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06.03.20

The Senate is Here and Working 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 week's business: "Our nation is caught within a number of grave problems at the same time. "This week, in cities across America, the pain of racial injustice has been compounded by violent riots that have drowned out peaceful protests and hurt innocent people. "Millions of working families continue to face the historic economic fallout from the coronavi… Continue Reading


06.02.20

McConnell: “The Senate Is Present and Working”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Obviously, and unfortunately, this turmoil is not the only great challenge before us. Lest we forget, the healthcare fight against the worst viral pandemic in a century is still upon us. "Our nation is trying to smartly and safely re-open. Just as small businesses in some cities are sweeping up broken glass, American workers and entrepr… Continue Reading


05.21.20

McConnell on Successful Slowing of COVID-19: The American People Have Won “An Important Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "All month, the Senate has been on the job, attending to the needs of our nation. "We have legislated. We've confirmed nominees. We've held major hearings and conducted oversight on the historic response to COVID-19. "Now, yesterday, we learned that our Senate action will continue to contrast with our absentee neighbors across the rotunda. "While… Continue Reading


05.20.20

McConnell: House Democrats Playing With “Perpetual Impeachment” While the Senate Fights the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' perpetual impeachment and the CARES Act: "Week after week, this Capitol has been a study in contrasts. Call it a tale of two chambers. "Over here in the United States Senate, the lights are on, the doors are open, and we are working for the American people. "All month, we've been in session - passing national-security legislation, confirmin… Continue Reading


05.18.20

McConnell: Essential Workers Are Showing Up for Our Country And The Senate Is Showing Up for Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold our nation on high alert. "More than 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 lives have been tragically lost. And the livelihoods of tens of millions of working families have been turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye. "Our nation's healthcare system has not… Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on COVID-19 Response: “This Half of the Capitol is Doing Our Job”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "This pandemic is weighing heavily on the American people. "Roughly 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 have died. Unemployment has not been this high since World War II. "Just a few months ago, millions of hardworking men and women were thriving and optimistic. They were making big plans across kitchen tables. … Continue Reading


05.05.20

McConnell: “Let’s Continue to Stand Together for Our Country”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus response: "It's been little more than a hundred days since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. "Since then our nation has come face-to-face with this full-scale pandemic. "Families have hunkered down and changed their routines. Bustling Main Streets have literally come to a halt. "Essential workers have taken new … Continue Reading


05.04.20

McConnell: “Our Bosses Are The American People and They Are Counting on Us to Keep Serving”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business and nominations: "The Senate is back in session. In this unusual period for our nation, it has been more than five weeks since the full Senate last convened. "Now, as I explained on March 25th, right before we passed the CARES Act 96 to nothing, the Senate has kept right on working this whole time. "We've monitored the implementation o… Continue Reading


06.06.18

McConnell: We’ll Keep Delivering on Legislation to Make America Stronger, Safer and More Prosperous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the cancellation of the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess due to historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Yesterday, I announced that the Senate's regularly-scheduled August recess will not occur this year. Members will be able to meet with our constituents during a standard one-week state work period at the beginning of the month. Then, we'll c… Continue Reading


04.24.17

Following Productive State Work Period, Senate Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding confirmation votes for Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture and Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General: "Over the past couple of weeks Senators have had the opportunity to travel their states, meet with those they represent, and talk about issues that matter most to their communities. I think I speak on behalf of each of my colleagues when I say t… Continue Reading


01.04.17

The Horizon of a New Era

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the start of the new Congress: "Two years ago the American people sent a new majority to the Senate. "They called for a change in direction. "They called for the Senate to get to work. "So we got committees functioning again, we gave members of both parties a say again, and we put the Senate back to work again - and back on the side of the American people. "Because w… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the opening of the 115th Congress: "I'm pleased to welcome back familiar faces and express warm greetings to new ones. "On the Republican side, that includes Senator Young of Indiana and Senator Kennedy of Louisiana. "On the Democratic side, that includes Senator Duckworth of Illinois, Senator Cortez Masto of Nevada, Senator Hassan of New Hampshire, Senator Harris of C… Continue Reading


11.16.16

McConnell Grateful for Support of Colleagues and American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the 115th Congress: "This morning our conference came together to select the Republican leadership team for the 115th Congress. "It's an honor to have been chosen once again by my colleagues to continue serving as leader. "I know I speak for every Republican Senator in expressing gratitude to the American people for entrusting us with this majority. "It's a great resp… Continue Reading


11.15.16

McConnell Welcomes Senate Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding wrapping up the 114th Congress: "We've had a regularly scheduled election in this country every two years since 1788, right on time. This year's campaign was long and it was tough. I think everyone's glad it's over. I think Americans are ready to come together and move the country forward. "As President Obama reminded us, '[We're] all on one team. This is an … Continue Reading


07.14.16

Republican Leadership Gets Senate Working for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding accomplishments Senate during the Republican Majority: "One newspaper recently declared that the Senate 'has settled into a new normal' under Republican leadership, 'passing bills at [a] rate not seen in decades.' And that is good news for the American people. Here's why. "This 'new normal' includes more than 225 bills that have been passed, along with more than 140… Continue Reading


07.06.16

McConnell Discusses Senate Focus on Serious Solutions; Previews Legislative Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding an active Senate: "Last week's passage of responsible, bipartisan legislation on Puerto Rico shows what's possible when we keep our focus on serious solutions. That's where we should keep our focus again during the coming work period. "We knew that doing nothing was not an option on Puerto Rico, so Senators of both parties worked to pass responsible legislation to hel… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Republican-Led Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Support Economic Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act, the first major environmental reform in two decades: "After months of hard work and collaboration between both chambers, last night we were able to pass the first major environmental reform bill in two decades. "I know Bonnie Lautenberg has waited for this day for a very long time. "The Lautenberg Act bears her husband's name and wi… 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


05.11.16

McConnell on Obama Economy: It’s Clear We Need a Change to Get America Moving Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate back to work for the American people: "After much hard work, research, and deliberation from both sides of the aisle, we're closer to having an opportunity to pass the first funding bill of the appropriations season - the energy security and water infrastructure funding bill. "I know members have had some differences in opinion about an amendment authored … Continue Reading


04.26.16

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Bill Important for American Energy, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of the energy security and water infrastructure appropriations bill: "When the new majority resolved to get the Senate back to work, we knew we'd have to get committees functioning again first. We believed that would be critical to helping members on both sides rediscover their voices and find common ground - and then develop real stakes in the outco… Continue Reading

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