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03.05.19

McConnell Previews House Vote on Democrat Politician Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Democrat Politician Protection Act: "This week, the House will be devoting floor time to the Democrat Politician Protection Act. That's what I call the signature effort that Speaker Pelosi has given top billing as 'H.R. 1.' Because this new House Democrat majority's top priority is apparently assigning themselves an unprecedented level of control over how they get … Continue Reading


02.26.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Contains No Effort to Crack Down on Voter Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Anyone who's been attentive to the news these past few days has learned about the complete debacle that unfolded in last November's election for North Carolina's ninth congressional district. Soon after Election Day, allegations of illegal ballot harvesting and vote … Continue Reading


02.13.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Would Turn Bipartisan FEC Into a Partisan Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "As I alluded to earlier this week, I have a feeling this Congress is just getting started discussing Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1. I, for one, am eager to continue shining the spotlight on the Democrat Politician Protection Act and asking why, exactly, Wa… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Democrat Politician Protection Act Includes a Taxpayer Bailout for Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Last week, the House began the hearing process of Speaker Pelosi's signature bill, H.R. 1, the Democrat Politician Protection Act. I've already touched on several of its outlandish and problematic provisions. I want to focus today on one corner of the craziness. It'… Continue Reading


02.07.19

The Democrat Politician Protection Act: A Solution to An Invented Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "In the days since House Democrats began arguing for a massive federal takeover of America's elections, we've heard a lot of dramatic claims about the state of American democracy. Speaker Pelosi has denounced, quote, 'devious vote-suppression schemes.' The Democrats' … Continue Reading


01.31.19

Democrats Seeking Power Over Our Nation’s Elections Through the Democrat Politician Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Earlier this week I began discussing H.R. 1, House Democrats' marquee bill for the new Congress. I've stated this week that it really adds up to one big, expensive partisan power grab. An effort to centralize more control over Americans' speech and Americans' voting … Continue Reading


01.30.19

H.R. 1: A Democrat Political Power Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "Yesterday, I spoke for the first time on a subject that House Democrats have crowned their signature effort for this Congress -- H.R. 1, also known as the 'Democrat Politician Protection Act.' Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are advertising it as a package of urgen… Continue Reading


01.29.19

“The Democrat Politician Protection Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats' proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: "This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives are beginning the committee process for a bill they're saying is their party's signature priority for this Congress. They are so focused on this legislation that they've given it the ceremonial designation of H.R. … Continue Reading


12.11.18

Protecting the Private Information of American Citizens from the IRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding an attempt by Senate Democrats to undo an important Treasury Department privacy reform: "The Senate will soon vote on an attempt by some of our Democratic colleagues to unwind an important privacy reform the Treasury Department enacted earlier this year. We need to stand up for privacy, stand up for the First Amendment, and reject the Democrats' resolution. The qu… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Bipartisan Cooperation Needed to Complete Remaining Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding remaining business to be completed in the Senate before the end of the year: "First, I think it's time the Senate subject ourselves to a bit of a 'reality check.' Today is December 11th. Here are just some of the things the Senate needs to accomplish before this Congress adjourns. "We need to confirm more of the president's nominees for the judiciary and for the … Continue Reading


07.17.18

IRS Announcement A Victory For Free Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it will no longer require donor lists from certain nonprofit organizations: "Last night, the Internal Revenue Service made an important announcement. It's particularly welcome news to those of us who are intently focused on defending the First Amendment, for those of us who raised concerns during … Continue Reading


06.21.17

McConnell: Free Speech Is Crucial To Who We Are As Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the importance of free speech and the threats it faces in our nation today: "Today I want to touch on a topic, as I announced recently, that I will continue to address regularly here on the Senate floor: the right of free speech. This fundamental right is one of our most cherished. It forms the beating heart of our democracy. It sits at the core of our civic ident… Continue Reading


06.09.17

McConnell Defends Free Speech in Address to Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference today. The following are Senator McConnell's remarks as prepared for delivery: "It's great to see everyone again. What a difference a year makes. When I spoke to you last year, it was about the things we were working to get done under a president of a different political party. I'm proud of what we accomplished then, but I'm even more excited about what we can… Continue Reading


04.07.16

McConnell Reiterates American People Will Be Heard On Supreme Court, Senate Will Continue Work On Important Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the United States Supreme Court vacancy: "President Obama will fly to Chicago where he will try and convince Americans that, despite his own actions while in the Senate to deny a Supreme Court nominee a vote, the Constitution somehow now requires the Senate to have a vote on his nominee no matter what - and thereby deny the American people a voice in the future of the Sup… Continue Reading


02.22.16

McConnell Delivers Tribute Honoring the Life of Justice Scalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today honoring United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "I'd like to say a few words about a towering figure of the Supreme Court who will be missed by many. "Antonin Scalia was one of a kind. "In the evenings he loved nothing more than a night at the opera house. During the day he often starred in an opus of his own. "For most watchers of the court, even many of Scalia's most ardent … Continue Reading


01.20.16

McConnell: No Political Test for Federal Contracts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's reported 'Enemies List' regulation: "News outlets reported something today that should worry all of us. "Apparently, President Obama is again considering imposing his 'Enemies List' regulation by executive order - just weeks after Congress voted overwhelmingly to pass, and the President signed into law, legislation prohibiting him from doing that very thing. … Continue Reading


12.18.15

Bipartisan Funding and Tax Relief Legislation Will Strengthen the Economy and National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan omnibus and tax relief legislation: "We know our constituents are deeply concerned about America's struggling economy. So let's take steps - as the legislation we'll consider proposes - to support more jobs, more opportunity, and more economic growth. "Let's enact permanent tax relief for American families and small businesses. "Let's set the table f… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Bipartisan Legislation Would Eliminate Energy Export Ban, Bolster National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan omnibus and tax relief legislation: "The American people have two principal concerns: our nation's security and the economy. "The legislation we'll soon consider would help address both. "It would enact permanent tax relief for American families and small businesses. That will lead to more jobs, more opportunity, and more economic growth here in America. "Ano… Continue Reading

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