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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


09.21.22

Runaway Inflation Hurting States Whose Democratic Senator Voted to Cause It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "On Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, President Biden made a bizarre attempt to deny the American people's pain from Democrats' runaway inflation. "After the latest nationwide data reported that consumer prices are rising at 8.3%, year-on-year, the President suggested the country should be celebrating that they weren't rising even faster! "Workin… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Democrats Who Caused Inflation Prepare Another Reckless Taxing-and-Spending Spree

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 year and a half ago, Democrats misread a 50-50 Senate as a mandate for $1.9 trillion in party-line reckless spending. "The result has been the worst inflation in 40 years. With Democrats in charge, working families are having to spend thousands of extra dollars a year just to tread water. "Grocery costs are t… Continue Reading


08.01.22

Democrats Want Job-Killing Middle-Class Tax Hikes in a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "When it comes to our economy, American families do not trust this Democratic Party government one bit. "Nearly 90% of Americans are feeling anxious about inflation. 28% approve of how President Biden is handling it. Only 22% think things will get any better after another year on his watch. "Americans' distrust of Democrats stands to reason. … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Democrats Who Created Inflation and Recession Want Giant Job-Killing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax hikes and inflation: "Minutes ago, new data confirmed what a supermajority of Americans already knew: Democrats have plunged America into a recession. "According to official statistics, the U.S. economy just shrank for the second consecutive quarter. Democrats inherited an economy that was primed for an historic comeback and promptly ran it straight in… Continue Reading


07.25.22

U.S. Economy Headed Towards Recession, But Democrats Claim Otherwise

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 the past year and a half, Washington Democrats have continually found new ways to be wrong about the U.S. economy. "Last springtime, Democrats insisted their plan to dump $1.9 trillion dollars onto the economy would not cause inflation. Here was the Democratic Leader in March of 2021: 'I do not think the dangers of inflation, at least in … 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


07.13.22

Democrats’ Runaway Inflation Hits Another 40-Year High

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, this all-Democrat government produced yet another absolutely terrible inflation report. "Inflation during the month of June shattered the experts' predictions. We are at 9.1% annual inflation. "Yet another fresh 40-year high. The most out-of-control inflation that American families have seen since the early 1980s. "Food costs … Continue Reading


07.12.22

As Inflation Hammers Small Businesses, Democrats Float Huge Small Business Tax Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "We all know inflation and the economy are the biggest problems facing Americans today. "The New York Times released a poll yesterday showing a full 93% of working-age Americans are dissatisfied with the state of our economy. "We are a big and diverse country. 93% of Americans hardly ever agree on anything. But Democrats are unifying the coun… Continue Reading


07.11.22

Democrats Want to Tax Working Americans into Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "'People have literally become poorer, by any concept, over the last year… It should not be a mystery why people are worried.' "That was top liberal economist, Jason Furman, last month. And he was right on both counts. "Democrats' reckless inflationary spending has already slapped what amounts to a gigantic tax hike on working American… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Democrats May Have Inflated America Toward a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding stagflation: "Before Democrats dumped $2 trillion on the economy last year, experts warned that such reckless spending would not just raise prices for working families, but could also trigger a full-on recession. "In February of 2021, for example, a prominent economist testified right here on Capitol Hill that Democrats' runaway spending might back the Fed… Continue Reading


06.07.22

Soaring Gas Prices, Runaway Energy Costs, and Dependence on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy: "In 2019, while running for the White House, President Biden made a public promise: 'I guarantee you we're going to end fossil fuels.' "Once in office, he wasted no time starting down that path. And working families are paying the price. "During the previous Administration, under Republican policies, our nation became a net exporter of oil for the… 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


05.05.22

Democrats Want Working Families to Eat Elites’ Grad School Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation and student loan socialism: "In Albany, New York, a grandmother of four reported recently that rising prices have forced her and her husband, a retired NYPD officer, to cut back on eating out. 'I feel it in the pocketbook,' she said. "In Grand Rapids, Michigan, one young family reported that before inflation took off, 'the paycheck went a little … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Democrats’ Plan For American Energy: Even Less Available, Even More Expensive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy policy: "An unfortunate routine keeps playing itself out with the Biden Administration. First, they implement bad policies that create problems. Then, they propose solutions that are really just more bad ideas. "Case in point: Inflation. Democrats spent last spring unleashing a deluge of reckless spending on our recovering economy. They spent the re… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Democrats Who Fueled Inflation Now Want Giant Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Runaway inflation is crushing working American families on Democrats' watch. "The share of Americans who say the economy is our most important problem hasn't been this high since the last time Democrats controlled the White House. "Just this morning, we got a devastating quarterly GDP report. The economy shrank - shrank - 1.4% over the last th… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Democrats’ Inflation Hammering Kentucky Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "Democrats' massive inflation is an inescapable, painful, daily reality for working families. "These policy failures have hammered my home state of Kentucky. Last year, even as many Kentuckians earned raises, prices skyrocketed faster. "Used car prices shot up 40% in the Commonwealth last year. "In Louisville, the gas to drive those cars costs… Continue Reading


03.28.22

President Biden’s Budget: Fundamentally Disconnected from What Americans Need

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 budget request: "President Biden likes to say, and said again today, that 'budgets are statements of values.' "Indeed they can be. And the White House budget request that President Biden published today offers the clearest possible reminder that the Biden Administration's far-left values are fundamentally disconnected from what American f… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Inflation and Fuel Costs Hurting Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation: "America's working families continue to face strong headwinds as they try to make ends meet. The historic inflation kicked off by runaway liberal spending last year is still taking its toll, one paycheck at a time. "For many Americans, eating out once in a while was already a treat. "Now, restaurant menu prices are capping off the biggest 12-mo… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Democrats’ Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts Working Families and Helps Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding energy security: "Washington Democrats' inflation is slamming consumers with the highest prices in 40 years. One of the toughest blows has been the soaring cost of a trip to the gas station. "A gallon of regular costs a full dollar more today than it did a year ago. "So, after triggering an historic run of inflation and hammering American producers with a… Continue Reading

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