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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Date: 01/17/2019
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the March for Life and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Barr Has the Experience, Integrity, Total Commitment to be Attorney General

Date: 01/16/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr.

Political Obstruction is Democrats’ Top Priority

Date: 01/16/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction and the need to both secure our border and fund the government.

Democrats Blocked Action on Security Aid to Israel in Favor of Political Show Vote

Date: 01/15/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ misguided priorities and the need to continue tough efforts against Russia.

Democrats Still Dodging the Conversation About Humanitarian, Security Crisis at the Border

Date: 01/15/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

William Barr: Eminently Qualified, Widely Respected

Date: 01/15/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States, William Barr.

Border Security is Not ‘Immoral’

Date: 01/14/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

Partial Government Shutdown Prolonged by Democrats’ Refusal to Negotiate

Date: 01/10/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

Democrat Inconsistency on Border Security Funding Continues

Date: 01/09/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

McConnell Urges Democratic Colleagues to Get Past Harmful Political Games

Date: 01/08/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

Middle East Policy Legislation Would Help Protect Allies, Strengthen Israel Relationship

Date: 01/08/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner.

Senate to Take Up Middle East Policy Bills

Date: 01/04/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign policy legislation that he introduced with Senators Rubio, Risch and Gardner.

‘The Situation at Our Border Demands Our Attention’

Date: 01/04/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

McConnell: The American People Need Democrats and Republicans to Work Together

Date: 01/03/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes 116th Congress

Date: 01/03/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the opening of the 116th Congress.

House Democrats’ Proposal Ignores the Needs of Border Security, Won’t Pass Senate, McConnell

Date: 01/03/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

Securing Our Nation’s Borders Must Be a Priority

Date: 12/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

McConnell: Let’s Secure Our Country

Date: 12/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government.

McConnell Thanks Cornyn For His Service As Republican Whip

Date: 12/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding friend and colleague, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).

Majority Leader McConnell Thanks Speaker Paul Ryan

Date: 12/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding friend and colleague, Speaker Paul Ryan.

Senate to Consider Government Funding Bill

Date: 12/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the government funding bill and the need to secure our border.

Leader McConnell Thanks General John Kelly

Date: 12/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly.

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Jon Kyl

Date: 12/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of friend and colleague, Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ).

Senate Continues Work on Remaining Priorities

Date: 12/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the remaining business to be completed in the Senate before the end of the year.

Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Lamar Alexander

Date: 12/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Lamar Alexander’s announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2020.

Leader McConnell Pay Tribute to Senator Jeff Flake

Date: 12/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of friend and colleague, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Farm Bill Headed to President's Desk for Signature

Date: 12/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Farm Bill and the inclusion of a pro-hemp provision.

An Already Productive Congress Adds More Accomplishments

Date: 12/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding this week’s accomplishments so far and the remaining business to be completed in the Senate before the end of the year.

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Orrin Hatch

Date: 12/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of friend and colleague, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

McConnell Supports Responsible Corker Resolution, Opposes Sanders-Lee

Date: 12/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor a Yemen resolution introduced by Senators Sanders and Lee and an alternative resolution from Chairman Corker.

McConnell Hemp Provision Will Soon Become Law

Date: 12/12/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Farm Bill’s pro-hemp provision.

McConnell Hemp Provision Will Soon Become Law

Date: 12/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Farm Bill’s pro-hemp provision and the Senate’s remaining business for the year.

Protecting the Private Information of American Citizens from the IRS

Date: 12/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding an attempt by Senate Democrats to undo an important Treasury Department privacy reform.

McConnell Hemp Provision Clears Another Hurdle; Final Vote Expected Soon

Date: 12/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding the Farm Bill and the inclusion of a pro-hemp provision.

Bipartisan Cooperation Needed to Complete Remaining Work

Date: 12/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding remaining business to be completed in the Senate before the end of the year.

Senate to Confirm President’s Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Nominee

Date: 12/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

McConnell Thanks Staff, Volunteers, Capitol Police for ‘Beautiful Remembrance’ of George H.W. Bush

Date: 12/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor to thank the staff, volunteers and Capitol Police for their efforts in the lying in state ceremony for President George H. W. Bush.

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Senator Bob Corker

Date: 12/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of friend and colleague, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).

McConnell Applauds Rollback of Anti-Coal Regulation

Date: 12/06/2018
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 a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation.

Senate Continues To Confirm President’s Abundantly Well-Qualified Nominees

Date: 12/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s qualified nominees.

Remembering President George H. W. Bush

Date: 12/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of President George H. W. Bush.

Senate to Vote on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nominee

Date: 12/05/2018
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 nominee to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Bernard McNamee.

U.S. Capitol Ceremony Honoring President Bush

Date: 12/03/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks today during the ceremony for the late President George H.W. Bush lying in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to President George H. W. Bush

Date: 12/03/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of President George H. W. Bush.

Leader McConnell Tribute to Senator Heller

Date: 11/29/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor.

Senate Focused on Wrapping Up This Year’s Priorities

Date: 11/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year.

Senate Continues to Work on Nominations and Important Legislation

Date: 11/27/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year.

Important Business to Be Completed in Senate Before End of the Year

Date: 11/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding remaining business to be completed before the end of the year.

Long List of Bipartisan Accomplishments

Date: 11/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Michelle Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board and the recent bipartisan accomplishments in the Senate.

Senate Passes Coast Guard, Inland Waterways Legislation

Date: 11/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation and the president’s nominee to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, Michelle Bowman.

McConnell Welcomes New Senators

Date: 11/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the newly-elected Senators and Republican Leadership who will serve for the 116th Congress.

Bipartisan Bill to Provide Critical Funding for U.S. Coast Guard

Date: 11/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. Coast Guard funding reauthorization legislation before the Senate this week.

Confirmed: Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Date: 10/11/2018
Justice Kavanaugh is among the very best our nation has to offer.

Bipartisan Accomplishments Continue in Senate

Date: 10/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act and the Senate’s continued work on the confirmation of nominees.

The Senate Will Not Let Unhinged Tactics Replace Reasoned Judgment

Date: 10/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the current political climate in America.

Senate to Vote on Protecting Choices for Health Care Consumers

Date: 10/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a Senate vote on the Democrats’ plan to prevent additional choices in health care.

American Unemployment Reaches Lowest Rate in Almost Fifty Years

Date: 10/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Be Signed Into Law

Date: 10/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

Justice Kavanaugh Hears First Supreme Court Arguments

Date: 10/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate to Pass Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

Date: 10/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

McConnell Statement on Ambassador Haley

Date: 10/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be an Excellent Supreme Court Justice

Date: 10/06/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate vote to confirm the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Votes to Advance Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Date: 10/05/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Stunningly and Totally Qualified for This Job

Date: 10/04/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

Date: 10/04/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate to Send Landmark Opioids Legislation to White House for Signature

Date: 10/03/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the landmark opioids legislation before the Senate.

‘One of the Most Impressive, Stunningly Qualified Nominees in Our Nation’s History’

Date: 10/03/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

American Workers Seeing More Opportunities, Keeping More of their Paychecks

Date: 10/02/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

Date: 10/02/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate to Vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination This Week

Date: 10/01/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Begins Consideration of the Kavanaugh Nomination

Date: 09/28/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell: Chairman Grassley Has Worked to Put Together a Fair Process

Date: 09/26/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

America’s Economy is Reaching New Heights

Date: 09/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Democrats Handled Allegations Irresponsibly, Chairman Grassley Will Not

Date: 09/25/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Continues to Confirm Vital Nominees

Date: 09/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

'Judge Kavanaugh is a Man of Strong Character and Tremendous Integrity’

Date: 09/25/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate to Pass Funding for Military, Addressing Opioid Crisis

Date: 09/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

More Help is on the Way to Address the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

Date: 09/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding passage of landmark opioid legislation.

Judge Kavanaugh Welcomes the Opportunity to Address the Committee

Date: 09/18/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Chairman Grassley Will Continue ‘By The Book’

Date: 09/17/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Landmark Opioids Legislation to Pass Senate

Date: 09/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the landmark opioids legislation before the Senate.

McConnell on Hurricane Florence: Senate Stands with All Those Affected

Date: 09/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Florence.

Senate to Pass Landmark Opioids Legislation

Date: 09/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the landmark opioids legislation before the Senate.

Appropriations Bill to Fund National Priorities with Local Impacts

Date: 09/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congress’ continued work on appropriations.

The Nation Saw Judge Kavanaugh’s Intellectual Brilliance and Thoughtful Temperament

Date: 09/12/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh is an Impressive, Brilliant and Mainstream Nominee

Date: 09/06/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Bipartisan Praise for Judge Kavanaugh’s Record

Date: 09/05/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh: An Impressive, Talented, Measured Jurist

Date: 09/05/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell Praises Armed Services Committee Selection of Inhofe as Chairman

Date: 09/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the announcement that the Armed Services Committee has chosen Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) as its next Chairman.

Welcoming Senator Kyl Back to the Senate

Date: 09/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) who will now serve the term of the late Senator John McCain.

Farm Bill Conference Committee Public Meeting

Date: 09/05/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivers remarks during the Farm Bill Conference Committee public meeting

‘We Gather to Recognize A Great Loss and Celebrate A Great Life’

Date: 08/31/2018
Remarks of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a ceremony, in the United States Capitol Rotunda, honoring the life of U.S. Sen. John McCain

A Growing and Vibrant Economy

Date: 08/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Completing Unfinished Business in August

Date: 08/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

Honoring John McCain

Date: 08/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ).

‘The Senate Won’t Be the Same Without John McCain’

Date: 08/27/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ).

Praise for Judge Kavanaugh from Across the Political Spectrum

Date: 08/23/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Working to Fund National Priorities, Local Impacts

Date: 08/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

McConnell Discusses Senate Work To Be Completed By Labor Day

Date: 08/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

Appropriations Legislation to Provide Funding to Address Opioid Crisis, Medical Research

Date: 08/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

Bonuses, Pay Raises, Tax-Cuts for Middle Class Families Across America

Date: 08/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

America’s Economy Continues to Steam Ahead

Date: 08/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Appropriations Legislation Will Provide Our Military With The Support They Deserve

Date: 08/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

McConnell on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

Date: 08/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the EPA’s replacement for the costly Obama-era “Clean Power Plan.”

McConnell on Economy: Good News Continues to Roll In

Date: 08/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Continued Bipartisan Progress on Appropriations

Date: 08/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

Healthy Economy, Tax Reform, Paying Dividends For Americans

Date: 08/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Two More Impressive Nominees for the Fourth Circuit

Date: 08/16/2018
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 nominees for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Marvin Quattlebaum and Jay Richardson.

Senate Continues Work on Vital Appropriations Legislation

Date: 08/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued work on appropriations.

Best Evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination is His Twelve-Year Circuit Court Record

Date: 08/15/2018
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Leader McConnell Recognizes Chairman Shelby for Distinguished Leadership

Date: 08/01/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) on an efficient appropriations process and for casting his 10,000th vote on the Senate floor earlier this year.

Middle Class Families, Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from Republican Agenda

Date: 08/01/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate Completes Work on Seventh Appropriations Bill, Funds Key Priorities

Date: 08/01/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued bipartisan work on appropriations.

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

Date: 08/01/2018
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).

Job Opportunities, Wage Growth, Small Business Expansions

Date: 07/31/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

McConnell: I Will Continue to Stand With the Brave Men and Women of ICE

Date: 07/31/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Louisville Friday.

America’s Economy is Thriving

Date: 07/30/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Consider Another Impressive Circuit Court Nominee

Date: 07/30/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s consideration of Britt Cagle Grant, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the 11th Circuit Court.

Appropriations Bill A Win For Families, Communities Nationwide

Date: 07/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued bipartisan work on appropriations.

American Workers, Job Creators Continue to Thrive

Date: 07/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Who Do They Expect To Believe This Stuff?

Date: 07/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Americans Are Seeing Results

Date: 07/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Bipartisan Work Continues on Appropriations in Senate

Date: 07/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued bipartisan work on appropriations.

Appropriations Legislation Includes Funding for Infrastructure, Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Date: 07/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s continued bipartisan work on appropriations.

American Manufacturing is Thriving

Date: 07/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

McConnell Honors US Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

Date: 07/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson who died in line of duty twenty years ago today.

America’s Growing Economy Helping Employers, Workers, Families

Date: 07/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Independent Counsel Whiplash

Date: 07/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Senate Continues Consideration of Well-Qualified Judicial Nominees

Date: 07/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees.

Workers, Middle-Class Families Benefiting from Healthy American Economy

Date: 07/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Confirm More of the President’s Impressive Nominees

Date: 07/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees.

Republican Pro-Growth Agenda Continues to Benefit American Manufacturers

Date: 07/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

IRS Announcement A Victory For Free Speech

Date: 07/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it will no longer require donor lists from certain nonprofit organizations.

America’s Economy Continues to Surge Ahead

Date: 07/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

More Praise For Judge Kavanaugh

Date: 07/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Hiring Rate in America at 11-Year High

Date: 07/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Continued Progress on Appropriations

Date: 07/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s bipartisan work on appropriations.

A Responsible Confirmation Process for Judge Kavanaugh, Not Distortions, Scare Tactics

Date: 07/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

VIDEO: ‘We’ve Got a Great Nominee Here’

Date: 07/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following video regarding the president’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

More Good News for America’s Workers, Middle-Class Families

Date: 07/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

In Judge Kavanaugh, the President Made an Outstanding Choice

Date: 07/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Judge Kavanaugh: One of the Preeminent Legal Minds of His Generation

Date: 07/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

‘We Should Evaluate This President’s Nominee Fairly, Based On Their Qualifications’

Date: 07/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm the president’s Supreme Court nominee who is scheduled to be announced later tonight.

Happy Independence Day

Date: 07/03/2018

Americans are Paying Less to Keep the Lights On

Date: 06/29/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

Date: 06/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 Farm Bill.

'President’s Nominee Should Be Considered Fairly'

Date: 06/28/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018.

Senator McConnell Welcomes Kentucky Veterans to Washington D.C.

Date: 06/27/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to joining veterans from Kentucky at the World War II Memorial, who are visiting as part of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Program.

McConnell Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

Date: 06/27/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today’s announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire on July 31, 2018.

American Businesses Providing Pay Raises, Bonuses, Benefits to Workers Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 06/27/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Farm Bill Will Bring Certainty, Predictability to America’s Farmers

Date: 06/27/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding 2018 Farm Bill.

Tax Cuts are Exactly What Middle-Class Families and Workers Deserved

Date: 06/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Farm Bill ‘Takes Serious Steps to Ensure the Future of American Agriculture’

Date: 06/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2018 farm bill.

America Seeing More Long-Term Investments, Business Expansions, Favorable Economic Climate

Date: 06/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills, Begin Work on Farm Bill

Date: 06/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of bipartisan appropriations legislation and the farm bill.

President to Award Kentucky War Hero with Medal of Honor

Date: 06/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Medal of Honor that will be awarded by President Trump posthumously to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner of Kentucky.

Tax Reform Continues to Benefit Families, Businesses Across the Country

Date: 06/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Important Work Continues in Senate on Appropriations

Date: 06/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate.

Six Months Since Passage of Historic Tax Reform

Date: 06/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans have seen across the country in the past six months thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Appropriations Bill Includes Important Funding for Military, Veterans

Date: 06/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan appropriations legislation before the Senate.

Ongoing Economic Expansion

Date: 06/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Appropriations Bill Up Next In Senate

Date: 06/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan appropriations legislation.

New Growth, Increased Opportunity Across America Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 06/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Farm Bill to Bolster Struggling Agriculture Communities

Date: 06/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the farm bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

McConnell on Defense Bill: We’ll Fulfill Our Solemn Responsibility to Our Military

Date: 06/14/2018
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).

McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act Approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

Date: 06/13/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, delivered remarks today during the Committee’s consideration of the Farm Bill and touted support of his bipartisan bill, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

More Jobs, More Wage Growth, More Opportunities

Date: 06/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Defense Bill Critical To America’s 21st Century Military

Date: 06/13/2018
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).

Farm Bill Will Benefit Farmers, Economy

Date: 06/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the farm bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

Economic Growth Continues For The American People

Date: 06/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Our Responsibility to Support America’s Military

Date: 06/12/2018
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).

McConnell on Summit with North Korea: A Historic First Step in an Important Negotiation

Date: 06/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s historic summit between American and North Korean officials in Singapore.

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

Date: 06/11/2018
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).

Defense Bill is Top Item on Senate To-Do List

Date: 06/11/2018
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).

Getting the Federal Government Out of the American People’s Way

Date: 06/07/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Greater Readiness, Enhanced Capabilities, More Support for Military Families

Date: 06/07/2018
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 nominee for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, Kenneth Marcus, and the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Honoring the Heroes of D-Day

Date: 06/06/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following video message commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy.

Senator McConnell Honors Kentucky Veterans

Date: 06/06/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today honoring Kentucky veterans.

Bipartisan Defense Bill Will Ensure Military Readiness

Date: 06/06/2018
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).

McConnell: We’ll Keep Delivering on Legislation to Make America Stronger, Safer and More Prosperous

Date: 06/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the cancellation of the Senate’s regularly-scheduled August recess due to historic obstruction from Senate Democrats.

Important Opioid Research Taking Place in Kentucky

Date: 06/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Defense Bill Will Direct Resources, Equip Our Nation’s Military

Date: 06/05/2018
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 National Defense Authorization Act.

This Slate of Judicial Nominees Should Be Promptly Confirmed

Date: 06/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees.

More Than One Million Jobs Created Since the Passage of Republican Tax Reform

Date: 06/04/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Consider Three More High-Quality Judicial Nominees

Date: 06/04/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees.

Memorial Day 2018

Date: 05/25/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following video honoring the members of our Armed Forces.

Senate Completes Work on More Nominations, Reform Legislation

Date: 05/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the work that has been done Senate in the past week.

Landmark Veterans Health Bill Will Soon Become Law

Date: 05/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional passage of the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

Senate to Confirm FDIC Chairman, FHA Commissioner

Date: 05/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding more of the president’s well-qualified nominees, including the nominee for assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and head the Federal Housing Administration, Brian Montgomery, and the nominee to chair the FDIC Board of Directors, Jelena McWilliams.

Congress Passes Bill to Bring Relief to Consumers, Community Banks, Credit Unions

Date: 05/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

Senate Will Pass Major Veterans Health Reform Legislation, Send to White House

Date: 05/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

Legislation to Reform Process for Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Claims in Congress

Date: 05/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan bill proposed by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) that would reform the process for workplace harassment and discrimination claims in Congress.

Economic Optimism Continues Across America

Date: 05/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Consider Important Water Infrastructure Legislation

Date: 05/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.

Keeping Our Promise to Our Nation’s Veterans

Date: 05/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018.

Republican Agenda: Getting Washington Out of the American People’s Way

Date: 05/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Pass Major, Bipartisan Reform Bill For Our Nation’s Veterans This Week

Date: 05/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed VA MISSION Act of 2018.

McConnell on the Santa Fe, TX Shooting

Date: 05/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the tragic shooting that took place this past Friday in Santa Fe, TX.

American Manufacturers Seeing Benefits from Republican Pro-Growth Agenda

Date: 05/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Republican pro-growth, pro-opportunity agenda.

Senate to Confirm First Female Director of the CIA

Date: 05/17/2018
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 nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Entrepreneurs and Employees Continue to Benefit from New Tax Code

Date: 05/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Protecting Consumers from Democrat Plans to Overregulate the Internet

Date: 05/16/2018
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.

McConnell: Haspel is the Right Woman at the Right Time

Date: 05/16/2018
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 nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel.

More Prosperity, Opportunity, Raises and Bonuses for Working Families in America

Date: 05/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate Continues Circuit Court Confirmations

Date: 05/15/2018
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 circuit court nominees, including John Nalbandian for the Sixth Circuit and Joel Carson for the Tenth Circuit.

Honoring the Men and Women of Law Enforcement

Date: 05/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week.

McConnell Statement on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Date: 05/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding today’s dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Leader McConnell Visits Senator McCain

Date: 05/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this past weekend.

More Judicial Nominees With Sterling Qualifications

Date: 05/10/2018
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 circuit court nominees, including the president’s nominee for the Seventh Court of Appeals, Michael Brennan.

Haspel Uniquely Ready to Head CIA

Date: 05/10/2018
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 nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel.

McConnell Recognizes Kentucky's State Historian

Date: 05/10/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks on the Senate floor recognizing State Historian, Dr. James Klotter.

Senate to Confirm Another Well Qualified Judge

Date: 05/09/2018
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 circuit court nominees, including the president’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt.

Gina Haspel Has the Resume, Reputation, and Unique Skill Set to Lead the CIA

Date: 05/09/2018
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 nominee for Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Two Different Philosophies, Two Different Outcomes for American Workers and Middle Class Fa

Date: 05/08/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate Continues Work to Confirm President’s Well Qualified Circuit Court Nominees

Date: 05/08/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding circuit court nominees, including the president’s nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Brennan.

Senate Honors United States Capitol Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty

Date: 05/08/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing the memorial service in honor of the United States Capitol Police officers who died in line of duty.

More Business, More Investment, More Job Openings, and Higher Pay

Date: 05/07/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda.

Senate to Consider More Extremely Well-Qualified Circuit Court Nominees This Week

Date: 05/07/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding circuit court nominees, including the president’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kurt Engelhardt.

Senate Remembers Michael Beaver

Date: 05/07/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in memory of Assistant Senate Parliamentarian, Michael Beaver.

McConnell: ‘This is Partisan Obstruction, Elevated to an Art Form’

Date: 04/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding historic obstruction from Senate Democrats and the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

Tax Relief is Making It Easier for American Workers and Employers to Get Ahead

Date: 04/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

On Opioids, Congress Must Continue To Do Its Part

Date: 04/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act and our nation’s opioid epidemic.

‘Mike Pompeo Is Up To The Task’

Date: 04/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.

Republican Agenda Has Wages, Opportunities, and Prosperity Growing Again

Date: 04/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate Considers Another Highly Qualified Judicial Nominee with Bipartisan Endorsements

Date: 04/23/2018
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 nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan.

McConnell: Hard to Imagine Someone More Thoroughly Qualified Than Mike Pompeo

Date: 04/23/2018
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 nominee for Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo.

Tax Reform Gives American Communities, Job Creators the Opportunity to Flourish

Date: 04/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate to Confirm NASA Nominee

Date: 04/19/2018
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 nominee to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine.

McConnell Statement on State Department Nominee Mike Pompeo

Date: 04/19/2018
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 nominee for Secretary of State, Director Mike Pompeo.

McConnell Introduces the Protecting Moms and Infants Act

Date: 04/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the Protecting Moms and Infants Act.

Senate Democrats Filibuster Bipartisan Coast Guard Bill

Date: 04/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act and obstruction from Senate Democrats.

Majority Leader McConnell Introduces Kentuckian at Nomination Hearing

Date: 04/18/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of Mike Duncan of Inez, Kentucky, to serve on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.

Senate Democrats Rallying To Repeal Your Tax Cuts

Date: 04/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate to Vote on U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Bill

Date: 04/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act.

McConnell Pays Tribute to Barbara Bush

Date: 04/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

America’s Tax Code: Out With The Old, And In With The New

Date: 04/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Regulatory Relief for Consumers, Auto Industry Jobs

Date: 04/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of a harmful, Obama-era regulation for the auto industry.

Tax Reform Means A Better Year Ahead For American Families

Date: 04/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Protecting Native American Sovereignty from Harmful Federal Regulation

Date: 04/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would protect American Indian tribes from harmful federal regulation.

McConnell on Syria: It Was Time To Act

Date: 04/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. military action in Syria that took place this past weekend.

Senate Confirms Rebecca Grady Jennings of Kentucky to be U S District Judge

Date: 04/12/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks today on the Senate floor following the Senate confirmation of Rebecca Grady Jennings of Louisville, Kentucky to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky:

Senator McConnell Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

Date: 04/12/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced today the bipartisan, Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.

Empowering American Families, Not Bureaucrats in Washington

Date: 04/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

The American People Deserve To Have Key Officials In Place

Date: 04/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees and Senate Democrats’ historic obstruction.

America Continues to Benefit from Republican Pro-Growth Agenda

Date: 04/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Historic Obstruction From Senate Democrats Continues

Date: 04/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

McConnell: Speaker Ryan's Optimism and Energy Never Waned

Date: 04/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek re-election.

Tax Reform Means Growth for Main Street

Date: 04/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

McConnell: Let’s Consider and Confirm These Nominees Without Delay

Date: 04/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

The Last Time Americans Will Have To File Tax Returns Under the Old, Outdated System

Date: 04/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate To Consider More Qualified Nominees This Week

Date: 04/09/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

Middle Class Families Seeing Lower Utility Rates Thanks To Tax Reform

Date: 03/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Government Funding Bill Contains Significant Victories For The Nation

Date: 03/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill.

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Office of Strategic Services

Date: 03/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their service in World War II. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

Tax Reform Tax Reform Benefits Coming to ‘Opportunity Zones’ in America

Date: 03/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate to Vote on Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking

Date: 03/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).

Funding Agreement Will Give Our Military the Resources They Need and Deserve

Date: 03/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding funding in the omnibus spending package that will provide the necessary resources for our military.

Sanders Resolution on Yemen Would Harm Allies, Embolden Iran

Date: 03/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his opposition to the Sanders Resolution, and the Senate’s vote this afternoon.

McConnell Congratulates Team USA Multi-Medalist from Kentucky

Date: 03/20/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing 2018 Winter Paralympic multi-medalist Oksana Masters of Louisville, Kentucky.

Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking Would Close Loophole In Current Law

Date: 03/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).

Increased Economic Optimism Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 03/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Bipartisan Support for Legislation Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking

Date: 03/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).

Tax Reform Already Providing Families More Opportunities for Their Children’s Education

Date: 03/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Bill To Combat Sex Trafficking Up Next In Senate

Date: 03/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).

American Families Seeing Tax Cuts and Credits Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 03/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Banking Reform Bill: Relief for Main Street

Date: 03/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

Bipartisan Efforts Continue on Infrastructure

Date: 03/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to improve American infrastructure.

McConnell Pays Tribute to Officer Hamilton

Date: 03/14/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor in tribute of Pikeville Police Department Officer Scotty Hamilton.

Good News About Tax Reform Keeps Pouring In

Date: 03/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Non-Profits Seeing Tax Reform Benefits

Date: 03/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Bipartisan Support Grows for Banking Reform Legislation

Date: 03/12/2018
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.

Tax Reform Puts Money Back in the Pockets of Hard-Working Americans

Date: 03/08/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Regulatory Relief for Small Community Banks, Credit Unions

Date: 03/08/2018
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.

McConnell Introduces Kentuckian at Nomination Hearing

Date: 03/07/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of John Nalbandian, of Union, Kentucky, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Tapping Into Tax Reform Savings

Date: 03/07/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Banking Reform Bill To Help Community Banks, Main Street America

Date: 03/07/2018
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.

Increased Retirement Benefits for American Workers Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 03/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Senate to Consider Bipartisan Banking Reform Bill

Date: 03/06/2018
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.

Senator Cochran Leaving Senate After Long, Distinguished Career

Date: 03/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s announcement from Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) that he will be retiring on April 1st, 2018.

McConnell Speaks at AIPAC Policy Conference

Date: 03/06/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference.

Congratulating Conference Tournament Champions

Date: 03/05/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today congratulating conference-winning Kentucky teams, their coaches, and their dedicated fans.

