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05.21.24

McConnell Remarks To Atlantic Council On Upcoming Washington NATO Summit

“The focus of this gathering - an age of marching authoritarians - is one of urgent importance. Recognizing the threat revisionist powers pose to Western peace and prosperity should already be the price of admission to any serious conversation about U.S. foreign policy. “But the challenge we face today is graver than the sum of its parts. If we acknowledge Russia’s aggressive neo-Soviet imperialism… Iran’s unprecedented promotion of proxy violence… And China’s breakneck race to expand its spher… Continue Reading


05.16.24

McConnell Remarks On Resisting Chinese Influence in NATO

“This week, Putin is in Beijing, tending to what Russia and China have called a ‘friendship without limits’. “But last week, it was President Xi who took to the road. And notably, his warmest welcome was in Budapest, Hungary. “The visit from the PRC’s leader came as more of our European NATO allies are waking up - not only to the harsh reality of Russian aggression, but also to the linked threats facing Western security and prosperity, to the urgent requirements of defense production, and to t… Continue Reading


05.14.24

McConnell Remarks To Copenhagen Democracy Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recorded the following remarks for release today at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit: “Hello, I’m Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader of the U.S. Senate. It’s an honor to be speaking to friends and allies at such a pivotal moment. “Today, we’re facing grave threats to the prevailing international order that the United States and allied democracies fought to establish after World War II. “It was a decade ago, as Russ… Continue Reading


04.10.24

McConnell Remarks On 75th Anniversary Of NATO, Responsibilities of American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities and NATO: “Last week, the strongest and most successful military alliance in the history of the world marked an impressive milestone. Seventy-five years ago, at the dawn of the Cold War, with decades of superpower competition on the horizon, the founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization convened here in Washingt… Continue Reading


03.11.24

McConnell: Proud To Welcome Newest NATO Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “Last week, I was proud to welcome Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden to the Capitol on an historic day in his nation’s history… And a great day for America and fellow members of the trans-Atlantic alliance. And earlier today, the flag of Sweden was raised over NATO headquarters for the f… Continue Reading


02.01.24

McConnell: America, Allies Cannot Give In To Distraction, Division, Self-Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security priorities: “The People’s Republic of China is the single greatest strategic challenge facing the United States. It poses a potentially existential threat to our friends in the region, and a growing threat to allies in Europe, as well. “The PRC is working to undermine the prevailing order that has maintained major power peace for eight de… Continue Reading


11.02.23

U.S. Leadership Prompting Allies to ‘Buy American’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. defense industrial base: “America’s status as a global superpower comes with global interests and global responsibilities. “We have a direct interest in a stable and peaceful Middle East. And we have a responsibility to stand with Israel, our closest ally in the region, and to impose real costs on those who seek to harm U.S. personnel. “We have a… Continue Reading


10.19.23

The United States Can’t Afford To Take A ‘Holiday From History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding support for our allies: “There is evil in the world. And for the better part of the last century, America and our allies were squarely in its crosshairs. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that. “On September 12, 2001, George Will coined the phrase, saying that the free world’s ‘holiday from history’ was over. When Russia escalated its lawless invasion of Uk… Continue Reading


09.14.23

U.S. Allies Buy American, Strengthen Collective Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding investments in in the U.S. defense industrial base: “America’s example and the threats posed by Russia and China are leading major allies and partners in Europe and Asia to step up their commitments to collective security and dramatically increase investments in their own defense. “It’s worth pointing out once again that the United States is not shoulderin… Continue Reading


07.13.23

McConnell: To Out-Compete China, Invest In Hard Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding China: “During this week’s summit in Vilnius, NATO allies issued a wide-ranging joint statement on the challenges facing the Alliance. “Among other things, I was encouraged to see our allies united in a particularly frank new assessment of the Chinese threat. “‘The People’s Republic of China’s stated ambitio… Continue Reading


07.12.23

Americans Share Allies’ Resolve To Deter Common Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: “Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to deliver an important message directly to our European allies in Munich. I told our friends that leading Republicans are as committed as ever to American leadership and a robust trans-Atlantic alliance. “I emphasized our resolve for helping Ukraine defeat Russian aggression – not … Continue Reading


06.15.23

New German Security Strategy is an Important Step Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “As I’ve discussed all week, war in Ukraine has forced some of America’s closest allies to sober up and start investing more seriously in their own defense. And Germany is Exhibit A. “Yesterday, Germany’s government released a comprehensive security strategy – another important step forward for a… Continue Reading


06.13.23

McConnell: U.S. and NATO Allies Must Stand Together Against Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding national security: “This week, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is in Washington at an important time for the trans-Atlantic alliance. The Secretary General deserves tremendous credit for his tireless efforts over nearly a decade at the helm. “He has helped major allies wake up to growing threats from ISIS, Putin’s Russia, and the… Continue Reading


06.12.23

Aid to Ukraine is an Investment in America’s Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: “Public reports indicate that the armed forces of Ukraine have begun their long-planned counteroffensive in earnest. Having blunted Putin’s unprovoked escalation last year, Ukraine is aiming to drive Russian forces back and out of occupied Ukrainian territory on multiple fronts. “Reaching this point in the conflict is of co… Continue Reading


03.01.23

After Meeting Allies, McConnell Reemphasizes Importance of Ukraine Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Ukraine: "Last week, Senate Republican colleagues and I visited our allies and partners in Europe. We both reassured them of America's commitment to strength and leadership, but also urged them to invest and engage more in security and the trans-Atlantic alliance. "Our allies are coming around to the realization that security assistance to Ukraine is not j… Continue Reading


02.16.23

McConnell Previews His Message to NATO Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding foreign policy: "Putin's brutal war on Ukraine has forced both us Americans and our friends in Europe to take long, hard looks at our countries' commitments to military spending and self-defense. "NATO and the West have let important capabilities atrophy over time. "Like defense funding. "Like military modernization. "Like looking after our defense-indu… Continue Reading

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