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03.02.22

President Biden Needed To Pivot — But Chose Not To

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 State of the Union Address: "Last night, President Biden gave a State of the Union address that might have worked okay for a popular administration that had been successfully tackling America's problems and earning high marks. "But that is not the reality in which we live. "Democrats spent the last 12 months making major, painful policy … 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


02.16.22

Without Evidence, President Biden “Rejects” Army Report on Botched Afghanistan Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "While the world's eyes are fixed on this present foreign policy crisis, troubling facts are continuing to surface surrounding the Administration's previous self-inflicted crisis - the botched retreat from Afghanistan. "Last week, journalists published the findings of a 2,000-page autopsy that Army officials compiled following the chaotic with… Continue Reading


02.02.22

The U.S. and Our Allies Must Take These Steps Now to Support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Russia: "Today, more than 100,000 Russian troops are holding positions along Ukraine's eastern borders. More have been deployed to Belarus to threaten Ukraine from the north. For the second time in a decade, Vladimir Putin's campaign to forcibly redraw the map of the European continent is on the verge of a massive escalation. "For those of us who remember … Continue Reading


01.20.22

365 Days of Bad Policies and Broken Promises

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 first year in office: "Today marks exactly one year since President Biden became our 46th president. "This all-Democrat government has had 365 days to start delivering on their core promises. "What were some of those promises, in their own words? "'Crushing the virus.' 'Strengthen[ing] our alliances.' And above all else, 'lower[ing] the… Continue Reading


12.14.21

Biden Administration’s Mistakes Raise the Stakes for 2021 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "For months, while our colleagues have been writing their reckless taxing and spending spree behind closed doors, the Democratic majority let the National Defense Authorization Act sit in limbo. "This week, four and a half months after it was cleared by the Armed Services Committee, the Senate should finally finish t… Continue Reading


11.29.21

Senate Democrats Should Not Shortchange National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act: "Today's Democratic Party does not make the policy decisions of a party that is serious about protecting America. "In May, President Biden released a budget proposal that proposed a de facto cut in defense funding. And that was before the President's own supercharged inflation further cut the purchasing power of ever… Continue Reading


11.17.21

With Families Hurting, Democrats Want to Try Inflating Their Way Out of Inflation

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: "A lot has gone wrong since this unified Democratic government took the reins in January. "Look at foreign policy. The Biden Administration's clumsy retreat from Afghanistan left Americans behind who wanted out and handed the country to a government staffed with terrorists who used to be locked up in Guantanamo B… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Overdue Defense Legislation Deserves a Robust, Bipartisan Senate Floor Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NDAA: "Last week, I had the honor of spending Veterans Day at the groundbreaking ceremony for Louisville's new VA hospital. "We are finally going to replace the city's original VA medical center that was built almost 70 years ago. Kentucky veterans are going to get new, expanded options for the cutting-edge treatment they deserve. "This long-awaited groun… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Biden Administration Adds Foreign Policy to Growing List of Crises They’ve Created

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: "While Americans contend with Democrats' self-created border crisis and inflation crisis, our foreign policy is in crisis as well. "The Biden Administration's disastrous retreat from Afghanistan may be over, but the danger to the American citizens and Afghan partners it left behind certainly isn't. "Around the world, adversaries and all… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Drama Puts Governing Failures on Full Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "For two and a half months, Republicans have provided a clear and consistent road map for the Democratic government to raise the debt ceiling. "Democrats have had two and a half months' notice to use the fast-track, party-line reconciliation process which they have already used happily this year and already intend to use again. "But the De… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Top Generals Contradict President Biden’s Claims on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Yesterday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Milley, and the head of Central Command, General McKenzie, offered the Armed Services Committee stark assessments of President Biden's reckless retreat from Afghanistan. "Curiously, the President's shrinking Secretary of Defense, Secretary Austin, did little talking. "The biggest takeaway … Continue Reading


09.28.21

Democrats Won’t Get Bipartisan Help Paving their Path toward Partisan Recklessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit: "Yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on clean government funding legislation. "Senator Shelby and I put forward legislation that could pass the Senate easily and keep the government open. We were ready to avoid a shutdown… get urgent relief to Louisiana… help vetted Afghans who helped America… and continue suppor… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Will Democrats Add Shutdown Drama to List of Unnecessary Self-Created Crises?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "It's not unusual for a presidency to have a rough spell. Every Administration faces a stretch of time where nothing seems to go their way. "What we're witnessing today is entirely different. "President Biden has not been dealt a bad hand by forces outside his control. This White House is not sailing through some unavoidabl… Continue Reading


09.23.21

'Global Wars Do Not Simply End Because a President’s Speechwriter Says So'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Biden-Harris Administration's foreign policy and national defense pandemonium: "The free world faces many serious threats, from rising authoritarians to resurgent terrorists. Even declining authoritarian powers like Russia pose significant challenges. These threats demand clear-eyed leadership from the world's greatest power. "But earlier this week at … Continue Reading


09.14.21

“Time for Hard Truths and Accountability” on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Providing for the common defense. Protecting the American people. It's one of the fundamental responsibilities our founders entrusted to the federal government. "It's a core obligation of the Commander-in-Chief. "Yet, to a deadly degree, a parade of mistakes in Afghanistan tells us President Biden and his team have failed this most basic tes… Continue Reading


09.13.21

Botched Afghanistan Retreat Leaves America Less Credible, Less Capable, and in More Danger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "Over the state work period, as Senators attended to business back home, the Biden Administration's reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was carried through to a damaging and deadly end. "The consequences of its hasty retreat were not just foreseeable. They were actually foreseen. And yet, against the advice of members from both parti… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Biden Team’s Afghanistan Denial Costing Afghan Lives and American Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "When the Biden Administration announced its reckless retreat from Afghanistan in April, I made my opposition very clear. "But I was hardly alone. One of the most prominent liberal editorial boards in the country responded to the President's move with this headline, quote: 'Biden takes the easy way out of Afghanistan. The likely result is disa… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Biden Administration’s Afghanistan Disaster “Was Not Only Foreseeable, It Was Foreseen”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Afghanistan: "In April, when President Biden announced his intention to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he said it was, quote, 'time to end the forever wars'. "But at every stage of the rushed and rudderless retreat that has followed, the Biden Administration's wishful thinking hasn't come within a country mile of the reality. "By any account, the si… Continue Reading


07.28.21

McConnell Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Security Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding appropriations: "Yesterday, our colleagues Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Shelby announced a bipartisan agreement on emergency funding for several pressing security matters. "The Appropriations Committee set out to address three key priorities. "First: Reimbursing the costs incurred by the Capitol Police, the National Guard, and other law enforcement f… Continue Reading

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