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06.16.21

McConnell: Economic Recovery Facing Headwinds of Liberal Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding economic recovery: "Key economic indicators continue to show that our nation's recovery is still facing significant headwinds. "Last week, we learned that inflation had logged its steepest increase since the 2008 financial crisis. There are more unfilled jobs in America than at any point on record. And when asked, more than 90% of the small business owners… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Economic Recovery Grapples with Consequences of Democrats’ Multi-Trillion-Dollar Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "On Friday, the U.S. job market got another monthly check-up. Hiring in May was up from the previous month, but still fell short of the level experts - and American employers - had hoped for. "Of course, the highest expectations for our economic recovery under Democratic control were set by none other than Democrats, themselves. "Back in Feb… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Democrats’ Hard Left Turn Already Hurting Americans — But Liberals Want More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the economy: "Democrats' hard left turn thus far has affected the entire U.S. economy. And it's hitting working American families where it hurts. "In January, President Biden inherited safe and effective vaccines, a re-opening economy, and a country that was sitting on more pent-up savings than anything economists had seen in living memory. "But Democrats… Continue Reading


05.17.21

States Having to Clean Up Washington Democrats’ Job Market Mess

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 the 117th Congress and President Biden were sworn in back in January, our nation had already turned the corner in our battle with the coronavirus. "New cases and deaths had already peaked and started to plummet. "The vaccines made available in record time thanks to Operation Warp Speed had already started to roll out nationwide, at a ra… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Despite Vaccines, Democrats Extended Extra Jobless Benefits — and Hiring Disappoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Kentucky jobs and pandemic recovery: "Like all my colleagues, I spent last week traveling my home state. I spoke with Kentuckians about where we've come over the past 15 months, where we are today, and the bright future we should have ahead. "More than 1.8 million Kentuckians have received COVID vaccines. These medical miracles were created in record time … Continue Reading


04.22.21

Biden Climate Agenda: Toothless Requests Abroad, Maximum Pain at Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding climate policy: "Yesterday, I mentioned that the DNA of the far-left Green New Deal is all over President Biden's spending bills. That wasn't just my opinion; it was the verdict of our colleague the junior Senator for Massachusetts. "Today, the President is scheduled to meet virtually with a group of world leaders on climate policy. His agenda, reportedly… Continue Reading


03.22.21

We Know What Kinds of Policies Are Pro-Job and Pro-Worker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding American workers: "This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the President's nominee to head the Department of Labor. "I'll be voting against confirming Mr. Walsh. The Biden Administration has already signaled they will ask him to implement a variety of policies that do not serve the long-term interests of American workers. "Unfortunately, it appears that w… Continue Reading


03.15.21

President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year. "I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us. "This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week... or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago. "It was built by th… Continue Reading


03.11.21

McConnell Remarks One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 anniversary: "A year ago, coronavirus cases were beginning to climb on U.S. soil. Shutdown measures were starting to take effect. "Americans have endured one of the strangest and most painful years in living memory. "Nearly two million Americans have been hospitalized with serious cases of the virus. More than half a million have lost their … Continue Reading


03.09.21

McConnell on Democrats’ Partisan Spending Bill and Partisan Power Grab over Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' partisan bills: "When Senators were last in this chamber, our Democratic colleagues were shooting down amendment after amendment to ensure their largely non-COVID-related spending plan remained very liberal and purely partisan. "Republicans proposed amendments to cap extra government help for wealthier Americans… to ensure that direct che… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Democrats’ Pandemic Plan: “A Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Today, or tonight, or tomorrow, Democrats say they will break the bipartisan streak that has defined the pandemic response until now. They are dead-set on ramming through an ideological spending spree packed with non-COVID-related policies. "This is just what a leading House Democrat admitted they would do, back at the start of this cri… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Democrats Tack to the Left and Leave Families’ Top Priorities on the Cutting Room Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Last year, Congress rallied five times around historic, bipartisan legislation to meet urgent and unprecedented needs. Our COVID-19 packages reinforced the healthcare front lines, fueled the sprint for vaccines, and cast lifelines for the workers and small businesses hit hardest by shutdowns. "Together, these bills cost about $4 trillio… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Democrats Using Crisis to Check off Unrelated Liberal Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "There's been a lot of discussion about the Democrats' decision to load up their partisan spending plan with liberal items that are completely unrelated to the pandemic. "We're at a key turning point in this crisis. The nation has just endured an historically painful year. This virus has stolen half a million American lives. It's thrown … Continue Reading


02.24.21

Practical Solutions, Not Liberal Wish-List Items, Will Help Americans Put COVID-19 Behind Them

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "Yesterday I discussed the K-12 crisis facing American families. The science shows that in-person schooling can easily be made safe. Private and religious schools and schools in Europe have been open for months. "But Washington Democrats have bought into Big Labor's myth that schools cannot reopen without even more federal funding - even… Continue Reading


02.23.21

“The Evidence Is Crystal-Clear” for Getting America’s Kids Back in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Millions of American kids in the public school system have been robbed of a year and counting of anything resembling a proper education. "It has been an historically tough year. That's why Americans are so excited our nation appears to be approaching a major turning point. "Here are just a few recent headlines: "A U.S. Vaccine Surge Is … Continue Reading


02.22.21

McConnell on COVID-19 Recovery: “Our Nation Needs This Year to be Different”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 recovery: "The year just behind us will be remembered for the suffering, grief, and sacrifice it forced on our nation. "Today, as our COVID-19 death toll passes 500,000, millions of Americans are feeling the pain of personal loss. "But as we mark this terrible milestone, we stand here in early 2021 at what increasingly appears to be a crossroads.… Continue Reading


02.08.21

“American Families Deserve a Process and a Bill that Put Their Actual Needs at the Center”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "In 2020, a Republican Senate and Republican Administration led five historic pandemic rescue packages on a completely bipartisan basis. "We marshalled the largest federal response to any crisis since World War II - about $4 trillion across five bills. All of it completely bipartisan. "But now, Washington Democrats have other ideas. "Eve… Continue Reading


02.04.21

McConnell on Pandemic Recovery: “We Need to Start with the Needs of the Nation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pandemic recovery: "This pandemic hit our nation with compounding layers of crisis. American families have faced a health crisis, a jobs crisis, a small business crisis, an education crisis, and frankly a social and community crisis, all piled on top of one another. "In response, Congress has built the largest federal response to any crisis since the Secon… Continue Reading


01.25.21

McConnell: Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Will Take “Smart, Bipartisan Actions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19: "Our nation has spent nearly a year locked in this terrible battle with COVID-19. "This virus that spread from China around the world has taken more than 400,000 American lives. It's effectively cost many children an entire school year. It made us slam the brakes on one of the best job markets in modern history and threw millions of families into… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Biden Administration’s First Day Was Bad News for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting jobs: "Our side takes great pride in the accomplishments that three consecutive Republican Senates helped deliver for the American people. "In 2014, our majority was elected to check and balance the last years of a lame-duck presidency. "In 2016, we were reelected to help ignite a real, all-American economic comeback; rebuild and modernize our … Continue Reading

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