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11.14.23

Bidenomics Is A Stubbornly Expensive Reality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “This morning’s October inflation report tells a story that has become familiar on President Biden’s watch. Prices remain stubbornly high, and well above the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target.  Prices are up 3.2 percent year over year. And cumulative inflation since the President took office now clocks in at 17.6 percent. “Even as the rate pr… Continue Reading


09.19.23

Shrinking Paychecks — That’s Bidenomics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: “In a speech last month, President Biden claimed that American wages were growing faster than inflation, quote, ‘That’s Bidenomics.’ “Unfortunately for working families, the truth of Bidenomics is quite the opposite. “Even as nominal wages continue to rise, inflation is rising faster. For the third straight year, real median household income … Continue Reading


07.27.23

Democrats’ Reckless Spending is Hurting American Workers and Helping China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ reckless spending: “Yesterday, Senate Democrats celebrated the approaching anniversary of their reckless taxing and spending spree. As the Democratic Leader put it, ‘this legislation is paying huge dividends.’ “Well, he’s right about that much. “But the windfalls from this deluge of liberal spendi… Continue Reading


07.26.23

Historic Inflation: “That’s Bidenomics In Action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Bidenomics: “The Biden Administration has been working overtime to sell the American people a fantasy. The President would like working families who have struggled under two years of soaring inflation to believe their refrain that ‘‘Bidenomics’ is working for America’. “The White House Press Secretary declared rece… Continue Reading


06.21.23

Washington Democrats’ Extreme Climate Agenda Hammers American Truckers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding emissions CRA: “Earlier this year, the Senate made use of the Congressional Review Act to push back on a particularly dangerous part of the Biden Administration’s radical approach to environmental policy. “Our colleague, the senior senator from Nebraska, put forward a resolution that would prevent the Administration from implementin… Continue Reading


06.13.23

Jared Bernstein Has a Long Record of Progressive Fantasies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding nominations: “Since President Biden took office, consumer prices have risen more than 16 percent. “American families are paying 20 percent more to put food on the table than they did in January 2021. And 36 percent more on energy. “But over more than two years of Washington Democrats’ runaway inflation, President Biden’… Continue Reading


06.06.23

“Keeping America Safe, Keeping America Fed, and Keeping the Lights On”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and national defense: “Last week, the Senate passed an agreement that preserved America’s full faith and credit and began to rein in Democrats’ runaway spending. “But the Senate’s work is far from over. Today, with the threat of economic crisis behind us, it’s time for the Senate to focus its full a… Continue Reading


05.18.23

President Biden’s Inflation Still Hammering Americans Two Years Later

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week's inflation report reinforced what working families across America already know: Washington Democrats' inflation is still packing a punch. "Prices climbed 4.9 percent from this time last year. Just in the last month, they accelerated nearly half a percentage point. "The Biden Administration called the news, 'welcome breathing room fo… Continue Reading


04.25.23

It’s Past Time for President Biden to Negotiate with Speaker McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "For over two years, the Biden Administration has failed to attend to some of the most basic governing duties. "Stable prices, secure borders, and safe streets are three of the most fundamental responsibilities that a government owes its people. "But Washington Democrats neglected the basics for their pet priorities. "They spent trillions of… Continue Reading


02.28.23

Democrats’ Plan to Politicize and Devalue Americans’ Retirement Accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding politicized pension plans: "Washington Democrats' reckless spending has embedded painful inflation deep in our economy. "Runaway prices are making families' monthly budgets harder to balance. And as interest rates rise, the financial markets where millions of Americans invest their life savings are becoming more volatile. "Short-term bond yields are tradi… Continue Reading


02.15.23

President Biden’s Inflation Just Keeps Getting Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week, President Biden spent part of his State of the Union address celebrating what he seemed to think was a victory over inflation. "Yesterday, another wave of official figures confirmed what working families already knew: "The President was wrong. The Democrats' football-spiking was premature. The American people are hurting badly. "Th… Continue Reading


02.13.23

Fentanyl Crossing Our Southern Border Is Killing Kentuckians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding fentanyl and the border crisis: "'Losing a child is the hardest thing that can ever happen to a parent. It's out of the natural order.' "Madam President, those are the words of a grieving father in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After struggling for years against opioid addiction, his son was killed by a lethal dose of fentanyl in 2021. "That year marked a seco… Continue Reading


02.07.23

Biden Administration Delivers Second Year of Overwhelming Failures

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: "This evening, President Biden will begin the back half of his term with his State of the Union address to Congress. "But the White House's attempts to script the message for this week have been upset by recent events. Over the last several days, the country learned that on President Biden's watch, the state of our uni… Continue Reading


02.01.23

“Reverse Robin Hood”: Democrats’ Student Loan Socialism Robs the Working Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding student loan socialism: "There are lots of egregious ways that President Biden has wasted taxpayer money trying to buy up his low approval ratings. But the Democrats' proposal for student loan socialism is one of the worst. "It's like the Democrats paid scientists in a lab to invent the most unfair government handout that could possibly exist. "Democrats … Continue Reading


12.13.22

Ukraine Support Is One Example of American Leadership Paying Dividends

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine and national defense: "Senate Republicans have spent months focused on the need for a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act and robust funding for our Armed Forces. "Defending our homeland, deterring future threats, and supporting our allies and partners should not be last-minute low priorities. "They're fundamental duties if we wa… Continue Reading


11.28.22

Runaway Inflation Hurting Working Families in Georgia and the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Last week our nation celebrated one of our great, distinctly American holidays. "In President Reagan's Thanksgiving proclamation in 1982, he wrote eloquently of the, 'divine plan [that] placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom.' "On Thur… Continue Reading


11.17.22

McConnell Remarks on Reelection as Senate Republican Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate leadership elections: "Yesterday, the Republican Conference met to select its leadership team for the 118th Congress. "I am deeply honored that my remarkable colleagues on this side of the aisle decided to re-hire me for another term as Republican Leader. "I'm proud of Senators Thune, Barrasso, Ernst, Capito, and Daines, who were also elected t… Continue Reading


11.14.22

A Divided America Agrees That Democrats’ Failures Are Hurting the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the midterm elections: "Last week's midterm elections re-confirmed something that's been clear for a number of years: When it comes to politics and policy, we are a closely divided nation. "For the third straight election, our closely divided nation saw a closely fought election go all the way down to the wire. And as the dust settles, for the third straig… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Rising Crime, Record Homicides, and Open Borders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding law and order: "Runaway inflation isn't the only crisis keeping American families up at night. "The last two years have seen law and order deteriorate across our country. Public safety has eroded. Violent crimes like murders and carjackings are breaking records. And our southern border has turned into a turnstile. "We have seen the violence and chaos firs… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Democrats Blocking American Energy, Raising Prices, and Draining our Emergency Reserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "Families across America have felt the brunt of this all-Democratic government's failed energy policies. "When gas prices were skyrocketing, the Biden Administration insisted up and down they had no control over them. When the prices started to level off, the same politicians asked for a round of applause. "Funny how that works. "Here's what work… Continue Reading

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