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03.25.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. "In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our nation. "As of this morning, more than 175 million Americans have been advised to remain in their homes. More than half of our people are … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading


03.22.20

McConnell: “This is Not a Political Opportunity. It is a National Emergency”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators have now spent days engaged in vigorous bipartisan discussions, among ourselves and with the Administration. "Earlier today, I hosted a productive meeting in my office with the Democratic Leader, the Speaker of the House, the House Republican Leader, and the Secretary of the Treasury.… Continue Reading


03.21.20

“We Need to Finish Up These Negotiations and Move Forward”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Senators' bipartisan discussions continued all day yesterday and through the night. "Both sides' negotiators, with the Administration, are continuing to work toward a bipartisan agreement on major legislation to support American workers and families, protect small businesses, help stabilize our… Continue Reading


03.20.20

McConnell Update on Bipartisan Negotiations: “We Are Going to Deliver”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Yesterday, I introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Senate Republicans' bold proposal to continue combating this health crisis and the economic crisis it is causing. "And I called on our Democratic counterparts to join us immediately at the table, for urgent discussi… Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Introduces the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the CARES Act: "As our nation confronts this health crisis and the economic crisis it is spawning, Senate Republicans have prepared a bold legislative proposal. "I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. "This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary: … Continue Reading


03.19.20

McConnell Outlines Major Coronavirus Relief Proposal: “It Is Critical That We Move Swiftly and Boldly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Yesterday, President Trump and his team announced several new actions to help contain and combat the coronavirus. "The President invoked the Defense Production Act, laying groundwork to manufacture more medical equipment. "The Department of Health and Human Services will let medical professionals practice across state lines. "The … Continue Reading


02.11.20

McConnell: “The Senate Can Now Get Back to the Business of 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 week's business: 'With the impeachment trial behind us, the Senate can now get back to the business of the American people. 'As the President laid out in his bold speech last Tuesday, the state of our union is strong. Over the past three years, a combination of major Republican policy victories and important bipartisan achievements have helped create an … Continue Reading


01.16.20

McConnell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Trade Deal and Legislation to Fight Illegal Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislative business: 'The Senate has remained in session this afternoon following the first meeting of our impeachment trial. 'History will not only remember today for the first steps of the trial. Today was a day of tremendous bipartisan legislative accomplishment for the American people. 'The Senate passed the USMCA, President Trump's historic new trade… Continue Reading


01.15.20

USMCA Will Be “A Major Win for Kentucky and All 50 States”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding USMCA: 'Before the Senate shifts fully into the trial, we hope to complete an enormous accomplishment for this administration and, most importantly, for American families. 'It's now been more than a year since President Trump hammered out the USMCA with the governments of Mexico and Canada. 'These two neighbors buy more than $500 billion in American goods … Continue Reading


11.20.19

American Families, Job Creators Waiting on Speaker Pelosi to Allow USMCA Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor urging House Democrats to pass the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada trade agreement (USMCA): "Earlier this week, I got to attend the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives' annual meeting. The group represents 26 co-ops across Kentucky, particularly in rural communities. "We talked about the positive trends for what you might call 'middle Americ… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Democrats Prioritize Impeachment Over Bipartisan Priorities Like Defense Funding and USMCA

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 legislative agenda: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal judiciary. "Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense. But for the second tim… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Opioid Fight Remains Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing into law landmark opioid legislation: "Too many times, I've had to come to this floor to speak about the pain inflicted on families and entire communities by opioid addiction and substance abuse. It's a crisis present in every ZIP code. One that has wrecked lives throughout the country. "My home state of Kent… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

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 agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Far-Left Agenda Would Harm Vulnerable Communities Just As Republican Agenda Is Helping Them Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Earlier this week, I spoke about the economic pain that many Americans felt under the last administration's left-wing policies -- and all the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have done to turn the page. Today, we see the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 y… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Important Tax Treaties Would Eliminate Unfair Competitive Disadvantage for American Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the ratification of important tax treaties: "The Senate's in the midst of considering bilateral tax treaties with Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Luxembourg. If yesterday's overwhelming votes on the first protocol are any indication, all four will be ratified with huge bipartisan margins by the end of the day- and American businesses and workers in all 50 states w… Continue Reading


07.16.19

A Pro-Worker, Pro-Family, Pro-Opportunity Economic Moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Economic data continue to confirm what we've been hearing from American workers and job creators for two years now: This is a pro-worker, pro-family, pro-opportunity economic moment. Hardly a day goes by without new headlines highlighting the new prosperity in communiti… Continue Reading


07.09.19

More Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, New Investment Thanks to Republican Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "Fourth of July celebrations weren't the only thing for American families to smile about last week. We received even more positive news about the strong U.S. economy that American workers and job creators are building with a big assist from Republican policies. More than … Continue Reading


07.09.19

Senate Continues to Make Headway in the Personnel Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate is continuing to make headway in the personnel business. This week we are confirming a number of President Trump's thoroughly qualified nominees to important vacancies in the federal courts and in the administration. As I've said, it's unfortunate for this institution that our Democrat… Continue Reading


05.16.19

Senate Republicans Won’t Let These Far-Left Dreams Get in the Way of Progress for Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-growth agenda: "This week, I've been discussing the stark contrast between the remarkable opportunity economy that Republican policies have helped unlock for the middle class and my Democratic colleagues' hard turn toward far-left ideas that would stifle the progress. My colleagues across th… Continue Reading

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