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03.02.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Funding: “The Senate’s Immediate Role is Clear”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19: 'The new coronavirus, or COVID-19, continued to capture headlines over the weekend. News of the first American deaths related to the disease confirm this is a public health challenge that is upon us. 'The Senate's immediate role is clear: We need to support the federal, state, and local public health officials and healthcare profes… Continue Reading


02.27.20

McConnell Discusses Supplemental Funding to Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19: 'The continued spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the world on notice. 'Here in the United States, we are fortunate not to be facing an immediate crisis. In response to early reports of the outbreak, the Administration began monitoring efforts and enacted common-sense travel restrictions to help blunt and delay the s… Continue Reading


12.18.19

McConnell: Government Funding Legislation Has Big Wins for Kentucky and All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'In the meantime, the Senate is busy completing the legislation that our country needs. 'Yesterday, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report and put it on President Trump's desk. Thanks to the diligence of Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed, this critical legislation to support our armed forces will become law for a 59th con… Continue Reading


12.17.19

McConnell Celebrates Bipartisan NDAA & Bicameral Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'There remains a great deal of outstanding legislation the Senate must complete for the American people before we adjourn for the holidays. 'I was glad to see yesterday's overwhelming bipartisan vote to advance the conference report to the 59th consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate voted to move this critical legi… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Democrats Cannot Let Impeachment Crowd Out Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities: 'As I said, the Democrats' fixation with impeachment has pushed crucial governing priorities into the 11th hour. 'Just yesterday, after months of delays and hostage-taking, House Democrats finally approved an NDAA conference report. Next week the Senate will pass it and send this overdue legislation to President Trump's desk. But of c… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Senate Continues to Confirm President Trump’s Well-Qualified Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: 'I've spoken at length about the serious impact that Democrats' impeachment obsession has had on months worth of important legislative priorities. 'For months, Republicans have been calling for bipartisan solutions to the NDAA, to the appropriations process, and more. But only in the last couple of days, here in mid-December, have our Democratic… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Democrats’ Impeachment Obsession Has Left Congress With An Overload of 11th-Hour Legislation

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 impeachment: 'It's no secret that Washington Democrats have been itching to impeach President Trump since the moment he took the oath of office. Remember the Washington Post headline on Inauguration Day in 2017: "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun". 'Just a few months later, in April 2017, one leading House Democrat ha… Continue Reading


12.10.19

McConnell: It’s “The 11th Hour” for Crucial Legislation After Months of Democrats’ Delays

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: 'As we enter the final weeks of 2019, two things seem to be true here in Congress. 'Number one: Our Democratic colleagues, particularly in the House, seem eager to pour the vast majority of their time and energy into their three-year-long journey to impeach the president the American people elected. 'And, as a consequence, number two: C… Continue Reading


12.09.19

McConnell: “It Will Require Consent and Cooperation” to Finish Legislation That Impeachment Has Stalled

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: 'As the end of the year approaches, and the House Democrat majority continues to pour their time and attention into impeaching the president, a number of key legislative items remain outstanding. 'For weeks, my Republican colleagues and I have been pleading with our Democratic colleagues in Congress to put aside their impeachment obsessi… Continue Reading


12.04.19

McConnell: Let’s Get Serious About Funding the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding essential funding for the government: 'Nearly every day I've come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we'll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things - like funding for the entirety of our federal government, including for our men and women in uniform. The money for the tools and the training and … Continue Reading


12.03.19

Democrats Continue to Obsess Over Impeachment While Obstructing Everything Else

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and passing NDAA: 'This week, House Democrats are continuing their three-year-long quest to impeach the president and continuing to obstruct urgent bipartisan legislation. 'This has been the Democrats' strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. 'Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. … Continue Reading


11.19.19

Focus Must Remain on Appropriations Process to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government and defense, process nominations, pass USMCA: "My colleagues are well familiar with my repeated calls for bipartisan progress in funding the federal government. For more than two months, as the appropriations process idled at partisan roadblocks, I've pointed out just how straightforward this entire proces… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


10.31.19

While Democrats Focus on Impeachment, Republicans Focus on Funding Our Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces and the House impeachment inquiry resolution: "Later today we're going to vote on something that should not be controversial: Funding for our national defense. For supporting servicemembers and their families. For sustaining America's global leadership and strategic edge. "This vital priority is not something that can take a… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Will Democrats Block Funding for the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund our armed forces: "This week will provide an opportunity for our Democratic colleagues to prove that their longstanding goal of impeaching the president is not getting in the way of their ability to legislate. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader have taken pains to insist that their party's… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Upcoming Vote on Defense Funding Will Show Whether Impeachment is Crowding Out Critical Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the need to fund our armed forces and his Senate Resolution urging the House to respect due process in impeachment inquiry proceedings: "On Thursday, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I introduced a resolution which quickly gained dozens of Republican co-sponsors. Our resolution states two things which are very obvious. "Number one: Any process as serious as an impeach… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Democrats Must Not Continue to Block Funding Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda: "This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing the nation. "First, we'll tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO, and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we'll consider yet another of the president's… Continue Reading


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

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