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11.14.19

Democrats Focus on Impeachment Instead of Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding defense funding: "As my colleagues know, I have no qualms about spending floor time on the personnel business. Our Democratic colleagues have made it necessary by subjecting this president's nominees to unprecedented, systematic delays and obstruction. "And so the majority has been willing to do things the hard way. We're giving the American people the gover… Continue Reading


11.12.19

While Conflicts Roil Key Regions Worldwide, Democrats Block Legislation for National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrat's blocking defense funding: "Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence as citizens continue resisting the Chinese Communist Party's encroachment on their autonomy and freedoms. "On Monday, it appears the local police shot a 21-year-old protester at nearly point-blank range. The police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators, reportedly as young as … Continue Reading


11.07.19

The Land of The Free Because of The Brave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in honor of Veterans Day, November 11th: "On Monday, our nation will observe Veterans Day. Some will gather here in our nation's capital, at the proud monuments which pay enduring tribute to the service and sacrifices of generations of brave servicemembers. Many more will mark the day in ceremonies in small towns and cities across the country. And, of course, many Amer… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Democrats Prioritize Impeachment Over Bipartisan Priorities Like Defense Funding and USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's legislative agenda: "Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the federal judiciary. "Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense. But for the second tim… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Democrats Block Defense Funding, Promote Destructive Socialism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American families' daily lives: "Last week, the nation saw several pivotal moments that shed light on the current state of the Democratic Party. "Here in the Senate, as I mentioned, Democrats chose to filibuster funding for our national defense for the s… Continue Reading


10.31.19

While Democrats Focus on Impeachment, Republicans Focus on Funding Our Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces and the House impeachment inquiry resolution: "Later today we're going to vote on something that should not be controversial: Funding for our national defense. For supporting servicemembers and their families. For sustaining America's global leadership and strategic edge. "This vital priority is not something that can take a… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Democrats Threaten to Block Funding for Our Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund our armed forces: "Tomorrow the Senate will vote on funding for the national defense. It will offer a test for our Democratic colleagues: Will their party's impeachment obsession crowd out even the most basic governing responsibilities? "And unfortunately, it seems we may already have our answer. The Democratic Leader, Senator Schumer, said … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Will Democrats Block Funding for the Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the Senate agenda and the need to fund our armed forces: "This week will provide an opportunity for our Democratic colleagues to prove that their longstanding goal of impeaching the president is not getting in the way of their ability to legislate. "The Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader have taken pains to insist that their party's… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Upcoming Vote on Defense Funding Will Show Whether Impeachment is Crowding Out Critical Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the need to fund our armed forces and his Senate Resolution urging the House to respect due process in impeachment inquiry proceedings: "On Thursday, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I introduced a resolution which quickly gained dozens of Republican co-sponsors. Our resolution states two things which are very obvious. "Number one: Any process as serious as an impeach… Continue Reading


10.28.19

McConnell Praises Intelligence Community, Brave U.S. Forces, and President Trump for Bringing ISIS Leader to Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "On Sunday morning, we woke up to a better and safer world because one monster was no longer in it. "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the founder and leader of ISIS. In recent years, that made him the single most important target in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. His band of fanatics has committed heinous… Continue Reading


10.22.19

McConnell Introduces Syria Resolution in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor introducing his legislative measure regarding the proper role for American leadership in Syria: "My colleagues know that I opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. So I am encouraged by press reports his administration is considering retaining a military presence in that country to keep the pressure on ISIS. "Since September 11, our natio… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Democrats Must Not Continue to Block Funding Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate agenda: "This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing the nation. "First, we'll tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO, and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we'll consider yet another of the president's… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Senate Needs to Make a Strong, Strategic Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the situation in Syria: "I was encouraged to see yesterday's display of bipartisan concern in the House of Representatives for sustaining America's global leadership and, specifically, over the damaging impact of hastily withdrawing that leadership from Syria. "Back in January, I led a forward-looking debate in the Senate on these very issues. I sponsored an … Continue Reading


10.15.19

McConnell on Turkish Escalation: ‘This Violence Needs To End’

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the situation in Syria: "I know I speak for many of our colleagues on both sides of the aisle in expressing my grave concern at the events that have unfolded in Syria in recent days. "Turkey is our NATO ally. Yes, it hosts millions of Syrian refugees and has legitimate security concerns about the situation in Syria. But Turkey's escalation of hostilities with… Continue Reading


10.15.19

‘House Democrats Have Wasted No Time Throwing Fairness and Precedent to the Wind’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's agenda: "Congress is returning to Washington for a work period that will be filled with important to-do list items. But we already know what will top the agenda over in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are finally indulging their three-year-old impeachment obsession, full steam ahead. "Many of us remember the Washington Post headlin… Continue Reading


09.25.19

McConnell: Democrats Should Not Create “False Choice” Between Border Security and Military Construction Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border and the need to fund important military projects: "Earlier this year, President Trump led the federal government to recognize our insecure southern border for what it is - a national emergency. A humanitarian and security crisis. Congress had heard plea after plea for more border security funding. We'd heard from seni… Continue Reading


09.24.19

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Short-Term Government Funding This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "The Senate continues making headway in the personnel business. It's still too bad that our Democratic colleagues continue to insist on cloture votes, floor time, and roll call votes for the kinds of uncontroversial nominees who have ordinarily travelled by voice vote for past adm… Continue Reading


09.23.19

McConnell on Appropriations: I Remain Hopeful We Can Get Process Back on Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president's nominees and fund the federal government: "This week, the Senate will consider more of the president's choices to fill important positions in the federal government. Too many important seats have continued to gather dust, two and a half years into this presidency, due to systematic Democrat obstruction. "The president d… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate Democrats Continue to Block Critical Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Here's what happened on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon: Senate Democrats blocked this year's funding for our national defense. They voted it down. We can't move the legislation forward. Democrats blocked the funding our commanders need to keep pace with Russia and China. Democrats blocked money for the tools and training that our… Continue Reading


09.18.19

McConnell Urges Democrats Not To Filibuster Critical Funding for Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: "Today, the Senate will have an opportunity to take the first procedural step toward keeping the federal government funded and open. At the end of July, the White House and the Speaker of the House reached an agreement to guide the appropriations process. Both parties, both chambers, and both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue agreed to … Continue Reading

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