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05.25.22

Democrats’ Radical Nominees Will Make Families’ Problems Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Gas prices have set new all-time record highs every day for more than two weeks. Overall inflation is the worst it's been in more than 40 years. And the Biden Administration is preparing to follow their botched Afghanistan retreat with a disastrous nuclear deal that would help Iran and hurt America. "But this week, the Senate Democratic major… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Democrats Pushing Radical Partisans for Key Government Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This week, our Democratic colleagues want a second run at some controversial nominees who stalled out last month. "Today, Senate Democrats will try again to confirm Professor Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board. "Professor Cook has no proven expertise in monetary economics at all, much less fighting inflation. One of her main supposed qua… Continue Reading


04.07.22

The Court and the Country Need Constitutionalist Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "The last few weeks have confirmed a pattern that has played out repeatedly in recent decades. "When Republican presidents make Supreme Court nominations, the far left and the media melt down. Absurd allegations, conspiracy theories, cheap gimmicks, and apocalyptic rhetoric are guaranteed. "But when Democratic presidents make nomination… Continue Reading


03.24.22

“I Cannot and Will Not Support Judge Jackson”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Jackson: "The Judiciary Committee has completed its hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. I enjoyed meeting the nominee. I went into the Senate's process with an open mind. "But after studying the nominee's record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to our highest Court. *… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Judge Jackson’s “Policy Disagreement” From the Bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Yesterday, I said I hoped the second day of Judge Jackson's responses would provide more clarity on some vital questions. "Unfortunately, the nominee's answers trended the other way. "Regarding the Court as an institution, the nominee continued to reject the examples of Justices Ginsburg and Breyer. She refused to denounce partisan co… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Bipartisan Opposition to President Biden’s Radical Fed Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Reserve: "There is bipartisan Senate opposition to Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Biden's radical and unacceptable nominee to the powerful Federal Reserve Board position of Vice Chair for Supervision. "Runaway inflation is hammering American families. Democrats' reckless policies have backed the Fed into a tricky corner. Just this morning, the n… Continue Reading


03.03.22

McConnell Remarks on Meeting With Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding : "Yesterday morning, I hosted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the President's nominee to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, in my office. "I was glad to meet with Judge Jackson. We enjoyed a cordial discussion. Like I've been saying, Republicans fundamentally believe the nominee, the Court, and the country all deserve better than the disgraceful di… Continue Reading


03.01.22

McConnell to Meet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court: "Last week, President Biden announced his choice to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson was confirmed less than a year ago to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Now every Senator must carefully evaluate Judge Jackson's record, legal views, and judicial philosophy. "The nominee… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Federal Reserve Needs Nominees Without Radical Far-Left Ideologies and Ethical Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This Democrat-caused inflation has forced the Federal Reserve and its Board of Governors into a tricky position. "But while the country is carefully watching the Fed Board of Governors, the Senate happens to be considering several of President Biden's nominees to that very Board. "Later today, I'll meet with Chairman Powell, whom President B… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


08.07.21

Biden Administration’s ATF Nomination Somehow Gets Worse Every Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "I've already discussed how the Biden Administration has nominated a proud and proven opponent of Americans' constitutional rights to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "I didn't think there could be any more evidence that David Chipman is the wrong choice to serve as the top federal administrator of firearms policy.… Continue Reading


07.30.21

A “Loud, Proud, Would-Be Gun Grabber” with Checkered Resume Should Not Run ATF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "The President has made an inexplicable choice in nominating David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "This nominee has a long track record of open hostility to law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights. "He is a loud, proud, would-be gun-grabber who has made it a personal mission to erode the Bill … Continue Reading


07.20.21

Biden Administration Playing “Partisan Hardball” in Recent String of Firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing traditions: "Later today, the Senate will vote on President Biden's nominee to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. "There shouldn't be a vacancy in this position. When President Biden took office, the person serving as the NLRB's top lawyer was still in the middle of the term to which the Senate had confirmed him. He … Continue Reading


04.21.21

“I Will Strongly Oppose Confirming Vanita Gupta to Serve as Associate Attorney General”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Over the past few months, Senate Republicans have made clear that we believe a President is entitled to choose qualified, mainstream nominees to staff the executive branch and receive prompt and fair treatment from the Senate. "I would say the 50 Senate Republicans have treated President Biden's nominees more fairly than Senate Democrats tre… 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


03.17.21

McConnell on Challenges Posed by China and Potential for Bipartisan Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: "Tomorrow, the Secretary of State and the President's National Security Advisor will have their first face-to-face meeting with Chinese officials. "I'm glad our officials met with regional allies like Japan and South Korea right beforehand, and have been in touch with Australia and European allies as well. It's essential that we and our friends pres… Continue Reading


03.17.21

McConnell Calls on Trade Nominee Tai to Support Increasing Exports, Supporting Kentucky Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Fortunately, the Senate will first be confirming a thoroughly-qualified nominee to be the new Administration's top trade official. "Katherine Tai is just the kind of qualified and mainstream person who is positioned to serve President Biden and the country well. "That's why she received broad, bipartisan support from the Finance Committee, a… Continue Reading


03.17.21

Becerra Nomination: Light on Health Expertise, Heavy on “Commitment to Partisan Warfare”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "Last week, our Democratic colleagues had to resort to a rare tactic to rescue the stalled nomination of Xavier Becerra to run the Department of Health and Human Services. "The distinguishing feature of this nominee's resume is not his expertise in health, medicine, or administration. That part of the resume is very brief. What stands out are … Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell on Becerra Nomination: Wrong Nominee to Run HHS During a Global Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Becerra nomination: "At noon today, the Senate will vote on whether to pluck the Becerra nomination out of committee after it failed to garner enough support to advance. "Every one of President Biden's nominations the Senate has considered so far has received bipartisan support for confirmation. "There's a reason Mr. Becerra could not get one single R… Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on Environmental Nominees: When Bad Policies are On the Table, Kentucky Families are On The Menu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "That brings me to the issue of immigration more broadly. "Just a few weeks onto the job, the Biden Administration and Secretary Mayorkas are flailing and failing on our southern border. "The number of unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody has tripled in two weeks and now dwarfs anything seen during the last four years. "Li… Continue Reading

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