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09.12.23

Senate to Consider Three Important Appropriations Commitments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: “This week, the Senate will begin consideration of the first package of full-year appropriations for the coming fiscal year. This is an important milestone, and a down payment on our goal of funding the federal government through regular order. “Our progress on this front has been due in large part to the leadership of Senator Collins and S… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Important Veterans’ Bill Deserves Commonsense Toomey Amendment and Prompt Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the PACT Act: "Yesterday, the Senate should have been able to clear bipartisan legislation to expand VA health benefits for millions of men and women who have served bravely in our armed forces. "I appreciate our colleagues on the Veterans Affairs Committee for their hard work on the PACT Act. I support the substance of the bill. "But even on legislation … Continue Reading


11.15.21

Overdue Defense Legislation Deserves a Robust, Bipartisan Senate Floor Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA: "Last week, I had the honor of spending Veterans Day at the groundbreaking ceremony for Louisville's new VA hospital. "We are finally going to replace the city's original VA medical center that was built almost 70 years ago. Kentucky veterans are going to get new, expanded options for the cutting-edge treatment they deserve. "This long-awaited groun… Continue Reading


10.21.21

McConnell Celebrates Honor Flight and Kentucky Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Honor Flight Bluegrass: "Yesterday, it was my privilege to welcome a distinguished group of Kentucky veterans from all across the Commonwealth to our nation's capital. "Representing every branch of the military, more than sixty Kentuckians who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials buil… Continue Reading


10.20.21

All-Democrat Government Neglecting Most Basic Governing Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' governance: "Our country would be much better off if our Democratic colleagues shelved their radical wish-list and focused on their fundamental responsibilities as a one-party government. But while they continue to spin their wheels negotiating this reckless taxing and spending spree, their most basic jobs are going neglected. "This week, alread… Continue Reading


11.07.19

The Land of The Free Because of The Brave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in honor of Veterans Day, November 11th: "On Monday, our nation will observe Veterans Day. Some will gather here in our nation's capital, at the proud monuments which pay enduring tribute to the service and sacrifices of generations of brave servicemembers. Many more will mark the day in ceremonies in small towns and cities across the country. And, of course, many Amer… Continue Reading


03.12.19

McConnell on the President’s 2020 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's 2020 budget proposal that was released yesterday: "First, yesterday the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Understanding the president's key priorities and vision for federal spending is critical to the success of the entire funding process here in Congress. Republicans agree that we need to remain focused on important goals … Continue Reading


09.12.18

Appropriations Bill to Fund National Priorities with Local Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congress' continued work on appropriations: "This week we will vote to approve the conference report that will fund Energy and Water, Military Construction and the VA, and the Legislative Branch. This week's bills contain $147 billion for projects ranging from waterways infrastructure to military family housing to nuclear security. And much more. This legisl… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Continued Bipartisan Progress on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's continued work on appropriations: "Last week, the Senate turned to a critically important pair of appropriations bills -- those which encompass the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education. And we proceeded to this legislation by unanimous consent. That might seem like a small detail, in the scheme of things. But… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills, Begin Work on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of bipartisan appropriations legislation and the farm bill: "This afternoon, our colleagues will vote to pass the first three of twelve appropriations bills for FY 2019. When they do, the Senate will be putting more common sense back into the appropriations process. This hasn't come easily. But thanks to the leadership of Chairman Shelby… Continue Reading


06.25.18

President to Award Kentucky War Hero with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Medal of Honor that will be awarded by President Trump posthumously to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner of Kentucky: "This week, our nation will honor the memory of a brave Kentuckian. President Trump will posthumously award First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner with our nation's highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor. "In 1941, Garlin left h… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Important Work Continues in Senate on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "This week, we've been considering a regular appropriations package and voting on amendments. Many of us have wanted this return to regular order in appropriations for some time now. It didn't happen overnight. We owe thanks to Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy for the transparent, bipartisan… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Appropriations Bill Includes Important Funding for Military, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate: "As I discussed on the floor yesterday, returning to a regular order appropriations process is at the forefront of the Senate's agenda. Thanks to the bipartisan work of the Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, and the subcommittee chairmen, it's becoming a reality.… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Landmark Veterans Health Bill Will Soon Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional passage of the VA MISSION Act of 2018: "We're in the midst of quite a productive week here in the Senate. Yesterday, this body did its part in fulfilling an important promise to our nation's veterans. We passed the VA MISSION Act by a wide, bipartisan margin. Having already passed the House, this truly landmark bill will now head to the Whi… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Senate Will Pass Major Veterans Health Reform Legislation, Send to White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA MISSION Act of 2018: "Today, the Senate will take action to fulfill an important promise. Our nation's all-volunteer armed forces consist of brave men and women who answer the call to serve often at personal risk. In gratitude for their selfless sacrifice, we promise them the accessible and quality care they have earned when they return home. "Veter… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Keeping Our Promise to Our Nation’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "Today, the Senate will begin considering the VA MISSION Act. It marks a major step forward for the VA system and the millions of heroes who rely on it for services. The bipartisan reform legislation before us builds on the earlier progress of the Veterans Choice Act of 2014, and reaffirms a clear message: Delays at t… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Senate to Pass Major, Bipartisan Reform Bill For Our Nation’s Veterans This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018: "In the coming days, the Senate will take up landmark legislation on one of our top priorities: Providing more options and better care to America's veterans. The VA MISSION Act is a major milestone in an ongoing effort by Chairman Isakson and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to ensure our nation fulfills its promise… Continue Reading


03.21.18

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Office of Strategic Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their service in World War II. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol: "As we've been hearing today, the ranks of the Office of Strategic Services included quite the cast of characters. There was 'Wild Bill' Do… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Major Progress for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Day One of Senate Democrats’ Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the government: "Well here we are. Day one of the Senate Democrats' government shutdown. We did everything we could to stop them. We put forward a noncontroversial bill that contains nothing they even claim to object to. It would continue funding the federal government and secure the future of the State Children's Healt… Continue Reading

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