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05.02.19

Continued Confirmations of Abundantly Qualified, Non-Controversial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "A few weeks ago, a majority of the Senate took a modest step to revive some of our institutional traditions and process the president's nominees for lower-level positions in a more fair and expeditious manner. At the time, our Democratic colleagues protested angrily. They'd gladly supported a nearly-… Continue Reading


05.01.19

Senate Continues to Confirm Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made 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 continuing to make significant progress in our consideration of the president's nominees. By the end of this week, three more executive branch positions and five district court vacancies will have been filled with thoroughly qualified individuals. "Already, these uncontrover… Continue Reading


04.30.19

Thanks to Modest Reform, Senate Now Considering Nominees in a More Efficient Manner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate is in the midst of considering several more well-qualified nominees for service in the executive branch and on our nation's federal courts. And we're doing so in a more reasonable, efficient manner -- more in line with this body's tradition -- thanks to the modest reform the Senate passed … Continue Reading


04.29.19

Senate Begins Consideration of Another Slate of Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Now, when I last spoke here on the floor, the Senate had taken an important step toward restoring the sort of comity and efficiency that once governed our consideration of uncontroversial nominations. In the face of across-the-board, systematic opposition and delaying tactics for even the most politi… Continue Reading


04.25.19

McConnell Addresses Hillsdale College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday April 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) traveled to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan to accept an honorary degree. Leader McConnell delivered remarks on his career-long efforts to defend the Constitution and the major constitutional challenges facing our nation today. In addition to the excerpts below, his full speech is available on YouTube. On judicial confirmations: "I believe these lifetime appointments are the single most important thi… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Senate Continues to Overcome Democrat Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate continues to build on last week's progress in restoring our normal tradition regarding lower-level nominations. We're moving several well-qualified nominees more promptly through floor consideration. We're clearing the considerable backlog of those who had been mired for months in our Demo… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Well-Qualified Nominees to Receive Prompt Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding recent action taken to prevent needless obstruction on sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "This week, the Senate will continue its work to move well-qualified nominees off of the executive calendar and give the American people the government they elected. And we'll do it more sensibly and efficiently thanks to last week's action to restore order to the n… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Senate Takes Step to Move Nominees at a Reasonable Pace, Fill Important Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding action taken yesterday to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "Yesterday, the Senate took an important step to restore sense and order to the way we approach the executive calendar. It's one of this body's most important responsibilities. And yet, it's been hampered recently by a campaign of syste… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Let’s Do the Right Thing for the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court judges: "Now, on another matter, 217 days. That's how long elapsed between President Trump sending the Senate his nomination for a Federal Railroad Administrator and this body confirming him. For 217 days, a 45-year veteran of the railroads with unquesti… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity... "Those are the words of Henry Clay, Kentucky's own. They underscore that the decision United States Senators will make today will echo in the h… Continue Reading


05.26.16

Under Republican Leadership, Senate Does It’s Job for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments in the Republican Majority: "So much has changed since the American people elected a new Republican majority to get the Senate back to work. Americans told us to break through the gridlock and get the Senate focused on real solutions again. We have, and we are. "This doesn't mean our colleagues across the aisle will always cooperate - we've ce… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Bipartisan Appropriations Process Continues in Republican-Led Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding appropriations bills for improving care for veterans, transportation and housing infrastructure, and to help address Zika: "Senators have been working diligently this week, continuing our efforts to advance American priorities and responsibly fund important programs through the appropriations process. We've made good progress so far: The Senate already passed one … Continue Reading


05.17.16

McConnell: We’ll Continue Moving Forward with the Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate's record progress on appropriations bills in 40 years: "Last week, the Republican-led Senate passed by an overwhelming majority the first appropriations bill of the year - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "The Republican-led Senate did so in record early time. We began consideration of an annual appropriations bill this year at th… Continue Reading


04.25.16

Back to Work: Republican-Led Senate Kicks Off Week with Bipartisan Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate consideration of appropriations bills: "The top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee recently said that the energy security and water infrastructure funding legislation before us marks an 'excellent kickoff' to the appropriations process. "'This is the first bill of the Appropriations Committee to come to the floor,' she said, and 'it signals that we a… Continue Reading


04.21.16

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate's legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership: "This week we've seen what can be accomplished on behalf of the American people with a Senate that's back to work under the Republican majority. We just passed two broad, bipartisan bills aimed at protecting c… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Senate Notches More Accomplishments Under Republican Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan FAA reauthorization and energy bills: "Under a new Republican majority, the Senate is getting back to work and progress is being made on behalf of the American people. "We saw another example of that yesterday, when we passed the most pro-passenger, pro-security FAA reauthorization in years. "It's the product of dedicated work from Senat… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Broad, Bipartisan Bill Will Significantly Update American Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act: "The Republican-led Senate will have another opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation - legislation aimed at modernizing American energy policies. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is the result of more than a year's worth of work by the Energy Committee Chair, Senator Murkowski, and Ranking Member Senator Cantwell. "… Continue Reading


04.13.16

Bipartisan FAA Bill Will Ramp Up Airport Security, Help Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "Whether traveling for business or leisure, American passengers want to feel safe and informed when flying. They also want to feel assured that, in light of recent terror attacks, more is being done to protect them in our airports and in the skies. "Chairman Thune knows this, and that's why he's wor… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senate to Act on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly Aviation Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "We'll soon begin consideration of bipartisan legislation that can support American jobs, improve airline safety, and help passengers - all without raising taxes or fees on travelers. "The FAA Reauthorization Act before us is the result of a collaborative committee process. It shows what's possible with … Continue Reading


03.15.16

Senate Should Work to Save Families From Higher Grocery Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan biotech labeling legislation: "In the last national election, the American people elected a Republican Senate. Since then, we've accomplished a lot of important things for our country. "Landmark education reform. Permanent tax relief for families and small businesses. Significant action to repair America's roads and bridges. And just last week, decisive steps … Continue Reading

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