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04.27.21

Senate Should Not Confirm a Veteran of the Job-Killing War on Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "This week, the Senate is set to vote on President Biden's nominee to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA. "The nominee needs no introduction for my fellow Kentuckians and our neighbors in coal country. But for those less familiar: Janet McCabe was the chief author of the "Clean Power Plan" that President Obama unveiled in 2015 "Well, si… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Biden Climate Agenda: Toothless Requests Abroad, Maximum Pain at Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding climate policy: "Yesterday, I mentioned that the DNA of the far-left Green New Deal is all over President Biden's spending bills. That wasn't just my opinion; it was the verdict of our colleague the junior Senator for Massachusetts. "Today, the President is scheduled to meet virtually with a group of world leaders on climate policy. His agenda, reportedly… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Government Funding Legislation Has Big Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'In the meantime, the Senate is busy completing the legislation that our country needs. 'Yesterday, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report and put it on President Trump's desk. Thanks to the diligence of Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed, this critical legislation to support our armed forces will become law for a 59th con… Continue Reading


11.07.19

McConnell Sponsors New Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coal Families’ Health Care and Pension Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan bill he introduced with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect health care and pension benefits for Kentucky miners - the Bipartisan American Miners Act: "One of the untold stories of the Obama administration was the dramatic geographic inequality that deepened on Democrats' watch. "From 2010 to 2016, the natio… Continue Reading


10.17.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Oppose Democrats’ War on Coal Revival

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt to revive an Obama-era anti-coal regulation: "I've been discussing this week how Washington Democrats have sought for three years to effectively nullify the Trump presidency. They've tried to cancel out the voters' decision in 2016 and dodge the consequences of Secretary Clinton's defeat - whether through the three-year-old impeachment para… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Far-Left Agenda Would Harm Vulnerable Communities Just As Republican Agenda Is Helping Them Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Earlier this week, I spoke about the economic pain that many Americans felt under the last administration's left-wing policies -- and all the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have done to turn the page. Today, we see the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 y… Continue Reading


06.19.19

McConnell Supports Rollback of Obama-Era Anti-Coal Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the end of a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation that will be finalized later today: "The previous administration left a sprawling mess of regulation tangled throughout the federal government and the U.S. economy. Sweeping left-wing visions were dreamt up here in Washington and forced on farm families, domestic manufacturers, and small businesses throughout the cou… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: Foolish and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Today, the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chairman Barrasso, is meeting to consider legislation that would help reduce, capture, and find productive uses for carbon dioxide emissions. It's an important subject. It deserves a serious approach. But as we all know, some on the far left have recently offered other ideas on this subject.… Continue Reading


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

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