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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


10.30.19

Democrats Want to Increase Premiums, Rollback States’ Flexibility and Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration health care policy for states across the country: "Our Democratic colleagues do apparently have time to push for show votes on messaging resolutions with no chance of becoming law. "This week's installment is a Democratic effort to limit the flexibility that governors of both parties have utili… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Democrats Want to Restrict States’ Ability to Lower Premiums and Increase Health Care Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding Democrats' effort to undermine a successful Trump administration healthcare policy for families across the country: "This week, we will vote on another effort by our Democratic colleagues to undo successful Trump administration policy. In recent days, our colleagues across the aisle have forced two failed votes on similar resolutions. "One woul… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Senate Continues Work on Foreign Policy Legislation, Natural Resources Bill Up Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, the Natural Resources Management Act and America's thriving economy: "For the past week now, the Senate's been considering a package of legislation to strengthen our nation's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israe… 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


01.09.18

Significant Benefits of Tax Reform Already Being Seen Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "Yesterday, I mentioned that, already, one million Americans and counting will receive raises or special bonuses thanks to the incentives created by the historic tax reform law that Congress passed and the President signed last month. "For example, Darden Restaurants, Inc., … Continue Reading


09.25.17

Obamacare’s Legacy: Skyrocketing Prices, Disappearing Choices, Failing Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy: "By now, we all know the pain that Obamacare continues to inflict on our families, our communities, and our country. Skyrocketing prices. Disappearing choices. Failing markets. That's the legacy of Obamacare. It has hurt so many already. Without reforms, it will hurt even more Americans as it continues a ye… Continue Reading


07.28.17

McConnell Statement On Obamacare Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. We thought they deserved better. It's why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed l… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Health Care Freedom Act: "The legislation I just laid down is called the Health Care Freedom Act, and it restores freedom to Americans that Obamacare took away. It does so in a number of ways. "First, the Health Care Freedom Act repeals the core pillars of Obamacare. It eliminates the so-called individual mandate that forces many Americans to buy Obamacare in… Continue Reading


07.27.17

McConnell: We’ve Made Important Progress Already, We Can Build On It Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Americans have been hurting under Obamacare. Senators took a big step toward moving beyond its failures with the motion to proceed vote earlier this week. It allowed the Senate to proceed with this important debate. It allowed the Senate to work through an open amendment process. "Senators have consid… Continue Reading


07.26.17

‘Moving Beyond The Failures Of Obamacare Is The Right Thing To Do’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "The Senate took a critical step yesterday afternoon to finally leave the failed experiment of Obamacare in the past. It marks an important moment for our country. It signals a positive development for the countless Americans who continue to suffer under Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and diminished opt… Continue Reading


07.25.17

‘We Can’t Let This Moment Slip By’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said costs would go down. Costs skyrocketed. They said choice would go up. Choice plummeted. Now, Obamacare's years-long lurch toward total collapse is nearing a seemingly inevitable conclusion - and it will hurt even more Americans on t… Continue Reading


07.25.17

An Important First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "I'd like to start this morning with a few words about our friend and colleague from Arizona, Senator McCain, who we'll welcome back today. As I noted last week, Senator McCain is a fighter. That's evidenced by his remarkable life of public service, just as it's again evidenced by his quick return to the Senate thi… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Senate To Proceed To Obamacare Repeal Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced Obamacare on the American people. It was supposed to lower health costs. They skyrocketed. It was supposed to provide more health options. They plummeted. At Obamacare's launch, millions lost the health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. In the years since, Americ… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Americans Are Hurting Under Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "I want to thank the president for having our conference over to the White House yesterday. The president and his administration understand that the American people are hurting under Obamacare. They've been long engaged in the effort to bring relief. Nobody could have been more involved in this effort than the pres… Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senators To Discuss Obamacare Repeal At White House—With A President Who Will Sign It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "Obamacare was imposed on our country seven years ago. It has been hurting the people we represent ever since. Families were supposed to spend less on health costs. They paid more. Families were supposed to have more health choices. They ended up with fewer, sometimes none at all. Worse still, for many years we had… Continue Reading


07.18.17

Senate To Vote On Repeal Of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: "One of the Senate's very first acts this Congress was to pass the legislative tools necessary to repeal Obamacare. We did so because the American people, who had suffered for years under the failures of Obamacare, were calling out for relief. Everyone knows about Obamacare's skyrocketing costs and its plummeting c… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Senate Continues Work To Move Beyond Obamacare’s Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act: "Obamacare has been hurting the people we represent for many years now. That's why the Senate has been working hard to move beyond its failures. Costs were supposed to go down under Obamacare. But they skyrocketed. Premiums have already increased on average by more than 100% on the federal exchange. Next year, they could rise by… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Obamacare Continues To Leave American Families Behind

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare: "I've often come to the floor to relay the stories of Kentuckians who have suffered under Obamacare. Under Obamacare, Kentuckians have seen their premiums skyrocket - by an average of 75% since 2013. Under Obamacare, Kentuckians have seen their options for health i… Continue Reading


07.11.17

McConnell on Obamacare: The American People Are Looking To Us For A Better Way

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare: "Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class. Seven years ago, Democrats imposed it on our country. In the years since, Americans have found themselves at the mercy of its failures repeatedly. Choice was supposed to go up but it plummeted. Costs were supposed … Continue Reading

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