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12.06.18

McConnell Applauds Rollback of Anti-Coal Regulation

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 a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation: "For eight years, President Obama landed blow after blow in his War on Coal. As we all know, it wasn't just the coal companies that endured the pain. Hardworking families - many who live in economically-distressed communities that relied on mining jobs - became the casualties of this ideological agenda. … Continue Reading


08.22.18

Bonuses, Pay Raises, Tax-Cuts for Middle Class Families Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: "This week, I've been highlighting some examples of the strength of the U.S. economy. The people of West Virginia, where President Trump visited yesterday evening, are no exception to this national trend. During the Obama years, West Virginia's economy was hit hard.… Continue Reading


08.21.18

McConnell on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the EPA's replacement for the costly Obama-era "Clean Power Plan:" "The Obama Administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era. An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime -- built not on effective policy, but on far-left ideo… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Major Progress 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 president's State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Joseph Balash to Play Critical Role in Coal Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, Joseph Balash: "In addition to our important work on tax reform and to fund the government, this week the Senate is also continuing our efforts to confirm President Trump's nominees to his administration. "Soon, the Senate will consider the nomination of Joseph Balash to serve … Continue Reading


05.04.17

Funding Bill Will Make a Positive Impact On the People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The Senate will soon vote on the government-funding bill the House passed yesterday, and with it, critical resources to address a number of issues facing our country. As I've noted over the course of this week, the bill includes a number of provisions that are important to our country and - today - I'd like to take a closer look at the… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Funding Bill Addresses Important Needs for Our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Later today, the House will vote to pass a funding agreement that advances a number of American priorities - achieving important things that would not have been possible under the previous administration. "Take the border. President Trump and the Republican Congress made securing the border a priority - and this funding bill acts on … Continue Reading


05.02.17

Funding Bill Will Promote a Number of American Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "Yesterday, after months of committee work and bicameral negotiations, a government funding agreement that abides by the spending caps set in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was filed in the House. This legislation will promote a number of American and conservative priorities. "It will help strengthen the border, with the largest bor… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Bipartisan Bill Will Fund U.S. Military, Miners’ Benefits, Border, Fight Against Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill: "The funding bill announced last night will allow us to make critical advances to rebuild our military, strengthen our border, and continue providing relief to communities that have struggled for too long against the opioid epidemic. These are important priorities of Congress and the president, they reflect a lot of hard work, and they … Continue Reading


04.28.17

McConnell: Protecting Miners’ Health Care Remains A Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding miners' health care benefits and the short-term continuing resolution: "With cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will pass a short-term continuing resolution before this evening so that members of both parties can continue work on a longer-term solution. The legislation we should pass today will carry us through next week, so that a bipartis… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Tax Reform, Funding the Government, Moving Ahead on Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform, the president's nominees and the government funding bill: "Yesterday the administration introduced a plan to serve as the guideline for modernizing and simplifying America's tax code. This process is long overdue, and it's a priority that's shared by the Republican House, Senate, and the administration. "By bringing down tax rates for individuals, we … Continue Reading


03.28.17

American Energy Independence Executive Order is Good News for Kentucky Coal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Independence Executive Order that President Trump plans to sign today: "Throughout my career in the Senate, I've worked hard to defend coal communities and the jobs that they, and so many across the country, depend upon. These men and women have dedicated their lives to providing an affordable and reliable power source for our homes, businesses, and communiti… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Congress Chips Away at Obama’s Job-Killing Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Helping Coal Families By Overturning Job-Killing Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "For the last eight years, the Obama Administration has pushed through a number of harmful regulations that circumvent Congress, slow growth, shift power away from state and local governments toward Washington, and kill jobs. "Even on the way out the … Continue Reading


01.17.17

McConnell Unveils Permanent Coal Miner Health Care Fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on legislation he introduced to protect the health care benefits of coal miners: "In the days since President Obama took office, too many coal miners have lost their jobs - including well over 10,000 in Kentucky - and more than 25 coal mining companies have filed for bankruptcy. This means that there are fewer active workers available to pay into an expanding retiremen… Continue Reading


03.14.16

National Democrats’ War on Coal Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding national democrats' continued assault on Kentucky coal miners, their families, and their jobs: "When President Obama was a candidate, he boasted that his energy tax policies would make electricity prices 'skyrocket' for American families. When President Obama took office, his administration declared a war on coal families and their jobs. "For a time, his administration … Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCOTUS Order Latest Sign President Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs Are Illegal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the U.S. Supreme Court's stay of President Obama's so-called "Clean" Power Plan: "A few years ago the Obama Administration rolled out a massive regulatory scheme they dubbed a 'Clean' Power Plan-an odd choice, given that it wouldn't have a meaningful impact on global emissions or the health of our planet. "Here's what those massive regulations likely would do though. "Ship Midd… Continue Reading


01.12.16

In Final State of the Union, the President Should Move Beyond the Failed Policies of the Past

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's State of the Union tonight: "Tonight, we will welcome President Obama to the Capitol for his State of the Union address. "It's his final address. It gives us cause for reflection. "Many of us recall the moment in Boston when a State Senator became a national star. "His rhetorical gift was undeniable. It was soaring elocution bathed in confetti that promis… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Senate Considers Measures to Block Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the President's EPA regulations: "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. "Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. "Th… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measures to Stop the Obama Administration’s Regulations on Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding measures to overturn the Administration's job killing regulations: "As I noted this morning, Senators from both parties have joined together to work toward overturning the Administration's deeply regressive energy regulations. "These regulations will ship more Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They will punish the poor. "They will make it even harder for coal families in st… Continue Reading

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