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02.26.19

Senate Democrats Refuse to Vote to Protect Rights of Babies Born Alive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Yesterday, the Senate had an opportunity to affirm our commitment to the dignity of human life. We had a chance to state plainly that newborn babies who happen to have survived an abortion are entitled to the same legal protections and professional care as other newborns. In all honesty, the fa… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "In just a few hours, the Senate will vote on advancing a straightforward piece of legislation to protect newborn babies. The legislation is simple. It would simply require that medical professionals give the same, standard care and medical treatment to newborn babies who've survived an attempte… Continue Reading


02.04.19

Babies Born in U.S. Should Have Their Right to Life Respected, Receive Necessary Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the legislation to protect the rights of all babies born in the United States: "Later today, the junior Senator from Nebraska will give the Senate the opportunity to address an issue of profound moral importance. I understand that he plans to ask consent to pass legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. I… Continue Reading


01.17.19

McConnell Votes to Support More Protection for the Lives of Unborn Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 46th annual March for Life and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act: "Tomorrow, Washington will play host to one of our nation's proudest examples of peaceful activism, the 46th annual March for Life. Hundreds of thousands of Americans -- from different states, different faiths, different ethnic backgrounds -- will speak with one voice on behalf o… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and Senate consideration of the nomination of David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: "These negotiations aren't the only important business before us this week. We will also consider another of President Trump's well-qualified judicial nominees - David Stras of Minnesota, to serve o… Continue Reading


01.24.18

McConnell Sets Up Vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The Senate will have a cloture vote on proceeding to the bill next week: "Last week, Americans from all across the country-including many from Kentucky-came here to Washington to speak up for unborn children whom our legal system has denied the right to life. Now, Congress has an opportunity to take a step forward… Continue Reading


09.28.15

Democrat Filibusters on Spending Bills Prompt Need for Short-Term CR

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR): "A new Senate majority came to office this year with a different outlook on government funding from the previous majority. "First we passed a budget. "Then we worked across the aisle to pass through committee the dozen bills necessary to fund the government. "That's the first time either of those things had happened in six long years. "Our c… Continue Reading


09.24.15

McConnell: Senate Democrats’ Opposition to Defunding Planned Parenthood Won’t End the Debate

'By placing their allegiance with the Far Left instead of women, Democrats are making a losing bet they will come to regret over the long term.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the introduction of a Continuing Resolution to fund the government: "Those of us who believe in protecting innocent and precious life may have lost a vote today, but we're steadily winning a larger argument - a critical argumen… Continue Reading


09.24.15

McConnell: Funding Bill Would Fund Government and Protect Women’s Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government while protecting women's health: "It's no surprise that members of the Senate have differences on issues. That's normal. Healthy even. "But even if our Democratic colleagues may not agree with us on every issue, let us agree that the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood is deeply unsettling. Let us agree that it … Continue Reading


09.22.15

Senate CR Would Fund Government, Not Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government while protecting women's health: "I was struck by some things the Democratic Leader said this morning about funding the government. "First he said it was not Democrats' responsibility to work toward sensible solutions because, quote, 'We've helped in any way we can, we've not held up anything procedurally.' "That … Continue Reading


09.22.15

McConnell: Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: "Ask a family to show you the first picture of their child these days, and you're likely to get a black-and-white image with delicate fingers and tiny toes. "Maybe it's their precious Christine. Maybe it's their little guy Brett. But one thing's for sure: that baby is their child. "Scientific advances like the sonogram are helping … Continue Reading


09.21.15

McConnell Urges Support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor previewing the week ahead: "I know many Americans are looking ahead to the visit of Pope Francis this week with great interest. Thousands will gather on the Capitol grounds for the chance to hear him speak. I think I can speak for every colleague when I say the Senate welcomes him warmly. We look forward to his visit. "So it's obviously going to be a busy week here in the Senate. That'… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Senate Bill Would Fund Women’s Health, Not Scandal-Plagued Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would redirect federal Planned Parenthood funds: "The revelations we've seen from Planned Parenthood are deeply disturbing. "They raise real fundamental questions about what kind of society we want to be. "I thank Senators Ernst, Paul, Lankford, and a number of others for accepting my invitation to lead the effort on the Senate's response. The legislation they… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Shocking Videos Prompt Legislation to Preserve Women’s Health Funding, Not Planned Parenthood Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Planned Parenthood defunding legislation: "The ongoing revelations about Planned Parenthood are more than just disturbing, they shock the conscience. A Democratic colleague called them 'very troubling,' 'extremely troubling,' and 'highly troubling.' "Next week, every member of his party will have a chance to join us in reaffirming the Senate's commitment to genuine compa… Continue Reading


05.20.15

McConnell Praises House Passage of Human Trafficking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: "Yesterday's House passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act represents a vital ray of hope for the countless victims of modern slavery who need our help. Victims groups and advocates tell us that this human-rights legislation would provide 'unprecedented support to domestic victims of trafficking.' They urged Congress to… Continue Reading


04.16.15

CRS Debunks Senate Democrats’ Rationale for Filibustering Anti-Slavery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation: "Human trafficking affects every state in this nation. "In Kentucky, we've heard reports of victims as young as 2 months old… "We've heard about a Kentuckian who said she was sold for sex from the age of 5 until she was able to physically break free as an adult.… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Combat Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Protecting Our Infants Act: "Next month, I look forward to hosting our nation's newest Drug Czar at a forum in Covington, Kentucky. It's a forum that will allow Director Botticelli to hear firsthand accounts of the devastating impact of one of America's most significant public health challenges, one that continues to hit my state particularly hard: The growing epidem… Continue Reading


03.19.15

McConnell: Choose Support for Human Trafficking Victims Over Far-Left Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to side with human trafficking victims and end their filibuster of the bipartisan human trafficking bill: "Throughout Democrats' filibuster of anti-slavery legislation, this is basically what they've been telling us: We don't read legislation we vote on. "Even so, It was always a stretch to believe that not a single one of the 13 original Democrat cosponso… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Senate Democrats Will Get Another Chance to Help Victims of Modern-Day Slavery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' filibuster of a bill intended to stop human trafficking: "It's hard to believe what we saw yesterday. "Democrats actually filibustered a bill to help victims of modern slavery, apparently because left-wing lobbyists told them to. "Yes, their historic mistake is callous and extreme. But more than that, it's tragic. "I mentioned the story of Melissa yeste… Continue Reading


03.17.15

McConnell: History Won’t Forget if Senate Democrats Filibuster Bill to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan human rights legislation: "In about an hour, the Democrat Party will confront a momentous choice. "Will Democrats launch a historic filibuster against helping oppressed victims of modern slavery, because left-wing lobbyists appear to demand it? "Democrats filibustering help for terrified children and abused women would … Continue Reading

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