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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


03.07.19

Democrat Obstruction Continues on President’s Uncontroversial, Impressive Nominees

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 and historic obstruction from Senate Democrats: "Already this week the Senate has confirmed two more well-qualified judicial nominees. Soon, Allison Rushing and Chad Readler will take their respective seats on the 4th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals. And later today, the Senate will vote on confirmat… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Green New Deal Would Bankrupt American Middle Class

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, the Senate confirmed one of President Trump's well-qualified nominees to the federal bench, and advanced the nomination of another. With Allison Rushing's nomination confirmed, we'll vote later today on the nomination of Chad Readler and then turn to consideration of Eric Murphy to join him on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Murphy… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Democrats Embracing One Radical, Half-Baked Socialist Proposal After Another

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' socialist proposals: "Like many Americans, I've spent the last several weeks watching with interest as prominent leaders in the Democratic Party have engaged in a political footrace. They're sprinting as far left as possible, as quickly as possible, trying to outdo one another. The result is that one of our two major political parties has begun embracing one… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Progress Continues on Nominees in Senate

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: "This week, the Senate has made progress in confirming the president's nominees. On Tuesday, Eric Miller became the 31st circuit court judge confirmed under this administration. Yesterday, we confirmed Michael Desmond to serve as chief counsel at the IRS. Of course, this progress is only remarkable gi… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: Foolish and Dangerous

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: "Today, the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chairman Barrasso, is meeting to consider legislation that would help reduce, capture, and find productive uses for carbon dioxide emissions. It's an important subject. It deserves a serious approach. But as we all know, some on the far left have recently offered other ideas on this subject.… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Yesterday, the Senate advanced S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. And later today, we'll vote to pass it. The lands bill is the product of over 100 pieces of legislation addressing the management and preservation of some of our nation's most precious natural areas. "It touches every state, features the input of a wide c… Continue Reading


02.07.19

Bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act Would Help Communities Across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Natural Resources Management Act: "Today, the Senate officially turned to the Natural Resources Management Act. It's a broad, bipartisan package of 100-plus distinct land bills with importance to nearly every member of this body. I'm certainly one of them. This comprehensive legislation includes two initiatives I introduced with my House colleagues Andy Barr and H… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Senate Continues Work on Foreign Policy Legislation, Natural Resources Bill Up Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, the Natural Resources Management Act and America's thriving economy: "For the past week now, the Senate's been considering a package of legislation to strengthen our nation's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israe… Continue Reading

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