Tax Reform: A Simple Idea With An Extraordinary Impact

Date: 03/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Workers, Small Business Owners Already Reaping Benefits From Tax Reform

Date: 03/01/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

A Fitting Tribute For ‘America’s Pastor’

Date: 03/01/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional tribute to the late Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

Congressional Ceremony Preceding the Lying in Honor of the Reverend Billy Graham

Date: 02/28/2018
Remarks of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Rotunda, U.S. Capitol

Senate To Vote On Another Worthy Judicial Nominee

Date: 02/27/2018
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 nominee for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Elizabeth Branch.

McConnell: I Remain Eager To Improve Our Immigration, Security Policy

Date: 02/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor following today’s votes on immigration and border security.

Middle Class American Families Seeing Benefits From Tax Reform

Date: 02/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

McConnell: Let’s Make Law, Not Political Points on Immigration, Border Security

Date: 02/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate.

McConnell on Parkland, Florida Tragedy

Date: 02/15/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s horrific school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Tax Reform Benefiting Employees Across America

Date: 02/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Reforms Necessary to End Needless Bureaucratic Delays on Infrastructure

Date: 02/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to improve American infrastructure.

It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Stalling DACA, Border Security Debate

Date: 02/14/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate.

American Households Seeing Lower Utility Bills Thanks To Tax Reform

Date: 02/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

On Immigration Reform, Border Security, Senate Needs to Focus on Making Law

Date: 02/13/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the immigration and border security debate.

McConnell Comments on Kentucky Flooding

Date: 02/13/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding flooding in Southeastern Kentucky.

Infrastructure: A Bipartisan Priority

Date: 02/12/2018
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.

Senate Will Proceed to Immigration, Border Security Debate

Date: 02/12/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the debate process that will begin today on immigration and border security.

Good News for Berea College

Date: 02/09/2018
Senator McConnell's measure to protect Berea’s students and allow the college to continue offering scholarships is signed by President Trump

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Provide Resources Necessary To Rebuild Our Military

Date: 02/08/2018
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.

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement

Date: 02/07/2018
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.

Our Military Deserves Stable, Sufficient Funding

Date: 02/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military.

American Families Keeping More Of What They Earn Thanks To Tax Reform

Date: 02/06/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Middle Class Families Across the Country Seeing Tax Reform Benefits

Date: 02/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Bipartisan Discussions On Long-Term Funding Agreement Continue

Date: 02/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding government funding and the need to provide the necessary resources for our military.

Senate Offers Condolences To Victims Of Train Accidents

Date: 02/05/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the train crashes that took place this past week in Virginia and South Carolina, and the need for the senate to confirm an Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration.

McConnell Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

Date: 01/30/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks regarding President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and Democrats describing tax reform benefits as “crumbs,” “Armageddon”.

Major Progress for the American People

Date: 01/30/2018
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.

Serious and Constructive Talks Continue on Border Security, Immigration, Defense Funding

Date: 01/29/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding ongoing immigration and border security discussions.

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

Date: 01/29/2018
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.

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bonuses, Pay Increases

Date: 01/29/2018
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 tomorrow night and the benefits Americans across the country continue to see from tax reform.

Our Hearts Are With Marshall County

Date: 01/29/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragedy at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky and pays tribute to the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope.

Small Businesses Across America Seeing Benefits From Tax Reform

Date: 01/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see across the country thanks to tax relief.

Congress Continues Work on Immigration, Military Funding, Health Care, Disaster Relief

Date: 01/25/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Congressional priorities.

McConnell Sets Up Vote on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Date: 01/24/2018
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.

Tragedy at Marshall County High School

Date: 01/24/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragedy at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky.

Tax Reform Continues to Bring Good News For American Workers, Economy

Date: 01/24/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see across the country thanks to tax relief.

Alex Azar: Extensive Qualifications And An Excellent Reputation

Date: 01/24/2018
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 nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar.

Senate To Consider Three More Well Qualified Nominees

Date: 01/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of three more of the president’s nominees.

Tax Relief Continues

Date: 01/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see across the country thanks to tax relief.

'Common Sense and Bipartisanship Won'

Date: 01/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the end of the government shutdown and restarting negotiations on critical issues.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill To End Government Shutdown

Date: 01/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to fund the government and authorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP).

Let's Get Back To Work For The American People

Date: 01/22/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to end the government shutdown and get back to work.

Senate Democrats’ Shutdown Can End Today

Date: 01/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats’ vote to shut down the government.

McConnell: Shutdowns Have Consequences

Date: 01/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats’ vote to shut down the government.

Day One of Senate Democrats' Government Shutdown

Date: 01/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats’ vote to shut down the government.

Senate Democrats Vote To Shut Down Federal Government

Date: 01/20/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government.

March For Life 2018

Date: 01/19/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following video recognizing the March for Life, which was held today in our Nation’s Capital.

A Democrat-Led Government Shutdown Is Completely Avoidable

Date: 01/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to prevent a government shutdown.

McConnell Statement on House Passed Government Funding, S Chip Bill

Date: 01/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to prevent a government shutdown.

‘Let’s Fund the Government, Extend S CHIP, and Do Right by the Americans Who Elected Us to

Date: 01/18/2018
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.

For American Workers: Tax Reform Benefits Speaking For Themselves

Date: 01/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Senate to Reauthorize Important Anti-Terror Tool

Date: 01/18/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the House-passed FISA bill.

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

Date: 01/17/2018
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.

Bipartisan Support for Critical Foreign Surveillance Legislation

Date: 01/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the House-passed Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Tax Reform Benefits For American Workers

Date: 01/17/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

More Tax Reform Benefits Coming to Kentucky Families

Date: 01/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Senate to Vote on Critical Foreign Surveillance Legislation

Date: 01/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the House-passed Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

We Took Money Out of Washington’s Pocket and Put It Back in the Pockets of the Families Who

Date: 01/11/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Tax Reform Already Providing Special Bonuses and Permanent Pay Raises for Americans

Date: 01/10/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Significant Benefits of Tax Reform Already Being Seen Across the Country

Date: 01/09/2018
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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

Date: 01/08/2018
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.

Needless Democrat Obstruction Continues in Judicial Confirmation Process

Date: 01/08/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the continued Democrat obstruction in the judicial confirmation process.

More Than A Million Americans are Starting 2018 with More Money Thanks to Tax Reform

Date: 01/08/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans are seeing across the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

McConnell: Optimistic We Can Begin 2018 With A Bipartisan, Two Year Funding Agreement

Date: 01/04/2018
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.

Defense Funding Remains Priority

Date: 01/03/2018
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.

The People Of Iran Are Suffering

Date: 01/03/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the protests currently taking place in Iran.

Merry Christmas

Date: 12/24/2017

McConnell, GOP, join POTUS at The White House

Date: 12/22/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Congressional Republicans at the White House for an event with President Donald Trump to talk about the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that will provide much-needed tax relief for American workers, families, and small businesses.

Season's Greetings

Date: 12/22/2017
May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Majority Leader McConnell Thanks Senator Luther Strange

Date: 12/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

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

Date: 12/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding.

McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students

Date: 12/21/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding an effort by Senate Democrats that will penalize colleges that provide students with tuition-free education

Congress Working On Funding Agreement

Date: 12/20/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding.

Congress Passes Once-in-a-Generation Tax Reform

Date: 12/20/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passage of an historic tax code overhaul,

McConnell On Tax Reform: Congress Is Standing At The Doorstep Of An Historic Opportunity

Date: 12/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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

Date: 12/18/2017
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.

Senate To Pass Historic Tax Reform This Week

Date: 12/18/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Justice Don Willet Will Be A Strong Addition To The Fifth Circuit

Date: 12/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willet.

Senate To Consider Three More Well-Credentialed Circuit Judges

Date: 12/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the three circuit court nominees the Senate is set to consider this week.

Senate Will Pass Short Term Funding Bill Before End Of Week

Date: 12/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation.

Joseph Balash to Play Critical Role in Coal Country

Date: 12/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, Joseph Balash.

Tax Reform Conference Committee Next Step To Bringing Families Relief

Date: 12/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a conference with the House on tax reform.

Continuing Resolution Will Allow Congress To Finalize Long Term Funding Solution

Date: 12/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation.

One Step Closer To Tax Reform

Date: 12/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a conference with the House on tax reform.

Senate Will Vote To Send Tax Reform Legislation To Conference This Week

Date: 12/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform.

Congress And Administration Working To Finalize Government Funding Plan

Date: 12/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation.

Senate To Confirm Nielsen For Secretary Of Homeland Security

Date: 12/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.

Congress To Pass Government Funding Bill

Date: 12/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding government funding legislation.

Kirstjen Nielsen Has The Talent And Experience To Succeed At DHS

Date: 12/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.

KY Small Biz Owner Joins McConnell in Advocating for Tax Reform

Date: 11/30/2017
During the event, Senator McConnell said, “We're on the cusp of a great victory for the country and particularly for small business. We are happy to have Linda McMahon here and I'm particularly pleased to have Alan Keck from Somerset, Kentucky, one of our great small business people.” Alan Keck, of Somerset, Kentucky, was one of the small business owners to speak at the event. He is the President of Somerset Recycling and the founder of Keck Sports Management, a professional baseball agency. Keck spoke about how tax reform will help his family and small business.

McConnell Joins Kentucky Small Biz to to Highlight Tax Reform

Date: 11/30/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined today with Republican Senators, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon, and small business advocates from Kentucky and around the country for an event to talk about how tax relief will help American workers.

McConnell on North Korea

Date: 11/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the threat posed by North Korea and the need to provide the necessary resources to the Department of Defense.

It's Time For Tax Reform

Date: 11/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

McConnell: I Applaud Chairman Grassley For Not Allowing Blue Slip Courtesy To Be Abused

Date: 11/29/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding more of the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees and Senate Democrats’ abuse of the blue slip courtesy in the consideration process.

Tax Reform: Time To Deliver Relief To The Men And Women We Represent

Date: 11/29/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

McConnell Introduces Kenny Allen from Kentucky at Nomination Hearing

Date: 11/28/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety in support of Kenny Allen of Hopkins County, Kentucky, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Senate To Consider Ninth Nominee For The Circuit Courts

Date: 11/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for district court judge for the District of Columbia, Dabney Friedrich and the nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Gregory Katsas.

More Money Out of Washington’s Pocket, More Money Into the Pockets of American Families

Date: 11/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Senate Passes Critical Defense Bill

Date: 11/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Senate To Confirm Two More Impressive Judicial Nominees

Date: 11/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two more well-qualified nominees for federal district courts.

McConnell On Tax Reform: This Is Our Chance To Set A New Course

Date: 11/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax legislation being considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

McConnell Introduces Kentuckians at Nomination Hearing

Date: 11/15/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of Kentuckians, Claria Horn Boom of Lexington, Rebecca Grady Jennings of Louisville, and Magistrate Judge Robert Wier of Versailles, President Trump’s nominees to serve as federal district court judges in Kentucky.

Senate To Confirm Nominees For Army, MSHA, Comptroller Of The Currency

Date: 11/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

Senate Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Tax To Provide More Middle Class Relief

Date: 11/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax legislation being considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

More Qualified And Talented Nominees Advance in Senate

Date: 11/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

Tax Reform Will Deliver Relief To Small Businesses And The Middle Class

Date: 11/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Congressional tax reform efforts.

McConnell On Nominees: We Will Continue To Move Swiftly

Date: 11/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

Time To Reform Our Tax Code

Date: 11/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Congressional tax reform efforts.

‘The Most Important Veteran in My Life’

Date: 11/09/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following video today in observance of Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th.

Senate Building Strong Momentum on Nominees

Date: 11/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

‘With This Tax Reform Plan, The American People Will Know That Relief Is On The Way’

Date: 11/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding congressional tax reform efforts.

Congress Honors American POW/MIA with Commemorative Chair

Date: 11/08/2017
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate dedicated a commemorative chair in the U.S. Capitol honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol

Democrats Should Join Us On Tax Reform

Date: 11/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding congressional tax reform efforts.

Senate Continues To Confirm The President’s Well-Qualified, Talented Nominees

Date: 11/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

President’s Nominees Are Ready To Get To Work, McConnell Says

Date: 11/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

Our Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity to Overhaul Our Complex Tax Code

Date: 11/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

‘It’s Time To Deliver Real Tax Relief For Hardworking Families’

Date: 11/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

McConnell on Nominees: We're Not Finished Yet

Date: 11/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees.

McConnell on the Sutherland Springs Shooting

Date: 11/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX.

Tax Reform Will Help Middle Class, Working Families and Small Businesses

Date: 11/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Eid, Bibas Will Make Outstanding Additions To The Federal Judiciary

Date: 11/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding two more of President Trump’s well-qualified Circuit Court nominees, Justice Allison Eid and Professor Stephanos Bibas.

Justice Joan Larsen: A Strong Addition To The Sixth Circuit

Date: 11/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen.

Congress Continues To Stand Up For Consumers When CFPB Will Not

Date: 11/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional Review Act resolution to hold the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) accountable that the president will sign today.

'Our Fellow Americans In New York’

Date: 11/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in Manhattan.

McConnell, Senate Republicans & Religious Liberty Groups

Date: 10/31/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans & Religious Liberty Groups held a press conference regarding the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professor Amy Barrett Will Be An Asset To Our Judiciary

Date: 10/31/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Amy Barrett.

McConnell Requests GAO Report Targeting Opioid Abuse

Date: 10/31/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation’s opioid crisis and a report he requested from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) about federal response to opioid use disorders.

Senate To Confirm Four Circuit Court Nominees This Week

Date: 10/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the four well-qualified circuit court nominations on the Senate floor this week.

Senate To Consider Four Circuit Court Nominees Next Week

Date: 10/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor after filing cloture on four more well-qualified circuit court nominees.

Devastation From Opioid Abuse Is A Painful Reality For Families Across America

Date: 10/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding our nation’s opioid crisis.

'We Will Confirm These Nominees. You Can Count On It '

Date: 10/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president’s judicial nominees.

Democrat Obstruction on Nominations ‘Has Got To Stop’

Date: 10/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president’s judicial nominees.

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

Date: 10/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tax reform.

Senator McConnell Comments at Press Availability

Date: 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses the media at the U.S. Capitol following the Senate GOP policy meeting with President Donald Trump

Senate Working Hard To Confirm More Judicial Nominees

Date: 10/24/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the judicial nominations of Scott Palk for the Western District of Oklahoma and Trevor McFadden for the District of Columbia.

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

Date: 10/24/2017
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.

Supplemental Funding Needed For Ongoing Hurricane Relief Efforts

Date: 10/23/2017
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.

Senate Completes First Step Toward Tax Reform By Passing Budget

Date: 10/19/2017
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.

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

Date: 10/19/2017
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.

Americans Deserve An Economy That Reaches Its Potential

Date: 10/18/2017
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.

Budget Will Rein in Federal Spending and Help Economy Grow

Date: 10/17/2017
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.

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Budget, Tax Reform

Date: 10/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s fall agenda.

Americans Deserve Larger Paychecks, More Jobs, Better Opportunities

Date: 10/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Despite Democrat Obstruction, Senate Continues To Confirm Qualified Nominees

Date: 10/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees.

Tax Reform Is Critical To Our Country’s Economic Future

Date: 10/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Kentucky Proud: Kentuckians Assisting with Hurricane Relief Efforts

Date: 10/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster relief for hurricane victims.

‘We Want To Take More Money Out Of Washington’s Pocket And Put More In Yours’

Date: 10/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

‘This Is A Moment For National Mourning And For Prayer’

Date: 10/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terrible tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas, NV.

Senate To Confirm Pai, Erickson

Date: 09/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai and the nominee for the Eight Circuit Court, Judge Ralph Erickson.

Tax Reform: 'Getting America Going Again And Growing Again'

Date: 09/27/2017
Leader McConnell speaks at a press conference announcing Republicans' shared vision for tax reform.

Tax Reform: More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, Bigger Paychecks

Date: 09/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Congress Stands Ready To Provide Hurricane Relief

Date: 09/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recent hurricane devastation caused in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

McConnell On Obamacare: The American People Deserve A Better Way Forward

Date: 09/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy.

Senate Set to Confirm NLRB Nominee

Date: 09/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel.

Obamacare’s Legacy: Skyrocketing Prices, Disappearing Choices, Failing Markets

Date: 09/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy.

Graham-Cassidy: Better Health-Care Ideas By Taking Decision-Making Out Of Washington

Date: 09/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the health care reform bill proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy.

Noel Francisco: A Great Choice For This Tough Job

Date: 09/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for Solicitor General, Noel Francisco.

Our Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity To Fundamentally Rethink Our Tax Code

Date: 09/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform.

Senate Confirms Russell Coleman of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney

Date: 09/18/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today recognizing the Senate confirmation on September 14, 2017 of Russell Coleman of Kentucky to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

McConnell Speaks With Aung San Suu Kyi About Humanitarian Crisis

Date: 09/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the humanitarian crisis that is currently taking place along the Burma-Bangladesh border.

Tax Reform Will Deliver Relief And Economic Hope To The Middle Class

Date: 09/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for comprehensive tax reform.

NDAA Will Authorize Resources, Capabilities And Benefits For Our Nation’s Military

Date: 09/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Senator Pete Domenici

Date: 09/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former colleague, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM).

Defense Bill Will Help Rebuild Our Military And Restore Combat Readiness

Date: 09/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Senate Works Toward Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

Date: 09/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

McConnell on September 11th

Date: 09/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, Hurricane Irma and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

9/11: 16 Years Later

Date: 09/08/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shared a video message regarding the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

Let’s Work Together to Provide Needed Hurricane Relief Funding

Date: 09/07/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation to address national critical needs

The Need for Certainty Now is Incredibly Important

Date: 09/06/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s upcoming agenda items:

McConnell Lays Out Senate’s September Agenda

Date: 09/05/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s upcoming agenda items.

Senate Continues Work To Help Our Nation’s Veterans

Date: 08/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding our nation’s veterans and the remaining items on the Senate agenda.

The American People Deserve A Tax System That Works For Them Instead Of Against Them

Date: 08/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for tax reform.

Veterans, FDA, Nominations On Tap For Remainder Of Work Period

Date: 08/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s upcoming agenda.

Newsom ‘Will Be An Excellent Addition’ To The Eleventh Circuit

Date: 07/31/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nominee to serve as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin Newsom of Alabama.

McConnell Statement On Obamacare Repeal Vote

Date: 07/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

McConnell: We’ve Made Important Progress Already, We Can Build On It Now

Date: 07/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

‘Moving Beyond The Failures Of Obamacare Is The Right Thing To Do’

Date: 07/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

‘We Can’t Let This Moment Slip By’

Date: 07/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

An Important First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

Date: 07/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.

McConnell Introduces KY Farm Bureau President at Senate Hearing

Date: 07/25/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today during the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry hearing, titled, “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.” Senator McConnell, a senior member of the Committee, introduced the President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Mark Haney.

Senate To Proceed To Obamacare Repeal Debate

Date: 07/24/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Support Bush Nomination

Date: 07/21/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding John Bush, of Kentucky, the president’s nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

McConnell Introduces Kentuckian at Nomination Hearing

Date: 07/20/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky, President Trump’s nominee to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada.

Americans Are Hurting Under Obamacare

Date: 07/20/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.

John McCain Is An American Hero

Date: 07/20/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding U.S. Senator John McCain.

John Bush: A Man Of Integrity And Considerable Ability

Date: 07/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding John Bush, of Kentucky, the president’s nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Senators To Discuss Obamacare Repeal At White House—With A President Who Will Sign It

Date: 07/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.

Senate To Vote To Repeal Obamacare

Date: 07/18/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.

Senate Continues Work To Move Beyond Obamacare’s Failures

Date: 07/17/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Senate Will Vote To End Democrat Filibuster Of Key National Security Nominee

Date: 07/17/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President’s nominees, including Patrick Shanahan to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense.

The American People Deserve Better Than The Pain Of Obamacare

Date: 07/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act discussion draft that was released today.

Senate Democrats Causing Historically Slow Nomination Process

Date: 07/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats in the confirmation of the president’s nominees.

Obamacare Continues To Leave American Families Behind

Date: 07/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare.

Senate Democrats Continue To Obstruct

Date: 07/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continued obstruction by Senate Democrats.

McConnell on Obamacare: The American People Are Looking To Us For A Better Way

Date: 07/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts by Senate Republicans to provide the American people with a better alternative to Obamacare.

Obamacare Is Hurtling Towards Collapse

Date: 07/10/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare.

America Celebrates Independence Day

Date: 06/30/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following video in celebration of Independence Day, July 4th.

Americans Deserve Better Than Obamacare

Date: 06/29/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican health care plan.

McConnell On Health Care: We Have To Get This Done For The American People

Date: 06/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan.

Senate Health Care Plan Will Provide Better Care For Americans

Date: 06/26/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan.

Americans Deserve Better Care

Date: 06/22/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care discussion draft.

McConnell: Free Speech Is Crucial To Who We Are As Americans

Date: 06/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the importance of free speech and the threats it faces in our nation today.

Obamacare Has Continued To Hurt The People We Represent

Date: 06/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans’ commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare.

Senate to Advance Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

Date: 06/20/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Iran sanctions legislation.

Despite Obamacare’s Failures, Democrats Are Still Trying To Prevent Congress From Acting

Date: 06/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans’ commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare.

We Can and Must Do Better Than Obamacare’s Status Quo

Date: 06/19/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans’ commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare.

Gratitude, Prayers to the Victims of Yesterday’s Horrific Shooting

Date: 06/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that occurred yesterday at a practice for the Congressional charity baseball game in Alexandria, VA.

Senate to Pass New Sanctions Holding Iran, Russia Accountable

Date: 06/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation that will impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia.

Leader McConnell on the Shooting in Alexandria, VA

Date: 06/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the shooting that occurred this morning in Alexandria, VA at a practice for a charity baseball game.

Iran Sanctions More Important Than Ever

Date: 06/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill.

Our Economy Needs Tax Reform

Date: 06/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding pro-growth tax reform.

Our Veterans Deserve the Care They Were Promised

Date: 06/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.

Working To Bring Relief From Obamacare

Date: 06/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare.

Senate Continues Work on Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

Date: 06/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Improvements to Our Nation’s Infrastructure Will Better Serve Americans, Create Jobs

Date: 06/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding our nation’s infrastructure and the president’s plans for improvements.

Obamacare Has Had Disastrous Impacts Across the Country

Date: 06/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Holding Iran Accountable

Date: 06/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill.

Keeping Our Commitment to Our Nation’s Veterans

Date: 06/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.

Obamacare Is Clearly Failing To Live Up To Its Promises

Date: 06/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Senate Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

Date: 06/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan resolution that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem.

Senate Tribute Honoring the Life of Jim Bunning

Date: 06/05/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered remarks today on the Senate floor honoring the life of former U.S. Senator for Kentucky and American Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Pitcher, Jim Bunning.

McConnell: We Continue To Stand By The British People

Date: 06/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place this past weekend in London.

Memorial Day 2017

Date: 05/25/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following video honoring the members of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day, May 29th.

Judge Thapar of Kentucky Well-Qualified for Federal Circuit Court

Date: 05/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the Senate voting to confirm Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Ensure Veterans Receive the Care They Need

Date: 05/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.

The Obamacare Status Quo is Unsustainable and Indefensible

Date: 05/25/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Senate Set to Advance Nomination of Judge Thapar

Date: 05/24/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the cloture vote to advance the nomination of Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote to confirm Judge Thapar tomorrow, Thursday, May 25th.

Obamacare Prices are Skyrocketing, Choices are Plummeting and the Marketplace is Collapsing

Date: 05/24/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

President’s Budget Prioritizes National Security, Veterans, Economic Growth

Date: 05/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s budget and tax reform.

McConnell Statement on Manchester Terror Attack

Date: 05/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place in Manchester on Monday.

Senate Continues Work to Confirm Well-Qualified Nominees

Date: 05/22/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s action on executive nominees.

Obamacare Just Isn't Working

Date: 05/18/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Rachel Brand Well Qualified, Has Extensive Experience

Date: 05/17/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Rachel Brand, the nominee for Associate Attorney General.

McConnell: We Should Strive for a Tax Code that Works for American Families, Creates Jobs

Date: 05/17/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform.

As Obamacare Crumbles, Americans Are Left To Pick Up The Pieces

Date: 05/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare.

National Police Week

Date: 05/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week and the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen.

Historic Rollback of Harmful Obama-Era Regulations

Date: 05/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

McConnell Welcomes KY Vets with Honor Flight to WWII Memorial

Date: 05/10/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to joining veterans from Kentucky at the World War II Memorial, who are visiting as part of the Honor Flight Program.

Politics Must Stay Out of Current Russia Investigations

Date: 05/10/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the firing of FBI Director, James Comey.

Democrats Admit Obamacare is Failing

Date: 05/10/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and Senate Democrats’ acknowledgement that the status quo is unsustainable.

Opioid Epidemic Taking Heartbreaking Toll on Families and Communities Across the Nation

Date: 05/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nationwide opioid epidemic and the president’s nominee for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb.

Obamacare Will Hurt Countless More Americans If We Don’t Act

Date: 05/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor.

Funding Bill Will Make a Positive Impact On the People We Represent

Date: 05/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill.

Senate Will Vote to Protect American Retirement Account Decisions

Date: 05/03/2017
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.

Funding Bill Addresses Important Needs for Our Country

Date: 05/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill.

Leader McConnell on SEC Chairman Nominee, Jay Clayton

Date: 05/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s nominee for Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton.

Funding Bill Will Promote a Number of American Priorities

Date: 05/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill.

Bipartisan Bill Will Fund U.S. Military, Miners’ Benefits, Border, Fight Against Opioids

Date: 05/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill.

McConnell: Protecting Miners’ Health Care Remains A Top Priority

Date: 04/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding miners’ health care benefits and the short-term continuing resolution.

Tax Reform, Funding the Government, Moving Ahead on Nominations

Date: 04/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tax reform, the president’s nominees and the government funding bill.

Judge Amul Thapar Nomination to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Date: 04/26/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today before members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Days of Remembrance

Date: 04/25/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance ceremony in the United States Capitol.

Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Government Funding

Date: 04/25/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding several of President Trump’s remaining Cabinet nominees.

Following Productive State Work Period, Senate Back to Work

Date: 04/24/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding confirmation votes for Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture and Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General: "Over the past couple of weeks Senators have had the opportunity to travel their states, meet with those they represent, and talk about issues that matter most to their communities. It was a productive state work period…So I’d like to welcome back my colleagues as we head into what is sure to be a busy work period."

McConnell on U.S. Military Response in Syria

Date: 04/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s decision to take military action in Syria.

Judge Gorsuch is Going to Make the American People Proud

Date: 04/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Time to End the Judicial Wars: Allow Up-or-Down Vote on Judge Gorsuch

Date: 04/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Judge Gorsuch is Eminently Qualified to Serve on the Supreme Court

Date: 04/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Bipartisan Opposition to Democrats’ Partisan Filibuster of Judge Gorsuch

Date: 04/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

McConnell on Gorsuch: Not Too Late for Our Democratic Colleagues to Make the Right Choice

Date: 04/03/2017
McConnell on Gorsuch: Not Too Late for Our Democratic Colleagues to Make the Right Choice ‘It now seems apparent that this well-qualified and widely-respected judge will be subject to the first successful partisan filibuster in the history of the Senate. This is a new low, but not entirely surprising, given that the Democratic Leader announced before the nomination was even made that it was hard for him to imagine a nominee this president would nominate that he could support.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch:

There is Not One Single Principled Reason to Oppose Judge Gorsuch

Date: 03/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Restoring State Control Over Health Funding

Date: 03/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a Congressional Review Act that would roll back an Obama-era regulation and help restore state control over health funding.

