'transformational' borrowing, spending, and tax hikes was deliberately designed to include no Republican input and receive no Republican votes. "Since Democrats decided to go it alone, they will not get … Continue Reading

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