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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


03.22.21

We Know What Kinds of Policies Are Pro-Job and Pro-Worker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American workers: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the President's nominee to head the Department of Labor. "I'll be voting against confirming Mr. Walsh. The Biden Administration has already signaled they will ask him to implement a variety of policies that do not serve the long-term interests of American workers. "Unfortunately, it appears that w… 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


01.28.21

“Piecemeal Green New Deal” Putting Ideology Ahead of Working Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy and protecting jobs: "The country's waited to see whether the new Administration would follow a pro-job, pro-worker, pro-working-family approach... or give in to the far left and put ideological concerns before kitchen-table ones. "Unfortunately, we haven't had to wait long. "As recently as October, now-President Biden said 'you can't [legis… Continue Reading


03.04.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Override Partisan Keystone Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to override the President's veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill: "President Obama has advocated reducing our reliance on Middle Eastern oil. "President Obama has advocated reaffirming the commitment of the United States to its close allies. "And President Obama has led us to believe he'd work to create American jobs, not veto them. … Continue Reading


03.04.15

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Side with Middle Class, Not Extremists, on Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to override the President's veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill: "Construction of the Keystone Pipeline would pump billions into our economy. It would support thousands of jobs. And a bipartisan majority in both the House and Senate voted to support it. "Today, the Senate will vote to support American jobs and infrastructure again. "It s… Continue Reading


03.02.15

McConnell Outlines Busy Senate Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week in the Senate: "This week promises to be a busy one. "Just across the street, an important Obamacare case will be argued before the Supreme Court. "And tomorrow, here in the Capitol, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress. It's an important speech that comes at an important time. Iran's long-standing determination to deve… Continue Reading


02.25.15

Stopping the President's Executive Overreach, Funding DHS is 'Sensible Way Forward,' McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to work with Republicans to stop the President's recent immigration overreach and fund the Department of Homeland Security: "Yesterday, President Obama took the extreme step of vetoing good American jobs. "He sided with partisan extremists and powerful special interests over the middle class. "It says a lot about the priorities of this Administration. But if the W… Continue Reading


02.24.15

McConnell Urges President to Stand with Middle Class, Not Political Extremists, and Support Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on the President to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline bill: "Congress is sending the President another piece of bipartisan legislation today. Americans of both parties are calling on him to sign it. There's no reason not to. "The Keystone jobs bill is just common sense. The construction of this important infrastructure project would support thousands of American jobs. It would pump … Continue Reading


02.11.15

McConnell Urges the President to Sign Keystone Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging the President to sign the Keystone jobs bill: "Last night, I joined members of both parties to recognize the latest bipartisan achievement for the American people. "The Clay Hunt act, which will provide important support to our nation's veterans, passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. It's on its way to President Obama's desk now. I'm confident he'll si… Continue Reading


01.30.15

Veterans Bill, Homeland Security Funding, Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the Keystone jobs bill, the Clay Hunt Act and DHS funding: "The Senate's passage of the Keystone jobs bill is great news for the American people. "Now, the Senate will soon turn its attention to a few different matters. "First, we'll be voting on a bipartisan measure that's been championed by the Chairs of the Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees. "We l… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Keystone Approval Will Boost The Economy, Support Thousands of Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging final passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act: "The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. But the Keystone jobs debate has been important for the Senate and for our country. "We took about a dozen more roll-call votes on amendments yesterday. That means the Senate has now taken more than twice as many of these amendment votes on this bill alone than were allowed all of last year… Continue Reading


01.28.15

McConnell Urges Passage of Keystone, Calls on President to Sign Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging passage of the Keystone Pipeline bill, a bipartisan infrastructure bill: "Today, the Senate will resume consideration of the Keystone bill. "There are up to 18 roll call votes scheduled this afternoon on pending amendments to the bill. I commend Chairman Murkowski and Senator Cantwell for working with our colleagues to get dozens and dozens of amendments up and voted on in the… Continue Reading


01.27.15

McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Support Bipartisan Jobs, Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support the Keystone Pipeline: "The Keystone jobs bill is a bipartisan infrastructure project the American people deserve. "So the vote last night to filibuster was disappointing. "The Keystone jobs bill has been considered and reported out by the Energy Committee… "It's been subject to weeks of open debate. "Senators on both sides have been abl… Continue Reading


01.26.15

McConnell Urges Senate Support For Keystone Infrastructure Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to vote for legislation approving construction of the Keystone Pipeline: "This weekend, President Obama's Chief of Staff lamented that the Senate has taken several weeks to debate an 'infrastructure project' - the Keystone jobs bill. "I agree it's about time to bring the Keystone debate to a positive conclusion, and we'll do that soon. We've had a lot of floor … Continue Reading


01.22.15

Senate Moves Forward with Open Process on Keystone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Keystone energy debate: "The Senate will continue its work on the Keystone jobs bill today. "It's great to see a real debate on the floor of the Senate again. "We saw some action in this chamber yesterday. Even some unpredictability. "We saw how democracy in the Senate has looked many times in the past. "It's great to see both sides able to offer amendments once more. … Continue Reading


01.21.15

SOTU: A Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan, Constructive Engagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union last night: "Last night, the American people heard two very different addresses. "One was focused on the middle class, and how Washington can work together in a serious way for better jobs, higher wages, and more opportunity. It was a call for constructive cooperation. It was a call for new ideas. "I commend Senator Ernst for her thoughtful … Continue Reading


01.20.15

President Should Work with Congress on Bipartisan Jobs and Reform Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union tonight: "Tonight, we'll welcome President Obama to the Capitol. "We look forward to hearing what he has to say. "We're looking forward to Senator Ernst's address too. Joni Ernst understands the concerns of hardworking families in a way much of Washington hasn't. That's why the people of her state sent her here, to fight for them. She'll … Continue Reading


01.13.15

Senate Remains Focused on Bipartisan Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor beginning an open floor debate on Keystone: "This morning, the Senate will continue to debate the motion to proceed to the Keystone XL bill, with the time equally divided until 12:30 pm. "Some of our colleagues on the other side continue to filibuster the motion to proceed to this bill. All Senators should know that we will get on this bill today and begin the amendment process - eith… Continue Reading

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