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11.18.19

Bipartisan, Bicameral Cooperation Needed to Fund Government

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 and the need to fund the government, process nominations: "For weeks now, almost daily, I have spoken about the need to get our appropriations process back on track. The need for bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and particularly to provide our military commanders with the resources and stability they need. "That kind of … Continue Reading


08.01.19

Senate to Pass Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "The Senate has accomplished a significant amount of business this week for the American people. We've made a big dent in the backlog of President Trump's well-qualified nominees for federal office. With respect to the judiciary, we've confirmed 13 impressive individuals to lifetime seats on the federal bench. And we've… Continue Reading


07.31.19

The Senate Needs to Pass the Administration-Pelosi Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bipartisan budget agreement: "And of course, the Senate also needs to pass the bipartisan budget agreement secured by the administration with Speaker Pelosi. The deal we have in front of us is the product of extensive negotiations between President Trump's team and the Democratic House. I am confident it is not exactly the legislation that either s… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Senate Needs to Confirm More Judges, Confirm Key National Security Nominees, and Pass the President’s Funding Agreement This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding this week's agenda: "The Senate has a lot of important business to attend to before we adjourn for the August state work period. As a reminder to all our colleagues, here's our considerable 'to-do list' for this week: Later this morning, we'll vote to confirm two more of President Trump's impressive nominees for district courts: Michael Liburdi for the District of… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Provide for the Common Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Today, we expect the House of Representatives will pass the two-year government funding agreement that the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi announced earlier this week. I stand with the president, who has publicly expressed his support for the agreement s… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Restore Readiness of Our Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Earlier this week, the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi reached an agreement to avoid a government funding crisis and provide for our armed forces. In the tough circumstances of divided government, they achieved the kind of deal that our national defense … Continue Reading


07.23.19

Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal Will Provide Necessary Funding to Rebuild and Modernize Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deal reached by the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi to avoid a government funding crisis: "Yesterday, the administration informed congressional leaders that Secretary Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney, and Acting OMB Director Vought had reached a deal with Speaker Pelosi to prevent a government funding crisis and deliver on President Trump'… Continue Reading


08.01.18

John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to Become Law This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Now, this appropriations package is not the only important business the Senate's been working on this week. Yesterday, we passed an important extension of the flood insurance program and sent it to the White House for the president's signature. We confirmed the 24th circuit court nominee alre… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Infrastructure: A Bipartisan Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the release of the president's infrastructure proposal and budget request today: "Today, President Trump put forward his budget request for the next fiscal year. I look forward to reviewing the president's priorities. With a bipartisan funding agreement in place, Congress and the White House can now work together to begin rebuilding our military, improve care… Continue Reading


02.08.18

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Provide Resources Necessary To Rebuild Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan funding agreement reached by Congressional leaders and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military: "This Congress and this president have delivered an historic series of achievements for the American people. We took an axe to the red tape holding back our economy. We used the Congressional Review Act a record 15 times to pave … Continue Reading


01.17.18

Congress Needs to Keep the Government Running, Fund Children’s Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement: "As we all know, Congress has until Friday to reach an agreement that ensures continued funding for the federal government. By now, it is clear that we are not yet ready to move ahead with a major agreement on long-term funding for our armed forces, nor on immigration policy. Serious, bipartisan talks are underway on th… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Too Much at Stake for Republicans and Democrats Not to Come Together on Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement: "As we all know, Congress has until Friday to reach an agreement that ensures continuous funding for the federal government. There is too much at stake for Republicans and Democrats not to come together-particularly while serious, bipartisan conversations are underway on shared priorities such as rebuilding our military… Continue Reading


01.08.18

‘Let’s Give Those Who Keep Us Safe the Resources They Need To Do It’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for a government funding agreement that ensures America's military has the necessary resources: "In the next eleven days, Congress needs to reach an agreement to fund the government. It is imperative that this agreement provide adequate resources for our men and women in uniform. Last week, leadership on both sides of the aisle expressed hopes of working s… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Defense Funding Remains Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the start of the second half of the 115th Congress and government funding: "As we open the second session of the 115th Congress, I am pleased to welcome my colleagues back to the chamber. I'd like to extend a particular welcome to our two new Senators. "First, Senator Doug Jones of Alabama will have big shoes to fill. His state has sent some very distinguished leg… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Defense Funding, Children’s Health, Up Next in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate has important business to conclude this week. The American people are counting on Congress to reach a government funding agreement. If we fail to reach an agreement, we would be failing to ensure that our all-volunteer armed forces have all the resources they need to protect our country - in the face of myriad threats from around th… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Congress Working On Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding: "The Senate's work this week is not finished. Before Friday, Congress must agree on funding to sustain the necessary operations of the federal government. I know that all our colleagues on both sides of the aisle want to keep the government funded and attend to a number of other urgent priorities. I am confident we can work together to do just … Continue Reading


12.18.17

Congress Working To Pass Funding Agreement That Fulfills Responsibilities To Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense and other priorities: "Before the end of this week, Congress must agree on a continuing resolution to sustain the critical operations of the federal government. In this process, it is vital that we ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to pro… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Defense Funding Must Be A Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense: "Over the last eight years, our foreign policy was guided by a Commander in Chief who wished to draw down conventional military power from across the globe. Iran, China and Russia have sought to fill this vacuum and exploit the perception that America was withdrawing. "This Republican … Continue Reading


12.07.17

Senate Will Pass Short-Term Funding Bill Before End Of Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "The Senate must act before the end of the week to pass a clean short-term funding bill to maintain the critical operations of the federal government. Our colleagues in the House will send us the non-controversial provision soon, and then we will have the opportunity to consider it. I urge my colleagues to join me in voting to pass it. "Thi… Continue Reading


12.06.17

Continuing Resolution Will Allow Congress To Finalize Long-Term Funding Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "With the cooperation of our colleagues, Congress will pass a short-term continuing resolution before the end of the week. Once the House passes the continuing resolution, the Senate will have the chance to consider it as well. "By sending this short-term funding provision to the president for his signature, we will ensure that the governmen… Continue Reading

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