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04.29.21

"Our President Will Not Secure a Lasting Legacy Through Go-It-Alone Radicalism”

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 Joint Session Address: "Last night, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. And today marks his 100th day in office. "President Biden is a likeable person. Many of us remember serving with him in this chamber. "But while the tone of his remarks were understated, the content was anything but. "He talk… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Biden’s First 100 Days: The Far Left Is Calling the Shots

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 first 100 days in office: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. "I'll be there. And like my fellow Kentuckians watching at home, I'll be curious to hear how the President tries to square his rhetoric with his Administration's actions over the past 100 days. "Back in January, many Americ… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Biden Administration Wrong to Seek Defense Spending Cuts While Adversaries Keep Investing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Yesterday I discussed how the Biden Administration's wishful thinking has set them up for foreign policy failure in Central Asia and the Middle East. "The likely catastrophe in Afghanistan may well consume this Administration, and distract from the challenges posed by competition with Russia and China. "And the President's meager defense… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Election Law and Infrastructure Deserve Bipartisanship, Not Democrats’ 'Trojan Horse Tactics'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming legislative priorities: "The Senate returns today from a state work period. We got to meet with constituents in our home states and hear firsthand about their most pressing concerns. "Unfortunately, back here in Washington, Democrats continued to roll out new reasons for the American people to worry. "The week before last, the Biden Administratio… Continue Reading


01.27.21

McConnell: Nation Deserves Strong, Bipartisan Foreign Policy to Counter Serious Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations and foreign policy: "Yesterday, we confirmed Antony Blinken, our new Secretary of State. Like the Director of National Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Treasury, it was another big, bipartisan vote here in the Senate. "Four years ago, Senate Democrats subjected mainstream nominees to lead State and Treasury to a … Continue Reading


12.08.20

McConnell Speaks Against Efforts to Block Sales to the UAE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding UAE arms sales: "This week, some Senators indicate they may attempt to move a privileged resolution to disapprove of the Administration's proposed sale of advanced armaments to the United Arab Emirates, a critical partner in the fight against terrorists. "It's a little baffling to suggest that, now of all times, a protest gesture with no chance of obtaining … Continue Reading


10.23.19

House Democrat Proposal is Designed to Reduce Free Speech in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding H.R. 4617: "Later today, I understand the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4617 - the latest installment in Speaker Pelosi's campaign to expand government's control over Americans' political speech. "It's a transparent attack on the First Amendment that has united an unlikely band of opponents across the political spectrum. Everybody from hardcore … Continue Reading


10.22.19

McConnell Introduces Syria Resolution in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor introducing his legislative measure regarding the proper role for American leadership in Syria: "My colleagues know that I opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. So I am encouraged by press reports his administration is considering retaining a military presence in that country to keep the pressure on ISIS. "Since September 11, our natio… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell: Senate Intelligence Committee Work Should Remain Free from Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a recent whistle blower allegation relating to Ukraine: "The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has long worked on a bipartisan basis, in secure settings, out of the public spotlight to conduct critically-important oversight of classified and sensitive matters. So I have been disappointed to see my colleague the Democratic Leader choose to politicize the Comm… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate Democrats Continue to Block Critical Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Here's what happened on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon: Senate Democrats blocked this year's funding for our national defense. They voted it down. We can't move the legislation forward. Democrats blocked the funding our commanders need to keep pace with Russia and China. Democrats blocked money for the tools and training that our… Continue Reading


09.18.19

McConnell Urges Democrats Not To Filibuster Critical Funding for Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Today, the Senate will have an opportunity to take the first procedural step toward keeping the federal government funded and open. At the end of July, the White House and the Speaker of the House reached an agreement to guide the appropriations process. Both parties, both chambers, and both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue agreed to … Continue Reading


09.17.19

Senate Begins Process to Advance First Set of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "The American people deserve for the federal government to spend their money in a considered, deliberate fashion. And until very recently, we have been on track to conduct a smooth, regular appropriations process for this year. More than a month ago, leaders in both parties, in both chambers, and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue… Continue Reading


09.16.19

Defense Funding Should Not Play Second Fiddle to Political Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "This weekend saw a brazen attack by Iran on a critical oil facility in Saudi Arabia. This is not just an isolated drone strike with the prospect of regional escalation, but an attack with significant repercussions for the entire global energy market. We are fortunate that advances in U.S. oil and gas production have made the U.S. … Continue Reading


09.12.19

McConnell Speaks in Support of Regular Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks at today's hearing in the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the need to fund the government: "Well colleagues, I thought the hard part was going to be reaching the caps agreement this summer. Obviously, we have very different priorities on both sides, but we struggled through that, the Speaker and the president finally reached an agreement. And I hope we won't get so bogged down her… Continue Reading


07.29.19

McConnell Denounces Dangerous Rise of "Modern-Day McCarthyism"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding election security: "I'd like to welcome all members back to the Senate for a busy week. But first, there's something I need to address. Over the last several days, I was called unpatriotic, 'un-American,' and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of boldfaced lies. I was accused of 'aiding and abetting' the very man I've singled out … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Important Work Continues to Keep Our Elections Secure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the importance of election security: "Yesterday, the entire Senate had the opportunity to meet in classified session for a briefing on election security. We heard from the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI Director, the Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and other key administration officials about our recent progress and ongoing wor… Continue Reading


07.10.19

McConnell: Preserving and Protecting Our Elections is a Crucial Task

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding election security: "Later today, all senators will have the opportunity to receive a classified briefing on an issue of huge national importance: The security and integrity of our elections. It's fitting that today's session be one bipartisan, all-member briefing. Because while it's a cliche to say that certain priorities ought to be above partisan squabbling, I k… Continue Reading


06.13.19

McConnell: Efforts to Block Arms Sales to Our Partners in Middle East are Misguided

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an effort in the Senate to block arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar: "Later today, the Senate will vote on two resolutions that would undermine U.S. influence and credibility in the Middle East and ultimately make the region a more dangerous place. Some of our colleagues seek to block arms sales to two of the United States' closest partners in the region: Bahrain and… Continue Reading


05.07.19

McConnell on Special Counsel Mueller’s Findings: Case Closed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Special Counsel Mueller's report on Russian interference in our 2016 election: "It's now been more than six weeks since Special Counsel Bob Mueller, the former FBI director, concluded his investigation into Russia's interference in our 2016 election and delivered his findings to the Justice Department. It's been two weeks since Attorney General William Barr made the 45… Continue Reading


04.03.19

NATO has Shaped World History for the Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's remarks at this morning's joint session of Congress: "First, I want to take a moment to thank NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg or his remarks at this morning's joint session of Congress. I am proud the Secretary General could be here with us in Washington as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anni… Continue Reading

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