McConnell Pays Tribute to Officer Rodman

Date: 03/30/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks today in tribute of Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Officer Nick Rodman. Yesterday, Officer Nick Rodman of the Louisville Metro Police Department passed away after a crash in west Louisville on Tuesday night. Officer Rodman had served in the Department for three years, where he followed in a strong family tradition of law enforcement.

Senate Will Vote To Protect Retirement Savings

Date: 03/29/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate action through the Congressional Review Act to undo an Obama-era regulation that pushes more American workers into government-run retirement plans.

Senate Democrats Search For Excuse to Filibuster Judge Gorsuch

Date: 03/29/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch, the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

American Energy Independence Executive Order is Good News for Kentucky Coal Communities

Date: 03/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Independence Executive Order that President Trump plans to sign today.

McConnell on the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro

Date: 03/27/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the NATO Accession Treaty for Montenegro.

Gorsuch Has Earned Respect From Democrats, Independents and Republicans Alike

Date: 03/24/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch and his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Seven Years Of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

Date: 03/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the urgent need to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Senate Continues Regulatory Relief Efforts

Date: 03/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the overturn of an Obama regulation in order to ensure a vibrant internet.

McConnell on London Terror Attack

Date: 03/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the terror attack that took place yesterday in London.

Ending Obama Regulation Allows Focus on Employee Safety, Not Bureaucrats

Date: 03/22/2017
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.

Support For Judge Gorsuch Grows As Confirmation Hearings Continue

Date: 03/22/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Judge Reeves a Great Choice for Commission

Date: 03/21/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate vote on the nomination of U.S. District Court Judge Danny Reeves to serve on the United States Sentencing Commission

Senate to Roll Back Obama Administration Overreach

Date: 03/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of a Congressional Review Act giving Alaska greater authority to manage its own resources.

Former Judicial Colleagues Voice Praise for Judge Neil Gorsuch

Date: 03/21/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch and the support he has received from both Republicans and Democrats.

Leading Liberal Lawyer On Gorsuch: ‘No Principled Reason to Vote No’

Date: 03/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding praise Judge Neil Gorsuch has received from prominent liberal attorneys.

Republicans Promised the American People Relief From Obamacare

Date: 03/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Leader McConnell on Dan Coats and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

Date: 03/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Dan Coats, the nominee for Director of National Intelligence and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the president’s choice for national security advisor.

Obamacare Has Made A Mess Across the Country

Date: 03/14/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the three-pronged approach to Obamacare repeal and replacement.

Senate Acts to Restore State Authority

Date: 03/14/2017
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.

Judge Gorsuch Awarded Highest ABA Rating Possible

Date: 03/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Judge Neil Gorsuch and the “Well Qualified” rating he has been awarded by American Bar Association.

Seema Verma Understands the Challenges Obamacare Has Created for Families

Date: 03/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate confirmation of Seema Verma to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Date: 03/10/2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch continues to receive extensive praise since President Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court.

Gorsuch Classmates Urge Confirmation

Date: 03/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Seema Verma Has a Proven Record of Success

Date: 03/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Trump’s nominee for CMS Administrator, Seema Verma.

Obamacare: a Direct Attack on the Middle Class

Date: 03/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding repealing and replacing failed Obamacare law.

Obama Regulations Unsustainable for America’s Students, Educators

Date: 03/08/2017
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.

Congratulations NKU Men's Basketball Team

Date: 03/08/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team for securing the Horizon League championship and earning a ticket to the NCAA tournament.

Senate Working to Protect Americans from Harmful Obama Regulations

Date: 03/07/2017
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.

Obamacare: Paying More For Less

Date: 03/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding the progress Congress has made on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

Providing Relief from Costly Obama Regulations

Date: 03/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding Senate work to roll back a costly Obama Administration ‘blacklisting’ regulation through the Congressional Review Act.

McConnell on Obamacare: The American People Need Help Now

Date: 03/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare.

McConnell: We Have a Historic Opportunity Before Us

Date: 03/01/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.

McConnell Comments on POTUS Address

Date: 02/28/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks regarding President Donald Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.

McConnell Comments on WOTUS

Date: 02/28/2017
U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following comments today regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to begin a formalized review of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.

McConnell Welcomes the President to the Capitol

Date: 02/28/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on Senate floor today regarding the president’s address to Congress, Judge Gorsuch and Obamacare.

Historic, Unprecedented and Harmful Obstruction

Date: 02/17/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Democratic obstruction of Cabinet nominees.

One of the Most Impressive Supreme Court Nominees We’ve Ever Seen

Date: 02/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch, the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Obamacare is Unsustainable

Date: 02/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the necessary repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

Pruitt is the Leader We Need at the EPA

Date: 02/16/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt.

Senate Stands Up For Constitutional Rights of the Disabled

Date: 02/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of more regulations put in place by the Obama Administration as well as the Senate’s upcoming confirmation vote on Rep. Mick Mulvaney for Director of the OMB.

McConnell Welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Date: 02/15/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, D.C.

Democrats Should Follow The ‘Ginsburg Standard,’ Not A ‘Double Standard’ in Considering Gorsuch Nom

Date: 02/13/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the need for cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in confirming the president’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch:.

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes Senator Luther Strange

Date: 02/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor welcoming Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

Leader McConnell Recognizes Senator Hatch, Longest-Serving Republican Senator

Date: 02/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history.

The Senate Needs to Confirm the President’s Nominees

Date: 02/09/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the need to confirm President Trump’s Cabinet, including Rep. Tom Price, MD, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary nominee.

McConnell on Sessions: Fair in Action. Bound to the Constitution. A Defender of Civil Rights.

Date: 02/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s upcoming vote to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Jeff Sessions: An Attorney General for All Americans

Date: 02/08/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming confirmation vote on Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

The President Deserves His Cabinet

Date: 02/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ unprecedented delay of the president’s Cabinet.

Obamacare: Flawed from the Start, Only Getting Worse

Date: 02/07/2017
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 Obamacare.

McConnell: The Supreme Court Seat Doesn’t Belong to Any President or Any Political Party

Date: 02/07/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding tonight’s Supreme Court announcement from President Trump.

Judge Gorsuch is a ‘Superbly Qualified Nominee’

Date: 02/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Judge Neil Gorsuch and the confirmation process.

McConnell: Democrats' Historic Obstruction

Date: 02/06/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Democrat obstruction of President Trump’s Cabinet and the importance of confirming Betsy DeVos to be next Education Secretary.

Gorsuch Has Received Widespread Acclaim from Both Sides of the Aisle

Date: 02/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the support Judge Neil Gorsuch has received from both Republicans and Democrats.

Congress Chips Away at Obama’s Job Killing Regs

Date: 02/02/2017
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

Helping Coal Families By Overturning Job-Killing Regulations

Date: 02/02/2017
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.

Gorsuch Has Received Widespread Acclaim from Both Sides of the Aisle

Date: 02/02/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the support Judge Neil Gorsuch has received from both Republicans and Democrats.

McConnell: Judge Gorsuch Has a Stellar Reputation and a Resume to Match

Date: 02/01/2017
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 nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Judge Neil Gorsuch #SCOTUS

Date: 01/31/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

The Senate Should Respect the Result of the Election

Date: 01/30/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination.

McConnell Leads Congressional Efforts to Overturn Obama’s Anti-Coal Reg

Date: 01/30/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor introducing his resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Obama Administration's “stream buffer rule” and to start providing relief to coal communities.

Senate, Judiciary Committee Leadership to Meet with President, Continue Consultation On SCO

Date: 01/24/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding upcoming meetings between Congress and the president.

McConnell: The American People are Ready for Solutions

Date: 01/23/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the challenges that President Trump is inheriting from the last administration.

McConnell Congratulates President Trump

Date: 01/20/2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating President Trump on his Inauguration, and outlining the status of Senate consideration of Cabinet nominations.

Calling on Congress to Provide Permanent Fix for Miners’ Health Care Benefits

Date: 01/17/2017
Senator McConnell introduces bill to protect health care benefits for retired coal miners

1/14/17 - Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) Delivers Weekly Republican Address on Obamacare

Date: 01/14/2017
Following this week’s congressional passage of legislation that puts ‘the tools in place to repeal Obamacare,” Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) delivers the Weekly Republican Address stating it’s time to put “…this failed law behind us and focus on making life easier for families.” Sen. Fischer goes on to say that the goal is “a long-term, sustainable solution that gives patients flexibility and choices in their coverage.… The American people deserve health care reform done the right way and for the right reasons.”

The Senate Now Has the Tools to Repeal Obamacare

Date: 01/12/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s passage of the Obamacare repeal resolution.

McConnell on Obamacare: We Must Act Quickly to Bring Relief to the American People

Date: 01/11/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s upcoming vote on Obamacare.

Obamacare Repeal Means Relief for Kentucky

Date: 01/10/2017
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 Obamacare and highlighting the impact on Kentucky.

McConnell: Jeff Sessions ‘Believes Strongly in the Rule of Law’

Date: 01/10/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the confirmation of presidential Cabinet nominees, including Jeff Sessions who is President-elect Trump’s intended nominee for Attorney General.

Obamacare Has Failed the American People

Date: 01/05/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failure of Obamacare.

The Horizon of a New Era

Date: 01/04/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the start of the new Congress.

Majority Leader McConnell Welcomes 115th Congress

Date: 01/03/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the opening of the 115th Congress.

12/31/16 Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivers GOP Weekly Addresss on increasing opportunity

Date: 12/31/2016
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivers the Weekly Republican Address highlighting the work of a Republican Congress on behalf of the nation and the opportunities ahead in the New Year after the American people voted for a new direction in November. "A Republican in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress present tremendous opportunity to make real progress,” said Sen. Gardner, who goes on to say, Republicans will “assume that responsibility with the promise that we’ll work hard to do everything that we can to deliver more opportunities to Americans tomorrow than they have today.”

12/17/16 Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) delivers GOP Weekly Address on Republicans helping the Middle Class

Date: 12/17/2016
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Republican efforts to address the concerns of hard-working Americans, saying “…Pennsylvanians told me: They want safe neighborhoods and schools. They want our country to be secure and strong. They want a growing economy that creates good jobs. Well, Pennsylvania is not alone.” Sen. Toomey goes on to explain how Senate Republicans have worked and will continue to work to advance an agenda to help improve the lives of middle-class families, saying, “[w]e heard you this fall. We are going to keep working for you. As the year comes to a close, it is a good time to remember that there is more that unites us than divides us as Americans.’”

Senate Needs to Complete Work on CR, WRDA

Date: 12/09/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the continuing resolution and Water Resources Development Act.

Majority Leader McConnell on the Retirement of Harry Reid

Date: 12/08/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the retirement of his long-time colleague Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Majority Leader McConnell Pays Tribute to Vice President Biden

Date: 12/07/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks today on the Senate floor recognizing Vice President Joe Biden and his years of service in the U.S. Senate, as a Senator from Delaware and as the Vice President of the United States.

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Date: 12/07/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today, December 7, 2016, in observance of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Four Important Items to Finish

Date: 12/07/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding legislative items to finish before the 114th Congress ends.

Kentucky & 21st Century Cures

Date: 12/06/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s upcoming final passage of the 21st Century Cures bill: "This bill, UK’s President says, reflects the ‘growing support from Congress for increased investment in research that addresses the compelling questions of our day.’...Cures is one example, he says, of how the university will be better equipped ‘to improve the lives of those in the Commonwealth.’"

21st Century Cures to Bolster Medical Innovation

Date: 12/06/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s upcoming final vote of the 21st Century Cures bill.

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures

Date: 12/05/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s upcoming vote on the 21st Century Cures Bill.

12/3/16 Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) delivers GOP Weekly Address on repealing and replacing Obamacare

Date: 12/03/2016
Senator John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY) delivers the Weekly Republican Address outlining the burdens of Obamacare and that in last month’s election, “Americans demanded accountability – and they voted for change.” In response, Sen. Barrasso explains, Republicans will quickly act to repeal and replace Obamacare so “Americans can look forward to getting the care that they need, from a doctor they choose at lower cost.”

Senate to Vote on Iran Sanctions

Date: 12/01/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the Senate’s upcoming vote on the Iran sanctions extension legislation.

21st Century Cures

Date: 12/01/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in support of the 21st Century Cures bill.

Honoring Chairman Rogers’ Distinguished Service on Approps Committee

Date: 12/01/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers’ service as Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations.

McConnell on Remaining Items in this Congress

Date: 11/30/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding remaining work before the 114th Congress comes to a close:.

McConnell on the Extension of the Iran Sanctions Act

Date: 11/29/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding extending sanctions against Iran.

Senate Begins Wrap-Up of 114th Congress

Date: 11/28/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s remaining work in 2016.

Thanksgiving 2016

Date: 11/22/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following video message in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24th.

11/19/16 - Senator-elect Todd Young (R-IN) Delivers GOP Weekly Address on Agenda for a Better Future

Date: 11/19/2016
Following the November elections, Senator-elect Todd Young (R-IN) delivers the Weekly Republican Address outlining how “Americans have chosen a new direction for our nation and it’s our duty to help deliver change that improves the lives of all Americans.” Senator-elect Young goes on to say, “our nation must come together as only Americans can. Our principled disagreements must not obscure our shared principles – our belief that every American is an asset to be realized, not a liability to be written off.”

McConnell: Important Work Ahead

Date: 11/17/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding remaining agenda items of the current Congress.

McConnell Grateful for Support of Colleagues and American People

Date: 11/16/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the 115th Congress.

McConnell Welcomes Senate Back to Work

Date: 11/15/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding wrapping up the 114th Congress.

Veterans Day

Date: 11/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks from his leadership office in the U.S. Capitol in observance of Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th.

McCONNELL: ‘CHANGE THE COURSE FOR AMERICA’

Date: 11/10/2016
At News Conference Wednesday, Nov. 9th, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Discussed President-Elect Trump and An Agenda to Move America Forward.

10/22/16 Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) delivers GOP Weekly Address on Obamacare

Date: 10/22/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) addresses the continuing consequences of Obamacare and how it is impacting families across North Carolina. “[T]here is now one – just one – insurer left on the Obamacare exchange in 95 out of 100 of our counties. To make matters worse, those same North Carolina families will also be hit with a nearly 25 percent premium increase hike next year.”

Obamacare: Promises vs Reality

Date: 10/12/2016
As Obamacare continues to devastate families across the nation, here’s a look back at some of President Obama’s most famous broken promises.

McConnell: Let’s Keep Working Together to Pass Critical Resources

Date: 09/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on funding for Zika, veterans and continuing government operations.

McConnell on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Date: 09/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today mourning the passing of Shimon Peres, the ninth president of Israel.

McConnell: We Cannot Afford to Wait Any Longer on Providing Critical Resources

Date: 09/27/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on funding for Zika, veterans and continuing government operations.

McConnell: We Should Pass the Fair and Clean CR

Date: 09/26/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on Zika/veterans funding, continuing government operations.

Bipartisan Cooperation Needed to Complete Senate’s Important Work

Date: 09/22/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding completing work on Zika/veterans funding, continuing government operations.

McConnell: The United States Must Live Up to Its Commitments

Date: 09/21/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in support of the United States commitment to assist Saudi Arabia in combating al Qaeda and ISIL.

McConnell: Obamacare’s Legacy is an Attack on the Middle Class

Date: 09/21/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on Senate Democrats doubling down on the failures of Obamacare.

McConnell: Ensuring the Safety of All Americans Remains Our Top Priority

Date: 09/19/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend.

McConnell Praises Infrastructure, Commerce Components of Water Resources Development Act

Date: 09/15/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today praising the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act.

McConnell Welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Date: 09/15/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor ahead of his meeting with Burmese State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today.

McConnell: Obamacare is a Direct Attack on the Middle Class

Date: 09/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on how Obamacare is hurting people across the country.

McConnell Provides Update on Zika, Veterans Funding

Date: 09/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today ahead of a meeting at the White House on legislation to responsibly fund the government.

9/11: 15 Years Later

Date: 09/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message regarding the 15th anniversary of 9/11

Inexcusable.

Date: 09/09/2016
McConnell: Inexcusable that Senate Democrats Continue to Block National Defense and Anti-Zika Efforts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor after Senate Democrats once again blocked the compromise conference report for anti-Zika efforts and support for our national defense, veterans.

McConnell Congratulates Kentuckian on Election as VFW Commander-In-Chief

Date: 09/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today congratulating Brian Duffy, of Louisville, Kentucky, for being elected commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

McConnell: Obamacare is failing the Middle Class

Date: 09/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the realities that Americans are facing because of Obamacare.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Stop Blocking Support for National Defense and Anti-Zika Efforts

Date: 09/06/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today encouraging Senate Democrats to stop blocking the compromise conference report for anti-Zika efforts and veterans funding, and the defense appropriations bill.

8/27/16 Sen. Lamar Alexander delivers GOP Weekly Address on the failures of Obamacare

Date: 08/27/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) addresses the continuing failure of Obamacare and, specifically, Tennessee’s exchange which the state’s insurance commissioner declares is “very near collapse.” Sen. Alexander went on to say, “What does ‘very near collapse’ mean in the real world? It means that this November, when Tennesseans are signing up for 2017 Obamacare plans, there will be fewer plans to choose from – and they’ll be much more expensive. That picture will be the same for many Americans across the country.”

8/13/16 Sen. Chuck Grassley delivers GOP Weekly Address on Judiciary Committee accomplishments

Date: 08/13/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) discusses his committee’s record of legislative success. Sen. Grassley explains: “Our committee's approach expanded access to justice, prioritized public safety, and demanded accountability from the bureaucracy. … collaborated to enact legislation to help communities heal the wounds of addiction,” and “worked to reduce the illicit market for sex trafficking.”

7/29/16 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) delivers GOP Weeky Address on the opioid crisis

Date: 07/30/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address and just over a week after the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery (CARA) Act was signed into law, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) lays out the importance of this legislation in fighting a nationwide opioid and prescription drug epidemic that has impacted people across his home state of Ohio. Sen. Portman, the lead sponsor of CARA, says: “Here’s the good news: earlier this month Congress passed a law that will actually make a difference. It is not a Republican or Democratic approach: we wrote it over three years based on real-world evidence of what works and what doesn’t work.”

Enrollment Ceremony for Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act

Date: 07/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan hosted today in the U.S. Capitol an enrollment ceremony for the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a legislative response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic devastating Kentucky and our nation. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act was signed today by Speaker Ryan and is now being sent to the President for his signature.

Republican Leadership Gets Senate Working for the American People

Date: 07/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding accomplishments Senate during the Republican Majority.

Senate Democrats Put Partisan Politics Before Veterans, Servicemembers, Families

Date: 07/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to support the authorization and funding for our national defense.

With Democrat Cooperation, Senate Can Pass Anti-Zika Efforts and Funding for Troops

Date: 07/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today encouraging Senate Democrats to stop blocking the compromise conference report for anti-Zika efforts and support for our veterans.

Senate Democrats’ Partisan Politics Blocks Critical anti-Zika Efforts, Support for Troops

Date: 07/13/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Democrats’ blocking anti-Zika efforts and support for our veterans.

Republican-Led Senate Works to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Keep Americans Safe

Date: 07/13/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) conference report, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, and the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

‘Truly a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic’

Date: 07/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and funding to support veterans, anti-Zika efforts.

McConnell on Memorial Service in Dallas

Date: 07/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today’s memorial service in Dallas, Texas.

Senate Has Opportunity to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Zika, Support Troops

Date: 07/11/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding this week’s legislative schedule.

7/9/16 Sen. Pat Toomey delivers GOP Weekly Address on Sanctuary Cities

Date: 07/09/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address and just over a year after the murder of Kate Steinle, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) discusses legislation the Senate considered this week, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, that would block a so-called Sanctuary City from receiving certain federal grants if it refuses to cooperate with federal immigration and law enforcement officials—even when trying to detain criminals. Sen. Toomey says, “Sanctuary cities impose terrible costs on our communities, on our country, including increased crime, and, tragically, lost lives like Kate Steinle’s. We should withhold some federal taxpayer dollars from these cities until they reverse course and start cooperating with federal immigration officials to prevent the release of these dangerous criminals.”

Now is the Time to Get Opioid Legislation to the President’s Desk

Date: 07/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Senate Democrats Block Bills That Would Help Protect Our Communities

Date: 07/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats voting to block the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act and Kate’s Law.

Senate Must Act Now on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Legislation

Date: 06/29/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan legislation to help prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout of Puerto Rico.

Senate Democrats Put Partisan Politics Over Women’s Health, Nation’s Veterans

Date: 06/29/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats voting to block important bipartisan funding measures to address Zika and support veterans.

The Terror Attack in Istanbul

Date: 06/29/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the terror attack in Istanbul, Turkey.

Senate Democrats Block Support for Veterans, Anti-Zika Efforts

Date: 06/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats voting to block important bipartisan funding measures to address Zika and support veterans.

Senate Must Pass Critical Veterans Funding, Anti-Zika Efforts

Date: 06/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to advance important bipartisan funding measures to address Zika and support veterans.

Senate Democrats Should Not Block Critical Veterans Funding, Anti-Zika Efforts

Date: 06/27/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to advance important bipartisan funding measures to address Zika and support veterans.

6/25/16 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) delivers GOP Weekly Address on national security

Date: 06/25/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), discusses the terrorist threats to the United States and the need for the President to lead a serious campaign to defeat ISIL, saying, “the Obama Administration needs to treat the threat posed by ISIL seriously and lead a campaign to defeat and not merely ‘contain’ the terrorist group…we face a threat at home and abroad from an ever capable al-Qai’da.” As Chairman of the of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Burr discusses recently hosting CIA Director John Brennan at a committee hearing, “Brennan testified before my committee and the American people about the growing threat of terrorism and how our intelligence community is challenged to protect us from attacks…Chillingly, the CIA Director predicted more attacks like those in San Bernardino and Orlando. He assessed that ISIL can draw on a ‘large cadre of western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks here in the west.’” Sen. Burr continued, “Director Brennan made it clear that ‘despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach.’ Even more worrisome, he assesses that as the pressures mount on ISIL, it will ‘intensify its global terror campaign.’”

McConnell Encourages Senate Democrats to Support Critical Veterans Funding, Anti-Zika Efforts

Date: 06/23/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to advance important bipartisan funding measures to address Zika and support veterans.

A Serious Moment That Calls For Serious Solutions

Date: 06/22/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President to lay out a credible plan to defeat ISIL.

Senators in Both Parties Should Work to Fight ISIL

Date: 06/21/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President to lay out a credible plan to defeat ISIL.

America Needs ‘Serious Solutions’ From the President to Defeat ISIL

Date: 06/20/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to votes regarding Republican-led efforts to fight terrorism.

Preventing ISIL-Inspired Attacks Requires Defeating ISIL

Date: 06/16/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President to lay out a credible plan to defeat ISIL. The following are Senator McConnell’s remarks as prepared for delivery.

Republican-Led Senate Continues Working on Bipartisan Efforts to Fight Terrorism

Date: 06/15/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President to lay out a credible plan to defeat ISIL.

Congress Working to Get Opioid Legislation to the President’s Desk Soon

Date: 06/15/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

McConnell: ‘We Need to Defeat, Not Contain, ISIL’

Date: 06/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging passage of the National Defense Authorization Act and the need to defeat ISIL.

McConnell Honors the Life of George Voinovich

Date: 06/13/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring the life of former Ohio U.S. Senator George Voinovich.

McConnell on Orlando Attack: We Won’t Back Down in the Face of Terrorism

Date: 06/13/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida and the need to defeat ISIL.

6/10/16 Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivers GOP Weekly Address on the bipartisan NDAA

Date: 06/11/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discusses the importance of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help support our troops and keep Americans safe. After a visit to the Terrorist Detention Facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sen. Gardner lays out why the NDAA is “essential to combating threats around the globe and protecting the homeland, which includes blocking the President from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States.” The Senate is set to vote on the legislation next week. As Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Sen. Gardner discusses his recent congressional trip to Asia, saying, “I met with government officials and military commanders and reaffirmed our shared values. We discussed the importance of U.S. leadership and strengthening our alliance with our allies in the region. It is more critical now than ever that the United States sends a strong signal that it is ready and willing to work with our allies in and across the Pacific—and our crucial NATO allies—to protect these rights.”

McConnell Encourages Senate to Pass Critical Measure to Support Troops and National Security

Date: 06/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

Passing NDAA Will Help Ensure Military Readiness and Keep Americans Safe

Date: 06/09/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

McConnell Welcomes Prime Minister of India to U.S. Capitol

Date: 06/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today welcoming Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, for his address to a joint session of Congress.

NDAA Will Help Keep Americans Safe, Prepare Country for Challenges

Date: 06/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

Republican-Led Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Support Economic Opportunity

Date: 06/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act, the first major environmental reform in two decades.

McConnell: ‘We Need to Ensure the American People Are Protected’

Date: 06/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

Pass Critical Measure to Support Servicemembers & Nat'l Security

Date: 06/06/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

McConnell Honors The Greatest

Date: 06/06/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.

5/28/16 Sen. Joni Ernst Delivers GOP Weekly Address On Memorial Day And America's Military

Date: 05/28/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), delivers a Memorial Day tribute honoring our nation’s fallen heroes, servicemembers, and veterans, including the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) from World War II. Sen. Ernst, the Senate’s first female combat veteran and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, discusses her efforts to recognize the service and sacrifice of the historic WASP women, “Unfortunately, these pioneers of aviation have long struggled to gain the recognition and honor they earned. With this in mind, I helped introduce bipartisan legislation along with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congresswomen Martha McSally and Susan Davis to ensure the WASP ashes could be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery…This Congress passed this legislation honoring these historic women and it is now law.” Sen. Ernst says, “Now, this Congress is getting to work on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation includes measures to make sure our men and women have access to the top equipment and training they need on the battlefield. The NDAA includes many critical provisions to help keep our military members safe so they do return home to their families.”

Memorial Day 2016

Date: 05/27/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following video today honoring the members of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day, May 30th.

Under Republican Leadership, Senate Does It’s Job for the American People

Date: 05/26/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments in the Republican Majority.

Senate Democrats Need to Stop Blocking Defense Bill

Date: 05/26/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

More Unaffordable Premium Increases Thanks to Obamacare

Date: 05/26/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare.

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Stop Delaying Defense Bill

Date: 05/25/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

Obamacare: Bad News, Premiums Spike for Americans

Date: 05/25/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare.

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

Date: 05/24/2016
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.

McConnell Praises Reauthorization of Adam Walsh Act

Date: 05/23/2016
The United States Senate passed the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act today. The legislation will bolster efforts to prevent future sexual assault crimes and help victims receive justice. It was sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and passed by a vote of 89-0.

Republican-Led Senate Advances Important Bipartisan Measures; Zika Work Continues

Date: 05/23/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate passage of appropriations bills to improve transportation and housing infrastructure and care for veterans.

