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10.07.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree to Include New Natural Gas Tax and Higher Electricity Costs

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: "Washington Democrats are behind closed doors trying to hammer out a multi-trillion-dollar reckless taxing and spending spree. But we already know a lot about their bill. "First and foremost, we know their reckless legislation would hurt American families and help China. "It's that simple. Inflicting pain on Ame… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes and IRS Spying Would Hurt American Workers and Help China

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: "President Biden makes two claims about the reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats are writing behind closed doors. He is saying it costs zero dollars… and that he needs massive tax hikes to pay for it. "Talk about magical Washington math! If they embark on a Washington spending binge, as long a… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Democrats’ Historic Tax Hikes Would Hurt Families and Help China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' tax hikes: "A senior House Democrat told us in March 2020 that COVID presented, 'a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.' "President Biden said last week that while 'this pandemic has been godawful for so many reasons… it does present us with an opportunity.' "The reckless taxing and spending spree that Washingt… Continue Reading


09.14.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Cover for Radical, Reckless, and Partisan Spending

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: "Quote: 'I do think we're in very serious danger of repeating almost all the mistakes of the 1960s and early 1970s.' That's Larry Summers, a senior advisor to two Democratic presidents, about the risks of inflation we face today. "As one report explained, quote, 'The former Treasury secretary has been warning… Continue Reading


09.13.21

Washington Democrats Push for Job-Killing Tax Hikes That Will Hurt American Workers

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: "The international stage isn't the only area where Biden Administration policies have caused damage that was both foreseeable and foreseen. "Back in the springtime, Washington Democrats dumped trillions of dollars in liberal borrowing and spending onto the American people. "They pretended it was a COVID reli… 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


08.07.21

Coming Debate Will Spotlight Democrats’ Reckless Spending and Taxing 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: "The Democratic Leader has indicated that in a few days, he will thrust the Senate into an ultra-partisan showdown over the staggeringly reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through later this year. "The size and scope of Chairman Sanders' socialist shopping list will make every disagreem… 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


07.20.21

Biden Administration Playing “Partisan Hardball” in Recent String of Firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding governing traditions: "Later today, the Senate will vote on President Biden's nominee to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. "There shouldn't be a vacancy in this position. When President Biden took office, the person serving as the NLRB's top lawyer was still in the middle of the term to which the Senate had confirmed him. He … Continue Reading


07.15.21

Inflation is Already Turning Workers’ Pay Raises into Pay Cuts, But Democrats Want to 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 spending: "Earlier this week, new June figures further confirmed what working families across America already know too well: "Runaway costs are hitting the American people where it hurts. "Sadly, this was 100% predictable. Even top Democratic experts like Larry Summers warned that the jaw-dropping $2 trillion that Democrats borrowed and spent back in Marc… Continue Reading


06.16.21

McConnell: Economic Recovery Facing Headwinds of Liberal Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economic recovery: "Key economic indicators continue to show that our nation's recovery is still facing significant headwinds. "Last week, we learned that inflation had logged its steepest increase since the 2008 financial crisis. There are more unfilled jobs in America than at any point on record. And when asked, more than 90% of the small business owners… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Economic Recovery Grapples with Consequences of Democrats’ Multi-Trillion-Dollar Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "On Friday, the U.S. job market got another monthly check-up. Hiring in May was up from the previous month, but still fell short of the level experts - and American employers - had hoped for. "Of course, the highest expectations for our economic recovery under Democratic control were set by none other than Democrats, themselves. "Back in Feb… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrats Want to Reverse Streamlined Rule that Increased Transparency and Cut Odds of Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: "Sometime soon, we also expect to vote on a Democratic resolution to overturn a rule put in place by the previous administration. "Under Republican leadership, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an aggressive Washington regulator of the American job market, issued modified marching orders that increase… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Democrat Bailout Funneling Taxpayers’ Cash to California Despite Big Surplus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding state budgets: "Recent headlines have reinforced a warning that Republicans and economic experts have been articulating for months: The massive spending Democrats insisted upon at the outset of the Biden Administration was not in step with actual needs. "Yesterday, I talked about some of the ways the multi-trillion-dollar spending spree rammed through in M… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Opportunities for Bipartisan Progress if Biden Administration Seeks Common Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today's meeting at the White House: "This morning, I'll be joining the three other Congressional leaders to meet with President Biden at the White House. There's no shortage of important business to discuss. "The President campaigned on a promise that his agenda would unite a divided nation. And he inherited a favorable situation. Vaccines were flooding Am… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Despite Vaccines, Democrats Extended Extra Jobless Benefits — and Hiring Disappoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky jobs and pandemic recovery: "Like all my colleagues, I spent last week traveling my home state. I spoke with Kentuckians about where we've come over the past 15 months, where we are today, and the bright future we should have ahead. "More than 1.8 million Kentuckians have received COVID vaccines. These medical miracles were created in record time … Continue Reading


04.26.21

Democrats’ Spending Proposal is Neither an “Infrastructure” Plan nor a “Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding infrastructure: "It's been nearly a month since the Biden Administration rolled out its so-called "infrastructure" plan. It quickly became clear their proposal mainly focused on everything but the things normal people call "infrastructure." "The day this plan was introduced, the White House's messaging document mentioned the words "climate" and "union" mor… Continue Reading


03.22.21

We Know What Kinds of Policies Are Pro-Job and Pro-Worker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American workers: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the President's nominee to head the Department of Labor. "I'll be voting against confirming Mr. Walsh. The Biden Administration has already signaled they will ask him to implement a variety of policies that do not serve the long-term interests of American workers. "Unfortunately, it appears that w… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading

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