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06.22.22

Inflationary Gas Tax Gimmick Won’t Hide Democrats’ Policy Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the gas tax gimmick: "This morning, the Biden Administration announced another ineffective stunt to mask the effects of Democrats' war on affordable American energy: Calling for a holiday in the federal gas tax. "This ineffective stunt will join President Biden's other ineffective stunt on gas prices: emptying out the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that we ne… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Biden Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies Are Fueling Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "Tomorrow, President Biden will host the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. "Meanwhile, working Americans will continue to face the consequences of his disastrous energy and climate policies. "While President Biden and his team have declared a holy war on America's domestic production, average gas prices have soared to over $5. By… Continue Reading


06.07.22

Soaring Gas Prices, Runaway Energy Costs, and Dependence on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "In 2019, while running for the White House, President Biden made a public promise: 'I guarantee you we're going to end fossil fuels.' "Once in office, he wasted no time starting down that path. And working families are paying the price. "During the previous Administration, under Republican policies, our nation became a net exporter of oil for the… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Democrats’ Economy: Harder to Fill the Tank, Harder to Get By

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "In America, inflation has topped 5% every month for the past year. The consumer price index continues to hover at levels our economy hasn't seen in four decades. "And as we head into Memorial Day weekend, the American people have become reluctant experts in its painful, real-life effects. "The average working family is now spending the equival… Continue Reading


05.24.22

“Biden Plan” Has Bought Americans Historic Hardships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On the campaign trail, Candidate Biden made some big promises for America's economic recovery. His campaign published 'The Biden Plan to revitalize Main Street and invest in small businesses' and another 'to give America's working families the tools, choices, and freedom they need to build back better.' "So, just how have working families and s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Record High Gas Prices Reflect Democrats’ Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding gas prices: "Today, the average price that American families pay for regular unleaded set an all-time high for the tenth day in a row. Ten straight days of record-breaking gas prices. "Getting to work, running errands, driving to church, visiting loved ones, hitting the highway for a modest family vacation - all of it costs 88% more at the pump today than … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Americans Accurately Blame Democrats’ Policies for Bad Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "The American people know our country is hurting. "One national survey just found that only 22% say our country is headed in the right direction. "Seven in 10 Americans just told another poll that our nation's economy is 'in poor shape.' "The worst inflation in 40 years is fleecing American consumers, from the gas pump to the grocery store. … Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… 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


03.24.22

McConnell: Strengthen Military Production, Defense Funding, and Global Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Today, President Biden is overseas, meeting with America's closest European allies as Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine enters its second month. "He is engaging with a Europe that's been profoundly changed. NATO allies have watched a neighbor invaded by an aggressive, revanchist Russia. Some, like Germany, are ending 30 years of post-Cold Wa… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Inflation and Fuel Costs Hurting Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "America's working families continue to face strong headwinds as they try to make ends meet. The historic inflation kicked off by runaway liberal spending last year is still taking its toll, one paycheck at a time. "For many Americans, eating out once in a while was already a treat. "Now, restaurant menu prices are capping off the biggest 12-mo… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Runaway Inflation Was 12 Months in the Making — Not 3 Weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Last week marked one year since Democrats rammed two trillion dollars of runaway liberal spending through the Senate on a party-line vote. "Working families were certainly not celebrating this anniversary. They were too busy contending with the worst inflation in modern American history, unleashed in large part by that very bill. "Democrats'… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Democrats’ War on Domestic Energy Long Predates Putin’s War on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Washington Democrats are trying to pull off a political spin job for the ages. "Everybody knows that gas prices and energy costs have been soaring sharply for many months. Working families know all too well that gas prices and utility costs have been rising throughout President Biden's tenure. "Just this morning, we learned that inflation set yet… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Democrats’ War on American Energy Hurts Families and Cuts Our Global Leverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "The price of gas jumped more in the past week than in any week on record. "This began long before Russia invaded Ukraine. Even before that, families across America were paying dramatically higher gas prices than they faced when President Biden took office. "I expect our Democratic friends will now try to blame the entire increase in prices… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Rumored Iran Deal Would Mean “Choosing Weakness in the Middle East”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran: "The eyes of the American people and the entire world are fixed on Eastern Europe. Vladimir Putin is continuing his unjustifiable invasion of a sovereign country and his unprovoked killing of innocent people. "Over the weekend, Senators were honored to speak electronically with Ukraine's brave leader, President Zelensky. His courageous leadership has… Continue Reading


03.01.22

One Year In, Biden Administration Owes Americans a Major Course Correction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sate of the Union: "Tonight, President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address. "One year into his term, the American people have a lot of questions they'd like answered. "Why Democrats plunged ahead with reckless spending that caused the worst inflation in 40 years. "Why violent crime and illegal immigration are setting all-time records.… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Democrats’ Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts Working Families and Helps Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy security: "Washington Democrats' inflation is slamming consumers with the highest prices in 40 years. One of the toughest blows has been the soaring cost of a trip to the gas station. "A gallon of regular costs a full dollar more today than it did a year ago. "So, after triggering an historic run of inflation and hammering American producers with a… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Federal Reserve Needs Nominees Without Radical Far-Left Ideologies and Ethical Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: "This Democrat-caused inflation has forced the Federal Reserve and its Board of Governors into a tricky position. "But while the country is carefully watching the Fed Board of Governors, the Senate happens to be considering several of President Biden's nominees to that very Board. "Later today, I'll meet with Chairman Powell, whom President B… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Democrats’ Inflation Is Getting Worse and Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "At this time last year, Washington Democrats were beginning their quest to dump trillions of dollars in left-wing spending on a recovering economy that already had the preconditions for some inflation. "Everybody warned Democrats to pump the brakes. Just weeks earlier, Republicans had already supported a smaller, targeted, bipartisan stimulus t… Continue Reading

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