Senate Squad: Legislative Achievements of the Republican-Led Senate

Date: 05/19/2016
A Senate Republican Conference video featuring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the legislative achievements of the Republican-led Senate. The video features the numerous, significant bipartisan accomplishments of the Republican-led Senate and the senators who championed them. #SquadGoals Listed in order of appearance: • Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) • John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act • Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement • Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Every Student Succeeds Act • Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 • Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 • John Thune (R-S.D.), Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 • Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015

Bipartisan Appropriations Process Continues in Republican-Led Senate

Date: 05/19/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding appropriations bills for improving care for veterans, transportation and housing infrastructure, and to help address Zika.

The Schumer Standard, Biden Rule, Mikva Mandate

Date: 05/18/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats’ ‘pretend hearing’ on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.

McConnell: Obamacare is No Laughing Matter for the Millions Who Suffer

Date: 05/18/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare’s continued attack on the Middle Class.

McConnell Honors National Police Week

Date: 05/16/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring law-enforcement officers in Kentucky and across the country who keep our communities safe.

5/14/16 Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) delivers GOP Weekly Address on President Obama's stagnant economy

Date: 05/14/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, discusses our nation’s lack of economic growth under the Obama Administration. “Our economy is stagnant...We can do so much better for America. But President Obama tells us differently. He lowers expectations by calling his very weak economic record the ‘new normal.” Sen. Sullivan says, “Strong economic growth made the United States the greatest country on earth. We have a moral imperative to recognize that we have experienced a lost decade of economic growth and opportunity, and we have to change this.”

McConnell on Obama Economy It’s Clear We Need a Change to Get America Moving Again

Date: 05/11/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate back to work for the American people.

McConnell Comments on Severe Weather in Western Ky.

Date: 05/11/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tornadoes in western Kentucky.

4/30/16 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivers GOP Weekly Address on the President's failed foreign policy

Date: 04/30/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, discusses the lack of leadership from President Obama in addressing the national security threats our country and world faces. “For seven years, we’ve watched peace hopes unravel time and time again under a President focused more on withdrawing than succeeding. What’s unfortunately clear is this President has no strategy to successfully reverse the tide of slaughter and mayhem.” Sen. McCain says the Obama Administration “has led America’s friends and foes around the world to distrust our word, question our resolve, and doubt our commitment.”

McConnell to Senate Democrats: ‘Do Your Job’

Date: 04/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats blocking the appropriations process with a filibuster: "It seems Democrats are more concerned with funding the acquisition of heavy water from Iran than funding water infrastructure here in America."

Obamacare Continues to Hurt Middle Class Families

Date: 04/27/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare.

After Passage of Bipartisan Energy Legislation, Senate Begins Consideration of Approps

Date: 04/21/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act and the Senate’s legislative and appropriations process being restored under Republican leadership.

Senate Notches More Accomplishments

Date: 04/20/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate action on the bipartisan FAA reauthorization and energy bills

4/16/16 Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivers weekly GOP address on Iran

Date: 04/16/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses defeating the threat from Iran and the president’s concessions to prop up his deal with Iran. “Americans are understandably fearful about their safety and security. But President Obama wants us to ‘chill out,’ Sen. Cotton says. “This parade of concessions must stop. And if the Obama Administration won’t act, the Congress—under Republican leadership—will.”

Senate Set to Pass More Bipartisan Bills

Date: 04/14/2016
.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act and the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

American People Will Be Heard On Supreme Court

Date: 04/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the United States Supreme Court vacancy.

Support American Jobs, Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill

Date: 04/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s action to advance the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act.

McConnell Pays Tribute to American Couple Killed in Terrorist Attack

Date: 04/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the deaths of Stephanie and Justin Shults during the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

4/2/16 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Delivers GOP Weekly Address

Date: 04/02/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses the terrorist threat to the United States and our allies and efforts to keep citizens safe at home. “The world in which we live is becoming increasingly dangerous and the number of extremists who wish to do us harm is growing. More troubling, their capabilities to do harm may soon outpace the Administration’s strategy of ‘containment,’” Sen. Burr says. “The President accurately stated last week that ‘ISIL poses a threat to the entire civilized world.’ Now it is time for our strategy to match that threat.”

3/19/16 Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The Supreme Court Vacancy

Date: 03/19/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), discusses why the American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice and the need for the Senate to continue its focus on bipartisan efforts to help hardworking Americans. ‘The President and Democratic leaders aren’t exactly thrilled with giving the American people a voice. And contrary to their claims, the Senate is doing its job and fulfilling its constitutional obligation by deferring consent in order to let the people’s voice be heard,’ Sen. Tillis says. ‘Both sides can respectfully agree to disagree, but it’s now time to move on to address the many pressing challenges facing our nation.’

McConnell On Supreme Court Nomination

Date: 03/16/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today following the President’s announcement of his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court.

Protect American Families from Increased Food Labeling

Date: 03/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate legislation addressing the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO).

GOP Building on Bipartisan Accomplishments for Americans

Date: 03/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding accomplishments under the Republican Senate Majority.

Democrats’ War on Coal Continues

Date: 03/14/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding national democrats’ continued assault on Kentucky coal miners, their families, and their jobs.

Senate Set to Continue Accomplishments Under the New Majority

Date: 03/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the vote on the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and regarding the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic

Date: 03/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released today a video message following the Senate passage of the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Bipartisan Bill will be ‘Big Step’ in Combating Opioid Epidemic

Date: 03/09/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

McConnell Encourages Senate to Move Forward in Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Date: 03/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the cloture vote on the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Honoring the Life of First Lady Nancy Reagan

Date: 03/07/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring former First Lady, Nancy Davis Reagan.

3/5/16 Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Delivers GOP Weekly Address on CARA and the Opioid Epidemic

Date: 03/05/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), a lead sponsor of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), discusses the impact the bipartisan legislation would have in helping address the nation’s opioid epidemic. ‘For the past few years, I’ve been working to bring attention to the heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic that is impacting my state and communities nationwide. This is a life or death issue,’ Sen. Ayotte says. ‘CARA will be a significant step forward in the federal response to this epidemic and will support local efforts to tackle this problem. CARA will provide additional support to first responders and law enforcement…’ The Senate will vote on CARA next week.

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Address Drug Epidemic in KY & Nation

Date: 03/03/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

McConnell Reiterates to President

Date: 03/02/2016
McConnell Reiterates to President the American People Will Be Heard, Senate Will Observe ‘Biden Rule’ U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding yesterday’s Supreme Court vacancy discussion with the President: "This is something the American people should decide. President Obama still has every right to nominate someone on his way out the door. The Senate also has every right to withhold its consent. That’s what the ‘Biden Rule’ reminds us this election year."

Pass the Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Date: 03/02/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding his discussion with the President on the nation’s drug epidemic and bipartisan legislation to help address this national crisis.

Bipartisan Bill Would Help Combat the Opioid, Heroin Epidemic

Date: 02/29/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan efforts in the Senate to address the nation’s prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.

Bipartisan Efforts to Address Opioid Epidemic, Help Families Impacted

Date: 02/25/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the efforts in the Senate to address the nation’s opioid epidemic and its impact on Kentucky.

Honoring the Selma Foot Soldiers

Date: 02/24/2016
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the Selma Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches. The following are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

POTUS Must Follow Laws He Signed Prohibiting Transfer of Gitmo Terrorists to U.S.

Date: 02/24/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s announcement on the secure terrorist-detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Consider VP Biden’s Words on Supreme Court Vacancy

Date: 02/24/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding “The Biden Rules” for a Supreme Court vacancy.

Prohibition Remains Against POTUS Sending Gitmo Terrorists to U.S.

Date: 02/24/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the secure detention facility in Guantanamo.

Senate to Vote on Confirmation of FDA Nominee

Date: 02/24/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today regarding the Senate vote to confirm Robert Califf to be the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

McConnell Delivers Tribute Honoring the Life of Justice Scalia

Date: 02/22/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today honoring United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

2/20/16 Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Delivers GOP Weekly Address On North Korea

Date: 02/20/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, discusses the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act. The bipartisan legislation would add to our nation’s ability to hold North Korea accountable for its growing aggression. ‘My bill is a tough rebuke of Kim Jung Un and a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward North Korea,’ Sen. Gardner says, ‘The goal of this bill is simple: to quell North Korea’s aggression, peacefully disarm the regime, and restore human rights.’ The North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act recently passed Congress and President Obama signed it into law on Thursday, February 18th.

Prepare the Nation’s Defenses Now

Date: 02/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the bipartisan North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act and addressing America’s foreign policy challenges.

SCOTUS Order Latest Sign President Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs Are Illegal

Date: 02/10/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of President Obama’s so-called “Clean” Power Plan.

McConnell Urges Senate to Move Bipartisan Energy Bill Forward

Date: 02/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act.

McConnell Expects Admin Zika Briefing to Provide Answers on Plans to Protect Americans

Date: 02/08/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Sec. Burwell’s upcoming Zika virus briefing.

McConnell Honors the Life of Marlow Cook

Date: 02/04/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today honoring the life of former Kentucky U.S. Senator Marlow Cook upon his passing Thursday, February 04, 2016.

McConnell Urges Senate Dems to Advance Bipartisan Energy Bill

Date: 02/04/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act.

McConnell Congratulates the USO on 75th Anniversary

Date: 02/04/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today commemorating the 75th anniversary of the USO.

McConnell Urges Continued Cooperation on Bipartisan Energy Bill

Date: 02/03/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

McConnell Talks About Zika Virus & Opioid Epidemic

Date: 02/03/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, to the Senate for a bipartisan briefing on Zika virus response efforts. Senator McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Zika virus.

Bipartisan Energy Bill Would Strengthen National Security

Date: 02/02/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

Prepare Country for Energy Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 02/01/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act, which would prepare our country for energy challenges and opportunities.

Bipartisan Energy Bill Would Modernize America’s Energy Policies

Date: 01/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

Broad, Bipartisan Energy Legislation

Date: 01/28/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

1/23/16 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On A Broad Bipartisan Energy Bill

Date: 01/23/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, discusses the Energy Policy Modernization Act, the first broad bipartisan energy legislation to be considered by the Senate since 2007. This bill ‘will help America produce more energy,’ Senator Murkowski says, ‘It will help Americans pay less for energy. And it will firmly establish America as a global energy superpower.’

McConnell Outlines Broad Bipartisan Energy Legislation

Date: 01/21/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan legislation.

No Political Test for Federal Contracts

Date: 01/20/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s reported ‘Enemies List’ regulation.

McConnell Urges to Move Forward on the American SAFE Act

Date: 01/20/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act: "This bipartisan bill would allow Washington to… ensure it has the correct policies and security screenings in place before moving ahead with the refugee program for Iraq and Syria."

McConnell Comments on President’s Final State of The Union Address

Date: 01/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commented following President Obama’s State of the Union Address and spoke to the importance of hosting a Kentucky coal miner as his guest tonight.

POTUS Should Move Beyond the Failed Policies of the Past

Date: 01/12/2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s State of the Union tonight.

1/09/16 - Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On American Energy

Date: 01/09/2016
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) urges the President to use his State of the Union Address to the Nation to lay out how ‘…he will unleash the creativity and drive of the American people.’ Hoeven goes on to say that the United States needs to compete in the global energy arena as a means of combating terrorism. ‘And ISIL is relying upon the sale of oil and gas to fund its brutal terrorist activities in the Middle East and beyond. Part of defeating ISIL will include militarily denying them oil revenues which they are using to fund their operations.’

12/14/15 Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) delivers GOP Christmas Address

Date: 12/24/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho delivers a holiday message that recognizes the importance of service to others and thanks the men and women who strive to keep our nation and its citizens safe, both at home and abroad. ‘Thank you, to all our first responders and law enforcement officers who serve in the face of evil,” says Crapo. “And to the men and women of our military, many of whom are far from home right now missing their families and the joys of this holiday season, we thank you.’ The Weekly Republican Address is available in both audio and video format and is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, December 24, 2015.

12/19/15 Sen. Mitch McConnell delivers Weekly GOP Address on 2015 Senate legislative accomplishments

Date: 12/19/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previews the significant legislative accomplishments of the Senate this year under new Republican leadership – from passing a balanced budget for the first time in 14 years and landmark education reform for the first time in a dozen years to passage of the first long-term transportation bill in a decade and the lifting of a 40-year ban on energy exports. ‘Many issues languished in the old Senate for years,’ says McConnell. ‘Some were assumed to be too difficult for any Senate majority to address. But the Republican Senate you elected, working with the men and women who stand up for you in the House of Representatives, tackled each of them—and the President signed most into law.’

Sine Die: Senate Adjourns

Date: 12/18/2015
Before the Senate adjourned, Senator McConnell said a few words of thanks.

Bipartisan Funding and Tax Relief Legislation

Date: 12/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan omnibus and tax relief legislation, which will strengthen our economy and strengthen our national security.

150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment’s Ratification

Date: 12/09/2015
The U.S. Senate held a ceremony today commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery. The following are Leader McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

Edu Bill a Bipartisan, Reformist Replacement for No Child Left Behind

Date: 12/07/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding bi-partisan education reform.

President’s Oval Office Address ‘A Missed Opportunity’

Date: 12/07/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s insufficient plan to defeat ISIL.

Promise Kept: Senate Passes Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Date: 12/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding passage of Obamacare repeal legislation. Bill Passed 52-47

Long-term Highway Bill Accomplished under GOP Leadership

Date: 12/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments.

Senate Will Vote Today on Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Date: 12/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act: "Americans are living with the consequences of this broken law and its broken promises every day. Its negative effects are often felt in the most personal and visceral ways. And Americans are tired of being condescended to."

Another Senate Bipartisan Achievement

Date: 12/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments: "The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is another important step forward for our country. It’s another example of what we can achieve in a new Congress that’s back to work for the American people."

Obamacare – A Direct Attack on America’s Middle Class

Date: 12/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the pitfalls of Obamacare: "Obamacare is a direct attack on the Middle Class of our country. It’s a partisan law that puts ideology before people, that hurts many of the very Americans it was supposed to help."

Growing List of Senate Accomplishments

Date: 12/01/2015
The U.S. Senate Continues to Add to Growing List of Accomplishments For American Families

Senate Set to Begin Debate on Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Date: 12/01/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare repeal.

McConnell Highlights Bipartisan Senate Accomplishments

Date: 11/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate accomplishments.

Failures of President’s Power Plan

Date: 11/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s costly power plan.

11/26/15 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) delivers GOP Thanksgiving Message

Date: 11/26/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Mike Lee of Utah delivers a Thanksgiving message that pays tribute to the men and women in uniform who protect our nation, the millions of volunteers who care for those less fortunate at food banks, senior centers and homeless shelters, and the moms and dads who provide loving and supportive homes for their children. Americans, he says, have much to be thankful for. “I know it’s going to take hard work to overcome the problems besetting our economy,” says Lee. “But the American people never shrink from our greatest challenges. We always confront them, head on. In America freedom has never meant ‘you’re on your own.’ For us, freedom means, and has always meant, ‘we’re all in this together.’”

Happy Thanksgiving

Date: 11/24/2015

Obama Should Hit Pause Button on Refugee Entries

Date: 11/19/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Syrian refugees.

President Warned Not to Skirt Law

Date: 11/19/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Guantanamo terrorists.

Bill to Fund America’s Transportation & Housing Infrastructure

Date: 11/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, as the Senate opens debate on bill today.

Against President Sending GITMO Terrorists to US

Date: 11/17/2015
Senator McConnell comments during a media stakeout in the U.S. Capitol.

Syrian Refugees

Date: 11/17/2015
Senator McConnell comments during a media stakeout in the U.S. Capitol.

Mikulski’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Date: 11/17/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Recent Elections in Burma

Date: 11/17/2015
Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my friend, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and her National League for Democracy party for their great victory. It was truly a remarkable achievement."

Senate Considers Measures to Block Obama Admin’s Anti Coal Regs

Date: 11/17/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the President’s EPA regulations.

The Attacks in Paris

Date: 11/17/2015
"We, the 100 men and women of the United States Senate, send our sincere condolences to the people of France. From across the Atlantic, Americans send condolences to the victims, to their families, and to first responders."

11/14/15 Sen. Steve Daines delivers Weekly GOP Address on repealing Obamacare

Date: 11/14/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Steve Daines of Montana says Senate Republicans are working to protect Americans from rising health care costs under Obamacare, and to make sure that families receive the quality health care they deserve. Noting that the Senate will be voting soon to repeal the unpopular health care law, Daines says Republicans will work to replace Obamacare with state-led solutions that put patients back in the center of the health equation. “When the federal government takes over our health care system and puts the whims of Washington bureaucrats over the needs of hardworking American families, prices go up and the quality of care goes down,” says Daines. “After five years of seeing President Obama’s experiment with Americans’ health care result in failure and embarrassment, the American people know that it’s time to stop putting more Band-Aids on something that’s so far beyond repair.”

Against President Sending Guantanamo Terrorists to U.S.

Date: 11/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act.

Senate to Vote on VA & Military Construction Funding

Date: 11/10/2015
"It’s obvious why our veterans deserve this bill now. So let’s not wait a moment longer. Let’s pass this important legislation today. The men and women who’ve worn our uniform have had to wait long enough for it already."

Veterans Day 2015

Date: 11/10/2015
"Of course there’s much more to be done. Veterans deserve the very best, and the V.A. crisis will not be resolved easily or quickly. But working together, there’s a lot we can do for the men and women who risk their all for their country."

McConnell Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu to DC

Date: 11/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to Washington, D.C.

Rising Costs, Broken Promises of Obamacare

Date: 11/05/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare.

Senate Will Vote Today on Bill to Overturn Administration’s Indefensible Waterways Regulati

Date: 11/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senator Ernst’s resolution of disapproval on the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule.

Senate to Consider Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill

Date: 11/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding defense appropriations

McConnell Congratulates Governor-Elect Bevin

Date: 11/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today congratulating Governor-elect Matt Bevin and other incoming officeholders on their wins last night.

McConnell Congratulates Senator Grassley on 12,000th Vote

Date: 11/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today marking the 12,000th vote of Senator Grassley.

Senate Measure to Halt Administration’s Cynical Waterways Reg

Date: 11/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.

10/31/15 Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Delivers Weekly GOP Address on Energy Policy

Date: 10/31/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski outlines legislation awaiting floor consideration that would save energy, promote innovation, invest in critical infrastructure and boost America’s energy trade. “Republicans hope that President Obama will start working with Congress on policies like these that can draw bipartisan support,” she says. Alaska’s senior senator also takes the Obama Administration to task for blocking opportunities in her home state and elsewhere to produce American energy for the nation and the world. “The EPA and other agencies are issuing a barrage of regulations that will have limited environmental benefit, but will absolutely reduce our ability to produce energy here at home,” Murkowski says. She adds: “There is no reason why our energy policy should be so divisive. And that’s why I am working hard to forge bipartisan consensus on policies that will keep energy affordable and abundant, even as it becomes cleaner and cleaner.”

Senator McConnell Congratulates Speaker Paul Ryan

Date: 10/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks today on the Senate floor welcoming the election of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Fiscal Agreement to Ensure Safety, Preparedness of American Troops

Date: 10/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the two-year fiscal agreement.

Senator McConnell Honors Speaker John Boehner

Date: 10/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today honoring Speaker of the House John A. Boehner (R-OH) and his service in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senate floor remarks regarding 2-year fiscal agreement

Date: 10/28/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the two year fiscal agreement which includes Social Security reform, more funding for our troops, and does not hike taxes.

Bipartisan Group Measures to Stop Obama Admin’s Job Killing Regs

Date: 10/27/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding measures to overturn the Administration’s job killing regulations on coal-fired plants.

Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bill

Date: 10/27/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

McConnell Introduces Measure to Overturn EPA’s Regulation on Coal Plants

Date: 10/27/2015
Earlier today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor about his measure designed to stop the Obama Administration from imposing its anti-coal regulation on new coal-fired plants. "Senators in both parties are saying enough is enough...It’s the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them."

WCPO-TV news report on Protecting Our Infants Act

Date: 10/23/2015
WCPO-TV in northern Kentucky reports on Senator McConnell's bipartisan bill, the Protecting Our Infants Act, which will address the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and infants suffering from opioid withdrawal.

Burmese Election Must Show Commitment to Democracy

Date: 10/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding democratic elections in Burma.

Congressional Ceremony Honoring the Monuments Men

Date: 10/22/2015
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the Monuments Men. The following are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

Bipartisan Cyber Bill Would Help Protect Privacy of Americans

Date: 10/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

President’s Veto of Defense Bill Is Unacceptable, McConnell Says

Date: 10/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s partisan veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

McConnell Bill to Address Prenatal Addiction & Infant Opioid Withdrawal

Date: 10/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that his legislation to address the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and infants suffering from opioid withdrawal passed the U.S. Senate. Senator McConnell introduced the Protecting Our Infants Act earlier this year with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Collapse of KY Health Co-op Emblematic of Obamacare

Date: 10/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the collapse of the Kentucky health Co-op.

Cyber Bill Is ‘strong, transparent, & bipartisan,’ McConnell Says

Date: 10/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

Addressing Our Nation's Drug Epidemic

Date: 10/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding his bipartisan legislation and the President’s announcement to address our nation’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

Senate to Vote on Legislation that Includes Kate’s Law

Date: 10/20/2015
Senate to Vote Today on Legislation that Includes Kate’s Law, Addresses Sanctuary Cities and Additional Law Enforcement Protections U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act.

10/17/15- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Delivers Weekly Republican Address On Penalizing Sanctuary Cities

Date: 10/17/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania previews legislation on the Senate floor next week that would penalize ‘sanctuary’ cities – municipalities that forbid local police from cooperating with federal immigration officials when dealing with illegal immigrants. The Stop Sanctuary Policies Act would also provide additional protections to law enforcement and crack down on repeat illegal border crossers and violent felons, a provision known as Kate’s Law. “Under this common sense legislation, sanctuary cities that refuse to follow the law will lose certain federal funds if they maintain these harmful policies, and repeat illegal border crossers and violent felons will face stiffer sentences,’ said Toomey. ‘Our bill gets at both parts of the problem: cities that undermine our immigration laws and illegal aliens that repeatedly disregard our immigration laws and endanger all Americans.”

Senate to Consider Legislation That Would Penalize ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

Date: 10/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act.

WFIE-TV: McConnell Helps Kentucky Families with Adoptions

Date: 10/09/2015
WFIE-TV in Owensboro, Ky. reports on Senator Mitch McConnell's efforts in assisting Kentucky families adopting children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Senate to Consider Energy Security & Water Infrastructure Funding Bill

Date: 10/08/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in support of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

In a Dangerous World, It’s ‘Essential’ President Sign, Not Veto, Defense Bill

Date: 10/07/2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today in urging the President to sign the National Defense Authorization Act

Adoptive Family Relief Act

Date: 10/07/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Adoptive Family Relief Act. The bill passed the Senate in July with unanimous consent. Today, Senator McConnell praised the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation yesterday.

10/3/15 Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) delivers Weekly GOP Address on excessive federal regulations

Date: 10/03/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming says the Obama Administration is saddling the nation with thousands of costly and burdensome regulations that are driven more by ideology than practicality. In the past six years, the administration has issued more than 2,500 new regulations that are expected to cost the American economy a staggering $680 billion. “You might ask, what do Americans get for all this time and money? One of EPA’s rules on power plants would cost as much as $2,400 for every $1 in direct benefits. This imbalance is a big reason why Americans’ wages have been stagnant since President Obama took office,” says Barrasso.

Senate Passes Congressman Guthrie’s PACE Act

Date: 10/01/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate passage of the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. The legislation now goes to the President’s desk for his signature.

Don’t Block Funding for America’s Veterans

Date: 10/01/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Democrats to support the national defense authorization bill and funding for Veterans Affairs.

Funding for Military and Veterans up Next in Senate

Date: 09/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to support funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

Funding Support for Military and Veterans

Date: 09/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to stop filibustering the annual appropriations bills.

McConnell Honors Congressman Whitfield on the Senate Floor

Date: 09/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY-01) announcing his retirement following the end of his term.

Senate Set to Pass Funding Bill

Date: 09/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR).

Democrat Filibusters on Spending Bills

Date: 09/28/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR).

Speaker Boehner: ‘Country and Institution before Self’

Date: 09/25/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the retirement of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Sen. McConnell comments on Pope's visit

Date: 09/24/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier today welcomed Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol. Following His Holiness’ address during a Joint Meeting of Congress, Senator McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor

McConnell Welcomes Pope Francis to the Capitol

Date: 09/24/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today released a video message welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol where His Holiness will address a Joint Meeting of Congress.

Senate CR Would Fund Government, Not Planned Parenthood

Date: 09/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government while protecting women’s health.

Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Date: 09/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

9/19/15 Sen. Capito (R-WV) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The President's Deal With Iran

Date: 09/19/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia says President Obama had an opportunity to use the leverage created by international sanctions to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program, but instead he settled for a nuclear agreement that doesn’t meet the goals the President himself set out. ‘He had an opportunity to show leadership and restore our standing in the world. Yet, instead this is a deal that fails to meet even the administration’s own objectives. Because the President operated from a position of concession and not of strength, the American people are left with a bad deal,’ says Capito.

McConnell Amendment Links Recognition Of Israel, Release Of Prisoners To Sanctions Relief

Date: 09/16/2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that after Democrats again blocked an up-or-down vote on President Obama's deal with Iran, he would force a vote on a new amendment. The amendment would require Iran to recognize Israel and free all American prisoners before sanctions could be lifted.

McConnell Urges Senate Dems Not to Block Vote to Stop Iran Deal

Date: 09/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s deal with Iran.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Date: 09/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Joseph Ponder, who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday/

Senate Democrats Filibuster to Protect President’s Iran Deal

Date: 09/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following prepared remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Democrats’ filibuster of the resolution of disapproval:

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats Not to Block a Vote on President’s Iran Deal

Date: 09/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to allow a vote on the President’s deal with Iran.

McConnell Lays Out Case Against President’s Iran Nuclear Deal

Date: 09/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s deal with Iran.

9/5/15 Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Delivers GOP Weekly Address on President Obama's Iran Deal

Date: 09/05/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania previews the upcoming Senate debate on the President’s Iran nuclear deal. Next week, the Senate will debate a resolution to disapprove of the President’s Iran deal. ‘And this deal would give Iran the capacity to inflict harm in much more destructive ways than it is currently able to do. This deal will make military conflict more likely, not less,’ Says Senator Toomey.

8.22.15 Sen. John Thune (R-SD) Delivers GOP Weekly Address on Getting Congress Working Again

Date: 08/22/2015
Eight months into the Republican-led Congress, Republicans have changed the way Washington operates, U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says in the Weekly Republican Address. From passage of a balanced budget and major trade legislation to approval of a highway funding bill and historic education reform, Republicans have brought both parties together to solve many of the challenges facing American families, Thune says. “In all, we‘ve passed more than 80 bills to grow our economy, protect our nation’s citizens, strengthen our security, and reform government. And we’re just getting started,” says Thune, who is chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Republican Conference.

8/8/15 - Sen. Bob Corker Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Pres. Obama's Iran Deal

Date: 08/08/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee previews the upcoming Senate debate on the President’s Iran deal. When the Senate reconvenes in September, it will consider a resolution to disapprove of the President’s Iran nuclear deal. ‘The real decision for lawmakers isn’t this deal or war,’ says Corker, which is how the President frames the debate. ‘The real decision is whether Congress believes this deal is in our national interest.’

McConnell Offers Path Forward on Cyber Legislation

Date: 08/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today offering a UC agreement on the cybersecurity bill.

McConnell Calls for Debate on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Date: 08/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today outlining the September debate on the President’s Iran Deal.

Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bill Would Help Defeat Cyberattacks

Date: 08/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging cooperation on the bipartisan Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

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

Date: 08/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding legislation that would redirect federal Planned Parenthood funds.

Sen. McConnell Comments on Pres. Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan

Date: 08/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan

Senate Set to Pass a Multi Year, Bipartisan and Fiscally Responsible Highway Bill

Date: 07/30/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan DRIVE Act.

Senate’s Fiscally Responsible, Bipartisan Highway Bill Headed for Passage

Date: 07/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan multi-year highway bill.

Legislation to Preserve Women’s Health Funding, Not Planned Parenthood

Date: 07/29/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Planned Parenthood defunding legislation.

Senate Moves towards Passage of Bipartisan, Multi Year Highway Bill

Date: 07/28/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan DRIVE Act.

Senate Nears Completion of Fiscally Responsible, Multi Year Highway Bill

Date: 07/27/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan DRIVE Act:

7/25/15 Sen. James Inhofe Delivers GOP Address on the DRIVE Act

Date: 07/25/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma says that after years of unsatisfactory short-term spending bills to fund America’s roads, bridges and highways, the Senate is now considering a long-term solution that will allow states to pursue critically needed transportation projects throughout the country. With 54 percent of America’s major roads rated poor or mediocre, and one in four bridges requiring significant repair, states need the certainty that federal funds will be available to tackle long-term transportation and infrastructure projects. “With the DRIVE Act, we can rebuild Eisenhower’s vision, fight growing congestion, and maintain the mobility of good and services necessary to move our economy forward,” says Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

McConnell Calls on Administration to Release IAEA Iran Nuclear Side Agreement

Date: 07/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran.

Transportation Bill Would Fund Roads, Highways, Bridges Without Raising Taxes or Increasing

Date: 07/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan transportation bill.

Obama Administration Carries Burden of Proof on Iran Nuclear Debate

Date: 07/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran.

States Will Get More Flexibility, Certainty Under Long Term Hwy Bill

Date: 07/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Drive Act.

Flags Lowered at U.S. Capitol in Honor of the Service Members Killed in TN

Date: 07/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the flags at the U.S. Capitol. At the direction of the Speaker and Leader McConnell, the flags are flying at half-staff out of respect for the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

McConnell, Boxer Announce Agreement on Hwy Bill

Date: 07/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Drive Act.

McConnell remarks on passage of Bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act

Date: 07/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell comments on the Senate passage of the bipartisan education reform bill.

Senate Headed Towards Passage of Landmark Edu Reform Bill

Date: 07/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging passage of the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act.

Senate Passes McConnell Cosponsored Bill to Assist Families Adopting Children from DRC

Date: 07/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments regarding Senate passage of the Adoptive Family Relief Act – legislation he cosponsored to provide meaningful financial relief to families adopting children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

McConnell Addresses Kentucky Flooding on Senate Floor

Date: 07/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the severe flooding in Kentucky:

McConnell Promises Full Senate Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

Date: 07/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Debate Advances on Bipartisan Education Reform Bill

Date: 07/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act.

Key Question on Iran Nuke Deal: Does it Leave America and Its Allies Safer?

Date: 07/14/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding the Obama Administration's nuclear agreement with Iran.

7/11/15 Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Delivers GOP Address on the Every Child Achieves Act

Date: 07/11/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee makes the case for passage of a major education reform bill now under consideration in the United States Senate. Designed to fix problems with the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, the bipartisan legislation would continue measurements of academic progress of students but restore to states, school districts, classroom teachers and parents the responsibility for deciding what to do about improving student achievement. “This change should produce fewer tests for our students and more appropriate ways to measure their achievement,” says Alexander, author of the legislation and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “It is the most effective plan to advance higher state academic standards, better teaching, and real accountability.”

Outcome of Fall Elections Will Signal State of Political Reform in Burma

Date: 07/09/2015
.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding Burma.

Senate Working Towards Passage of Every Child Achieves Act

Date: 07/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act.

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act

Date: 07/08/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding bipartisan education reform.

Bipartisan Education Bill Debate Further Confirmation That Senate Is Back to Work

Date: 07/07/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding the functioning Senate and the Every Child Achieves Act.

6/27/15 Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Delivers GOP Address on Funding America's Military

Date: 06/27/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator John Boozman of Arkansas talks about the importance of funding America’s military, despite efforts by Senate Democrats to hold the Fiscal Year 2016 defense spending bill hostage in an effort to get more money for agencies that have abused their power, such as the IRS. “Unfortunately, Senate Democrats are working to stop funding these priorities that will keep the men and women of our military safe, protect our nation against security threats, and help us fight violence around the world, ”says Boozman, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This strategy to avoid Senate debate of the Defense Appropriations bill risks serious damage to our national and global security.”

PTSD Awareness Day

Date: 06/26/2015
“Saturday, June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. Sadly, post-traumatic stress disorder is an affliction that touches too many of our veterans. “Raising awareness of PTSD and combatting the myths and misinformation that surround it are incredibly important. There are effective treatments for PTSD, and all of us can do a few simple things in honor of PTSD Awareness Day. “First, we can learn more about PTSD by getting the facts on the condition and its treatment. “We can also reach out to someone who might have PTSD or be at risk, particularly among the veteran community. “And finally, we can pass along what we learn to others, to continue to raise awareness. “So I hope Americans will take action this PTSD Awareness Day to shed some light on an often misunderstood condition, and hopefully to reach out to someone in need.”

Passage of Trade Promotion Bill Underscores Congress Is Back to Work for the American People

Date: 06/25/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the passage of bipartisan trade legislation.

McConnell on the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

Date: 06/25/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell:

U.S. Senator for South Carolina Tim Scott

Date: 06/23/2015
Senator Tim Scott joins Senate Majority Leader McConnell at GOP leadership press stakeout in the U.S. Capitol today.

McConnell Lauds the Advancement of Trade Promotion Authority

Date: 06/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the vote to advance bipartisan trade legislation.

McConnell Urges Senate Support on Trade Bill Vote Today

Date: 06/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan trade legislation.

After Long White House Delay, Senate Ready to Confirm New TSA Administrator

Date: 06/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the nomination of Vice Admiral Neffenger.

McConnell Optimistic Trade Bills Will Reach President’s Desk This Week

Date: 06/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging continued bipartisan cooperation on trade.

McConnell Outlines Path Forward on Trade

Date: 06/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the way forward on trade.

Support the Troops, Don’t Block the Defense Funding Bill

Date: 06/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Democrats to support defense funding.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Charleston Tragedy

Date: 06/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragic shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.

Senator McConnell's Remarks at Senate Approps Cmte Markup

Date: 06/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks today at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Allow Debate and Vote on Defense Spending Bill

Date: 06/17/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging bipartisan support for the defense authorization and appropriations bills.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Support Nation’s Military, Not Washington Bureaucrats

Date: 06/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats not to filibuster defense authorization legislation.

McConnell to Senate Democrats: Don’t Hold Defense Bill Hostage to Partisan Politics

Date: 06/15/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding defense authorization legislation.

6/13/15 Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Delivers GOP Address on funding the troops & the NDAA bill

Date: 06/13/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri talks about the importance of funding for our troops and their families, and the need to pass bipartisan legislation under consideration in the Senate, despite a threatened, inexplicable presidential veto threat. The President and Democrat leaders in the Senate oppose the troop funding bill unless Congress increases spending for Washington bureaucracies such as the IRS first. ‘We can spend all the time we want talking about other priorities and all the other things we should be doing, but almost every American and an overwhelming number of Missourians, agree with me: the most important role of the federal government is to do the one thing we sure can’t do by ourselves – defend our country.’ says Blunt, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

McConnell Calls for Passage of Senate Cybersecurity Measure

Date: 06/11/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan cybersecurity measure.

Senate Democrats’ Plans for ‘Filibuster Summer’ Would Hold America’s Military Hostage

Date: 06/11/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to support American troops.

Obamacare: Broken Promises, Higher Costs, Massive Failures

Date: 06/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the negative effects of Obamacare on the Middle Class.

Senate to Consider Bipartisan Cybersecurity Measure as part of Defense Bill

Date: 06/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a bipartisan cybersecurity amendment as part of the defense authorization bill.

McConnell: Don’t Hold Bipartisan Defense Bill Hostage

Date: 06/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding defense authorization legislation.

Rising Premiums, Costs Continue to Plague Obamacare

Date: 06/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare.

McConnell Outlines Challenges, Opportunities Facing Burma in 2015

Date: 06/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Burma.

Obamacare: Skyrocketing Costs, Broken Promises, Repeated Failures

Date: 06/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the burdensome costs of Obamacare.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats Not to Play Partisan Politics with Defense Bill

Date: 06/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging cooperation on the defense bill.

Boone County Judge-Executive opening statement at Senate Hearing

Date: 06/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore at the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing on the Environment Protection Agency’s ozone rule. CJE Moore made the following opening statement.

McConnell introduces Boone CJE at Senate Hearing on EPA Ozone Rule

Date: 06/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore at the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing on the Environment Protection Agency’s ozone rule. He made the following remarks at the hearing.

McConnell Opposes Bill that Weakens Counter Terrorism Tools

Date: 06/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the USA Freedom Act.

McConnell Calls for ‘Sensible Improvements’ to House Passed FISA Bill

Date: 06/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging members to support FISA amendments.

McConnell Urges Adoption of Amendments to Improve House Passed FISA Bill

Date: 06/01/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding FISA amendments.

5/30/15 Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) Delivers GOP Address on the National Defense Authorization Act

Date: 05/30/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska talks about the dangerous global challenges facing the United States and the importance of passing a strong National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate Armed Services Committee overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan defense bill earlier this month and it will soon be under consideration by the full United States Senate. “From Iran’s nuclear ambitions to China’s aggressive territorial expansion, Russia’s belligerence as a regional bully, and the growing threat of the Islamic State, we have no shortage of challenges,” says Senator Fischer, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “This underscores the importance of providing for our military. A strong and capable defense deters our adversaries.”

Senate Working to Pass Trade Promotion, FISA and Highway Funding

Date: 05/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging passage of bipartisan trade legislation.

Trade Promotion Bill Will Help Spur Better Jobs, Higher Wages and a Stronger Economy

Date: 05/20/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging cooperation on bipartisan trade legislation.

McConnell Praises House Passage of Human Trafficking Bill

Date: 05/20/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

Press Conference on Trade w/ Small Business Owners

Date: 05/19/2015
Note: Event begins at 5:52 mark. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) host a press conference in the U.S. Capitol with small business owners to discuss trade legislation. Also speaking will be Howard Ice, CEO of Ice Industries (Sylvania, OH), Doug Wolf, Partner of Wolf L&G Farms LLC (Lancaster, WI), and Chase Robins, Owner of Apex Motorsports Inc. (Shelbyville, KY).

Approval of Trade Promotion Authority Is a Vote for American Workers, Jobs

Date: 05/19/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a bipartisan 21st century American trade agenda.

Senate Agenda This Week to Focus on Trade, FISA and Highway Funding

Date: 05/18/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today outlining the week ahead.

5./6/15 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Trade & National Defense

Date: 05/16/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator John McCain of Arizona calls for passage of bipartisan trade legislation now before the Senate, saying congressional approval would open markets and level playing fields for American goods and services in some of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing economies. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was critical of Senate Democrats who want to see the trade legislation fail. ‘Democrats opposing these agreements are telling us to be afraid. Be afraid to keep our word. Be afraid of our challenges and opportunities. Be afraid to compete fairly. Be afraid to lead. But we’re Americans. We don’t build walls to competition. We build bridges to opportunities. We don’t hide from history. We make history. We don’t fear the world. We lead it,’ McCain says.

McConnell Honors Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers

Date: 05/14/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today celebrating National Police Week 2015.

Obamacare is Hurting Kentucky Hospitals

Date: 05/14/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the broken promises of Obamacare and the impact on Kentucky families and hospitals.

Keeping Poison Pills Out of Trade Bill a Positive Step For Economy

Date: 05/14/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding 21st century American trade agenda.

Path Forward on Bipartisan Trade Bill ‘Still on the Table,’ Says McConnell

Date: 05/13/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to stop blocking a bipartisan discussion on a 21st century American trade agenda.

McConnell Comments on Amtrak Derailment

Date: 05/13/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Amtrak derailment.

McConnell: Door Remains Open for a Path Forward on Bipartisan Trade Bill

Date: 05/12/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats filibuster of a bipartisan trade bill.

McConnell Urges Senate to Begin Debate on Bipartisan Trade Bill

Date: 05/12/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senators to start debate on a 21st Century American trade agenda.

McConnell Discusses Senate Getting Back to Work, Previews Trade and Iran Legislation

Date: 05/11/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding an active Senate.

Bipartisan Trade Bill a Boon to American Farmers, Manufacturers, Small Business Owners

Date: 05/06/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.

McConnell Calls for Senate Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

Date: 05/06/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling for Senators to pass the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

Senate to Turn to Bipartisan Trade Legislation after Iran Bill, McConnell Says

Date: 05/05/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.

Senate to Pass Balanced Budget Conference Report Today

Date: 05/05/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the first balanced budget in over a decade.

5/2/15 Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) Delivers GOP Address On Trade Promotion Authority

Date: 05/02/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia makes the case for congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give U.S. trade negotiators authority to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with Japan and other agreements. With the Senate expected to vote on a trade promotion bill later this month, Isakson says TPA would promote American workers and American jobs by establishing clear objectives -- mandated by Congress -- that the president must achieve in international trade agreements. ‘Trade promotion authority is good for America. It’s good for our country and it’s for our economy. And it’s good for middle-class American families who will reap the benefits of more jobs.’ Isakson says.

Senate Begins Crucial Debate on Administration's Interim Iran Nuke Agreement

Date: 04/28/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

Trade Promotion Authority Enhances Congressional Role in Trade Agreements

Date: 04/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Trade Promotion Authority legislation.

McConnell Promises ‘Vigorous Debate’ on Interim Iran Nuke Agreement

Date: 04/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

TPA Legislation Protects & Enhances Congress’ Role in Trade Negotiatons

Date: 04/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation.

Senate Set to Pass Anti-Slavery Bill

Date: 04/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan path forward on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

McConnell Announces Agreement To End Delay on Anti Slavery Bill

Date: 04/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today announcing a bipartisan path forward on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

4/18/15 Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Delivers GOP Weekly Address On Iran

Date: 04/18/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois says that stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons is the greatest threat to peace. Kirk, co-author of sanctions legislation that was credited with bringing Iran to the negotiating table, says the United States and its negotiating partners in the nuclear talks must continue to use strong economic pressure on Iran to prevent the terrorist regime from getting nuclear weapons. “After the Holocaust we promised ‘never again.’ We must keep terrorists from hurting our allies and our nation,” he says.

CRS Debunks Senate Dems’ Rationale for Filibustering Anti Slavery Legislation

Date: 04/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation.

Pressure Mounts on Senate Democrats to End Their Filibuster of Anti Slavery Legislation

Date: 04/15/2015
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.

Busy Senate Agenda Includes Important Domestic, National Security Legislation

Date: 04/14/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor previewing the busy Senate agenda.

4/4/15 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address on Cyber Security

Date: 04/04/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina discusses the growing threat from cyber criminals and foreign adversaries who are becoming increasingly adept at stealing personal information and intellectual property from American businesses, individuals and the government. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr outlines legislation his panel recently passed designed to address this problem. “This threat is real, and the increasing number of attacks has a tangible impact on our economy and our national security,” Burr says. “Today, we have a solution that can minimize the threats to your own personal information, keep the economy strong, and help secure the nation."

McConnell Amendment to Fight War on Coal

Date: 03/26/2015
The McConnell Amendment would protect states from EPA overreach on highway funds. Senator McConnell said, "But whatever our party or ideology, we should all be able to agree that the federal government should not be punishing hardworking families, just to score a political point, as states await this legal clarification."

Senate to Debate Republican Budget that Balances without Raising Taxes

Date: 03/23/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the 5th anniversary of Obamacare and the Republican budget.

Mike Enzi (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The 2016 Budget

Date: 03/21/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, previews the Fiscal Year 2016 budget blueprint that the Senate will vote on next week. While the Obama Administration is spending more and taxing more than ever, Enzi says, the Republican budget under consideration in the Senate balances after 10 years with no new tax hikes. “Congress is under new management and by working together to find shared ground on commonsense solutions, we can deliver real results and real progress,” Enzi says.

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

Date: 03/19/2015
"Nationwide, we’ve seen a staggering 300-percent increase in the number of infants diagnosed with newborn withdrawal since 2000. But in Kentucky, we saw similar numbers grow by an almost unbelievable 3,000 percent."

History Won’t Forget if Senate Dems Filibuster Bipartisan Bill

Date: 03/17/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor today urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan human rights legislation.

McConnell On CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

Date: 03/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Leader discussed Senate Democrats’ filibuster of a bill to curb human trafficking and Congress’s role in any agreement with Iran.

Will Senate Democrats Choose Special Interests over Victims of Human Trafficking?

Date: 03/12/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to support bipartisan human rights legislation.

Senate Bill Would Help Curb Heinous Crime of Human Trafficking

Date: 03/11/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging members to support bipartisan human rights legislation.

Senate Bill Would Aid Victims of Human Trafficking, Enhance Law Enforcement Tools

Date: 03/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor today regarding bipartisan legislation designed to tackle human trafficking.

Senator Edward W Brooke

Date: 03/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding former Senator Brooke.

McConnell On CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’

Date: 03/09/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

3/7/2015 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Combating Human Trafficking

Date: 03/07/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa previews legislation the Senate will consider next week that targets human traffickers who force children and teenagers into servitude for cheap labor and as sex workers. “Too often we hear that this sort of thing just ‘doesn’t happen where I live,’ says Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which recently passed anti-trafficking legislation the Senate will consider. “The cruel truth is that trafficking is found in all 50 states.” The legislation would expand resources for law enforcement, enhance services for victims and increase penalties for perpetrators. “With passage of bipartisan legislation, we can bring justice to the moral injustice and criminal mistreatment of our fellow human beings,” Grassley says.

McConnell Welcomes Netanyahu to the U S Capitol

Date: 03/06/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol.

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Congress to Review, Vote on an Obama Iran Agreement

Date: 03/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats not to filibuster the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Override Partisan Keystone Veto

Date: 03/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to override the President’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill.

Supreme Court Case Latest Example of Obamacare Failures

Date: 03/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today’s Supreme Court arguments on Obamacare.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Side with Middle Class, Not Extremists, on Keystone

Date: 03/04/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to override the President’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill.

Majority Leader McConnell speaks at AIPAC Policy Conference

Date: 03/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke today during The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

McConnell Welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol

Date: 03/03/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a video message welcoming Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. Capitol where the Israeli Prime Minister will address a Joint Meeting of Congress.

2/21/15 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Cyber Security

Date: 02/21/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin warns that increasingly serious attacks against America’s cyber networks are a growing peril that threatens our nation’s economic and national security. As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Johnson says a top priority this year will be to pass legislation designed to help mitigate the kinds of cyberattacks that have occurred recently against a number of U.S. businesses, including Anthem Healthcare, Target and Sony Pictures, as well as the Department of Defense. “Reducing this threat would benefit every American,” says Johnson. “Ignoring it will guarantee that future attacks will produce headlines describing lasting harm to America. We need to get this done.”

McConnell Urges the President to Sign Keystone Jobs Bill

Date: 02/13/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging the President to sign the Keystone jobs bill.

EPA senior official testifies at EPW oversight hearing

Date: 02/11/2015
February 11, 2015: The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hosted a hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing: Examining EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions rules from new, modified, and existing power plants.” EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for its Office of Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, testified before the Committee.

McConnell Promises Close Senate Review of President’s Proposed AUMF

Date: 02/11/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President’s proposed AUMF.

McConnell to Support Confirmation of Michael Botticelli as Drug Czar

Date: 02/10/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Michael Botticelli to be the Director of National Drug Control Policy.

2/7/15 - Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The President's Budget

Date: 02/07/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says President Obama failed to make the tough choices in his federal budget blueprint for fiscal year 2016, proposing $1 trillion in higher spending and $8.5 trillion in new debt. “Instead of proposing polices that could help grow the economy, President Obama’s budget grows the government,” Portman says. “And his budget never balances. Not in five years. Not in ten years. Not ever.” Senate Republicans will offer a significantly different budget proposal in the coming weeks that Portman says would cut waste, spend smarter and recognize that Americans are already paying enough in taxes. “It will be a blueprint—not only for how the government spends our money each year—but for a brighter future of better jobs, higher wages, and greater opportunity for everyone,” Portman says.

Senate to Pass Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Date: 02/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.

Republican Budget Will Continue Focus on the Middle Class

Date: 02/02/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.

Durbin (D-IL) Praises McConnell’s Leadership

Date: 01/29/2015
Today on the Senate Floor, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership. The transcript follows: SENATE MINORITY WHIP DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “I've said it before and I'll say it again, what we've seen over the last several weeks is the Senate I remember, the Senate I was elected to, the Senate where there was active debate, deliberation, amendments. For some members it’s a new experience. I hope that in our role as the minority we can work with you in a feeling of mutual respect to achieve at least debate on the floor, if not some significant legislation.” SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “I thank the Senator from Illinois for his comments and I do think, agree with him, that this has been good for the Senate, good for both parties, good for America. We're getting back to normal and I thank the Senator for his comments and for his cooperation.”

President Was Right to Retreat on Taxing College Education Savings Plans

Date: 01/28/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President’s decision to drop his proposal to end tax relief on 529s.

McConnell Urges Senate Support For Keystone Infrastructure Jobs

Date: 01/26/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to vote for legislation approving construction of the Keystone Pipeline.

1/24/15 Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Delivers GOP Address on the Keystone jobs bill

Date: 01/24/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says the world is watching to see whether the United States is willing to lead as a global energy superpower. Murkowski, chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, says she believes America is ready for that role and our leadership can start by passing legislation approving construction of the bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline and President Obama signing the bill into law. “After more than 2,300 days of presidential indecision, it’s important for us to act,” Murkowski says. Alaska’s senior senator adds, “This important infrastructure project will support thousands of jobs. It will carry both American and Canadian oil, in the safest manner available to us, and help keep energy affordable for American families.”

Senate Back to Work: More Roll-Call Amendment Votes This Week than in All of 2014

Date: 01/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the number of roll-call amendment votes that have already been allowed in the Senate under Republican control.

Former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford

Date: 01/22/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the passing of Wendell Ford.

SOTU: A Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan, Constructive Engagement

Date: 01/21/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s State of the Union last night.

McConnell Comments on the President’s State Of The Union Address

Date: 01/20/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following comments regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

President Should Work with Congress on Bipartisan Jobs and Reform Measures

Date: 01/20/2015
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s State of the Union tonight.

President Should Offer Positive, Bipartisan Agenda in State of the Union

Date: 01/16/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the President’s State of the Union next week.

Senate Remains Focused on Bipartisan Jobs Bill

Date: 01/13/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor beginning an open floor debate on Keystone.

McConnell Says Senate Will Pass Bipartisan Keystone Bill, Urges President to Sign It

Date: 01/12/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the need for bipartisan cooperation on the Keystone bill.

McConnell: U.S. Senate Stands with the French People

Date: 01/12/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today expressing support for the French people.

1/10/2015 Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Delivers GOP Address On The Keystone Jobs Bill

Date: 01/10/2015
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota makes the case for Senate passage of the bipartisan Keystone XL infrastructure jobs bill, and calls on President Obama to reverse his veto threat of the legislation. “The Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest of our country. It will support more than 42,000 jobs, boost our economy by $3.4 billion, and help reduce our reliance on Middle Eastern oil” Hoeven says.

Citing Strong Bipartisan Support for Keystone, McConnell Urges President to Reconsider Veto

Date: 01/08/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a bipartisan, job creating infrastructure project.

Senate Focus Will Be Jobs Legislation, Concerns of the Middle Class

Date: 01/07/2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate Floor outlining the goals for the 114th Congress.

12/25/14 Sen.-Elect James Lankford (R-OK) Delivers GOP Christmas Address

Date: 12/25/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen.-elect James Lankford of Oklahoma delivers a holiday message that celebrates America’s families and thanks the nation’s military men and women for their sacrifice and commitment. “In the next few days, the decorations will come down, schools will restart, a new Congress will be sworn in and another year will begin,” says Lankford. “But for today, enjoy Christmas. Let’s set aside our political and ideological differences and take a moment to love our families, hug our children, parents and grandparents and through love and respect, strengthen the bonds that make us the greatest nation on Earth.”

Season’s Greetings

Date: 12/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following message this week in celebration of Christmas and the holiday season.

12/13/14 Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) Delivers GOP Address On Republican Solutions For Working Families

Date: 12/13/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina looks ahead to the start of the 114th Congress when both houses of Congress will be controlled by Republicans. Scott says Republicans must work to regain the trust of the American people and that the best way to do that is through an agenda that focuses on jobs and the economy. “The mid-term elections put the President’s policies on the ballot, and the American people overwhelmingly rejected them by electing Republicans into office all around the country,” Scott says. “The new Republican majority in the Senate, alongside the House of Representatives, will present solutions that work for American families, and I truly hope the President will join us.”

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the WWII Members of the Civil Air Patrol

Date: 12/10/2014
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the WWII members of the Civil Air Patrol. Senator McConnell delivered remarks during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

11/27/14 Sen.-Elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) Delivers GOP Thanksgiving Message

Date: 11/27/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton of Arkansas delivers a Thanksgiving message that recognizes the many blessings bestowed upon America and its citizens while offering special thanks and gratitude to our troops and their families during the holiday season. “For many, there will be no homecoming this week,” Cotton says. “From Afghanistan to Iraq to Korea, our troops continue to patrol the world to bring peace and security for us all. From Marines in Liberia to sailors across the oceans to airmen over the Asian skies to the sentinels standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, these troops will sacrifice the comforts of family and home so we can enjoy them. To each of you, on behalf of the people of a grateful nation, I extend our deepest thanks for your honorable and faithful service.”

Thanksgiving Greeting

Date: 11/25/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following message this week in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27th.

McConnell: ‘Congress Will Act’ if President Issues Immigration Order

Date: 11/20/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the President’s proposed executive action on immigration.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Support Cassidy Keystone Bill

Date: 11/18/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor urging his colleagues to support Keystone XL jobs.

Leahy Bill Would Strip Tools Needed to Fight ISIL

Date: 11/18/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the Leahy FISA bill.

McConnell Voices Support for Training Syrian Opposition, Ebola Containment Measures

Date: 09/18/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding his support for equipping and training Syrian opposition and for containing Ebola.

McConnell Vows to Keep up Fight for Kentucky Coal Jobs

Date: 09/17/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the burdensome regulations placed on Kentucky coal jobs by the Obama Administration.

McConnell Lauds Sen. Alexander’s NLRB Reform Legislation

Date: 09/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the NLRB's latest assault on small businesses.

McConnell Remembers the Victims of Navy Yard Shootings

Date: 09/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the one year anniversary of the Navy Yard shooting.

McConnell Supports U.S. Efforts to Contain the Ebola Epidemic

Date: 09/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic.

McConnell Faults Senate Democrats for Focusing on Political Bills Designed to Fail

Date: 09/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on Senate Democrats to put aside their political show votes and focus instead on bipartisan jobs bill already approved by the House of Representatives.

