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10.16.19

While Democrats Indulge Three-Year-Old Impeachment Obsession, Senate Republicans Ready to Deliver Real Progress for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "I mentioned yesterday the contrast between our work here in the Senate and what's transpiring in the House of Representatives. On this side of the Capitol, we are focused on working for the American people. "We are overcoming Democrats' historic delay tactics and obstruction to confirm more of the president's impressive nominees for the… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading


09.24.19

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Short-Term Government Funding This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "The Senate continues making headway in the personnel business. It's still too bad that our Democratic colleagues continue to insist on cloture votes, floor time, and roll call votes for the kinds of uncontroversial nominees who have ordinarily travelled by voice vote for past adm… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell on Appropriations: I Remain Hopeful We Can Get Process Back on Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "This week, the Senate will consider more of the president's choices to fill important positions in the federal government. Too many important seats have continued to gather dust, two and a half years into this presidency, due to systematic Democrat obstruction. "The president d… Continue Reading


09.10.19

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda for the month of September: "The Senate is in the midst of confirming several more of the president's well-qualified nominees to important federal posts. After we complete today's vote on Ambassador Kelly Craft, whom we confirmed a month ago to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations, we'll turn to several more public servants whom the preside… Continue Reading


09.09.19

Nominations, Appropriations Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda for the month of September: "I'd like to welcome all my colleagues back to the Senate. I hope all of us took advantage of the past weeks that we spent in our home states, with our constituents. Washington D.C. is where we come to work, but we come here to fight for our neighbors, for the places we love and are proud to hail from. "The American … Continue Reading


07.31.19

Ambassador Kelly Craft: A Very Impressive Individual to Serve in the Critical Role of UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees including Ambassador Kelly Craft, the president's nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations (UN): "Yesterday the Senate took a number of steps forward on our considerable 'to-do list' for this week. We confirmed four well-qualified jurists who are now our country's newest district judges and v… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Senate Needs to Confirm More Judges, Confirm Key National Security Nominees, and Pass the President’s Funding Agreement This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's agenda: "The Senate has a lot of important business to attend to before we adjourn for the August state work period. As a reminder to all our colleagues, here's our considerable 'to-do list' for this week: Later this morning, we'll vote to confirm two more of President Trump's impressive nominees for district courts: Michael Liburdi for the District of… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senate to Confirm FAA Administrator, Two More District Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "First, the Senate will confirm several more impressive nominees. We're currently considering Stephen M. Dickson of Georgia to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. After him, we'll turn our attention to two district court nominees. Wendy Williams Berger is the president's choice for the U.S.… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Mark Esper: A Well-Prepared Nominee for a Post of Vital Importance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "The Senate's first order of business this week will be confirming a thoroughly well-prepared nominee to a post of vital national importance. Later today, we'll vote to advance the nomination of Dr. Mark Esper to serve Secretary of Defense. Tomorrow, we'll vote on his confirmation. "When Dr. Esper was nomin… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper: A Man of Honor and Integrity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "Yesterday, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Dr. Mark Esper, the Senate-confirmed Secretary of the Army and President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. They examined his extensive record of military and public service and discussed the variety of challenges the… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Nominations, Ratification of Important Tax Treaties Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's agenda: "The Senate is getting started on another busy week in which we'll complete more important business for the American people. We will confirm a number of well-qualified nominees as well as a number of treaties that pertain to international commerce and keeping our economy strong. "First, the nominations. Later this afternoon, we'll build on tw… Continue Reading


07.11.19

More Well-Qualified Nominees Confirmed with Bipartisan Support in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "All week, the Senate has continued our productivity in overcoming partisan opposition and confirming the president's well-qualified nominees for important offices. We've confirmed the newest judge on the Ninth Circuit. And yesterday we confirmed three district judges by overwhelming bipartisan m… Continue Reading


07.08.19

Senate Will Continue to Confirm Highly-Qualified Nominees for Important Federal Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week the Senate will continue to make headway and confirm the president's highly-qualified nominees for important federal offices. We'll begin by considering Daniel Bress who has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Bress is a graduate of Harvard Co… Continue Reading


06.20.19

McConnell: Kelly Knight Craft Has Won Respect at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations and fellow Kentuckian, Kelly Knight Craft: "Yesterday, I had the opportunity to introduce a skillful leader and fellow Kentuckian before the Foreign Relations Committee. Kelly Knight Craft was confirmed by voice vote in 2017 to serve as U.S. ambassador to Canada. And now she is the president's choice to … Continue Reading


06.19.19

National Defense Authorization Act Up Next In Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm a new Secretary of Defense and the upcoming Senate debate on the National Defense Authorization Act: "First, I want to express my gratitude for Acting Secretary Pat Shanahan, whom we learned yesterday will soon be leaving the Department of Defense. The Acting Secretary has served in a crucial post during challenging times and difficult circumst… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Modest Reform Helping Bipartisan Nominees Get Through Senate at an Efficient Pace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate has been remarkably productive in confirming more of the president's well-qualified nominees. We've confirmed nine newly-minted judges to fill vacancies on the federal bench. Today, we'll turn to the executive branch and confirm David Stillwell to serve as Assistant Secr… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Senate Confirming Uncontroversial Well-Qualified Nominees in Fraction of the Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week we're continuing to confirm more unobjectionable nominees who've had to move through the Senate more slowly than they should. Yesterday, we confirmed Sarah Daggett Morrison to serve as a District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. And despite the fact that our Democratic friends … Continue Reading


06.11.19

Senate to Consider Six More Well-Qualified Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "This week, the Senate is making more progress in the personnel business. Since returning to more prompt consideration for unobjectionable, lower-level nominees, we're continuing to fill important vacancies around the executive branch and on the federal bench. Yesterday, we confirmed several more… Continue Reading


06.05.19

Senate Continues to Clear Backlog of Nominees Left By Democrats’ Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Saul of New York to serve as Commissioner of Social Security and voted to advance several more highly-qualified nominees. Today, we'll vote to confirm three other executive-branch nominees to important posts at the Departments of State and Interior a… Continue Reading

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