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08.06.20

“A Lot of Americans’ Hopes Are Riding on the Democrats’ Endless Talk. I Hope They Are Not Disappointed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "It has been one week since Senate Democrats forced the additional federal benefit for jobless Americans to expire. "Senate Republicans tried everything to prevent the lapse. That Monday, we'd rolled out a comprehensive proposal for another rescue package that would have kept extra federal benefits flowing. "Democrats refused to act. So we … Continue Reading


08.04.20

Democrats Won’t Budge From Far-Left Wish List to Get COVID-19 Relief to Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief: "Another day has come and gone in this once-in-a-century national battle for our country. "Yesterday, more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus. "Yesterday, more doctors and nurses worked long shifts on the front lines, fighting to heal strangers and limit a national death toll that now… Continue Reading


07.28.20

McConnell on the HEALS Act: “Republicans Are Ready to Govern”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans put forward the HEALS Act - our framework for another round of historic relief for American workers and families. "Our nation stands at a challenging crossroads. We have one foot in this pandemic and one foot in the recovery. We can't go back to April, and until we have a vaccine, we can't go back to normal eithe… Continue Reading


07.27.20

McConnell Outlines Historic Relief Proposal for “An Important Crossroads in this Battle”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the HEALS Act: "COVID-19 has killed nearly 150,000 Americans. "It has caused mass layoffs on an historic scale and left 17 million people out of work. "It has thrown the lives and the trajectories of our nation's children and young adults into uncertainty. "Our nation stands now at an important crossroads in this battle. "American families' historic sacri… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Kids, Jobs, Healthcare: McConnell on Major Pillars for Next COVID-19 Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding coronavirus legislation: "Our nation stands at a crucial midway point in our battle against this terrible virus. The heroism of healthcare professionals, essential workers, and families from coast to coast got our nation through a springtime like no other. "Communities across America put normal life on pause to buy breathing room for our medical system. We e… Continue Reading


06.15.20

McConnell Highlights Senate’s Critical Work for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Three months ago, the first states were implementing stay-at-home orders as the new coronavirus spread through our country. "Three months ago, George Floyd was still alive and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky had just begun to reignite a national discussion around policing. "Our country has confronted what feels li… Continue Reading


06.08.20

McConnell: Unity and Mutual Respect Will Keep Us Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding peaceful protests and law enforcement: "Across our nation, the past few days have seemed to mark a turn for the better. "On Friday morning, new data showed that the economic fallout from this pandemic may have bottomed out and begun to turn around weeks earlier than had been predicted. "Instead of losing millions more jobs in the month of May, our nation ha… Continue Reading


06.04.20

McConnell Praises Continued Success of the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Paycheck Protection Program: "Yesterday evening, the Senate passed a few targeted changes to help Senator Collins's and Senator Rubio's historic Paycheck Protection Program continue to protect American workers and small businesses through this pandemic. "Back in March, these Senate leaders hand-designed this plan to push unprecedented assistance to worki… Continue Reading


06.03.20

The Senate is Here and Working for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Our nation is caught within a number of grave problems at the same time. "This week, in cities across America, the pain of racial injustice has been compounded by violent riots that have drowned out peaceful protests and hurt innocent people. "Millions of working families continue to face the historic economic fallout from the coronavi… Continue Reading


06.02.20

McConnell: “The Senate Is Present and Working”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week's business: "Obviously, and unfortunately, this turmoil is not the only great challenge before us. Lest we forget, the healthcare fight against the worst viral pandemic in a century is still upon us. "Our nation is trying to smartly and safely re-open. Just as small businesses in some cities are sweeping up broken glass, American workers and entrepr… Continue Reading


06.01.20

McConnell Stands With Hong Kong: The Chinese Communist Party Does Not Play By The Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong: "Now on an entirely different matter. "These events only compound what has already been an historically challenging time for our country. "As our nation continues to combat and contain the coronavirus, the Senate will continue to lead the response. To name one example, I hope and anticipate the Senate will soon take up and pass legislation that j… Continue Reading


05.14.20

McConnell on COVID-19 Response: “This Half of the Capitol is Doing Our Job”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response: "This pandemic is weighing heavily on the American people. "Roughly 1.4 million Americans have been infected. More than 80,000 have died. Unemployment has not been this high since World War II. "Just a few months ago, millions of hardworking men and women were thriving and optimistic. They were making big plans across kitchen tables. … Continue Reading


05.12.20

McConnell: Americans on the Front Lines Need Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding liability reform: "Our health care sector continues to battle the coronavirus at every level. Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, researchers, and public health leaders are working constantly to protect Americans and fight this invader. "Unfortunately, the last two months' stoppage of much of our national life was never going to permanently extinguish the vir… Continue Reading


04.21.20

McConnell Announces Agreement to Keep Supporting Workers, Small Businesses, and the Public Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan deal being reached to supplement the CARES Act: "Earlier today, leaders in both chambers and the Administration reached a bipartisan agreement to supplement the historic CARES Act. "At the core of our agreement is $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which is already saving millions of small-business jobs and helping Americans … Continue Reading


04.20.20

McConnell: Democrats Continue to Block Money for Americans’ Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "It's now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. "At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions… Continue Reading


04.16.20

McConnell Provides Update on Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need for additional action regarding the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the CARES Act: "A very brief update on where we are. "One week ago, on this floor, I warned that the Paycheck Protection Program was running out of money and tried to a pass clean funding bill. Senate Democrats blocked it. "Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely … Continue Reading


04.09.20

McConnell Seeks More Funding for Americans’ Paychecks: “We Cannot Play Games With This Crisis”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. "More than 400,000 Americans have tested positive. Nearly 15,000 have lost their lives. Nurses, doctors, and EMTs are fighting this disease day and night. And important public health measures are creating an economic catastrophe. "This m… Continue Reading


03.25.20

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. "In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our nation. "As of this morning, more than 175 million Americans have been advised to remain in their homes. More than half of our people are … Continue Reading


03.24.20

“The American People Need Our Democratic Friends to Take “Yes” for An Answer”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "For weeks now, the American people have been contending with the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across our country and the massive disruptions to daily life it is creating. They're grappling with small business closures, mass layoffs, and uncertainty for their families. "But that isn't … Continue Reading


03.23.20

“Americans Can’t Afford Political Games. They Need Progress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "The eyes of the nation are on the Senate. "For days now, we have been engaged in intense bipartisan talks to build emergency relief legislation on an historic scale. To push resources to our healthcare heroes and American workers and families. "Democrats and Republicans sat down together. We c… Continue Reading

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