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10.19.21

Democrats Planning Historic Tax Hikes That Would Hit the Middle Class

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: "Every day, American families are feeling real pain because of the reckless and inflationary policies that Democrats have already rammed through. "The American people are facing the highest inflation in more than ten years. They're paying an extra dollar a gallon at the pump and soaring prices at the grocery stor… Continue Reading


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


09.28.21

As World Braces for Energy Shortage, Democrats Want War on Affordable American Energy

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: "While Washington Democrats neglect basic governance, they're still trying to write another reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors. "Many details are still fuzzy, but one basic truth is very clear: Their far-left wish list will hurt families and help China. "New pain and new burdens for American … Continue Reading


09.20.21

Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree Meant to Turn Temporary Pandemic into Permanent Socialism

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: "Over the past year and a half, senior Democratic leaders decided the upheaval and hardship of a once-in-a-century pandemic was really a chance to justify radical, left-wing change. "This isn't me conjecturing. It's what they keep saying. "Right at the start of the crisis, March 2020, the House Democratic Wh… Continue Reading


06.23.21

A Tale of Two Pipelines: Biden Strategic Priorities “Out of Order”

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's damaging energy and foreign policies: "For the first time, earlier this month, President Biden traveled to Europe. The primary purpose of his trip was to engage with some of America's closest friends and allies. But the agenda also included a one-on-one meeting with a staunch adversary, Vladimir Putin. "The President took offic… Continue Reading


01.28.21

“Piecemeal Green New Deal” Putting Ideology Ahead of Working Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy and protecting jobs: "The country's waited to see whether the new Administration would follow a pro-job, pro-worker, pro-working-family approach... or give in to the far left and put ideological concerns before kitchen-table ones. "Unfortunately, we haven't had to wait long. "As recently as October, now-President Biden said 'you can't [legis… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Biden Administration’s First Day Was Bad News for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting jobs: "Our side takes great pride in the accomplishments that three consecutive Republican Senates helped deliver for the American people. "In 2014, our majority was elected to check and balance the last years of a lame-duck presidency. "In 2016, we were reelected to help ignite a real, all-American economic comeback; rebuild and modernize our … Continue Reading


12.15.20

McConnell Applauds President Trump & Congratulates President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump and President-Elect Biden: "Over the last four years, our country has benefitted from a presidential term filled with major accomplishments. "President Donald Trump has repeatedly surprised the skeptics, confounded his critics, and delivered significant policy victories that have strengthened our country. "Case in point: "Back in May, when … Continue Reading


03.10.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Domestic Energy: “Let’s Get This Done”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy legislation: 'This week, we have the opportunity to pass major legislation to strengthen domestic energy. Chairman Murkowski, Senator Manchin, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee have assembled a strong, bipartisan bill. I look forward to passing it. 'I was disappointed yesterday when the Senate failed to advance the legislation and clear a… Continue Reading


03.09.20

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy Innovation Act: 'On the Senate floor, we'll pick up where we left off last week: Considering a comprehensive set of updates to the way our nation approaches energy efficiency, security, and innovation. 'As Chairman Murkowski pointed out last week, it's been about 12 years since the last such package. And since then, America's energy secto… Continue Reading


03.04.20

McConnell: Bipartisan Energy Legislation Will Create Better Policy and Regulatory Conditions for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Chairman Murkowski's bipartisan energy legislation: 'In the meantime, the Senate will continue considering an important package of comprehensive energy legislation. For the first time in more than a decade, we're looking at a thorough update to the laws governing innovation, security, and workforce development across the American energy sector. 'As Chairman … Continue Reading


03.03.20

McConnell Speaks on the American Energy Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy Innovation Act: 'This week, the Senate has a good opportunity to update the laws governing the way we harness and deploy America's tremendous domestic energy resources. It's been well over a decade since the last time comprehensive energy legislation was signed into federal law. 'But following our overwhelming vote yesterday to proceed to… Continue Reading


10.17.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Oppose Democrats’ War on Coal Revival

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt to revive an Obama-era anti-coal regulation: "I've been discussing this week how Washington Democrats have sought for three years to effectively nullify the Trump presidency. They've tried to cancel out the voters' decision in 2016 and dodge the consequences of Secretary Clinton's defeat - whether through the three-year-old impeachment para… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Our Nation Continues to Make Incredible Strides Toward Energy Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the importance of American energy independence: "We're closely monitoring events in the Middle East following that provocative and dangerous Iranian attack on Saudi energy facilities, which included the largest oil processing facility in the world. As I said on Monday, Iran's reckless behavior is not just a threat to the region, but to the entire global economy, a… Continue Reading


05.02.19

McConnell: Ill-Fated Paris Deal Will Go Nowhere in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an effort from House Democrats to remain in the Obama-era Paris agreement on greenhouse gas emissions: "As I've mentioned, there's been a remarkable development this week in the House. The Rules Committee held the first hearing to discuss 'Medicare for None.' It was another demonstration of how disconnected my Democratic colleagues' agenda has become from the best inte… Continue Reading


04.30.19

Thanks to Modest Reform, Senate Now Considering Nominees in a More Efficient Manner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "The Senate is in the midst of considering several more well-qualified nominees for service in the executive branch and on our nation's federal courts. And we're doing so in a more reasonable, efficient manner -- more in line with this body's tradition -- thanks to the modest reform the Senate passed … Continue Reading


03.27.19

‘Green New Deal’ Fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday's failed vote on the Green New Deal: "Yesterday my Democratic colleagues in this body offered the American people a crystal-clear picture of what the Democratic Party stands for in 2019 -- and whom it represents. Nearly all of our Democratic colleagues wrapped their arms around the radical policy they've marketed as the 'Green New Deal.' I'm sure we'll be hea… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: Pain for American Families, No Meaningful Change in Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today's vote on the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Bridget Bade of Arizona, the latest of President Trump's qualified judicial nominees. Today we'll vote on her confirmation as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Ms. Bade's nomination comes with the bipartisan support of our colleagues on the Judiciary Committee a… Continue Reading


03.25.19

This Week in the Senate: Green New Deal, Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal and the need to confirm more of the president's well-qualified nominees: "Unfortunately, the events of the last few months have not exactly indicated that productive, practical cooperation is what our Democratic colleagues have in mind. To the contrary, the nation has watched as the Democratic Party has engaged in a collective headlong sprint towards … Continue Reading


03.13.19

Green New Deal: Immediate Harm for American Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Green New Deal: "Yesterday, I continued the discussion we've been having about the strange ideas that seem to have taken a hold of Washington Democrats. Ideas like the Democrat Politician Protection Act, a scheme to limit Americans' First Amendment right to political speech and force taxpayers to subsidize political campaigns, including ones they disagree with. It … Continue Reading

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