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04.16.24

McConnell: National Security Challenges Require Urgent Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Two months ago, the Senate passed a national security supplemental that reflected the clear links between the challenges we face. That was by design. “America’s adversaries, from Beijing to Pyongyang and Moscow to Tehran, are actually working together. They’re reinforcing one another’s efforts to sap our resolve, shatter our … Continue Reading


04.15.24

Iran’s Attack Underscores Need For Urgent Action To Address National Security Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “In response to Iran’s massive attack against Israel over the weekend, we saw two things: “First, we saw a sovereign nation that takes its security seriously mount a successful defense. Israel’s air defenses, with the help of regional and coalition partners and the vigilant support of brave U.S. servicemembers in the region, i… Continue Reading


04.10.24

McConnell Remarks On 75th Anniversary Of NATO, Responsibilities of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities and NATO: “Last week, the strongest and most successful military alliance in the history of the world marked an impressive milestone. Seventy-five years ago, at the dawn of the Cold War, with decades of superpower competition on the horizon, the founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization convened here in Washingt… Continue Reading


04.08.24

McConnell On Strength Of U.S.-Japan Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Capitol: “America’s national security depends on sustained investment in both cutting-edge capabilities and expanded defense industrial capacity. “That’s why I continue to insist on overdue steps like the full-year defense appropriations and national security supplemental the Senate passed earlier this year. “As I’ve said… Continue Reading


03.19.24

Congress’ Next Moves Will Shape America’s Global Influence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Over the weekend, Putin claimed electoral victory in a display of his regime’s disdain for the Russian people. With a fresh six-year term in office, he’s on track to pass Joseph Stalin as the longest-ruling despot in modern Russian history. “For the past two years, Putin has sacrificed tens of thousands of his countrymen on t… Continue Reading


03.14.24

McConnell: Withholding Aid To Ukraine Emboldens Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: “This week, Vladimir Putin himself responded to reports of weakening Western resolve to stand with Ukraine and of ammunition shortages on the front lines. Here’s what Putin had to say: “‘It would be ridiculous for us to start negotiating with Ukraine just because it’s running out of ammunition.’ “Mr. President, the chilling reality here is abunda… Continue Reading


03.11.24

McConnell: Proud To Welcome Newest NATO Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “Last week, I was proud to welcome Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden to the Capitol on an historic day in his nation’s history… And a great day for America and fellow members of the trans-Atlantic alliance. And earlier today, the flag of Sweden was raised over NATO headquarters for the f… Continue Reading


02.28.24

Biden’s LNG Ban Baffles Allies, Pleases Adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding LNG exports: “It’s been one month since the Biden Administration announced its de facto ban on new export permits for America’s abundant stores of natural gas. One month since the President chose to bring growth in a critical sector of our economy - with massive, global consequences - to a screeching halt. “At the risk of understating things, the condemnat… Continue Reading


02.27.24

McConnell Marks Decade Since Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Nearly twenty years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin described the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union as the ‘greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the (20th) century.’ “And for decades, he has worked incessantly to revive the repressive empire built by Stalin, including by redrawing European borders by force. “In … Continue Reading


02.11.24

McConnell: Senate Faces Test Of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention. “From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future. “From Taiwan, ‘Ukraine’s survival is Tai… Continue Reading


02.09.24

McConnell On National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “When the Biden Administration released its request for supplemental appropriations in October, I said the Senate would need to do its own work to meet the demonstrated needs of our national security. “The President’s decisions over the past three years have directly contributed to the web of serious security challenges demand… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senate Has Responsibility To Invest In American Strength And Credibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four months ago, Senate Republicans asked our colleague from Oklahoma, Senator Lankford, to take on a pretty tall order - negotiate serious border security policy with an Administration that had shown no interest in actually securing the border. “He put in an enormous amount of work, and I’m very grateful for the persistence … Continue Reading


02.06.24

America’s Adversaries Continue To Show They’re Undeterred

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Yesterday, Iran-backed terrorists carried out another deadly attack on a base that houses U.S. personnel in Syria. “The Iran-backed Houthis continue to threaten U.S. vessels and international shipping in the Red Sea. “Three days after President Biden directed strikes in response to the killing of three U.S. soldiers in Jorda… Continue Reading


02.05.24

Supplemental Will Address Security Challenges Directly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Four years ago, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination, President Biden promised his base functionally open borders. Quote: ‘I would in fact make sure that… we immediately surge to the border, all those people who are seeking asylum.’ That was President Biden as he took office. “Three years ago, as people surged to the … Continue Reading


02.01.24

Biden Admin. War on Domestic Energy Harms American Workers And U.S. Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “Last week, the Biden Administration followed through on a devastating threat to some of the most abundant and reliable energy made here in America - and to those who rely on it around the world. “The Administration’s de facto ban on new liquefied natural gas export permits is the sort of policy so profoundly damaging that it coul… Continue Reading


02.01.24

McConnell: America, Allies Cannot Give In To Distraction, Division, Self-Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The People’s Republic of China is the single greatest strategic challenge facing the United States. It poses a potentially existential threat to our friends in the region, and a growing threat to allies in Europe, as well. “The PRC is working to undermine the prevailing order that has maintained major power peace for eight de… Continue Reading


01.31.24

McConnell on Third Anniversary of Burma Coup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Burma: “It’s been three years since a thuggish military coup derailed prospects for democracy, unity, and self-determination in Burma. “The military - or Tatmadaw - has engaged in a ruthless, systematic war against the people of Burma. “This war has displaced roughly 2.5 million people. Last year alone, it claimed over 15,000 lives. “And of course, the j… Continue Reading


01.24.24

McConnell: Russian Defeat In Ukraine In Direct U.S. Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “Vladimir Putin’s re-election campaign is employing a slogan that the Russian people - and the rest of the world - have actually heard before. “Here’s what it is: ‘Russia’s borders do not end anywhere.’ “The map of Europe illustrates what he means by this in the starkest possible terms. “A brazen war of conquest is headed to… Continue Reading


01.24.24

Biden Admin. Climate Policy Puts Adversaries Above U.S. National Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding left-wing climate policy: “When President Biden took office, the average approval time for liquefied natural gas (LNG) permits was about seven weeks. Right now, it’s about eleven months. “But soon, wait times could actually become irrelevant. At the behest of climate activists, the Administration is now considering adding a ‘climate test’ to the ‘national … Continue Reading


01.22.24

McConnell: Senate Has Opportunity To Answer National Security Challenges With American Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “This week, Senator Lankford and several colleagues will continue their work to finalize the most substantial border security policy in thirty years.  “This agreement would come not a moment too soon. Over the past three years, we’ve watched the flood of illegal immigration tick past 6.7 million encounters. “6.7 million since… Continue Reading

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