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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


12.05.17

Congress And Administration Working To Finalize Government Funding Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "As we all know, we must pass legislation to fund the government before the end of the week. By approving a short-term bill, we can continue the crucial functions of the federal government while we work with our colleagues in the House and the Trump Administration to finalize a long-term plan. The temporary funding measure will come before th… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Congress To Pass Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation: "This week, Congress will consider short-term funding legislation to provide resources to address many important issues facing our country. The House recently released its legislative text to fund the government through December 22, and I look forward to our colleagues' consideration of the measure. This bill - one without any controversial po… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Tax Reform Will Bring Economic Growth, Tax Relief And Jobs To Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform: "Senate Republicans had a productive discussion with President Trump yesterday about our shared agenda. We were particularly focused on how to bring tax relief, economic growth, and jobs to the middle class through tax reform. "It's clear that we share a lot of the same goals. It's clear that we are united in the effort to take more money out of Washington's poc… Continue Reading


10.24.17

McConnell on Tax Reform: The American People Are Counting on Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's supplemental funding request and the need for tax reform: "Today, the Senate will pass an important measure to provide relief for communities struggling to rebuild after the natural disasters that have affected many different parts of our country. Soon, this emergency funding legislation will be on its way to the president for his signature. "With… Continue Reading


10.23.17

Supplemental Funding Request Critical To Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and the administration's supplemental funding request: "Last week, the Senate took an important step for the fiscal and economic future of our country with passage of the budget for fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive, responsible budget we passed marks out a clear vision for the future. It will put the federal government on a path … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding passage of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Passing Budget Is First Step Toward Relief And Jobs For American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: "The Senate is taking the next critical step in passing the comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget before us. It's pretty obvious that this is a good budget -- and that's true whether you're looking at it from a fiscal perspective or an economic one. "Take the fiscal side first. It reins in government spending. It protects… Continue Reading

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