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12.06.18

McConnell Applauds Rollback of Anti-Coal Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation: "For eight years, President Obama landed blow after blow in his War on Coal. As we all know, it wasn't just the coal companies that endured the pain. Hardworking families - many who live in economically-distressed communities that relied on mining jobs - became the casualties of this ideological agenda. … Continue Reading


08.21.18

McConnell on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the EPA's replacement for the costly Obama-era "Clean Power Plan:" "The Obama Administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era. An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime -- built not on effective policy, but on far-left ideo… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Senate to Consider Important Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: "This morning, the Environment and Public Works Committee is concluding their work on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Chairman Barrasso has led an open, bipartisan process that's generated a strong proposal. "It builds on President Trump's infrastructure approach, encouraging local control over local p… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Senate Continues To Confirm The President’s Well-Qualified, Talented Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 nominees: "This Republican Senate is continuing its important work on behalf of the American people. We're moving forward on legislative priorities that will benefit hardworking families throughout the country. We're also continuing to confirm President Trump's nominees throughout the federal government. Last week, we continued our… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Pruitt is The Leader We Need at the EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt: "In just a few minutes we'll have the opportunity to confirm the nominee for the Office of Management and Budget. I had several things to say about him yesterday. Now I'd like to talk about the nominee we can advance after that confirmation vote. "Let me start by saying this. We all want clean water. … Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCOTUS Order Latest Sign President Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs Are Illegal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the U.S. Supreme Court's stay of President Obama's so-called "Clean" Power Plan: "A few years ago the Obama Administration rolled out a massive regulatory scheme they dubbed a 'Clean' Power Plan-an odd choice, given that it wouldn't have a meaningful impact on global emissions or the health of our planet. "Here's what those massive regulations likely would do though. "Ship Midd… Continue Reading


01.21.16

McConnell Outlines Broad Bipartisan Energy Legislation, WOTUS Veto Override

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan legislation: "Next week, the Senate will turn to broad, bipartisan energy legislation. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act will help bring our energy policies in line with the demands of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. "It will help Americans produce more energy. "It will help Americans pay less for energy. "It will help Americans save energy. "That'… Continue Reading


11.30.15

McConnell Outlines Failures of President’s Power Plan as Paris Climate Talks Convene

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's costly power plan: "When President Obama tried to push a regressive, anti-Middle Class energy tax through a Democrat-controlled Congress, his own party said no. "Undeterred, the President simply went around Congress to impose similarly regressive - and likely illegal - 'power plan' energy regulations anyway. "He's currently trying to sell that power pla… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Senate Considers Measures to Block Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the President's EPA regulations: "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. "Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. "Th… Continue Reading


11.04.15

Senate Will Vote Today on Bill to Overturn Administration’s Indefensible Waterways Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ernst's resolution of disapproval on the 'Waters of the U.S.' rule: "The Administration's so-called 'Waters of the U.S.' regulation would grant federal bureaucrats dominion over nearly every piece of land that has ever touched a pothole, ditch, or puddle at some point. It would force the Americans who live there to ask federal bureaucrats for permission to do just abou… Continue Reading


11.03.15

Senate to Consider Measure to Halt Administration’s Cynical Waterways Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Water Quality Protection Act: "Two federal courts have already found that the Obama Administration's plan to regulate the land around nearly every pothole and ditch is likely illegal. "It's hardly a surprise. "The Administration's so-called 'Waters of the U.S.' regulation is a cynical and overbearing power grab dressed awkwardly as some clean-water measure. "It's n… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measures to Stop the Obama Administration’s Regulations on Coal-Fired Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding measures to overturn the Administration's job killing regulations: "As I noted this morning, Senators from both parties have joined together to work toward overturning the Administration's deeply regressive energy regulations. "These regulations will ship more Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They will punish the poor. "They will make it even harder for coal families in st… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Finalized EPA Regs: Probably Illegal, Would Hurt the Middle Class and Won’t Meaningfully Affect Global Climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan: "In just a few minutes, President Obama will deliver another blow to the economy and to the Middle-Class. "He'll unveil regressive regulations that are set to harm struggling workers and families. "They're projected to cost billions. "They threaten to ship good Middle-Class jobs overseas. "They'll likely make it harder to… Continue Reading

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