Congress, Administration Will Work to Ensure USA Has Resources to Carry Out ISIL Mission

Date: 09/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the need to defeat ISIL.

McConnell Recognizes 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

Date: 09/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the 13th anniversary of 9/11.

McConnell Urges President to Lay Out Credible Plan to Defeat ISIL

Date: 09/10/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on the President to present Congress and the American people with a plan to defeat ISIL.

Senate Democrats Would Overturn Free Speech Protections to Silence Critics

Date: 09/09/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Senate Democrats’ attempt to limit free speech.

McConnell: President Needs to Present Plan to Defeat ISIL

Date: 09/09/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on the President to take a leadership role in responding to the threat of ISIL.

Senator McConnell and Jimmy Rose Take Kentucky Coal Miners’ Message to the EPA

Date: 08/01/2014
On Wednesday, July 30, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took the concerns of coal country to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. he testified at the agency’s hearing on its regulation for existing power plants and the negative impact it will have on Kentucky’s economy and coal jobs. Joining Senator McConnell at the hearing was Jimmy Rose of Pineville, Kentucky. Rose is a former Kentucky coal miner, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and star of America’s Got Talent.

Congress Can’t Fix the Border Crisis without Presidential Leadership

Date: 07/31/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today calling on the President to lead on the border crisis.

McConnell Wants President to Address Israel/Gaza, ISIL at White House Meeting

Date: 07/31/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor today regarding the President’s national security policy and the White House meeting today.

McConnell Introduces Bill to Help Combat Maternal Addiction and Infant Opiate Dependency

Date: 07/31/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding his legislation, the Protecting Our Infants Act.

Republicans Voice Support for the Defense of Israel

Date: 07/29/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the funding for Israel’s right to defend themselves.

McConnell Optimistic about Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill

Date: 07/29/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the bipartisan VA reform conference report.

Honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officer J.J. Chestnut and Detective John Gibson

Date: 07/24/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor in remembrance of Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective John Michael Gibson, who lost their lives while protecting the U.S. Capitol.

Senator McConnell Seeks a Vote on his Saving Coal Jobs Amendment

Date: 07/24/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on Washington Democrats to work with Republicans to help the Middle Class.

Border Security Calls for Serious Policy Changes, Not a Blank Check

Date: 07/23/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the need to secure the border.

Senate Should Focus on Bipartisan Jobs Bills, Border Security—Not Democrat Show Votes

Date: 07/22/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on Senate Democrats to pass a bipartisan highway bill and border security, instead of focusing on yet another campaign show vote that failed to pass two years ago during an election year.

American People Score Victory in Battle over Latest EPA Power Grab

Date: 07/17/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the EPA's latest attempt at government overreach.

Senate Democrats Distort the Facts on Contraception Debate

Date: 07/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Senate Republicans' proposal that would clarify that an employer cannot block an employee from legal access to her FDA-approved contraceptives.

Obama FERC nominee would 'displace a well qualified woman in favor of a male nominee with l

Date: 07/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the nomination of Norman Bay to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Obamacare's Negative Impacts Particularly Hard on Women

Date: 07/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the struggles of Middle-Class women under Obamacare.

President Should Work with Republicans on Border Crisis, Bipartisan Jobs Bills

Date: 07/10/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the ongoing crisis at the border and bipartisan jobs bills.

McConnell Invites Obama Officials to Visit Kentucky, See Firsthand How Their War on Coal Jobs

Date: 07/09/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the Washington Democrats' War on Coal Jobs.

Administration Resistant to Fixing Deeply Flawed Obamacare Verification Process

Date: 07/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the HHS Inspector General's report highlighting the Obama administration's inability to ensure safeguards are in place to protect taxpayers by preventing the payment of improper Obamacare tax credits and subsidies.

Congressional Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and Honor

Date: 06/27/2014
On June 24, 2014, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a ceremony commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and honoring the King family with a Gold Medal Ceremony. Senator McConnell delivered remarks during the ceremony, which took place in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

McConnell on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning the President's Unconstitutional "Recess" App

Date: 06/26/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate Floor today after the Supreme Court overturned President Obama's so-called "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. McConnell and 44 of his Senate colleagues filed an amicus brief in the case and counsel for the Senators participated in oral argument before the Supreme Court.

Senate Democrats Who Claim to Oppose the President's War on Energy Jobs Won't Stand and Fig

Date: 06/26/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor calling on 'moderate' Senate Democrats to work with Republicans to pass legislation designed to help the Middle Class.

Afraid of Tough Votes, Senate Democrats Taking a "Gone Fishin'" Approach

Date: 06/24/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Senate Democrats blocking solutions to protect the Middle Class from the consequences of the Obama economy.

President's Flawed Foreign Policy Has Eroded America's Standing in the World

Date: 06/19/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding President Obama's flawed foreign policy.

Senate Democrats Afraid to Challenge Obama Administration's New Job Killing Coal Regulation

Date: 06/19/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Senate Democrat leadership cancelling an appropriations markup, with the support of Democrat members of the committee, to protect the President's job-killing EPA regulations.

McConnell Outlines Republican Solutions for Working Families Struggling Under the Obama Eco

Date: 06/18/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Republican ideas for help working men and women who are suffering under the Obama economy.

Confirmed: Top Obama Administration Official Admits to a War on Coal

Date: 06/17/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's recent confirmation that the Administration is waging a War on Coal.

McConnell Questions 'Lost' IRS Scandal Emails

Date: 06/17/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the latest Obama Administration revelation in the IRS scandal.

Obama Administration Needs a Plan to Assist and Stabilize Iraq

Date: 06/17/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding ISIL and the need to assist Iraq.

6/14/14 - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Cleaning Up The Failures At The VA

Date: 06/14/2014
In the wake of the VA scandal, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma calls on President Obama to nominate a new VA Secretary who has the management skills, leadership ability and determination to correct the myriad failings at the agency. In the Weekly Republican Address, Coburn also says the President needs to use the tools he already has to clean up his administration's systemic failure of management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. "Veterans who have survived war should no longer have to do battle with bureaucracy to access the best possible care," Coburn says. "It's time to give our combat-impacted veterans the very best care that they have earned and deserve."

McConnell Wishes President George H W Bush a Happy 90th Birthday

Date: 06/12/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor celebrating the 90th Birthday of President George H. W. Bush.

McConnell Applauds Passage of VA Reform, Urges Conferees to Work Quickly

Date: 06/12/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the continuing efforts to help the nation's veterans.

McConnell Honors Martha Cassity, First Woman State Commander of the Kentucky VFW

Date: 06/12/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor honoring Kentuckian Martha J. Cassity for her military service to our nation and congratulating her on becoming the first woman State Commander of the Kentucky VFW. On Saturday, June 14, she will be named to the post.

Senate Focus Should Be on Fixing the VA, Not Partisan Bill Designed to Fail

Date: 06/10/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the need to focus on solutions for our nation's veterans.

WHAS-TV report on McConnell D-Day Speech & Honor Flight

Date: 06/05/2014
WHAS-TV in Louisville reports on Senator McConnell's Senate Floor speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honoring Kentucky Veterans. 06/05/14

McConnell to Oppose Nomination of Sylvia Burwell as HHS Secretary

Date: 06/05/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

McConnell Commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day; Honors KY Veterans

Date: 06/05/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honoring Kentucky Veterans.

Reid objects to McConnell request for Coal Country Protection Act

Date: 06/04/2014
Senator Mitch McConnell asked consent to proceed to the Coal Country Protection Act. Majority Leader Harry Reid objected.

Senate Democrats Block McConnell Effort to Stop President's Job-Killing Energy Regulations

Date: 06/04/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate Floor regarding his legislation, the Coal Country Protection Act. Senator McConnell asked consent to proceed to the bill. Majority Leader Harry Reid objected.

McConnell Testifies in Defense of the First Amendment's Free Speech Protections

Date: 06/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following testimony on June 3, 2014 before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Washington Democrats' efforts to restrict free speech.

McConnell Introduces the Coal Country Protection Act

Date: 06/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the Administration's latest attack on the Middle Class.

5/31/14 Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) delivers Weekly GOP Address on costly energy regulations

Date: 05/31/2014
On the eve of next week's expected announcement regarding President Obama's proposed national energy tax, Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming says the administration has set out to kill coal and its 800,000 jobs. "We all want clean air and clean water," Enzi says in the Weekly Republican Address. "We don't want costly regulations that make little or no difference, that are making things less affordable. Republicans want electricity and gas when you need it, at a price you can afford."

Veterans Looking for Presidential Leadership on Fixing Growing VA Scandal

Date: 05/22/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for the President to take an active role in addressing the VA scandal.

5/17/14 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivers Weekly GOP Address on the crisis at the Veterans Admin.

Date: 05/17/2014
In the Republican Weekly Address, Sen. John McCain of Arizona raises concerns with the Obama Administration's response to recent allegations of gross mismanagement, fraud and neglect at a growing number of Veterans Administration medical centers across the country. "It's been more than a month since allegations that some 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA were first made public," says Sen. McCain. "To date, the Obama Administration has failed to respond in an effective manner. This has created in our veterans' community a crisis of confidence toward the VA -- the very agency that was established to care for them.

Senator McConnell Testifies before Senate Drug Caucus Regarding Kentucky's Heroin Epidemic

Date: 05/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell testified on May 14, 2014 at a hearing before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control on heroin and prescription drug abuse. In March, Senator McConnell held a listening session in Florence, Kentucky to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing prevention, prosecution and treatment/recovery efforts. Following the listening session, Senator McConnell discussed the stories and constructive ideas he heard during the Kentucky forum with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Senate Passes McConnell Paul Resolution Honoring Kentucky Bourbon Industry

Date: 05/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor honoring the 50th anniversary of the original Congressional declaration of Bourbon whiskey as a distinctive product of the United States. Senator McConnell introduced the McConnell-Paul Senate Resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of this original Declaration of Independence for Bourbon, which the Senate unanimously agreed to.

American People Deserve Answers, Solutions to Obama Administration VA Crisis

Date: 05/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Secretary Shinseki and concerns over the Obama Administration's VA crisis.

Senator McConnell Honors Kentucky Law Enforcement Officers during National Police Week

Date: 05/14/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor recognizing police officers, their families, and survivors from across Kentucky and the Nation in Washington, D.C., for National Police Week. Senator McConnell honored law enforcement officers from the Commonwealth and paid tribute to the two Kentucky law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty in the last year -- Officer Jason Scott Ellis of the Bardstown Police Department and Deputy Sheriff Chad D. Shaw of the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.

Democrats Have Turned the Senate into a Graveyard for Good Ideas

Date: 05/13/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the diminished status of the Senate under Democrat control.

McConnell Welcomes Pastor Trevor Barton to the U.S. Senate

Date: 05/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell commended Pastor Trevor Barton of Hawk Creek Church in London, Kentucky, for serving as the U.S. Senate's Guest Chaplain on May 08, 2014. Pastor Barton was invited by Senator McConnell to give the opening prayer before the members of the U.S. Senate.

Pastor Trevor Barton delivers the opening prayer of the U.S. Senate

Date: 05/08/2014
On May 8, 2014, Pastor Trevor Barton of Hawk Creek Church in London, Kentucky, served as the U.S. Senate's Guest Chaplain. Pastor Barton was invited by Senator McConnell to give the opening prayer before the members of the U.S. Senate.

Democrats Reject Energy Amendments that Would Help the Middle Class, Create Jobs

Date: 05/07/2014
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Democrats Reject Energy Amendments that Would Help the Middle Class, Create Jobs

Date: 05/07/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to allow energy amendments that would help the Middle Class.

Energy Debate Should Focus on Helping the Middle Class, Not Appeasing the Far Left

Date: 05/06/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to allow a true energy debate that focuses on helping the Middle Class.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Allow Energy Legislation That Would Boost Middle Class

Date: 05/05/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats work with Republicans to help rebuild the Middle Class through energy legislation.

5/3/14 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivers Weekly GOP Address on the situation in Ukraine

Date: 05/03/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says that President Obama talks tough about Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his actions haven't gone far enough to change Putin's aggressive behavior towards Ukraine. That's why Republicans introduced legislation this week to impose tough new sanctions on the Russian economy, provide Ukraine with defensive military assistance and speed up deployments of missile defense in Eastern Europe, among other things. "These steps could convince Putin and his supporters that the costs of their illegal action now outweigh the benefits. And we hope our Democratic colleagues will join us to make this a strong bipartisan effort," Rubio says.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrat Cooperation on Job Creation Measures, Help for the Middle C

Date: 04/30/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to cooperate on job creation legislation in order to help the Middle Class.

Latest Keystone Decision Shows Obama Administration Favors Far Left over Middle Class

Date: 04/29/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone Pipeline.

4/17/14 Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) delivers Weekly GOP Address on the GOP opportunity agenda

Date: 04/19/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee draws a sharp contrast between Republican and Democrat approaches to government. While Democrats want government to mandate what Americans can and can't do, Republicans believe that government should be a platform that provides the freedom and opportunities for citizens to create happier, more prosperous and safer lives. "Health care provides the most glaring difference between Republican enablers and Democrat mandators," Alexander says. "Too often, Obamacare cancels the policy you want to keep and tells you what policy to buy, even if it costs more and restricts your choices of doctors and hospitals. Republicans believe that freedom and more choices will enable you to find a policy that fits your needs and your budget."

Senate Democrats More Focused on November, Than Jobs for Americans Now

Date: 04/10/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Washington Democrats to focus on job-creation legislation.

Americans Want Job Creation Solutions, Not More Failed Washington Democrat Policies

Date: 04/09/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Republican legislation that would increase opportunities for men and women in the workforce.

McConnell-Ayotte Flex Time Amendment Aimed at Helping Working Mothers blocked by Senate Democrats

Date: 04/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Senate to pass the McConnell-Ayotte-Isakson amendment to allow flexible workplace arrangements such as compensatory time and flexible credit hour agreements to be extended to businesses with hourly workers. On the Senate floor, Senator McConnell asked for unanimous consent to offer the amendment, but it was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats. The McConnell flex-time amendment is cosponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

McConnell Calls on IRS Commissioner to Squash Obama Administration Anti Free Speech Rule

Date: 04/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Commissioner Koskinen to reject a proposed IRS rule that would suppress American free speech.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Join With Republicans on a Positive Jobs Agenda

Date: 04/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to work with Republicans on pro-jobs legislation.

McConnell congratulates Kentucky Wildcats for an extraordinary season

Date: 04/08/2014
On the United States Senate floor, Senator Mitch McConnell congratulates Kentucky Wildcats for an extraordinary season.

4/5/14 Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers Weekly GOP Address on empowering American workers

Date: 04/05/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today -- job creation. Scott discusses legislation he's introduced that would consolidate duplicate federal workforce training programs and help the unemployed and underemployed learn new job skills. "Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, for reasons I can only imagine are political, blocked its passage this week. Simply put, the American people deserve better than that -- a modern, efficient workforce development system is essential to our future," Scott says.

Senate Should Vote on Job-Creation Amendments

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to allow Republican amendments that promote job growth.

McConnell Comments on the Fort Hood Shooting

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting at Fort Hood.

Senate Democrats Block Senators McConnell and Paul's National Right to Work Legislation

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to vote on his National Right to Work amendment, but was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats.

Sens. McConnell, Paul Introduce National Right to Work Amendment

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow Republican pro-jobs amendments including his national Right to Work legislation.

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Allow Job Creation Amendments

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow Republican amendments that focus on getting Americans back to work.

Senate Republicans Urge Democrats Not to Block Job Creation Amendments

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow Republican amendments that focus on job creation.

Senate Democrats Offer Poll Tested Show Votes, Not Solutions for Middle Class Americans

Date: 03/27/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to focus on the middle class, not on a poll-tested, campaign-crafted agenda.

Waivers Make Obamacare Individual Mandate 'Legal Equivalent of Swiss Cheese'

Date: 03/26/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Washington Democrats to eliminate job-destroying Obamacare mandates and focus instead on job-creating legislation.

3/22/14 Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) delivers Weekly GOP Address on the Republican pro-job agenda

Date: 03/22/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an economic comeback is occurring in Michigan and many other states with Republican governors who understand that success is based on creating an environment for more and better jobs, not more and bigger government. "That means getting spending under control, balancing budgets, freeing entrepreneurs from unnecessary regulations and letting the free market take off and do what it does best," says Snyder.

McConnell Urges Obama Administration to Reject Anti First Amendment Rule

Date: 03/13/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Obama Administration to reject a proposed IRS rule that would suppress American free speech.

McConnell Dubs the Left's Approach to Health Care, Global Warming 'Wish Upon a Star'

Date: 03/12/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling for action on American energy jobs

McConnell Calls for Senate Focus on Jobs, Not Hollow Climate Rhetoric

Date: 03/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' climate change talk-a-thon and the need for legislation that would promote American jobs.

At Sen. McConnell's Request, Senate Passes Pediatric Research Legislation

Date: 03/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. Senator McConnell asked consent to pass this legislation. There was unanimous consent and the bill now goes to the President.

Dems' War on Coal Agenda Hurting Kentucky Jobs

Date: 03/10/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' climate change talk-a-thon.

3/8/14 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) delivers Weekly GOP Address on American jobs

Date: 03/08/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio outlines a Senate Republican Jobs for America plan designed to bring back opportunity, spark an economic recovery and make it possible again for every citizen to have a shot at the American Dream. President Obama and congressional Democrats have tried to tax, spend and regulate American prosperity, says Portman, but those ideas haven't worked. "We know we can do better, and it starts by putting our trust back in the American people," says Portman, who calls for reforming the corporate tax code, ratifying free trade agreements and approving construction of the Keystone pipeline, among other ideas.

03.07.14 WKRC-TV report on Senator McConnell's Heroin Forum in KY

Date: 03/07/2014
Senator McConnell held a "heroin listening session" in northern Kentucky and discussed the challenges and opportunities facing prevention, prosecution and treatment/recovery efforts. Senator McConnell invited northern Kentucky community leaders, experts in the areas of law enforcement, workforce development, public health and medicine, and those affected by heroin addiction to participate.

McConnell to Oppose Justice Nominee Over Advocacy on Behalf of Philadelphia Cop Killer

Date: 03/05/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be an Assistant Attorney General.

McConnell on the Ukraine Crisis: 'This is a moment when President Obama is going to have to lead'

Date: 03/05/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the crisis in Ukraine.

President's Budget Aimed at Appeasing the Far Left, Not Helping the Middle Class

Date: 03/04/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

02.26.14 FOX News: The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly

Date: 02/27/2014
Senator McConnell talks about Obamacare and the IRS with Megyn Kelly.

McConnell Calls for Vote on Bipartisan Iran Sanctions, Veterans Amendments

Date: 02/27/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow votes on bipartisan amendments.

McConnell to the IRS: Leave the First Amendment Alone

Date: 02/27/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Administration's proposed IRS rule designed to stifle American free speech.

President Must Choose 'Between the Dreams of the Left and the Well Being of Our Constituent

Date: 02/26/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for President Obama to put the Middle Class above liberal ideology.

McConnell Calls for Senate Consideration of Iran Sanctions Legislation

Date: 02/26/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow a vote on the bipartisan Iran sanctions legislation.

Obama Administration Raids Medicare Advantage to Help Pay for Deeply Unpopular Obamacare

Date: 02/25/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding another round of cuts by the Obama Administration to a Medicare program used by millions of seniors.

McConnell Looks to Supreme Court in Case Involving EPA's Regulatory Overreach

Date: 02/24/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding job-destroying EPA regulations that were the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court argument earlier today.

2/22/14 Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Is Hurting Arkansans

Date: 02/22/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Tom Cotton says Obamacare has been a catastrophe for many of his Arkansas constituents, pointing to the case of one woman who's seen her premiums rise 85 percent because of the health law's new coverage mandates. "She's now forced to pay for things she does not want and can't afford, simply because Washington politicians and bureaucrats think they know what's best for her and her family," Cotton says. Even after two raises and a promotion, the woman takes home less total pay than she did in 2011. "She's stopped shopping at locally owned businesses because she can't afford their prices, so Obamacare is hurting her local community, too," Cotton says.

It's Time to Start Over on Health Care -- Replace Obamacare with Bipartisan Reforms

Date: 02/12/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on President Obama to start over on health care.

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Halt Proposed IRS Free Speech Restrictions

Date: 02/11/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Republican legislation that would prevent the Obama Administration's use of the IRS to suppress American free speech.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) delivers Weekly GOP Address on supporting our veterans

Date: 02/08/2014
The Senate will turn to legislation on Monday that would repeal a cut to the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for some military retirees. While the Democrat COLA proposal would add to the federal deficit, Republicans have introduced legislation that would repeal the COLA cut without adding to the debt. In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the ranking Republican on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, highlights a number of other veterans issues, including a dysfunctional VA disability claims system that is plagued by errors and delays and is failing veterans of all ages. "As the nation's military stands down from its war footing, veterans should not have to wage another battle here at home, this time against government bureaucracy," says Burr.

Kentucky's Adjutant General: McConnell "Helped Protect 2,800 Kentucky Jobs"

Date: 02/07/2014
On January 31, 2014, Senator McConnell joined Major General Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky's Adjutant General, in Lexington, Kentucky, for the opening ceremony of Bluegrass Station's new facility, the Kentucky National Guard Consequence Management Support Center.

McConnell: Proposed IRS Rule Designed to Stifle Administration Critics

Date: 02/06/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obama Administration's attempts to use the IRS to suppress American free speech.

McConnell Calls on Administration to Stop Endangering Kentucky Jobs

Date: 02/04/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor highlighting the latest impact on the people of Kentucky by the Obama Administration's radical environmental agenda.

McConnell Urges President to Join Republicans in Expanding Job Opportunities through Keysto

Date: 02/03/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on the President to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and to urge his fellow congressional Democrats to support legislation that would enhance American exports.

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

Date: 01/31/2014
On January 26, 2014, Senator McConnell was a guest on 'Fox News Sunday' with host, Chris Wallace.

McConnell Discusses Obama Admin's Attempts Silence Criticism Through IRS Rules

Date: 01/30/2014
Sen. McConnell talks with Megyn Kelly about the Obama administration's new IRS rules that are designed to silence conservative groups criticizing the president.

McConnell Calls on IRS Commissioner to Resist Obama Administration Efforts to Muzzle Free S

Date: 01/30/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obama Administration's efforts to use the IRS to muzzle free speech.

McConnell Extends Condolences for Lives Lost in Tragic Kentucky House Fire

Date: 01/30/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the tragic house fire in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

McConnell on FOX News Special Report

Date: 01/29/2014
Senator McConnell was on Fox News' 'Special Report' to talk about the need to reduce the national debt.

McConnell: President Missed Opportunity to Meet Job Creation, Healthcare Challenges

Date: 01/29/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union.

McConnell Previews State of the Union Address: Obamacare and Kentucky

Date: 01/28/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union tonight. During his speech, Senator McConnell talked about Obamacare and the impact it's having on Kentucky.

McConnell: What Americans Would Like to Hear Tonight in the State of the Union

Date: 01/28/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's State of the Union tonight.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivers Weekly GOP Address on real job creation solutions

Date: 01/25/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he'd like to see President Obama embrace real job creation solutions when he delivers his State of the Union address next week -- things such as approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would generate tens of thousands of new jobs at no cost to taxpayers. Blunt says the President will have a "lot of explaining" to do in his State of the Union speech as to how more government, more spending, more taxes and more debt help out-of-work and poor Americans. "If all he has to offer is more of the same, or if he refuses to acknowledge that his own policies have failed to work -- the President is simply doing what many failed leaders have done before him: trying to set one group of Americans against another group of Americans," Blunt says. "We don't need more class warfare, and we don't need more interference from Washington. No government program can replace what a good job means for the future of a family."

01.16.14 FOX News report regarding the 'War on Coal'

Date: 01/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will file a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing its anti-coal regulation by ensuring a vote to repeal it. The CRA provides Congress with the ability to eliminate onerous regulations imposed by the executive branch.

McConnell to File Resolution of Disapproval Against EPA War on Coal Regulation

Date: 01/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will file a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing its anti-coal regulation by ensuring a vote to repeal it. The CRA provides Congress with the ability to eliminate onerous regulations imposed by the executive branch.

A Year of Action Is Possible on Trade Jobs—If the President Will Lead

Date: 01/16/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the administration's need to convince his own party to focus on free trade.

McConnell: 'How about we actually try to create jobs'

Date: 01/15/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the administration's need to focus on job creation measures.

McConnell-Paul Bill Strengthens Voice For Rural Communities Across the Commonwealth

Date: 01/14/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding his legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Rand Paul, Helping Expand Lending Practices (HELP) in Rural Communities Act, which would give rural counties in Kentucky a voice when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has incorrectly labeled them as "non-rural".

UI Extension Should Be Paid for, Include Job Growth Measures

Date: 01/14/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the administration's need to focus on meaningful job creation and paying for the UI extension.

It's Time for Better Ideas

Date: 01/13/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Republican proposals for Unemployment Extension.

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) delivers Weekly GOP Address on how Obamacare is hurting American families

Date: 01/11/2014
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi says the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, isn't living up to the promises made by its supporters and he called for repealing the defunding the law because of its cost and complexity. "We should go back to the drawing board and craft commonsense, bipartisan legislation that will work better for all Americans, without spending billions of taxpayer dollars to support these failing policies," Cochran says. "In the spirit of the New Year, we should resolve to help make our health care system more user-friendly and affordable."

McConnell, Paul Push Economic Freedom Zones as Amendment to UI Extension

Date: 01/09/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding their proposal to create economic freedom zones, which are designed to help some of the most impoverished areas in the nation.

Restoring the Senate

Date: 01/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the current state of the Senate and the need for a correction.

McConnell: There's a Bipartisan Path Forward on Unemployment Insurance Extension

Date: 01/08/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to off-set the costs of unemployment insurance.

McConnell Highlights Five Years of Failed Obama Economic Policies

Date: 01/07/2014
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obama Administration's need to focus on meaningful job creation.

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) delivers Weekly GOP Address wishing everyone a merry Christmas

Date: 12/24/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator James E. Risch of Idaho delivers a holiday message in which he calls on Americans to count their many blessings and remember the brave and dedicated men and women in the military who keep our nation free. "They serve in our homeland and in faraway places across the globe. Their sacrifices and those of their families allow us to live in the freest and most prosperous nation in the world—the United States of America," Senator Risch says.

FOX News: "Real Story with Gretchen Carlson"

Date: 12/20/2013
On December 19, Senator McConnell joined Gretchen Carlson on Fox News Channel.

McConnell to Oppose Confirmation of IRS Commissioner Nominee

Date: 12/19/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of John Koskien to lead the IRS.

Senate Democrats Rush Defense Bill, Block Minority from Amendments, Debate

Date: 12/18/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act and the majority's continued powergrab.

McConnell Shines Light on Kentuckians' Coal Jobs Concerns

Date: 12/18/2013
Since the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) refused to host a "listening session" in coal country, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell held a pro-coal listening session of his own in Pikeville, Kentucky on December 6th. Yesterday, every comment and testimony from the hearing was delivered to the EPA. Senator McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the powerful testimony and comments he heard from Kentuckians.

Senator McConnell talks Ryan-Murray Budget and Obamacare

Date: 12/17/2013
McConnell comments on the Ryan-Murray Budget Plan and calls on Washington Democrats to work with GOP on commonsense health care reform.

McConnell to Democrats: Help Stop The Painful Impact of Obamacare

Date: 12/17/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Washington Democrats to work with Republicans on commonsense health care reform.

