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05.10.22

Democrats Pushing Radical Partisans for Key Government Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This week, our Democratic colleagues want a second run at some controversial nominees who stalled out last month. "Today, Senate Democrats will try again to confirm Professor Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board. "Professor Cook has no proven expertise in monetary economics at all, much less fighting inflation. One of her main supposed qua… Continue Reading


04.28.22

“A Total Abdication” on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Yesterday, Secretary Mayorkas testified, 'we will not lose operational control of the border.' But of course, the truth is they already have. "The Secretary's own Customs and Border Protection personnel are struggling to keep up with the massive numbers. Only halfway through the fiscal year, they've already encountered a… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Surging Violent Crime Hurting Louisville and Cities Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Last week, in my hometown of Louisville, I sat down with law enforcement officials and local leaders to discuss our skyrocketing rate of violent crime. "The participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds. But everybody agreed the murders, shootings, robberies, carjackings, and overdoses are out of control. "Louisville recorded 188 ho… Continue Reading


04.26.22

Democrats’ Backwards Border Policies Are Failing America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "The Biden Administration's bad decisions have brought many crises upon our country. One of the worst is the collapse of law and order on our southern border. "Last month, Customs and Border Protection reported over 221,000 apprehensions. That's up 33% just since February. It's the highest monthly total in 22 years. We ha… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Biden Administration Supercharging Their Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Here's a quote from Candidate Biden's campaign website in 2020: 'The U.S. has a right and a duty to secure our borders and protect our people against threats.' "That was then. This is now. "The Biden Administration's weak border policies set a new record in 2021. Customs and Border Protection had to make two million arr… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Democrats Criticize Biden Administration’s Border Crisis — But Keep Voting For Its Policies and Personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at our southern border: "Our southern border is already in crisis on Democrats' watch. And on Friday, the Biden Administration announced they are going to throw open the floodgates even wider. "In December 2020, right before President Biden took office, he said it would be, 'the last thing we need' if we were to 'end up with two million people o… Continue Reading


03.31.22

President Biden Should Not Make Border Crisis Even Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the crisis at the southern border: "The Biden Administration is on track for another record-shattering year on our southern border - in all the wrong ways. "The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly preparing for up to 18,000 attempted border crossings per day. "President Biden's border crisis is a symptom of the modern Democratic Party's inabilit… 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


11.29.21

While Families Plead for Less Inflation, Democrats Want to Print and Spend Trillions More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Why do our Democratic colleagues want to shortchange our national defense? To free up their time and attention for another massive, reckless taxing and spending spree. A radical wish list that would hurt American families and help China. "Working families are already getting slammed by runaway costs because Demo… Continue Reading


11.17.21

With Families Hurting, Democrats Want to Try Inflating Their Way Out of Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "A lot has gone wrong since this unified Democratic government took the reins in January. "Look at foreign policy. The Biden Administration's clumsy retreat from Afghanistan left Americans behind who wanted out and handed the country to a government staffed with terrorists who used to be locked up in Guantanamo B… Continue Reading


11.01.21

Biden Administration Reportedly Planning to Pay Out Millions to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "The American people are hurting. Inflation just hit another 30-year record high. Families are paying skyrocketing prices for everyday needs. The murder rate across our country just recorded its biggest jump ever. "But here's what the Biden Administration is focused on: Handing out six-figure and seven-figure pay… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murders Spiking, Border in Crisis, But Biden DOJ Targets Parents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rule of law: "Yesterday brought reports that carjackings in my hometown of Louisville were up 150% since 2019. And the city's 2021 murder total is rapidly closing in on the all-time record we just set last year. "These aren't just local problems. They're national trends. 2020 saw the U.S. homicide rate jump more than at any point in over a century. The… Continue Reading


10.26.21

President Biden’s Border Crisis: Record-High Crossings and Decade-Low Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding border security: "One point seven million people. "That is the record-shattering number of illegal immigrants detained along our southern border in just the last 12 months. In one year, 1.7 million people tried to take advantage of the Biden Administration's intentionally unsecure border and come here illegally. The most ever recorded. "There are 11 entir… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Will Democrats Add Shutdown Drama to List of Unnecessary Self-Created Crises?

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: "It's not unusual for a presidency to have a rough spell. Every Administration faces a stretch of time where nothing seems to go their way. "What we're witnessing today is entirely different. "President Biden has not been dealt a bad hand by forces outside his control. This White House is not sailing through some unavoidabl… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Border Emergency and Humanitarian Crisis Are Direct Results of Democrats’ Failed Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the ongoing crisis at the border: "The American people are watching a terrible sight unfold on our southern border. "Many thousands of people, largely from Haiti, are literally huddling together underneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, just across the Rio Grande. "Temperatures have been in the triple digits. The conditions are unsanitary and inhumane. "This… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Meant to Turn Temporary Pandemic into Permanent Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Over the past year and a half, senior Democratic leaders decided the upheaval and hardship of a once-in-a-century pandemic was really a chance to justify radical, left-wing change. "This isn't me conjecturing. It's what they keep saying. "Right at the start of the crisis, March 2020, the House Democratic Wh… Continue Reading


08.10.21

All 50 Senate Democrats to Back Chairman Sanders’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "Later today, Senate Democrats want to take their next big step toward playing Russian roulette with our country. They want to begin pushing through a reckless taxing and spending spree that was authored by our self-described socialist colleague Chairman Sanders. "Today, the American people will learn exactly… Continue Reading


08.03.21

“What Would this Administration Say Is Going Well?”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration: "It's been a little more than six months since the Biden Administration and our Democrat-led Congress were sworn in. So let's zoom out from the daily political drama and ask the simplest possible question: How's it going? "How's this leadership working out for middle-class families? Or put more directly: What big aspects of our na… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Bipartisan Senate Work Highlights the Absurdity of Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree: "This bipartisan work on infrastructure just reinforces the recklessness of the purely partisan taxing-and-spending spree that Democrats want to ram through next. "Even before we get to this week, there's ample evidence the Senate is fully capable of passing policies that are actually smart… that actua… Continue Reading

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