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08.06.22

As Flooding Threat Continues, Federal Help Will be Key to Kentucky’s Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Eastern Kentucky is again facing the threat of stormy weather and flash floods this weekend. "Emergency responders have been on the ground since the flooding began and will continue their critical role in the coming days. "We're making sure the federal government is stepping up as well. "In addition to the Governor and state la… Continue Reading


08.04.22

Kentucky National Guard Doing Extraordinary Work to Help Flood Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Kentucky officials are working overtime to deliver supplies to those affected by ongoing flooding. Heat and humidity are rising to dangerous levels in areas that still lack power. "My team is helping coordinate relief efforts in any way we can. With the Senate still in session, my state director joined the Kentucky National Guard… Continue Reading


08.03.22

McConnell Praises Kentucky Heroism Amid Flood Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Kentucky: "Tragic flooding continues to devastate Eastern Kentucky. "In the past few days, I've spoken to the state legislators and county judge-executives who represent our hardest-hit counties. "The Governor reports that Knott County has seen the largest loss of life so far. County Judge-Executive Dobson tells me the toll may keep rising… Continue Reading


07.21.22

As Americans Struggle With Historic Inflation, Democrats Plan Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Washington Democrats' one-party government has performed an amazing feat: "In eighteen months, they've taken an economy that was ready to soar and completely derailed it with $2 trillion in unnecessary borrowing, printing, and spending. "Now, 9.1% inflation is pinching hardworking Americans every time they visit the gas pump or the grocery s… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Kentuckians Cannot Afford Another Year of Biden’s “Temporary” Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "A year ago today, with prices already rising, President Biden said high inflation was, 'expected to be temporary.' "One year later, after nine straight months of inflation over six percent, prices are now rising at their fastest rate in over 40 years. "Last week's inflation report confirmed on paper what working families have been feeling fo… 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


05.18.22

Democrats Making the Federal Bench Softer on Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding violent crime: "Americans' concern about violent crime is the highest it's been in six years. "And the statistics plainly show why that is. Between 2019 and 2020, the murder rate shot up by the largest one-year increase in over a century. And the rate has kept on rising. "Nearly 60 percent more law enforcement officers were killed in 2021 compared to 2020… Continue Reading


05.17.22

McConnell Supports Strengthening NATO and Honors Forces Deploying from Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding NATO and forces deploying from Kentucky: "Speaking of America's national interest, our delegation also visited what we hope and expect will soon be the two newest members of the NATO alliance. "We arrived in Stockholm and Helsinki just as the leaders of Sweden and Finland announced their nations will seek to join the alliance that has secured peace in Euro… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Working Americans Need Better Than Democrats’ Distractions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' distractions: "Senators spent last week in our home states. We got to hear firsthand updates about the real issues facing the real families we represent. "I was especially glad to return to Western Kentucky to keep working on our recovery from the catastrophic tornadoes that hammered our state in mid-December. "Kentuckians are tough. We're resi… Continue Reading


12.16.21

McConnell Updates Senate on Kentucky Tornado Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "Western Kentucky is still reeling from last weekend's devastating storm. But support is rolling in from around the Commonwealth, our region, and the country. "Yesterday I spoke with the CEO of LifePoint Health. They operate ten hospitals in Kentucky including one in hard-hit Mayfield. "Miraculously, their Jackson Purcha… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Amid Devastation and Grief, Kentuckians Lighting Beacons of Hope

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tornadoes in Western Kentucky: "In the aftermath of Western Kentucky's devastating tornado outbreak, I've maintained close contact with state and local officials. My staff has been on the ground since the outset of this crisis, helping residents access federal resources and keeping me up-to-date with any developments. "Toward the end of the week, I wil… Continue Reading

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