McConnell: Kentuckians Upset about Higher Costs, Fewer Options under Obamacare

Date: 12/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consequences of Obamacare on consumers.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) delivers Weekly GOP Address on how Obamacare is hurting families

Date: 12/14/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania talks about how the President's deeply flawed health care law is causing millions of Americans to lose the insurance plans they liked and pay higher premiums and deductibles under new Obamacare plans. He tells of a constituent with multiple sclerosis who was recently kicked off of her insurance plan because of Obamacare. The woman now has a choice of two plans -- one that will allow her to keep her doctor and the other that will pay for her medication. "Neither plan will do both," says Toomey. "These are the kinds of painful and unfair choices millions of people now face" thanks to Obamacare.

Kentuckians Obamacare stories shared on Senate floor

Date: 12/11/2013
McConnell talks about what he's hearing from Kentuckians on Obamacare McConne

McConnell: Washington Dems Doing 'Whatever it Takes' to Accomplish Their Agenda

Date: 12/10/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats changing the Senate rules in order to achieve their goals.

McConnell Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Date: 12/10/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

11/28/13 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address Thanking Our Troops

Date: 11/28/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says that Thanksgiving is a great time to express gratitude and appreciation for the service of America's men and women in uniform. A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who meets regularly with America's soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, Senator Graham says it is because of their bravery and willingness to endure tremendous hardships that Americans are able to be at home with their families this holiday season. "Some are serving our nation overseas, thousands of miles away, and in their world, the creature comforts you and I take for granted -- things like running water and electricity -- are considered luxuries," says Senator Graham. This Thanksgiving, Senator Graham tells our troops and their families, "we truly owe you a debt of gratitude we can never repay."

Senate Dems Want to Change the Subject from Obamacare to Nuclear Option

Date: 11/21/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' attempt to focus on changing Senate rules rather than addressing the consequences of Obamacare.

Obamacare: Predictions Coming True

Date: 11/20/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the predictable consequences of Obamacare.

High Risk Insurance Pool Enrollees Losing Coverage Because of Obamacare

Date: 11/19/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding cancelled insurance policies as a result of Obamacare.

Senate Democrats Try to Change the Subject Again

Date: 11/18/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' effort to focus on D.C. Circuit Court nominations rather than the failings of Obamacare.

11/16/13 - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Delivers Weekly GOP Address on Obamacare's Failures

Date: 11/16/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin calls on Democrats to join Republicans in passing legislation he authored to limit the damage of the deeply flawed Obamacare health law. Referring to the President's comments at a news conference this week, Senator Johnson says that President Obama did "far more than just fumble the ball" on the healthcare rollout. Senator Johnson has introduced the 'If you like your health plan, you can keep it Act,' which would help millions of Americans keep the health care plans and doctors they like -- a promise President Obama made dozens of times both before and after passage of the law. "Unfortunately, the implementation of Obamacare has progressed to a point where millions of cancelled plans cannot be reinstated," says Senator Johnson. "But the freedom of millions of Americans to keep doctors, treatments, and health plans they do value can still be preserved if Congress acts swiftly and decisively."

Senate Republicans Highlight the Adverse Effects of Obamacare on Consumers

Date: 11/14/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined Senate Republicans on the Senate floor to discuss the negative consequences of Obamacare.

Obamacare: Broken Promises

Date: 11/13/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the numerous broken promises of Obamacare.

McConnell Congratulates Ford on Continued Growth at the Louisville Assembly Plant

Date: 11/13/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Ford manufacturing in Kentucky:

Senate Democrats Trying to Change the Subject from Obamacare to Judges

Date: 11/12/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats attempt to focus on D.C. Circuit Court nominations rather than the consequences of Obamacare.

McConnell Congratulates Archbishop Kurtz

Date: 11/12/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor congratulating Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville on his election as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

WYMT-TV report: McConnell testifires at EPA hearing on power plant regulations

Date: 11/08/2013
WYMT-TV in Hazard, Kentucky, interviews Senator McConnell after he took Kentucky coal miners' message to the EPA.

McConnell Takes Kentucky Coal Miners' Message to the EPA

Date: 11/08/2013
Frustrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bypassed Kentucky and other major coal producers during its "listening session" tour on regulations for existing power plants, Senator McConnell, on Thursday, Nov. 7th, attended the EPA's listening session in Washington, D.C. and brought along a representative from James River Coal so that the EPA could hear the concerns of Kentucky coal miners and their families.

Obamacare: The Blame Game

Date: 11/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the disastrous effects of Obamacare.

McConnell Celebrates Billy Graham's 95th Birthday

Date: 11/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding celebrating Billy Graham's 95th birthday.

Beyond Website Failure, Americans Face Obamacare Sticker Shock, Policy Cancellations

Date: 11/06/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the problems Obamacare is causing for millions of Americans.

Obamacare: Fixing the Website Won't Fix the Problem

Date: 11/05/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the 'calamitous rollout' of Obamacare.

Sens. McConnell, Paul Offer Common Sense Right to Work Plan

Date: 11/05/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the McConnell-Paul Right to Work amendment.

11/2/13 Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Hurts The Middle Class

Date: 11/01/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana says that fixing the faulty Obamacare website isn't going to solve the deep and systemic problems plaguing the ill-conceived health care law. "The failure of Obamacare launch is just the tip of the iceberg, and unless we act, Americans will be stuck on board this Titanic," says Coats, who has introduced legislation to delay the Obamacare mandates for one year. While the President granted a one-year delay for employers who don't provide health insurance coverage to workers, he refuses to grant similar relief to individuals and families who must purchase their own health plans. "This simply isn't fair," Coats says.

Obamacare: If You Like It, You (Can't) Keep It

Date: 10/31/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to protect constituents from the consequences of Obamacare.

McConnell Introduces Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act

Date: 10/31/2013
'The Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act is a commonsense measure Congress can take to help alleviate that burden for millions of families by providing greater flexibility in managing their time.'

McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro-Coal Rally in Nation's Capital

Date: 10/30/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, October 29th, joined thousands of coal miners and their families, including hundreds from Kentucky, for the Count on Coal rally outside the United States Capitol.

Obamacare Failure Extends Far Beyond Flawed Website

Date: 10/30/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the failure of Obamacare and the problems it's causing for millions of Americans.

McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro-Coal Rally in Nation's Capital

Date: 10/29/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, October 29th, joined thousands of coal miners and their families, including hundreds from Kentucky, for the Count on Coal rally outside the United States Capitol.

McConnell speaks at Coal Rally about EPA listening tour

Date: 10/29/2013
Senator McConnell joined coal miners at the pro-coal rally in the Nation's Capital. In attendance were thousands of coal miners and their families, including hundreds from Kentucky, for the Count on Coal rally outside the United States Capitol.

'More than a Website'

Date: 10/29/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the broken promises of Obamacare.

McConnell On CBS's 'Face the Nation'

Date: 10/23/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CBS's 'Face the Nation' on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

10/19/13 AG Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Hurts Virginia

Date: 10/19/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli speaks about the failure of the Obamacare rollout earlier this month, but notes that the President's health care law "was fundamentally broken even before it started." Cuccinelli, the first attorney general in America to challenge the law in federal court, says, "President Obama's ideas are deeply flawed and the implementation of this law has been a national embarrassment. Let me be plain, the law that carries the President's name is the hallmark of a reckless federal bureaucracy that has lost its way."

McConnell Announces Agreement to Re Open Government, Prevent Default

Date: 10/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an agreement to re-open the government, prevent default and protect the spending reductions in the Budget Control Act.

McConnell: 'Common Sense Reforms' Key to Solving Debt

Date: 10/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senate Democrats to negotiate with Republicans over debt and spending-cut solutions.

Democrats Call for Trillion-Dollar Debt Limit Increase 'With No Strings Attached'

Date: 10/10/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' demand for a $1.1 trillion debt limit increase with no strings attached.

McConnell Calls for Restoring Military Chaplain Service during Shutdown

Date: 10/09/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the House-passed bill that urges the Secretary of Defense to permit religious activities during the federal shutdown. Senator McConnell asked Unanimous Consent to pass this bill and Senate Democrats objected.

McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Negotiate

Date: 10/08/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senate Democrats to work with Republicans on a solution to end the federal shutdown while maintaining the Budget Control Act.

McConnell: Pass the House Funding Bills

Date: 10/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senate Democrats to negotiate a solution to end the federal shutdown that they created.

10/5/13 Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Democrat Government Shut Down

Date: 10/05/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says Republicans are eager to end the government shutdown and move ahead with fiscal and economic reforms, but that Senate Democrats and the President continue to refuse to negotiate. Sen. Cornyn, the Senate Republican Whip, says that House Republicans have repeatedly sent over legislation that would fund federal operations, but Senate Democrats have rejected each and every bill. "It has become disturbingly clear that the Obama-Reid shutdown is no longer about health care, spending, or ideology," says Sen. Cornyn. "It's about politics, plain and simple. The Democrats have calculated that by prolonging the shutdown, and maximizing the pain involved, they can bully Republicans into doing whatever President Obama and Majority Leader Reid want them to do. It's a very cynical game, but Democrats have decided to play it."

McConnell asked to pass Veterans funding bill, Sen. Reid objects

Date: 10/03/2013
Sen. McConnell asked consent to pass the Veterans funding bill. Sen. Reid objected to funding the Veterans programs.

Senate Dems Need to Start Working with Republicans to End the Shutdown

Date: 10/03/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for Senate Democrats to negotiate a solution to end the federal shutdown that they created:

McConnell Calls on Senate Dems to End the Shutdown They Created

Date: 10/02/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the unsuccessful rollout of Obamacare and the need for Senate Democrats to negotiate a solution to end the federal shutdown that they created.

Time for Senate Dems to Negotiate a Solution to the Shutdown They Forced

Date: 10/01/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the federal shutdown and the Senate Democrats' refusal to negotiate a solution.

09.26.13 WPSD-TV report on D.C. Coal Press Conference

Date: 09/27/2013
WPSD-TV in Paducah reports on the pro-coal, pro-jobs press conference at the U.S. Capitol with Sens. McConnell and Paul joined Reps. Whitfield, Rogers, Massie, Barr, and Guthrie and other lawmakers.

Obamacare: 'A law in trouble. A law that needs to be repealed,' Says McConnell

Date: 09/27/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the failure of Obamacare and efforts to repeal the law.

McConnell on Obamacare: 'This law is a mess. It needs to go. It's time to start over.'

Date: 09/26/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the failure of Obamacare and efforts to defund the law.

Obamacare Colloquy with Sens. McConnell and Paul

Date: 09/25/2013
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul engaged in a colloquy on the Senate floor about Obamacare's impact on Kentucky.

McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Join Republicans in Defunding Obamacare

Date: 09/25/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding his push for defunding Obamacare.

McConnell Urges Democrats to Join Obamacare Defunding Effort

Date: 09/24/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding defunding Obamacare.

9/21/13 - Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Jobs & The Economy

Date: 09/21/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval says it's no accident that the fastest growing states with the best economies are all led by Republican governors. "When we reduce government, balance budgets, and keep taxes as low as possible, states respond in a positive way," Sandoval says. "When tough times force tough choices, we act decisively and move forward."

Bipartisan Group of Senators Continue Call for Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

Date: 09/21/2013
On Thursday, September 19, Senator McConnell joined Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to urge the President to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline

McConnell discusses his legislation, the Saving Coal Jobs Act

Date: 09/19/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell once again took to the Senate floor to advocate on behalf of Kentucky coal miners and their families. Sen. McConnell called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to allow a vote on McConnell's comprehensive coal jobs package, the Saving Coal Jobs Act, to counter the Obama Administration's War on Coal. Senator McConnell's legislation will help the coal industry from ground to production by forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop stalling on mining permits and by blocking burdensome regulations issued by the EPA.

Senate Democrat Leadership Blocks McConnell's Saving Coal Jobs Legislation

Date: 09/19/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell once again took to the Senate floor to advocate on behalf of Kentucky coal miners and their families. On the Senate floor, Senator McConnell asked for unanimous consent to pass the Saving Coal Jobs Act, but was immediately blocked by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of Senate Democrats.

The Obama Economy

Date: 09/18/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and the Obama economy.

McConnell Extends His Condolences to the Victims of the Navy Yard Shooting

Date: 09/17/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Navy Yard Shooting.

McConnell Comments on the Navy Yard Shooting

Date: 09/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard.

09.12.13 WPSD-TV report on McConnell's Obamacare Delay Amendment

Date: 09/13/2013
WPSD-TV in Paducah reports on Senator McConnell's amendment to delay Obamacare's individual mandate for everyone.

Senator McConnell: Individuals and Families Should Also Get an Obamacare Delay

Date: 09/12/2013
'So we need to pass this delay for everyone. And then it's time to enact what Kentuckians and Americans really need: a full repeal of this job-killing mess of a law. They need us to pull it out, root and branch. And that's just what I intend to keep fighting for. As I said earlier, union members that pushed for this bill are now turning against it in droves. So are businesses. And so are our constituents — I don't care what party you're in.'

'Sympathy, Solidarity, and Resolve' on 9/11

Date: 09/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Victims of the 1963 Church Bombing in Birmingham

Date: 09/10/2013
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Following are Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Statuary Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell Outlines His Opposition to Syria Resolution

Date: 09/10/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's Syria resolution and the 'Russian diplomatic gambit to forestall U.S. military action'.

9/7/13 - Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Hurts Families

Date: 09/07/2013
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming says that many families are going to have "sticker shock" when they see what they'll have to pay for health insurance under government insurance exchanges that go into effect in less than a month as part of Obamacare. In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Barrasso, a practicing physician for 25 years before coming to Congress, notes that the President refuses to acknowledge that Obamacare "fails to solve the number one concern of Americans when it comes to health care -- which is cost." The American people have a choice, says Senator Barrasso -- embrace Obamacare for four more years, or repeal the law and move quickly to help people get the care they need, from a doctor they choose, at lower cost. "That's what Republicans are fighting for," he says. "It's time for Democrats to join us."

8/24/13 - Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Hurts Jobs

Date: 08/24/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana discusses how Obamacare is "costing jobs, discouraging investment, and making the future bleak for too many families" nationwide. Unlike the Washington-knows-best mandates in Obamacare, Gov. Pence explains how his state has "lowered costs and improved outcomes" by "letting freedom and personal responsibility work together" through "a nationally--recognized program called the Healthy Indiana Plan."

8/10/13 - Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On American Energy Independence

Date: 08/10/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina takes the Obama administration to task for blocking and delaying new American energy production, which would create thousands of jobs and go a long way towards reducing dependency on foreign energy sources. By contract, Republicans support an "all-of-the-above" approach that includes nuclear, wind, solar and other renewables along with oil and gas production. "Opening access to responsible energy production will lower prices, create jobs, grow our economy, decrease dangerous dependence on foreign oil and lower the deficit by adding much needed revenue to the Treasury," Scott says.

8/3/13 - Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On How Obamacare Hurts Jobs

Date: 08/03/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Susan Collins, the senior Senator from Maine, says that many workers will find their hours reduced and their wages cut because of Obamacare. Under Obamacare, anyone working an average of 30 hours a week is considered a "full-time" employee, forcing many employers to cut their employees' hours. But in an effort to protect American jobs, Sen. Collins has introduced legislation that would define full-time work at 40 or more hours a week. "A 40-hour work week is full-time, we all know that. This bill is just common sense," Senator Collins says.

50th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington

Date: 07/31/2013
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Senator McConnell delivered remarks during the ceremony, which took place in Statuary Hall, in the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell Argues Against Senate Dems' Effort to Bust Bipartisan Spending Caps

Date: 07/31/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats' willingness to vote for an over-budget THUD appropriations bill that blatantly violates budget reforms already agreed to by both parties and moves the nation in the exact wrong direction.

07.30.13 WHAS-11 TV in Louisville, KY

Date: 07/30/2013
WHAS news report on the School Choice Forum hosted by Senators Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, and others in Washington, D.C.

President's Partisan Tax, Spending Plan Just Another Campaign Speech

Date: 07/30/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the over-budget THUD appropriations bill and the President's campaign road tour where he plans to announce another recycled partisan tax and spending plan.

Senate Should Follow House and Pass a Permanent Delay of Obamacare

Date: 07/25/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's latest pivot to the economy, and the need for the Senate to pass a permanent delay of Obamcare:

President's Latest Pivot Speech Long on Rhetoric, Short on Solutions

Date: 07/24/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor regarding the President's latest pivot speech and the need for real solutions to grow the economy and create jobs.

Remembering Officer Chestnut and Detective Gibson

Date: 07/24/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor in remembrance of Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective John Michael Gibson, who lost their lives while protecting the U.S. Capitol 15 years ago.

Senate Dems Should End Bickering Over a Student Loan Solution

Date: 07/23/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President's latest 'pivot' and the need to end Democrat bickering over a solution to rising student loan interest rates.

McConnell Outlines Opposition to Perez and McCarthy Confirmations

Date: 07/18/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he outlined his opposition to the confirmations of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor and Gina McCarthy as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Obamacare Tax On Insurance Premiums Dwarfs Refunds President Will Tout

Date: 07/18/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obamacare premium tax and the need to repeal and replace the law with common-sense, step-by-step reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.

07.10.13 WPSD-TV in Paducah

Date: 07/17/2013
WPSD-TV in Paducah reports on the President's delay of Obamacare for businesses, but for not families and workers.

Families, Workers Deserve Same Obamacare Reprieve as President Gave to Businesses

Date: 07/17/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare not 'working as planned' and the need for the President to grant a reprieve from the law to families and workers, not just businesses.

7/13/13 - Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address Calling For A Permanent Obamacare Delay

Date: 07/13/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Mike Enzi, R-WY, calls for a permanent delay of Obamacare for everyone, not just businesses. The law, he says, is so "massive, burdensome, bureaucratic and confusing" that it's collapsing under its own weight. "We need to give the failed law's proponents a way out by searching for positive changes," says Enzi , who helped lead the fight against passage of Obamacare when he was the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. "We can start by dismantling the worst parts of the law first and replacing them with reforms that actually work."

On Student Loans, Senate Dems Put Partisan Politics Over a Bipartisan Solution

Date: 07/10/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senate Democrats to put partisan politics aside and agree on a bipartisan solution to rising student loan interest rates as well as consider the long-term political ramifications of implementing the nuclear option in the Senate.

Special Interest Payback: Breaking the Rules to Change the Rules

Date: 07/09/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats proposing to break the rules to change the rules of the Senate at the request of Big Labor.

6/29/13 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Obamacare Anxiety

Date: 06/29/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) notes that the deadline for millions of Americans to purchase health insurance in a special "exchange" is quickly approaching, yet the Obama administration still can't answer basic questions about health insurance costs and coverage or even guarantee that the exchanges will be ready to enroll patients by an October 1 deadline. As a result, Americans are rightfully concerned and skeptical about how such a "massive federal government takeover of health care" will work, says Roberts, who has introduced legislation to sunset the exchanges if they miss the enrollment deadline.

McConnell: Senate Immigration Bill Fails to Secure Border

Date: 06/27/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to address border security for comprehensive immigration reform.

The President's War on Coal Spells Disaster for the Economy

Date: 06/26/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for an all-of-the-above strategy to energy production instead of a targeted War on Coal that will spell disaster for the economy.

The President's 'War on Coal' is a War on Jobs

Date: 06/25/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the President to focus on common-sense policies to make energy cleaner and more affordable, not a national energy tax and a 'war on coal' that would hinder economic growth.

McConnell Defends the First Amendment

Date: 06/21/2013
Senator McConnell delivered remarks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on the use of government power to stifle speech and proposed solutions that protect the individual rights that are guaranteed to all citizens of the United States. Sen. McConnell spoke on the issue at AEI in June of 2012 highlighting the growing threat to free speech, particularly the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, calling on Americans to unite in vigilant defense of the Constitution. While some on the Left dismissed his remarks then, the growing IRS controversy has shown the need for vigilance.

Obamacare not 'working the way it's supposed to'

Date: 06/20/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare with easily-implemented, commonsense reforms that lower costs for Americans.

McConnell Calls for Permanent Elimination of Death Tax

Date: 06/19/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) in introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013, which would permanently abolish the federal death tax. Sen. McConnell said the death tax is the federal government's final insult to American taxpayers and it needs to be repealed.

President, Congressional Dems Need to Explain Obamacare Consequences

Date: 06/19/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the President and Senate Democrats to explain the consequences of Obamacare to the American people instead of spending millions on a campaign-style P.R. blitz.

6/15/13 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Delivers Weekly Address On Student Loans

Date: 06/15/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) calls on Senate Democrats to put politics aside and support a long-term fix to prevent an increase in student loan interest rates. A former U.S. Secretary of Education and the ranking Republican on the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Alexander also highlights a Republican proposal that emphasizes state and local decision-making while a Democratic alternative, in essence, creates a national school board to oversee the 100,000 public schools that educate 50 million American children.

WAVE3-TV news clip on Kentucky bus crash

Date: 06/14/2013
WAVE3-TV news coverage of the June 11, 2013 bus crash in Kentucky.

Students, Young Workers Struggle in Obama Economy

Date: 06/13/2013
Senator McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding higher healthcare premiums, smaller paychecks and fewer jobs for students and young workers in the Obama Economy.

McConnell Comments on Kentucky Bus Crash

Date: 06/12/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the I-64 bus crash on June 11, 2013 in Kentucky.

McConnell: Senate Immigration Bill Needs 'Major Changes'

Date: 06/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for major changes to the Senate immigration bill through debate and an open amendment process.

WPSD-TV Freedom to Fish becomes Law

Date: 06/07/2013
On June 3, 2013 the President signed into law Senator McConnell's measure placing a two-year moratorium on the Army Corps plan to implement barriers and restrict fishing access to the tailwaters of the Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams along the Cumberland River.

WHAS - TV: Senator McConnell Honored by National Farm Group

Date: 06/06/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell was honored with the Friend of Farm Credit Award. McConnell was presented the award by Dan Flanagan a farmer from Campbellsville, Kentucky.

McConnell Calls on Majority Leader to Keep His Word on Senate Rules

Date: 06/06/2013
Leader McConnell points out that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid twice pledged he wouldn't use the nuclear option - breaking the Senate rules to change those rules. Leader McConnell asks why the Majority Leader's word should be contingent on anything.

McConnell Honors Kentucky Veterans

Date: 06/06/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor commemorating the 69th anniversary of D-Day and welcoming the Kentucky veterans traveling to the Nation's capital as part of the Honor Flight.

President and Senate Dems Put Politics Over Solutions On Student Loans

Date: 06/04/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for the President and Senate Democrats to put politicking aside and work on a bipartisan solution to an increase in student loan interest rates.

6/1/13 - Gov. Sean Parnell (R-AK) Delivers GOP Weekly Address On Energy Independence

Date: 06/01/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell discusses ways that local, state and federal governments can ensure safe, reliable and affordable access to America's vast energy resources. Yet despite the potential for American energy independence, Governor Parnell says, the White House too often puts the brakes on domestic energy production, wasting taxpayer dollars instead on green energy boondoggles that have collapsed in failure and bankruptcy. "If Washington, D.C. would start working with states to unlock access to federal lands, an economic boom would be felt across this nation, lifting wages, and creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs and improving our national security through energy independence," Governor Parnell says.

5/25/13 - Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Recovery in Moore, OK

Date: 05/25/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week. "Oklahoma has been hit hard, but we're not knocked out," says Oklahoma's senior senator, who delivers the address on location in Moore.

WPSD on the Freedom to Fish Act

Date: 05/24/2013
May 21, 2013

Senator McConnell's Remarks on Memorial Day

Date: 05/24/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday honoring the members of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day.

McConnell Warns Against Scandal-Plagued IRS Overseeing Obamacare Compliance

Date: 05/23/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the need to suspend the implementation of Obamacare until a thorough investigation of the scandal-plagued IRS, which will oversee Obamacare compliance, is completed.

Sen. McConnell on FoxNews

Date: 05/22/2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Senator McConnell discusses immigration legislation and the IRS scandal with Fox's Martha MacCallum.

Threat of Nuclear Option Is Really a Pretext for Dem Power Grab

Date: 05/22/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding what he termed a 'culture of intimidation' that exists in the Executive Branch and among Senate Democrats and the threat to use the nuclear option if they don't get their way every time.

McConnell Calls for Lifting Import Sanctions Against

Date: 05/21/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act import sanctions.

McConnell On The Tragedy in Oklahoma

Date: 05/21/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the tragic loss of life caused by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma.

Senator McConnell on NBC's Meet the Press

Date: 05/20/2013
Sunday, May 20, 2013

McConnell Update on Freedom to Fish

Date: 05/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Senators Rand Paul, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, introduced and the Senate passed legislation that places a two-year moratorium on the Army Corps plan to implement barriers and restrict fishing accesses to the tailwaters of the Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams along the Cumberland River.

Republicans Call for Probe of IRS Leaks of Confidential Taxpayer Information

Date: 05/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding reports that the IRS leaked confidential taxpayer information about an organization called the National Organization for Marriage to a liberal advocacy group:

CNBC Kudlow Report

Date: 05/15/2013
May 14, 2013 - Senator Mitch McConnell appeared on CNBC's Kudlow Report to discuss the IRS scandal.

FOX News' America's Newsroom

Date: 05/15/2013
May 15, 2013 - Senator Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox News to discuss the IRS scandal.

Administration Must Not Stonewall on IRS Probe

Date: 05/15/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the need for cooperation and transparency from the Obama administration as Congress investigates the IRS scandal.

McConnell Honors National Police Week 2013

Date: 05/15/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks honoring National Police Week 2013 on the Senate floor Wednesday.

KET One to One with Bill Goodman

Date: 05/14/2013
KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION: Sen. Mitch McConnell: One to One: On immigration, deficits, gun control and more.

McConnell on IRS Scandal: 'We've Only Started to Scratch the Surface'

Date: 05/14/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for cooperation and transparency from the Obama administration as Congress investigates the IRS scandal.

Growing threats to our First Amendment rights - IRS "speech police" clip

Date: 05/13/2013
On June 15, 2012 Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the American Enterprise Institute on the growing threats to our First Amendment rights, where he said the following: "Earlier this year, dozens of Tea Party-affiliated groups across the country learned what it was like to draw the attention of the speech police when they received a lengthy questionnaire from the IRS demanding attendance lists, meeting transcripts, and donor information. One of the group's leaders described the situation this way: '[groups like ours] either drown ... in unnecessary paper work ... or you survive, and give them everything they want, only to be hung.'"

President Should Prepare Nation for Negative Effects of Obamacare

Date: 05/10/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to prepare the nation for the negative effects of Obamacare:

President Could Take a Lesson from Texas on Economic Growth, Job Creation

Date: 05/09/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the President's visit to Texas and the need for the administration to learn from their model for economic growth and job creation by reducing government spending and regulatory burden; the Leader also discuss the unaccountable Obamacare rationing board, IPAB.

5/4/13 Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Innovation In The States

Date: 05/04/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory contrasts Washington bureaucracy and weak presidential leadership with the success of the nation's 30 Republican governors who are using efficient leadership to improve the daily lives of their citizens. Yet despite state-based innovations in such critical areas as energy independence and health care, governors still need Washington to grant states more flexibility, independence and accountability, Gov. McCrory contends. "I urge the President to join us in North Carolina where we're working to make government a partner, not an impediment to our progress. Working together, we can get this nation back on the right track by simply unleashing the unlimited potential of the American people," Gov. McCrory concludes.

