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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


07.29.21

Amid Border Crisis that Includes COVID Surge, Democrats Want Amnesty in 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 border crisis: "As I've said before, Democrats' spree is reckless on multiple levels. We're all familiar with the staggering $3.5 trillion bottom line. We all know it would only amp up the painful inflation that's already hammering middle-class families, in large part because of the last partisan deluge of spending Democrats rammed through a few months … Continue Reading


07.22.21

With Border Already in Crisis, Democrats Want Amnesty in 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 border crisis: "With COVID-19 cases ticking up across our nation, with some bureaucrats and elected leaders talking about re-imposing various measures on the American people, the Biden Administration continues to let illegal immigrants pour across our southern border. And reportedly they are considering loosening our border security even more. "Remembe… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Both Sides of Border Still Waiting for Administration to Take Charge of 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 the border: "The latest data from Customs and Border Protection show that the current fiscal year has seen the highest number of migrant apprehensions since 2006. "Let me say that again. We're eight months into FY 2021, but the CBP has already apprehended more migrants at our southern border than in any full year since 2006. "It's hard to ov… Continue Reading


05.20.21

“Democrats Cannot Get Control of the Crisis they Stoked”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "Our nation's southern border is still in crisis. "The Biden Administration still won't admit it. Much of the media would prefer not to cover it. But the facts are clear. And they're unacceptable. "A few days ago, Customs and Border Protection issued their report on the month of April. The number of encounters with illegal entrants was … 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


04.20.21

Biden Administration’s Answer to Border Crisis? Politically-Correct Proofreading

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The situation on our southern border is bad and getting worse. "Last month saw overall migrant totals hit a nearly-two-decade high. More unaccompanied minors arrived than during any prior month on record. "These kids, crowded in under-equipped facilities, tended by increasingly overwhelmed personnel, have become the heart-wrenching fa… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Amid Border Crisis, Democrats Block Bills to Detain Violent Criminal Migrants and Fight Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "The crisis on our southern border continues to escalate. "CBP is tracking the largest surge in migrant apprehensions in 20 years. Unaccompanied children are literally piling up in close quarters. It turns out when politicians spend a two-year campaign advertising amnesty, people listen. "And as one senior CBP official said, there is, … Continue Reading


03.18.21

Biden Administration Sends FEMA to Border, Still Denies it’s a Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the border crisis: "Yesterday, Secretary Mayorkas testified, quote, 'the border is secure and the border is not open.' "Yet the situation on our southern border has required FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be called in. "So either this is the first time FEMA has been deployed just to admire a situation that is going smoothly, or the Admi… Continue Reading


03.10.21

McConnell on Environmental Nominees: When Bad Policies are On the Table, Kentucky Families are On The Menu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "That brings me to the issue of immigration more broadly. "Just a few weeks onto the job, the Biden Administration and Secretary Mayorkas are flailing and failing on our southern border. "The number of unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody has tripled in two weeks and now dwarfs anything seen during the last four years. "Li… Continue Reading


03.03.21

McConnell Remarks on Biden Administration’s Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding immigration: "Just six weeks into unified Democratic government, we already have another crisis brewing on our southern border. "In January, Customs and Border Protection logged more than 78,000 encounters on our southwest border. More than double the figure from January of 2020. "Last week, HHS sources told reporters we just logged the busiest February i… Continue Reading


06.27.19

House Should Pass Bipartisan Senate Humanitarian Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "Eight weeks ago, the administration sent Congress an urgent request for humanitarian money for the border. For eight weeks, we've seen evidence nearly every day that the conditions have been getting worse. But during all this time our House Democratic colleagues have been unable to produce a clean measure to prov… Continue Reading


06.26.19

McConnell on Emergency Funding for Border Crisis: We Must Pass This Measure This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "First and foremost, the American people are continuing to hear elected officials talk a great deal about the humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border. Both sides of the aisle have talked a lot about this issue for the past two months. Here's the difference: It's Republicans who've actually supporte… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Non-Controversial Emergency Funding for Border Crisis Deserves Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "Of course, the NDAA does not exhaust the urgent priorities we should attend to this week. As my Republican colleagues and I have been arguing for two months now, Congress must address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border. The situation is well-documented. For months, record numbers of people have arrive… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Senate Moving Forward with Legislation to Address Crisis at Our Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "For nearly two months, my Republican colleagues and I have come to the floor constantly to raise the alarm on the humanitarian crisis on our border. Record numbers of migrants have pressed upon the U.S.-Mexico border, including never-before-seen numbers of families and unaccompanied children. The agencies that care for these individuals and the facilities that hou… Continue Reading


06.19.19

McConnell on Border Crisis: Let’s Put Partisanship Aside and Advance This Targeted, Bipartisan Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "As I've noted before, today my colleagues and I on the Appropriations Committee will begin marking up a standalone funding measure to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border. By now, it could hardly be more obvious that the border crisis is unacceptable and unsustainable. I think all of us know perfec… Continue Reading

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