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09.29.22

Rising Crime, Record Homicides, and Open Borders

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: "Runaway inflation isn't the only crisis keeping American families up at night. "The last two years have seen law and order deteriorate across our country. Public safety has eroded. Violent crimes like murders and carjackings are breaking records. And our southern border has turned into a turnstile. "We have seen the violence and chaos firs… Continue Reading


09.20.22

Liberal Jurisdictions Balk at Tiny Fraction of 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 border crisis: "Our overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection personnel have already encountered more than two million illegal immigrants and counting this fiscal year. "That is a larger group of people than the entire populations of 14 states. And this record-shattering two million apprehensions only counts the subset of people that were actually caug… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Violent Crime Sweeps Kentucky and America on Democrats’ Watch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the violent crime wave: "When you combine the border crisis and the violent crime crisis, law and order ranks as the American people's number-two top priority, second only to the inflation crisis. "While Democrats' economic policies have waged war on working families' financial security, their soft-on-crime policies have eroded Americans' physical security… Continue Reading


09.13.22

As Illegal Immigration and Fentanyl Break Records, Vice President Harris Calls Border “Secure”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the southern border crisis: "This past weekend, Vice President Harris made a surprising announcement on 'Meet the Press.' The Vice President declared that, 'the border is secure.' "We're about to close the fiscal year with more than 2 million illegal immigrant encounters on our southern border - breaking the all-time record that we only just set last year.… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats Who Caused Inflation Prepare Another 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 Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Spree: "A year and a half ago, Democrats misread a 50-50 Senate as a mandate for $1.9 trillion in party-line reckless spending. "The result has been the worst inflation in 40 years. With Democrats in charge, working families are having to spend thousands of extra dollars a year just to tread water. "Grocery costs are t… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Historic Border Crisis a “Clear and Direct Symptom of Failed Leadership”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding immigration: "In 2021, on President Biden's watch, each monthly total for illegal migrant apprehensions was higher than the same month's number the previous year. "The same thing's happening in 2022. Every month has topped the total from 12 months prior. "In fact, this past May didn't just eclipse May of 2021. It set a new all-time record. "Border Patrol… Continue Reading


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

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