WOWK - Mine Legislation Introduced

Date: 05/01/2013
Senator McConnell announces the Coal Jobs Protection Act.

President Must Address Obamacare 'Train Wreck'

Date: 04/25/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obamacare 'train wreck.'

Dems Propose Gimmick to Deal with Obama Administration Flight Delays

Date: 04/24/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate today regarding a hastily crafted bill by the Majority Leader that attempts to replace the President's Sequester cuts with what the Director of the Concord Coalition has called 'the mother of all...gimmicks.'

McConnell Remarks On Internet Sales Tax Bill

Date: 04/23/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an internet sales tax bill.

4/20/13 Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The Boston Attacks

Date: 04/20/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) highlighted that the quick work to find those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings shows the strong resolve of our nation when confronted with violent acts of terrorism. "To those who would attack America or our citizens, let me say this—there is no corner on Earth, no hiding place in America that will keep us from finding you. The leaders of this country will do everything in our power to bring justice for the families and the communities impacted," Scott says.

McConnell On The Tragedy In Texas

Date: 04/18/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the tragic explosion in Waco, Texas.

'Justice Will Be Delivered'

Date: 04/17/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the tragic bombings in Boston and a failed attempt to send Ricin to the U.S. Capitol.

Protecting Communities, 2nd Amendment Rights Should Be Senate's Focus

Date: 04/17/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of amendments to gun legislation and the need for the Majority to provide transparency by allowing a full and open amendment process.

Senate Passes McConnell Resolution Honoring Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Date: 04/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate passage of the McConnell resolution honoring the late former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:

Remarks on the Boston Attacks

Date: 04/16/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the heinous attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.

McConnell Praises University of Louisville Women's Basketball Team

Date: 04/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks regarding the University of Louisville Cardinals appearance in the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship.

Another Disappointing Budget Proposal

Date: 04/11/2013
-- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the need for the President to submit a budget that offers serious reforms, not more out-of-control Washington spending and tax increases

McConnell Statement on Gun Bill Cloture Vote

Date: 04/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding S. 649, a bill that is a clear overreach and would punish law-abiding gun owners.

White House Budget--Bold Reform or Status Quo?

Date: 04/09/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding Wednesday's release of the President's budget and the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

McConnell Statement on the Louisville Cardinals' NCAA Championship Win

Date: 04/09/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the Louisville Cardinals winning the men's 2013 NCAA National Championship.

4/6/13 Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Reforming Government State By State

Date: 04/06/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the best ideas on how to fix the federal government are often being carried out at the state level by Republican governors. "You see, you don't change America by changing Washington—you change America by changing the states," says Brownback. "And that's exactly what Republican governors are doing across the country—taking a different approach to grow their states' economies and fix their governments with ideas that work." Brownback, a former United States senator, highlights how he turned a $500 million projected deficit into a $500 million budget surplus without raising taxes or cutting funding for education, Medicaid or prisons.

3/23/13 - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The 1st Democrat Budget In 4 Years

Date: 03/23/2013
For the first time in four years, Senate Democrats have produced a budget, yet unfortunately their spending blueprint grows the government, not the economy, according to U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) in the Weekly Republican Address. By contrast, the budget Republicans passed in the House of Representatives this week reduces spending and debt and balances in 10 years. "Budgets are economic documents, but they're much more than that. Budgets reflect the moral choices we make as a nation and shape the kind of society we will build for the future," Lee says. "We want dollars and decisions in your hands and not in the hands of bureaucrats. We know that if you can keep more of your hard-earned money, you'll use it to help your community, to save for your child's college tuition, and to deploy it in ways that will create jobs and grow your local economy." The Senate Democratic budget, by contrast, raises taxes, increases spending and debt and never balances. "They think you don't send enough of your money to Washington," Lee says.

Sen. McConnell On The 3rd Anniversary Of Obamacare

Date: 03/22/2013
Standing in front of a stack of Obamacare regulations, Senator McConnell says, "You know nothing sums up all the excesses of the Obama Administration like Obamacare. For example, these are the first regulations—20,000 pages, 7 feet tall and they're just getting started. Everything they promised about Obamacare isn't coming true. Premiums are going up—not down. The President said people wouldn't lose their policies—they are. The cost to the government is astronomical. The biggest mistake in modern times, in my judgment, was the passage of Obamacare, which seeks to turn America into a Western European country."

Fox Business with Rich Edison

Date: 03/21/2013
March 21, 2013

Dem Budget a Rehash of Extreme Policies That Crush the Middle Class

Date: 03/21/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the extreme and rehashed policies in the Democrats' budget that will crush the middle class and grow the government, not the economy.

Dem Budget and Obamacare Focus on Growing Government, Not the Economy

Date: 03/20/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the Democrats' failed budget and Obamacare law that grow the government, not the economy.

McConnell on President's Visit to Israel and Jordan

Date: 03/19/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the President's visit to Israel and Jordan.

Dem Budget Increases Debt, Raises Taxes and Spending and Never Balances

Date: 03/19/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the proposed budget by Senate Democrats that increases spending, raises taxes and never balances.

McConnell Calls Dem Blueprint 'Most Left-Wing Budget' of Modern Era

Date: 03/14/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' left-wing budget blueprint that raises taxes on Americans and continues to grow the government, not the economy:

Sen. McConnell and Sen. Rubio on Defunding Obamacare

Date: 03/13/2013
Senators McConnell and Rubio discuss the need to defund and repeal Obamacare on the Senate floor Wednesday.

After a Four-Year Wait, Senate Dem Budget Promises to Grow Government, Not the Economy

Date: 03/13/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the need for Senate Democrats to submit a balanced budget plan that grows the economy, not the government.

President Needs to Offer His Budget Now, Not After Congress Acts

Date: 03/12/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to submit his budget now, rather than wait until after Congress acts.

Obamacare: Full of Higher Costs and Broken Promises

Date: 03/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding higher costs and broken promises under Obamacare.

3/9/13 - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The 1st Democrat Budget In 4 Years

Date: 03/09/2013
In anticipation of next week's unveiling of Senate Democrats' first budget in four years, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) cautions that the tax gimmicks and new spending that will be included in their budget will grow the government, not our economy. In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, says, Congress has a "moral duty" to balance the federal budget and bring the deficit down to zero. "But I fear the Democrat proposal will fail this defining test and will never achieve balance," he says. "I fear it will crush American workers and our economy with trillions in new taxes, spending and debt. I fear [Senate Budget] Chairman Murray will follow the President's lead: raising taxes to enrich the bureaucracy at the expense of the people." Senate Republicans, Senator Sessions says, are ready to reform Washington's spending to grow the economy, create American jobs, and balance the federal budget.

#StandwithRand: Sen. Paul Deserves An Answer

Date: 03/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for Attorney General Holder to answer Sen. Paul's legal question and on the nomination of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

Focus on Runaway Spending and Debt, not Endless Campaigns

Date: 03/05/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to focus on our nation's runaway spending and debt instead of running an endless campaign.

Americans Won't Accept Replacing Spending Cuts with Tax Hikes

Date: 02/28/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for smarter spending reforms, not additional tax hikes, to avoid the President's sequester:

Honoring the Legacy of Rosa Parks

Date: 02/27/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks Wednesday in honor of Rosa Parks at her statue unveiling in the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell Calls for Smarter Solution to the President's Sequester

Date: 02/27/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the need for smarter spending reforms, not additional tax hikes, to avoid the President's sequester.

Smarter Cuts, Not Tax Hikes

Date: 02/26/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for smart and targeted spending cuts, not another tax hike, to replace across-the-board cuts set to take effect in three days.

2/23/13 - Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Sequester And Keystone Pipeline

Date: 02/23/2013
The President and Senate Democrats are deploying poll-tested gimmicks to raise taxes on energy production instead of solving our nation's most pressing problem: Washington's spending addiction. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), says that, "For the better part of the week, President Obama has been traveling and giving interviews on the consequences of the sequester..." Yet, Hoeven continues, "...it was President Obama who proposed—and promoted—the sequester." While the President blames Congress for the sequester, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed two bills to avert it. In addition to the President's effort to raise taxes, he is blocking an American project that will create jobs and get the economy growing—the Keystone XL pipeline. Sen. Hoeven asks, "Why, Mr. President, are you blocking a project that the American people support overwhelmingly?"

Another Gimmicky Tax Hike Bill Designed to Fail

Date: 02/14/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the need for smart and targeted spending cuts, not another gimmicky tax hike bill, to replace across-the-board cuts set to take effect in 15 days

SOTU: A Missed Opportunity to Meet Our Economic, Fiscal Challenges

Date: 02/13/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the missed opportunity to propose serious solutions to our nation's economic challenges during the President's State of the Union address.

Leader McConnell on Miguel Estrada and Challenging The Unconstitutional "Recess" Appointments

Date: 02/13/2013
Speaking to reporters, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said, "Let me just start by saying Senate Republicans today invited Miguel Estrada to come up and brief us on the outcome of the three-judge court decision a couple of weeks ago. "As you may recall, we asked Miguel Estrada to represent Senate Republicans and file an amicus brief in a case arising out of the state of Washington related to the NLRB appointments that were made by the President about 13 months ago when the Senate was still in session. "Major conflict between the legislative branch and the executive branch. The President was in a sense—in essence asserting that he got to decide when we were in session. The smack-down by the three-judge court was pretty substantial. I wanted to give our members an opportunity to hear our lawyer's take on it. He anticipates that it will end up in the Supreme Court. "The big question, of course, is if the decision is upheld either in its entirety or in part, what does that portend for all the actions that have been taken by the NLRB and maybe the CFPB as well, because that director was also recess-appointed on the same day. A very significant case. Our lawyer believes it's highly likely the Supreme Court will take the case and it will be interesting how this comes out."

McConnell Responds to President's State of the Union Address

Date: 02/12/2013
Senator Mitch McConnell responds to the President's State of the Union address.

Will the President have a serious plan tonight—or just another campaign speech?

Date: 02/12/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to address the consequences of Obamacare and make the case for spending cuts in his State of the Union address tonight

McConnell Urges President to Address Obamacare Consequences, Sequester Solutions in SOTU

Date: 02/11/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding the need for the President in his State of the Union address to address the real consequences of Obamacare and offer solutions to avoid the sequester.

2/9/13 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On "America's Energy Future"

Date: 02/09/2013
Thanks to new technologies, the era of energy scarcity is giving way to one of abundance, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, says in the Weekly Republican Address. Yet despite the brightening energy picture, there are still too many burdensome government regulations, permit delays and overzealous litigation. To take full advantage of these new energy opportunities, as well as face up to our energy challenges, including job-killing government regulations and red tape, Murkowski this week unveiled a ground-breaking blueprint that charts a path to make energy more abundant, affordable, clean, diverse and secure. "The ideas in my blueprint would create new jobs, generate new revenues, and slash our dependence on foreign energy. They would shore up our security and strengthen our economy. They would help us minimize the impacts of energy development and reduce the emissions that are blamed for climate change," Murkowski says.

McConnell: Take Advantage of Divided Government to Solve our Economic Challenges

Date: 02/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the devastating effects of the President's economic policies on Americans and the need to take advantage of divided government to solve the nation's economic crisis.

McConnell Calls Dem Tax Hikes on Planes, Energy Production, 'Poll-tested Gimmicks'

Date: 02/04/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on Monday regarding the need for serious spending reforms, not tax hikes, to solve our nation's debt crisis.

Dem Focus on Tax Hikes Distracts From Real Problem -- Out-of-Control Spending

Date: 02/01/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the need for Senate Democrats and the President to focus on Washington's out-of-control spending problem to solve the debt crisis in America.

1/26/13 - Sen. John Thune (R-SD) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Washington's Spending Addiction

Date: 01/26/2013
This week Senate Democrats announced they will draft a budget for the first time in nearly four years. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Republican Conference, says the budget debate is the perfect time to address Washington's spending addiction. Getting spending under control, he argues, is the best way to jump-start the economy and create jobs and opportunities for American families and workers.

McConnell: Dems Should Use Budget to Cut Spending, Not Raise More Taxes

Date: 01/24/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the need for Senate Democrats to pass a serious budget that doesn't raise taxes on the American people.

President Should Drop Polarizing, Hard-Left Agenda and Focus on Bipartisan Solutions

Date: 01/23/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks (as prepared) on the Senate floor today regarding the need for bipartisan action from the President to solve Washington's out-of-control spending problem.

1/12/13 - Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Cutting Out-Of-Control Spending

Date: 01/12/2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) points out that with the tax debate over, Washington can now focus on the real source of our nation's deficits: out-of-control Washington spending. Sen. Fischer calls on Congress to make the difficult decisions now: "It's time for serious action. No more kicking the can down the road. No more using the threat of middle class tax hikes to force last minute deal-making. The debate over taxes and revenues is done. Tax increases barely pay for a few days of government spending and in all my years of public service, I have never had constituents ask me to raise their taxes. The problem is not that the American people are taxed too little; it's that the federal government spends too much."

McConnell on NBC's 'Meet the Press'

Date: 01/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on NBC's 'Meet the Press' on Sunday, January 7, 2013.

McConnell on ABC's 'This Week'

Date: 01/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

McConnell on CBS's 'Face the Nation'

Date: 01/07/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CBS's 'Face the Nation' on Sunday January 7, 2013.

McConnell: As the 113th Congress Convenes, Focus Turns to Spending Cuts

Date: 01/03/2013
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the beginning of the 113th Congress and the need to focus on out-of-control spending in Washington.

12/29/12 - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Avoiding The Fiscal Cliff

Date: 12/29/2012
On Friday the White House and Congressional leaders agreed that the Senate must now act to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and that this will require a bipartisan approach. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference, highlights that effort and notes that lawmakers have an opportunity to kick off the New Year by working together to solve some of the big challenges facing our country today.

Christmas Greeting 2012

Date: 12/21/2012

McConnell Calls on Democrats to Take Up House-Passed Bill, Prevent Tax Hikes

Date: 12/21/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for the President and Senate Democrats to finally take action to prevent a massive tax hike next month

McConnell: 'Enough is enough. Let's get this done.'

Date: 12/20/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senate Democrats to finally take action to prevent a massive tax hike at the end of the year.

President Still Has Time to Show He Can Lead

Date: 12/19/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for swift, bipartisan action to prevent the country from going over the Fiscal Cliff.

We Stand With the People of Newtown

Date: 12/17/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

Dem Majority Continues Heavy-Handed Approach in Running Senate

Date: 12/12/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding an effort by the Democratic Majority to alter the rules of the Senate, further marginalizing the minority party in the Senate and the constituents they represent.

Cutting Spending Is Essential for Fiscal Agreement

Date: 12/12/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the need for the President to shelve his campaign talking points and offer specific spending cuts as part of a balanced plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.

A Balanced Fiscal Plan Must Include Spending Cuts

Date: 12/11/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to offer specific spending cuts as part of a balanced plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.

12/8/12 - Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Jobs & The Middle Class

Date: 12/08/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, says, "Americans are struggling to find or keep middle class jobs for two reasons: because our economy is not creating enough of these jobs and because too many of our people don't have the education or skills required for the jobs that are being created." To rein in our national debt, trigger economic growth and create jobs, Sen. Rubio offers, "We must reform our complicated, uncertain, job-killing tax code, by getting rid of unjustified loopholes. But our goal should be to generate new revenue by creating new taxpayers, not new taxes." Sen. Rubio continues, "The emergence of a strong, 21st century American middle class is the answer to our most pressing challenges. And it all starts with our people... There you will find the dreams America was built on. There you will find the promise of tomorrow."

Nuclear Option Would Continue Dem Push to Marginalize Constituent Voices

Date: 12/07/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an effort by the Democratic Majority to alter the rules of the Senate, further marginalizing the minority party in the Senate and the constituents they represent.

Sen. Byrd Would Not Have Supported Dems' 'Heavy-handed' Rules Changes

Date: 12/07/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floorregarding the Senate Democrats' plan to use the 'nuclear option' to change the Senate rules.

Unlike Senate, House Majority is Allowing the Minority to Represent its Constituents

Date: 12/07/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding an effort by the Democratic Majority to alter the rules of the Senate, further marginalizing the minority party in the Senate and the constituents they represent.

Permanent Debt Ceiling Increase: 'It's not going to happen,' McConnell says

Date: 12/06/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the President's attempt to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants by as much as he wants in order to continue wasteful Washington spending.

McConnell Offers Dems the Chance to Vote on President's $1.6 Trillion Tax Hike Plan

Date: 12/05/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding his proposal to give Democrats an opportunity to vote on the President's $1.6 trillion tax hike plan.

Even Before Rules Change, Dems Have Stymied Senate Debate Rights

Date: 12/05/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding Senate Democrats' effort to break the rules to change the rules in the Senate and further marginalize the minority party by limiting the right to debate.

12/1/12 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Obama's Unserious Plan

Date: 12/01/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, says comprehensive tax reform, solutions to protecting and strengthening entitlements, and reducing our nation's unsustainable debt are crucial to fixing the fiscal cliff. With the need for presidential leadership on a plan to avoid the tax hikes, Sen. Hatch says, "... the President has an obligation to first steer us away from the fiscal cliff...But we'll never get there with the unserious plan the President proposed this week." As only 30 days remain, Sen. Hatch presses, "The longer the White House waits to get serious is a day closer to going over the fiscal cliff, and the harder it will be to find a solution."

Proposed Partisan Rules Change an 'Affront to the American People'

Date: 11/29/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding an effort by some Senate Democrats to alter the rules of the Senate, further marginalizing the voice of the minority and the American people they represent.

President Should Skip Campaign Trail, Focus Instead on Bipartisan Fiscal Negotiations

Date: 11/29/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the need for the President to skip the campaign trail and participate in bipartisan fiscal negotiations to prevent the country from going over the Fiscal Cliff.

Raising Tax Rates During Jobs Crisis is 'Last Thing We Want to Do'

Date: 11/29/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President to shelve his campaign talking points and present a specific economic plan to prevent the country from going over the Fiscal Cliff:

11/17/12 - Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Avoiding The Fiscal Cliff

Date: 11/17/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) says the looming fiscal cliff represents an opportunity for both parties to change the nation's "irresponsible spending path." Calling for presidential leadership to avoid the tax hikes, and defense cuts that the Pentagon says will hollow out our Armed Forces, Sen. Ayotte says, "One thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. And any effort to address our fiscal crisis without including entitlement reform can't be taken seriously."

Solution to Fiscal Crisis Hinges on President's Ability to Lead, Bring Both Sides Together

Date: 11/15/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for presidential leadership on serious solutions to solve the nation's fiscal crisis.

Presidential Leadership Is Essential to Solving the Fiscal Crisis

Date: 11/15/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday, November 13, welcoming the new members of the Senate and calling on the President to work with both Republicans and Democrats to find solutions to the fiscal crisis.

Presidential Leadership Is Essential to Solving the Fiscal Crisis

Date: 11/14/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, welcoming the new members of the Senate and calling on the President to work with both Republicans and Democrats to find solutions to the fiscal crisis:

9/22/12 - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The Economy, Jobs, And The Budget

Date: 09/22/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) says that the Senate Democrat majority has decided to adjourn through November having failed to meet one of its most basic obligations -- passing a federal budget. "For the last three years, in a time of national crisis, Senate Democrats have deliberately violated the legal requirement to produce a budget plan," Sessions says. But Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, says that won't happen if Republicans gain control of the Senate next year. "If given the chance, Republicans will get this government under control. A Republican Senate will pass a budget."

McConnell talks about Senate Dems and President's failure to lead

Date: 09/20/2012
Fox News on Sen. McConnell's remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the do-nothing approach by Senate Democrats and President's refusal to lead while blaming others for their policy failures

Republicans: If We Are in Charge, Things Will Be Different

Date: 09/20/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the do-nothing approach by Senate Democrats and President's refusal to lead while blaming others for his policy failures:

McConnell: Challenges Are Great But the President, Senate Democrats Fail to Lead

Date: 09/20/2012
'In these very challenging times, Americans deserve leadership. Never before have a President and a Senate Majority Party done so little when our challenges have been so great.'

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Date: 09/19/2012
Remarks of the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell U.S. Capitol Rotunda

McConnell Welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Capitol

Date: 09/19/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Congressional Gold Medal being awarded to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for her extensive work on behalf of the Burmese people and for the cause of Democratic reform and human rights around the world.

McConnell: 'No Mixed Signals' On American Resolve

Date: 09/14/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for America to send a clear signal to the world that we stand with our allies in the Middle East.

9/8/12 - Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Obama's Economic Failures

Date: 09/08/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) says, "The undeniable truth is, President Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any President since World War II. When the President was hyping his so-called stimulus program, his economic team claimed unemployment would not go above 8 percent... Instead, it's been higher than 8 percent for 43 straight months." Sen. Barrasso continues, "The President's policies have failed to produce the results, accountability, and solutions the American people deserve. The Obama Administration is simply not moving our country forward." Sen. Barrasso also says congressional Republicans are committed to creating jobs and getting our economy going in the right direction.

8/25/12 - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Solutions To America's Problems

Date: 08/25/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says many of the nation's problems could have been solved if President Obama had worked with congressional Republicans. "Together we could fix entitlements," he says. "Even in an election year, I've offered to work with the President. I've called and written." But, Sen. Paul says, "the President is missing in action. While America flounders, the President campaigns. We deserve better. A country with such a rich heritage deserves a leader who values the work ethic and understands that you did build that. That you did earn that."

8/11/12 - Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Crippling Defense Cuts

Date: 08/11/2012
This week President Obama signed the Sequestration Transparency Act and by September 6th he will be required to provide taxpayers and Congress with his plan for the defense cuts he insisted be part of the sequestration scheduled to begin on January 2, 2013. The President's own defense secretary has said these cuts would hollow out our Armed Forces. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) says, "severe and indiscriminate cuts that harm our security are not the way to address America's fiscal challenges." He says, "unless the current law is changed, sequestration will force another half a trillion in cuts to defense programs over the next 10 years," with almost 1 million jobs at risk.

McConnell Honors Kentuckian for Appointment as new VFW National Inspector General

Date: 08/02/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks today honoring Kentuckian, Carl Kaelin, for being appointed national Inspector General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:

Administration's Economic Policies Have Made a Bad Situation Worse

Date: 08/02/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today marking the two-year anniversary of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's pronouncement that the U.S. economy was on the road to recovery.

Dem Leader Stalls Cybersecurity, Blocks Amendments From Both Sides of the Aisle

Date: 08/02/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Democrat leadership blocking amendments from both sides of the aisle on the Cybersecurity bill—despite pledging to include "consideration of amendments" to the bill.

7/28/12 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Delivers Weekly GOP Address on Preventing Tax Hikes

Date: 07/28/2012
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch delivers the Weekly Republican Address on the need to prevent Taxmageddon on January 1, 2013, explaining: "In just over five months, middle-class families, job creators and seniors will get hit with a massive tax hike unless the President and Congress act. This would mean that taxes would go up on virtually every single taxpaying American." Sen. Hatch continues: "Unfortunately, Washington Democrats' default position appears to be to let everyone's taxes skyrocket, if Congress doesn't agree to their plan to raise taxes on one of the most productive segments of our economy. The group charged with representing small businesses found that 25 percent of our workforce is employed by those very small businesses that would be hit by the President's proposed tax hikes." Finally he concludes: "This isn't the time for political games and vilifying job creators. The President and his Washington allies need to stop holding America's economy hostage in order to raise taxes on those trying to lead our economic recovery. Let's roll up our sleeves to ensure that America remains the leader we know it to be."

Tax Hikes Won't Create Jobs, Grow the Economy

Date: 07/26/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Democrats' unserious tax bill that doesn't even fund the government for one week.

Dems' Tax Bill Reflects Ideological, Not Economic, Concerns

Date: 07/25/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the competing visions behind today's tax votes: whether it's a good idea to raise taxes on nearly a million business owners at a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find work, or not to raise anyone's taxes and commit to future reform.

McConnell Speaks on the Tragedy in Colorado

Date: 07/23/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado:

Democrats' Thelma and Louise Economics: Right Off the Cliff

Date: 07/19/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the President's plan to impose even higher taxes on small businesses.

President Needs to Tell Congress His Plan for Preventing Additional Defense Cuts

Date: 07/18/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today calling on the President to tell Congress his plan for avoiding additional across-the-board defense cuts early next year.

An 'Astounding Admission' From Democrat Leaders

Date: 07/17/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Democrats' unserious approach to dealing with the failed Obama economy and upcoming massive tax hikes.

7/14/12 - Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Delivers Weekly GOP Address on the Obama Economy

Date: 07/14/2012
In the face of 41 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent, President Obama is calling for a tax hike on nearly a million business owners. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says there's a better path forward: "The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America." Portman calls for comprehensive tax reform, debt reduction, scaling back burdensome regulations and increasing domestic energy production. "The government-knows-best approach of the past few years has given us the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. It's time to turn things around. We know we can restore America's greatness by harnessing the power of free people and free enterprise," he says.

CNN State of the Union

Date: 07/13/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union' on July 8, 2012

McConnell: 'We Can't Vote on a Speech'

Date: 07/12/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Democrats' unserious approach to dealing with the failed Obama economy and upcoming massive tax hikes:

McConnell Offers Opportunity for Vote on President's Small-Business Tax Hike

Date: 07/11/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's long-standing desire to raise taxes on small businesses:

President's Plan for Small Business: You Earn, He Takes

Date: 07/10/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's failed economic policies and his call for a tax hike on small businesses and families in the midst of a struggling economy

WKYT Sen. McConnell Visits Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center

Date: 07/03/2012
Senator McConnell discusses Obamacare at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, Ky.

6/30/12 - Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The Need To Repeal Obamacare

Date: 06/30/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) calls for full repeal of Obamacare following the Supreme Court's decision this week to uphold the President's health law. A doctor who has practiced medicine for 25 years, Sen. Barrasso says the Court's ruling did nothing to improve the failed health care law: "It remains unworkable, unaffordable, and very unpopular." Sen. Barrasso says congressional Republicans are committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with health care reform that ensures Americans "get the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost."

In Health Ruling, the Court Blew the President's Cover

Date: 06/29/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling and the need to repeal the law to clear the way for commonsense, step-by-step reforms:

Endless Deception

Date: 06/28/2012
"The Supreme Court has spoken. This law is a tax. The bill was sold to the American people on a deception." (Sen. Mitch McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/28/12)

McConnell Calls For Full Repeal of Obamacare

Date: 06/28/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the President's healthcare law, and the need for full repeal.

Court's Ruling Underscores the Need to Repeal Obamacare

Date: 06/28/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the President's healthcare law.

Honoring the Montford Point Marines

Date: 06/27/2012
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the Montford Point Marines:

President Continues to Stall on Student Loan Agreement

Date: 06/21/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the need for the President to respond to bipartisan solutions proposed by Congressional Republicans to prevent the increase in student loan rates.

EPA Regulation Will Have Devastating Impact on Jobs and Families

Date: 06/20/2012
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the EPA's 'Utility MACT' regulation that stifles job creation and threatens the livelihoods of many Americans.

6/16/12 - Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Tackling America's Problems

Date: 06/16/2012
In the Weekly Republican Address, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker calls for getting America's "fiscal house on track and...our economy back in order" saying that "more big government is not the answer as the President contends. Instead, we need to confront the powerful special interests in Washington and put the hard working taxpayers back in charge of our government." Furthermore, Governor Walker says, "we need to think more about the next generation than we do about the next election."

Growing threats to our First Amendment rights

Date: 06/15/2012
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the American Enterprise Institute Friday on the growing threats to our First Amendment rights.