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10.17.19

McConnell Urges Senate to Oppose Democrats’ War on Coal Revival

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats' attempt to revive an Obama-era anti-coal regulation: "I've been discussing this week how Washington Democrats have sought for three years to effectively nullify the Trump presidency. They've tried to cancel out the voters' decision in 2016 and dodge the consequences of Secretary Clinton's defeat - whether through the three-year-old impeachment para… Continue Reading


06.19.19

McConnell Supports Rollback of Obama-Era Anti-Coal Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the end of a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation that will be finalized later today: "The previous administration left a sprawling mess of regulation tangled throughout the federal government and the U.S. economy. Sweeping left-wing visions were dreamt up here in Washington and forced on farm families, domestic manufacturers, and small businesses throughout the cou… Continue Reading


06.10.19

SEC Back on Track Thanks to Chairman Jay Clayton and His Colleagues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of a harmful Obama-era regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC): "Examples continue to pour in about the big difference that the well-qualified individuals the Senate has been confirming are making in government service. Last autumn, the Senate got the Securities and Exchange Commission up and running at full steam when we confirme… Continue Reading


06.11.18

A Significant Slowdown in the Federal Government’s Red Tape Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA): "Today marks another important milestone in our efforts to cut back the forest of red tape the Obama administration left behind. Effective today, thanks to the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has rolled back meddlesome and unnecessary regulations that Democrat… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Protecting Consumers from Democrat Plans to Overregulate the Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Net Neutrality and the resolution put forth by Democrats to overregulate the internet: "Over the last twenty years, the internet has yielded progress that was the stuff of science fiction just a generation ago. In so many ways, it has spawned a new economy and fostered new connections -- across the country and the world. In large part, these successes owe t… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Senate to Consider Bipartisan Banking Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: "Today, the Senate will vote to begin consideration of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. This bill recognizes a simple truth: Small community banks and main-street credit unions are not the same as the multi-trillion-dollar banks on Wall Street. A … Continue Reading


01.30.18

Major Progress 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 president's State of the Union address tonight and the benefits Kentuckians across the Commonwealth continue to see from tax reform: "This evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. As tens of millions of Americans tune in, he will continue a time-honored tradition by taking stock of the past year and laying out his vis… Continue Reading


12.13.17

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to repeal it: "One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even mem… Continue Reading


05.18.17

McConnell Applauds FCC Action to Keep the Internet Open to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding expected action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin the rollback of a harmful, Obama-era net neutrality regulation: "I don't have to tell colleagues how important the Internet and other wireless technologies have been in our modern society. From the way students learn, to the way we do business, and even the way we as Senators keep in touch wi… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Senate Will Vote to Protect American Retirement Account Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding action through the Congressional Review Act to undo an Obama-era retirement regulation: "In recent months, the Republican Congress has voted to provide much-needed relief to the American people from Obama Administration regulations pushed out the door at the 11th hour. We've voted to eliminate 13 harmful regulations already, using the tools contained in the Congres… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Ending Obama Regulation Allows Focus on Employee Safety, Not Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal of an overreaching Obama-era regulation that detracts from employee safety in the workplace: "Last night, the Senate voted to overturn a harmful regulation that undermines Alaska's authority to manage its wildlife resources and shifts more power toward Washington. Today, we'll have yet another opportunity to bring Americans relief from heavy-handed regu… Continue Reading


03.14.17

Senate Acts to Restore State Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal, through the Congressional Review Act, of an Obama-era regulation that curtains state power: "Already the Senate has passed seven resolutions to undo harmful regulations that hold our country back. Using the tools provided under the Congressional Review Act, we've taken action to stop Obama-era rules that have threatened jobs, our economy, and even the… Continue Reading


03.08.17

Obama Regulations Unsustainable for America’s Students, Educators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the repeal of two Obama-era education regulations: "The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act was one of the great triumphs of the last Congress. It represented the most significant education reform in over a decade. It heralded 'the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century,' as The Wall Street Journal put it, empowering parent… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Senate Working to Protect Americans from Harmful Obama Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding another heavy-handed Obama regulation: "For the past eight years, Americans felt left behind by an economy that failed to live up to its potential, a job market that left too many behind, and a future that didn't seem as bright as it once had. For too long, the previous administration pursued an agenda that put Washington's interests above the peoples' interests and… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Congress Chips Away at Obama’s Job-Killing Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Helping Coal Families By Overturning Job-Killing Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions that would overturn job-killing Obama Administration regulations: "For the last eight years, the Obama Administration has pushed through a number of harmful regulations that circumvent Congress, slow growth, shift power away from state and local governments toward Washington, and kill jobs. "Even on the way out the … Continue Reading


07.06.16

McConnell Discusses Senate Focus on Serious Solutions; Previews Legislative Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding an active Senate: "Last week's passage of responsible, bipartisan legislation on Puerto Rico shows what's possible when we keep our focus on serious solutions. That's where we should keep our focus again during the coming work period. "We knew that doing nothing was not an option on Puerto Rico, so Senators of both parties worked to pass responsible legislation to hel… Continue Reading


05.24.16

McConnell Encourages Senate to Help Middle Class by Overturning Obama Regulatory Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a legislative measure that would protect working families and smaller savers from the latest burdensome regulation by the Obama Administration: "This Administration has been on a long regulatory march for years now, and too often, its regulations end up hurting the very Americans they purport to help. "Though issued in the name of greater equality, it's actually the… Continue Reading


04.12.16

Senate Makes Headway on Bipartisan, Consumer-Friendly FAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: "I've been pleased to see the progress we've made on the FAA Reauthorization Act, and I appreciate the Senators who've worked with the bill managers to process amendments - like those to bolster airport security. "Last evening we processed another set of amendments to help make this good bill an ev… Continue Reading


04.06.16

Another Obama Administration Regulation with Negative Repercussions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Obama Administration announcing its latest regulation that would negatively impact retirement savings: "Today the Administration will unveil a set of regulations many believe will make it harder for low- to middle-class families to save for retirement. This regulation has been a long time coming, and there will be changes made from what was initially proposed. However… Continue Reading

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