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09.13.23

Senate Considers Appropriations With Major Impacts For Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: “As I outlined yesterday, the Senate’s pending business on appropriations is tremendously important to America’s farmers, to our veterans, and to the future of our airports, roads, bridges, and ports. “My home state of Kentucky is certainly no exception. “The Commonwealth is home to a host of important and overdue infrastructure projects. … Continue Reading


09.12.23

Senate to Consider Three Important Appropriations Commitments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: “This week, the Senate will begin consideration of the first package of full-year appropriations for the coming fiscal year. This is an important milestone, and a down payment on our goal of funding the federal government through regular order. “Our progress on this front has been due in large part to the leadership of Senator Collins and S… Continue Reading


09.05.23

McConnell: Urgent Work On Government Funding Cut Out For Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: “This month, of course, Congress needs to address our nation’s most pressing needs with timely appropriations, and we need to keep the lights on come October 1st. “Back in January, Mr. President, I pointed out to Washington Democrats the new normal they faced. The American people had elected a divided government and demanded that we wor… Continue Reading


01.23.23

Senate Democrats Must Finally Put First Things First

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate priorities: "The American people want and need this 118th Congress to work differently from the past two years that we just finished. "We just had two years of one-party Democratic control. "Two years of spending us into record inflation on party-line votes. "Two years of ignoring top priorities of the American people, like violent crime and open … Continue Reading


12.21.22

Funding Bill Makes Essential Investments in American Strength and Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The bipartisan government funding bill before this body is imperfect but strong. It will make huge new investments in our Armed Forces while cutting non-defense, non-veterans baseline spending in real dollars. "Let me say that again: The world's greatest military will get the funding increase that it needs, outpacing inflation. Meanwhi… Continue Reading


12.19.22

Congress Should Fix the President’s Broken Defense Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "When the Biden Administration put out their budget proposal, Republicans knew it was wrong for the country. "The Administration wanted to cut funding for our Armed Forces after inflation while massively increasing spending on non-defense. "Republicans have taken the President's bizarre position and flipped it on its head. "The bipart… Continue Reading


12.14.22

McConnell on Framework for Full-Year Funding: “The Hard Work Can Finally Start”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Today is December the 14th. Senate Republicans have spent months - literally months - begging our Democratic colleagues to stop fiddling with partisan nonsense and focus on two core things: The NDAA and government funding. "I have been talking about the need for a strong National Defense Authorization Act all year long. I'm glad we are… Continue Reading


09.28.22

Democrats Abandon Phony Fig Leaf “Permitting Reform”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding permitting reform: "The path to keeping the government funded has been clear for weeks now. "The solution was always going to be a clean, bipartisan continuing resolution; negotiated by Senators Shelby and Leahy; without any unrelated partisan language jammed in. "Our Democratic colleagues tried to complicate things by jamming in a phony, partisan fig lea… Continue Reading


09.27.22

Democrats’ Phony Fig Leaf “Permitting Reform” Would Make Things Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "Last night, our Democratic colleagues released a draft short-term government funding bill. "Big parts of the draft are unobjectionable. Because they were negotiated across party lines. "Both sides of the aisle want to prevent a government shutdown that no one wants. Both sides want to keep resources flowing to disaster-stricken commun… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Biden's budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


12.14.21

Biden Administration’s Mistakes Raise the Stakes for 2021 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "For months, while our colleagues have been writing their reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors, the Democratic majority let the National Defense Authorization Act sit in limbo. "This week, four and a half months after it was cleared by the Armed Services Committee, the Senate should finally finish t… Continue Reading


10.20.21

All-Democrat Government Neglecting Most Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' governance: "Our country would be much better off if our Democratic colleagues shelved their radical wish-list and focused on their fundamental responsibilities as a one-party government. But while they continue to spin their wheels negotiating this reckless taxing and spending spree, their most basic jobs are going neglected. "This week, alread… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Senate Democrats Block Vote On Clean Legislation To Keep Government Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "The Democratic Leader has scheduled a vote today that he knows will fail. For more than two months, since July, Republicans have been clear about where we stand: "We are willing to work together to keep government open. "We are not willing to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling while they write a reckless taxing and spen… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Government Funding Process Needs to Get Back on a Bipartisan Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "This morning, the Appropriations Committee considered a first partial batch of government funding bills for next year. "I want the Senate to secure bipartisan appropriations through the regular process. I want us to fund the government in an orderly fashion. Just like the successful Appropriations Committee work we saw throughout Repub… Continue Reading


07.28.21

McConnell Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Security Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: "Yesterday, our colleagues Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Shelby announced a bipartisan agreement on emergency funding for several pressing security matters. "The Appropriations Committee set out to address three key priorities. "First: Reimbursing the costs incurred by the Capitol Police, the National Guard, and other law enforcement f… Continue Reading


07.15.21

McConnell Condemns Democrats’ New Efforts to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Hyde Amendment: "This week, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee are doing something so radical that it hasn't been done for decades: "They are advancing an annual funding bill that leaves out the Hyde Amendment, the commonsense prohibition on forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. "Since the 1970s, abortion has claimed the lives of more than … Continue Reading


12.17.20

COVID-19 Relief Update: “Let’s Make Law As Soon As Possible”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations and COVID-19 relief: "We in Congress are no strangers to December funding deadlines or the occasional pre-Christmas cliffhanger. "In that respect, the situation we face now is familiar. Funding for the federal government is hanging in the balance. In the next few days, Congress will either succeed or fail at providing secure and stable fundin… Continue Reading


11.17.20

McConnell on Important Legislative Priorities before the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: "There is significant outstanding business that Congress needs to complete before the end of the year. "My Republican colleagues and I have stated over and over that we still want to pass more coronavirus relief for the American people. Senate Republicans have voted multiple times to send hundreds of billions of dollars for schools, sma… Continue Reading


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

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