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10.24.20

McConnell Deconstructs Democrats’ Misstatements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward concluding our consideration of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. "The judge is one of the most brilliant, admired, and impressive nominees for any public office in a generation. "Tomorrow, we will vote on advancing her nomination toward a final confirmation … Continue Reading


10.23.20

Democrats Have Driven the Politicization of Judicial Confirmations at Every Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Colleagues, my first experience with Supreme Court confirmations here in the Senate, I was a young staffer for a junior member of the Judiciary Committee. "That was also the same time I met a young guy named Lamar Alexander who had just left the Senate to go down to the White House to work in congressional affairs. "So I've had an opport… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Democrats Repeating Basic Falsehoods to Justify Court-Packing Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the floor. Their recommendation was that she be confirmed. It was unanimous. "As one CNN journalist stated last week, quote, 'let's be honest, in another [political] age... Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be getting 70 votes or more in the U.S.… Continue Reading


10.21.20

McConnell Before Senate Vote on More COVID-19 Relief: “The Country Needs an Outcome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Today, the Senate will have the opportunity to advance another COVID-19 relief package for American families. "For more than seven months now, the American people have been facing what one writer described as a health crisis with an economic crisis strapped to its back. "The Senate has stepped up repeatedly, on a bipartisan basis, to help … Continue Reading


10.20.20

McConnell: Second Round of the Job-Saving Paycheck Protection Program Should Be a Bipartisan Slam Dunk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 and the Paycheck Protection Program: "Quote: 'It would have been really hard for us to get through without it.' That was the co-owner of Apollo Pizza, which has a handful of locations throughout Kentucky. "Quote: 'It touches my heart just knowing that I can bring folks back and gainfully employ people who need to work.' That was a restaurateur in Fa… Continue Reading


10.05.20

McConnell: Transparent “Stalling Tactics” Won’t Block Judge Barrett’s Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19, the Senate schedule, and the Supreme Court: "The Senate has spent the last few days like all Americans have: Praying for quick healing and a smooth recovery for President Trump and the First Lady following their positive COVID-19 tests. "I spoke to the President by phone twice this past weekend. Both times, his spirits were high. Both times, we tal… Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell on Growing Threats of Religious Discrimination: “It’s Not Just This One Nominee”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "Like I said - much of the script [against Judge Barrett] has been predictable. "But I'll tell you one thing I did not predict. "I honestly did not expect the Democratic Leader to come to the Senate floor and say that concerns about anti-religious discrimination are, quote, 'manufactured hysterics.' I did not … Continue Reading


10.01.20

McConnell Debunks Democrats’ False Attacks on Judge Barrett and Ahistorical Demands for Recusal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett and religious freedom: "At this time last week, the nation did not know whom President Trump would be nominating to the Supreme Court. "But amazingly, we did know what kinds of false attacks the far left would deploy against whoever it was. "Democrats and special interests have been telling the country for 45 years that every Supreme… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell on Democrats Blocking COVID-19 Relief: “The American People are Still Hurting”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "If Senate Democrats were half as concerned as they say about American families' healthcare, they would not have filibustered a multi-hundred-billion-dollar proposal for more coronavirus relief just a few weeks ago. "A Senate minority that was focused on Americans' health would have let us fund more tests, treatments, and vaccine development… Continue Reading


09.30.20

McConnell Praises Judge Barrett and Denounces Attacks on Judicial Independence

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 Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "This week, the Senators who are sitting down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett are meeting an incredibly impressive jurist and highly qualified nominee. "They're hearing from the professor whom former colleagues call, quote, 'mind-blowingly intelligent,' 'one of… Continue Reading


09.29.20

McConnell: Dishonest Attacks on Judge Barrett Only Prove Why Judges Like Her Are So Necessary

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 Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "As I predicted last week, the far left is rushing to make this nomination about anything but Judge Barrett's qualifications. "The instant she was announced, they started with the same unhinged attacks they have recycled for every Supreme Court nomination by… Continue Reading


09.24.20

“Every Single Time”: Far Left Attacks on Nominees Have Not Changed in 45 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. "We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. "But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting the instant she or he is introduced. "Isn't that a little curious, w… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Leader Schumer’s Decades-Long History of Politicizing Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate history and judicial nominations: "I've already talked a lot about history this week. But before we shift focus to President Trump's nominee, we need to review Senate history one more time. "As we await the hurricane of misrepresentations and bad-faith attacks that seem almost guaranteed to pour out, we need to understand, in clear terms, why our coll… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Schumer “Temper Tantrum” Halted Bipartisan Work on National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Minority Leader Schumer: "Two days ago, the Democratic Leader threatened that if the Senate majority dares to play by the rules and behave like a Senate majority, it would mean 'the end of this supposedly great deliberative body.' "Yesterday, we learned what he meant. We saw important Senate business hurt by what amounted to a temper tantrum. "For some reas… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Democrats’ Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent. "When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations a… Continue Reading


09.16.20

McConnell: Senate Confirming More Impressive Judges Despite Historic Democratic Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the war on institutions, the filibuster, and judicial confirmations: "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. "We proposed another package with hundreds of billions of dollars to make schools safer for kids, to help American workers keep or reg… Continue Reading


09.14.20

McConnell on Democrats Threatening to Kill the Filibuster While Filibustering Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats blocking COVID-19 aid: "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. "We want to get hundreds of billions more dollars into the pipeline for kids, jobs, and healthcare. "But unfortunately, Senate Democrats ch… Continue Reading


09.10.20

McConnell: Every Senator Will Vote Today to Help Working Families or Give Them Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Congress has spent months talking -- talking -- about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should w… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Democrats Have Run Out of Excuses Not To Legislate for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Anyone watching the Senate yesterday saw another installment in an ongoing series that has become somewhat familiar. "Republicans roll out yet another effort to forge a bipartisan compromise around coronavirus relief… and Democrats reply with partisan cheap shots and threats to block everything. "Republicans develop a serious plan t… Continue Reading


09.08.20

McConnell on Targeted COVID-19 Relief: “Senators Will Vote This Week and the American People Will Be Watching”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Our nation has spent the last six months fighting the medical, economic, and social effects of this pandemic. "The Senate's historic rescue package from back in March, the CARES Act, has gone a long way to help American workers and families endure these incredible challenges. "It delivered the extra federal unemployment benefits that help… Continue Reading

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